Judith and Jim,
To both of you – many, many kudos for organizing this year’s symposium! The venue was exceptional, the food was over-the-top excellent, the agenda well constructed (and I know how much time this took Jim-san) and the participants represented an excellent cross section of exactly the right blend of folks that we need encouraging, supporting and exploiting the JUSTSAP opportunities. Very well done my good friends.
- Dan Bland
Aloha `Oe conferees ~
Mahalo for sharing your mana`o during the 2009 “Evaluating the George W. Bush Presidency” conference which took place in Hilo last month from July 29-31, 2009.
Your presentations provided much insight into the different perspectives of academic analysis which collectively, provide a valuable framework for evaluating any political position at any point in time.
As the conference came to a conclusion, the dominant theme, (as it was percieved for us in the audience), was one of academic devotion to the science of politics toward a common goal of protecting the intent of our constitution.
A photo slideshow of the conference below features a few highlights – please feel free to send us any of your own photos or comments that you’d like to share online.
Mahalo a nui loa – come back soon!
The UH Hilo Conference Center
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UH Hilo exec makes conference center a true marketing partner
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Date: Sunday, April 12, 2009, 6:00pm HST
Judith Fox-Goldstein likes to joke that her job can be viewed as “creative chaos.”
She is the creator and director of the University of Hawaii at Hilo Conference Center.
The center opened in 1990 as a university project but is self-supporting, operating on grants and event fees and contracts.
It acts as an events-planning organization, putting on academic and business meetings throughout the state and coordinating special events inside and outside of the UH Hilo community. It also plans festivals and workshops, and handles UH Hilo’s commencement exercises each semester.
“We look at our unit as an extension of the university’s marketing department, as a way to help showcase UH Hilo,” Fox-Goldstein said.
She and a staff of seven, whom she refers to as “eventologists,” help plan everything from site location to accommodations for attendees to food and beverage and technical support for events and workshops. The center also interns UH Hilo students.
“Judith has reinvented all the traditional concepts of what a nonprofit, government or university program can do to be competitive and to survive, especially during difficult economic times,” a colleague said. “She leads by example and has an exhausting — and inspiring — work ethic that sets the standard for everyone who works with her.”
The conference center also runs the Hawaiian EDventure Travel Program, which coordinates learning tours for out-of-state visitors.
Judith Fox-Goldstein, Administrative Director of the University of Hawai`i at Hilo Conference Center and Hawaiian EDventure, became a Certified Festival and Events Executive (CFEE) through IFEA’s (International Festivals and Events Association) professional program.
October 19-21, 2009
Site: Kona Coast, Hawaii
Local Host: University of Hawaii (UH)
Theme: a) CORK Observatories b) Hydrogeology
Meeting steering committee:
- Jim Cowen (Chair), University of Hawaii
- Brian Glazer, University of Hawaii
- Andy Fisher, University of California, Santa Cruz
- Jan Amend, Washington University in St. Louis
Click here for more conference information: http://www.darkenergybiosphere.org/meetings/2009.html
The theme of the conference is Subseafloor Observatories and Exploration of the Deep Biosphere. The conference will comprise a series of keynote speakers covering aspects of CORK subseafloor observatory history and design, technical specifications and options for future modifications, drilling and other operational considerations, monitoring and contamination concerns, key results from earlier subseafloor experiments using observatories, and future directions for subseafloor biosphere science involving observatories (for description of CORKs and details of how they have been used see (Jannasch et al. 2003). In addition to oral presentations, all participants will be asked to present during a series of poster sessions (to be scheduled throughout the day in association with coffee and meal breaks) highlighting work completed or in progress involving subseafloor observatories and/or the deep biosphere, or conceptual proposals describing how to move the science forward through novel application of observatory technology for passive (monitoring) or active experiments. Our intent is to mix lecture and poster/discussion formats so as to encourage engagement and development of collaborative opportunities between individuals and groups that have not previously worked together or have had difficulty understanding each other’s science.
The training workshop at this meeting will focus on crossing over between microbiological sampling and monitoring and marine hydrogeology, with the primary goal of on developing a basic level of understanding among two disparate groups: those involved in development and use of CORK systems for marine hydrogeological studies, and microbiologists working in the deep biosphere or in other settings. It is important to note that this is a technologically challenging area of research and one that is extremely new to science and in particular microbiology. In order to succeed, this workshop will need to move beyond the standard introductory lectures that attempt to survey an entire discipline in 45 minutes. Instead, the workshop will comprise a series of linked discussion and practical calculations, introducing basic concepts in biogeochemistry, fluid flow, and solute fate and transport. It is not possible to provide a comprehensive curriculum in any of these topics given the short time available. Instead, workshop leaders will develop a series of presentations and exercises that provide a mechanism for non-specialists to gain a basic grasp of one or more key concepts (e.g., carbon fixation and accumulation of biomass, driving forces for fluid flow in the crust and associated budgets for nutrients, exchange between more and less biologically-important microenvironments during fluid transport).
