To effectively compete, UH facilities must offer state-of-the-art technological infrastructure to support research and provide new opportunities for teaching and learning. Funding for facilities creates comfortable living and studying facilities, first-rate libraries, and an enriched campus life that are central to the student experience.
New and well-maintained facilities inspire achievement; improve faculty retention; facilitate cutting-edge technology, innovation, and research; and build pride in our university. By improving our facilities, we equip our faculty to teach, our researchers to find solutions to global challenges, and our students to flourish.
UH Hilo’s ʻImiloa Astronomy Center features an award-winning landscape offering a glimpse of Hawaiʻi’s pristine, native ecosystem as it once was. Now, to memorialize longtime Hilo residents Koon Leong and Bertha Chock, beneficiaries of the K. L. Chock Trust have made a gift for the continued care of the native garden, renamed the Koon Leong and Bertha Luke Chock Garden. “We sought a fitting way to express our gratitude for their contributions to their family and to the Hilo community,” says daughter Thelma Chock Nip.
Shidler College of Business undergraduate students hoping for internships, employment opportunities and career training can now do it in style thanks to a $200,000 naming gift from HouseMart, the company that operates Ace Hardware, Ben Franklin Crafts and Daiso Hawaiʻi retail stores.
The celebration ended a 15-year quest for much-needed space to provide practical training for law students while simultaneously serving members of the community in need of access to justice.
Forward-thinking in business and giving - Y. Hata has a long history of supporting education in Hawai‘i, and an even longer history of delivering food products and restaurant supplies to Hawai‘i businesses.
“Legacy is about recognizing the past as a path for future generations. My contribution to UH is in honor of my teachers, in recognition of the education UH provided me, and in gratitude for the opportunity to offer a lecture series in 2010 as a guest of the school of architecture.”
“Tennis is a little like litigation,” L. Richard Fried, Jr. told the Honolulu Advertiser in 2008 on the occasion of his induction into the Hawai‘i Tennis Hall of Fame. “You've got to be a little competitive so you don't get walked over, and you have to do it ethically."
The University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu library has been named the James and Abigail Campbell Library to recognize their legacy role in the school’s history.
In this moving Q&A, Legacy path donor Edward Llano makes us smile with recollections of the childhood love of western movies that led to life-changing journeys to Hawai‘i. We also grieve with him as he recalls his father’s murder and speaks about honoring the determined detective who brought justice to the family. And we celebrate the power of love, as Eddie and his wife lay the bricks for a future together in the special place that feels like home.