Thursday, April 26, 2012

Recently Added E-Books, part 2

Another round of Hawai'i- or Pacific-related electronic books have been added to the Hamilton libraries, to further enhance accessibility to high-use titles. The recent batch includes:

Title : Endangered Languages of Austronesia
Author : Florey, Margaret
eISBN : 0191571210
Access URL : http://www.UHM.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=472258~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title : Tourism and National Identity
Author : Frew, Elspeth; White, Leanne
eISBN : 1135146845
Access URL : http://www.UHM.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=669201~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title : Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology
Author : Craig, Robert D.
eISBN : 0313069468
Access URL : http://www.UHM.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=494982~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title : Language, Space, and Social Relationships : A Foundational Cultural Model in Polynesia
Author : Bennardo, Giovanni
eISBN : 0511539932
Access URL : http://www.UHM.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=442859
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Title : Polynesians in America : Pre-Columbian Contacts with the New World
Author : Jones, Terry; Storey, Alice; Matisoo-Smith, Elizabeth; Ramírez-Aliaga, José; Clarke, Andrew; Cordero, María-Auxiliadora; Green, Roger; Irwin, Geoffrey; Klar, Kathryn; Quiróz, Daniel; Scaglion, Richard; Weisler, Marshall
eISBN : 0759120064
Access URL : http://www.UHM.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=662208

Monday, April 23, 2012

Recently Added E-Books

UH-Manoa's Hamilton Library has recently added several electronic books to its holdings, including some high-demand titles of interest to Hawai'i and Pacific researchers. More are currently in the process of being purchased, but in the meantime the below titles are now available. (As new titles are added, links will be included with their records in the library's online Voyager catalog):


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Upcoming CPIS Events

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the UH-Manoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies. For more information, see links at bottom, or click on the images at right.

Aloha friends and colleagues, 
Please join us for films and seminars during the final weeks of the semester: 

Thursday 4/19  – Pacific Film Series presents Shiro’s Head (Guam) 2008
6:30 pm 
Tokioka Room, Moore 319 cosponsored by the Pacific Islands Development Program and Pan Pacific Association 

Tuesday 4/24 – Marata Tamaira, PhD candidate Australian National University (CPIS MA, 2009), “Visual Sovereignty and Indigenous Countervisuality: Picturing Contemporary Kanaka Maoli Art Practice in Hawai‘i”, 
12:00 pm 
John Burns Hall room 3121/3125, East-West Center
cosponsored by the Pacific Islands Development Program 

Wednesday 4/25 – Semir Al Wardi (University of French Polynesia), “Democracy in French Polynesia” 
12:00 pm
John Burns Hall 3121/3125, East-West Center
cosponsored by the Pacific Islands Development. 

Wednesday 5/2 – Pacific Connections Seminar Series with University of French Polynesia
12:00 pm 
John Burns Hall 3121/3125, East-West Center 
cosponsored by the Pacific Islands Development Program. This is the final in a series of scholarly presentations between Hawai‘i and Tahiti Nui using video conference technology featuring faculty and students dedicated to Pacific Islands studies. 

Thursday 5/3 – Pacific Film Series presents Miss South Pacific: Beauty and the Sea (Fiji) 2011 
6:30 pm 
Tokioka Room, Moore 319
cosponsored by the Pacific Islands Development Program and Pan Pacific Association 

For more information, see the attached flyers or visit our website http://www.hawaii.edu/ cpis/news_2.html and http://www.hawaii.edu/cpis/news_3.html

Monday, April 9, 2012

Fellowship for Graduate Study of Literatures of the Pacific

The below is quoted directly from a release circulated by the UH-Manoa Department of English:
Announcing the Amos P. and Edna Lee Leib Fellowship for Graduate Study of Literatures of the Pacific

Application Deadline: April 23, 2012
Notification of Award: April 27, 2012

For the next four years, the Amos P. and Edna Lee Leib Memorial Fellowship for the Graduate Study of Literatures of the Pacific will support one graduate student  each year pursuing the study of literatures of the Pacific (defined as Melanesian, Micronesian, and Polynesian) at the graduate-level through the English Department, the Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures, or in any graduate program at UHM. Pacific literatures must be the primary focus of the applicant's studies and special consideration will be given to those students whose career goals include the teaching and dissemination of Pacific literary texts within the regions listed above. Funds are intended to be used for educational costs related to graduate study of literatures of the Pacific, including but not limited to tuition and fees, books, and costs for travel related to research or presentation of research.

Total Award: $18,000.

Applicants should arrange for 3 faculty letters of recommendation as well as statement of purpose (no more than 1 page, single-spaced) to be sent to Professor Laura E. Lyons, Graduate Director in English, KUY 402 by noon on Monday, April 23. Statements must address how the fellowship will enable the applicant's professional goals as well as the extent of their engagement with Pacific literatures.