The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for the Pacific Islands offers a $15,000 stipend and tuition assistance for graduate recipients as well as $5,000 for undergraduates. The deadline to apply for the 2015-2016 FLAS fellowship was recently extended to February 15, 2015. For more information, click on the flyer at right.
The University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa Library recently coordinated the purchase of a subscription to Ethnographic Video Online,which provides faculty, staff and students throughout the UH system with online access to over 1,300 hours of streaming video, including ethnographic films, documentaries, feature films and previously unpublished fieldwork. The collection includes the work of a number of UH faculty members, as well as several highly regarded Hawai'i- and Pacific-based filmmakers, including (among many others) Vilsoni Hereniko, Eddie and Myrna Kamae, Tom Coffman, Stephanie J. Castillo, Peter Rockford Espiritu, Puhipau, Wendy Arbeit. In addition to searching out specific titles, users can browse in a variety of ways, including by Cultural Group, Places Discussed, and People Discussed. The purchase of this collection was made possible in part by a generous donation from Eddie and Myrna Kamae’s Hawaiian Legacy Foundation. Special thanks also go to Kris Anderson, who recently left UH-M Library for a position as director of the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Health Sciences Library: Kris was responsible for working with all of the system libraries in coordinating the purchase. UH-Mānoa faculty, students and staff can access Ethnographic Video Online from this link: http://micro189.lib3.hawaii.edu/ezproxy/details.php?dbId=58192 For access from other system libraries, contact your campus library.
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Dr. George W. Grace (September 8, 1921 - January 17, 2015).Dr. Grace was a professor emeritus at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, where he served on the faculty in the Department of Linguistics from 1964 until 1991. In 1955, while a doctoral candidate at Columbia University, Dr. Grace began work for the Tri-Institutional Pacific Project (TRIPP) — a project of Pacific anthropological research funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and administered by Yale University, the University of Hawaii, and Honolulu's Bernice P. Bishop Museum. His task was to produce a classification of the Austronesian languages of Oceania, with particular attention to the position of Polynesian languages. In 1955, after several months of library research in New York, Dr. Grace departed for Melanesia, and for the next year traveled throughout the region conducting fieldwork. In 2007, Dr. Grace donated his Melanesian field notes, photographs and related papers to Hamilton Library's Pacific Collection -- all are available online via the George Grace Collection. Numerous of his works, both published and unpublished, can also be found throughout Hamilton Library's collections.
The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the UH-Manoa Center for Japanese Studies. For more information and a downloadable symposium flyer, click here:
Please join us thisFriday, January 16for an exciting, jointly-hosted symposium onHuman Trafficking in Asia and the Pacific. This event will be held in the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium. Panel Presentations will run from1:00 – 4:35 pm, and refreshments will follow from4:35 – 5:00 pm. Panel Presentations: Carole Petersen, UHM Prof. of Law and Director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution Sex Work, Migration, and the United States Trafficking In Persons Report: A Case Study of the Impact on Law and Policy in Hong Kong
Petrice Flowers, UHM Associate Prof., Political Science Entertainers and Trainees: Race, Gender, and Visa Status in Human Trafficking to Japan
Julie Walsh, UHM Curriculum Specialist, Center for Pacific Islands Studies Adoption (Under)Currents: Domestic Drift in Adoptions of Marshallese Children by Americans
Clare Hanusz, Immigration Attorney at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, A Law Corporation Labor Trafficking in Hawai`i: A Case Study of Thai Farm Workers with Global Horizons and Aloun Farms
The below is quoted directly from an email sent by the Na Pua Noeau Ke Ola Mau Scholars Program:
The Na Pua Noeau Ke Ola Mau Scholars Program is now accepting applications for the Spring 2015 semester. The Scholars Program supports Native Hawaiian students attending either the University of Hawaii at Hilo or the University of Hawaii at Manoa, who are currently majoring in or intend to major in a healthcare field. Eligible students may receive stipends to assist with community service and/or internships and research projects in respective healthcare fields.
This past year, students who participated in the Ke Ola Mau Scholars Program worked with the program’s various community partners to complete and advance their development in the health fields. Participating students worked with organizations such as the Queen’s Medical Center, the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Na Pua Noeau, the UH Hilo Kipuka Native Hawaiian Student Center and the Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center. Students also took part in health- based internships and research projects around the state. Participating organizations and individuals included Dr. Nathan Ehrlich of the Ola Ha Holistic Health Clinic, John A. Burns School of Medicine- Department of Native Hawaiian Health, the Castle Medical Center, the Puahia Mentoring Program, the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi-Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems, Urgent Care Keaau Center and the Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center.
The Hawaiian & Pacific Collections at UH-Manoa Hamilton Library are in the midst of a construction project that will ultimately provide better shelving for our print newspaper collections. The construction is taking place in our closed stacks area, but has required us to temporarily relocate our newspaper collections. Consequently, the majority of our newspaper collections (excluding microfilmed papers) are currently unavailable to library users. Also beginning in November, we will be relocating boxed back-issues of newspapers into part of our reading room. The construction project is currently scheduled to be completed at the end of January, 2015, but this date is subject to change. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
The Hawaiian & Pacific Collections are located on the fifth floor of Hamilton Library, on the campus of University of Hawaii-Manoa. For general questions about either collection, contact: email@example.com This blog began publishing on Oct. 30, 2009, and is edited by Pacific specialist librarian Stu Dawrs. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org