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University of Hawaii System

Seal of the University of Hawai'i System This work is copyrighted. ...

Motto Ma luna aʻe o na lahui a pau ke ola ke kanaka
(Hawaiian, "Above all nations is humanity')
Established 1908
Type Public University System
Endowment $3 billion USD
President David McClain
Faculty  ?
Staff  ?
Students 50,310
Location HQ: Mānoa, Hawaiʻi, United States
Campus 3 Campuses, 7 Community Colleges, 5 research centers, 3 University Centers, 4 education centers
Website http://www.hawaii.edu/

The University of Hawaiʻi, formally the University of Hawaiʻi System and popularly known as UH, is a public, co-educational college and university system that confers associate, bachelor, master, doctoral and post-doctoral degrees through three university campuses, seven community college campuses, an employment training center, three university centers, four education centers and various other research facilities distributed across six islands throughout the State of Hawaiʻi in the United States. All schools of the University of Hawaiʻi system are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The Hawaiian language is an Austronesian language that takes its name from that of the largest island in the tropical North Pacific archipelago where it developed. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... For the U.S. drummer, see Dave McClain (drummer). ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A local attraction at Mānoa is the farmers market at the Mānoa Marketplace. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... The University of HawaiÊ»i at Mānoa is a public, co-educational university and is the main campus of the greater University of HawaiÊ»i system. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a technical college, county college, junior college or a city college, is an educational institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees to people like laertes. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six official academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities, colleges, secondary and elementary schools in the United States and foreign institutions of American origin. ...

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Colleges and universities

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Jean Charlot's mural called "Commencement" is featured at Bachman Hall, the administrative center of the University of Hawaiʻi System.

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, founded as a land grant college under the terms of the Morrill Act of 1862 for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts in the United States, is the flagship institution of the University of Hawaiʻi system. It is well-respected for its programs in Hawaiian/Pacific Studies, Astronomy, East Asian Languages and Literature, Asian Studies, Second Language Studies, Linguistics, Ethnomusicology, Medicine, and Law. The second-largest institution is the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. It teaches over 3,000 students. The smaller University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu in Pearl City primarily serves students who reside on Honolulu's western and central suburban communities. The University of Hawaiʻi Community College system comprises four campuses on Oʻahu and one each on Maui, Kauaʻi, and Hawaiʻi. The schools were created to improve accessibility of courses to more Hawaiʻi residents and provide an affordable means of easing the transition from high school to college for many students. University of Hawaiʻi education centers are located in more remote areas of the state, supporting rural communities via distance education. The Morrill Land-Grant Acts are United States statutes that allowed for the creation of land-grant colleges. ... A giant Hubble mosaic of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant. ... Linguistics is the scientific study of language. ... Ethnomusicology (from the Greek ethnos = nation and mousike = music), formerly comparative musicology, is the study of music in its cultural context, cultural musicology. ... Medicine is a branch of health science and the sector of public life concerned with maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, treatment and possible prevention of disease and injury. ... // Balancing scales are symbolic of how law mediates peoples interests For other senses of this word, see Law (disambiguation). ... The Island of HawaiÊ»i (called the Big Island or HawaiÊ»i proper) is one of eight main islands that make up the U.S. State of HawaiÊ»i. ... Pearl City is town and a census-designated place (CDP) located in the ‘Ewa District and City & County of Honolulu on the Island of Oahu. ...


Universities

The University of HawaiÊ»i at Mānoa is a public, co-educational university and is the main campus of the greater University of HawaiÊ»i system. ... The University of Hawaii at Hilo is one of ten branches of the University of Hawaii System anchored by the University of Hawaii at Mānoa in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The University of Hawaii-West Oahu, formerly West Oahu College, is one of ten branches of the University of Hawaii System anchored by the University of Hawaii at Mānoa in Honolulu, Hawaii. ...

