UOG Alumni Association Officers

UOG Alumni Association Officers
2015-2016 UOG Alumni Association Officers, L to R: Chelo Paulino, President, Jose Untalan, VP/President-elect, Rowena Macaraig, Treasurer, Star Mercado, Immediate Past President. Not shown: Tasha Wade, Secretary.
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

UOG Alumni Update - Aug. 25

EVENTS
UOG Colloquium with Dr. Nicolas Mirzoeff on “MODERNITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE” – Aug. 26
Nicholas Mirzoeff is Professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU. His publications include An Introduction to Visual Culture (2nd ed. 2009), Watching Babylon: The War In Iraq and Global Visual Culture (2005) and The Visual Culture Reader (2002). In 2010 he was a NEH Summer Fellow in "Broadening the Digital Humanities." The event will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2010 from 3-5PM in AV Room 1, RFK Library.
Moodle Workshop – August 27
Getting Started in Moodle Workshop will be held Friday, August 27,2010 @ 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.@ the RFK Library AV-1 room. Instructor: Brian Millhoff
Conference on Island Sustainability – Sept. 2 and 3
Deadline to Register: Aug. 27
Click on the link below to register and pay online. The conference cost is $25.00.
http://www.regonline.com/conference_on_island_sustainability


Click here for a preliminary list of presenters as of Aug. 24, 2010. This agenda will be finalized shortly. This conference will mark the first formal event sponsored by the new Center for Island Sustainability. Read more at www.uog.edu/islandsustainability


SBDC WORKSHOP – August 26
Thursday, August 26th (12:00pm-2:00pm); Bank of Guam in Hagatna, 2nd Flr Conference Room; Fee $20 per person (includes lunch)
"GROWTH VENTURE: Managing for Growth"; Presented by the UOG Guam SBDC/Bank of Guam Women in Business Program: As you plan for growth in your business, every new decision will affect your operations. In this seminar, you will assess your current operations and plan for expanding, standardizing, and measuring them to ensure that your products and services are not delayed or distorted on their way out into the world. We will discuss systems, processes, procedures, policies, standards, and measurements that will keep you from worrying about things that should be routine and efficient in your business.
Limited Number of FREE Tickets to the Primary Great Debate Available to UOG Full-time Employees!
The UOG Endowment Foundation is offering tickets to UOG Full-time employees on a first come, first served basis. There are 100 tickets available. The tickets may be picked up from Tommy at the Endowment Foundation Office, House #10, Dean’s Circle. No deliveries, no holding tickets at the door, no reserving tickets by phone. If you want a free ticket, bring your check stub (to prove that you are an employee as Tommy doesn’t know everyone) to the Endowment Foundation Office. The Primary Great Debate will be held on September 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the UOG Field House. For more information, contact the UOG Endowment Foundation at 735-2956/2957 or SBPA Dean’s office at 735-2501/2520/2550.

SGA Inauguration – Sept. 3
The Student Government Association will host their inauguration of officers on September 3 at the Guam Legislature beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Guam Ballet Company's Full Length Ballet, “Sirena”
Women and Gender Studies Co-sponsor the Guam Ballet Company’s “Sirena” on Saturday, August 28 and September 4, 2pm matinee and 7 pm evening performances and Sunday, August 29 and September 5, 3 pm matinee performances. UOG Fine Arts Theatre. For more information see scrolling news at www.uog.edu.



Fall Semester Tuition Deadline – August 26

All students must pay their tuition and fees or sign up for the Time Option Payment Plan by 12 noon on August 26, 2010.



