3 Mānoa faculty members awarded Fulbright scholarships 2022-2023

Research Professor Bruce Howe, Professor Rajesh Jha and Professor Michel Mohr

Three University of Hawaii at Mānoa, faculty members have been awarded prestigious Fulbright US Scholar Awards for 2022-2023. The Fulbright Program is the largest and most diverse international educational exchange program in the world.

American Fulbright Scholars from uh Manoa in 2022–23:

  • Bruce Howe, a professor-researcher at the Department of Ocean Resources and Engineering, will travel to Portugal to expand the undersea cable systems, which cross the ocean, connecting billions of people by activating the Internet. Howe will work with leading scientists and engineers, the United Nations, government organizations and other stakeholders. Portugal will install the first CLEVER (Science Monitoring And Reliable Telecommunications) with environmental sensors in 2024. The system will meet society’s needs for better estimates and forecasts of climate and sea level change, ocean circulation, and tsunami and earthquake hazards earthen.
  • Rajesh Jha, professor in the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, will be visiting professor at Bingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Jha plans to develop and validate markers for use in research related to nutrition and gut health of monogastric animals (pigs and poultry). Jha will use this opportunity to develop a long-term collaborative research program with the host university and other potential researchers. To learn more, visit the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources website.
  • Michael Mohr, a professor in the Department of Religion, will teach and conduct research in the Department of Philosophy at National Taiwan University as part of a project to re-examine non-Western approaches to universality. His research project, “Revisiting the Root of Universalism in Chinese Buddhism: The Tathāgatagarbha Philosophy, Its Flowering During the Six Dynasties, and Its Relevance for the 21st Century,” will examine the birth and impact of this idea in China. from the East. Jin (317-420 THIS) and explore its relevance to the present.

uh Mānoa was honored as one of the 18 U.S. doctoral institutions that produced the most U.S. Fulbright Scholars in 2021-22. This honor was also recognized by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 participants from more than 160 countries with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and help find solutions to international problems. common.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is supported at uh Mānoa through Fulbright Program Advisors R.Anderson Suttonassociate vice-rector for global engagement; William ChapmanActing Dean of the School of Architecture; Kristen Connors, Scholarships, Coordinator and Professional Development Coordinator; and Betsy Gilliland, associate professor in the Department of Second Language Studies. For more information on the Fulbright program at uh Mānoa, visit this website.

These research projects are examples of uh Mānoa’s goals of research excellence: to advance the enterprise of research and creative work (PDF) and Building a Sustainable and Resilient Campus Environment: Part of the Global Movement for Sustainability and Climate Resilience (PDF), two of the four objectives defined in the Strategic Plan 2015-2025 (PDF), updated December 2020.


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