Community colleges

Categories: Stub | Universities and colleges in Hawaii ... Categories: Stub | Universities and colleges in Hawaii ... Kapi‘olani Community College, formerly Kapi‘olani Technical School, is a public, co-educational commuter college in Honolulu, Hawai‘i situated on the slopes of Diamond Head in Waikīkī. It is one of ten branches of the University of Hawai‘i System anchored... Categories: Stub | Universities and colleges in Hawaii ... Leeward Community College is a public, co-educational commuter community college in Pearl City, HawaiÊ»i on the island of OÊ»ahu. ... Categories: Stub | Universities and colleges in Hawaii ... Windward Community College is a public, co-educational commuter college in Kaneohe, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. ...

Graduate schools

The John A. Burns School of Medicine is currently located at the Biomedical Sciences Building of the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. ... William S. Richardson School of Law was named after the first native Hawaiian chief justice of the Hawaii State Supreme Court. ...

Research facilities

The East-West Center in Mānoa was a project of late Hawaii Governor John A. Burns to promote Asia Pacific cultural and economic cooperation. ... The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) is a research unit within the University of Hawaii system, led by Dr. Rolf-Peter Kudritzki as Director. ... The Lyon Arboretum is a 200-acre (80-hectare) botanical garden managed by the University of HawaiÊ»i at Mānoa and located at the upper end of Mānoa Valley in HawaiÊ»i. ... The Observatories at Mauna Kea are an independent collection of the worlds premier astronomical research facilities, located on the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii, USA. The facilities are located in a 500-acre special land use zone known as the Astronomy Precinct, which... The Waikīkī Aquarium is one of the premier marine science institutions in the City & County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii. ...

University centers

  • University of Hawaiʻi Center West Hawaiʻi
  • University of Hawaiʻi Center Kauaʻi
  • University of Hawaiʻi Center Maui

Education centers

Leeward Community College is a public, co-educational commuter community college in Pearl City, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. ...

Mission

The mission of the University of Hawaiʻi system is to provide quality college and university education and training; create knowledge through research and scholarship; provide service through extension, technical assistance, and training; contribute to the cultural heritage of the community; and respond to state needs. The campuses, organized under one board, differentially emphasize instruction, research, and service. The system's special distinction is found in its Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific orientation and international leadership role. Common values bind the system together: aloha; academic freedom and intellectual vigor; institutional integrity and service; quality and opportunity; diversity, fairness, and equity; collaboration and respect; and accountability and fiscal integrity. Academic freedom is the freedom of teachers, students, and academic institutions to pursue knowledge wherever it may lead, without undue or unreasonable interference. ...


Statistics

In the entire University of Hawaiʻi system, there are approximately 50,317 students of which 44,122 are undergraduates. On average, the student body is 42% male and 58% female. 20% are Caucasian, 20% are Japanese, 15% are Filipino, 13% are Hawaiian or part Hawaiian and 32% are from other ethnicities. 89% are from Hawaiʻi while 6% are from the United States mainland. A total of 616 programs are offered throughout the University of Hawaiʻi system with 123 devoted for bachelor's degrees, 92 for master's degrees, 53 for doctoral degrees, 3 for first professional degrees, 4 for post baccalaureate degrees, 115 for associate's degrees and various other certifications. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Native Hawaiians (in Hawaiian, kanaka oiwi or kanaka māoli) are the Polynesian peoples of the Hawaiian Islands who trace their ancestry back to Marquesan and possibly Tahitian settlers (starting circa 400 CE), before the arrival of British explorer Captain James Cook in 1778. ...


University seal

The University seal contains a torch and a book titled Malamalama (the light of knowledge) in the center of a circular map of the Pacific, surrounded by the state motto, Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻaina i ka pono ("The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness"). The University motto, inscribed in both the Hawaiian and English languages on Founders' Gate at the Mānoa campus is Ma luna aʻe o na lahui a pau ke ola ke kanaka ("Above all nations is humanity").


Lists of distinguished University of Hawaiʻi people

This page lists famous faculty of the University of Hawaii. ... This page lists the alumni of the University of Hawaii. ...

