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Hinshaw received her PhD in microbiology from Alabama's Auburn University in 1973. In 2001, UC Davis successfully wooed her away from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to serve as Provost. During her first year at Davis, she won over a group of campus and community women when she donned a foam hat to illustrate immunology during an introductory speech. She left in order to take an appointment as Chancellor with the University of Hawaii.