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Bridging four-year-old students with big kid success
October 12, 2018

Nearly half of 2012’s incoming kindergarten students did not attend pre-kindergarten programs, according to the Hawai‘i State School Readiness Assessment. Three years later, fewer than half of the students in this class had reached reading proficiency for third-graders.

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Disney Conservation Fund Helps UH Hilo Team Protect the Sounds of the Forest

A team from the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environment Sciences program (TCBES) and Biology Department at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo(UHH)is the latest recipient of support from the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) for its work to promote successful conservation of the critically endangered ʻAlalā or Hawaiian Crow.

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Safe for Elephants and People
October 9, 2018

When African elephants leave the safety of wildlife parks and wander onto farmland, the consequences can be serious.

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Life-changing visits Down Under for men’s and women’s basketball teams
October 5, 2018

Each team’s journey was a mission of goodwill and togetherness. Players, boosters, and coaching staffs created new connections, strengthened existing bonds, celebrated the beauty of competition, and perhaps sowed a few seeds for future recruiting.

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JTB Goodwill Foundation’s New Endowment Scholarship

JTB Goodwill Foundation President Tsukasa Harufuku and board member Lena Young presented a ceremonial check to University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s School of Travel Industry Management Dean Thomas Bingham and University of Hawai‘i Foundation Senior Director of Development Harriet Cintron, after establishing an endowed scholarship for students pursuing degrees in the field of tourism and hospitality.

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Alumnus Christopher Helm establishes $100,000 endowment for leadership award at Shidler College

Shidler College of Business alumnus Christopher Helm and wife Debra have established a $100,000 endowment through the Helm Family Trust to endow the David Bess Leadership Award. Each year, the award is presented to a promising student leader during the college’s Business Night event.

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