University of Hawaii at Manoa
|University of Hawai'i at Mānoa|
|Motto||Ma luna a'e o na lahui a pau ke ola o ke kanaka (Hawaiian)|
|Motto in English||Above all nations is humanity|
|Type||Public, Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant|
|Endowment||$159 million |
|President||M. R. C. Greenwood|
|Location||Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States
|Campus||Urban, 320 acres (1.3 km²)|
|Colors||Green and White |
|Nickname||Rainbow Warriors (men)
Rainbow Wahine (women)
The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (also known as UH Mānoa, the University of Hawai'i, or simply UH) is a public co-educational research university, and is the flagship campus of the greater University of Hawai'i system. The school is located in Mānoa, an affluent neighborhood of Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawai'i, United States, approximately three miles east and inland from downtown Honolulu and one mile (1.6 km) from Ala Moana and Waikiki. The campus occupies the eastern half of the mouth of Mānoa Valley. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is governed by the Hawaii State Legislature and a semi-autonomous board of regents, which in turn hires a president to be administrator. The university campus houses the main offices of the University of Hawai'i System.
- 1 History
- 2 College
- 3 Research
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Facilities
- 6 Academics
- 7 Student life
- 8 Off-campus
- 9 Athletics
- 10 Chancellors
- 11 Notable alumni & faculty
- 12 Controversies
- 13 Art on campus
- 14 Other points of interest
- 15 References
- 16 External links
The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa was founded in 1907 as a land grant college of agriculture and mechanical arts. In 1912 it was renamed the College of Hawaii and moved to its present location. William Kwai Fong Yap petitioned the territorial legislature six years later for university status which led to another renaming to the University of Hawaii in 1920. This is also the founding year of the College of Arts and Sciences.
In 1931 the Territorial Normal and Training School was absorbed into the university. It is now the College of Education.
Today, the primary facet of the University consists of the four Colleges of Arts and Sciences: Arts and Humanities, Languages Literatures and Linguistics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. The college of agriculture and mechanical arts is now the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), one of the few agricultural colleges in the United States focused on tropical research. The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa is also home to two of the most prominent professional schools in the state. The William S. Richardson School of Law and the John A. Burns School of Medicine are the only law and medical schools in Hawai'i, respectively. The Center for Hawaiian Studies provides 'excellence in the pursuit of knowledge concerning the Native people of Hawaii'.
Together, the colleges of the university offer bachelor degrees in 93 fields of study, master degrees in 84 fields, doctoral degrees in 51 fields, first professional degrees in 5 fields, post-baccalaureate degrees in 3 fields, 28 undergraduate certification programs and 29 graduate certification programs. Total enrollment in 2012 was 20,429 students, 14,402 of which are undergraduates. There are approximately sixteen students per instructor.
With extramural grants and contracts in excess of $300 million in 2002–03, UH-Mānoa exploded in terms of research related to Hawaii's physical landscape, its people, and their heritage. The landscape facilitates advances in marine biology, oceanography, underwater robotic technology, astronomy, geology and geophysics, agriculture, aquaculture and tropical medicine. Its heritage, the people and its close ties to the Asian and Pacific region create a favorable environment for study and research in the arts, genetics, intercultural relations, linguistics, religion and philosophy.
Extramural funding increased from $211 million in FY 2002 to nearly $255 million in FY 2003. Research grants increased from $125 million in FY 2002 to $165 million in FY 2003. Nonresearch awards totaled $90 million in FY 2003. Overall, extramural funding has increased by 50% over the past ten years. Princeton Review and The National Science Foundation ranks UH Manoa in the top 30 public universities for federal research funding in engineering and science.
The School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) received the largest amount of extramural funding among the Manoa units at $60 million. SOEST was followed by the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at $41 million, the College of Natural Sciences at $24 million, the Institute for Astronomy at $22 million, the Pacific Basin Research Center at $21 million, the College of Education at $19 million, and the Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i (now University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center) at $18 million.
Systemwide, the majority of research funding comes from the Department of Defense, the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Commerce, and the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA). For nonresearch grants, the majority of funding comes from Hawaii government agencies, the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, Hawaii health organizations, and NASA.
The new $150-million medical complex in the area of Kaka‘ako opened in the spring of 2005. The facility houses a state-of-the-art biomedical research and education center that attracts significant federal funding and private sector investment in biotechnology research and development.
UH Mānoa is characterized by a wealth and variety of research projects. Research broadly conceived, is expected of every faculty member at UH Mānoa. Also, according to the Carnegie Foundation, UH Mānoa is an RU/VH (very high research activity) level research university.
According to the 2010 report of the Institutional Research Office, a plurality of students at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa are Caucasian making up twenty-five percent of the student body. Japanese Americans represent thirteen percent, native Hawaiians or part native Hawaiians comprise thirteen percent, Filipino Americans represent eight percent, and Chinese Americans make up seven percent of the student body. Twelve percent of the student body are racially mixed. Smaller populations of Pacific Islanders and other ethnic groups make up the remainder.
All UH Mānoa residence halls are coeducational. The residence halls include the units of the Mauka/Makai Complex and the Hale Aloha Complex. First year undergraduates are required to live in the residence halls.
