Trip to Washington, D.C.
I spent a week in Washington, D.C., earlier this month meeting and connecting with a number of different university constituencies.
The East-West Center is celebrating its golden anniversary this year, marking 50 years of success in promoting better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia and the Pacific. I had the opportunity to attend its 50th Anniversary Celebration, and I met and spoke with a number of East-West Center and UH alumni at a special event with the UH Alumni Association. It was a great experience to hear from these alumni about their affinity for the university and their ideas for how we can continue to engage them.
Campus news from my May report
- Champion Wahine Softball Team
- College of Pharmacy Awarded $16 Million
- Hawaii Internment Camp Studies
- Serving Deaf Students at Kapiolani
- Leeward Culinary Arts Gala
- Maui Conference Highlights Culture and Business
- New Hilo Chancellor Named
- New West Oahu Campus Funded $48 Million
- Outstanding Kapiolani Faculty
- Second Annual MELE Workshop
- Spring Commencement 2010
- Thirty Meter Telescope Moving Forward
- Three Outstanding Manoa Students
Cheng, Iwami, Timmerman
Three Outstanding Manoa Students
Three UH Manoa were recently recognized for the academic success with prestigious national honors and awards, including:
Henry Cheng, who graduated with honors in biological engineering and was named one of 18 Luce Scholars, a prestigious and nationally competitive fellowship administered by the Henry Luce Foundation. He’ll serve a year-long internship at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand to work on pandemic preparedness projects, and then enter Stanford University’s Bioengineering PhD program in fall 2011 with funding from a National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship. Learn more.
Reece T. Iwami, a graduate student in electrical engineering and one of only two students nationwide to receive a prestigious graduate fellowship from the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Recipients of this internationally competitive award are selected on the basis of a research proposal and academic potential and receive a $6,000 fellowship and travel funding to the awards presentation. Learn more.
Undergraduate Amanda Timmerman was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship that includes a $30,000 stipend and a $10,500 tuition allowance per year for up to three years. Timmerman graduated this semester with a global environmental science degree and will continue her graduate education at UH Manoa in the Department of Oceanography. Learn more.