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These exhibits are available for viewing during normal library hours.

2005 Science & Technology Department Exhibits

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"What's Wrong with Our Wiliwili Trees"

Our wiliwili trees are a victim of one of Hawaii's most recent invasive species - the erythrina gall wasp. Find out more about this insect and it's potential impact on our native wiliwili trees by stopping by the Science & Technology exhibit area.

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Alice Ball

Through July 2005
Science and Technology
First Floor Annex, Hamilton Library

photo of Alice Ball

Alice Ball
1915 Graduation, College of Hawaii (UH)
Master of Science

Who is Alice Ball?

  • First woman to earn a Masters degree from UH (then College of Hawaii)
  • First African American UH chemistry instructor
  • First to pioneer a breakthrough treatment for Hansen's Disease

For more information on Alice Ball, please attend Science and Technology head Paul Wermager's free public lecture on July 27, 7:00pm, at Krauss Hall, Room 012, sponsored by the Outreach College.


Polio Revisited

Through June 2005
Science and Technology
First Floor Annex, Hamilton Library

What do the following have in common?

  • FDR
  • Afghanistan, India, Pakistan
  • Sister Kenny
  • Itzhak Pearlman
  • Egypt, Niger, Nigeria
  • Salk
  • Iron lung

For the answer, see the new display "Polio Revisited" in the Science and Technology department.

2005 marks the 50th anniversary of the development of the first poliovaccine by Dr. Jonas Salk.

Photo of Polio National Immunization Day, Bangladesh Bangladesh, Polio National Immunization Day

Poster celebrating 50 years of polio vaccines Poster celebrating 50 years of polio vaccines

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