MARC Seminar – Sept. 4
There will be a MARC Occasional Seminar by Dr. Verena Keck, from the University of Heidelberg and Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany, entitled "Chamorro cultural concepts and local interpretations: A medical-anthropological approach to neurodegenerative disease on Guam", on Friday, September 4, 2009, in the UOG Library AV #1, at 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
PTAC Symposium – September 4
The Guam Procurement Technical Assistance Center will host its 1st Annual Procurement Symposium on September 4, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The keynote speaker for the event will be the President of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, Mr. Joe Flynn, as well as contractors and vendors who will share their successes as prime or sub-contractors. For details visit www.guamptac.com.
Goya Exhibit at Isla
The Isla Center for the Arts hosts the Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes: Los Caprichos through Sept. 25, 2009.
EVENTS NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND
Philippine Studies Lecture Series – Sept. 10
The Liberal Arts and Social Sciences presents the first in the Philippine Studies Lecture Series featuring Dr. , a professor of Political Science at the University of the Philippines , on Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the CLASS Lecture Hall. ’s College of
Dr. Carlos’s lecture is entitled, " US strategic policy in the Asia Pacific: A Philippine perspective." Dr. Carlos earned her doctorate in political science from the University of the Philippines and did post-doctoral work in Comparative Foreign Policy Analysis at the University of California Los Angeles as a Senior Fulbright Fellow; and post-doctoral work in Political Psychology at Cornell University in New York as a Fulbright Visiting Fellow. She has been a consultant on constitutional reforms, anti-corruption, security and defense issues to the Philippine Senate and Philippine House of Representatives for many years, and is a former president of the National Defense College . Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., light refreshments will be served. This event is made possible with a donation from the Nueva Ecija Family Association.
7th Meeting of the International Network of Women Against Militarism – September 14 - 19
Resistance, Resilience, and Respect for Human Rights
CHinemma’, Nina’maolek, yan Inarespetu para Direchon Taotao
Location: University of Guam
Dates: September 14-19, 2009
The meeting is sponsored in part by the Women and Gender Studies Program.
RESEARCH, GRANTS & PUBLICATIONS
University of Guam Designated as Program Office for Guam/Micronesia Area Health Education Center
Receives $867K in Federal Funding
The University of Guam has been designated as the program office for the Guam/Micronesia Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in partnership with the , the Guam Community College , the College of Micronesia, the College of the Marshall Islands , and the Pacific Islands Health Officers Association. The Department of Health and Human Services awarded $867K in funding to UOG for the first year of a three-year grant that supports the improvement of individual and community health throughout Micronesia by recruiting and training additional health care professionals.
UOG TRIO PROGRAMS RECEIVES $338K GRANT
The University of Guam TRIO Programs (ETS) received $338K from the US Department of Education for the 2009-2010 Academic Year. This funding is for the fifth and final year of the current grant funding cycle, bringing the total funding amount for the program to more than $1.3 million dollars over a five year period.
Father Felix K. Yaoch, S.J: Island Priest
Father Felix K. Yaoch, S.J.: Island Priest was recently published by the University of Guam ’s Micronesian Area Research Center . Edited and written by Dr. Donald Shuster of MARC, the book celebrates the life and work of Father Felix K. Yaoch of Palau . $10. Contact Lavonne at email@example.com for more information.
UOG & GDA Cultivate Banana Plants for Local Growers
Guam Department of Agriculture and the University of Guam are partnering to make clean planting stock available to farmers for local banana production.
Guam Chamber of Commerce Recipient
Monica G. Cruz, a Business Administration Major (Double Concentration: Marketing, and Finance and Economics), was awarded the Guam Chamber of Commerce Dave J. Santos Scholarship for the 2009-2010 academic year. This generous scholarship covers full tuition, fees, and books for both academic semesters. Monica will also serve as a paid intern at the Guam Chamber of Commerce (8/21/09 – May 2010). The Guam Chamber of Commerce launched this upgraded scholarship program last year, with Nathan Taimanglo named as the 2008-2009 Dave J. Santos Scholar.
Lauren Biggin presented the results of her master’s thesis at the 7th annual Hawaiian international conference on education in January of 2009. The title of her presentation was, "An examination of the dissolution and loss of key relationships in a sample of Pacific Island students at the university of Guam : an attachment perspective". She earned her Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Guam in May 2009. Her thesis advisor was Stephen Kane.
Hankuk University Students Study English at UOG
College students from Seoul 's third consecutive year that Hankuk students have come to UOG to improve their English language skills. (HUFS) completed a 10-day English program at the University of Guam on August 28. This is the