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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Seal of the University of Hawaiʻi System
Motto Ma luna a'e o na lahui a pau ke ola o ke kanaka (Hawaiian)
Motto in English
Above all nations is humanity
Established 1907
Type Public flagship
Land Grant
Sea Grant
Space Grant
Endowment $159 million [2]
Chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman[1]
President David Lassner
Undergraduates 13,952
Postgraduates 6,483
Location Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA
21°17′49″N 157°49′01″W / 21.297°N 157.817°W / 21.297; -157.817Coordinates: 21°17′49″N 157°49′01″W / 21.297°N 157.817°W / 21.297; -157.817
Campus Urban, 320 acres (1.3 km²)
Colors Green, White
        [2][3]
Athletics NCAA Division I
Big West (most sports); MW, MPSF
Sports 19 varsity sports teams
(7 men's & 12 women's)
Nickname Rainbow Warriors (men)
Rainbow Wahine (women)
Affiliations
Website Manoa.Hawaii.edu
UHManoalogo.gif
Entrance to UH Mānoa Campus

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (also known as UH Mānoa, the University of Hawaiʻi, or simply UH) is a public co-educational research university, and is the flagship campus of the greater University of Hawaiʻi system. The school is located in Mānoa, an affluent neighborhood of Honolulu,[4] Honolulu County, Hawaiʻi, 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 Hawaiʻi System.[5]

History[edit]

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa was founded in 1907 as a land grant college of agriculture and mechanical arts. A bill by Maui Representative William Coelho introduced March 1, 1907 and signed into law March 23 enabled construction to begin. 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.

College[edit]

UH Mānoa campus viewed from Round Top Drive, with Diamond Head in the background

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 Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi, respectively. It is also home to the Shidler College of Business which has the only AACSB accredited graduate business program in the state.The Center for Hawaiian Studies provides 'excellence in the pursuit of knowledge concerning the Native people of Hawaii'.[3]

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.

Research[edit]

Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services

With extramural grants and contracts of $436 million in 2012, 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.[6]

Extramural funding increased from $368 million in FY 2008 to nearly $436 million in FY 2012. Research grants increased from $278 million in FY 2008 to $317 million in FY 2012. Nonresearch awards totaled $119 million in FY 2012. Overall, extramural funding has increased by 18% over the past five years.[6][7]

The National Science Foundation ranks UH Manoa in the top 50 public universities for federal research funding in engineering and science.[8]

For the period of July 1, 2012 to June 20, 2013, the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) received the largest amount of extramural funding among the Manoa units at $92 million. SOEST was followed by the John A. Burns School of Medicine at $57 million, the College of Natural Sciences and the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center at $24 million, the Institute for Astronomy at $22 million, the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at $18 million, and the College of Social Sciences and the College of Education at $16 million.[9]

Across the University of Hawai‘i system, the majority of research funding comes from the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Commerce, and the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA). Local funding comes from Hawaii government agencies, non-profit organizations, health organizations, and business and other interests.[9]

The $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 and cancer 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.[10]

In 2013, UH Mānoa was elected to membership in the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, the leading consortium of research universities for the region. APRU represents 45 premier research universities—with a collective 2 million students and 120,000 faculty members—from 16 economies in the most dynamic and diverse region of the world.[11]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2010 report of the Institutional Research Office, a plurality of students at the University of Hawaiʻi 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.

Facilities[edit]

International Conference Center at Jefferson Hall
Hale Mānoa Dormitory, East-West Center designed by I. M. Pei

All UH Mānoa residence halls are coeducational. These include the Hale Aloha Complex, Johnson Hall, Hale Laulima, and Hale Kahawai. Suite-style residence halls include Frear Hall and Gateway House. First year undergraduates who choose to live on campus live in the traditional residence halls.[12]

Two apartment-style complexes are Hale Noelani and Hale Wainani. Hale Noelani consists of five three-story buildings and Hale Wainani has two high rise buildings (one 14-story and one 13-story) and two low rise buildings. Second year undergraduates and above are permitted to live in Hale Noelani and Hale Wainani.[12]

The university reserves some low rise units for graduate students and families.[13]

Academics[edit]

