Residues and Renewables 2 May 2024

Residues and Renewables

MBBE & NREM will map bioresources for energy generation

Can the state of Hawaiʻi reach its 100% renewable electricity target by 2045? The skeptics may harbour their doubts, but Samir Khanal and Tomoaki Miura have a plan – and a grant – that could facilitate connecting bioresources with bioenergy interests. Samir, of the Dept. of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, and Tomoaki, of the Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, have partnered on a recent $150,000 Sun Grant Western Region grant. Their goal? 

Thank you for attending “In the Multiverse”! 1 May 2024

Thank you for attending “In the Multiverse”!

The 58th UHM Fashion Exhibition, In the Multiverse, was held on the 30th April at the UHM campus center Ballroom. We had more than 170 attendees, including students’ families and friends, local businesses, and journalists. Fashion students showcased exquisite collections through authentic videographies, museum-formed expositions, and salon-style live model presentations. 

We all appreciate your support!! Please keep tuning in to the FDM Instagram and UH Fashion Show Instagram for updates on the FDM program. @fdm_uhm & @uhmfashionshow

By Minako McCarthy​



ASPB Fellow 30 April 2024

ASPB Fellow

TPSS prof is top 2% of most-cited scientists

Congrats to Robert Paull for his recent Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biology Award! Robert, of the Dept. of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, comprises less than 0.2% of the ASPB membership who receive this prestigious honor. He will be formally recognized June 22-26 at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center during the Annual Plant Biology Conference of the ASPB.  

Seed Conservator 30 April 2024

Seed Conservator

CTAHR undergrad earns competitive scholarship

Only three recipients nationwide in 2024 will earn the Keller Scholarship in Conservation Horticulture from Botanic Gardens Conservation International and Garden Club of America – and CTAHR’s own Gracianne Young is one of them.

Recruitment Efforts Pay Off 29 April 2024

Recruitment Efforts Pay Off

Recruiting future students is a vital part of maintaining a healthy college program.  Throughout the year, faculty attend college fairs at local schools and talk to students about a career in the field of fashion.  “Students often have a preconceived idea of what opportunities exist in fashion and college fairs are a good way to help students find a good fit,” Andy Reilly, professor in FDM, said. “Our presence at the college fairs benefit both the student and our program as many of the students aren’t aware that a fashion program exists at UH Manoa,” shared Dr. Cristi-Kim.

Drs. Abby Cristi-Kim and Andy Reilly attended a career and college fair at Farrington High School on April 26, 2024, to talk to potential students about the FDM program.  They estimate they met with about 100 students who expressed interest in learning more about the program and what it can do for them.  Many of the students they talked with had taken, or were planning to take, fashion courses offered at Farrington High School.  The students they talked with said they wanted to be a designer, own their own store, or work in sales.  

Their efforts have paid off as well; 114 students have applied to the FDM program for Fall 2024. 

By Andrew Reily & Abby Cristi-Kim




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