Applications: Hawaii Asia-Pacific Affairs Leadership Program

The Hawaii Asia-Pacific Affairs Leadership Program will help the next generation of Hawaii’s leaders develop a solid knowledge base of the major political, economic, and security issues in the Asia Pacific.

Applications for the 2016-17 program are now OPEN until September 10, 2016 ( Applicants must be a university student or a young professional under the age of 30, based on Oahu, Hawaii. Participation in the program is free.

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Julius Soria, a colleague who went ahead of his time

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Dear colleagues,

It is with deep sadness to inform you that our colleague Julius Soria, beloved by his students and greatly admired by his colleagues and the Ilocano and Filipino community, passed away this early morning (Aug 2, about 4:00am). Fred Magdalena, Tess Constantino,  Patty Dunn (student adviser of Asian Studies) and myself were able to express our condolences and talk with his mother and siblings. Imelda Gasmen, Eva Repollo and Agnes Malate were also there.

Julius’s sister and/or Imelda will update us on whatever plans the family will have regarding his internment.

For now he and his family are in our thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed by his CPS, Filipino and Ilocano ohana.

Jojo Abinales