Month: January 2017

Forensic Sciences Scholar Joins Chaminade Faculty

The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics welcomed to their team this academic year Dr. Katelynn A. Perrault, assistant professor of Forensic Sciences and Chemistry. Dr. Perrault has expertise in the use of gas chromatography (GC) and comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC) across a range of life science applications, including, primarily, forensic science. She has done extensive work profiling the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that form the odor evolved from decomposing remains. Such work is essential in understanding the sensory mechanisms behind scent-detection canine use. In 2011, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Forensic Science...

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Chaminade Professor’s New Book Reveals Robert Louis Stevenson’s Importance in Illustrated Literature

Congratulations are in order for Richard Hill, Ph.D., assistant professor of English.  His book Robert Louis Stevenson and the Pictorial Text: A Case Study in the Victorian Illustrated Novel has been recently published by Routledge (2017).  The book is a scholarly analysis of the lifetime illustrations to the fiction of Robert Louis Stevenson.  A famous 19th-century writer, Stevenson wrote books such as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the great pirate novel Treasure Island. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Stevenson also spent time in Hawaii as well as traveling through the Pacific.  Over the years, Stevenson has been the subject of...

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Faculty Hui Spurs Enthusiasm

Before the start of the semester, faculty huddled together to prepare themselves to give their best to their students and new classes.  At the opening breakfast of the 2017 Faculty Hui, they shared what they did over the holidays and the classes they would be teaching. The gathering came to order with prayer and an ‘oli, which quietened the room and focused the faculty on the purpose of their individual curricula in light of Marianist educational values. During the two-day gathering held January 11-12 on campus, Bro. Bernard Ploeger, S.M. presented his presidential address with an open forum to discuss the state of...

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Saint Louis School Agreement Sets Stage for Chaminade’s Athletics Locker Room and Training Facility

Chaminade University has successfully completed its athletics agreement with Saint Louis School.   In exchange for a payment of $3.5 million to Saint Louis on December 30, Chaminade received: 50 year ground sublease for the site mauka of McCabe Gym, the first 40 years of rent pre-paid; 30 years of prepaid rent for the use of St. Louis’s athletics facilities for 1,150 hours per year for the gym and 350 hours per year for the field. With the granting of the sublease Chaminade will now be able to build a locker/training room facility, which is projected to open in time to use...

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Developing Leadership through Historical Context

Six Dickinson College students flew from Carlisle, Pennsylvania to Honolulu this winter to join six Chaminade University students for a 5-day intensive leadership seminar. The seminar, taught by Dickinson professor, Jeff McCausland, Ph.D., used the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, as a historical case study to examine enduring concepts of leadership and organizational theory. McCausland with Alaka’ina Foundation vice president of Pacific Operations, Roy J. Panzarella, Ph.D. spearheaded the opportunity for the 12 students. Thanks to sponsor, Alaka’ina Foundation, and Chaminade University, the Chaminade students participated for free.  The Foundation also provided a dinner for the...

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