POSTED: Friday, April 24, 2009

UH business school ranked 21st for international study

U.S. News and World Report ranked the Shidler College of Business 21st for international business and 72nd out of 426 business colleges for its graduate programs in the 2009 rankings released yesterday.

The library and information studies program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa ranked 29th out of 50 schools and eighth for its School Library Media degree program.

The College of Education was ranked 80th out of 278 schools, down from 65th last year.

The law school fell out of the top 100 programs from 91st last year.

The medical school does not participate in the survey and rankings.


Board seeks nominations for disabled-friendly sites

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2009 Accessible Design Awards for buildings or features that improve the quality of life for disabled people.

The Disability and Communications Access Board is seeking nominations from any individual, company, business or agency—private or public—until May 15. The awards recognize buildings, facilities, sites or design features that promote full integration, independence and equal access to the disabled and all individuals.

Projects will be judged by public design (nonresidential), private design (nonresidential) and residential design (public or private).

Information and nomination forms are available on the DCAB Web site, http://www.hawaii.gov/health/dcab. Printed and electronic copies can be obtained by calling 586-8121 or e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) hawaii.gov or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Theater to host fundraiser for Queen's Cancer Center

A fundraising variety show to support the Queen's Medical Center is scheduled for tomorrow night at the Diamond Head Theatre.

Queen's, founded in 1859 by Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV, is observing its 150th anniversary.

The sold-out “;Laugh Out Cancer”; show featuring Queen's physicians, nurses and executives starts at 7 p.m. A “;Giggle Party”; starting at 6 p.m. includes food sales, door prizes, a silent auction and a giving tree for donations.

Proceeds are to benefit the Queen's Cancer Center.


Neighbor Islands

Hanapepe, Kauai » Quick action by neighbors using garden hoses helped douse a fire in the laundry room of a house on Kane Road in Hanapepe at about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. No one was hurt. Damage was estimated at $20,000. It was the third fire at a Kauai residence since Monday.

Kipahulu, Maui » The road between Hana and the popular pools at Oheo in Kipahulu will be closed for 21 days starting May 4 so county crews can replace a bridge damaged during the Oct. 15, 2006, earthquake.

Maui County shut down the bridge in mid-October 2006 and installed a temporary bridge in December of that year. The old bridge was built in 1911. Residents living west of the bridge will have to use a back road through Kaupo to get to Central Maui.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii » Pualani Park in Kailua-Kona will be closed Monday so officials can spray DiPel DF, a nontoxic insecticide, to rid the park of stinging nettle caterpillars, a Hawaii County news release said. The park will reopen Tuesday.