Month: February 2017

Hogan Students Discuss Today’s Politics & Economics with Chris McNally

The Hogan Entrepreneurs Program kicked off its first Wednesday Speakers Series for the Spring 2017 semester with guest speaker, Dr. Chris McNally. Dr. McNally is a Professor of Political Economy at Chaminade University and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu. His presentation was titled Strategic Mega-Trends: Making Sense of Today’s Politics and Economics. According to Dr. McNally, it took three generations to build up the first age of globalization, and a lot of accepted norms are probably going to become unhinged soon. He spoke about the rising flows of foreign direct investment, steady growth in major markets, relatively...

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Forensic Students Present Research at National Conference

Based on their discoveries in the field of carcass decomposition, Chaminade University students Hannah Dibner and Chelsie Mangca Valdez were invited to present their research at a national conference held by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). The academy’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, scheduled for February 13-18 in New Orleans, brings together professionals in all areas of forensic science, including criminalists, physicians, toxicologists, anthropologists, dentists, physicists, psychiatrists, engineers and educators. Dibner and Valdez, who will both graduate in Spring 2017 with a Master of Science in Forensic Sciences, decided to partner on their research into the biology and pathology of how...

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Marshallese Poet and Activist Inspires Chaminade Students

More than 125 students, faculty and staff packed the Clarence T. C. Ching Center in Eiben Hall to hear the Marshallese poet and activist Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner read poetry from her book Iep Jāltok: Poems from a Marshallese Daughter.Published this month by The University of Arizona Press, Iep Jāltok made history as the first published book of poetry written by a Marshallese author. Considered an important new voice for justice, Jetñil-Kijiner connected the Chaminade community to Marshallese daily life and tradition through the weaving of her impassioned words and rhythmic descriptions. She shared her background and the role of women in the matriarchal Marshallese culture and...

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Faculty and Staff Express Themselves in Multidimensions at Art Show

Fine Arts professor, Yukio Ozaki, a renowned ceramist, strung clear line through the frame hooks of artwork that arrived earlier that morning. It was February 14, Valentine’s Day, with the show about to open. Volunteers had been busy setting up the exhibit since the day before. Ozaki worked quickly to hang the new entries. When the call went out for artwork, 28 staff and faculty members responded with an amazing variety of creative expression in unexpected media. Ozaki himself had submitted a pastel abstract that he had made in third grade. Smiling broadly, he shared, “I was so glad that my mother saved it.” Dave Coleman, the dean...

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Guest Speaker Touts Hawaii as Leader in Eldercare Solutions

Hawaii “has a unique and critical role to play” in achieving a comprehensive solution to America’s “elder boom,” according to Ai-Jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of the Caring Across Generations Campaign. The social activist, named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2012, spoke on campus Feb. 15 at a public policy forum presented by Chaminade University’s Hogan Entrepreneurs Program. Every eight seconds, someone living in the United States turns 65, Poo pointed out. And this phenomenon is particularly striking in the rapidly graying Aloha State, where residents enjoy the longest lifespans in America. Poo emphasized that...

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