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
UH Hilo News
Artist’s rendering of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea
Thirty Meter Telescope Moving Forward
The Mauna Kea Management Board unanimously voted to approve the plan to build the $1 billion Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on the summit of Mauna Kea. With this vote, the project will now go before the UH administration and then the University of Hawaii Board of Regents for approval.
Governor Linda Lingle also signed off on the environmental impact statement, officially accepting it as sufficiently meeting guidelines and regulations.
The Thirty Meter Telescope, designed for optical and infrared observing, will be the world’s largest telescope when it sees first light in 2017. In 2009, TMT’s board of directors chose Mauna Kea as the preferred site to build what is considered the world’s most advanced mirror telescope.