POLICY
EEO Policy
Read the Policy for Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination/Non-Harassment at http://www.uog.edu/admin/assetmanager/images/eeo/policy%20for%20eeo.doc
NEWS

UOG Participates in Documents without Shelves
Receives Approximately 1,500 Digital Materials Per Month
The Government Documents Collection at the University of Guam’s RFK Memorial Library is a one of 1300 depository libraries nationally that collects government publications from the Government Printing Office (GPO) in Washington, D.C. The UOG Library receives 51% of what is generated from the GPO. To augment the GPO initiative to migrate to digital format, the UOG Library has recently subscribed to a new service titled Documents without Shelves, which uploads library records with live links to the actual documents right into the UOG catalog system OCEAN. Read more in scrolling news.
SCHOLARSHIPS STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Paid Green Internships Available
Contact uoggreen@uguam.uog.edu open until filled. Interviews start September 13, 2010.
JARS Scholarship Available
Deadline to Apply: Nov. 30
The JARS Scholarship is a $500 private scholarship available to juniors or seniors enrolled fulltime at the University of Guam who are pursuing a major in Fine Arts. The application deadline is November 30, 2010. Visit www.uog.edu/scholarships for more information.
Upward Bound Seeks Participants
UOG's Upward Bound (UB) college prep program is currently accepting applications from interested high school students who are college bound. Free academic support services are provided such as tutoring, college prep and career prep activities, summer classes for credit, test preparation, and more! Students attending GW, JFK, SHS, and SSHS may apply if they are currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade. Students must meet eligibility requirements to be accepted. Applications are available at each of the schools Counseling Offices and at the UB Office, UOG Dorm I, during regular work hours. A UB Open House & Info Meeting for interested students and parents is scheduled for Aug. 28th at the UOG Cafeteria. Call 735-1992/ 2245 for more information regarding applications or the meeting.

Research Assistant Position
Research Assistant II
Research Assistant (Graduate Student) position in soil chemistry/soil physics to conduct research experiments for "Evaluating the Environmental Impact of Land Application of Composted Organic Waste on Calcareous Soils of Northern Guam" is being offered to interested candidates. This project is part of research programs of the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center (WPTRC) at the University of Guam . The grant for this research project was awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to conduct the aforementioned research project on porous soils of Northern Guam . The project is funded for two years and is designed for supporting one or two graduate student’s master program at UOG. Contact 735-2134/2143, and (671) 735-2101, fax: (671) 734-4600, or send e-mail to: mgolabi@uguam.uog.edu.

UPCOMING EVENTS

CHamoru Language Program Gubernatorial Debate in CHamoru – Oct. 25
The CHamoru Language Program will host a gubernatorial debate in the indigenous language on Oct. 25 in the CLASS lecture hall.

PHOTOVOLTAIC AND WIND ELECTRIC SYSTEMS WORKSHOP
For Small Farms
A workshop on Photovoltaic and Wind Electric Systems for Small Farms sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the TASI Project will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the University of Guam campus, Dean’s Circle, House #7. The workshop will cover general no carbon based energy production options for Micronesia with a focus on solar theory and applications, and participants will learn to assemble basic system components and connect loads. The cost is $10 for workshop materials. Coffee and sandwiches will be provided. For more information contact Antoinette at 735-2620/1. The class is limited to 25 participants.


GRANTS
Mighty predatory mite and oil sprays may save eggplant production in Micronesia
Many farmers in the region have had their eggplant production stymied by hungry mites, Philippine lady beetles and fruit borers feeding on their crops. Dr. Gadi V. P. Reddy of the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center , UOG has been awarded a $75,000 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service grant to assist eggplant farmers in their struggle against invasive insect pests, predominantly mites.





UOG TRIO Receives $1.4 Million 5-Year Grant
The University of Guam ’s TRIO Student Support Service (SSS) program has been awarded $1.4 million from the US Department of Education in Washington , D.C. to fund its program for the next five years. The SSS program will receive $290,517 for its new program year commencing on September 1, 2010. The funds will be used to provide academic and other assistance to 160 University students who are from disadvantaged backgrounds.
PUBLICATONS
Professor Nicholas J. Goetzfridt of the RFK Memorial Library recently gave an hour long presentation on "Pacific Ethnomathematics: The Richness of Environment and Practice" at the Fourth International Conference on Ethnomathematics (ICEm4) at Towson University in Maryland . His paper focused on important aspects of Pacific ethnomathematics as they relate to indigenous peoples' multifaceted application of linear concepts to their distinct environments. He emphasized the distinctions revealed throughout the atolls of Micronesia and Polynesia as contrasted with more land-based concepts used in Papua New Guinea . Dr. Goetzfridt's book Guahan: A Bibliographic History is also due out from The University of Hawai'i Press in April/May 2011.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

