UH Community Colleges help develop community colleges model for India

Visiting Kapiolani CC
UH News…

Philippines Presidents from State Universities & Colleges Visit UH

Philippines presidents visit UHWO
Presidents from the Philippines State Universities and Colleges visited UH May 20–25, 2013 as part of their Executive Course in Education Management and Development. The delegation visited UH-Mānoa, UH-West Oʻahu, Kapiʻolani Community College and Windward Community College, as well as the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology and the College of Tropical Agriculture Magoon Agricultural Research Center.
Photos from UH West Oʻahu
In the News: Filipino Chronicle 6/12/13,Star Advertiser 5/19/13

Philippine congressman to speak

Walden Bello at podium

Philippine Congressman Walden Bello will discuss Geopolitics in APEC: The Philippines, China and the U.S. Pacific Command in a free public lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday, November 10 in the UH Mānoa Architecture Auditorium.

Bello is a professor of sociology and public administration at the University of the Philippines Diliman and the founder and executive director of the international policy research institute Focus on the Global South.

He will address the implications of China’s assertiveness on the complex geopolitical relationship involving this rising power, the Philippines, a weakened United States and the rest of Asia.

For more information, email Fred Magdalena, UH Mānoa Center for Philippine Studies or call (808) 956-6086.

APEC Climate Center symposium

Eight scientists on balcony

From left, Brian Taylor and Kevin Hamilton, UH Mānoa; Chin-Seung Chung, APEC Climate Center; keynote speakers Rosina Bierbaum, Neil Plummer, Jagadish Shukla, In-Sik Kang, Bin Wang

IPRC logo

As part of the 2011 APEC activities in Honolulu, the APEC Climate Center holds its annual symposium at the East-West Center’s Keoni Auditorium on the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus October 17–20.

The University of Hawaiʻi is the local host along with the International Pacific Research Center, the climate center at Mānoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology.

Read More

Northeast Asia economists

Denise Konan and Lee-Jay Cho talking

Economists Denise Konan and Lee-Jay Cho

The 20th Annual Northeast Asia Economic Forum takes place August 8–9 in Waikīkī. Northeast Asian and North American policymakers, business leaders, academics and members of nongovernmental organizations will discuss trade and economic partnership, energy, cross-border infrastructure and financing as a precursor to the APEC Summit in Honolulu in November.

Read the news release

Quality in higher education

four students sitting on the lawn at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

Key higher education officials, scholars and experts from throughout the Asia-Pacific region will meet in Honolulu Aug. 4–6 to discuss the issue of higher education quality at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference on Quality in Higher Education, organized by the University of Hawaiʻi System in cooperation with the East-West Center.

Economic growth and development in the Asia-Pacific region depend on the quality of education and training available, and higher education is central to building capacity, equity, access, and an ability to adapt to rapid and profound economic change. Defining and identifying quality, and seeking to assure it, are a challenge in higher education.

Read More

Remarkable Japanese art

image of birds on colorful background

Japanese Art Tapestry Festa in Hawaiʻi features paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, craft and print artwork from more than 250 artists presented on tapestries.

After traveling to cities in North America, Europe and Asia, the exhibition is on display at Windward and Kapiʻolani Community College art galleries.

Families of the World film festival

Chinese schoolboys

Narrated by children, each film in the Families of the World festival is a kids’-eye view of the day from breakfast to bedtime with families in Korea, Australia, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand and China.

The films, geared for age 5 and up, illuminate similarities and differences in housing, education, food, clothing and celebrations in different countries.

Presented in conjunction with Outreach College’s summer theme: Advancing Asia-Pacific