University of Hawai'i
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April 14, 2000
Contact: Jim Manke - University Relations 956-6106
Events at UH Campuses for the Week of April 16-22
The UH Manoa Music Department presents a series of entertaining events this week. Enjoy an evening of choral music with the University Chorus, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers April 16, 7:30 p.m. at the UH Manoa Orvis Auditorium. Listen to the sounds of the UH Symphony Orchestra April 17, 7:30 p.m. at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Performances include Respighi's "Pines of Rome," Dvorak's "Carnival Overture" and the concert premiere of Neil McKay's "Such Sweet Sorrow." At the Orvis Auditorium April 19, 7:30 p.m., Kumu Hula Vicky Holt Takamine and choir director Nola Nahulu will lead the UH Hawaiian Chorus and Hula and Chant Ensembles in this semester's concert, "From Oli to Mele." The performance visits the past century with a special focus on chants that also have been performed as songs. Director Scott Takata will lead the UH Jazz Combos April 20, 8 p.m. at Orvis Auditorium in a concert setting with student soloists. Call 956-8742 for more information, or visit www.hawaii.edu/uhmmusic/schedule.htm.
Author Witi Ihimaera, distinguished creative fellow in Maori literature at the University of Auckland, will make appearances at two UH campuses April 17-19. Ihimaera, author of 10 novels and co-editor of two collections of Maori writing, has received New Zealand's top literary prize three times. His novels include Tangi, The Whale Rider and The Dream Swimmer. Ihimaera will give a free reading of his work at the UH Hilo Campus Center 301 April 17, 7:30-8:30 p.m. and will also deliver the Joseph Keene Chadwick Memorial Lecture, "Masculinity and Desire: Rewriting the Polynesian Body,"at the UH Manoa Art Auditorium April 18, 7:30 p.m. The author will also hold a seminar at UH Manoa Kuykendall Hall, Room 410 April 19, 10 a.m. and give a second reading from his works at 7:30 p.m. at the Korean Studies Center. Call (808) 974-7642 for more information on the Hilo event and 956-2652 for the Manoa events.
UH - West O'ahu will hold a week-long celebration to mark the investiture of William Pearman as its chancellor. Festivities will begin with the lecture "America's First Ladies" by UH Hilo Professor Robert Watson April 17, 3:30 p.m. at UHWO Classroom E-103. Students will host "West O'ahu Day" April 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to showcase student activities on campus and raise funds for student organizations. Pearman will host a barbecue for the students that afternoon. The chancellor's investiture ceremony will take place April 20, 11 a.m. at the UHWO Courtyard and will be hosted by the UH Board of Regents and President Kenneth Mortimer. For more information on these events, call 454-4750 or visit www.uhwo.hawaii.edu.
Artist Mona Hatoum will give a free lecture April 18, 8 p.m. at the UH Manoa Art Auditorium as part of the series "Intersections 2000." Hatoum, who was born in Lebanon, works in London and has had solo exhibitions in Britain, Canada, the U.S. and residencies at The Western Front Art Centre in Vancouver, 911 Contemporary Arts Center in Seattle and at the Chisenhale Dance Space in London. Hatoum, who has taught as guest professor at L'Ecole Nationale Superiore des Beaux-Arts in Paris, creates objects, videos, performances and installations that engage issues relating to the boundaries within and outside the human body. For more information, call Debra Drexler at 956-8474, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The East-West Center Research Program presents "Land Use and Land Cover Change in Southeast Asia: Local, Regional and Global Implications" April 18, noon-1:30 p.m. at UH Manoa Burns Hall 3012. Since the early 1950s, land use in the uplands of mainland Southeast Asia has been relatively stable, but this situation is changing as both domestic and foreign investors invest in cash crops. This free presentation, given by senior fellow Jefferson Fox, describes the changes that are occurring and their implications at local, regional and global scales in terms of biodiversity, soil and water conservation, climate change and the cultural survival of indigenous peoples. Call Joyce Gruhn at 944-7575, or e-mail gruhnj@EastWestCenter.org for more information.
