Recently, HPU’s College of International Studies became even
more international in scope when it incorporated the modern
languages programs. Joining the College’s faculty are Gary
Kanada as program chair of Modern Languages, Beata Gierasinski-Iragui,
Young Shin Kubota, Theresa Lane, and Sadaji Oi. Among its
19 full-time faculty the following languages are now represented:
Chinese, Finnish, French, German, Hawaiian, Italian, Japanese,
Korean, Maori, Polish, Samoan, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Chinese,
French, German, Hawaiian, Japanese, and Spanish are offered
to students at HPU each semester. Korean will be offered beginning
nternational Studies faculty are active scholars: Dr. Grace
Cheng was awarded two National Endowment for the Humanities
(NEH) fellowships, one to study Islam and Politics at the
University of Chicago this past summer and one to participate
in a consortium on Asian Studies at Eckerd College in October.
Dr. William Warren presented an analysis of the Korean communities
in three Japanese cities and documented changes in the environment
that signaled shifts in attitudes about indigenous Korean
communities. Dr. James Primm presented his research on Cuba,
“Third World, Third Way,” to the College of International
Studies Advisory Council at the spring 2002 luncheon. Dr.
Carlos Juárez, Program Chair for International Studies, participated
in a workshop at the University of Nebraska this past summer
as a faculty consultant to the College Board/Educational Testing
Services (ETS), which administers the Advanced Placement (AP)
The College is presenting a panel and discussion in November
on “The Impact of 9-11 on our Asian Neighbors: Implications
for U.S. Foreign Policy.” The event will be co-sponsored with
Pacific Forum, a foreign policy think tank based in Honolulu,
and open to HPU students and faculty. E-mail email@example.com
for more information.
Look for the next issue of The Voice, HPU’s student-edited
journal, to be published soon. It includes essays by students
from Finland, France, Thailand, Sweden and the United States.
The topics cover international issues that range from human
rights to terrorism to the origins of tensions between Pakistan
and India. For more information about The Voice, e-mail Debbie
Bohol at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 544-9392.