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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

posted on: July 1, 2014
category: News

AMST Graduate Merit Scholarships

The Department of American Studies is pleased to announce the recipients of the department’s Graduate Merit Scholarships for outstanding work. Congratulations to all awardees! Dissertation Scholarships ($10,000 each)Liné Kruse (PhD)Yu Jung Lee (PhD)Darlene Mortel (PhD)Yohei Sekiguchi (PhD)  Graduate Merit Scholarships … Continue reading

posted on: June 24, 2014
category: Museum Studies News

Jean Pitman: A Museum Studies Graduate Success Story

In the summer of 2013, a group of teenagers and an educator from the Wexner Center for the Arts spread out across a low-income neighborhood just a few blocks from the Ohio State campus. They fought through rain, sunburn and … Continue reading

posted on: April 1, 2014
category: Museum Studies News

2014 Hawai‘i Museums Association Conference

Museums 2020: Vision & Visitors Friday, April 25, 2014 from 8:00 to 4:00 PM Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’iManoa Grand Ballroom, 5th Floor2454 S Beretania St.Honolulu, HI 96826Program Schedule [PDF] Understanding and Engaging Museum Visitors Visitor Studies/Satisfaction Evaluator will give … Continue reading

posted on: March 28, 2014
category: News

Pizza & Talk Story Series, April 7th & 9th

**Please note: The April 25th Resume and Cover Letter Crash Course series has been cancelled. Come and join the American Studies Department to learn more about a career in film and media on Monday, April 7th.  If you are interested … Continue reading

posted on: March 5, 2014
category: News

Pizza and Talk Story Series

Come and join the American Studies Department for a pizza and talk story series on Thursday March 13th at 12:00pm in the Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 3rd floor).  This informal gathering invites conversation between students and professionals in the field.  You can … Continue reading

posted on: February 6, 2014
category: News

“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 John Sayles  will join our audience for … Continue reading

posted on: February 6, 2014
category: News

“Amigo” Screening & 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 … Continue reading

posted on: February 6, 2014
category: News

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 … Continue reading