2020 News Article

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June

June 26, 2020

Student Messages: COVID-19 Updates

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June 17, 2020

HPU Responses to American Civil Unrest

Amid the recent events that have underscored the nation’s challenges related to racial injustice and violence, HPU’s leadership responded with communications across our ‘Ohana. Please read the following messages, first from President Gotanda on June 2, followed by a message from Provost Walsh on June 11.

June 15, 2020

Smitten, First in Hawai‘i Named a Fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Academy

Jayne Smitten, PhD, Director for HPU’s College of Health and Society Simulation Center, is among 13 individuals selected for the Class of 2020 Fellows of the SSH Academy and is one of only 73 honored globally with the SSH Academy Fellow distinction.

June 10, 2020

HPU Receives International Awards for Communications and Marketing

HPU Receives International Awards for Communications and Marketing

June 09, 2020

Oceanic Institute (OI) Yellow Tang Research Strides Are Important to Protecting Our Environment

OI's research breakthrough is noted in a recent Civil Beat podcast, "Can Aquarium Fishing Be Sustainable?"

June 02, 2020

Natural Science Faculty and Alumni and Fellow Scientists Publish Research on Box Jellyfish Venom

Professors Berger and Horgen and their former students collaborated with scientists at UH and institutions in Japan.

June 01, 2020

Coming Together as a Community: A Q and A with Our Student Retention Specialist

Coming Together as a Community: A Q and A with Our Student Retention Specialist

May

May 27, 2020

Hawaiʻi Pacific University Professor Wins 2020 Kenneth W. Baldridge Prize

Hawaiʻi Pacific University Professor Wins 2020 Kenneth W. Baldridge Prize

May 26, 2020

HPU 2020 Online Capstone Symposium: An Unprecedented Accomplishment

After a few days of launching the Capstone Symposium YouTube channel, it had gathered 3,500 views from more than 900 unique viewers from across the globe.

May 26, 2020

By-the-Numbers: A Story of HPU Libraries Resources and Services

Highlighting the 2019-2020 Academic Year

May 26, 2020

Political Science Professor Presents Native Hawaiian Survey at Association’s Virtual Meeting

Ngoc Phan, Ph.D., presented her preliminary research findings at the 2020 Western Political Science Association virtual meeting.

May 22, 2020

Silver Linings: A Q and A with Career Instructional Faculty Member AnnMarie Manzulli

Silver Linings: A Q and A with Career Instructional Faculty Member AnnMarie Manzulli

May 20, 2020

Student Messages: COVID-19 Updates

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May 20, 2020

New Microplastic Pollution Research Reporting Guidelines Released

Researchers from Hawai‘i Pacific University and NIST and other organizations produce easy-to-use documents for scientists

May 12, 2020

Announcing the HPU 2020 First Look Mixed-Media Festival Award Winners

The program held simultaneously on ZOOM, Facebook Live, and Facebook Watch Party was screened fully online.

May 12, 2020

HPU Board Member Receives Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun

HPU Board Member Receives Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun

May 04, 2020

Staying Engaged with Students Virtually: A Q and A with the Assistant Director of Student Activities

Chez Neilson said she looks forward to resuming in-person campus activities.

May 04, 2020

MA TESOL Graduates Present Their Capstone Portfolios and Theses at a Virtual Celebration

The Friday, May 1, event also recognized graduating BA TESOL and TESOL Certificate students.

April

May 05, 2020

Student Messages: COVID-19 Updates

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April 28, 2020

Acknowledging Her Professors: A Q and A with a Marine Biology and Environmental Studies Major

Angelianne Recinto credits her professors in helping her transition to online instruction in March.

April 28, 2020

Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) Names Professor of Anthropology Honorary Fellow

The RAI Council elected Professor of Anthropology Robert Borofsky, Ph.D., an Honorary Fellow of its institute.

April 28, 2020

Billy Mayer Relives Churchillian History

Hawaiʻi Pacific University graduate student William “Billy” Mayer received a National Churchill Library Center Graduate Fellowship which funded his thesis research on the legendary leader Winston Churchill.