UOG Alumni Update - Aug. 21

EVENTS
UOG Colloquium with Dr. Nicolas Mirzoeff on “MODERNITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE” – Aug. 25
Nicholas Mirzoeff is Professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU. His publications include An Introduction to Visual Culture (2nd ed. 2009), Watching Babylon: The War In Iraq and Global Visual Culture (2005) and The Visual Culture Reader (2002). In 2010 he was a NEH Summer Fellow in "Broadening the Digital Humanities." The event will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2010 from 3-5PM in AV Room 1, RFK Library.
Professional and International Programs class schedule
Please Click here for PIP’s class schedule.

Fall Semester Tuition Deadline – August 26

All students must pay their tuition and fees or sign up for the Time Option Payment Plan by 12 noon on August 26, 2010.

Student Government Association 2010 Gubernatorial Forum – Aug. 24
The 48th Student Government Association Gubernatorial Forum will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 6:00pm at the CLASS Lecture Hall. No entrance fee, open to all UOG students and the public.

Limited Number Complimentary Tickets to the Primary Great Debate Available to UOG Full-time Employees
The UOG Endowment Foundation is offering tickets to UOG Full-time employees on a first come, first served basis. There are 100 tickets available. The tickets may be picked up from Tommy at the Endowment Foundation Office, House #10, Dean’s Circle. No deliveries, no holding tickets at the door, no reserving tickets by phone. If you want a free ticket, bring your check stub (to prove that you are an employee as Tommy doesn’t know everyone) to the Endowment Foundation Office.



The Primary Great Debate will be held on September 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the UOG Field House. If you would rather buy a ticket, they are on sale now for $15.00 each at all Circle K/76 gas stations or the UOG Endowment Foundation. For more information, contact the UOG Endowment Foundation at 735-2956/2957 or SBPA Dean’s office at 735-2501/2520/2550.
Conference on Island Sustainability – Sept. 2 and 3
Deadline to Register: Aug. 27
Register Online at www.uog.edu/islandsustainability
The University of Guam will host a Conference on Island Sustainability for Guam and Micronesia on September 2-3, 2010 at the Guam Marriott. This will mark the first formal event sponsored by the new Center for Island Sustainability. Read more at www.uog.edu/islandsustainability
SGA Inauguration – Sept. 2
The Student Government Association will host their inauguration of officers on September 2 at the Guam Legislature beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Guam Ballet Company's Full Length Ballet, “Sirena”
Women and Gender Studies Co-sponsor the Guam Ballet Company’s “Sirena” on Saturday, August 28 and September 4, 2pm matinee and 7 pm evening performances and Sunday, August 29 and September 5, 3 pm matinee performances. UOG Fine Arts Theatre. For more information see scrolling news at www.uog.edu.
NEWS

TRIO Offices Closed Friday for annual assessment and evaluation Friday, August 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For urgent matters regarding the TRIO programs, I may be contacted at 929-8746

SCHOLARSHIPS

JARS Scholarship Available
Deadline to Apply: Nov. 30
The JARS Scholarship is a $500 private scholarship available to juniors or seniors enrolled fulltime at the University of Guam who are pursuing a major in Fine Arts. The application deadline is November 30, 2010. Visit www.uog.edu/scholarships for more information.
Parsons Scholarship for Pre-Engineering Students
Deadline to apply: August 24, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.
University of Guam pre-engineering students who have completed ES201 Engineering Statistics or who are enrolled in the course for the Fall 2010 semester are encouraged to apply for a Parsons scholarship. For more information visit www.uog.edu/scholarships
Upward Bound Seeks Participants
UOG's Upward Bound (UB) college prep program is currently accepting applications from interested high school students who are college bound. Free academic support services are provided such as tutoring, college prep and career prep activities, summer classes for credit, test preparation, and more! Students attending GW, JFK, SHS, and SSHS may apply if they are currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade. Students must meet eligibility requirements to be accepted. Applications are available at each of the schools Counseling Offices and at the UB Office, UOG Dorm I, during regular work hours. A UB Open House & Info Meeting for interested students and parents is scheduled for Aug. 28th at the UOG Cafeteria. Call 735-1992/ 2245 for more information regarding applications or the meeting.


