EWC/EWCA 60th Anniversary International Conference in Hawaii – Registration and Call for Abstracts Open

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Date: Tuesday, June 30 – Thursday, July 2, 2020
 
Venue: Hawai’i Convention Center and East-West Center Campus
 
Theme: “Moving Toward a Sustainable Future in the Indo-Asia-Pacific”
 
Join us in celebrating the East-West Center’s 60th Anniversary at the upcoming EWC/EWCA International Conference on June 30-July 2, 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Make plans to join international colleagues renew acquaintances, network, and make new professional contacts. For more information, go to www.eastwestcenter.org/hawaii2020.
 
Registration is now open and abstracts are being accepted.
 
Register and submit your abstract now to guarantee the early registration rate of $325 for EWCA members. Registration fee includes Opening Ceremony, Welcome Reception, Entertainment and Cultural Performances, Aloha Dinner, Lunches, Coffee Breaks, all Program Sessions and Conference Materials. Early registration and call for abstracts end on January 31, 2020.
 
Questions – Email: hawaii2020@eastwestcenter.org Phone: 1-808-944-7506
 
Don’t forget to share your East-West Center Memories with us too at http://form.jotform.com/90857520721154.
 

2019 Summer Travel Grant Series: Research on Colonization, Dispossession, Narrative, and Settler-Native Relationality in the Northeastern United States

Summer Travel Grant 2019 Recipient
Emily Ricker
Student Affiliate
MA in American Studies

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This summer, I traveled to New England to conduct preliminary fieldwork that will lead directly into my MA thesis. Primarily I was (and remain) interested in the ways that narratives regarding the early colonization of the Northeast circulate today to condition contemporary social and political dynamics in the region. I spent the month of July visiting museums, speaking with local stakeholders, and laying the groundwork for further collaborations. My approach was informed by my grounding in anthropological/ethnographic methodologies as well as theoretical frameworks from Museum Studies and Settler Colonial Studies.

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2019 Summer Travel Grant Series: Humanity in Action Fellowship Program in Copehnagen

Summer Travel Grant 2019 Recipient
Hayley Cannizzo
Student Affiliate
MA in Second Language Studies

I would like to thank the EWCA Hawaii Chapter for supporting me with a summer travel grant. Thanks to your generosity, I was able to participate in the Humanity in Action Fellowship Program.

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2019 Summer Travel Grant Series: Soil Nutrient Analysis in Ta’u, American Sāmoa and Falefa, Sāmoa

Summer Travel Grant 2019 Recipient
Dolly Autufuga
Graduate Degree Fellow
MS in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences

Hiking a steep trail six days a week, for three straight weeks to get to the study area and spending 8-9 hours on Mount Lata daily depending on the weather, were the most challenging parts of my field work in Ta’u, American Sāmoa. However, I was able to accomplish so much from this field work physically and mentally, but most importantly, the amount of data collected.

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2019 Summer Travel Grant Series: Practicum with the Ministry of Education and Science, Department of Pre-school, Schhol, and Non-formal Activites in the Kyrgyz Republic

Summer Travel Grant 2019 Recipient
Aidai Almaz kyzy
Graduate Degree Fellow
MPA in Public Administration

EWCA Summer Travel Grant supported me in successfully completing my summer practicum that was required under the Public Administration Master’s Program. My practicum that was scheduled between May 15, 2019 and August 15, 2019 at the Department of Pre-school, School, and Non-formal Activities under the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic gave me an opportunity to deeply understand the internal activities of the Ministry, meet great people truly dedicated to their work, who slowly but firmly bring innovative changes to the education system in the country.

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2019 Summer Travel Grant Series: Presenting at the EdMedia+ Innovative Learning 2019 Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Summer Travel Grant 2019 Recipient
Yu-Chieh Wu
Graduate Degree Fellow
EdD in Educational Foundations

I attended The EdMedia+ Innovative Learning 2019 conference held by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education in Amsterdam, Netherlands from June 24 to June 28. This is the first time I presented the paper “Motivating English as a Foreign Language Teachers to Cultivate Intercultural Competence through an Online Course: An Instructional Design Project” abroad.

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2019 Summer Travel Grant Series: Speech-Language Pathology Internship at Wailuku Maui Kaiser Permanente

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Summer Travel Grant 2019 Recipient
Ting-Ting Hsu
Graduate Degree Fellow
MS in Communication Sciences & Disorders

During this summer, I was fortunate to do my last internship at Wailuku Maui Kaiser Permanente Medical Office as a student speech-language pathologist. I had a chance to work with people with voice disorders, swallowing difficulties, or language disorders. My supervisor, Susan, shared her knowledge and experience with me. She guided me with patience, passed onto me the skills of doing treatment and consultation, and provided me with insights of being a speech-language pathologist. This internship opportunity surely broadened my clinical experience and well prepared me for the real world. Thank you, EWCA, for your generous financial support!!!!

Note: The picture was taken when I was doing therapy with one of my patients. Due to HIPPA regulations, He has been cut from the photo. We were using Pokers to work on his cognition skills (we’re not just playing cards).

Thanks again for your kind support!