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Grant establishes College of Language, Linguistics and Literature technology innovation center

Dean of the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, Jeffrey Carroll

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has been awarded a $625,000 grant to establish the Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center (LFTIC) within the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature. The funding marks the beginning of an unprecedented effort to improve technology integration in The Language Flagship Program. “This award recognizes the global stature of UH Mānoa and provides more evidence ...

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International conference focuses on language documentation, conservation

Language conference

The UH Mānoa College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature’s renowned Department of Linguistics and National Foreign Language Resource Center recently hosted the 4th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation. The event attracted over 450 participants from around the world who are engaged in documenting, preserving and revitalizing endangered languages. Titled “Enriching Theory, Practice, and Application,” the four-day gathering highlighted the ...

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[VIDEO] Students explore endangered languages

Endangered Languages Video

UH Mānoa is a leader among linguistics departments in the world because of its focus on endangered languages documentation. The UH Foundation has produced a new video to highlight student research into endangered languages made possible with the support of  the Bilinski Educational Foundation. “When a language is lost, it is like losing an identity for the speakers,” says graduate student John ...

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Remembering and Re-telling: Local Story

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New book by UH Mānoa professor examines the Massie-Kahahawai case When UH Mānoa assistant professor of history John P. Rosa was growing up on O‘ahu, almost no one talked about the Massie-Kahahawai case.  In 1931 and 1932, the rape trial involving Thalia Massie, a Naval officer’s wife, and the subsequent killing of Joseph Kahahawai, a Native Hawaiian accused as one ...

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David Rockwood selected as Fulbright specialist

David Rockwood

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Architecture Associate Professor David Rockwood has been selected for a Fulbright Specialist’s project in Vietnam at Danang University of Technology during the summer of 2014. His research will focus on the examination of existing Vietnamese housing stock, and evolution of new techniques for constructing affordable and sustainable housing in the country. “I am most honored to have ...

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Endangered language researchers awarded national grants

Girls with mats in traditional dance

Two University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa projects to preserve endangered languages were awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. These two projects were the only awards in the current round of National Endowment for the Humanities funding to be granted in the state of Hawaiʻi. See the National Endowment for the Humanities news release for more information. Making Pacific Languages Discoverable ...

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“Pushing Boundaries, Shifting Perspectives” — Pacific Asian Studies research conference

Asami Nago

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s School of Pacific and Asian Studies’ (SPAS) 2014 Graduate Student Conference is titled “Pushing Boundaries, Shifting Perspectives: Remapping Asia and the Pacific Through a Transnational Interdisciplinary Lens.” The conference was held at UH Mānoa’s Center for Korean Studies from April 2-4. Here are a few highlights from UH Mānoa student research that was presented: ...

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Danielle Conway on intellectual property and ‘The miracle at Marrakesh’

Danielle Conway

Doing Justice for the Blind and Visually Impaired While Changing the Culture of Norm Setting at the World Intellectual Property Organization Imagine a world where new digital technologies create even more access to content in printed publications for sighted people while simultaneously and disproportionately reducing access even further to the same content in printed publications for blind people. To those ...

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Japanese Buddhism scholar receives Order of the Rising Sun

George Tanabe and Toyoei Shigeeda

George Joji Tanabe, Jr., emeritus professor of the Department of Religion at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon at the Japanese Consulate in Honolulu on January 24, 2014. Tanabe was honored for strengthening the academic and cultural exchanges between the United States and Japan. His contributions have deepened the understanding of Japanese ...

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