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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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Campus news from my May report

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Community College News

speaking over the videophone using sign language

Serving Deaf Students at Kapi‘olani

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students, faculty and community members on the Kapi‘olani Community College campus can now call deaf people or hearing people by using the public videophone at Kapi‘olani’s Lama Library. The Lama Library is the only site in the state of Hawai‘i that provides this free service, which provides a videophone and privacy booth where deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who rely on sign language to communicate can immediately connect with friends and family who have videophones.

In related news, Kapi‘olani Community College has been approved to continue to serve as the Gallaudet University Regional Center site responsible for serving the Hawai‘i Pacific Region. Established at Kapi‘olani in 1988 in cooperation with Gallaudet University, the Regional Center in Hawai‘i serves deaf and hard-of-hearing persons, their families and friends and professionals in the field by offering programs, informational resources and a videotape and assistive listening devices lending library.