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Student Testimonials

Christina Geisse

The Asian Studies Program was incredible because most professors were undertaking their own research, passionate about their subject of study, and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with students. It felt fresh and profound at the same time. Inspiring! 

Christina Geisse
Kim Sluchansky

I was able to delve deep and focus on the areas of Asian Studies that truly interested me, and therefore gained a much more thorough and developed understanding of my fields of interest, which are applicable to my current career path. Also, the professors are extremely helpful and want their students to succeed. They were very supportive both while I was at UH and after I graduated.

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Celebrating Ric Trimillos, Professor Emeritus

More than 100 former colleagues and students from around the world gathered virtually to surprise ethnomusicology leader Ricardo Trimillos, professor emeritus in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Music and former Department of Asian Studies chair, on the occasion of his 80th birthday. One of Trimillos’ legacies was starting the Ric Trimillos Visiting Distinguished Professorship in Ethnomusicology in 2017 with the UH Foundation.

The milestone birthday party also served to raise funds to bring a foreign scholar of ethnomusicology to campus for a semester. UH Mānoa Department of Anthropology Professor Christine Yano is one of Trimillos’ former students. Yano is spearheading the “80 for 80” with a goal of raising $80,000 within a year from Trimillos’ 80th birthday…

See the rest of this article by Mark Arakaki at UH News.

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