Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Faculty Lecture Series: "Hawai'i on Film"

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by UH-M Library Events & Communications Coordinator Teri L. Skillman:


Contact: Teri L Skillman, (808) 956-8688 Events & Communications Coordinator, University of Hawaii at Manoa

The second lecture in the Spring 2013 Faculty Lecture Series, Hawai'i on Film: Storytelling on Screen Beyond Stereotypes, by Lisette Marie Flanary from the Academy of Creative Media, will be held on on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in Hamilton 301. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.
 
There have been many films shot in and about Hawaiʻi, but few have been stories that are told from the point of view of the “inside out” rather than the outside looking in. The diversity and individuality of Indigenous films made in Hawaiʻi challenge stereotypical understandings of Native Hawaiians and are important tools for cultural expression. Through her documentary films about hula and Hawaiian culture, filmmaker Flanary offers windows into our community, culture, beliefs, traditions and history with emphasis on issues of representation, protocols, and cultural integrity for a global audience. Her films American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawaiʻi, Nā Kamalei: The Men of Hula, ONE VOICE, and her current film project entitled Tokyo Hula will be used to illustrate contemporary storytelling in Hawaiʻi.
 
As an independent filmmaker and a hula dancer, Flanary creates documentary films that celebrate a modern renaissance of the hula dance and Hawaiian culture. She is the writer, producer and director of Lehua Films and her award-winning documentaries, “AMERICAN ALOHA: Hula Beyond Hawai’i”, “Nā Kamalei: The Men of Hula”, and “ONE VOICE” have broadcast nationally on public television and shown in film festivals around the world. 
 
Flanary is currently directing and producing a documentary entitled “Tokyo Hula” which explores the explosive popularity of hula in Japan. She is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in Film and Television Production and received her MFA in Creative Writing at the New School University. Having lived in New York City for over twenty years, Flanary recently joined the faculty at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa as the Assistant Professor of Indigenous/Native Creative Media at the Academy for Creative Media in the Fall of 2011.
 
The Faculty Lecture Series is presented by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education, the Office of Research Relations and UH Mānoa Library.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pacific Connections seminar series

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

Aloha kākou,

Please join us at 12pm on Thursday (2/14) for the first Pacific Connections Seminar of the semester. Bruno Saura, University of French Polynesia, will present “Pulotu, Hawaiki, Kahiki: Remembrance of Ancestral Lands in Pre-European Polynesia” from Tahiti via videoconference.

Pulotu, Hawaiki, Kahiki: Remembrance of Ancestral Lands in Pre-European Polynesia
Hawaiian people have kept the memory of the land of origin of their ancestors: Kahiki. They have also adopted for one of their islands the designation Hawaiʻi, which throughout Eastern Polynesia and Aotearoa refers to a land of origin as well as to the final destination of the deceased spirits: Hawaiki. Dr Saura will analyze Hawaiians’ inclusion of Raiatea in the concept of “Kahiki,” while the Tahitians call that island Havaiʻi. After considering another concept, Pulotu, which in Western Polynesia corresponds to what is called Hawaiki in Eastern Polynesia, Saura will deal with the traditional links between Hawaiʻi and “Kahiki.”

Here is an updated list of upcoming events:

February 14      Thursday 12:00pm at John Burns Hall room 3121/3125, EWC
Pacific Connections Seminar Series Pulotu, Hawaiki, Kahiki: Remembrance of Ancestral Lands in Pre-European Polynesia Bruno Saura, University of French Polynesia, cosponsored by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, the Pacific Islands Development Program, EWC, and the University of French Polynesia.

February 19      Tuesday 4:30pm Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
Mana Wahine Mix with Sia Figel, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Mehanaokala Hind, and Fata Simanu Klutz

February 20      Wednesday 2:30pm Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
LLL Film Series Boy (Aotearoa/New Zealand) 2010 introduced by Alice Te Punga Somerville

February 22      Friday 2:00pm Tokioka room, Moore 319
Waves of Change: Climate Change Tok Stori A Social Science Perspective on Climate Change in the Pacific Region Melissa Finucane (East-West Center)

February 27      Wednesday 2:30pm Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
LLL Film Series presents Waka Huia–Kahohi Kitea (Aotearoa/New Zealand) 2008 introduced by Te Raukura Roa

February 26      Tuesday 3:00pm location TBD
Sociology Colloquium Adria Imada, Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego

February 28      Thursday 12:00pm Henke Hall 325
Biography Brown Bag “Life Writing and Pacific Island Studies: Student Perspectives” Jesi Lujan Bennett, Ken Gofigan Kuper, Leonard Leon from the Center for Pacific Island Studies

March 1           Friday 5:00pm Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
Oceania Rising event in honor of Nuclear Survivors Day cosponsored by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies and Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies

March 7           Thursday 12:00pm at John Burns Hall room 3121/3125, EWC
Pacific Connections Seminar Series with Alice Te Punga Somerville

March 14         Thursday 5:00pm Crawford 105
Waves of Change: Climate Change Tok Stori film presentation cosponsored by Center for Pacific Islands Studies, Academy for Creative Media, Pacific Islanders in Communications, and Pan Pacific Association.

March 22         Friday 2:00pm at John Burns Hall room 3121/3125, EWC
Waves of Change: Climate Change Tok Stori Climate Change, Migration, and Education: Perspectives from the Federated States of Micronesia Margarita Cholymay, Jojo Peter, and LJ Rayphand (UHM College of Education)

April 4               Thursday 9am–3pm John Burns Hall room 3121/3125, EWC
Student Conference “Oceania Rises” organized by CPIS graduate students

April 4-6          Thursday–Saturday at EWC and Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
Conference “Waves of Change: Climate Change in the Pacific Islands and Implications for Hawaiʻi

April 16-20      Tuesday–Saturday UHM various locations
Pacific Islanders in the Arts Showcase including Tamaʻitaʻi Sa theatre production, poetry, films, and other creative presentations organized by Fata Simanu-Klutz and the Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures.

April 18           Thursday 12:00pm at John Burns Hall room 3015/3019, EWC
Pacific Connections Seminar Series Speaker TBD (from UPF Tahiti), cosponsored by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, the Pacific Islands Development Program, EWC, and the University of French Polynesia.

April 25-26      Thursday and Friday
Taukaea Māori Symposium

All events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hawaiian Journal of History Launch

The Hawaiian Journal of History will launch Volume 46 on February 7 with a special presentation on the life of the 19th-century Hawaiian scholar, politician and athlete John Henry Wise. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Kamakauokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies. For more information, click on the flyers above.

Friday, February 1, 2013

UH-Manoa One Search beta

The UH-Manoa Library released a beta edition of "One Search" today. This new search tool allows users to search across a variety of resources using a single search box. While One Search does not by any means search all resources available to UH library users, it is a useful one-stop search tool for searching across the library's Voyager catalog, digital repositories (a.k.a. Scholarspace and eVols), online photo collections, the Trust Territory Archives Index, and a selection of databases and other online resources. One Search is still in the beta phase, and so users should expect some inconsistencies. At the moment, One Search does not search in the Hawaii Pacific Journal Index, though it is hoped that this function will be added soon. Click here for more information and an online tutorial on using One Search.