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quote from MRC Greenwood

July 2010

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 Hawai‘i 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.

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artists rendering of Hale Makana O Nanakuli

Artist’s rendering of Hale Makana O Nanakuli

Senator recognizes UH West O‘ahu

Sen. Daniel Inouye joined Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Ron Sims in recognizing projects supporting Leeward O‘ahu communities during a ceremony at the NFL YET Center in Nanakuli.

Sims presented a ceremonial check for $682,589 to UH West O‘ahu Chancellor Gene Awakuni and community project partner representative Kali Watson, president of Hawaiian Community Development. UH West O‘ahu’s grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development support the Hale Makana O Nanakuli Community Center, which provides affordable long-term rental housing for families leaving the Wai‘anae emergency shelter or transitional housing programs. Construction for the facility is slated to begin later this year.