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$50M gift aims to improve Hawaiʻi’s ocean health

diver underwater near coral reef The School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology - SOEST announced a seven-year $50 million commitment from Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, which will support various research groups within Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology - HIMB.

HEI, American Savings Bank give $500,000 to UH RISE project

Representatives from Hawaiian Electric Industries, American Savings Bank and University of Hawaii outside the Atherton building. Hawaiian Electric Industries and American Savings Bank have each committed a $250,000 gift to the University of Hawai‘i Foundation for the live-learn-work community at RISE — Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs, which will be operated by the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, or PACE, at UH Mānoa’s Shidler College of Business.

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