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April 2013

15 to Finish, sustainability summit and UH Manoa

15 to Finish

Congratulations are in order for our 15 to Finish campaign team. Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Linda Johnsrud and team were featured on the national stage in Denver, Colorado this month, during a Complete College America conference. The non-profit group invited the UH team to show 22 states and the District of Columbia how it launched a highly successful campaign to increase the number of freshmen taking 15 or more credits a semester to graduate on time.

Sustainability Summit

We held our first annual Hawai‘i Sustainability in Higher Education Summit this month at UH West O’ahu. The two-day conference included policy planning and program sharing about sustainability initiatives in our 10 campus system, as well as at Hawai‘i Pacific University; Brigham Young University-Hawai‘i and Chaminade University.

More than 200 people participated in the summit where we developed a UH draft sustainability policy and shared case studies and best practices and challenges. We also shared ideas and strategies in key areas such as recycling, energy efficiency, transportation, curriculum, student life, food systems, campus operations and much more.

UH Manoa

UH Manoa’s College of Education was ranked in the top third in the country for graduate schools in education. U.S. News & World Report ranked Manoa’s College of Education 65th out of 177 schools ranked.

Also, Hamilton and Sinclair libraries ranked 20th on a list of 100 Most Social Media Friendly College and University Libraries for 2013. The ranking came from, a social community for librarians. Congratulations!

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UH Featured at Space Symposium

The University of Hawai‘i was a proud participant in the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs this month. The event drew about 9,000 participants and included top military and commercial aerospace stakeholders.

UH partnered with the Economic Development Alliance of Hawai‘i for a joint exhibit at the Space Symposium this year, featuring Hawai‘i’s aerospace assets across the state. Our Hawai‘i booth attracted many visitors, including General William L. Shelton, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command.

Our participation was an excellent opportunity to promote the university’s key role in Hawai‘i’s first space launch, and building the space industry here in Hawai‘i.

The University of Hawai‘i’s participation in the Space Symposium was covered by the local television and print media, and by

Congratulations to our Hawai‘i team!