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2003


December


Ania Wieczorek describes Hawaii’s agricultural biotechnology industry and its regulation in an opinion article. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 12/21/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Don't fall for questionable 'carbo' labels. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 12/15/2003


Students and faculty from the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources celebrated Glitz and Glamour at the opening of a new exhibition at Miller Hall Gallery. — News at UH, 12/8/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Marathoners need a good nutrient mix. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 12/8/2003


NREM Professor Chennat Gopalakrishnan was one of three water professionals named a fellow of the American Water Resources Association during its annual meeting Nov. 2 in San Diego. — News at UH, 12/1/2003


TPSS Professor John Griffis received a Fulbright award to spend spring semester teaching greenhouse-based amenity horticulture in Mauritius. — News at UH, 12/1/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Holidays an excellent time to check out healthy gifts. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 12/1/2003



November


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Miracle cures via e-mail are no miracle. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/24/2003


CTAHR Joins Forces with Hawaii Organizations to Promote Hand Washing at Food Service Establishments. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/21/2003


CTAHR Joins Forces with Hawaii Organizations to Promote Hand Washing at Food Service Establishments. — News at UH, 11/21/2003


Maria Iliana Stark (School of Nursing) and CTAHR’s Dana Davidson discuss the harmful consequences for children of prenatal exposure to crystal methamphetamine and living with meth-addicted parents. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/20/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Green tea can clash with common drugs. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/17/2003


ADPM seniors Cecilia Kim and Cindy King have teamed up to create the “Acid Dolls” clothing line. They describe the clothes as being "...for girls who like edginess, but also like to show off a feminine part of themselves...." — The Honolulu Advertiser, 11/11/2003


CTAHR and EARTH University of Costa Rica will be exchanging students and faculty. — The Maui News, 11/11/2003


TPSS faculty Robert Paull and Richard Manshardt and Board of Advisors member Doug Schenk discuss ongoing efforts to improve the pest resistance and harvest qualities of pineapple. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/10/2003


CTAHR Board of Advisors member Allan Ikawa shares some of the lessons he’s learned as the owner and founder of Big Island Candies. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 11/10/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Healthy diet, exercise can avert diabetes. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/10/2003


The taste: CTAHR celebrates eight delicious years. — CTAHR feature story, 11/8/2003


Sylvia Yuen, director of Manoa's Center on the Family, was named the state's 2003 Outstanding Individual Advocate as a Professional for Children and Youth. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/8/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: More sleep could help control weight. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/3/2003


CTAHR's costume collection has historic swimwear. — Malamalama, 11/1/2003


Cool cows, better feed improve farm profits. — Malamalama, 11/1/2003


CTAHR's newest plant book is a guide to Hawai'I weeds. — Malamalama, 11/1/2003


Horticulture alumnus tackles world nutrition needs. — Malamalama, 11/1/2003



October


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: What does ‘organic’ really mean? — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10/27/2003


Citric acid is proving to be an effective weapon against the invasive coqui frog. Arnold Hara and Meg Jones are part of a community-based effort to control coqui frog populations in Hawaii. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 10/27/2003


CTAHR has received a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to revitalize agricultural science and education in Iraq. The College will partner with the University of Mosul's College of Agriculture and Forestry and the University of Dohuk to strengthen academic programs and extension training in agricultural science and to rehabilitate agricultural research programs and infrastructure. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10/27/2003


CTAHR has received a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to revitalize agricultural science and education in Iraq. The College will partner with the University of Mosul's College of Agriculture and Forestry and the University of Dohuk to strengthen academic programs and extension training in agricultural science and to rehabilitate agricultural research programs and infrastructure. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 10/27/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Small helping of health tips. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10/20/2003


The luncheon at Ag/LICH 2003, the Hawai'i agriculture and landscape industry conference co-sponsored by CTAHR, the Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawaii, the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, and the Landscape Industry Council of Hawaii, featured talks by Gov. Linda Lingle and Maui Land & Pineapple’s new CEO, David Cole. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 10/17/2003


The Ag/LICH 2003 Conference kicked off with a field day in Kapiolani Park. Vendors demonstrated their latest products for use in agriculture and landscaping. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10/16/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Good diet may lower prostate cancer risk. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10/13/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: FDA helps consumers get the whole story. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10/6/2003


