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Punahou student videographer wins c-span award

 Punahou student videographer wins c-span award

Filmmaker Matt Shimura ’15 turned his lens on the issue of clean energy to produce a winning video that will be broadcast nationally during the month of April.

“Breaking the Gridlock,” a 7-minute documentary that highlights the need for a national clean energy plan, took second place in the high school – west division of C-SPAN’s 2014 StudentCam contest. Students were invited to answer the question: “What is the most important issue the U.S. Congress should consider in 2014?” The annual documentary competition drew 2,355 entries from 46 states, Washington, D.C., Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates.

Matt, who’s been making films since fourth grade, notes in the video that the issue of energy is especially acute in Hawai‘i, where “we still rely on fossil fuels for over 80 percent of our energy needs.” Even as the state moves ahead with a clean energy initiative, a national approach remains gridlocked by the lack of regulatory agreement among states.

President Grover Cleveland & Queen Lili‘uokalani Educational Project holds multiple events, lectures

President Grover Cleveland & Queen Lili‘uokalani Educational Project holds multiple events, lectures

www.hawaiirestoration.com – George Cleveland, grandson of President Grover Cleveland, will visit Hawaii August 30 through September 5 as part of the Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center’s Grover Cleveland – Queen Lili‘uokalani Education Project, in honor of Queen Lili‘uokalani’s birthday Sept. 2 and St. Andrew’s 150th Anniversary.

This visit will promote the legacy and history of both Queen Lili‘uokalani and President Cleveland, which is vital and dynamic for today and the future.

Senator Inouye to speak at two events on Oahu Tuesday

Senator Inouye to speak at two events on Oahu Tuesday

Senator Daniel K. Inouye will deliver remarks at two public events on Tuesday, August 21:

  • American Logisitcs Association Luncheon - 10:45 a.m. at Hawaii Prince Hotel (100 Holomoana Street, Honolulu)
     
  • U.S. Japan Council--Prefecture Visits/Meetings - 2 p.m. at East-West Center, Imin Center (1601 East West Road, Honolulu)

Governor Releases $92.8 Million for Highways, Airports and Harbors

Governor Releases $92.8 Million for Highways, Airports and Harbors

The following information is provided by Keith DeMello:

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $92.8 million for various Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) designed to maintain, upgrade and expand transportation infrastructure across Hawaii.

"Our highways, airports and harbors are essential to island commerce and our way of life; everyone depends on the daily reliability and functionality of this core infrastructure," said Governor Abercrombie.

Former Governor George Ariyoshi to be Honored at East-West Center Dinner on July 19

Former Governor George Ariyoshi to be Honored at East-West Center Dinner on July 19

The following information is provided by the East-West Center:

WHAT:East-West Center’s 2012 “International Affair” Dinner. At the gala celebration, the Center will present the Honorable George R. Ariyoshi, former Hawai‘i Governor and East-West Center board chairman, with its Asia Pacific Community Building Award for his dedication to strengthening the bonds of understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia and the United States. Gov. Abercrombie, Lt. Gov. Schatz, and former governors John Waihe‘e and Ben Cayetano are expected to attend, along with many other Hawai‘i luminaries.

Hanabusa, Teach The Children team up to save Pauoa Elemtary event

Hanabusa, Teach The Children team up to save Pauoa Elemtary event

Information courtesy: Richard Rapoza

Patsy T. Mink PAC – Giraffe Award

Patsy T. Mink PAC – Giraffe Award

In 1964, Patsy T. Mink made history when she was elected to the United States House of Representatives, becoming the first woman of color elected to the national legislature and the first Asian-American congresswoman. She championed the rights of immigrants, minorities, women, and children, and worked to eradicate the kind of discrimination she had faced in her life.

Mrs. Mink faced her challenges and adversities with strength. She was a visionary leader in educational reform and is recognized as the major author and sponsor of Title IX, which was renamed by the U.S. Congress in her honor. This legislation brought academic and athletic gender equity to American educational institutions.

Last evening at the new Louis Pohl Gallery, the Patsy T.