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2/3/12: Native Voices: A reading and lecture

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

Native Voices: A reading and lecture series presents:

 Flora Aurima Devatine
Caroline Sinavaiana
Michael Puleloa
Lauren Mālialani Cabaniss
Leilani Johnson-Hagmoc
Joleen Togawa Salas

When: Friday, February 3, 2012, 4pm

Where: Halau o Haumea, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawai'i, Mānoa, campus

Curated by Brandy Nālani McDougall & Craig Santos Perez

Author Bios:
Flora Aurima Devatine is a Ma‘ohi scholar, member of the Tahitian Academy, writer and an editor of the first Tahitian review Littérama‘ohi, which unites a group of apolitical Polynesian writers. Her book Tergiversations et reveries de l’écriture orale, which she describes as “a controlled drift,” endeavors to braid together the different aspects of her culture: Ma‘ohi and French. This gives birth to a very original poetry and returns, through writing, to the sacredness of ancestral orality.

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Heyum Endowment Fund scholarship for 2012

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the UH-Manoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies:
The Center for Pacific Islands Studies is pleased to announce the Heyum Endowment Fund scholarship for 2012. The Heyum Endowment Fund, at the University of Hawai'i, was established by the late R Renée Heyum, former curator of the Pacific Collection, Hamilton Library, to assist Pacific Islanders pursuing education and/or training in Hawai'i. Funds are available to support one scholarship in the amount of $3,000 for the 2012–2013 academic year, and qualified individuals are invited to apply.The application can be found at http://www.hawaii.edu/cpis/academic_programs_6.html. If you have any questions, please contact Dr Julie Walsh at jwalsh@hawaii.edu.

1/30: “Shillyshallying and daydreams of oral writing”

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The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the UH-Manoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies. For more information, please click on the flyer at right.
The UHM Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas and the UHM Center for Pacific Islands Studies present “Shillyshallying and daydreams of oral writing” by Tahitian poetess Flora Devatine.
Monday 30 January, 3:00pm at Center for Korean Studies, Conference Room.

Flora Aurima Devatine is a ma‘ohi scholar, member of the Tahitian Academy, writer and an editor of the first Tahitian review Littérama‘ohi, which unites a group of apolitical Polynesian writers. Her book Tergiversations et reveries de l’écriture orale, which she describes as “a controlled drift,” endeavors to braid together the different aspects of her culture: Ma‘ohi and French. This gives birth to a very original poetry and returns, through writing, to the sacredness of ancestral orality.

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Call for Papers: 2012 Indigenous Studies Student Conference at UH Mānoa.

The first annual Indigenous Studies Student Conference will be held from April 13–14, 2012, at the Hālau o Haumea, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, UH Mānoa Campus in Honolulu.
The theme for this inaugural year is “Ola Nā Iwi (The Bones Live): Indigenous Continuity.”
This inaugural conference year is for UH system students (undergraduates and graduate students) only. If you have any questions, please contact Brandy Nālani McDougall at brandynm@hawaii.edu.

Construction to affect Hawaiian and Pacific Collections in Summer 2013

Aloha UHM Hawaiian and Pacific Collection library users, UH Manoa Hamilton Library is scheduled for an extensive, 6-8 month long construction project that will move throughout much of the library, affecting both access to collections and library services. Currently, we expect the project to begin in late 2012, and continue through the summer of 2013.  Details will be forthcoming.
This message is to notify users of the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections that the construction project will greatly impact access and services during the summer of 2013. Other parts of the library will be affected at different times while the project is ongoing. Details are not yet confirmed, but for the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections, we expect the following:
Materials in the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections will be unavailable and the HP Reading Room will be closed for approximately 6 weeks sometime during the summer of 2013. Reference service and instructional support will be very limited.
If you exp…

Bob Krauss Research Index

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The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by Hawaiian Collection librarian Dore Minatodani. (For more on digital newspaper resources as they relate to Hawai'i and the Pacific, click here.)

The Hawaiian and Pacific Collections at the UHM Library are happy to announce that the transfer of the Bob Krauss Research Index to online availability has been completed. We have also added links to online copies of newspapers in Chronicling America, where available. See below for quick links to sample searches.
Please visit our new site, at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/hawaiiancollection/krauss, and update your bookmarks.

We thank the Krauss family for allowing us to make this index available to the public; and the University Research Council, John and Barbara Stephan, and the Ifuku Family Foundation for their financial support.

For technical support, we thank the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library's Desktop Network Support department, headed by Martha Chantiny, for bri…