Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Free Online Access to Honolulu Star-Advertiser, through Nov. 3

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser website is currently offering free access to all content, from now through Nov. 3. On a related note, UH-Manoa students, faculty and staff have access to full text of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, from June 1, 2010 to one day before the present, via the library's subscription to Proquest (UH ID required). At this same site, you will also find links to full text of the Honolulu Advertiser for November 2002 through May 2010 and the Honolulu Star Bulletin for March 1999 through June 2010 (June 2010 being the point when the Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star Bulletin were merged to form the Star Advertiser).
Also of potential interest in terms of local newspapers: the UH Archives' Hawaii War Records Depository online photo collection includes more than 600 photographs from either the Advertiser or Star Bulletin, shot during WWII.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

November 9: Tahitian Day

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by Steve Chailloux of UH-Manoa's Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures. For more information, click on the flyer at right:

'Ia ora na everyone,

Friday November 9 will be Tahitian Day on Manoa Campus.  Activities and events will take place on McCarthy Mall outside Hamilton Library with special guests from Tahiti.  Please come and enjoy the entertainment, crafts and workshops. 

Tahitian Day is co-sponsored by Te Reo Tahiti, IPLL, and the Center for Pacific Islands Studies.

For additional information, please contact IPLL's Steve Chailloux (stevecha@hawaii.edu) or CPIS' Katherine Higgins (khiggins@hawaii.edu), event coordinators.

Please, spread this information within your departments and  among your students. You are all welcome to join us.
Thank you.

Enā atu i te tāpa'o Aroha ia 'outou i tō 'outou hoa ē.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hamilton Library Saturday Hours

The UH-Manoa Library has announced the addition of Saturday hours, commencing October 20. The full-text of this announcement is quoted below. Please note that the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections continue to follow their standard hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.; closed Saturdays and holidays. Text of announcement:

Chancellor Tom Apple and the UH Manoa Library announce the extension of library hours at Hamilton Library for the 2012-13 academic year. Chancellor Apple has articulated the importance of the library in the academic institution as the heart of the organization that supports all schools, colleges and departments.

Chancellor Apple and other Manoa campus administrators worked together to secure one-time funding to provide Saturday access to Hamilton Library until the end of the Spring semester in 2013.

Beginning this Saturday, October 20, 2012, through May 11, 2013, Hamilton Library will resume open building hours on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Library will provide services for circulation, general reference, computer support (CLIC Lab) and business counter operations. There will be no specialized reference services such as Asia, Hawaiian, Pacific, Science and Technology nor Government Documents at this time.

The Library will be closed during holidays and "Manoa Green Days" in the winter. See building hours, holidays and closed dates below.

Hamilton Library's Saturday Hours:

Building Hours 9:00 am. - 5:00 p.m.

Business, Humanities, and Social Sciences Reference Desk 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.

Circulation Desk (Checkout) 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Microforms Service Desk 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Business Office 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon (refer to Sinclair Library Business Counter 12 noon - 4:30 p.m.)

Hamilton CLIC (Computer Lab) 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (staffed by ITS)

Closed Saturday dates:

November 24, 2012 Thanksgiving weekend

December 15, 22, & 29, 2012 Manoa Green Days, winter holiday

January 5, 2013 Manoa Green Days, winter holiday

March 30, 2013 Spring break

The Library will continue to work with UH Manoa administration in an effort to secure ongoing funding to the Library's base budget to make sure Saturday access continues in future academic years.

For more information, contact Teri Skillman at 956-8688 or

Friday, October 12, 2012

Hawaiian Legends Index online

The three-volume Hawaiian Legends Index is well-known among Hawai'i researchers (and librarians). A searchable online version is now available on the internet. Below is a message circulated by Hawaiian Collection librarian Dore Minatodani:

Hawaiian Legends Index - now online

The 2010 revision of the Hawai'i State Library's Hawaiian Legends Index is now online in searchable form, at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/hawaiiancollection/legends.

The Legends Index offers subject access to 77 publications of Hawaiian legends in English. Subjects indexed include:
A full list of subjects indexed is available here. Searching by subject, legend, publication, or author/compiler is availablehere. All of the above and more, including links to online texts where available, is available from the site's main page -http://manoa.hawaii.edu/hawaiiancollection/legends

All editions of the Hawaiian Legends Index were researched and compiled by the Hawaiʻi State Library. Historically, responsibility for the index is held by HSL librarians Lillian Ching, Masae Gotanda, and for the current edition, David Del Rocco, Linda Sueyoshi, Louise Storm and Patrick McNally. Responsibility for the online version is held by UHM Library Hawaiian Collection librarian Dore Minatodani. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Oct. 18-20: 'Aha Mo'olelo Hawai'i

A recently announced gathering to be held at UH-Manoa campus will be of special interest to writers, readers and scholars of Hawaiian and Pacific literature. As the conference website notes, "The ʻAha Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi is a Hawaiian literature, history and writing symposium. 2012 is the first gathering of scholars and practitioners of Hawaiian literary arts and history in conversation with indigenous Pacific and North American writers and scholars." For more information, click on the image at right.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pacific Film Series and other CPIS events

The below message has been circulated by the UH-M Center for Pacific Islands Studies. All events are free and open to the public. 

