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July 2002, Vol. 27 No. 2
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Contents

End of Life 7

UH faculty not only train caregivers about the cultural differences in the way we approach death, they help elders plan and families cope.

Economic Conversation 10

The engine or the track? Community and business leaders join UH and state economists in a roundtable discussion about the university's role in the state's economy; they conclude a healthy, independent university is vital to attracting and keeping industry in Hawai‘i.

Fishing for the Future on "Gilligan's Island" 13

TV viewers know the island in Kane'ohe Bay as the place the Minnow crew was stranded. Marine scientists know it as one of the finest place to study coral reefs and the organisms that depend on them. Jo Ann Leong, who used to fish there with her family. returns as director of the island-based Hawai‘i Institute for Marine Biology.

Artistic Legacy 14

Famed muralist Jean Charlot gave his art collection to UH after years of teaching here. Now his family has donated the Honolulu home where he did much of his work and entertained intellectual and artistic guests from throughout the Pacific and around the world.

Museum Makers Exhibit Style 16

UH alumni are acquiring and coordinating collections, creating and publicizing exhibits and handling rare artwork at museums from Honolulu to New York. Meet a few of them.

First Generation 19

College life involves extra challenges for students whose parents never attended school beyond high school. UH campuses are responding with programs to ease the transition.

Librarian for a Digital Age 21

Manoa's new head librarian, Diane Perushek, prepares to expand services, collections and technological capabilities at the campuses two major facilities.

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