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Pacific University senior Ol- ivia Honaker was awarded a $3,000 grant to conduct research on a drug treatment that could help those who have had a stroke. A molecule key to the study was found in Sarcothelia edmondsoni, a coral endemic to the islands ... Several Honolulu stu- dents made the dean’s list at Tuft’s University in Medford, Massachusetts: Congratula- tions to Pascal He (Class of 2025), Kara Hirano (Class of 2025), Allison Johnston (Class of 2022), Fua Nasu (Class of 2025) and Alec Zackin (Class of 2024) ... More congratulations are warranted further south in Boston, where Hailey Akau (Class of 2025) and Lauren Ishikawa (Class of 2025),
both from Honolulu, made the dean’s list at Emerson College ... A big win for Honolulu-based communica- tions and marketing agency Olomana Loomis ISC, which took home the Koa Anvil Best in Show Award at the Public Relations Society of America, Hawai‘i Chapter ceremony earlier this month. Olomana was recognized for the COVID-19 vaccination community outreach cam- paign it put together for the state Department of Health, which included the popular #HIGotVaccinated message ... Know a poet in Honolulu? The Hawai‘i State Founda- tion on Culture and the Arts is looking for a poet laureate to represent the state. Nom- inations are open through Aug. 31. More information
is available at sfca.hawaii. gov ... A heads-up for Ho- nolulu commuters: All rides on TheBus are free through Aug. 26. Passengers will need a HOLO card (available for free through Aug. 26 at the Kalihi Transit Center or wherever the cards are sold). Officials hope this offer will entice new riders to try pub- lic transportation. For details, visit ... Hono- lulu small-business owners still have time to apply for the 2022 EmPower Grant, which covers up to $5,000 for ener- gy-efficient capital improve- ment projects — like replac- ing air-conditioning units and installing Energy Star com- mercial equipment. The dead- line is Sept. 30. Visit hawaiie- ...
Makiki resident Murphy was adopted from the O‘ahu SPCA.
He’s fascinated by anything new that comes into his apartment. Bags and boxes especially interest him, but catnip makes him go bananas.
Honolulu Voice is accepting photos of your furry
(or scaly or feathered) friends for its Pet of the Week feature. Send your photo to kiwamoto@midweek. com and be sure to include your pet’s name, breed, age and area of Honolulu where you live, along with any fun fact you’d like to share with readers.
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