APEC 2010 Yokohama
I just returned from Yokohama, Japan, site of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2010 meeting. It was an amazing experience to be there in person. As a member of the APEC 2011 Host Committee, I attended the APEC Business Advisory Council dinner and the National Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s annual lunch where our own Sen. Daniel Inouye spoke about the importance of APEC and how it promotes stability in the Asia-Pacific region, and he welcomed the APEC economies to Honolulu in 2011.
In preparation for the meeting in 2011, Honolulu will host the APEC Symposium and Informal Senior Officials’ Meeting, Dec. 8–9. The symposium brings together APEC officials with business and community leaders from throughout the Asia-Pacific region to discuss APEC’s progress and key issues likely to be on its agenda the next year.
The informal meeting of senior officials is held the next day to discuss outcomes of the symposium. Meetings will take place at the East-West Center. We are recruiting volunteers to assist with various duties for the symposium and senior officials’ meeting and will be providing training for them prior to the meetings. This will be great practice for our volunteers for the APEC meeting next November.
University and campus news
- Holiday Campus Closures
- Advanced Technology Solar Telescope Update
- New Pacific Islander Student Center
- Shidler business student scholarships
- CTAHR anthurium, staff win honors
- West Oahu hosts high school counselors
- International Education Week celebrations
- MELE program unveils new studios
- Kauai opens One Stop Center Phase II
- Maui’s Noble Chef raises $60,000
UH Manoa News
CTAHR collects honors
An anthurium developed by a College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources team of researchers won a Red Ribbon in the Society of American Florists’ 2010 Outstanding Varieties Competition. Tropic Lime joins eight other CTAHR anthurium varieties that have received ribbons from the Society of American Florists since 2004.
CTAHR is also celebrating another team of researchers known as the Quarantine First Responders. The team, which includes a member from Hilo’s College of Agriculture, was the university’s nominee for State Team of the Year in the 2010 Governor&38217;s Awards, and brought home the top prize after the governor announced winners last month.
The team was recognized for its work addressing Hawaii’s agricultural pest and quarantine issues.