Hōkūle‘a Worldwide Voyage

October 1, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Hamilton Library, Room 301 Add to Calendar

Fall 2015 UHM Faculty Lecture Series: Sharing Our Work and Knowledge

Hōkūle‘a Worldwide Voyage: Island Wisdom and Global Connections in Ethnomathematics

Speaker: Dr. Linda Furuto

Description: Hōkūle‘a, our Star of Gladness, began as a vision of reviving the legacy of exploration, courage, reverence, and compassion that brought the first Polynesians to the archipelago of Hawai‘i. The mission of the Worldwide Voyage (2013-2017) is to Mālama Honua, care for Island Earth, by bridging ancient and modern wisdom for a more sustainable world.

Hōkūle‘a is a vehicle to explore research, theory, and praxis, including equitable, high quality mathematics education that serves to re-empower diverse populations through experiential, real-world applications. We steward this gift and kuleana to mālama honua together for future generations.

About Dr. Furuto: Dr. Linda H.L. Furuto was born and raised in Hau‘ula, O‘ahu. She is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and was previously an Associate Professor of Mathematics at UH West O‘ahu. Research interests include: quantitative methodology, mathematics achievement, ethnomathematics, and educational access and equity. Dr. Furuto received the 2010 Pacific Business News’ Top Forty Under 40 Award, 2011 UH Board of Regents Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Teaching, and 2012 UH Board of Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching. She is humbled to be engaged in Hōkūle‘a’s Worldwide Voyage from 2013-2017.

Ticket Information
Free and open to the public

Event Sponsor
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and UHM Library, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Sara Lee, (808) 956-6130, saralee@hawaii.edu, http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ovcr/mfls/index.html, Flyer (PDF)

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