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Jun 10, 2013

Department of American Studies – Student Awards and Achievements
(FALL 2012 – SPRING 2013)

AMERICAN STUDIES AWARDS:

Brown-Denny Award
Meagan Kubojiri (BA)

Brown-Denny Award
Aidan Smith (PhD)

CAPE (Center for Asia-Pacific Exchange) Graduate Fellowship Award
Keiko Fukunishi (PhD)

Glen Grant Scholarship Fund
Logan Narikawa (Incoming PhD)
Leanne Sims (PhD)

James M. McCutcheon Memorial Award
Kari M. Barnes (MA)

Goto of Hiroshima Foundation “Fumiko Kaya” Award
Keiko Fukunishi (MA)

Japanese Women’s Society Foundation “Kokoro” Award
Emily Y. K. Murai (BA)

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OTHER AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:

Martinez, Nina (BA)
• Danny Kaleikini Kahala Hilton Hotel Scholarship (2013-2014)
• Merit Achievement in Piano performance, UHM Music Dept (Spring 2013)
• “Musical Moments with June Chun Piano Scholarship” (2013-2014)

Mandado, Ryan C. (BA)
• Hawai‘i Self Storage Scholarship (2012/2013)
• Kalihi Education Coalition Scholarship (2012/2013)
• King Kalakaua Scholarship, School of Pacific and Asian Studies (2012/2013)
• Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance Scholarship (Spring 2013)
• Merit Scholarship, Department of America Studies, UHM (Spring 2013)
• Merit Scholarship, Department of Chinese Language, UHM (Spring 2013)
• Merit Scholarship, Department of East Asian Languages and Literature, UHM
• Senator for the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, ASUH (2012/2013)
• University of Hawai‘i Presidential Scholarship (Spring 2013)
• University of Hawai‘i U.S. Congressional Internship for Senator Mazie K. Hirono (Spring 2013)

Kari Y. Urada. (BA)
• Merit Scholarship, Department of American Studies and the College of Arts &  Humanities, UHM (Fall 2013)
• Merit Scholarship, Department of English and the College of Language, Linguistics & Literature, UHM (Fall 2013)
• Hands of Hope Language, Linguistics, Literature (combined with Arts & Humanities) Scholarship, UHM (2013-2014)
• Mānoa Hemenway Scholarship, UHM (2013-2014)
• Hawai‘i Veteran Memorial Scholarship (2013-2014)

GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Greer, E. Sunny (PhD)
• American History Award, The National Society of the Colonial Dames Of America,  Hawaii Chapter (Fall 2012)
• GSO Travel Grant, Graduate Student Organization (Spring 2012)
• Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (Spring 2013)
• “Burying Tradition: Native Hawaiians and NAGPRA,” conference paper, Heidelberg Center for American Studies Spring Academy 2012, Conference on American History, Culture and Politics (Spring 2012)
• “Kanaka Maoli and NAGPRA,” conference paper, UH-Mānoa Indigenous Studies Student Conference (Spring 2012)
• “Na Wai E Hoola I Na Iwi? (Who Will Save the Bones?): Native Hawaiians and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), publication, Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal 14:1 (33-52) (Fall 2012)
• “NAGPRA in Hawai‘i,” lecture, Friends of Iolani Palace, Historic Hawaii Foundation & UH Historic Preservation Program’s “Experts at the Palace” Lecture Series (Spring 2012)

Hall, Jeanette (PhD)
• GSO Travel Grant, Graduate Student Organization, University of Hawai‘i at  Mānoa (Spring 2013)
• “’Haole as Shit’: Depictions of Race and Ethnicity in Alexander Payne’s The Descendants through an Analysis of Film Adaptation,” conference paper, Crossing Borders Conference, University of Southern California (March 2013)

Lee, Billie (PhD)
• GSO Travel Grant, Graduate Student Organization, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Spring 2013)
• “Performance of Exile: The Transcolonial Dancing Body,” conference paper, Popular  Culture Association/American Culture Association (March 2013)

Nakatani, Sanae (PhD)
• Arts and Sciences Student Research Award, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (2013)
• Center for Japanese Studies Fellowship, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (2013)

Sookkasikon, Pahole (PhD)
• Nominated as Graduate Student Representative for the nationwide Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), (Fall 2012)
• “Spectral Nationality: Thai (American) National Identity in Ghostlife, Resistance, and Nang Nak,” Association for Asian American Studies Conference (Spring 2013);East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (Spring 2013)
• “Novel Nationalities: Reconceptualizing Thai Identity, Subtle Racism, and The King & I,” 2013 SPAS Graduate Student Conference, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (Spring 2013)
• Poster and Marketing Materials for the 2013 School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) Graduate Student Conference, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (2013)
• “Film Review: E Haku Inoa: To Weave A Name.”CAAMFest (formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival). March 2013. <http://caamfest.com/2013/films/e-haku-inoa-to-weave-a-name/>
• “Remembering Janet Liang,” publication, Hyphen Magazine, 20 Sept 2012.
<http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/blog/archive/2012/09/remembering-janet-liang>

Trundle, Sean (PhD)
• Center for Teaching Excellence Affiliate, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (2012)
• College of Arts and Humanities Dissertation Research Award, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (2012)
• Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (2012)
• Biography prize for Best Dissertation in Life Writing, Center for Biographical Research,University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (2013)
• “State Power, Technological ‘Progress,’ and Utopic Imagination in Sun Ra’s Space is the Place,” conference paper, National Tragedies: Perceptions, Receptions, and Expectations Conference (2012)

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