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Workshop by Fulbright Ambassador on Nov. 15, university community invited to attend

Fulbright Ambassador Charles Sasaki will offer a workshop on his experience as a Fulbright Scholar to Germany and Russia

November 15, 2013
10:00 A.M.
Campus Center 301
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo

Charles Sasaki
Charles Sasaki

The Fulbright Ambassador Program trains and utilizes a select group of Fulbright Scholar alumni to serve as representatives for the Fulbright Scholar Program at campus workshops and academic conferences across the United States. Ambassadors have been selected from the full spectrum of U.S. academic disciplines, higher education institutions, and geographic regions and serve as official representatives of the Fulbright Scholar program at the events for which they are selected.

Charles Sasaki is dean of Arts and Sciences at the Kapi‘olani Community College. KCC is Hawai‘i’s largest and most comprehensive two-year college and enrolls one of the nation’s most diverse communities of students. As dean, Sasaki oversees instruction in nine world languages, transfer curricula for university-bound students, coursework to meet general education requirements, and select career programs including biotechnology, computer animation, and interface design. With particular interest in the needs of underserved and disadvantaged student populations, Sasaki has consulted for several institutions on curricular transformation and the assessment of learning outcomes.  He consults annually with the United Negro College Fund to advise on the allocation of over 20 million dollars in scholarship support through the Gates Millennium Scholars Program. A website detailing Sasaki’s Fulbright experience can be seen at: http://www.cies.org/ambassadors/csasaki/.

There is no charge for the workshop.

Fulbright campus representatives and interested faculty from UH Hilo and Hawai‘i CC are encouraged to attend.

For more information, please contact Charles Sasaki at sasakich[at]hawaii.edu or Chancellor’s Professional Development Committee Co-Chair Kurt de la Cruz.

PDF of flyer.

Chancellor’s Professional Development Fund now available

This announcement is from the Chancellor’s Professional Development Committee:

UH HiloAloha,

The 2013-14 Application for the Chancellor’s Professional Development Fund is now available. Guidelines are also provided to assist applicants with the process.

The purpose of the Professional Development Fund is to provide opportunities for continued professional growth and development for faculty and staff, with a special emphasis on development that will have far-reaching impact on our campus and to our strategic plan goals.

The application deadline is 4:00pm, Friday, September 27, 2013.

Questions regarding the Professional Development Fund can be directed to uhhilopd[at]hawaii.edu.

 

2013 Applied Learning Summit

Participants in UH Hilo's 2013 Applied Learning Summit.
Participants in UH Hilo’s 2013 Applied Learning Summit.
Keynote
Keynote speaker Rachel Vaughn (in red) converses with a group of summit participants.

The University of Hawai‘ i at Hilo’s Office of Applied Learning hosted the 2013 Applied Learning Summit on April 12-13. The event was attended by 110 educators and community members interested in developing and expanding applied learning opportunities for students. Keynote speakers were Rachel Vaughn, director of the Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center at the University of Washington, and Larry Michaelsen, founder of Team Based Learning and the Integrated Business Experience.

Keynote
Keynote speaker Larry Michaelsen.

From the ALEX summit web page:

The overriding purpose of the ALEX Applied Learning Summit is to unite educators and community members in the exploration and development of real-world learning experiences for students, ideally within the local community. These learning experiences can take on a variety of forms, including internships, service learning, community based projects, practica, creative activities, and research. Though delivered in a variety of formats (plenary sessions, breakout sessions, panel discussions, and receptions) the Summit is designed to provide participants with hands-on opportunities to design and implement applied learning experiences in their organization or classroom. Many of the Summit’s expenses are underwritten by a Title III Alaska Native-Hawaiian Native (ANNH) Serving Institutions Grant.

Chancellor Straney talks to summit participants.
UH Hilo Chancellor Don Straney talks to summit participants.

More photos of the summit on Chancellor Straney’s flickr photostream.

2013 UH Hilo STEM Seminar Series begins; speakers scheduled throughout semester

Steven Gray
Steven Gray

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s 2013 UH Hilo STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Seminar Series began Feb. 27 with Dr. Daniel Wilson, dean of the University of Florida-Jacksonville Medical School, speaking on “Evolutionary Epidemiology in Medicine and Psychiatry.”

On March 20, Dr. Steven Gray, assistant professor of natural resources and environmental management at UH Mānoa, gave a talk titled, “Toward collaborative conservation: Integrating social science, natural science, and participation in U.S. fisheries management.”

The series is funded by the Chancellor’s Fund for Professional Development.

Sonia C. Flores
Sonia C. Flores will speak at UH Hilo on April 8.

Next scheduled speakers are:

  • April 8: Dr. Sonia Flores, Associate Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine, title to be announced. This is a Monday seminar at 5:00 p.m.
  • April 10: Dr. M. Steven Shackley, Emeritus Professor, Anthropology, University of California – Berkeley, Preliminary Title: “XRF, Lithic Technology, and the Southwest Archaeological Obsidian Project: Rewriting Preclassic Hohokam Prehistory.” This is a Monday seminar at 5:00 p.m.
  • April 17: Dr. Lisette de Pillis, Professor, Harvey Mudd College, Preliminary Title: “Mathematical Models of Cancer.”
  • April 24: Dr. Richard Hazlett, Geology Faculty, Pomona College, Preliminary Title: “Aleutian Island Volcanoes.”
  • April 26: Dr. David Clauge, Senior Scientist, Monteray Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Preliminary Title: “Application of Novel Technologies to studying the Seafloor.”
  • May 1: Nick Zentner, Instructor and Technician, Geology, Central Washington University, “Geology Outreach to the Community: Video, Interviews, Lectures, and Field Trips”

The series is open to the public. Presentations take place in the Marine Science Building, Room 101 at noon, unless otherwise noted, and are subject to change. Contact Dr. Steve Lundblad or Dr. Tracy Wiegner for more information.

2013 UH Hilo STEM Seminar Series open to the public, starts Feb. 27

UH HiloThe University of Hawai‘i at Hilo invites the public to its 2013 UH Hilo STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Seminar Series beginning Tuesday, Feb. 27. The seminar series is funded by the Chancellor’s Fund for Professional Development.

All presentations will take place in the Marine Science Building, Room 101 at noon, unless otherwise noted.

The 2013 spring schedule is as follows:

  • February 27: Dr. Daniel Wilson, Dean, University of Florida-Jacksonville Medical School, “Evolutionary Epidemiology in Medicine and Psychiatry”
  • March 20: Dr. Steven Gray, Assistant Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, “Integrating social science, natural science, and participation in U.S. fisheries management”
  • April 8: Dr. Sonia Flores, Associate Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • April 10: Dr. M. Steven Shackley, Emeritus Professor, Anthropology, University of California – Berkeley, “Sourcing Archaeological Obsidian in the American Southwest and Mexico”
  • April 17: Dr. Lisette de Pillis, Professor, Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College
  • May 1: Nick Zentner, Instructor and Technician, Geology, Central Washington University, “Geology Outreach to the Community: Video, Interviews, Lectures, and Field Trips”

Call Dr. Steve Lundblad at 974-7641 or Dr. Tracy Wiegner at 933-3904 for more information.

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