WORKSHOPS

Procurement Technical Assistance Center Workshop
The Guam Procurement Technical Assistance Center provides services needed to ensure that Guam Small Businesses are competitive in the local and federal marketplace. The center is staffed with trained professionals in business and government and is hosted by the University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration. The Guam PTAC offers the following series of workshop:
FEDBIZOPPS 101
When: August 24, 2010 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: UOG School of Business & Public Administration Bldg. Room 129
Cost: $20.00

This is your opportunity to learn how the Government solicits for supplies and services and the differences between the types of notices posted. The Federal Business Opportunities or FEDBIZOPPS website is the Government wide point of entry (GPE) where Government business opportunities greater than 25,000.00 can be accessed electronically by the public. Guam PTAC will provide an overview of FEDBIZOPPS.



SBDC WORKSHOP
Thursday, August 26th (12:00pm-2:00pm); Bank of Guam in Hagatna, 2nd Flr Conference Room; Fee $20 per person (includes lunch)
"GROWTH VENTURE: Managing for Growth"; Presented by the UOG Guam SBDC/Bank of Guam Women in Business Program: As you plan for growth in your business, every new decision will affect your operations. In this seminar, you will assess your current operations and plan for expanding, standardizing, and measuring them to ensure that your products and services are not delayed or distorted on their way out into the world. We will discuss systems, processes, procedures, policies, standards, and measurements that will keep you from worrying about things that should be routine and efficient in your business.

UPCOMING EVENTS

CHamoru Language Program Gubernatorial Debate in CHamoru – Oct. 25
The CHamoru Language Program will host a gubernatorial debate in the indigenous language on Oct. 25 in the CLASS lecture hall.



PARTNERSHIPS

UOG and Guangxi Institute of Fisheries Collaborate on Selective Shrimp Breeding
In 2008, the University of Guam College of Natural and Applied Sciences signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Guangxi Institute of Fisheries (GXIF) to collaborate on research regarding a shrimp selective breeding program. In July a group from Guangxi Institute of Fisheries visited the University of Guam to meet President Robert A. Underwood, Lee Yudin, Dean of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Board of Regents member Andrew Laguana, and other administrators and faculty members.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
Thursday, August 26th (12:00pm-2:00pm); Bank of Guam in Hagatna, 2nd Flr Conference Room; Fee $20 per person (includes lunch)
"GROWTH VENTURE: Managing for Growth"; Presented by the UOG Guam SBDC/Bank of Guam Women in Business Program: As you plan for growth in your business, every new decision will affect your operations. In this seminar, you will assess your current operations and plan for expanding, standardizing, and measuring them to ensure that your products and services are not delayed or distorted on their way out into the world. We will discuss systems, processes, procedures, policies, standards, and measurements that will keep you from worrying about things that should be routine and efficient in your business. To register for these workshops, please contact the Guam SBDC at 735-2590 or email Laurine Sablan at laurine@pacificsbdc.com

Saturday, August 14, 2010

UOG Alumni Update - August 14

EVENTS

Operation New Life: Untold Stories

Thirty-five years after Operation New Life brought thousands of Vietnamese refugees to Guam , a symposium focusing on the untold stories of the people involved in the massive relocation effort after the Vietnam War will be held on Saturday, August 14 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Guam Legislature Session Hall in Hagatna.

Fall Semester

Late registration will be held August 13, 16 and 17. All students must pay their tuition and fees or sign up for the Time Option Payment Plan by 12 noon on August 26, 2010. Weekday classes begin August 18 and Saturday classes begin August 21.



Primary Great Debate Tickets on Sale Now
The Primary Great Debate on September 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the UOG Field House is sure to be one of the most exciting debates of the election season. Tickets are on sale now for $15.00 each at all Circle K/76 gas stations or the UOG Endowment Foundation. Purchase your ticket and guarantee your place at the Primary Great Debate. The Primary Great Debate will be held on September 2 in an interactive format focusing on the most critical issues facing Guam today. The Great Debate series is a special public service project organized by the students and faculty of the Public Administration and Legal Studies Program, SBPA. For more information, contact the UOG Endowment Foundation at 735-2956/2957 or SBPA Dean’s office at 735-2501/2520/2550.

