Showing posts from October, 2012

Free Online Access to Honolulu Star-Advertiser, through Nov. 3

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser website is currently offering free access to all content, from now through Nov. 3. On a related note, UH-Manoa students, faculty and staff have access to full text of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser , from June 1, 2010 to one day before the present, via the library's subscription to Proquest  (UH ID required). At this same site, you will also find links to full text of the Honolulu Advertiser for November 2002 through May 2010 and the Honolulu Star Bulletin for March 1999 through June 2010 (June 2010 being the point when the Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star Bulletin were merged to form the Star Advertiser ). Also of potential interest in terms of local newspapers: the UH Archives' Hawaii War Records Depository online photo collection includes more than 600 photographs from either the Advertiser or Star Bulletin, shot during WWII.

November 9: Tahitian Day

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by Steve Chailloux of UH-Manoa's Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures. For more information, click on the flyer at right: 'Ia ora na everyone, Friday November 9 will be Tahitian Day on Manoa Campus.  Activities and events will take place on McCarthy Mall outside Hamilton Library with special guests from Tahiti.  Please come and enjoy the entertainment, crafts and workshops.  Tahitian Day is co-sponsored by Te Reo Tahiti, IPLL, and the Center for Pacific Islands Studies. For additional information, please contact IPLL's Steve Chailloux ( ) or CPIS' Katherine Higgins ( ), event coordinators. Please, spread this information within your departments and  among your students. You are all welcome to join us. Thank you. Enā atu i te tāpa'o Aroha ia 'outou i tō 'outou hoa ē.

Hamilton Library Saturday Hours

The UH-Manoa Library has announced the addition of Saturday hours, commencing October 20. The full-text of this announcement is quoted below. Please note that the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections continue to follow their standard hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.; closed Saturdays and holidays. Text of announcement: Chancellor Tom Apple and the UH Manoa Library announce the extension of library hours at Hamilton Library for the 2012-13 academic year. Chancellor Apple has articulated the importance of the library in the academic institution as the heart of the organization that supports all schools, colleges and departments. Chancellor Apple and other Manoa campus administrators worked together to secure one-time funding to provide Saturday access to Hamilton Library until the end of the Spring semester in 2013. Beginning this Saturday, October 20, 2012, through May 11, 2013, Hamilton Library will resume open building hours on Saturday

Hawaiian Legends Index online

The three-volume Hawaiian Legends Index  is well-known among Hawai'i researchers (and librarians). A searchable online version is now available on the internet. Below is a message circulated by Hawaiian Collection librarian Dore Minatodani: Hawaiian  Legends   Index  - now online The 2010 revision of the Hawai'i State Library's Hawaiian  Legends   Index  is now online in searchable form, at hawaiiancollection/ legends . The  Legends   Index  offers subject access to  77 publications  of Hawaiian  legends  in English. Subjects indexed include: places  (e.g.  Kaneohe ,  Waikiki ,  Kona (Hawaii island) ,  Kona (Kauai) ,  Kona (Oahu) ,  Kona (Molokai) ,  Haleakala , heiau ,  fishponds ,  tombs ,  temples ) mythological and historical figures  (e.g.  Laka ,  Hiiaka ,  Gods and Goddesses ,  Kapiolani ,  genealogy ) plants  (e.g.  taro ,  trees ,  sweet potatoes ) animals  (e.g.  sharks ,  dogs ,  turtles ,  owls ,  rats )  objects and

Oct. 18-20: 'Aha Mo'olelo Hawai'i

A recently announced gathering to be held at UH-Manoa campus will be of special interest to writers, readers and scholars of Hawaiian and Pacific literature. As the conference website notes, " The ʻAha Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi is a Hawaiian literature, history and writing symposium. 2012 is the first gathering of scholars and practitioners of Hawaiian literary arts and history in conversation with indigenous Pacific and North American writers and scholars." For more information, click on the image at right.

Pacific Film Series and other CPIS events

The below message has been circulated by the UH-M Center for Pacific Islands Studies. All events are free and open to the public.  Aloha kākou,  The Pacific Film Series continues this Thursday, 11 October, with  The Orator  (Sāmoa) 2011, cosponsored by the Pan Pacific Association. The film begins at 5pm in the Tokioka Room, Moore 319. We are grateful to the writer/director Tusi Tamasese for the opportunity to show this award-winning feature film.  About the film:  The Orator  ( O Le Tulafale ) is a contemporary drama about courage, forgiveness, and love. Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated, traditional village in the islands of S ā moa.  Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves.  The Pacific Film Series continues on Thursday,  1 November, at 5:30pm  with an excerpt preview of the new NOVA-National Geographic TV special  The Myste

"Chamorro Voices: Sovereignty, Decolonization, Militarization, Language, and Diaspora" (and other events)

The below is quoted directly from a release circulated by the UH-Manoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies. All listed events are free and open to the public. Good morning,  Please join us today [Weds, 10/3/12] at 12 pm for " Chamorro Voices:  Sovereignty, Decolonization, Militarization, Language, and Diaspora" with  UHM undergraduate poet Joleen Togawa Salas, chairperson of Guam’s Independence Task Force Michael Lujan Bevacqua, We are Guåhan cofounder Leevin Camacho, and indigenous rights attorney Therese Terlaje  (more information below) .  These speakers will address issues of sovereignty, decolonization, militarization, language, and the diaspora. UHM assistant professor Craig Santos Perez will moderate the panel . The seminar will be in the Tokioka Room, Moore 319 and is cosponsored by the English Department.  On Friday, 5 October from 5-8pm, the Marianas Club will be hosting I Kinalamten Gi Fina'tinas-ta (The Movement Through Our Creations) at KAMA 201, K