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this month at the center

Events are subject to change, please check the updated times and locations throughout the semester

Friday, May 1, Burns Hall, East-West Center, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
During this inaugural Interdisciplinary Austronesian Connections Symposium, panels of scholars and community leaders will explore what it means to be an "Austronesian person" today and the critical issue of well-being in the region. The event is free and open to the public. However, due to limited seating in the venue, pre-registration is required. The deadline for pre-registration is Tuesday, March 31. To pre-register, or if you have any questions, including disability access concerns, please contact the event organizer, Emerson Odango (e-mail:, cell: 757-419-6030). For more information, see flyer and press release.

Tuesday, May 5, Tokioka Room (Moore 319), 10:30am - 11:45am
Pacific Islands Studies Senior Capstone students share their projects and reflections:
"'O Lo'u Si'osi'omaga [Our Environment]: Using Technology as a Language Learning Tool for Samoan Diasporic Communities in the Classroom" by Davis Holt and Jacob Mayer with Le Fetuao Samoan Language School
"'Ia Ora te Reo Ma'ohi: Building a Community Language Circle" by Andy Staley and Teora Rey. See flyer.

Tuesday, May 5, Henke Hall 311-330, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
PACS 303: Thinking through Pacific Arts, Ritual and Performance
End-of-semester presentation by students in Pacific Islands Studies.
See flyer.

Thursday, May 7, Hale 'Ohia, Kapiolani Community College, 7:30pm
"Yoshiko Sinoto: A Life of Research at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum," as relayed by Dr. Sinoto and long-time associate, Eric Komori. For more information, see flyer.

Wednesday, May 27, Burns Hall 3015/19 (3rd floor), 12:00-1:30 pm
A special screening of At Home While Away, a new film by Nathan Fitch and Francis X. Hezel, SJ, followed by a discussion with the producer, Father Hezel. For more information, see flyer.

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