Colleges and schools[edit]

The Research Building at the John A Burns School of Medicine

UH-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, who donated $25 million to the college.[14]

Library[edit]

The University of Hawaii at Manoa 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.[15]

Rankings[edit]

University rankings
National
ARWU[17] 68–85
Forbes[18] 384
U.S. News & World Report[19] 158
Washington Monthly[20] 140[16]
Global
ARWU[21] 150–200
QS[22] 327

The National Science Foundation ranks UH Manoa in the top 50 public universities for federal research funding in engineering and science.[8]

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 among US law schools, number one for diversity, third in student/teacher ratio and is the highest-ranking small law school in the top tier. It ranks among the top 25 most selective schools in terms of the ratio of admission offers/applications, 23rd for part-time programs and 22nd among Environmental Law Programs. The School of Social Work ranked 66th. John A. Burns School of Medicine primary care program is ranked 83rd in the nation and 80th for its research program. Shidler College of Business part-time MBA program is ranked 116th.

UH Mānoa's Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering programs are ranked 102nd, 104th and 108th in the country, respectively.[23]

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 ranked in the top 25 percent of “Best Undergraduate Business Programs” and the College’s undergraduate program in International Business 12th. U.S. News ranked Shidler’s MBA programs in the top 25% overall for 2012.[24]

Student life[edit]

Student organizations[edit]

Student government[edit]

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. 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 utilizes ASUH student fee money to fund diversified student programs and events on-campus.[citation needed]

Ka Leo O Hawaii[edit]

Student newspaper Ka Leo O Hawaii was founded in 1922 (as The Mirror). Ka Leo is now printed in color on Monday, Wednesday and Friday when the school is in session and weekly during winter and summer breaks. Editions normally run 8 pages, in tabloid format. Circulation is approximately 7,000.

Off-campus[edit]

  • The Newman Center / Catholic Campus Ministry serves the community at the University and surrounding area.
  • The Lyon Arboretum is the only tropical arboretum belonging to any US University. The Arboretum, located in Mānoa Valley, was established in 1918 by the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association to demonstrate watershed restoration and test tree species for reforestation, as well as to collect living plants of economic value. In 1953, it became part of the University of Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi since 1919, the Aquarium is located next to a living reef on the Waikiki shoreline.

Athletics[edit]

University of Hawaiʻi's Athletic Logo.
The off-campus Aloha Stadium, situated near Pearl Harbor in Honolulu has been the home of Rainbow Warrior Football since 1975.
Les Murakami Baseball Field

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa competes in NCAA Division I, the only Hawaii school to do so. It competes in the Mountain West Conference for football only and the Big West Conference for most other sports.[25] 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 Rainbow Warriors, and women’s teams are called Rainbow Wahine. They are most notable for men's and women's basketball, volleyball, baseball and football programs. The University won the 2004 Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Championships. The women's volleyball program 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 principal sports venues are Aloha Stadium, Stan Sheriff Center, Les Murakami Stadium, Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium, and the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.

The university's athletic budget in FY 2008–2009 is $29.6 million.[26]

Chancellors[edit]

From 1986 to 2001, the President of the University of Hawaiʻi system also served as the Mānoa campus's chancellor. In 2001, the position of Chancellor was recreated by then-UH president Evan Dobelle over conflict of interest concerns.

Notable alumni & faculty[edit]

Notable alumni of the University of Hawaii at Manoa include oceanographer Bob Ballard (M.S. 1966), businessman Richard Parsons (B.A. 1968), congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (B.A. 1990), and several U.S. Senators, including Daniel Akaka (B.A. 1952, M.Ed. 1966), Mazie Hirono (B.A. 1970), and Daniel Inouye (B.A. 1950). Additionally, both parents of current U.S. president Barack Obama graduated from the university.

Controversies[edit]

In 2010, the university received criticism over its data policies after several high-profile data breaches.[27] In 1999, there was controversy within the Mānoa campus dealing with the accreditation of the School of Public Health.[28]

Art on campus[edit]

Campus art includes:

Maps and a suggested route for a campus art tour may be found at this website.

These artworks are off the main campus:

Other points of interest[edit]

References[edit]

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