Announces Regent Appointments
Governor Linda Lingle released the names of new appointees for the UH Board
of Regents. The appointments, pending Senate confirmation, will fill vacant
positions or replace current members whose terms are expiring. The appointees
are Byron W. Bender, Shelton G. W. Jim On, Catherine Lagareta, Edward D. Sultan,
Alvin Tanaka and Trent K. Kakuda. Read the press
UHM Hawaii Hall Restored
The oldest permanent building on the UH Manoa campusHawaii Hallhas
reopened after a two-year, $15 million restoration. Invited guests and alumni
from the classes of 1943, 1953 and 1963 (60, 50 and 40 year reunion classes)
rededicated Hawaii Hall at ceremonies on Sat., April 5. An all-campus
open house will be scheduled later in April.
The newly reconstructed office spaces are once again home to the Manoa chancellor,
deans of the colleges of Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities and Arts and
Sciences student academic services.
"Hawaii Hall is very much a focal point for the Manoa campus,"
said Chancellor Peter Englert. "I felt that it was important that we move
into this historic building at the center of the campuscloser to students
and closer to where our teaching takes place." Read
more about Hawaii Hall.
Kaupena Wong, Peter Englert, UHM chancellor; Kahu David Kaupu, Ah Quon
McElrath, UH regent and Richard Dubanoski, UHM social sciences dean untie the
maile re-opening Hawaii Hall.
Leeward CC Scores Award for Scholastic Publications
Colleges Harvest magazine was recently informed of its first place showing
in the American Scholastic Press Associations annual Review and Contest
Awards for scholastic yearbooks, magazines and other publications. The publications
Fall 2001 issue garnered the top accolade in the category of community colleges
with enrollments above 2,501. The letter of commendation said that the "publication
shows a great deal of time, energy and talent by writers, artists, editors,
photographers, layout designers and advisors." Read the press
Moot Court Team Wins
Top National Award
The William S. Richardson School of Laws national environmental law moot
court team captured the top legal brief award at the February 2003 national
competition. Law students Della Au Belatti, Stanton Oishi and Summer Kupau were
coached by Denise Antolini, co-director of the schools Environmental Law
Program. The team won the David Sive "Best Overall Brief Award," which
is given for the top legal brief submitted by all the teams in the competition.
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from Around the World Gather
UH architecture students collaborated with students from the U.S., Korea, Singapore
and China to create an urban design and mixed-use building design for an area
of Waikiki at the Fifth International Symposium on Asia Pacific Architecture
Design Charrette. The symposium, entitled "Convergence: Development from
the Edge of Waikiki," was held at the UH Manoa School of Architecture Courtyard
Woo-Young Shim, Inha University; Chris Lauriat, Ball State University; Tannar
Whitney, University of Hawaii; Jonathan Ching, University of Hawaii;
Elvie Soeprapto, University of Maryland at College Park and Karen Lee, University
of Hawaii review the 14 "slices," or ahupuaa solutions
that their team addressed in the symposium. Assuming Hawaiian sovereignty in
2050, the problem was to express sustainable principles updating the ahupuaa
tradition of mauka-makai self-sufficiency in the Manoa-Waikiki sector.