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Posted on | April 29, 2011 | Comments Off

Hawaiʻi’s John-Gabriel H. James and Leeward’s Raymund Liongson.

John-Gabriel H. James, Hawaiʻi history instructor, was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad Grant to travel and study in Brazil during the summer of 2011. This summer’s Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad is titled Land of the Future or the Present? A Historical Perspective on Brazil, and will include travel, lectures and field trips to locations within Brazil. James has a strong interest in Brazilian history and culture, especially the African diaspora in Brazil, and the comparative histories of Brazil and Hawaiʻi, which have been strongly shaped by sugar plantation culture. Upon his return, James will be offering presentations about his travels, and will be integrating new historical material into his world history course curriculum.

Raymund Liongson, assistant professor of Philippine studies, was honored with the 2011 University of the Philippines Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award. This award was given in recognition of his leadership, achievements and contributions to his profession and to the community he serves. Liongson will receive his award at the University of the Philippines General Alumni-Faculty Homecoming and Reunion on June 25, 2011, Liongson was also nominated by Governor Neil Abercrombie to be a commissioner on the Hawaiʻi Civil Rights Commission. His appointment was confirmed on April 13.

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