University of Hawaii at Hilo
July 29-31, 2009
This conference evaluates the presidency of George W. Bush, whose tenure in office brought about vast changes in the institution of the presidency. Participants in this conference will evaluate a number of aspects of George W. Bush’s presidency, including:
- War Powers
- Terrorism Policy
- Civil Liberties
- Judicial Politics and Appointments
- Legislative Relations
- Economic Policy
- Management of the Executive Branch
- Public Opinion
- Media Relations
- Presidential Power
- Presidential Campaigning
- Environmental Policy
- Foreign Policy
Michael A. Genovese
Loyola Chair of Leadership
Professor, Political Science
Director, Institute for Leadership Studies
Click here for Dr. Genovese’s biosketch
DRESS & WEATHER
Appropriate conference attire will be “Aloha Casual” = slacks & short-sleeved aloha shirt.
The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Hilo on the scenic Big Island of Hawaii. A number of activities, including half-day trips to the rainforest and beach are included in the conference. An optional guided trip through the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will be available to participants.
The number of participants in this conference is limited in order to facilitate dialogue. Please register early in order to secure a space.
- Deadline for Registration: May 30, 2009
- Registration Cost: $195.00
Reserve your hotel room now! We have received a special rate at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel for conference participants, but please reserve your rooms early, as space is limited.
Please reference this conference to receive the discounted rate up to 3 days pre/post.
Conference Dates: July 29-31, 2009.
Optional post-conference field trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: August 1, 2009.
- Standard Garden View Rooms: $95++
- Deluxe Ocean View Rooms: $120++
Contact the hotel directly:
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
71 Banyan Drive
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Phone: (808) 935-9361
Fax: (808) 961-9642
CALL FOR PAPERS, PANEL & ROUNDTABLE PROPOSALS
Paper and Panel proposal deadline extended to May 19, 2009.
Proposals and inquiries should be send to Dr. Todd Belt, firstname.lastname@example.org, 808-974-7375.
Abstracts should be limited to 250 words. Please include name, university affiliation, and contact information for all authors/presenters.
AGENDA & FIELDTRIP ITINERARY
The State of Hawaii with its diverse grouping of Islands serves as the backdrop this year for a variety of unique technical tours for conference attendees. The tours will explore elements of the planet earth indigenous in the environment of Hawaii, current and extensive scientific research and development, and engineering landmarks displaying the ancient and rich history of this extraordinary State.
FEES AND SCHEDULES
Date and Time
Hawaii’s Big Island:
University of Hawaii
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Travel to Hilo:
Tour Pickup and Return Location:
Tour Only: $100
University of Hawaii Observatory
Air Force Observatory
Travel to Maui:
Tour Time Group A:
Tour Time Group B:
Tour Pickup and Return Location:
Preregistration is required for all tours so that proper arrangements for transportation may be made, and minimum and maximum capacities are maintained. Registration for the post-conference tours on the Big Island and Maui is available by clicking on the appropriate links above.
The post-conference tours on Hawaii’s Big Island and Maui require a list of names and personal information of tour participants 30 days in advance of the tours. Required information, collected as part of the registration process, includes: last name, first name, title, date of birth, driver’s license number or state identification number. Foreign nationals are permitted to attend the tours, but must provide their passport number, expiration date and country of origin when registering for the tour, and have their passport with them for access to all tours.
Check the individual tour schedules on the tour information pages to verify specific departure and return times.
REFUNDS AND SUBSTITUTIONS
Due to the tour capacity limits this year, no refunds will be made for cancellations after May 22, 2009, or for no-shows. Tour participant substitutions are not permitted because of the security requirements at each tour location.
Participants should also carry a picture ID issued by a government or university entity (e.g., driver’s license, passport, State/Federal employee card, student ID). Please check the details of each tour for more information.
2009 Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Science Day
Saturday, January 24, 2009
8:00am – 3:00pm
University of Hawaii at Hilo
In collaboration with the Onizuka Memorial Committee, hundreds of volunteers, exhibitors and presenters, UHH hosted the 8th annual Ellison Onizuka Science Day.
Celebrating the life and achievements of Astronuat Ellison Onizuka, who perished during the Challenger tragedy, this day is inspired by Ellison’s committment to the students of Hawaii and his passion for science and math.
Astronaut Daniel Tani offered a view from above as he shared photos and DVDs from his recent 18 months aboard the ISS (International Space Station).
Exhibits from the CSAV and marine science, together with workshops and displays from ‘Imiloa, IFA, USGS, NOAA, and the telescope community, added to the excitement of the day, but we are hoping for increased participation from the faculty as we make plans for the 10th Annual Ellison Onizuka Science Day. Please do join us!
As Chancellor Tseng watched over 600 students enraptured by science wizard, Dale Olive, she remarked on what an outstanding opportunity this day is for UHH. “It’s a time to capture the interest of these potential students and to let them know about our cutting edge science programs.” So, with that thought in mind, please do let us know if you’re interested in participating as a presenter or if you’d like to offer a hands-on workshop for students. For information, contact, Judith Fox-Goldstein at email@example.com, or call 974-7555.