Travel Industry Management Labs, Libraries and Facilities
Chuck Yim Gee Technology Learning Center
The Gee Technology Learning Center (GTLC) extends the teaching, research, and service reach of the TIM School by erasing geographic barriers and reshaping how education is conceived. To advance the School’s travel and tourism mandate through innovation and research, the GTLC creates a virtual connection among faculty, students, colleagues, and resources located almost anywhere.
Designed to share TIM School resources with travel and tourism professionals within Hawaiʻi and across the Asia-Pacific region, the GTLC provides the technology infrastructure upon which an extensive series of professional programs, customized courses, colloquia, and degree programs have been developed.
Technology advancements, particularly the Internet, are redefining the business model. TIM School clearly recognizes that success is dependent on: knowing how to use the technologies of the travel and tourism industry, achieving a strategic understanding of technology’s scope, and how this powerful force is restructuring the travel industry.
The Sunset Reference Center
With more than 10,000 items, including books, reports, statistical publications, article reprints, and subscriptions to more than 200 periodicals, the Sunset Reference Center has the largest collection of specialized resource material on tourism in Hawaiʻi. The Sunset Reference Center provides research material for students, support the research activities of the Center for Tourism Policy Studies, and serves as a major resource center for the Pacific and Asian region.
2560 Campus Road, George Hall 201
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-4901
Leong Hop & Bernice C. Loui Computer Laboratory
The laboratory is on the cutting edge of computer and information technology, offering students access to personal multimedia computers, high-speed laser printers, general business software packages, statistical and research applications software, the Internet and World Wide Web. An extensive collection of multimedia software helps students create state-of-the-art presentation materials and links them to the outside world through the Internet. A number of courses offered focus on the use of computer information systems for decision-making in various sectors of the travel industry and the impact of technological innovation on the travel industry.
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WILLIAM HENRY GEORGE (1878-1949) for whom George Hall is named was a political scientist and administrator at the University of Hawai’i from 1928-1938. A man of the world, he fell in love with Hawai’i and made the islands his permanent home. Born in Northwood, Ohio, George attended Geneva College in Pennsylvania, then graduated from Harvard in 1902. He received his master’s degree from Princeton in 1906, and a doctorate from Harvard in 1921. He studied at the Sorbonne and at the University of Bordeaux. He was president of Geneva College from 1907-1916. During World War I, he joined the French volunteer army, and served in the Italian ambulance service. For his war service he was awarded the War Cross by the Italian government. After a visiting professorship in Hawai’i from 1928-29, he returned to Hawai’i as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.1930-1938.
George was active in the community at large. He wrote an occasional column for the Honolulu Advertiser titled “Sagebrush Philosophy” and also contributed to the magazine Hawaii. He lived a bachelor’s life on his yacht and often wrote on the joys of island cruising. His colleague and friend Willard Wilson characterized him as “popular, brilliant, gregarious, and if the truth be known, slightly bibulous.”
* Kobayashi, Victor N. Building a Rainbow (Hui o Students, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1983)
* Honolulu Advertiser Sept. 25, Sept. 26, 1949.