UH awards Chinese studies grants
The University of Hawaii at Manoa's Center for Chinese Studies presented its annual scholarships to graduate students and faculty members from the Chung Fong and Grace Ning Fund. The endowment was established in 2000 to support academic projects focused on China.
Winners include Song Jiang, instructor, East Asian Languages & Literatures; Chanyaporn Parinyavottichai, Ph.D. candidate, East Asian Languages & Literatures; Stephen Tschudi, instructor, Languages, Linguistics & Literatures and East Asian Languages & Literatures; and Ying-Shan Wei, Ph.D. candidate, sociology. The fund is named for the parents of Cynthia Ning, associate director of the Center for Chinese Studies.
Joel Ganotis, a project architect at Architects Hawaii Ltd., was a three-time winner in the 19th annual pumpkin carving contest in downtown Honolulu. Many of the pumpkins were later donated to the Shriners Hospital for Children for its Halloween festivities. Ganotis won first place and the people's choice awards for his entry "Shrek" as well as second place for his entry "Roar." Third place, for "I Am Not a Pumpkin," went to Dennis Daniel, principal, and Emile Alano, senior associate.
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