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Senator Mazie Hirono visits the UH Cancer Center

Senator Hirono visits UH Cancer Center

U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono visited our University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center on August 6. She graciously took time out of her busy schedule to speak to the center’s faculty and staff and take a tour of our new, state-of-the-art facility in Kakaʻako. We also had a sit-down lunch on the center’s open-air veranda.

It was an enjoyable visit and we are grateful to Senator Hirono for spending time with us.

UH Cancer Center awards

<p>Colin Shimokawa from Shimokawa Nakamura, Inc. presented University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood with two awards their received for its work on the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. (August 5, 2013)</p>

Cancer Research Center Architecture Awards

Colin Shimokawa from Shimokawa Nakamura, Inc. presented University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood with two awards their received for its work on the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. (August 5, 2013)

<p>Colin Shimokawa from Shimokawa Nakamura, Inc. presented University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood with two awards their received for its work on the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. (August 5, 2013)</p>

Cancer Research Center Architecture Awards

Colin Shimokawa from Shimokawa Nakamura, Inc. presented University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood with two awards their received for its work on the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. (August 5, 2013)

<p>Colin Shimokawa from Shimokawa Nakamura, Inc. presented University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood with two awards their received for its work on the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. (August 5, 2013)</p>

Cancer Research Center Architecture Awards

Colin Shimokawa from Shimokawa Nakamura, Inc. presented University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood with two awards their received for its work on the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. (August 5, 2013)

The University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center’s architectural firm Shimokawa Nakamura, Inc. received several prestigious awards recently for its work on the beautiful UH Cancer Center.

Colin Shimokawa graciously paid me a visit on August 5th, to present the university with some of the awards, which included the Building Industry Association’s Renaissance Building and Remodeling Grand Award in the New Commercial Division.

Shimokawa Nakamura also received the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Kukulu Hale Award/Green Building Award and the New Project–Public/Government Award.

Architect Jeff Nakamura designed the UH Cancer Center to create a work environment that would support innovation and collaboration while also maintaining an environmentally friendly setting and one that was culturally sensitive to the Kakaʻako area.

Jeff worked on the facility while stricken with cancer. He lived to see the center’s completion and was there for our grand opening. During the construction process, he told us that his work on the UH Cancer Center became very personal and it was his mission to finish the job.

He did. And he and his team were showered with accolades for their excellent work. I am grateful to Jeff and the team at Shimokawa and Nakamura.

Waianae Health Academy tour

UH West Oʻahu Chancellor Rockne Freitas, UH President M.R.C. Greenwood, Waiʻanae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC) Chief Medical Officer Stephen Bradley, UH West Oʻahu Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Linda Randall, WCCHC Board Chair Anthony R Guerrero, Jr. and President and CEO of WCCHC Richard Bettini.

UH West Oʻahu Chancellor Rockne Freitas, UH President M.R.C. Greenwood, Waiʻanae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC) Chief Medical Officer Stephen Bradley, UH West Oʻahu Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Linda Randall, WCCHC Board Chair Anthony R Guerrero, Jr. and President and CEO of WCCHC Richard Bettini.

We visited the Waiʻanae Coast Comprehensive Health Center’s Waiʻanae Health Academy. The academy is a partnership between WCCHC, Leeward Community College and Kapiʻolani Community College.

The Waiʻanae Health Academy offers outreach, training, referral and counseling services to Waiʻanae Coast residents who are interested in working in healthcare.

Information Technology Center tour

We took a hard hat tour of the Information Technology Center building that is under construction near Kennedy Theatre on the UH Mānoa campus. It is a handsome building that will house enterprise information and communications technology systems and services that will support modern teaching, research and administration for our 10 campuses across the state.

We visited our future 8,000 square foot data center for enterprise servers, storage and communications. We also saw our future conference room.

The IT Center will include an emergency situation room to support UH disaster response, a space for faculty to develop digital content and meeting and training rooms with teleconference capability.

We are close to completion and our new Information Technology Center is scheduled to open later this year.

Information Technology Center

Information Technology Center

Information Technology Center

Information Technology Center

Information Technology Center

Mumbai University visit

Mumbai University visit

From left, University of Hawaii Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Linda Johnsrud, UH President M.R.C. Greewood, Mumbai University Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr. Naresh Chandra, Mumbai University Management Council Member and Principal of Pragati College Dombivli East of Mumbai University Dr. A.P. Mahajan, Mumbai University Academic Council Member and Ramanath Payyade College of Hospitality Management Studies Principal Dr. Sanyogita Morarji and UH Senior Executive for International-Strategic Initiatives Joanne Taira,

A delegation from Mumbai University and the Indian state of Maharashtra is visiting the University of Hawaiʻi this week to follow up on previous discussions on the development of community colleges in Mumbai.

The delegation is especially interested in UH’s system model of higher education that includes two to four year institutions. The University of Mumbai is also interested in tourism and hospitality as an area of interest.

The delegation started with a discussion at UH Mānoa this morning. It included Juanita Liu, dean of our School of Travel Industry Management. I joined the group for lunch before our Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Linda Johnsrud made a presentation on the UH System.

The University of Mumbai has 650,000 undergraduate students and more than 14,000 post graduate students at 667 affiliated colleges. The university has 103 research institutes/industry research centers.

Mumbai University visit

UH Senior Executive for International Strategic Initiatives Joanne Taira and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Linda Johnsrud have a lively discussion with the University of Mumbai delegation after the UH System presentation.

Palamanui groundbreaking

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

Hawaii Community College Palamanui

The University of Hawaiʻi and the Hawaiʻi Island community broke ground on the long anticipated Hawaiʻi Community College Pālamanui in Kona on May 28. It was a proud moment considering Pālamanui was first conceived of more than two decades ago and has been in the planning stages since 2004.