Conference on Island Sustainability – Sept. 2 and 3
Register Online at www.uog.edu/islandsustainability
The University of Guam will host a Conference on Island Sustainability for Guam and Micronesia on September 2-3, 2010 at the Guam Marriott. This will mark the first formal event sponsored by the new Center for Island Sustainability. Read more at www.uog.edu/islandsustainability

SGA Inauguration – Sept. 2
The Student Government Association will host their inauguration of officers on September 2 at the Guam Legislature beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Guam Ballet Company's Full Length Ballet, “Sirena”
Women and Gender Studies Co-sponsor the Guam Ballet Company’s “Sirena” on Saturday, August 28 and September 4, 2pm matinee and 7 pm evening performances and Sunday, August 29 and September 5, 3 pm matinee performances. UOG Fine Arts Theatre. For more information see scrolling news at www.uog.edu.

SCHOLARSHIPS

JARS Scholarship Available
Deadline to Apply: Nov. 30
The JARS Scholarship is a $500 private scholarship available to juniors or seniors enrolled fulltime at the University of Guam who are pursuing a major in Fine Arts. The application deadline is November 30, 2010. Visit www.uog.edu/scholarships for more information.

Parsons Scholarship for Pre-Engineering Students

Deadline to apply: August 24, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.

University of Guam pre-engineering students who have completed ES201 Engineering Statistics or who are enrolled in the course for the Fall 2010 semester are encouraged to apply for a Parsons scholarship. For more information visit www.uog.edu/scholarships

Two Teaching Assistant Positions

The Tropical Agricultural Science Program announces two teaching assistant positions with stipend available during Fall 2010. These Teaching Assistant (TA) positions are intended to support students currently majoring in Tropical Agricultural Science Program. Students registered full time or part-time during the Fall 2010 are eligible to apply. Students must have completed all AG courses with a B or better grade. Each TA will receive $2000 per semester. Work hours will be 10-20 hours/week. The completed application must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on August 15, 2009 to Dean’s office. If you have any questions about this TA position, please contact Dr. Mari Marutani (735-2131), Coordinator of the Tropical Agricultural Science Program or Dr. James McConnell (735-2129), Chair, the Curriculum Committee of Tropical Agricultural Science Program; or email to either marutani@uguam.uog.edu or mcconnel@uguam.uog.edu.



New Faculty

UOG School of Education Welcomes Cheryl Sangueza, Ph.D
Cheryl Sangueza is the newest addition to the faculty of the School of Education at the University of Guam . Sangueza holds a Ph.D in Teacher Education with an emphasis in Science Education from the University of Nevada , Las Vegas . She also holds an M.A. in Secondary Science Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York , and is a proud graduate of the University of Guam with a B.A. in Secondary Education, General and Earth Science.

UOG Welcomes Fulbright Scholar

The University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration welcomes Fulbright Scholar Cynthia P. Cudia to campus. Cudia is a licensed certified public accountant and has a Master of Science in Accountancy from De La Salle University in the Philippines . She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Economics at De La Salle.

New Administrators

CLASS Dean
James D. Sellmann, Ph.D. in Chinese Philosophy from the University of Hawaii , was selected as the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. He served as Associate Dean for seven years and as the Acting Dean of the College for one year. He came to Guam in 1992, received tenure in 1997, and was promoted to full professor of Philosophy in 2001. He has published over 60 articles in various peer reviewed books, and journals such as Asian Philosophy, and Philosophy East and West. He is also a professor of Philosophy and Micronesian Studies at the University of Guam .

CLASS Acting Associate Dean

Troy McVey, MFA Tulane University , was appointed to a second year as acting associate dean of CLASS. He is a theatre designer and has professional experience in New York , San Diego , and Washington DC . He has been on the UOG faculty since 2005 and created the Summer Theatre Camp.



Marine Lab Director

Laurie Raymundo, PhD Cornell University, is a coral ecologist who has worked in the western Pacific for 25 years. Her work has focused on conservation of coral reefs and coral health and disease. She has been with the University of Guam Marine Lab as a research faculty since 2004 and teaches in the graduate biology program.