Aloha kākou, 
The Pacific Film Series continues this Thursday, 11 October, with The Orator (Sāmoa) 2011, cosponsored by the Pan Pacific Association. The film begins at 5pm in the Tokioka Room, Moore 319.
We are grateful to the writer/director Tusi Tamasese for the opportunity to show this award-winning feature film. 
About the film: The Orator (O Le Tulafale) is a contemporary drama about courage, forgiveness, and love. Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated, traditional village in the islands of Sāmoa.  Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves. 

The Pacific Film Series continues on Thursday, 1 November, at 5:30pm with an excerpt preview of the new NOVA-National Geographic TV special The Mystery of Easter Island at the Art Building Auditorium, UHM. The special is based on research by Professor Terry Hunt (UHM Dept of Anthropology and Director, Honors Program) and Dr Carl Lipo (California State University Long Beach). There will be a Q&A with Hunt, Lipo, and the filmmakers. A book signing of The Statues That Walked by Hunt and Lipo will follow the presentation of the film excerpt.

CPIS and the Pacific Islands Development Program will host a seminar this Friday, 12 October, at 12pm"Trends and Challenges of the Growing Migration under the Compacts of Free Association" presented by David Gootnick, Director, and Emil Friberg, Assistant Director, International Affairs and Trade, US Government Accountability Office in Burns Hall, Room 3121/3125. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 
Also on Friday, "The Leaves Keep Falling: The Asian/Pacific Basin & Sustainability After Empire" a film-screening and panel discussion at the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium from 2:30-4:00pm. CPIS MA student Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner will participate in the panel discussion, please see the attached flyer for more information. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

"Chamorro Voices: Sovereignty, Decolonization, Militarization, Language, and Diaspora" (and other events)

The below is quoted directly from a release circulated by the UH-Manoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies. All listed events are free and open to the public.

Good morning, 
Please join us today [Weds, 10/3/12] at 12 pm for "Chamorro Voices: Sovereignty, Decolonization, Militarization, Language, and Diaspora" with UHM undergraduate poet Joleen Togawa Salas, chairperson of Guam’s Independence Task Force Michael Lujan Bevacqua, We are Guåhan cofounder Leevin Camacho, and indigenous rights attorney Therese Terlaje (more information below)These speakers will address issues of sovereignty, decolonization, militarization, language, and the diaspora. UHM assistant professor Craig Santos Perez will moderate the panel. The seminar will be in the Tokioka Room, Moore 319 and is cosponsored by the English Department. 

On Friday, 5 October from 5-8pm, the Marianas Club will be hosting I Kinalamten Gi Fina'tinas-ta (The Movement Through Our Creations) at KAMA 201, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies. Blacksmith Peter Toves and weaver Maria Barcinas will display their work and Craig Santos Perez and Melvin Won Pat-Borja will share their poetry. At the end the night, there will be a screening of Chamorro made and inspired films. The event is sponsored by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies.
"Chamorro Voices: Sovereignty, Decolonization, Militarization, Language, and Diaspora"

Joleen Togawa Salas is a native from the island of Saipan and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sociology at UH Mānoa. She credits her poetic influences to music because it has inspired her in dance, word, and life since a very young age. She hopes to become a writer to proudly contribute to her cultural background. Biba Pasifiko! Biba Kutura!

Michael Lujan Bevacqua is the grandson of Elizabeth Flores Lujan (familian Kabesa) and the Chamorro master blacksmith, Joaquin Flores Lujan (familian Bittot). Michael is the father of two ñangñang children, Sumåhi and Akli‘e‘, and is an instructor of history and English at the University of Guam. He earned a PhD in ethnic studies at the University of California, San Diego. His research deals with outlining the structures of colonialism in Guam and theorizing the everyday possibilities of decolonization for Chamorros.

Leevin Camacho is an attorney and the cofounder of We Are Guåhan, a multi-ethnic collective of individuals, families, and grassroots organizations concerned with the future of Guåhan. We Are Guåhan aims to inform and engage its community on the various issues concerning the impending military buildup. Leevin grew up in Guåhan and after graduating from John F. Kennedy High School, he attended University of Washington and earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. His law degree is from Boston University and he currently practices law in Guåhan.

Therese Terlaje is an attorney who has served as legal counsel to the Guam Legislature and as counsel to the Democratic Senators of I Liheslaturan Guåhan. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Creighton University and went on to earn a law degree at University of California, Los Angeles, where she became the first Pacific Islander to chair the Asian and Pacific Law Students Association. She has been an advocate for indigenous rights and the decolonization of Guåhan.

Craig Santos Perez is the cofounder of Ala Press, costar of the poetry album Undercurrent (Hawai‘i Dub Machine, 2011); and author of two collections of poetry: from unincorporated territory [hacha] (Tinfish Press, 2008) and from unincorporated territory [saina] (Omnidawn Publishing, 2010); a finalist for the Los Angeles Times 2010 Book Prize for Poetry; and the winner of the 2011 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Poetry. He is an assistant professor in the English Department at UH Mānoa, where he teaches Pacific literature and creative writing.