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Proclamation recognizes 35th anniversary of College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Karin Mackenzie, (808) 956-4051
Education Specialist, LLL Community Relations
Posted: Jan 17, 2017


LLL Dean Laura E. Lyons, State Rep. Justin Woodson and Associate Dean Kimi Kondo-Brown.
LLL Dean Laura E. Lyons, State Rep. Justin Woodson and Associate Dean Kimi Kondo-Brown.

The Hawaiʻi State Legislature recognized the 35th anniversary of the UH Mānoa College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature with a proclamation sponsored by State Representative Scott Y. Nishimoto and Senator Brian Taniguchi.  The proclamation was presented by State Representative Justin Woodson to LLL Dean Laura E. Lyons and Associate Dean Kimi Kondo-Brown.

The proclamation reads:

WHEREAS, the people of Hawaiʻi believe that language is one of many aspects that make up our unique cultural identity and that the quality of education is strengthened by the COLLEGE OF LANGUAGES, LINGUISTICS & LITERATURE of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, which provides wide-ranging offerings in English, foreign and heritage languages and literatures, second language studies, and linguistics; and

WHEREAS, since its establishment in 1982, the COLLEGE OF LANGUAGES, LINGUISTICS & LITERATURE has provided a center for teaching and learning the world’s languages and literatures, performing outstanding scholarly research, and contributing to the creation of a rich literary arts community for the people of Hawaiʻi, the Pacific, and across the world; and

WHEREAS, the COLLEGE OF LANGUAGES, LINGUISTICS & LITERATURE has helped to preserve cultural and linguistic resources through research and activities related to the documentation, preservation, and revitalization of endangered languages; and

WHEREAS, the COLLEGE OF LANGUAGES, LINGUISTICS & LITERATURE has continued to provide community resources to the people of Hawaiʻi including bi-literacy efforts with the State of Hawaiʻi  Department of Education, public and private partnerships to improve language-learning and cultural understanding, and by hosting workshops and conferences that attract international scholars to Hawaiʻi ; and

WHEREAS, the COLLEGE OF LANGUAGES, LINGUISTICS & LITERATURE has earned a stellar reputation among institutions of higher learning for its unique  curriculum focused on Asia and the Pacific; and

WHEREAS, the COLLEGE OF LANGUAGES, LINGUISTICS & LITERATURE will celebrate its 35th Anniversary and continue to be an institution for teaching critical language skills, serving both as a center for academic research and as a place to welcome people as diverse as the languages that are taught; now, therefore,

The Legislature of the State of Hawaiʻi hereby recognizes and honors the COLLEGE OF LANGUAGES, LINGUISTICS & LITERATURE, including the faculty, staff, students, and alumni, on the momentous occasion of its 35th Anniversary, and expresses to the College its deep appreciation for the many years of academic leadership, research, and dedication to teaching world languages and literatures to the people of Hawaiʻi.

(Full photo caption) In center, State Representative Justin Woodson presents the legislative proclamation to LLL Dean Laura E. Lyons, at left, and LLL Associate Dean Kimi Kondo-Brown.

For more information, visit: http://lll.hawaii.edu/