Big increases in sugar and pineapple sales and modest growth in diversified agriculture lifted Hawaii’s 2002 farm revenues to $535.9 million, an 11-year high. CTAHR Board of Advisors member Steve Holaday (Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.) anticipates that sugar will remain strong this year and next. Board of Advisors member Eric Tanouye attributed the growth in the sales of flowers and nursery products to the health of the state's economy and a rebounding mainland market for cut flowers from Hawa — The Honolulu Advertiser, 10/2/2003



September


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Calcium plays role in halting PMS symptoms. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/29/2003


At the "Weighing the Options" Symposium on obesity, held on September 23 in Montreal, Rachel Novotny presented recent findings that increased dairy consumption can help girls ages 9 to 14 trim their waistlines. Replacing soda pop with milk was associated with both weight loss and loss of abdominal fat. Drinking soda cancelled out the weight loss benefit but did not eliminate dairy’s waist-slimming effect. During her visit to Montreal, Rachel was interviewed by Canadian Television (CTV). Read a news article that summarizes these findings and watch streaming video of the interview: — Canadian Television (CTV), 9/24/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Pills take aim at heartburn's chronic pain. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/22/2003


HNFAS assistant professor Amy Brown is leading a study to determine whether kava drinking impairs liver function. If you’re in good health, aged 18-64, and not a heavy alcohol drinker, needle user, or consumer of kava pills, you may qualify to participate. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 9/21/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Supplement makers should ensure safety. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/15/2003


Hawaii County’s Glen Fukumoto and Milton Yamasaki bring you “A Taste of the Hawaiian Range.” The Taste, the Mealani Field Day, and recent efforts to promote local forage-fed meats are highlighted. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/14/2003


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To prevent drug abuse among young people, Sylvia Yuen of CTAHR’s Center on the Family recommends a multifaceted approach that emphasizes community standards, relationships with nurturing adults, and youth activities that build skills and self esteem. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 9/9/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Don't dismiss your rights as a consumer. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/8/2003


Shedding light on photoprotection. — CTAHR feature story, 9/5/2003


“Enjoy a slice of nature” -- The Urban Garden Center in Pearl City is home to theme gardens that both kids and adults will enjoy. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 9/5/2003



August


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Pain is not always a gain. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/25/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Nutrition issue simmers over milk products. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/18/2003


Arnold Hara and Stacey Chun are fighting a new alien pest. The nettle caterpillar was discovered two years ago near Hilo and now infests a handful of Pana'ewa farms and nurseries. The caterpillar’s venomous spines cause painful stings. Researchers hope to identify a biocontrol agent that can be used to control the caterpillar in Hawaii. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 8/17/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Stop smoking, but keep the caffeine. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/11/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Yogurt getting more popular, less healthy. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/4/2003



July


CTAHR handed out nearly $6,000 in scholarships and awards at its 15th Student Research Symposium. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 7/30/2003


Emeritus professor Minoru Tamashiro and researcher Desmond Ogata describe how carpet and soapy water can be used to protect monkey pod trees from caterpillar infestation. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/27/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Trans fat info soon will be on food labels. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/21/2003


More thinking out of the field: a second year yields food for thought. — CTAHR feature story, 7/16/2003


CTAHR’s Gaillane Maehira and Patricia Macomber have received the University of Hawaii-Manoa 2003 Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service. Maehira, an agricultural technician, and Macomber, an academic support specialist, were recognized for their outstanding work performance, service, and leadership. — News at UH, 7/14/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: If you're fat, you can either jog or sue. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/14/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Microwave warnings mix fact and fiction. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/7/2003


Entomologist Arnold Hara (PEPS) is quoted discussing possible biocontrol agents that might limit the growth of coqui frog populations in Hawaii. — Honolulu Weekly, 7/2/2003



June


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Parents can influence kids' weight gain. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/30/2003


A brochure produced by the Coqui Frog Working Group and published by CTAHR was highlighted in a June 24 Honolulu Star-Bulletin article that described efforts to eradicate coqui frogs, a noisy invasive species. CTAHR's Arnold Hara (Beaumont Research Station, Big Island) was interviewed for the story. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 6/24/2003