The two apartment-style units are Hale Noelani and Hale Wainani. Hale Noelani consists of five three-story buildings. Second year undergraduates and above are permitted to live in Hale Noelani. Alcohol is not allowed in Hale Noelani.
Hale Wainani has two high rise buildings (one 14 story and one 13 story) and two low rise buildings. Upperclassman undergraduates may live there. The university also reserves some of the low rise units for graduate student housing and family housing.
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Colleges and schools
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa has 19 schools and colleges, including the School of Architecture, School of Earth Science and Technology, the College of Arts and Humanities, the Shidler College of Business, the College of Education, and the College of Engineering. The College of Business Administration was renamed the Shidler College of Business on September 6, 2006, after real estate executive Jay Shidler, an alumnus of the college, donated $25 million to the college.
The Library, which provides access to 3.4 million volumes, 50,000 journals, and thousands of digitized documents, is one of the largest academic research libraries in the United States, ranking 86th in parent institution investment among 113 North American members of the Association of Research Libraries.
The National Science Foundation ranks UH Mānoa in the top 30 public universities for federal research funding in engineering and science.
In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranks the UH College of Education in the top 17% of graduate education programs in the nation and in the top 100 for online education programs in the 2012 edition. William S. Richardson School of Law’s full-time program is ranked 106 out of the nation’s top 146 law schools, number one in country for the highest diversity, third-best in student/teacher ratio and is the highest-ranking small law school in the top tier. It also ranks among the top 25 most selective schools in terms of the ratio of admission offers/applications, 23rd for part-time programs and 22nd for top Environmental Law Program in the nation. School of Social Work is ranked 66th among the nation’s top 200 social work programs. John A. Burns School of Medicine primary care program is ranked 83rd in the nation, and 80th for the research program. Shidler College of Business part-time MBA program is ranked 116th
Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering programs are ranked 102nd, 104th, and 108th in the country, respectively.
UH Mānoa is among the top-tier “Best National Universities” in the 2012 edition of U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” Shidler College of Business in the top 25 percent of “Best Undergraduate Business Programs” and the College’s undergraduate program in International Business 12th. U.S. News also ranked Shidler’s MBA programs in the top 25% overall for 2012 
The Associated Students of the University of Hawaii (ASUH) is the undergraduate student government representing all full-time, classified, and undergraduate students at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. ASUH was chartered by the University of Hawaii Board of Regents in 1912 and is now in its 97th year of serving and representing students.[when?] ASUH advocates on behalf of students with various entities, including the university administration, faculty, staff, community groups and government officials. ASUH also utilizes ASUH student fee money to fund diversified student programs and events on-campus.
Ka Leo O Hawaii
Ka Leo O Hawaii is the student newspaper at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, founded in 1922 (as The Mirror). The Ka Leo is now printed three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), and weekly during the winter and summer breaks. Page length is normally 8 pages, tabloid format. Circulation is approximately 7,000. Beginning in the Fall 2007 semester the Ka Leo is now printed in full color.
- The Newman Center / Catholic Campus Ministry serves the community at the University and surrounding area.
- The Lyon Arboretum serves as the only tropical arboretum belonging to any University in the United States. The Arboretum, located in Mānoa Valley, was established in 1918 by the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association to demonstrate watershed restoration and test various tree species for reforestation, as well as collect living plants of economic value. In 1953, it became part of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. Its over 15,000 accessions focus primarily on the monocot families of palms, gingers, heliconias, bromeliads, and aroids.
- The Waikiki Aquarium, founded in 1904, is the third oldest public aquarium in the United States. A part of the University of Hawai'i since 1919, the Aquarium is located next to a living reef on the Waikiki shoreline.
The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa competes in NCAA Division I, the only Hawaii school to do so. In major sports, it currently competes in the Mountain West Conference for football only and the Big West Conference for the majority of its other sports. UH competes in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in men’s volleyball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, and indoor track and field while the coed and women’s sailing teams are members of the Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference.
Men’s teams are known as the Rainbow Warriors, and women’s teams are called the Rainbow Wahine. The Rainbow Warriors and Rainbow Wahine are most notable for their highly ranked men's and women's basketball, volleyball, baseball and football programs. The University also won the 2004 Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Championships. The women's volleyball program has won NCAA championships in 1982, 1983 and 1987. The men's volleyball won an NCAA championship in 2002, but it was later vacated due to violations.
The university's athletic budget in FY 2008–2009 is $29.6 million.
From 1986 to 2001, the President of the University of Hawai'i system also served as the Mānoa campus's chancellor. In 2001, the position of Chancellor was recreated by then-UH president Evan Dobelle after several years of discussion around the possible conflict of interest that might arise in this dual role (being the president of a University system while concurrently being the chancellor of a specific campus within the system).
- Tom Apple 2012–present
- Virginia Hinshaw 2007–2012
- Denise Konan 2005–2007 interim
- Peter Englert 2002–2005
- Deane Neubauer 2001–2002 interim
- University president 1986–2002
- Kenneth P. Mortimer
- Albert J. Simone
Notable alumni & faculty
In 2010, the university received criticism over its data policies after several high-profile data breaches. In 1999, there was controversy within the Mānoa campus dealing with the accreditation of the School of Public Health.
