The legislative session is in the home stretch. They have now moved into conference committee meetings. We will gain a better idea of how the budget will shape up over the next two weeks as the session is scheduled to come to a close on May 5. We are anticipating and preparing for a reduction and the impact that reduction will have on the university.
I’d like to commend our faculty, staff and administrators who are dealing with the harsh realities of this budget situation every day. They continue to do all they can to make sure our students’ needs are met despite these challenges, and it will take everyone working together to move the university forward.
As I’ve said before, we welcome any and all support from the UH community and everyone who believes that higher education is a critical investment in our future to help us survive these very difficult times.
University and campus news
- Construction projects advancing
- APEC 2011 planning continues
- Latest Malamalama out
- Major childhood obesity grant
- Grad is 2011 Rolex Scholar
- Counseling psychology accredited
- Students head to national competition
- Wo Foundation funds new West Oahu program
- Campuses set to save energy
UH System News
Latest issue of Malamalama
The April 2011 issue of Malamalama, the University of Hawaii magazine, is in the mail and available online. It includes features on
- hurricane research (and the odds on whether Hawaii will be hit)
- aquaponics (which combines aquaculture fish and hydroponic plant systems)
- a satellite nursing program (that extends Kapiolani nursing instruction to two additional community college campuses)
- a trio of unsung donors (whose unsung gifts have made a difference)
The issue also includes additional stories on campus, research and sports news; alumni profiles; and much more.