On June 24, the Star-Bulletin's Business section featured an Associated Press article on a pesticide training program developed at CTAHR to provide safety information to immigrant farmers in their native languages. The program was initiated by Barry Brennan (now the College's Associate Dean/Associate Director for Extension) and has been carried forward by Sabina Swift (Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences). — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/24/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Diet product claims raise red flags. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/23/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Some athletes run risk of low blood sodium. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/16/2003


“More single dads are leading families” -- Center on the Family faculty Sylvia Yuen and Marcia Hartsock were quoted in a front-page Father’s Day article that discussed challenges faced by fathers raising children alone. — Honolulu Star Bulletin, 6/15/2003


Agriculture Biotechnology: CTAHR addresses a contentious topic. — CTAHR feature story, 6/6/2003


The Hawaii Area Wide Fruit Fly Integrated Pest Management Program (HAW-FLYPM) helps local farmers fight fruit flies. — Hawaii Business Magazine, 6/1/2003


CTAHR Board of Advisors member Alec Sou reports that the Hawaii Area Wide Fruit Fly Integrated Pest Management Program (HAW-FLYPM) has greatly reduced the melon fly population at his Central Oahu farm. — Hawaii Business Magazine, 6/1/2003



May


Two CTAHR employees, Gaillane Maehira and Patricia McComber, have received Manoa Chancellor Peter Englert's Outstanding Service award for 2003. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/29/2003


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Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Herbal teas often take a toll on teeth. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/19/2003


Outstanding Alumnus: more research needed today to feed tomorrow's people. — CTAHR feature story, 5/16/2003


CTAHR students share their discoveries at Research Symposium. — CTAHR feature story, 5/16/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Staying healthy can reduce diabetes risk. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/12/2003


, 5/7/2003


CTAHR program - "Food: Just Grow It!", promotes health and wellness among the students at Leilehua High School by bringing together organic farming and healthful cooking as a way to teach the students the benefits of physical activity, nutrition and concerns for the environment. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 5/5/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Too much vitamin A can be risky. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/5/2003


Kava: can new research findings restore a tarnished reputation? — CTAHR feature story, 5/2/2003


Dana Davidson of CTAHR Department of Family and Consumer Science was asked to discuss implications of Senate Bill 1234, which makes adults liable when they allow people under the age of 21 to drink alcohol and those drinkers harm others. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 5/1/2003


"Farm Tour to California set for June" - UH CTAHR's Jim Hollyer organizing tour for local farmers to explore production, business and marketing ideas from California's most successful small farms. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/1/2003



April


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Kidney patients should avoid star fruit. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/28/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Stevia may be super sweet, but FDA has reservations. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/21/2003


CTAHR's Rachel Novotny presents findings at national nutritional sciences meeting in San Diego. — News at UH, 4/21/2003


, 4/17/2003


"Student learn startups fragile" showcased "Balloon Professor," a startup company established by undergraduate students under the guidance of Prof. Carol Ann Dickson. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 4/16/2003


, 4/16/2003


"Curating the Couture" publicized "Cultural Nuptials," an exhibit of wedding dresses from around the world. Students in Dr. Carol D'Angelo's museum management and advanced drawing classes assembled the exhibit. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 4/15/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Know the facts about genetic engineering. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/14/2003


Plants for lei people. — CTAHR feature story, 4/10/2003


CTAHR scientist C.S. Tang and his colleagues may have solved the mystery of why some Europeans who used products containing kava extract suffered severe liver damage. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 4/7/2003


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Exercise can help dilute adult diabetes. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/7/2003



March


Brochures offer glimpse of Ko'olauloa. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 3/16/2003


Hawaii agriculture, a field of dreams? CTAHR Dean Andrew Hashimoto dreams of doubling the value of the Aloha State's $500 million agricultural sector in five years. — Hawaii Business Magazine, 3/1/2003


"King of the Corn," UH professor Jim Brewbaker is quoted as "one of Hawaii's intellectual treasures." — Hawaii Business Magazine, 3/1/2003



February


"Hope rides on growing state's cup of tea" -- USDA's Francis Zee and CTAHR extension agent Dwight Sato are working to establish high-quality tea as a niche market product for Hawaii farmers. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 2/8/2003



January


Kevin Sanada, CTAHR-FCS fashion design student, has staged "Reconstructions and Abstractions" as his final project for a degree in product design and merchandising, and is well on his way to a successful career. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 1/6/2003