Showing posts from October, 2010

Univ. of Oregon Scholarship Opportunity

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the University of Oregon. For more information, please contact Megan Sullivan (contact info at end of email): Dear International Educator Colleague, My name is Megan Sullivan and I'm an International student advisor at the University of Oregon . The University of Oregon offers many scholarship opportunities for international students and one specifically to students from the Pacific Island Nations. I have attached a pdf with more information for you to review. If you know of students who are interested in coming to the University of Oregon please share this with them via email or post it on your publications board.   I would like to specifically call your attention to one of the International Affiars Endowed scholarships that is offered specifically to students from the Pacific Island Nations. Please see the desc-ription below. Last year we were unable to award this scholarship because we had no app

Open Access Week: Oct. 25-29, 2010

The below is quoted directly from a press release circulated by the UH-M library. The UH-Manoa campus will celebrate Open Access Week from October 25 - 29, 2010.  Faculty scholars and researchers routinely give away the fruits of their labor to for-profit publishers of scholarly communication.  1) Research library budgets cannot sustain ever-increasing subscription costs for scholarly journals.  Open access journals provide a different model for scholarly communication that empowers the author rather than the publisher.  2) When research is published in open access journals and/or placed in open access institutional repositories, members of the public can access needed research results, which are often funded with tax-payer monies.  3) A growing body of research suggests that open access to research articles and research data spurs on new discoveries and is more cited than research locked behind a pay wall. Join the UH-Manoa Library in exploring these myriad effo

Call for submissions: Storyboard

The below is quoted directly from a call for submissions circulated by the editors of Storyboard : Call for Submissions As the Pacific Islands  brace themselves for yet another  tidal wave of change, it is our stories that will help us to navigate our way.  Storyboard , the University of Guam's literary journal, is seeking short stories, poems, essays, art , and photography, which address the theme, "Navigating the Future." Storyboard is a multilingual journal with a focus on Pacific writing. We welcome submissions from published and unpublished writers in and from the region or writings about the region. All submissions must be e -mailed to on or before November 11, 2010.  Please e-mail  or contact P.K. Harmon at (671)  735-3038 or Leslie Reynolds at (671) 735-3039 for more information.

Through October 29, 2010: American Periodicals Series Online

Hawaii Specialist Librarian Dore Minatodani reports that, for a limited time, the library has available a trial subscription to two online resources that are very useful for U.S. and Hawaiian historical research. Coverage goes back to the year 1740. Access is available only to UH-Manoa students, faculty, staff and affiliates, and requires a UH user-name and password; access is only available until October 29, 2010. American Periodicals Series Online American Periodicals Series Online contains over 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals. American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries American Periodicals from the

CPIS Conference Announcement

The Center for Pacific Islands Studies has announced its annual conference. Celebration Connections: 60 Years of Pacific Studies will be held in Honolulu on November 4-6, 2010. The conference website is online at . Information on several pre-conference events (including two seminars and an exhibition of contemporary Pacific art) can be found at ; a conference blog is also available at .