Art on campus
Campus art includes:
- The John Young Museum of Art
- The Jean Charlot collection at the Hamilton Library
- Murals by Jean Charlot: The Relation of Man and Nature in Old Hawaii (1949), Commencement (1953), Inspiration, Study, Creativity (1967), and Mayan Warrior (1970)
- Sculptures by Edward M. Brownlee: Maka ʻIo (Hawk’s Eye) (1984), and an untitled reflecting pool with copper and iron sculpture (1962)
- Sculptures by Bumpei Akaji: Maka ʻa e ʻIke Aku i ke Awawa Uluwehi i na Kuahiwi o Manoa (Glowing Eyes Looking at the Lush Valley in the Mountains of Manoa) (1979), Manaʻoʻiʻo (Confidence and Faith) (1981), and VVV (1995)
- Murals by Mataumu Toelupe Alisa: Backyard Cooking (1977), and Hula (1982)
- Works by Shige Yamada: ʻAlae a Hina (Mud Hen of Hina) (1977), and Rainbows (1997)
- Sculptures by Greg Clurman: Sumotori (Sumo Wrestler, 1975), and Hina o na Lani (Mother of the Universe, 1975)
- Wa (Harmony), ceramic sculpture by Wayne A. Miyata, 1982
- Founders’ Gate, stone arches by Ralph Fishbourne, 1933
- Neumes o Hawaiʻi, ceramic tile bench and planter by Suzi Pleyte Horan, 1976
- Chance Meeting, cast bronze sculpture by George Segal, 1991
- Three untitled murals by Frank M. Moore, 1919
- Silent Sound, brass bas relief by Paul Vanders, 1973
- The Net Effect, cast bronze sculpture by Fred H. Roster, 1982
- Rainbow Spirit, painted copper sculpture by Babs Miyano-Young, 1997
- Untitled ceramic wall sculpture by Isami Enomoto, 1964
- Gate of Hope, red-orange painted steel sculpture by Alexander Liberman, 1972
- Divers, red brass sculpture by Robert Stackhouse, 1991
- Krypton 1 x 6 x 18, mixed media monolith by Bruce Hopper, 1973
- Wisdom of the East, fresco by Affandi, 1967
- Pulelehua (Kamehameha Butterfly), ceramic mural by Bob Flint, 1986
- Makahiki Hoʻokupu (Harvest Celebration), charcoal and sanguine mural by Juliette May Fraser, 1938
- Nana i ke Kumu (Look to the Source), batik triptych by Yvonne Cheng, 1978
- GovDocs, mural by Judith Yamauchi, 1982
- ʻAnuenue #2 (Rainbow #2), three-part woven wall hanging by Reiko Brandon, 1977
- Seated Amida Buddha, 15th-century Japanese wood sculpture with gold over black lacquer
- Epitaph, bronze, steel and granite sculpture by Harold Tovish, 1970
- Grid/Scape, terrazzo and aluminum landscape sculpture by Mamoru Sato, 1982
- The Great Manoa Crack Seed Caper, by Lanny Little and student assistants, 1981
- The Bilger Frescoes representing Air, Water, Earth and Fire by Juliette May Fraser, David Asherman, Sueko Matsueda Kimura and Richard Lucier, 1951–1953
- The Fourth Sign, painted steel sculpture by Tony Smith, 1976
- Varney Circle Fountain, by Henry H. Rempel and Cornelia McIntyre Foley, 1934
- Spirit of Loyalty, cast glass sculpture Rick Mills, 1995
- Mind and Heart, metal sculpture by Frank Sheriff, 1995
- To the Nth Power, steel sculpture by Charles W. Watson, 1971
- Bamboo Forest, mural painted on bricks by Padraic Shigetani, 1978
- Peace Pole, painted obelisk, 1995
- Hawaiʻi Kaʻu Kumu (Hawai‘i My Teacher), pair of murals by Calley O'Neill and assistants, 1982
- Untitled painted photorealist mural by Donald Yatomi, 1990
- Arctic Portals, stainless steel sculpture by Jan-Peter Stern, 1975
- Adam, bronze sculpture by Satoru Abe, 1954
Maps and a suggested route for a campus art tour may be found at this website.
These artworks are off the main campus:
- East-West Center gallery
- Pleiades, overhead installation of mounted prisms at the Institute for Astronomy by Otto Piene, 1976
- Shadow of Progress mixed media sculpture at the Pacific Biomedical Research Center by Rebecca Steen, 1990
- Woven wall hanging at KHET (2350 Dole Street) by Jean Williams, 1972
Other points of interest
- Japanese garden with koi pond and teahouse
- The Sala, a Thai open pavilion
- Hawaii Peace Memorial, granite monument commemorates Japanese immigration to Hawai‘i
- Hawaii Warriors football
- Hawai`i Institute of Marine Biology
- Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT)
- The John Young Museum of Art
- Manoa Stream
- Haniwa, reproduction of a 3rd–7th century Yayoi period Japanese burial mound marker
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