Showing posts from January, 2011

Tuesday, Jan. 25: "Adapting to Climate Change in the Pacific: Stepping Up Responses"

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the East-West Center: The EWC invites you to a presentation on adapting to climate change and an opportunity to learn about career opportunities with the Asian Development Bank: "Adapting to Climate Change in the Pacific: Stepping Up Responses" Featuring Robert Guild, Director for Pacific Strategy and Special Operations, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:00 -1:00 PM East-West Center, Burns Hall Room 3012 Following the presentation Andrea Iffland, Director of ADB's Pacific Sector Operations, will speak about career opportunities with the Asian Development Bank. Click on flyer at right for more details. For further information contact: 808-944-7111 / .

Eleanor Kleiber joins Pacific Collection

The University of Hawaii's Interim University Librarian, Paula Mochida, announced on Tuesday, January 18, that Eleanor Kleiber has been hired as Hamilton library's newest Pacific-specialist librarian . She will join the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections on April 22, 2011.   Eleanor is currently the librarian and archivist for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), which serves a staff of 350 in five Pacific Island locations. Her main office has been in Noumea, New Caledonia, but she has also spent substantial time of late in Suva, Fiji, where she has been responsible for designing the layout of a new SPC library. At SPC headquarters in Noumea, has been responsible for collection management, research support, the library management system, integrating specialized collections, and developing and implementing archival and records management policies and solutions.    Eleanor received her B.A. in History and a B.A. in Peace and Justice Studies from Wellesley College

Spring 2011 Faculty Lecture Series continues on Thursday, Jan. 20, with: The Spectacular Diversity & Vulnerability of Hawaii's Native Insects

The below is quoted directly from a press release circulated by the UH-M Library. Click on image at right for more information: SPRING 2011 Faculty Lecture Series: Sharing Our Work and Knowledge  Thursday, January 20 The spectacular diversity & vulnerability of Hawaii’s native insects Daniel Rubinoff Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences  Hawaii is the most isolated landmass on the planet which is likely the reason for very rare evolutionary phenomena such as predatory caterpillars and carnivorous ice-dwelling Wekiu bugs.   Hawaii’s unusual influence is also manifested in unprecedented diversity of evolutionary permutations in what are, elsewhere, usually unremarkable lineages. Unfortunately, Hawaiian insects have suffered from the destruction of native habitats and introduction of invasive species, losing much of their diversity. Saving what remains of Hawaii’s amazing endemic insects should be a priority and is something in which everyone can take part.  Dani

Aia I Ka Wai: Dialogues on [the Present and Future of] Hawaiian Music

The below is quoted directly from an emailed press release. For more information, please see contact information at bottom. The series “ ... aia i ka wai ... Dialogues on [the Present and Future of] Hawaiian Music” brings together stellar constellations of cultural and educational leaders in a collaboration of unprecedented scale. Join us in a series of dialogues to recognize accomplishments and envision new directions for studying, teaching, presenting and producing Hawaiian music in the 21st century. The Hawaiian Renaissance of the 1970s solidified the foundation for the flourishing of Hawaiian performance traditions. Amidst the momentous transformations in the music and entertainment industries globally, and the vigor of Native Hawaiian cultural self-determination, we are at an opportune moment to reflect, imagine, and chart paths anew. Series convenor Amy Ku‘uleialoha Stillman* moderates five events that will facilitate interaction among invited parti