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posted on: February 10, 2016
category: News

Dennis Ogawa Honored – “Living Treasures of Hawai’i”

Congratulations to Professor Dennis Ogawa who will be honored by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission as one of the “Living Treasures of Hawai’i on Saturday, February 13th.  Please see the Announcement below for further details:  Artists, activists join ‘Living Treasures’ – … Continue reading

posted on: February 3, 2016
category: News

Political activist Angela Davis is the spring Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals

Renowned American political activist, scholar and author Angela Davis has been selected as the spring 2016 Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. As part of her month-long term as the … Continue reading

posted on: February 2, 2016
category: News

Junior Faculty Research Award

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Joyce Mariano of American Studies.  Professor Mariano was selected as one of the 2016 Junior Faculty Research Awardees.  She will receive a cash prize and a one-course reduction for next year to help her pursue her … Continue reading

posted on: January 8, 2016
category: Historic Preservation

Experts at the Cathedral – 29th Annual Lecture Series

Winter 2016, January 28-March 10 St. Andrews Cathedral, Von Holt Room 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu All talks Thursdays at 12:00 noon Sponsored by the Historic Preservation Program, Department of American Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa; the Friends of … Continue reading

posted on: November 25, 2015
category: Museum Studies

Maja Clark: Museum Studies Graduate Success Story

Recently the UH Alumni Office posted a video profile of one of our Museum Studies (and LIS) graduates, Maja Clark.  Maja is now the Head of Collection, Information and Digital Assets, at the LA County Museum of Art, in Los … Continue reading

posted on: September 28, 2015
category: News

“Narratives of Resistance: Toward an Independent Hawai’i.”

The Center for Biographical Research presents: “Narratives of Resistance: Toward an Independent Hawai‘i.”  by Kim Compoc and Logan Narikawa Date:  Thursday, October 1st, 2015 Place:  Henke Hall 325 (1800 East-West Road) Time:  12:00 to 1:15 p.m. For more information, please … Continue reading

posted on: September 4, 2015
category: News

American Studies Fall 2015 Documentary Film Series

Please join us for the Department of American Studies Fall 2015 Documentary Film Series. The series is a showcase of critically acclaimed independent documentary films and award-winning features centering on some of the most vital issues of our time.  These … Continue reading

posted on: August 24, 2015
category: News

Ways of Looking?

Save the date!  You are invited to the opening reception for Ways of Looking? on Sept. 3rd from 4-5 pm at the UH Commons Gallery, co-curated by Billie Lee, Jessica Tan, and Marlon Cadora. Ways of Looking? August 30 – September … Continue reading

posted on: June 18, 2015
category: News

UH Manoa Students Preserve Cemeteries

Headed by UH Mānoa American Studies professor Bill Chapman, the Historic Preservation Program brought together students, faculty and historic preservation experts to give students hands-on experience in community-base initiatives to preserve an important part of history.  For further details, please … Continue reading

posted on: June 16, 2015
category: News

American Studies Awards and Achievements

Congratulations to American Studies students for awards received and achievements attained over the past academic year (2014-2015)!  Our future depends on the contributions you make in our department and university and in local, national, and international communities.   AMERICAN STUDIES … Continue reading

posted on: June 12, 2015
category: News

UH Manoa Students Helped Preserve Historic Cemeteries

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa students were doing their part to preserve an important part of history. Through a historic preservation program at UH Mānoa’s American Studies Program, students, community members and preservation experts were working at cemeteries to learn … Continue reading

posted on: May 26, 2015
category: News

Interview on Hawaii Public Radio by Dr. William Chapman

Please see attached link to an interview on Hawaii Public Radio by Dr. William Chapman, Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, discussing an upcoming free week-long workshop on Preserving Historic Cemeteries during the first week of June, 2015: … Continue reading

posted on: February 4, 2015
category: News

PhD Student Leanne Sims Wins Ian MacMillan Writing Contest

Congratulations to Leanne Sims who is the first-place winner for this year’s Ian MacMillan Writing Contest in creative nonfiction category.

posted on: February 3, 2015
category: News

AMST Faculty Won the Association for Asian American Studies Award for Best Book in Cultural Studies

We are very proud to announce that one of our faculty members, Vernadette Gonzalez, won the Association for Asian American Studies Award for the Best Book in Cultural Studies.  The title of her book is “Securing Paradise: Tourism and Militarism … Continue reading

posted on: July 1, 2014
category: News

AMST Student Awards and Achievements

Congratulations to American Studies students for awards received and achievements attained over the past academic year (2013-2014)!  Our future depends on the contributions you make in our department and university and in local, national, and international communities.   AMERICAN STUDIES … Continue reading