Financial Aid Director

Mark Duarte was selected at the Financial Aid Director under Enrollment Management and Student Services. He received his BA in Political Science (1995) and his MA in Public Administration (2001) from the University of Guam . He was recently employed at the 30th Guam Legislature as the Senior Policy Analyst for Speaker Judith T. Won Pat.

Center for Island Sustainability

Sam Walker, MS in Education and History from Western Oregon University and an MA in Archaeology & Heritage studies from the University of Leicester in the UK , was selected as the Institutional Researcher for Renewable for Sustainable Energy Management for UOG’s Center for Island Sustainability. He was born and grew up in Africa and has spent most of his professional life in the Middle East where he worked and taught at various colleges. He has managed projects in horticulture, water catchment systems, solar, desalination, soil rehabilitation, and waste systems. He has lived on Guam since 2006.



GRANTS

UOG Receives Grant to Revive Pre-contact Chamorro Fishing Techniques
The University of Guam Sea Grant Extension Program received a $92,000 grant from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Pacific Islands Region Program Office (PIRO) for reviving, demonstrating and teaching pre-contact indigenous Chamorro fishing techniques.

UOG TRIO UPWARD BOUND AWARDED $382,812
The University of Guam ’s TRIO Upward Bound program has been awarded a federal grant in the amount of $382,812 for the new program year which begins September 1, 2010. The grant is part of a five-year $1.9 million that was awarded to UOG TRIO Programs by the U.S. Department of Education last year. Upward Bound is a college-prep program that serves up to 80 high school students on Guam who are from low-income families, and/or first-generation college students. The program also serves students with disabilities.

POLICIES

Revised Policy and Procedures for Students and Applicants with a Disability
UOG has a newly revised policy for students and applicants with a disability which was adopted by the Board on April 22, 2010. The policy is posted on the web: http://www.uog.edu/dynamicdata/EqualEmploymentOffice.aspx?siteid=1&p=66

STUDENT SUCCESS

TRIO Achievers Award

Mariano T Mesngon, Ph.D. was selected as a national 2010 TRIO achievers award recipient. He earned his Biology degree from the University of Guam in 1997 and was helped through that process by the TRIO Upward Bound program at the institution. After earning his PhD in Cell Molecular Biology from the University of South Carolina in 2008 he was selected as the Deputy Chief, Analytical Toxicology Division Chief, Medical Diagnostic and Chemical Branch U. S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD).



English Language Skills
The University of Guam ’s English Language Institute celebrated the end of its summer session on August 12 with a record number of 45 students participating in the program. Three students, Mi Jeong Kim, Kyoung Lim Jeong, and You Mi Nam passed their Level 5 English Language course, which is the highest level offered by the program, and now possess the language skills to enter the University of Guam .



PUBLICATIONS



UOG Fact Book Online
The University of Guam ’s 2009-2010 Fact Book is now posted online at www.uog.edu/uogpublications.

Mass-Spawning Corals
Associate Professor Peter Schupp and co-authors, including two Marine Lab alumni Raphael Ritson-Williams and Valerie J. Paul, present findings in the latest issue of PLoS one. The report suggests that mass-spawning corals do not acquire, or are not colonized by, detectable numbers of bacteria until after larval settlement and development of the juvenile polyp. This in turn will lead to new understanding of how corals regulate their bacterial communities.

Friday, August 13, 2010

First PREL Newsletter Released



The first edition of the PREL NEWSLETTER is now available via PDF by clicking here or visiting http://www.prel.org/free-publications/newsletter.aspx. The PREL NEWSLETTER is a quarterly publication of PREL in collaboration with the Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific and the Pacific Comprehensive Center. The newsletter focuses on activities of the different programs of PREL in the Pacific region, provides information about upcoming conferences, events, professional development opportunities, and more. In particular, this issue includes topics of the Summer Reading Camp in Palau, the Project MACIMISE inaugural institute in Saipan, Pacific CHILD summer annual institute in Hawai’i, and PCC highlights and updates! Enjoy!