Save the Dates: December 10 – 15, 2011
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai`i
On the Big Island’s beautiful Kohala Coast
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Location: Hilton Waikoloa Village
Waikoloa, Kohala Coast
Dates: November 13-17, 2011
A gathering of key scientists, engineers, educators, space agency representatives, community leaders and entrepreneurs to explore opportunities for launching the first phase of a new, cost-effective and sustainable scenario for advancing space research, education and commerce beyond low-Earth orbit.
2011 – 12th International Workshop on Wave Hindcasting and Forecasting and 3rd Coastal Hazards Symposium
October 30, 2011 – November 4, 2011
Hilton Waikoloa Village
A continuing series of international workshops on wave prediction in coastal areas sponsored by Environment Canada, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, and the WMO/IOC Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM).
Original Article in Hawaii 24/7 here: http://www.hawaii247.com/2011/09/11/international-symposium-convenes-on-weed-control/
Posted on 11:49 pm, Sunday, September 11, 2011.
About 200 invasive weed experts from around the world have convened for the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.
The symposium runs through Friday, Sept. 16 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa. This international conference is held once every four years and is the premier international forum for scientists and managers working in biological control of weeds around the world.
Biological control, which utilizes natural plant enemies and/or diseases, is needed in natural and managed ecosystems worldwide as a tool for managing invasive plant species that are too widespread and expensive to control using herbicides and/or mechanical removal methods.
Although challenging to implement, effective biocontrol can provide long-term, large-scale, highly selective control of otherwise prolific weeds. Current research methods thoroughly test potential biocontrol agents prior to release to ensure that they only attack the target weed and not other native or beneficial plants or animals.
“Biological control is a necessary tool for protecting our native forests from highly invasive plants,” said Tracy Johnson, PhD, research entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USDA-FS) and co-chair of the symposium. “This meeting in Hawaii will provide a unique opportunity to draw on worldwide expertise to create new solutions for our worst weeds.”
“It is so appropriate that Hawaii hosts this important symposium since the biological control of weeds actually began in Hawaii,” said Neil Reimer, PhD, Plant Pest Control manager for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA). “With the tight economy and the Department of Agriculture’s diminished resources, the collaboration between states and nations becomes even more important.”
The Kingdom of Hawaii was a world leader in biocontrol with successful introductions of a beetle to control cottony cushion scale in 1890. After Hawaii became a U.S. territory in 1900, biological control methods progressed with the introduction of several insect species to control lantana in 1902.
Since then, researchers in Hawaii continue to be internationally recognized in biological control of weeds and plant pests and have collaborated with colleagues worldwide on the biological control of invasive weeds such as miconia, fireweed, fountain grass, banana poka, ivy gourd and gorse, among others.
Many of those who have collaborated with Hawaii researchers are attending the conference from the U.S. mainland and countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, Brazil, Costa Rica, and South Africa.
The conference is hosted by HDOA, USDA-FS, and the University of Hawaii at Hilo Conference Center.
Sponsors of the conference include: USDA-FS Pacific Southwest Research Station, Hawaii County Department of Research & Development, Hawaiian Electric Company & Hawaii Electric Light Company, Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua (New Zealand), U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Island Ecosystem Research Center, Hawaii Forest and Trail, Destination Hilo, HDOA, Maui Invasive Species Committee, University of Hawaii at Hilo Conference Center.
For further information, visit: http://isbcw2011.uhhconferencecenter.com/
Renewable Energy Permitting Wizard
County Agency Input Session
July 11, 2011
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hilo Hattie Store | 700 N. Nimitz Highway | Honolulu, HI
Invitation to Attend!
For More Information & to Register, Click here!
The Hawai‘i State Energy Office within DBEDT invites you to attend an all-county agency session to get your input on the online Permitting Wizard currently being developed by the Energy Office, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and contractor, PB Americas. The Wizard is designed to identify all county, state, and federal permits needed for a renewable energy project based on input provided by the user online.
Your input from this session will enable the Wizard to more accurately describe the processes and requirements for each permit, hopefully providing all agencies better prepared and informed applicants. The Wizard will be modified according to feedback received from this session. A questionnaire will be provided at the session for you to take home and return via mail or email at your convenience.
We invite anyone from your agency or other agencies to attend. Please feel free to send this invite to other county agencies or staff members you feel should attend. Maximum participation is desired.
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Department of Native Hawaiian Health
Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research
Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence
He Huliau – Building Diversity and
Capacity in the Healthcare Workforce:
An Integrated Community Based Approach
March 2, 2011
Ala Moana Hotel
- Click here for the conference informational website: http://www3.jabsom.hawaii.edu/native/hehuliau/hh_info.htm
- Click here to register online now: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/conferences/hehuliau2011/
UH Hilo College of Pharmacy
February 4–5, 2011
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Highlights from 2010
The discussion topics of this year’s 2011 conference will focus on how we plan to achieve full accreditation upon the graduation of our first class of PharmDs. Additionally, we will disclose our plans for the future. Your input will be invaluable in order to ensure that we meet our goals and continue to excel, and we’re confident this year’s program will be worthwhile.
