UAS Undergraduate Presents Guam Paper in Hawaii
"These five UOG students represented this institution and this island community in the best possible light".
University of Guam Sociology students presented research projects during the 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences held in early June. Pictured from left are PJ Guerrero, Myracle Mugol, Jeffrey Umayan, Alison Hadley and Jahlil Fielder.
On exchange with the University of Guam, UAS student Alison Hadley was one of a five person group who were the only undergraduates presenting at the 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences June 2-5, 2010.
Perry (PJ) Guerrero, Alison Hadley and Jahlil Fielder presented Waves of Change: Capturing Guam Moments Before the Military Build-Up in 2010, a visual and narrative presentation that captures both the strengths and challenges of an island people at the edge of change. Through extensive interviews, participant observation as well as field work that explores some of the most remote and sacred sites in Guam’s history and natural environment, the presentation highlights the complexity and urgency of such a moment in time. It further captures, through the eyes and hearts of University of Guam students studying social change, the hopes and fears of the community and how it understands its role culturally, politically, economically and militarily in the broader context of the Pacific Asia region. These students were aided in part by their classmates in the Social Movements and Change class of spring 2010.
"These five UOG students represented this institution and this island community in the best possible light," said Sociology professor Dr. Kirk Johnson. "Their dedication, their commitment to excellence, their diligence and sense of responsibility is of the highest caliber. These students represent the wonderful diversity of this island community and their hard work captures the bright future of our island home."
Their paper has also been accepted for a 30-minute presentation at the 7th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability in New Zealand, January 2011. Alison Hadley is the daughter of recently retired Assistant to the Dean of Arts and Sciences Heather Hadley.