Showing posts from March, 2011

"School on the Hill"

The Hawaiian & Pacific Collections are currently hosting "School on the Hill," an exhibit of seventeen large-format photographs by Floyd Takeuchi, who recently published a book by the same name. (For more information on the book, click the cover image at right.) The photos will be on exhibit in the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections reading room through the end of April. The artist's statement for the show is quoted verbatim here:

“School On The Hill” is a photographic essay about Xavier High School, a Jesuit boarding school in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia.Xavier High School is a small school (175 students in grades 9-12) on a small island (Weno) in a large ocean. But the impact of this school, which has welcomed Micronesian students since 1952, is disproportionate to its size.It is not an exaggeration to say that Xavier High School has impacted more lives and nations than any other secondary school in the Western Pacific. Xavier High School has produced four…

Library Sciences scholarship programs

The below is quoted in entirety from an email circulated by Jane Barnwell, Director of Library and Information Literacy Initiatives at Pacific Resources in Education and Learning (PREL): LIS Scholarship Application
This is a great opportunity for funding.  The LIS Scholarship application is also open.  Applications must be submitted by April 1 for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 awards.  The application is located at: to Recruit a Diverse Workforce Call for Applications
Deadline June 1, 2011
For more information, contact:
 Mark A. Puente
 Association of Research Libraries
 202-296-2296 (
Washington DC--The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is  accepting applications for the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce  (IRDW), a program designed to recruit master of library and information  science (MLIS…

Thursday, March 10: "Henri Hiro and the Tahitian Cultural Renaissance"

The below is quoted directly from an email message circulated by the UHM Center for Biographical Research:

"Henri Hiro and the Tahitian Cultural Renaissance"
by Didier Lenglare
Thursday, March 10, 2011 • 12 noon – 1:15 pm
Center for Biographical Research • 1800 East West Road, Henke Hall 325

Henri Hiro was a poet, teacher, filmmaker, pastor, and activist, and the founder of l’Office Territorial d’Action Culturelle. Born on Mo‘orea in 1944, he was raised in Punaauia by parents who spoke only Tahitian. He traveled to France to study, then returned to the Islands and became one of the first Mä‘ohi artists and intellectuals to inspire a renaissance of Polynesian cultural identity. As part of his mission to revive that identity, he declared that Polynesians must write, and to address them directly, he wrote poetry in the Tahitian language. Many of his poems are collected in Pehepehe i ta‘u nüna‘a / Message poétique (1990, 2004). He died in March 1990, at the age …

Thursday, March 10: Metonymic Function of Language and Cultural Truth in Pacific Writing

Dr. Steven Winduo will present as part of the UHM English Department's Spring Colloquium Series:
Thursday, 10 March 2011 3:00 pm UHM Kuykendall Hall 410
The event is cosponsored by the UHM Center for Pacific Islands Studies and the East-West Center Pacific Islands Development Program. For more information, click on flyer at right.

Modified circulation policy during spring closure

The University of Hawaii Library (along with the rest of the UH campus) will be closed during the spring recess, from March 19 through 25. To ensure that no overdue fines are incurred during this period, the standard two-week loan period for Hawaiian and Pacific Collection materials will be modified: All books that would normally come due during the closure will instead be due on the first day the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections reopen, which is Sunday, March 27.

Pacific News From Manoa

The October-December 2010 edition of Pacific News From Manoa, the Center for Pacific Islands Studies' quarterly newsletter, has been posted online. Among other items, the newsletter includes stories on the December 31 retirement of Pacific Specialist librarian Lynette Furuhashi and the impending arrival to the Pacific Collection of Eleanor Kleiber.

Unwriting Oceania Film Series

Dr. Steven Winduo, who is currently teaching Pacific Studies 690 (Unwriting Oceania), at UH-Manoa, has extended an open invitation UH students and faculty to a series of Wednesday evening film screenings tied to the 690 course. For scheduling and more information, click on the image at right.