- Dean John M. Pezzuto
UH Hilo Conference Center
The UH College of Pharmacy (CoP) is working in collaboration with the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Conference Center. Judith Fox-Goldstein Director, and the Conference Center Staff, will coordinate the conference arrangements and travel for those coming from the neighbor islands.
Attendance Confirmation & Guest Meals
The conference will commence with dinner on February 4th at 6:30 in the evening. Dinner will be located on the Lagoon Lanai. Additional meals provided by the CoP for conference participants, will include breakfast, refreshments, and lunch on February 5th. The day will conclude with an afternoon refreshment break.
Guest Meal Option
The dinner reception on the night of February 4, 2011 is open to spouses and guests. Guest meals can be purchased for $75.00 under the “Guest Options” section of the attendance confirmation form.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Waikoloa Village from February 1 – 8, 2011. YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN LODGING RESERVATIONS , but please note that the UHH CoP will cover one night of your accommodations on February 4th, and you are most welcome to extend your reservations.
The UH Hilo Conference Center has arranged a special discounted rate of $149 + tax (3 days pre & post). You will be required to enter your credit card information in order to complete your reservations. The cost of the night of February 4th will be deducted from your final bill upon check out, however you are responsible for any incidentals and the cost of any additional room nights.
Interisland and on-island transportation
In an effort to reduce the stress of traveling to the Big Island, the UH Hilo Hilo Conference Center will be assisting you with your airline reservations and your transportation to/from the hotel once you have arrived in Kona (KOA). The UHH CoP will cover one interisland roundtrip coach airfare for conference participants.
Please let us know your travel time preferences. You should plan on arriving at the Kona International Airport (KOA) no later than 5:00pm on 2/4/2011 to accommodate the conference schedule. The meeting will conclude by 4:00pm (at the latest) on 2/5/2011. The UH Hilo Conference Center will be booking your reservations and will discuss your individual travel plans with you following your Flight Request Form submission.
If you are arriving early on the morning of February 4th, arrangements have been made to store your luggage and there will also be a hospitality room set up for your convenience.
Friday, February 4, 2011
5:30pm – 6:30pm Registration/Check-in (Lagoon Lanai) 6:30pm – 7:30pm Dinner Reception (Lagoon Lanai) 7:30pm Introductions and Conference Preview (Lagoon Lanai)
Saturday, February 5, 2011
7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast Buffet (Water’s Edge Ballroom) 8:00am – 8:30am Opening Remarks,
John Pezzuto, Professor and Dean
(Kohala Ballrooms 1 & 2) 8:30am – 9:30am Faculty/Staff Space Discussion (Kohala Ballrooms 1 & 2) 9:30am – 10:30am ACPE Self-Study Report
Review and Adoption,
Ed Fisher, Professor and Associate Dean
(Kohala Ballrooms 1 & 2) Mission Planning and Evaluation Organization and Administration Curriculum 10:30am – 10:45am Break & Refreshments (Kohala Promenade) 10:45am – 11:45am ACPE Self-Study Report Review and Adoption (Kohala Ballrooms 1 & 2) Students Faculty and Staff Facilities and Resources Report Adoption 11:45am – 12:00pm Break/hotel check out 12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch and Education Presentation (Kohala Ballrooms 1 & 2) The Rewards of Being a Successful Preceptor for Student Pharmacists,
Steve Abel, PharmD
1:30pm – 2:00pm UH College of Pharmacy Alumni Chapter, Elwin Goo, PharmD (Kohala Ballrooms 1 & 2) 2:00pm – 3:30pm Open forum (Kohala Ballrooms 1 & 2) 3:30pm – 3:45pm Closing Remarks,
John Pezzuto, Professor and Dean
(Kohala Ballrooms 1 & 2) 3:45pm – 4:00pm Refreshments and Departures (Kohala Promenade)
We look forward to hosting you on Hawaiʻi’s Big Island at the
UHH CoP’s 2011 Accreditation & Education conference!
University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
College of Pharmacy
John M. Pezzuto, Ph.D, Professor & Dean
Saturday, January 22, 2011
University of Hawai’i at HIlo
In collaboration with the Onizuka Memorial Committee, hundreds of volunteers, exhibitors and presenters, UHH hosted the 11th annual Ellison Onizuka Science Day.
Click on the links below for articles and video footage of the event.
VIDEO: Ellison Onizuka Day inspires Hawaii youth in Hilo
- Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar
A Day of Science & Fun