Friday, October 24, 2014

Upcoming construction may limit access to H&P newspaper collection

The Hawaiian & Pacific Collections at UH-Manoa Hamilton Library are preparing for a construction project that will ultimately provide better shelving for our print newspaper collections. The construction will take place in our closed stacks area, but will require us to temporarily relocate our newspaper collections. Consequently, beginning in November 2014 portions of our newspaper collections may take longer than normal to retrieve for patrons, or may at times be unavailable altogether. Also beginning in November, we will be relocating boxed back-issues of newspapers into part of our reading room. The construction project is currently scheduled to be completed at the end of January, 2015, but this date is subject to change. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fall 2014 Brown Bag Biographical Series

The UH-Manoa Center for Biographical Research has released its fall Brown Bag Biography Series schedule:
Brown Bag Biography Series
Fall 2014 — Thursdays, Noon – 1:15
Center for Biographical Research • 1800 East West Road, Henke Hall 325
(unless otherwise noted)

August 28: I, Too, Am Harvard: Storytelling as Art, Community, Resistance”
Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence, Activist and Playwright, Harvard University
• Please note: this session will be held in Kuykendall 410 •

September 4: “Oliver’s Travels: The Making of a Chinese-American Radical”
Oliver Lee, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

September 11: “Local Story: The Massie-Kahahawai Case and the Culture of History”
John P. Rosa, Department of History, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
• Please note: this session will be held in Kuykendall 410  •

September 25: “Joseph Moku‘ōhai Poepoe’s Engagements with Language and Law”
Noenoe Silva, Indigenous Politics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
• Please note: this session will be held in Kuykendall 410 •

October 2: "Vendettas, Blood Feuds, and Sexual Scandal: Narratives of Self Defense in Renaissance Crime Stories”

Peter Arnade, College of Arts and Humanities, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

October 9: “Writing Mother from Memory and Father from Transcripts”
Rain Wright Cannon, 2014 Biography Prize Lecture

October 16: The Value of Hawai‘i 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions"
Moderator: Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua and a Panel of Authors from The Value of Hawai‘i series
• Please note: this session will be held in Kuykendall 410 •

October 23: The Value of Hawai‘i 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions"
Moderator: Craig Howes, and a Panel of Authors from The Value of Hawai‘i series
• Please note: this session will be held in Kuykendall 410 •

October 30: “Hawai‘i Sugar’s Big Five: A Corporate Biography”
Carol MacLennan, Department of Anthropology, Michigan Tech University

November 6: “The Enchanted Wonderer: A War-Time Journey from Stalingrad to Berlin”
Anastasia Kostetskaya, Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

November 13: “Nā Lima Maiau: Wahine Artists Talk Story”

Joy Enomoto and Haley Kailiehu, Department of Art and College of Education,
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

November 20: Chrétien de Troyes: The First Romantic”

Louis Bousquet, Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

December 4: Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle: Autobiographical Fiction as Performance”

Markus Wessendorf, Department of Theatre and Dance, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Na Pua Noeau Ke Ola Mau Scholars Program

The below is reproduced from an email circulated by the Na Pua Noeau Ke Ola Mau Scholars Program:

The Na Pua Noeau Ke Ola Mau Scholars Program is now accepting
applications for the Fall 2014 semester. The Scholars Program supports
Native Hawaiian students attending either the University of Hawaii at
Hilo or the University of Hawaii at Manoa, who are currently majoring in
or intend to major in a healthcare field. Eligible students may receive
stipends to assist with community service or internships and/or research
projects in respective healthcare fields.

The Fall 2014 application is now available and can be downloaded from
the Na Pua Noeau website at npn.uhh.hawaii.edu.

The deadline for the Fall 2014 semester is Friday, August 29, 2014. For
more information, contact Kehau Bishaw-UH Manoa Program Coordinator at
bishawbh@hawaii.edu, (808) 956-9410, or Rachel Hualani Loo-UH Hilo Site
Coordinator at loorache@hawaii.edu, (808) 932-7759.

Norman Meller Research award deadline: October 1, 2014

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the UH-Manoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies:

We are pleased to announce the Norman Meller Research Award competition for 201
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. If you or other faculty in your department have Pacific-focused students who completed MAs during the 201
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-201
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 academic year, we hope you will pass the following announcement on to them. If you have any questions, please contact Terence Wesley-Smith at twsmith[at]hawaii.edu.
 
NORMAN MELLER RESEARCH AWARD
The Norman Meller Research Award of $250.00 is given annually to the best MA research paper produced at the University of Hawai'i in the social sciences or humanities and focused on the Pacific Islands. Plan A theses, Plan B papers, or MA portfolios are eligible. Submissions may be made by students or by nominations from the faculty, and are not limited to students in the MA program in Pacific Islands Studies. 

The submissions are read by a panel of judges, who consider the overall quality of the submission, the depth of the research it represents, and the significance of the work in the field of Pacific Islands Studies. Of particular interest are submissions that employ interdisciplinary approaches and/or include indigenous epistemologies and perspectives. The judges reserve the right to recommend that more than one
 award be made, or that no award be given.

To be eligible for the 2014 award, the work must have been completed during the 2013-2014 academic year, and be submitted in hard copy form to Professor Terence Wesley-Smith, Director, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, 1890 East-West Road, Moore 215, Honolulu, Hawai`i 96822. Any multimedia components must be prepared in formats that are readily accessible using standard computer equipment. The deadline for submissions is 1 October 2014.

This award is made possible by a bequest from Dr Norman Meller, a political scientist and founding director of the Pacific Islands Studies Program, who passed away in 2000.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hawaiian Kalo image database

The UH-Manoa Library's Desktop Networking Services department recently completed an online collection of images documenting sixty-two types of Hawaiian kalo found at the Lyon Arboretum. The images were collected by Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond in 1983, and are part of a collection of material known as A Pictorial Illustration of Hawaiian Kalo Varieties at Lyon Arboretum with descriptions from Taro Varieties in Hawaii. The original collection is part of the Hawaiian Collection's rare holdings, and so this online version will greatly aid access for interested researchers. For each of the 62 varieties depicted, there are images of the entire plant, the leaf blade and the petiole. Powerpoint presentations that group together various of the varieties are also available in the online collection, as are supporting documentation. To view the online collection, go to: http://digicoll.manoa.hawaii.edu/kalo/index.php