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 West Oahu News
Internees behind barbed wire, Honouliuli, 1943-44
Hawaii Internment Camp Studies
The University of Hawaii–West Oahu has been awarded a $98,544 grant to fund multidisciplinary research and education at the Honouliuli internment camp. The funding will support two additional years of multidisciplinary research and education about World War II internment in Hawaii.
This internment included hundreds of American civilians and resident aliens of Japanese, Okinawan, German and Italian descent. Hawaii camps also held thousands of Japanese, Okinawan, Korean, German and Italian prisoners of war. The project will remain largely focused on the Honouliuli Internment Camp, built in 1943 on the west side of Oahu, set in a hidden gulch surrounded by agricultural fields.