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date: Friday, February 21, 2014
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John Sayles named 2014 Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals

John Sayles – known as one of the country’s godfathers of the independent film movement – has been named as the 2014 Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals. He will be giving a free public presentation about the importance of storytelling at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 21, at Orvis Auditorium on the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus.

Sayles is an award-winning director, writer, actor and author. He is credited with writing and editing most of his projects, including his latest film, Go For Sisters, and his recent historical novel, A Moment In The Sun. Sayles supports his directing career as a “writer for hire” in Hollywood. His book Thinking In Pictures: The Making Of The Movie Matewan, is still taught in film classes. He wrote and directed several films that have been nominated for Academy Awards, including Lone Star and Passion Fish. Sayles also directed three music videos for Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA, I'm on Fire, and Glory Days.

Doors to the February 21 presentation at Orvis Auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. event. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. On-campus parking is available for $6.




date: Sunday, February 16, 2014
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"Amigo" Screening and Panel

A screening of John Sayles' Amigo followed by a forum with the filmmaker with Vina Lanzona and Vernadette Gonzalez from the Center for Philippine Studies at UHM.

Sayles is an award-winning director, writer, actor and author. He is credited with writing and editing most of his projects, including his latest film, Go For Sisters, and his recent historical novel, A Moment In The Sun. Sayles supports his directing career as a “writer for hire” in Hollywood. His book Thinking In Pictures: The Making Of The Movie Matewan, is still taught in film classes. He wrote and directed several films that have been nominated for Academy Awards, including Lone Star and Passion Fish. Sayles also directed three music videos for Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA, I'm on Fire, and Glory Days.

Free Parking!




date: Thursday, February 13, 2014
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Amigo Screening and Panel

The American Studies Department, the Academy for Creative Media and the College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce the John Sayles Film Series. 

Amigo, introduced by American Studies professor Joyce Mariano

While no formal Q & A session is scheduled for the films (except for Amigo, when John Sayles himself will join our audience for a conversation about the film and his work), it is the hope of the organizers that the audience will stay after each film for an informal and lively discussion about the film's contributions, style, themes, etc.

Happy Viewing,
Vernadette Gonzalez and Jonna Eagle, organizers




date: Friday, February 07, 2014
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AMST Open House

Interested in a major or minor in American Studies?

Come learn more about the program and meet AMST faculty and students.  Come for the pizza, stay for the conversation!

Major and minors come join us to ring in the new semester!




date: Friday, September 27, 2013
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William Chapman's Book Launch "Brown Bag Talk"

Join faculty member, William Chapman, as he discusses his new book "A Heritage of Ruins: The Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia and Their Conservation"




date: Thursday, September 26, 2013
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Careers in Law Coffee Talk




date: Thursday, September 19, 2013
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AMST Honors Coffee Talk




date: Thursday, September 12, 2013
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Back to School Pizza Party

For undergraduate majors, minors, prospectives, and friends!




date: Saturday, August 10, 2013
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International Council of Museums (ICOM) General Conference

August 10 – 17, 2013


date: Thursday, April 04, 2013
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American Studies Coffee Talk

On Thursday, 4 April we will be having an American Studies Coffee Talk in conjunction with the Career Center on applying to grad school as well as having some of our current students speak on their experiences with applying. These talks are generally geared towards our AMST undergraduates, but all are welcome to come! We will be joined by Melanie Takahashi of CC who will be going over some invaluable tips and additional information.