January issue of university magazine released

University of Hawaiʻi
Cheryl Ernst, (808) 956-8856
External Affairs and University Relations
Posted: Jan 29, 2008

The University of Hawaiʻi magazine, Mālamalama, is hot off the press and entering homes worldwide. The January issue focuses not only on alumni and university news, but other interesting topics such as ethnic dancing, bee research, living on Mars, and learning a second language.

A Tale of Two Sonjas, one of several stories, focuses on two graduate students from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s Department of Theatre and Dance. Both women found a passion for dance not commonly found in the isles - classical Indian and pre-revolution Iranian. Through travel, research and teaching, these women have presented conference papers, excelled in dance ethnology, and found a love for different cultures.

Replacing Textbooks with Tasks focuses on the University of Hawaiʻi‘s Department of Second Language Studies and their newest program to bring innovative ideas to learning different languages. This new program works to integrate support, fun and play for students to emphasize the importance of learning by doing, reading and teaching. This in turn, helps to foster an optimal learning environment for second languages.

Mālamalama is a tri-annual University System magazine published every January, May, and September. Distribution covers more than 170,000 alumni and donor households across Hawaiʻi and around the world. The magazine is available online via www.hawaii.edu/malamalama. To obtain a hard copy, call (808) 956-8856.