Book about Hawaii plants wins acclaim
"Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime" (Trinity University Press, 2006), by Kenneth Helphand
; and "A Tropical Garden Flora: Plants Cultivated in the Hawaiian Islands and Other Tropical Places" (Bishop Museum Press, 2005), by George W. Staples
and Derral R. Herbst
, have won the 2007 Annual Literature Awards from the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries.
The awards honor both the author and the publisher of works that make a significant contribution to the literature of botany and horticulture.
Paul Waite, a sixth-grade teacher at Kahuku Elementary School, was named Hawaii History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America. Waite, a Hauula resident, will receive $1,000 and be in the running for the national award this fall. Kahuku Elementary's library will receive a core archive of history books and materials from the institute.
Charissa Kahue, a Chaminade University senior, was honored by the Council on Undergraduate Research for her biomedical research on a cancer drug therapy with the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., last summer. She also collaborated with fellow researchers in publishing the results in the Journal of the American Society of Hematology this year.
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