Community and International Outreach
In the past month, I’ve had the opportunity to share the university’s goals and objectives and some of the good things that we’ve been working on with a number of community groups and business organizations, including the Hawaii Economic Association, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce and the Organization of Women Leaders.
I also participated in the East-West Center’s very successful 50th Anniversary International Conference where I was a panel presenter and part of a great discussion on the challenges and opportunities in higher education with a global perspective. It was a wonderful conference, and I extend my congratulations to the East-West Center for putting it together and on celebrating its 50th anniversary.
I also recently traveled to Japan, where I was invited to speak at a symposium of the National Women’s Education Center of Japan focused on advancing women scientists in Japan. I had the opportunity to meet with our ambassador to Japan and with officials from the Japanese Ministry of Science and Technology. These opportunities help us lay the groundwork for strategic alliances with Japan, and I look forward to more discussions on collaborative efforts.
Campus news from my July report
- 2011 APEC Hawaii Host Committee Update
- Funds for West Oahu and Hawaii CC
- Construction Procurement Advisory Committee
- Kudos to UH administrators
- Hilo telescope captures first images
- National honors for Manoa faculty and staff
- Senator Inouye recognizes UH West Oahu
- Ocean exploration with the Hokulea
- Respiratory therapy students lobby
- New environmental challenges course
- Pumping energy into Maui campus
UH Manoa News
National honors for Manoa faculty and staff
UH Manoa Associate Athletics Director and Marilyn Moniz-Kahoohanohano received the Nell Jackson Administrator of the Year Award from the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators. The award honors women athletics administrators who exemplify courage, conviction and perseverance and are effective advocates for gender equity and diversity.
John A. Burns School of Medicine Professor Jeffrey Okamoto, a pediatrician who works to improve the lives of islanders with developmental and intellectual disabilities, was one of three people selected for a Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellowship. He will participate in public policy development during the intensive year-long congressional fellowship. Okamoto hopes to improve policies that keep people with intellectual disabilities safe and supported while enabling them to make their own decisions.