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Lynette Furuhashi Retires

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Senior Pacific Specialist librarian Lynette Furuhashi has retired, effective December 31, 2010. Lynette's career as a librarian spanned more than 30 years, all of it in the Pacific Collection. She began as an intern under the late Renee Heyum, who was the Collection's first curator, and later joined the staff as a librarian. Following Heyum's retirement, Lynette worked with the late Karen Peacock to continue building the collection into what is today recognized as one of the world's premiere assemblies of Pacific material. While Karen often served as the more public face of the Pacific Collection, Lynette worked tirelessly behind the scenes, and remains one of the world's experts on the acquisition and management of Pacific library materials. Researchers throughout the world have also greatly benefited over the years from Lynette's assistance, both in person and via her long-distance reference assistance. We wish Lynette all the best as she enters this new phase…

New Hamilton Library Opening Hours, Spring Semester

The UH-Manoa Library administration has announced that, owing to reduced staffing, the Hamilton Library will open at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday during the spring semester. Hours in the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections will remain the same. For all library hours, click here.

Call for Papers: 2011 SPAS Graduate Student Conference

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The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the UH-Manoa School of Pacific and Asian Studies:
Call for Papers: 2011 SPAS Graduate Student Conference

The School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa is seeking papers and presentations for its 2011 Graduate Student Conference. The conference will be held from April 3-5, 2011 on the University of Hawai'i at Manoa campus in Honolulu. The theme is "Crossing Borders: Emerging Trends in Pacific and Asian Studies."

In particular, we are looking for papers that incorporate: New and emerging trends in Pacific and/or Asian StudiesInsights on the importance of area studiesInterdisciplinary approachesAny other original research on the region(s)Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words to gradconf@hawaii.edu. Abstracts should include your name, discipline, university affiliation, and contact information.

Abstract submission deadline: January 28, 2011

Conference Dates and Locati…