World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

University of Hawaii

University of Hawaii System
Seal of the University of Hawaii System
Motto Ma luna aʻe o nā lāhui a pau ke ola ke kanaka (Hawaiian)
Motto in English Above all nations is humanity
Established 1907
Type Public University System flagship
Endowment $175.9 million[1]
President David Lassner
Students 50,310
Location Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Campus Urban
Affiliations ASAIHL
Website www.hawaii.edu

The University of Hawaii System, formally the University of Hawaii and popularly known as UH, is a public, co-educational college and university system that confers associate, bachelor, master, and 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 Hawaii in the United States. All schools of the University of Hawaii system are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The system's main administrative offices are located on the property of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in Honolulu CDP.[2][3][4]

Contents

  • Colleges and universities 1
    • Universities 1.1
    • Colleges 1.2
    • Community colleges 1.3
    • Professional schools 1.4
    • Research facilities 1.5
    • University centers 1.6
    • Education centers 1.7
  • Demographics 2
  • University seal 3
  • Board of Regents 4
    • Student regents 4.1
  • Notable alumni 5
  • Notable faculty 6
  • See also 7
  • Further reading 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

Colleges and universities

The University of Hawaii at Manoa, 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 Hawaii system. It is well respected for its programs in Hawaiian/Pacific Studies, Astronomy, East Asian Languages and Literature, Asian Studies, Comparative Philosophy, Marine Science, Second Language Studies, along with Botany, Engineering, Ethnomusicology, Geophysics, Law, Linguistics, Mathematics, and Medicine. The second-largest institution is the University of Hawaii at Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii, with over 3,000 students. The smaller University of Hawaii-West Oahu in Kapolei primarily serves students who reside on Honolulu's western and central suburban communities. The University of Hawaii Community College system comprises four campuses on Oahu and one each on Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii. The schools were created to improve accessibility of courses to more Hawaii residents and provide an affordable means of easing the transition from high school to college for many students. University of Hawaii education centers are located in more remote areas of the state, supporting rural communities via distance education.

Universities

Colleges

Community colleges

Professional schools

Research facilities

University centers

Education centers

Demographics

In the entire University of Hawaii 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% of the professors reside in Hawaii while 6% are from the United States mainland. A total of 616 programs are offered throughout the University of Hawaii 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.

University seal

The University seal contains a torch and a book titled Mālamalama (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 ʻāina i ka pono ("The life of the land is perpetuated in (by) righteousness".) The University motto, inscribed in both the Hawaiian and English languages on Founders' Gate at the Mānoa campus is Ma luna aʻe o nā lāhui a pau ke ola o ke kanaka ("Above all nations is humanity").

Board of Regents

In accordance with Article X, Section 6 of the Hawaii State Constitution, the University of Hawaii system is governed by a Board of Regents, composed of 15 unpaid members who are nominated by a Regents Candidate Advisory Council, appointed by the governor, and confirmed by the state legislature. The Board oversees all aspects of governance for the university system, including its internal structure and management. The board also appoints, evaluates, and if necessary removes the President of the University of Hawaii.[6]

Student regents

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

Notable alumni

Alumni of the University of Hawaii system include many notable persons in various walks of life. President Barack Obama's parents, Barack Obama, Sr., and S. Ann Dunham, and half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, also earned degrees from the Mānoa campus, where his parents met in a Russian language class. His mother earned three degrees from the University of Hawaii including a Ph.D. in anthropology. Headlining athletes in both the NCAA and NFL alike are Colt Brennan and Alex Green.

Notable faculty

The University of Hawaii system has had many faculty members of note. Many were visiting faculty or came after they won major awards like Dr. Ryuzo Yanagimachi, principal investigator of the research group that developed a method of cloning from adult animal cells, is still on the faculty.

See also

Further reading

  • Robert, Kamins (1998). Malamalama: A History of the University of Hawaii. 
  • David, Yount (1996). Who Runs The University? The Politics of Higher Education In Hawaii, 1985-1992. 

References

  1. ^ http://www.nacubo.org/Documents/research/2010NCSE_Public_Tables_Endowment_Market_Values_Final.pdf
  2. ^ Magin, Janis L. "Land deals could breathe new life into Moiliili." Pacific Business News. Sunday July 1, 2007. 1. Retrieved on October 5, 2011. "Dobelle at that time had even suggested moving the University of Hawaii system offices from the Manoa campus to office space in Moiliili, something the current administration is not actively considering."
  3. ^ "Office of the President." University of Hawaii System. Retrieved on October 5, 2011. "Office of the President 2444 Dole Street Bachman 202 Honolulu, HI 96822"
  4. ^ "Office of the Board of Regents." University of Hawaii System. Retrieved on October 5, 2011. "Executive Administrator and Secretary of the Board of Regents 2444 Dole Street, Bachman Hall, Room 209 Honolulu, HI 96822"
  5. ^ Ocean Engineering & Law Programs
  6. ^ "Description of Duties of the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii". 9 August 2007. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 

External links

  • University of Hawaii System
  • University of Hawaii Athletics
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.