April 28, 2020

HPU Research Center Awarded Grant to Protect Reefs from Plastic Pollution

HPU Research Center Awarded Grant to Protect Reefs from Plastic Pollution

April 28, 2020

Oceanic Institute (OI) of HPU Engages in Project, Studying Three Ancient Hawaiian Fishponds

The OI Finfish Department, led by Director Chad Callan, Ph.D., completed a three-year project in collaboration with Conservation International.

April 21, 2020

Embracing Online Learning: A Q and A with a Professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

In this Q&A with Hanh thi Nguyen, Ph.D., she reflects on how her online course lesson preparation has adjusted and how her class uses audio, chat, screen sharing, and video, maintaining engaging discussions.

April 21, 2020

Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) Certification Exam Prep Course Held at HPU

In February, HPU student and alumni participated in a six-week exam preparation course on the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge.

April 20, 2020

The HPU Short Script Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to all the winners in the Best Original Script and Best Adapted Script categories.

April 16, 2020

HPU Alumni Profile - Celina Barrios

Alumni Celina Barrios earned her undergraduate and graduate degree at HPU then went on to get her doctoral degree. See more of her story here.

April 16, 2020

Public Health Professor Says Students Are Superheroes - HPU

Public Health Department Chair Christian T. Gloria, Ph.D., finds great reward in mentoring society's future Public Health professionals, who will dedicate their lives to protecting others, preventing diseases, promoting health, and saving lives.

April 16, 2020

First-generation student Ashlynn Wells - Hawaii Pacific University

First-generation college student, Ashlynn Wells, is paving the way for fellow Cambodian Americans to succeed through her educational journey studying abroad, creating content for HPU’s Communications and Marketing team, and being a leader on-campus.

April 14, 2020

Continuing in Unity and Caring about Our Community: A Q and A with a Nursing Major

Brielle Hudik shares what she is up to with her courses, extracurricular activities, and work, since shifting to studying and working remotely.

April 14, 2020

The Learning Commons Is Open, and the Libraries’ Services and Resources Are Available Virtually

The team is fully committed to providing full support to the campus community in this time of uncertainty.

April 10, 2020

HPU Celebrates Student Achievement Online: All Are Invited

Top student talent will be on display at Hawai’i Pacific University’s 8th Annual Capstone Symposium, slated for Thursday, April 23, starting at 1 p.m., HST. An array of student research, project, creative work, and internship/practicum experience will be presented this year in an online setting, open to campus and the public alike.

March

March 31, 2020

Shifting to Online Instruction: A Q and A with Assistant Professor, Instructional Designer

Han Nee Chong, Ed.D., shares how she helped to prepare the HPU campus community for the transition to online instruction.

March 31, 2020

HPU Conducts Virtual Admitted Student Receptions (ASRs)

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, HPU refocused its plans for ASRs, shifting from in-person receptions to virtual events.

March 10, 2020

Professor of Chemistry and Fellow Scientists Publish Research

Professor of Chemistry David Horgen, Ph.D., and research colleagues from the University of Massachusetts and The Queen’s Medical Center authored a paper that will be published in the journal Cell Calcium, Vol 87, May 2020.

March 10, 2020

Oceanic Institute (OI) Researchers and Graduate Students Present at Aquaculture Conference

Ten individuals conducting research at OI of HPU gave six presentations at the Feb. 9 through 12 Aquaculture America 2020 conference, sponsored by the World Aquaculture Society, and held in Honolulu.

March 03, 2020

Men’s Basketball Team Engages with Youth in the Community

The Sharks represented HPU at the Maemae Elementary School Fitness Day and Makalapa Elementary School’s annual Read Aloud and Career Day.

February

February 25, 2020

Arts Instructor and Scientists Exhibit Work at Bishop Museum

Denise Karabinus, who instructs Sustainable Art and Design, ARTS 1003, recently collaborated with scientists at the Bishop Museum studying shipworms.

February 25, 2020

Student Services Center Manager Named

HPU has appointed Kelly Lucero for this new role where she will collaboratively partner with key stakeholders.

February 25, 2020

HPU Supports Hawai‘i High Schoolers’ LifeSmarts Competition

HPU provided scholarships to the 20 student competitors, representing the four semifinalist teams of the competition.

February 25, 2020

HPU Provides College Campus Safety Training to Kamehameha High School Seniors

The training program includes street-smart safety tips and addresses the strong correlation between alcohol consumption and sex assault.

