CTAHR NEWS
Talking Climate 24 June 2019

Talking Climate

A globally renowned climate change expert is visiting UH

Dr. Peter Huybers, a professor of climate science in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at Harvard University, will be coming to UH for a sabbatical year. Given the wide scope of his research, Dr. Huybers wants to meet with many departments at UH, as well as start a journal club to facilitate interactions on climate. Faculty and students who are interested can contact Giuseppe Torri at gtorri@hawaii.edu and help spread the word across campus.

The Price of Analysis 24 June 2019

The Price of Analysis

Help tally the cost of lab fees

A group in CTAHR is attempting to quantify the amount of money spent by the college’s researchers on external lab fees. Anyone who has paid an independent laboratory to conduct analyses in the past three years is asked to please contact Noa Lincoln (TPSS) at nlincoln@hawaii.edu. Confidentiality is guaranteed, with any results presented solely as amalgamated figures.

New Faces: Lynn Takahara and Darren Park 24 June 2019

New Faces: Lynn Takahara and Darren Park

Stop by Cooperative Extension and ADSC to say Aloha!

Lynn Takahara is the new secretary in the Office of the Associate Dean & Associate Director for Extension. She previously worked at the Honolulu Fire Department, where she served the fire chief. Darren Park is now the manager for CTAHR’s Agricultural Diagnostic Service Center. He comes to the college from the Department of Health, where he served as the coordinator/manager for the Office of Solid Waste Management, tasked with managing personnel, facilities, budget, and operations.

Flowering of CTAHR Creativity 24 June 2019

Flowering of CTAHR Creativity

Cooperative Extension agent shares his new floral knowledge

Cooperative Extension agent Robert Cating (PEPS) recently completed a course in floral design to help him understand the needs of floral designers for tropical flowers and foliage. To prepare for a floral design workshop for youths, he conducted a hands-on practice session using faculty, staff, and student volunteers at the Komohana Research & Extension Center. Some stunning creations resulted!

The Kids Are Alright 24 June 2019

The Kids Are Alright

COF releases data study on indicators of child well-being

The Center on the Family, the state grantee for the nationwide KIDS COUNT project, has released the 30th edition of the KIDS COUNT® Data Book, an annual data study funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that examines trends in child well-being. The Data Book uses 16 indicators to rank each state across four domains—economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. This year it shows that Hawai‘i ranks 24th of the 50 states in overall child well-being.

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