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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, June 12, 2003

Education briefs

Advertiser Staff

UH professors are Fulbright Scholars

William S. Richardson School of Law professor Alison W. Conner and Assistant Professor Denise Antolini have been named Fulbright Scholars to teach law at foreign universities next year.

Conner was awarded a Distinguished Lectureship in Law at Tsinghua University of Beijing and Antolini was selected as the 2003-2004 Distinguished Chair in Environmental Studies at the Polytechnic Institute of Turin in Turin, Italy.

Conner has been with the UH law school since 1995, and previously served as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Nanjing's Department of Law in the 1983-84 academic year. In 2002 she was awarded a UH-Manoa Chancellor's Citation for Meritorious teaching. She earned her juris doctorate at Harvard Law School and serves as director of the School of Law's new LL.M. Program for International Lawyers.

Antolini joined the UH law school in 1996 to teach environmental law and torts, in addition to serving as co-director of the Environmental Law Program, she coaches the Environmental Law Moot Court Team. In 2002 she received the Hawai'i Women Lawyers award for Distinguished Community Service. She earned her juris doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley.

The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year.

Cooking demos slated for hotel

The Radisson Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel and the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Kapi'olani Community College have partnered to provide interactive cooking demonstrations by student chefs in the hotel lobby.

The demonstrations are given to the public at 5 p.m. Tuesdays.

There is no charge to attend the demonstrations, which feature everything from full dinners to desserts.

Military seeks input on schools

U.S. Pacific Command has started its second survey seeking feedback from military families on Hawai'i public schools.

Customer satisfaction surveys have been mailed to parents of the about 15,000 military children enrolled in Hawai'i public schools as well as to the students who are in grades five through 12.

Parents and students who receive the poll are encouraged to complete and return the questionnaire. The survey also is available online until June 13 at www.hawaii-survey.com.

The Joint Venture Education Forum, a cooperative program between the U.S. military and Hawai'i Department of Education, will compare the results to last year's poll to better understand the strengths and challenges of public schools as perceived by military families.

Education has been one of the Pacific Command's top quality-of-life issues for military families moving to Hawai'i.

Summer reading program under way

The Hawai'i State Public Library System has kicked off its summer reading program for children, "Find Adventure @ Your Library."

The free program will be held through July 12 at all 50 public libraries statewide. Children from preschool age through sixth grade are eligible to participate. The program encourages children to visit the library once a week and read at least one book per week.

Participants will receive a free reading incentive prize while supplies last.

Sponsors of the summer reading program include McDonald's Restaurants of Hawai'i, the University of Hawai'i Outreach College and local Friends of the Library chapters.

Children can sign up for the program at any library. Special programs and performances will be held throughout the summer.

Today is deadline for scholarship

Today is the deadline for parents or students to apply for a scholarship to SAT preparation summer classes offered by College Connections Hawai'i, a nonprofit organization that encourages more Hawai'i students to attend college.

Interested parents or students should call 540-0434 or register online at www.collegeconnections.org.

All students can still enroll in courses offered this summer at Campbell, Kaiser, McKinley, Mililani and Nanakuli high schools and at Sacred Hearts Academy.

The six-week course costs $195, or as low as $95 at Campbell, McKinley and Nanakuli for low-income students.

College Connections Hawai'i also offers best-student scholarships to those who attend its classes. Recently, Cory Black, a senior at Roosevelt High School, and Keita Yamamoto, a senior at Saint Louis School, shared the $1,500 scholarship, which consists of advising, college counseling and financial planning.

Nominees sought for school's award

Dole Middle School is looking for graduates who have distinguished themselves in their careers and in community service for the second annual Pride of Dole Award.

Nominees must have attended Dole Middle School for at least two years, be at least 40 years old and have a record of bringing honor and pride to the community.

To nominate someone, call Pam Kino or Vera Shishido at the school, 832-3340. Nomination forms will be accepted through Aug. 31. Selection will be completed in November.