The UH Manoa Outreach College and Department of Theatre & Dance sponsor a lecture and demonstration by The Tau Dance Theatre April 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library. Using various dance styles, costumes and music, the audience will be treated to an interactive performance that touches upon multicultural themes, ethnic diversity and Pacific-Asian ideas. The event is co-sponsored by the Hawai'i State Public Library System, Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library and the Moanalua Senior Citizens Club. For more information, call the Outreach College Events Line at 956-3836, or visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu.
UH Manoa Outreach College gives the public a taste of international cinema with the film "Throne of Blood" by acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa. The film will be shown April 19-20, 7:30 p.m. at Krauss Hall Yukiyoshi Room. A donation of $3 is suggested for the general public and $2 for students, seniors, faculty and staff. Call the Outreach College Events Line at 956-3836, or visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu.
The UH Board of Regents will hold its April meetings this week on two campuses. BOR Committees will meet April 19, 2 p.m. at UH Manoa Campus Center Room 220. The full Board will convene April 20, 8:30 a.m. at Leeward Community College. Agendas for both days are posted on the Web at www.hawaii.edu/admin/bor/. For additional information call the Board office at 956-8213.
Ohio State University English Professor Jacqueline Jones-Royster will give two seminars April 19-20 on the UH Manoa campus. Jones-Royster was a member of the editorial collective Sage: A Scholarly Journal of Black Women. She will give the seminar "A Place at the Podium: The Making of Public Identities by African American Women Rhetors" April 19, 3 p.m. at Kuykendall Hall, Room 410. She will give a second seminar, "History in the Space Left: African American Presence and Narratives of Composition Studies," at the same venue April 20, 3 p.m. Call Joy Marsella at 956-3076 for more information.
UH Hilo Professor Daniel Brown will discuss "Stress and Blood Pressure in Working Women: Ethnic Comparisons in Hawai'i" April 20, 3 p.m. at the UH Mo(a,)noa Social Sciences Building, Room 345. The free lecture is part of the Anthropology Department's Spring 2000 Colloquia. Call Mary Ambrose at 956-7153, or e-mail email@example.com for more information. Visit www2.soc.hawaii.edu/css/anth/ for upcoming anthropology lectures.
The UH Manoa Women's Center shows the film "What's Love Got to Do With It?" followed by a panel discussion featuring social work Professor Val Kalei Kanuha, Ricardo Lopez of the Family Peace Center and Shawna Sodersten of the Domestic Violence Clearinghouse and Legal Hotline. The free event will teach people to recognize the signs of relationship violence and how to help those who are involved. It also provides information on various programs and services available to the community. The film and discussion will be held April 20, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Hemenway Theater. Call Hediana Utarti or Christine Quemuel at 956-8059, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To commemorate National Community College Month in April, UH community colleges are partnering with Hawai'i Literacy Inc. to collect new and gently-used children's books, which will be distributed through the Family Literacy Centers and various Even Start programs in the state on April 29. Donations will be accepted during many of the Community College Month events scheduled throughout April. Books will be accepted at Windward Community College's "Ho'olaulea'a" and Hawai'i Community College's "Earth Day" both on April 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Marilyn Walsh at 956-3862, or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
The play that has thrilled audiences in Japan for 250 years comes to Kennedy Theatre. Translated into English, "The Summer Festival: A Mirror of Osaka" focuses on the exploits of a famous historical "street knight," a chivalrous fishmonger named Danshichi. This tale of passion, pride and uncommon commoners set against the lantern parades, music and dancing of a summer festival runs at the UH Manoa Kennedy Theatre now-April 23. The kabuki event is supported by the UH Japan Studies Endowment, which is funded by a grant from the Japanese government. Call 956-7655 for ticket information or visit www.hawaii.edu/theatre.
The Koa Gallery at Kapi'olani Community College hosts the solo exhibition "Reflections" now-April 27 by 2000 Koa Outstanding Artist Tadashi Sato. Sato's works can be seen in the tiles at the State Capital Building, the halls at the Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki and in the main ballroom at the Hawai'i Convention Center. The Maui artist is well-known throughout the state for his series of soft and contemplative paintings abstractedly based on nature. The Koa Outstanding Artist Award is given annually to an artist who has demonsrated a life-long achievement in the visual arts. For more information on gallery hours and the exhibit, call 734-9375. The show is free and open to the public.