Presidents

Several university presidents have gained national attention for their ambitious programs and past lives. One of the most notable was former United States Ambassador Evan Dobelle who served under President of the United States Jimmy Carter as chief of protocol. Dobelle served as university president from 2001 until he was fired by the Board of Regents on June 15, 2004 due to use of University funds for personal use. The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States Government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... Evan Samuel Dobelle (born April 22, 1945) is an educator and politician. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ... In international politics, protocol is the etiquette of diplomacy and affairs of state. ... This article is about the year 2001. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Dr. David McClain (2004-present), appointed to three-year term in 2006
  • Dr. Evan S. Dobelle (2001-2004)
  • Dr. Kenneth P. Mortimer (1993-2001) also Chancellor of Mānoa Campus until 1997
  • Dr. Albert J. Simone (1984-1992) also Chancellor of Mānoa Campus from 1986
  • Dr. Fujio Matsuda (1974-1984)
  • Dr. Harlan Cleveland (1969-1974)
  • Dr. Thomas H. Hamilton (1963-1968)
  • Dr. Laurence H. Snyder (1958–1963)
  • Dr. Paul S. Bachman (1955–1957)
  • Mr. Gregg M. Sinclair (1942-1955)
  • Mr. David L. Crawford (1927–1941)
  • Dr. Arthur L. Dean (1914–1927)
  • Mr. John W. Gilmore (1908–1913)

The above list does not include the seven individuals who served as university president in an acting capacity. For the U.S. drummer, see Dave McClain (drummer). ... Evan Samuel Dobelle (born April 22, 1945) is an educator and politician. ... The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is a public, co-educational university and is the main campus of the greater University of Hawaiʻi system. ... President Simone signing during RIT commencement exercises President Simone playing broomball at RITs Frank Ritter Memorial Ice Arena Dr. Albert Joseph Simone is the current president of the Rochester Institute of Technology. ... The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is a public, co-educational university and is the main campus of the greater University of Hawaiʻi system. ... Harlan Cleveland (b. ...


Student regents

The University's governing board includes a current student appointed by the Governor of Hawaiʻi to serve a two-year term as a full voting regent. The practice of appointing a student to the Board was approved by the Hawaiʻi State Legislature in 1997.

  • Mr. Michael A. Dahilig (2005-present)
  • Mr. Trent K. Kakuda (2003-2005)
  • Mr. Capsun M. Poe (2001-2003)
  • Mr. Sat Khalsa (1999-2001)
  • Mr. Wayne Panoke (1998)

Resources and further reading

  • University of Hawaiʻi System
  • Malamalama: A History of the University of Hawaiʻi, ISBN 0-8248-2006-1


University of Hawaii
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Universities
Manoa | Hilo | West Oahu

Community Colleges
Hawaii | Honolulu | Kapiolani | Kauai | Leeward | Maui | Windward

Graduate Schools
John A. Burns School of Medicine | William S. Richardson School of Law This work is copyrighted. ... The University of HawaiÊ»i at Mānoa is a public, co-educational university and is the main campus of the greater University of HawaiÊ»i system. ... The University of Hawaii at Hilo is one of ten branches of the University of Hawaii System anchored by the University of Hawaii at Mānoa in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The University of Hawaii-West Oahu, formerly West Oahu College, is one of ten branches of the University of Hawaii System anchored by the University of Hawaii at Mānoa in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... Categories: Stub | Universities and colleges in Hawaii ... Categories: Stub | Universities and colleges in Hawaii ... Kapi‘olani Community College, formerly Kapi‘olani Technical School, is a public, co-educational commuter college in Honolulu, Hawai‘i situated on the slopes of Diamond Head in Waikīkī. It is one of ten branches of the University of Hawai‘i System anchored... Categories: Stub | Universities and colleges in Hawaii ... Leeward Community College is a public, co-educational commuter community college in Pearl City, HawaiÊ»i on the island of OÊ»ahu. ... Categories: Stub | Universities and colleges in Hawaii ... Windward Community College is a public, co-educational commuter college in Kaneohe, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. ... The John A. Burns School of Medicine is currently located at the Biomedical Sciences Building of the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. ... William S. Richardson School of Law was named after the first native Hawaiian chief justice of the Hawaii State Supreme Court. ...


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The mission of the University of Hawai'i system is to provide quality college and university education and training; create knowledge through research and scholarship; provide service through extension, technical assistance, and training; contribute to the cultural heritage of the community; and respond to state needs.
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