Honors Program Hosts Panel Discussion on "The College Town Concept"

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Apr 1, 2003

WHAT: "The College Town Concept," the second in a panel discussion series on connecting research to public policies, will take a look at the creation of a "college town" surrounding the UH Mānoa campus.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 2, 2003 -- 7 to 8:15 p.m.

WHERE: Moʻiliʻili Community Center, Room 105 (2535 S. King Street)

WHO: Sponsored by the "First Year Honors Experience" and the Moʻiliʻili Community Center, the panel of UH Mānoa faculty will feature:

Karl Kim, Department of Urban and Regional Planning -- Planning Issues

Warren Nishimoto, Center for Oral History -- Listening to the Citizens

Beverly Keever, School of Communications -- The Role of the News Media

BACKGROUND: The panel discussion is part of an Honors course designed for students in their first year at UH Mānoa. The objectives of the class are to acquaint students with the benefits of conducting research as undergraduates; to inform students about the ways that applied research connects the university to the larger community; to inform students about the opportunities for engaging in a research project; and to foster interaction between undergraduates and faculty researchers. The "college town" concept has been a topic of public discussion as the university and the community analyze possibilities for revitalizing the Moʻiliʻili area as a college town with greater linkage to the UH Mānoa campus. The topic will be used to illustrate the connection of research to public policies. The event is free and open to the public.