February 24, 2020

Federal Work-Study (FWS) Job Fair: Win-Win for Students and Colleges and Departments

The Career Development Center hosted an FWS Job Fair, bringing together students seeking employment and department with open FWS positions.

February 18, 2020

Corporate Data Management Expert Speaks to Information Systems’ Students

HMSA data management expert spoke to students in the Business Analytics for Big Data Revolution course of Ghazwan Hassna, Ph.D.

February 12, 2020

The Center for Marine Debris Research (CMDR) chairs Marine Debris and Microplastics session at Aquaculture Conference

CMDR co-director, Dr. Jennifer Lynch, and postdoctoral research associate, Dr. Katy Shaw, chaired a Marine Debris and Microplastics session at the Aquaculture America conference in Honolulu Hawaii on February 12, 2020. This session focused on the role plastics play in aquaculture and potential threats to environmental health from marine debris as a result from aquaculture activities. Scientists presented on topics including lost and abandoned fishing gear, the effects of microplastics in fish, and the threat of nanoplastics to aquatic life. Dr. Shaw presented research on the occurrence of aquaculture gear, specifically oyster spacers, found in marine debris in Hawaii.

February 11, 2020

UNIQLO Managers Present to Marketing Students

Managers of UNIQLO shared with the students how the corporation embeds the core concept of sustainability in its business operations.

February 11, 2020

HPU Nursing Hosts Its White Coat Ceremony

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing White Coat Ceremony celebrated the entry of 59 students into the Nursing school.

February 08, 2020

The Center for Marine Debris Research hosts their first beach cleanup educational booth

The Center for Marine Debris Research created a partnership with the Surfrider Foundation Oahu Chapter to host their first educational outreach booth at the Kahuku beach clean up. It was estimated that 135 people attended the event!

February 01, 2020

Thermo-Fisher Scientific provides the iN10MX Microscope FTIR to the Center for Marine Debris Research

Thermo-Fisher Scientific has donated the iN10MX Infrared Imaging Microscope to the Center for Marine Debris Research to answer some of the most complex and pressing questions of our time about plastic pollution. The iN10MX is capable of identifying intricate microplastic samples and features a mapping array function that enables the identification of thousands of particles in a few hours as opposed to single point analysis which can take days or weeks for the same amount of particles. As CMDR regularly processes thousands of plastic samples, this instrument will greatly enhance CMDR’s efficiency and capabilities in marine debris science.

January

January 28, 2020

Sophomores Invited to Halfway to Graduation Event

The Office of Student Activities launched this event to recognize the achievements of sophomores.

January 27, 2020

Staff Council Recognizes the Accounts Receivable Department

The Accounts Receivable team is the Fall 2019 Ke Kaukahi award recipient.

January 27, 2020

Staff Council Presents Award to Head Athletic Trainer

Kelly Wescott is the Fall 2019 Ke Kaukahi individual recipient honoree.

January 27, 2020

Math Professor and Student Present at the Joint Mathematics Meeting (JMM) in Denver

Tara Davis, Ph.D., and Alexxis De Lamere gave a talk at the JMM, a meeting attended by approximately 5,000 individuals.

January 21, 2020

Philosophy and Humanities Professor Invited to Deliver Speech for Think Tank in China

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences invited Associate Professor Matthew LoPresti, Ph.D., to Jinan, China, to give a speech.

January 21, 2020

Biology Professor Receives National Science Foundation (NSF) Collaborative Research Grant

Assistant Professor of Biology Olivia Nigro, Ph.D., is a recipient of an NSF grant, which is a collaboration between HPU, the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, and Hartwick College.

January 14, 2020

HPU Winter First Look Mixed-Media Festival Winners Announced

HPU’s Cinematic Multimedia Arts screened student mixed media projects at the Winter 2019 First Look Mixed-Media Festival.

January 14, 2020

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Working Paper Series Published

The TESOL Program published its 17th volume of its Working Paper Series, including research papers and essays by HPU students.

January 14, 2020

Oceanic Institute (OI) of HPU Scientists Co-author Research Article on Aquaculture in Hawai‘i

Chad Callan, Ph.D., Director of OI of HPU’s Finfish Department, and Shaun Moss, Ph.D., Executive Director of OI of HPU, co-authored an article with other aquaculture experts in Hawai‘i.