Acting Dean of Instruction Linka Mullikin, right, greets Gov.
Linda Lingle, as Theatre Manager Tom Holowach looks on. The governor
was keynote speaker for Women's History Month activities on the Ko‘olau
Zhou Wins Templeton Award
Educational Advancement Fund International, a nonprofit organization
founded by Manoa Associate Professor of Political Science Kate
Zhou received the Atlas Economic Research Foundation's $10,000
Social Entrepreneurship award. The EAFI small
loan initiative provides education, training and small- business loans
to poor women in rural Xiangxi, China. Chinese born and educated, Zhou survived
the Cultural Revolution. Although she pursued a U.S. academic career,
she maintained ties with Chinese government and business people to
promote entrepreneur exchanges.
Entomology Team Advances
Linnean team members, from left, Margaret Gentz, Chris
Kishimoto, Will Haines and Jesse Eiben All are Entomology graduate
students in the Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences
A team of graduate students from Manoa's Department of Plant and Environmental
Protection Sciences placed second in the Linnean Games at the Entomological
Society of America branch meeting on Maui in March. The students competed,
game-show style, to answer questions on all aspects of entomology.
With its win, the team—UH's first in more than a decade—advances
to national competition in Indianapolis in December. Team coach is
Assistant Professor Mark Wright.
Honors and Activities
Manoa law school's Charles Booth is a member
of an academic advisory board for the University of Hong Kong and a
working group developing the INSOL International diploma in global
comparative and international insolvency. Colleague David
Callies helped City University of Hong Kong Law School assess
its postgraduate Advocacy Intensive Court Programme and made a presentation
to the Hong Kong attorney general's office on regulatory and physical
taking of property.
Manoa Professor of Travel industry management Pauline
Sheldon was one of 20 industry and academic leaders who met
to discuss critical issues in tourism management and research at
George Washington University in March.
Two employees of Manoa's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human
Resources have been tabbed for federal advisory roles. Associate Dean Charly
Kinoshita serves on the Department of Energy's Biomass Research
and Development Technical Advisory Committee. Bobbie
Yee, chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Science,
is a member of the National Institutes of Health's Advisory Committee
on Research on Women's Health.
Laura Kimoto, coordinator of Hawai‘i
CC's Intensive English Program, received one of 40 professional development
scholarships to participate in the Teachers of English to Speakers
of Other Languages' March international conference in Florida.
Appointments and Retirements
Founding Leeward faculty member and Excellence in Teaching medallist Stan
Uyemura is retiring after decades of service as a mathematics
instructor, division coordinator and many other roles.
Soon-to-graduate speech major Princess Fredericks and
Manoa business alum Josephine Ah Chin are
joining Manoa's School of Law as faculty support specialists. In other
law school moves, Cyd Cipolla replaces Frank
McPherson as as financial aid liaison and longtime library employee Barry
FitzGerald retired in March.
Leeward's Test Center and Help Desk has a new manager—Horacio
Rojas. His wife Tara is a member
of the language arts faculty.
Carl Clapp joins Manoa Athletics as associate
athletic director for administrative services. He was director of athletics
and recreational sports at Saint Mary's College of Moraga, Calif.
UH Foundation promoted two directors to associate vice president—longtime
staffer Susan Lampe for development and Martha
Staff for communication and donor relations.