Faculty Recognized for
Four faculty members were selected as recipients of the Hung Wo
and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award for Faculty Service to
the Community. The award recognizes significant contributions that
strengthen ties between the university and the community. Read
more about them.
This year’s honorees
Cynthia Foreman is
an assistant professor of economics at Maui.
W. Craig Howes is a professor
of English and director of the Center for Biographic Research
Davianna McGregor is a professor
of ethnic studies at Manoa.
William Puette is the director
of the Center for Labor Education and Research at West O‘ahu.
ACCJC Updates Status
of Community Colleges
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ Accrediting
Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) has removed
the warning status previously placed on Kapi‘olani, Kaua‘i
Leeward and Maui for issues surrounding assessment and program
review. ACCJC continued the warning status for Windward and Honolulu
and placed Hawai‘i on warning. All seven community colleges
are fully accredited by ACCJC. The accredited status of the institution
continues during the warning period.
“I’m pleased that the commission has recognized the
efforts of our community colleges which resulted in the removal
of four of our community colleges from warning status,” says
Interim President David McClain. “I
am confident that the leadership, faculty and staff of our three
remaining community college campuses will move quickly to implement
the ACCJC recommendations.”
For more information, read the press
release or the ACCJC
Botanist Part of Andes Project
Lyon Arboretum Scientific Director Rainer Bussmann will
participate in a three-year, $1.78 million conservation grant grant
to conduct research and strengthen management at three Peruvian
forest sites—Rio Abiseo National Park, Cordillera Colán
Reserve Zone and Alto Mayo Protected Forest.
“The importance of these areas cannot be underestimated,” says
Bussmann. “Tropical forests constitute 7 percent of the planet’s
land surface, but are believed to hold over 50 percent of the world’s
variety of life. The Andean area alone contains nearly 10 percent
of the world’s plant species.”
the press release.