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$1.35M Uehiro Foundation gift funds philosophy and ethics in education

UH’s Thomas Jackson encouraging inquiring minds

The Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education has pledged $1.35 million to support the University of Hawaiʻi Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education. This builds on their 2012 gift of $1.25 million which established the academy. Located in the College of Arts and Humanities, the academy is the home of philosophy for children Hawaiʻi (p4c Hawaiʻi). p4c Hawaiʻi is an innovative approach to education that is transforming the …

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Michael-Thomas Foumai wins national young composers award

Michael-Thomas Foumai, a lecturer in the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa Department of Music, has won a 2017 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Foundation (ASCAP) young composer award that encourages talented young creators of concert music. Foumai’s award-winning 25-minute long composition—featuring a flute, cello and piano—is titled “Manookian Murals.” It was first performed in December 2016 by the Dolce …

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MFA candidates present photography, printmaking and painting

Master of fine arts candidates from the Department of Art + Art History, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, present their thesis works at The Art Gallery, March 5—April 7. Each artist’s work is presented in a separate section of the gallery. The Art Gallery will also host an opening reception with long-form, improvised, instrumental music by the Drowning Dreamers Band. Exhibition …

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UH Press presents new open-access content for language scholars

Three open-access journals for language scholars will be made available through University of Hawaiʻi Press. UH Press, publisher of scholarly journals and books since 1947, will assist in making the content of Language Documentation and Conservation (LD&C), the Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS) and Palapala: a journal for Hawaiian language and literature widely accessible online. Through a …

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Kauʻi Kaina directs Hawaiian language play Nā Kau A Hiʻiaka

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa student Kauʻi Kaina, who will be the first master of fine arts (MFA) graduate from the Hawaiian theatre and playwriting program, will be directing Nā Kau A Hiʻiaka, March 9–11 at BYU-Hawaiʻi’s McKay Auditorium. Kaina is under the direction of Professor Hailiʻōpua Baker in the UH Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance. Nā Kau A Hiʻiaka is Kaina’s MFA …

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UH Mānoa signs agreement with National Institute for Japanese Literature

A collaboration with the National Institute for Japanese Literature (NIJL), one of Japan’s premier research institutes, has been formed with the Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures (EALL) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. NIJL is Japan’s first inter-university research institute for the humanities, founded in 1972. A memorandum of agreement was signed by NIJL Director Yuichiro Imanishi, …

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Award-winning social innovator selected as Inouye Chair

Ai-jen Poo, who helped lead the way to the passage of the nation’s first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, has been named the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa spring 2017 Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals. Poo, an award-winning social innovator, thought leader and author, is the co-director of Caring Across Generations and director of the National …

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Reweaving of Pele and Hiʻiaka literature honored by MLA

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s kuʻualoha hoʻomanawanui, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in English, was awarded Honorable Mention for the Modern Language Association prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures and Languages for her first book, Voices of Fire: Reweaving the Literary Lei of Pele and Hiʻiaka (University of Minnesota Press). hoʻomanawanui is also a contributor to the top …

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American Studies doctoral student wins Fellowship

Leanne Trapedo Sims, a graduate student in the UHM College of Arts & Humanities Department of American Studies was awarded $20,000 for the 2016-17 Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women. Through Sims’ project, “Hawai‘i ’s Women’s Prison: The Role of the Kailua Prison Writing Project and the Prison Monologues as Expressive Pu‘uhonua” (sites of healing), she will continue her research in …

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Vietnam scholars, artists and musicians attend international conference

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa hosts Engaging with Vietnam: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue conference, October 6–7. Featuring approximately 70 presentations by scholars, artists and musicians from around the world, the theme of the conference is Engaging with Vietnam through Scholarship and the Arts. The conference is open to UH and East-West Center faculty, staff and students. A highlight of the event is a concert of Vietnamese music …

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