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WAIKIKI AQUARIUM’S DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES TO SHINE SPOTLIGHT ON THE CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGE OF

Waikiki Aquarium’s Distinguished Lecture Series. The Aquarium will continue its Distinguished Lecture Series with internationally recognized University of Hawai’i Professor and Director of the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE), Dr. David Karl. Dr. Karl will address “The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea: Science, Society and Sustainability” and aid in the discussion surrounding this major conservation issue.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by Matson; McCabe, Hamilton and Renny Co., Ltd.; and Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

 

WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 2014

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
                                    

Hawaii Center for Food Safety Action fund endorses candidates

 Hawaii Center for Food Safety Action fund endorses candidates

Hawaii Center for Food Safety Action Fund (HCFSAF), a group committed to educating voters on food safety issues, is making its first endorsements in the 2014 election cycle, backing the following 18 candidates:

 

House:

Richard Creagan HD5 Hawaii (Naalehu, Ocean View, Captain Cook, Kailua-Kona)

Nicole Ferguson HD42 Honolulu (Kapolei, Makakilo)

Faye Pua Hanohano HD4 Hawaii (Puna)

Robert Harris HD48 Honolulu (Kaneohe, Heeia, Ahuimanu, Kahaluu, Haiku Valley, Mokuoloe)

Dylan Hooser HD15 Kauai (Wailua Homesteads, Hanamaulu, Lihue, Puhi, Old Koloa Town, Omao)

Kaniela Ing HD11 Maui (Kihei, Wailea, Makena)

Chris Lee HD51 Honolulu (Lanikai, Waimanalo)

Matthew LoPresti HD41 Honolulu (Ewa Villages, Ewa Beach, Ewa Gentry, Ocean Pointe, West Loch)

Nicole Lowen HD6 Hawaii (North Kona, Holualoa, Kalaoa, Honokohau)

Survivors of Child Sex Abuse need Governor’s support

Survivors of Child Sex Abuse need Governor’s support
Access to justice rests with Governor Abercrombie Victims statewide, including those from recent case against local dojo will not be able to seek justice if Senate and House bills are not allowed to become law **Please note Dropbox link to images and media materials at end of news release for use in reporting story** HONOLULU – A convicted pedophile's former students are among the many child sexual abuse survivors waiting to seek justice under pending legislation. If the Governor allows SB2687 to become law, the deadline for child abuse survivors to file claims will be extended to assure victims still coming forward have access to the courts, after a similar law expired on April 24, 2014. "Child sexual abuse survivors live in shame and fear for many years before they are able to confront their abuser, if ever," explained attorney Randall Rosenberg, Esq., of Rosenberg & McKay.

Chandler Fellowship in Public Policy or Conflict Studies Nurtures Future Policy Shapers and Peace

Chandler Fellowship in Public Policy or Conflict Studies Nurtures  Future Policy Shapers and Peace

HONOLULU – Dr. Susan Chandler, founding director of the College of Social Sciences Public Policy Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and Dr. David Chandler, professor emeritus in the College of Social Science, Department of Sociology, have made a $14,000 gift to establish a fellowship in the study of public policy or conflict studies. The fund will support a full-time graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree, or Ph.D. in public policy or conflict studies in the departments of Sociology, Political Science, Urban and Regional Planning, Communications or Community Psychology at the College of Social Sciences at UH Mānoa.

More than $1M Raised to Establish Senator Daniel K. Akaka Scholarship

More than $1M Raised to Establish Senator Daniel K. Akaka Scholarship

OHA and Kamehameha Schools lead the way

 

"It is our pleasure to announce the establishment of the Senator Daniel K. Akaka Regents Scholarship Endowment, which will help create the next generation of Native Hawaiian leaders who can carry on the Senator's legacy of selfless service and commitment to his community.”

Walter Dods, co-chair, Senator Daniel K. Akaka Regents Scholarship Endowment Committee

HAWAI‘I - Friends of Senator Daniel Akaka from Hawai‘i and around the nation, are commemorating the senator's outstanding life accomplishments by establishing the Senator Daniel K. Akaka Regents Scholarship Endowment. The co-chairs of the Senator Daniel K. Akaka Regents Scholarship Endowment Committee are Walter A. Dods, Jr., Bert A. Kobayashi, Sr., Lawrence S. Okinaga and Joan M. Ohashi.

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.