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May 2010

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.

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black and white photo of internees behind barbed wire

Internees behind barbed wire, Honouliuli, 1943-44

Hawai‘i Internment Camp Studies

The University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu 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 Hawai‘i.

This internment included hundreds of American civilians and resident aliens of Japanese, Okinawan, German and Italian descent. Hawai‘i 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 O‘ahu, set in a hidden gulch surrounded by agricultural fields.