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Kupono Spring 2014

Q&A with Elizabeth Hokada

UHF Board Trustee and Investment Committee Chair Elizabeth Hokada explains her motivation for giving of her time and resources to UH.

Would you tell us about your father?

My father grew up on a sugar plantation on the island of Kaua‘i. His parents wanted to keep him on the plantation, but he ran away from…

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A Monumental Milestone

After three years working at the student call center, Cynthia Strong has raised more than $218,000 for the university. 

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Brewbaker's $1M Fellowship

Dr. Brewbaker has made remarkable contributions to agriculture in Hawai‘i and around the world. His gift builds on his impressive legacy.

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Consistent Support

Since 1977, UH Mānoa professor Sheila Conant has given annual gifts to UH. She gives “because there are programs that I really feel need support.”

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Botany Gift

Dr. Daniel Palmer’s donation of more than 2700 fern specimens to the Joseph F. Rock Herbarium will help broaden our knowledge of Hawai‘i's ferns.

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Victor and Peggy Pavel

When Victor Pavel passed away, he gave us permission to tell about the man who left the largest estate gift in UH history and the woman who inspired him.

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Transforming Education

In January, supporters came together to bless the new University of Hawai‘i Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education.

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Future Auto Technicians

The Hawaiʻi Automobile Dealers Association is supporting aspiring automotive technicians on 5 UH campuses statewide.

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Growing New Farmers

Private funding is helping GoFarm Hawai‘i, a practical training program built around the real-world needs of tomorrow’s farmers, grow.

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Hawaiian Studies & Arts

Dr. Christiaan Grootaert has pledged $250,000 to establish the Karen Elaine Chandler Endowed Hawai‘inuiākea Scholarship Fund for Hawaiian Studies, Dance, and Music.

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Saving the Past - ‘Ulu‘ulu

For generations, Hawaiians passed down history and culture through oli and dance. In the 20th century, audio and visual equipment helped capture these traditions.

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Photos: Cyber Science & Tech

More than 300 people attended the President’s Club event Feb. 18 at the new, state-of-the-art UH Information Technology Center with UH Interim President Lassner.

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Photos: Celebrating Chuck Gee

A special gathering celebrated Regent Chuck Gee, former dean of the School of Travel Industry Management, for the leadership he provides as a regent and philanthropic leader.

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Photos: Inouye Chair John Sayles

Award-winning independent filmmaker, director, writer, actor and author John Sayles was honored February 14 as the new Inouye Chair. The general public then enjoyed his free lecture at the Orvis Auditorium.

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Video: Public Service Announcement - Scholarships

Realize the possibilities with a scholarship at the University of Hawai'i! Learn more in this Public Service Announcement created in-house featuring Miss Hawaii Crystal Lee.

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Video: UH System News

The UH System Video Gallery showcases insightful, entertaining short videos about a wide range of UH programs, events, research and more.

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