West Hawaiʻi is the only major community without a permanent higher education facility. Pālamanui will be the first permanent, physical University of Hawaiʻi campus in the area. This is a powerful example of our mission to make higher education accessible to all communities in the state.

Our new campus will be a state-of-the-art, energy independent campus with a large photovoltaic system. The first phase will include 24,000 square feet of classroom space, learning kitchens, science labs, library and learning commons.

There are so many people to thank, but a special thanks goes to Jim Lally, who has been a great friend of Pālamanui and has believed in us from the beginning. He knew that a community college in West Hawaiʻi would plant the seeds for something much larger.

So let’s think of this as a commencement. We have just completed the commencement season, so let’s think of this as our commencement from planning to doing. There is a great deal of work yet to be done before we complete our PhD. Let’s do it!

Development Academy of the Philippines delegation

Development Academy of the Philippines delegation

We are hosting the presidents of 15 state colleges and universities in the Philippines this week. They are taking an Executive Course in Education Management and Leadership and are learning from the experiences of foreign universities, including the University of Hawaiʻi.

The Development Academy of the Philippines says it selected UH as one of the learning sites because of the strength of our system approach and the key strengths of the university.

The educational leaders are especially interested in our contribution to Hawaiʻi’s economy and research, how we improved education delivery and access across the state and our marine and agriculture programs and community college innovation. They are also interested in the East-West Center and the Philippine Consulate.

The delegation will visit the UH System, UH Mānoa, UH West Oʻahu, Windward Community College, Kapiʻolani Community College and much more over the next week.

Honoring UH regents

We honored our outgoing Board of Regents members Judge Artemio Baxa and Mike Dahilig after our final board meeting of the academic year on Thursday, May 16. Governor Neil Abercrombie, board members, vice presidents, chancellors and others came out to honor Regents Baxa and Dahilig and to thank them for their dedication and years of service.

We also welcomed our new Regents Eugene Bal and Randy Moore at a small reception at Bachman Hall.

<p>Governor Abercrombie addresses the crowd at a reception for outgoing regents Mike Dahilig, left, and Judge Artemio Baxa, right, and incoming regents at Bachman Hall Thursday night.</p>

UH Regents Reception

Governor Abercrombie addresses the crowd at a reception for outgoing regents Mike Dahilig, left, and Judge Artemio Baxa, right, and incoming regents at Bachman Hall Thursday night.

<p>Governor Abercrombie and I prepare to thank outgoing Regents Mike Dahilig and Judge Artemio Baxa at a reception at Bachman Hall Thursday evening.</p>

UH Regents Reception

Governor Abercrombie and I prepare to thank outgoing Regents Mike Dahilig and Judge Artemio Baxa at a reception at Bachman Hall Thursday evening.

<p>Regent Carl Carlson, Associate V.P. for Student Affairs Lui Hokoana and Regent Barry Mizuno outside Bachman Hall.</p>

UH Regents Reception

Regent Carl Carlson, Associate V.P. for Student Affairs Lui Hokoana and Regent Barry Mizuno outside Bachman Hall.

<p>Welcoming new Regent Randy Moore.</p>

UH Regents Reception

Welcoming new Regent Randy Moore.

New West Oahu chancellor Rockne Freitas

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We presented a congratulatory plaque to outgoing Vice President for Student Affairs and University and Community Relations and incoming UH West Oʻahu Chancellor Rockne Freitas on May 1, his first official day in his new position.

I nominated Freitas and the Board of Regents approved the nomination this spring. He is the first Native Hawaiian to serve as chancellor of a four-year university in the state of Hawaiʻi and the nation.

Congratulations Chancellor Freitas!

David Karl receives Alexander Agassiz medal

<p>David Karl, third row, first from left, joins other National Academy of Sciences award recipients, including Bill and Melinda Gates, front row, who received the National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal.</p>

David Karl receives Agassiz Medal

David Karl, third row, first from left, joins other National Academy of Sciences award recipients, including Bill and Melinda Gates, front row, who received the National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal.

<p>From left, University of Hawaii at Manoa Professor David Karl, University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Ed DeLong at a National Academy of Sciences awards ceremony reception.</p>

David Karl receives Agassiz Medal

From left, University of Hawaii at Manoa Professor David Karl, University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Ed DeLong at a National Academy of Sciences awards ceremony reception.

<p>From left, University of Hawaii at Manoa Professor David Karl and University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood at a National Academy of Sciences awards ceremony reception.</p>

David Karl receives Agassiz Medal

From left, University of Hawaii at Manoa Professor David Karl and University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood at a National Academy of Sciences awards ceremony reception.

<p>David Karl, from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is presented with the National Academy of Sciences Alexander Agassiz Medal.</p>

David Karl receives Agassiz Medal

David Karl, from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is presented with the National Academy of Sciences Alexander Agassiz Medal.

I just returned from Washington, D.C. where I met with some congressional delegates and colleagues from the National Academy of Sciences.

While there, I also had the opportunity to see our very own Dave Karl receive the prestigious Alexander Agassiz medal from the NAS on Sunday, April 28. David Karl is a professor of oceanography at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He also directs the Daniel K. Inouye Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) at UH Mānoa.

Dave was recognized for his leadership in establishing multi-disciplinary ocean-observing systems for detecting significant changes in the ocean ecosystem.

The Agassiz medal is presented every three years for original contributions in oceanography. Others were recognized for their work as well, including Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, who both received the National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal for their philanthropic work.

Congratulations Dave Karl for your excellent work and your many years of exceptional service to the University of Hawaiʻi.