Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Honolulu’s Cisco AcademySmithsonian APLU Folklife Festival
We are proud to have the opportunity to be taking part in this summer’s Smithsonian APLU Folklife Festival. It is the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Morrill Act, which paved the way for higher education for rural and working class Americans.
UH will be one of 20 public land-grant universities to participate in the festival, which will take place on the National Mall in Washington D.C. from June 27 through July 8, 2012.
The university will showcase projects and programs and the community they serve. There will be exhibits that include non-instrument navigation, traditional health and agriculture. There will also be a taro patch, hula demonstrations and cultural discussions.Cisco
Honolulu Community College has been selected to be a Cisco Academy Support Center. Cisco is a leader in technology education programs that prepare college and career-ready students for the 21st century with curricula that build information communications technology and networking knowledge and skills.
The Networking Academy is recognized worldwide as a leader in e-learning and education innovation and Honolulu CC will be the lead Cisco educational institution in the central pacific. We have also been selected as an Instructor Training Center.
This is great news for students who want to learn state-of-the art computer networking and security. It will also provide them easy access to state-of-the-art materials and resources.
UH Cancer Center
I’m pleased to announce that not only is our beautiful University of Hawaii Cancer Center building nearing completion, on time and on budget, but we recently hosted a team of 23 reviewers from NCI—the National Cancer Institute—for a site visit as part of our submission for the P30 core grant.
The NCI visit presented the UH Cancer Center’s faculty and staff the opportunity to demonstrate the center’s overwhelming support from leadership at the University of Hawaii, the State Legislature, the Hawaii Cancer Consortium, other local hospitals and community partners.
I am happy to report that our work and the work of our partners received positive feedback and an encouraging preliminary review from NCI, concerning our request for renewed P30 grant funding.
We are grateful for all the hard work and dedication as we strive toward our common goal of building and maintaining a strong cancer center in our remote island state.