Monday, January 24, 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 /

Thursday, January 20, 2011

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 (which also included study abroad at the University of the South Pacific in Suva). She earned her Master's in Library Sciences (MLIS) and Master's in Archival Studies (MAS) from the University of British Columbia.  

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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. 

Daniel Rubinoff is an Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii, Manoa and the Director of the University of Hawai’i Insect Museum. He has authored more than 40 scientific papers and book chapters including work in internationally recognized journals like Science and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  His research has been covered in dozens of newspapers including the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, as well as prominent newspapers, websites, magazines and television stations in the U.S. and more than 20 foreign countries. In addition to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level, Dan leads a molecular systematics and ecology lab that focuses on the use of DNA sequence data to understand evolutionary relationships in both threatened and invasive insects, with the intention of applying this research to practical problems in conservation and agriculture.

UH Hamilton Library, Room 301
3:30 – 4:30 PM
Admission free
Refreshments provided
Doors open at 3:15 PM

Presented by:
·  Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
·  Office of Research Relations
The University of Hawai’i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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 participants and audience. Join in on exploring common goals for education and industry sectors to strengthen excellence in Hawaiian music.

Location:  Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 2645 Dole St. Honolulu, HI 96822

Time:  6:00-8:30 pm; preceded by musical performance from 5:00-5:45pm

Free admission and open to all. Parking is available adjacent to the Center.


Friday January 21, 2010: Assessing the Documentary Record. What accomplisments should we be celebrating, and what endeavors should we be initiating?
Participants: DeSoto Brown, Jay Junker, Michael Keany, Maile Loo-Ching, Puakea Nogelmeier, Ricardo Trimillos

Friday February 4, 2010:  Producing Culture. What are the conditions necessary to support creative excellence?
Participants: Manu Boyd, Keala Chock, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi, Michael Pili Pang, Cody Pueo Pata, Jordan Sramek

Friday February 25, 2010: Creating Culture. What is the place of creativity and innovation in a heritage tradition?
Participants: Snowbird Bento, Kekuhi Keali‘ikanaka‘oleohaililani, Nāpua Mākua, Taupouri Tangarō

Friday March 11, 2011: Nurturing the ‘Ōhā. What kinds of knowledge could strengthen the production and scholarship on Hawaiian performance?
Participants: Leilani Basham, Keawe Lopes, Nola Nahulu, Jon Osorio, Aaron Salā, Kalena Silva

Friday April 1, 2011: Gathering the Seeds. What new ‘ike have we generated about Hawaiian music and Hawaiian music studies? A summary and synthesis presented by series convenor Amy Ku‘uleialoha Stillman. Note: this program will take place at the UH Mānoa Music Department, Choral Rehearsal Room (Rm. 36). 

Major sponsorship for this series is provided by the Dai Ho Chun endowment at University of Hawai‘i Foundation, the UH Mānoa College of Arts & Humanities, the Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, and the UH Mānoa Departments of American Studies and Music.

* Amy Ku‘uleialoha Stillman is the 2010-2011 Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Visiting Professor in the College of Arts & Humanities at UH Mānoa.

For further information:
Visit us at
Visit our Facebook Event page at  “aia i ka wai --  Dialogues . . . ”
Email Amy Ku‘uleialoha Stillman at