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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, November 17, 2002

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


UH professors awarded grants

Three University of Hawai'i professors have been awarded Fulbright Scholar grants.

They are Ellen Susan Boneparth, a retired political science professor from UH-Hilo; Linda W. Duckworth, director of Student Services at UH-Manoa; and Gary Yong Ki Pak, creative writing professor at Kapi'olani Community College.

Boneparth will lecture on U.S. Public Policy from February to August 2003 in Indonesia. Duckworth recently participated in a program in Japan for International Education administrators. And Pak will be at Korea University in Seoul through January 2003 researching Korean-American literature.

In addition, the UH-Manoa campus is hosting four visiting Fulbright scholars.

They are Yunchang Bor, an economics research fellow from the Chung-Hua Institution for Economics Research in Taiwan; Maria Rosa Fernandez Gomez, a teaching assistant in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Malaga in Spain; Margaret Harris, a lecturer of medical sciences research from the University of Newcastle in Australia; and Mikiro Kato, an associate professor of communications and journalism from Kyoto University in Japan.


Project begins at homestead

The state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands will hold a ceremony tomorrow to bless infrastructure improvement work at the Nanakuli homestead subdivision. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. at Nanakuli Beach Park.

The $3.9 million project will include work on roads, drainage, sewers, water and electrical systems.

For more information, call project manager Pat Young at 586-3819.


Pearl City, 'Aiea plans on agenda

The city will hold a meeting for residents of 'Aiea and Pearl City to review draft proposals for their communities at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Pearl Ridge Elementary School cafeteria.

The proposal includes plans to integrate the town districts with mauka-makai connections to the Pearl Harbor shoreline, landscaping of roads, pedestrian and bicycle improvements and traffic calming locations.

The report was written from community discussions during three vision workshops in 2001 and a mail-in survey.

For more information, call Rodney Funakoshi at 946-2277.


Halau to launch sailing canoe

The Halau Ku Mana 'Ohana will bless and launch its new double-hulled sailing canoe Kanehunamoku at noon Tuesday at Kualoa Beach Park.

Students helped build the fiberglass canoe as a school project, which included instruction in astronomy and wayfinding.

Halau Ku Mana Public Charter School has students from sixth to 12th grades.