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Hauʻoli Mau Loa 22 June 2022

Hauʻoli Mau Loa

Three NREM students receive fellowships

Charlton Kūpaʻa Hee, Destiny Apilado, and Aaron Wehrman – incoming grad students in the Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Management – were selected to receive Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation fellowships to develop the next generation of natural resource management leaders from and for Hawaiʻi.

Promoting Palekana 22 June 2022

Promoting Palekana

Faculty Senate wants you to help "Build a Safer CTAHR Community”

The CTAHR Faculty Senate's Personnel Committee would like to request your assistance in promoting the "Build a Safer CTAHR Community'' awareness campaign. Working with the college's Administrative Services, they have developed a flyer that presents major resources available for learning about and taking action on preventing and stopping workplace bullying, harassment, and violence.

Fighting Alzheimer’s 13 May 2022

Fighting Alzheimer’s

MBBE grad student finds a potential treatment in soybeans

The name of this compound is currently a secret, so for now we’ll call it the “Chelsea.” But if further studies pan out, the whole world might someday learn about a promising new drug treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. “Our lab has discovered anti-Alzheimer’s properties in several small molecules from natural sources such as corn silk and soybeans,” says Chelsea Miller, a PhD student in the lab of Qing X. Li in the Dept. of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering. “My hypothesis is that their mechanism of action is the direct binding and inhibition of an enzyme called GSK3-beta.”

Strategic Positioning and Visioning 13 May 2022

Strategic Positioning and Visioning

CTAHR creates a road map for the future

“The college initiated a strategic positioning effort in the middle of a pandemic. That may seem like a bad idea, but the timing was fortuitous.” With this opening Aloha message to faculty, staff, and stakeholders from Dean Nick Comerford, the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources laid out its new “Strategic Positioning and Visioning 2022-2027” report.

Fulbright Scholar 13 May 2022

Fulbright Scholar

Rajesh Jha of HNFAS is recognized

Congrats to Rajesh Jha of the Dept. of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Sciences, who was named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar. The award is granted by the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The Fulbright Program is the federal government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Fulbrighters engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often continuing research collaborations started abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions.

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