Implements Tobacco Policy
UH has adopted a system-wide tobacco policy, which went into effect on Fri., Jan.
10. The policy seeks to improve the working and learning environment of the university
and protect faculty, staff, students and visitors from secondhand smoke exposure
while on UH campuses.
The policy prohibits smoking in various areas on all campuses including interior
spaces, building courtyards and breezeways and outdoor dining areas. The advertising
and sales of tobacco products on campuses and the sponsorship of campus events
or campus organizations by tobacco industry or tobacco promoting organizations
are also prohibited. All university residences, both faculty and student, will
be smoke-free by the start of the 20042005 academic year. The policy also
calls for smoking cessation guidance to be made available to assist and encourage
individuals who wish to quit.
For more information go to the UH
Tobacco Products Policy and Guidelines Web site.
Breaking a cigarette to signify
UHs break with tobacco, President Evan Dobelle was joined by proponents
of the university systems new no-smoking and no-cigarette-sales policy.
They include, from left, Mike Taleff, UH Center for Substance Abuse Program; Hilo
Chancellor Rose Tseng; Manoa students Melissa Stepp and Josiah Alamu; Pedro Haro-Arvizu,
REAL: Hawaii Youth Movement Against Tobacco Use; Cancer Research Center
Director Carl-Wilhelm Vogel; Toni Symons, Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii;
high school senior Anna Taua; Hye-ryeon Lee, chair of the Community Partnership
for Health and Fresh Air; Julian Lipsher, state Department of Health; Clifford
Chang, director of the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii, and Assistant
Professor Claudio Nigg.
Identity Preview Meetings
Open meetings are being held on every campus to present, review and gather input
on the proposed choices for a new UH System logo and graphic identity program.
A system-wide screening committee worked with graphic design firm Robert Rytter
& Associates to develop concepts and select the finalists. This is your chance
to express your views, pro and con, on the results.
Thurs., Jan. 16, UH
Hilo, 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., Library Rm. 359
Fri., Jan. 17, Hawaii
CC, 1 p.m., Manono Campus Bldg. 388 Rm. 101102
Tues., Jan. 21, UH
Manoa, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Kuykendall Auditorium
Thurs., Jan. 23, UH
West Oahu, 10:30 a.m., Conference Room B-106
Thurs., Jan. 23, Leeward
CC, 12:30 p.m., GT 105
Fri., Jan. 24 Honolulu
CC, 10 a.m., Bldg. 2 Rm. 201
Fri., Jan. 24 Windward
CC, 12:30 p.m., Hale Kuhina Rm. 115
Mon., Jan. 27, Kauai
CC, noon, Dining Room
Thurs., Jan. 30 Kapiolani
CC, 1 p.m., Ilima 202 B & C
Fri., Jan. 31, Maui
CC, 10:30 a.m., Ka Lama 103
For more information on the branding project go to the Web
Anti-Spam Service Coming
UHs anti-spam service is being readied for general release by the end of
January. The service will offer a limited number of features to help the UH community
avoid spam. It was developed with an additional criteria in mind, the suppression
of spam considered to be particularly offensive by a vocal segment of the UH communitygraphic
porn. Information Technology Services estimates that these prevention measures,
at least initially, will nearly eliminate graphic porn and cut down approximately
2550 percent of overall spam received. Read the ITS
spam information story for more information.
Law School Launches Program
for International Students
The School of Law is
introducing a new LLM (master of laws) program for foreign legal professionals
that will begin in August 2003. The program is open to legal professionals trained
outside the United States and will offer a wide choice of subjects for study.
Students may pursue a general course in American legal studies or specialize in
comparative or environmental law, areas for which the school is well known. Enrollment
will be limited, allowing for personal attention from the faculty and close interaction
with American juris doctor students.
"The new LL.M. program is another milestone in the law schools history
of excellence," said Dean Lawrence C. Foster. "This program will strengthen
Hawaiis already existing relationship with Asia and the Pacific, and
it will build new productive relationships with the rest of the world." Read
the press release.