UH's Seiji Naya given honorary doctorate
, a professor emeritus at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Department of Economics, received an honorary doctorate from Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan. A Distinguished Visiting Senior fellow at the East-West Center, Naya is also former director of the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, and former chief economist for the Asian Development Bank.
Edward Shultz, interim dean of the School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, was awarded the Citizen's Medal of Merit by the Republic of Korea.
Computer science programming teams from the University of Hawaii at Hilo won first- and second-place awards in the annual Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest. The contest is co-sponsored by IBM.
Jahrain Jackson, Yekaterina Kharitonova and Chris Usher led UH-Hilo's Team Anonymous. Hilo's other team, Team Decepticons, composed of Vladimir Ivanov, Collin Schrandt and Andrew Zdryski, took second place. Cassandra Cabaong was the senior team member and alternate.
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