Dinner for Blaisdell benefits endowment
» Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell's
contributions to medical education in Hawaii were recognized by more than 300 medical professionals and native Hawaiians at a recent endowment benefit dinner.
Blaisdell, 83, was founding chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine and is professor emeritus. He is co-founder of E Ola Mau, an organization of native Hawaiian health care professionals.
Proceeds from the March 14 dinner will go to an endowment to increase the number of native Hawaiian doctors in the state.
» Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has awarded $10,000 in scholarships to the University of Hawaii's College of Engineering for the 2008-2009 academic year. In the past 10 years the company has given nearly $50,000 in scholarships to the school.
» Joshua Cooper, a political science and journalism teacher for the University of Hawaii, has been elected to the United Nations Association-USA as the Mid-Pacific representative to the National Council of Chapters and Divisions. He will focus during his two-year-term on global education and accountability in Congress relating to human rights law.
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