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UHPA members of Department of Learning Design & Technology stepping up

Submitted Nomination: NameDepartment of Learning Design and TechnologyCampus, DeptLTECCategoryProviding Professional Development Regarding Online Learning Across the StateWhy is this faculty member worthy of your nomination?The LTEC department has risen to the occasion by providing training and resources to both the UH System and K-12 Schools across the state. Examples include: Open and live training on Zoom, Laulima, Flipgrid, and other tools staffed by both Department faculty and volunteer LTEC students; Michael Menchaca collaborated with Hanahau'oli and Lili'uokalani Trust to provide live, online [...]

2020-05-01T14:07:13-10:00May 1, 2020|Stepping Up|

Lawrence Nitz Nominated as Faculty Stepping up to the Challenge of COVID-19

Submitted Nomination: NameLawrence NitzCampus, DeptPolitical ScienceCategorycontributing to safe reopening of Hawai'i's economyWhy is this faculty member worthy of your nomination?Dr. Nitz is working on a project to generate guidelines for the safe re-opening of Hawai'i's restaurants. This project contributes both to food security by calling on local sources and to economic recovery.Any other comments?Dr. Nitz has a long history of conducting research with practical benefit to local communities. He recently received the College of Social Sciences award for applied research for his [...]

2020-05-01T14:03:03-10:00May 1, 2020|Stepping Up|

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

Submitted Nomination: NameJoy K. L. AndradeCampus, DeptJohn A. Burns School of Medicine, PsychiatryCategorythe top 3: dedication to teach; harm's way; innovationsWhy 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, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is currently the Assistant Director of Medical Education and Patient Care (DMEPC) for the psychiatric services in the Emergency Room of the Queen’s Medical Center (QMC). She is [...]

2020-04-16T11:27:52-10:00April 16, 2020|Stepping Up|

Cheryl Maeda and Joyce Yamada nominated for making masks

Submitted Nomination: NameCheryl Maeda and Joyce YamadaCampus, DeptUH Maui (Cheryl - Fashion Technology Program Coordinator); Joyce (Faculty & Staff Development Coordinator, Associate Professor)CategorySewing custom-designed non-surgical masks for front line workersWhy is this faculty member worthy of your nomination?The UHMC Mask Making Project is led by Fashion Technology Program Coordinator Cheryl Maeda and includes mask makers from Maui College Fashion Technology (FT) students (Current students: Emily Engh, Joy Tabon, Lia King and Alma Hieda; Other students and alumni are also sewing masks independently [...]

2020-04-16T11:27:45-10:00April 16, 2020|Stepping Up|

Robyn Tasaka nominated for creating online learning platforms

Submitted Nomination: Nominee nameRobyn TasakaNominee Campus, DeptUHWO, No‘eau Center (Student Learning Center)CategoryDedication to teaching and their studentsWhy 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 COVID19. The No‘eau Center remains open in the sense that there are numerous guided workshops students can access. These workshops are essential when constructing a research paper, revising, and comprehending the process to writing [...]

2020-04-16T11:27:27-10:00April 16, 2020|Stepping Up|

Kawena Komeiji nominated for creating a check-in app for students visiting the library

Submitted Nomination: NameKawena KomeijiCampus, DeptUHWO, LibraryCategoryPutting themselves in harms wayWhy is this faculty member worthy of your nomination?Kawena Komeiji worked collaboratively with our IT Department to create a check-in app for students who still needed to visit the library in person, on March 23rd. She also created or improved on innovative technology platforms for students and faculty to use as they work from home, and she created a comprehensive list of resources for the larger community to access during this crisis.2nd Nomination [...]

2020-04-16T11:27:20-10:00April 16, 2020|Stepping Up|

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

Submitted Nomination: NameNani Fox and David DuffyCampus, DeptMaui College and ManoaCategoryHumorWhy 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 David created a Facebook page Covid-19: The Resistance Strikes Back which looks at the humor in such things as toilet paper hoarding, protective gear, staying sane during home isolation, and what pets think of [...]

2020-04-16T11:27:10-10:00April 16, 2020|Stepping Up|

Cynthia Hunter nominated for Dedication to teaching and their students

Submitted Nomination: NameCynthia (Cindy) HunterCampus, DeptManoa, Life SciencesCategoryDedication to teaching and their studentsWhy 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 online instruction, while taking care of her mother, she arranged to switch her two courses to online, setting up Zoom and encouraging guest lecturers to use a format most had never tried. Directing from [...]

2020-04-16T11:27:03-10:00April 16, 2020|Stepping Up|

Ken Leonhardt and JP Bingham nominated for producing hand sanitizer

Submitted Nomination: NameKen Leonhardt and JP BinghamCampus, DeptCTAHRCategoryCreate bio-based products to reduce the spread of COVID-19Why 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. Jon-Paul cooked this up into 80 gallons of sanitizer. But they are just getting started, with their eyes on aloe plants throughout Oahu which will be sustainably harvested to meet the needs of frontline [...]

2020-04-16T11:26:58-10:00April 16, 2020|Stepping Up|

Dr. Markus Wessendorf nominated for sewing masks

Submitted Nomination: NameDr Markus Wessendorf, Assist Prof Maile Speetjens and Production Manager Rick GreaverCampus, DeptTheatre and DanceCategoryDeveloping innovations to fight COVID-19Why is this faculty member worthy of your nomination?University of Hawaiʻi researcher and Department of Theatre and Dance initiate effort to sew masks for health care workersUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) Assistant Research Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and the Pacific Biosciences Research Center Angel Yanagihara, along with faculty, students and staff of the UHM Department [...]

2020-04-16T11:26:50-10:00April 14, 2020|Stepping Up|