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 Community Colleges
Maui Conference Highlights Culture and Business
University of Hawaii Maui College was host last month to more than 50 delegates of the Postsecondary International Network, examining facilities and programs on Oahu and Maui dealing with cultural resources and business development. PIN is an association of institutions establishing alliances on educational programs that prepare students for a global society while facilitating networking for upgrading instructional materials and methods.
Workshops and opportunities for dialogue focused on issues affecting entrepreneurship and business development with sessions on the role of higher education in enhancing leadership capabilities, leveraging the resources of a community and maximizing distance education technologies. Delegates also enjoyed an interactive introduction to Honolulu Community College’s MELE (Music and Entertainment Learning Experience) Program and tours of the Institute for Astronomy’s Haleakala observatories and two Maui farms that have established niche markets for their products.