Events are subject to
change, please check here for updated times and locations.
The Ethnobiology Society welcomes
Professors Konai Helu Thaman and Randy Thaman to UHM for a series of
talks about the future of the Pacific Islands in terms of education,
conservation, and sustainability, and indigenous knowledge systems'
critical role in all this. These events are supported by the Student
Activity and Program Fee Board, Biocultural Initiative of the Pacific,
Center for Pacific Islands Studies, College of Education, Department of
English New Oceania Literary Series, and East-West Center. Refer to the
series flyer or contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Author's Talk and Brown Bag
Lunch with Dr. Konai
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
10:30am to 12:30pm
Please bring a lunch to this roundtable event to chat with
Professor Konai and Dr. Craig Santos Perez in his Pacific Literature
class. The talk will include a discussion on Dr. Konai's poetry
collection, Hingano, as well as her essay "Of Daffodils &
Oceania Talanoa with
Dr. Konai Helu Thaman
Wednesday, October 12
2:30pm to 5:00pm
John Burns Hall 3121/3125
Informal talanoa session about Pacific Studies.
Plants, and Pacific
Futures: Community-based biodiversity conservation on the frontline
against global change and the loss of biodiversity in the Pacific
Islands with Dr. Randy Thaman
Thursday, Oct 13
12:00pm to 12:50pm
St. John 007
Professor Thaman will speak about drivers of biodiversity
loss and how to defend against them in the Pacific Islands. See flyer
for more information.
Cultural Democracy in
with specific references to Pacific Island Countries (PICs) with Dr.
Konai Helu Thaman
Thursday, October 13
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wist Hall 134
Formal education, for the majority of Pacific Island
learners, is culturally undemocratic in that the curriculum and
instruction do not normally take learners’ cultural backgrounds into
consideration. This presentation will provide examples from PICs
especially in relation to language of instruction, common pedagogies,
and assessment methods. Some examples for addressing this issue will
also be shared. See flyer for more information.
ʻAha Hana Keaka: Hawaiian Theatre Symposium, Celebrating Hawaiian
Theatre—Past, Present, and Future
Thursday, October 13
9:00am to 5:00pm
UHM Kennedy Theatre
Join us for a symposium featuring Hawaiian performing artists from
across the state and community leaders from the field of education.
Presentations and panel discussions will focus on the history and
values of Hana Keaka (Hawaiian Theatre) including its use in classroom
settings. Following the symposium, Ka Hālau Hanakeaka will showcase a
retrospective of the last 20 years of Hawaiian theatre in Hawai‘i.
Event to be conducted primarily in Hawaiian. Translators may be
for English speakers.
Free and open to the public.
Event: Ka Wā Ma Mua, Ka Wā Ma Hope: Using the Past to Inform the Present and Future
Date: Tuesday, October 18
Location: Hamilton Library Hawaiian and Pacific Collections, Room 501
Description: He ke‘ena noi‘i
laulima ke Ke‘ena Noi‘i a Unuhi ‘Ōlelo (IHLRT) i ho‘okumu ‘ia i ala
komo no nā ‘oihana like ‘ole i ka waihona ‘ike Hawai‘i ma loko o nā
nūpepa ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i, 1834-1948. ‘O ka hana nui o IHLRT ka noi‘i ‘ana
i ka waihona ‘ike Hawai‘i o ke au i hala a me ke a‘o ‘ana i nā haumāna
o kēiā wā i ka ho‘ohana ‘ana i ia waihona.
E ho‘olauna ana kēia hō‘ike i nā papahana a ka IHLRT e hana nei me nā
papahana e hiki mai ana; e hō‘ike‘ike ana nā haumāna laeo‘o o ka IHLRT
i kā lākou mau papahana noi‘i, a e kama‘ilio ana kākou e pili ana i nā
‘ano e pono ai ka ‘ike kupuna i ke au e holo nei.
The Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation
(IHLRT) is a collaborative research unit providing access to Hawaiian
language resources and learning experience and training to a new
generation of translators. This presentation will highlight some of
IHLRT's current projects, introduce its graduate research students,
look at upcoming projects, and discuss how these collaborations are
reconnecting students, faculty, and staff to historical Hawaiian
Speakers will include Puakea Nogelmeier, Kilika Bennett, Paige Okamura, and Kamealoha Forrest.
Contact: Dore Minatodani, 956-2852, email@example.com
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