Textile and apparel company Esquel Group and its Vice Chairman Teresa Yang established a $500,000 Esquel-Yang Family Distinguished Professorship at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Travel Industry Management (TIM School) with matching funds from Jay H. Shidler.
The University of Hawai‘i Foundation, the nonprofit organization that raises private funds to support students, programs and research on all 10 UH campuses, is happy to announce that Hank Wuh, MD, MPH has joined its board of trustees.
The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) received a $100,000 gift from longtime medical education advocate University Health Alliance (UHA) Health Insurance to help launch its newest curriculum fostering the physician-patient relationship.
The Henry Luce Foundation recently awarded $1,000,000 to the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM). Dr. Miriam Stark (Director, UHM CSEAS) will direct "LuceSEA Transitions: Environment, Society and Change" in partnership with the East-West Center to explore socioeconomic and environmental shifts that are transforming Southeast Asian societies in a time of accelerated climate and environmental change.
With generous support from Dr. Roberta Weil and the LaFrance Foundation, two endowments have been established to support students participating in the Wai‘ale‘ale project at Kaua‘i CC. These are the first endowments established to support this innovative program.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has selected two UH campuses for its 2020 Educational Fundraising Awards.
The Laurence H. Dorcy Hawaiian Foundation has donated $3.2 million to establish the Dana Naone Hall Endowed Chair in Hawaiian Studies, Literature, and the Environment at the Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
Public high school 2020 graduates are encouraged to sign up for free online UH Community College classes.
Students in the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work have come together to help other University of Hawaiʻi students who are facing financial burdens due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On March 2, Department Chair Dr. Ivica Zalud honored Dr. Mark Hiraoka as the Lakshmi Devi and Devraj Sharma Endowed Chair. Zalud made the announcement in a faculty meeting at the department’s administrative office, located at the Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children.
Given the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its immediate impact on UH students and their families, the UH Foundation in partnership with UH launched a fundraising campaign on 3/23/20 to raise funds for students on all 10 UH campuses facing urgent financial situations.
“As we adjust to a new reality amid concerns about COVID-19, friends and alumni have been asking us how they can help,” said University of Hawai‘i President David Lassner. “Many of our funders and donors have reached out expressing concern for the welfare of our students. They also want to hear what UH is doing on the research front to participate in the fight against emerging and infectious diseases including COVID-19.”