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 email@example.com.
Beginning Monday night, November 13, the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections reading room will be part of a construction project that will replace a section of the exterior windows on the third, fourth and fifth floors of Hamilton Library. This project, which is anticipated to be completed in March 2018, will require the construction of a floor-to-ceiling barrier-wall in our reading room -- the majority of actual construction work will be occurring during hours when the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections are already normally closed, and we do not anticipate any closures or additional construction noise during our standard hours of operation (which are currently 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the 1st Sunday of each month, from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.). Barring any unforeseen circumstances, our reading room will remain open throughout the project, and all normal services will be available. Our reading room hours can be found here.
As previously noted, the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections reading room is currently closed to the public, and we are providing services on a slightly more limited basis via Hamilton Library's Government Documents and Maps Collection reading room, in the Library's basement. Completion of the project has now been delayed by at least two weeks, meaning that we will be continuing with our current services and location through at least Friday, March 2, and most likely a few days beyond that date. We will post more information as it becomes available. In the meantime, click here for more information on our interim services.
The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by Lani Wendt Young, niece of Samoan poet, novelist, essayist and artist Albert Wendt:
My Uncle Albert Wendt has just announced a thank-you gift for readers worldwide to celebrate his recent award. He has made his award-winning book 'Sons for the Return Home' available for FREE download from Amazon, for this week only. This is an excellent opportunity to discover or re-discover what is great about Pacific Literature.
You do not need an e-reader or Kindle to utilize this offer. Teachers may find this gift particularly useful. Most students/young people today are reading texts on their phones and can make use of this gift very quickly and easily. All they need is internet access. We hope you will take this opportunity to acquire a classic for your libraries and school resources.
How to download copies of SONS FOR THE RETURN HOME: 1. Download the free Kindle App from Amazon to your phone or computer. Use this link - http:…