Entries by UHPA

UH Key to Hawaii’s economic recovery

Editor’s note: the below opinion piece by UHPA Executive Director Christian Fern appeared in the April 26, 2020 Honolulu Star Advertiser Hawaii is caught between a rock and hard place. Our state constitution requires us to have a balanced budget, with a plan that shows anticipated revenue to cover projected expenditures. Although we’ve had budget […]

UHPA Members stepping up to the challenge – published

When the COVID-19 outbreak began, we asked you to nominate UHPA Members that were stepping up to the challenges.  We’ve published those on our COVID-19 status page and invite everyone to review those and also submit more nominations. We’ll be publishing them on a regular basis.      

Volunteer to help process unemployment claims

There has been an overwhelming amount of unemployment applications filed and despite the fact that the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has added an additional 100 people to process them, they need volunteers to reduce the backlog so that families depending on unemployment compensation can receive those badly needed checks as soon as possible.  […]

Joy K. L. Andrade nominated for addressing mental health issues

Submitted Nomination: Name Joy K. L. Andrade Campus, Dept John A. Burns School of Medicine, Psychiatry Category the top 3: dedication to teach; harm’s way; innovations Why is this faculty member worthy of your nomination? Joy K. L. Andrade, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, John A. Burns School of Medicine, […]

Cheryl Maeda and Joyce Yamada nominated for making masks

Submitted Nomination: Name Cheryl Maeda and Joyce Yamada Campus, Dept UH Maui (Cheryl – Fashion Technology Program Coordinator); Joyce (Faculty & Staff Development Coordinator, Associate Professor) Category Sewing custom-designed non-surgical masks for front line workers Why is this faculty member worthy of your nomination? The UHMC Mask Making Project is led by Fashion Technology Program […]

Robyn Tasaka nominated for creating online learning platforms

Submitted Nomination: Nominee name Robyn Tasaka Nominee Campus, Dept UHWO, No‘eau Center (Student Learning Center) Category Dedication to teaching and their students Why is this faculty member worthy of your nomination? Robyn Tasaka has created online platforms for students to use as they learn from a distance and she implemented some of these practices before […]

Nani Fox and David Duffy nominated for bringing us a little humor

Submitted Nomination: Name Nani Fox and David Duffy Campus, Dept Maui College and Manoa Category Humor Why is this faculty member worthy of your nomination? People have always used humor to deal with life’s challenges. There is nothing funny about this corona virus but there is humor in how we deal with it. Nani and […]

Cynthia Hunter nominated for Dedication to teaching and their students

Submitted Nomination: Name Cynthia (Cindy) Hunter Campus, Dept Manoa, Life Sciences Category Dedication to teaching and their students Why is this faculty member worthy of your nomination? “She went home for Spring Break to take care of her mother who was awaiting heart valve surgery. After the March 12 announcement that UH was switching to […]

Ken Leonhardt and JP Bingham nominated for producing hand sanitizer

Submitted Nomination: Name Ken Leonhardt and JP Bingham Campus, Dept CTAHR Category Create bio-based products to reduce the spread of COVID-19 Why is this faculty member worthy of your nomination? “The two have been working together to produce hand sanitizer. Ken has donated over 70 pounds of aloe with another 50 pounds on the way. […]