Coach Chow, Kuali and PACOM
New head football Coach Norm Chow hit a “home run” in his first speaking engagement to the Downtown Athletic Club, attended by an overflow audience at Executive Centre.
The Kuali Financial System project continues on schedule with go-live planned in July 2012. Interfaces for payroll and purchasing will be completed by the end of January, and the contract and grant billing module is being adapted. Integration test cycles are planned in the coming four months, and a training plan is being created.
Governor Abercrombie and Admiral Willard have agreed to expand efforts to involve the state in sustainability and resilience interests shared by the university and the U.S. Pacific Command, or PACOM. We had the signing ceremony for the memorandum-of-understanding on a public-private partnership to prepare for disasters in the Asia-Pacific region in November. UH is identifying partners in the PACOM initiative with an anticipated visit from Tohoku University officials from Sendai, Japan.
University and campus news
- Legislative update
- Health simulation center opens
- Grant promotes common core
- Lani-Kailua group supports Windward scholarship
- Medical school joins veterans health effort
- Maui spearheads electric vehicle initiative
- Schuler creates West Oahu scholarship
- Grant supports Native Hawaiian education
UH West Oahu News
Grant supports Native Hawaiian education pathway
Na Pua Noeau and the University of Hawaii have been awarded a grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to increase Native Hawaiian participation in higher education.
The two-year award totaling nearly $2.5 million will provide a pathway for Native Hawaiian students to the various UH campuses statewide.
A Native Hawaiian Education Center established at UH Hilo, Na Pua Noeau has offices and staff on six islands that work closely with campus programs and the Hawaiian community.
The program provides students an opportunity to access UH facilities and faculty and plays a significant role in creating opportunities for Hawaiian students to see higher education as a means to serve their family and their community.
The pathways created in STEM education are showing significant results, especially at Hilo, where 92 Na Pua Noeau students are majoring in STEM fields.