University of Hawai'i
(808) 956-8856 Telephone
For Immediate Release:
March 10, 2000
Contact: Jim Manke, University Relations 956-6106
|Events at UH Campuses for the Week of March 12 - 18|
The American Chemical Society of Student Affiliates stages a who-done-it murder mystery on the UH Manoa campus March 12. In "CheMystery: Fatal Reaction," Dr. Harwell, a cutting edge researcher, dies under mysterious circumstances. Become a super sleuth and examine the crime scene evidence in this mystery game. No chemistry knowledge is needed. Register before the event at $8 per team of two to five players, or pay $10 at the door. Registration is at 2 p.m., and the game runs from 3-5 p.m. Proceeds for the fund-raising event will benefit the chemistry student organization, which promotes awareness of chemistry through community demonstrations. The event will be held at Bilger 152. Contact David Harwell at 956-5586 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't miss the opportunity to connect with more than 80 local and Mainland employers and major academic programs at the UHM Job and Academic Fair March 14, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on the concourse in the UHM Stan Sheriff Center. Obtain information on jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities as well as academic majors offered at UHM. Come prepared as resumes will be collected. For a list of participating employers and academic programs, go online to http://www.hawaii.edu/career/events/programs.htm. For more information, call the Career Services office at 956-8136.
Master printer Eileen Foti, of the Center for Innovative Printmaking at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, presents a slide-lecture on her work March 14, 7-9 p.m. at the UH Hilo Art Department Gallery on the Manono Campus, Building 395. Foti will conduct workshops with printmaking students at UH Hilo during the week of the lecture. Foti's residency as a visiting artist is in conjunction with the 2000 Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition now on display in the UH Hilo Campus Center Gallery. The visiting artist program and the 2000 PSBN Exhibition are made possible in part through funding from the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. For additional information, call Wayne Miyamoto at (808) 974-7307.
A distinguished panel of hula experts present a timely overview of Hawai'i's definitive dance culture in "Hula for All Time: The Past, Present and Future of Hawai'i's National Dance" March 14, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Windward Community College Hale Kuhina Multi-Purpose Room. The presentation is part of the WCC Millennium Lecture Series "From Time to Time." Panelists include Patience Namaka Bacon, Edith Kawelohea McKinzie, John Ka'imikaua, Keali'i Reichel and moderator Kalani Meinecke. Admission is free, and ample parking is available. Call 235-7454 for more information.
Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams, subject of the hit movie starring Robin Williams, will discuss health issues and the importance of humor at UH Manoa March 15. The founder and director of Gesundheit! Institute, a holistic health care center, will present the "Joy Workshop," which features exercises and ideas on being and living happy from 8-11 a.m. at the Campus Center Executive Dining Room. Admission for the workshop is $35. University Health Services- Manoa sponsors the health fair on "An Alternative Look at Health," from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Campus Center. The wellness fair includes booths, prizes, free workshops, exercise sessions and organic fruits and vegetables as well as a brief appearance by Adams. At 7 p.m., Adams will also give the performance "Humor and Health" at the Campus Center Ballroom, where he will talk about his 30 years of clowning experiences, building the first silly hospital and using humor in violence prevention. A clown act will end the show. The cost is $8 for students and $10 for general admission. Tickets are on sale at the UHM Campus Center Ticket Office and UHM Health Services. For more information, call 956-8965.
Rebecca Morrison, East-West Center student affiliate and Ph.D. candidate in geography, will discuss "Population Issues in Contemporary China" March 15, 11-11:50 a.m. at Leeward Community College Drafting Arts Building, Room 203. Morrison will discuss changes in the age, sex and ethnic compositions of the country's population, which has had important economic and political consequences. Morrison assisted in the compilation of the East Asia Report for the controversial Ethnic Fracture Zones Project in 1998 and received her master's from UH in 1999. The free lecture is open to the public and is sponsored by the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council. For more information, call Truman Leung at 944-7784 or e-mail email@example.com.
UH Historic Preservation Program sponsors the lecture "Preserving Old Hanoi," which will be presented by Hoang Huu Phe of the University of London March 16, noon at the old archives building on the 'Iolani Palace grounds. The lecture is a part of the "Experts at the Palace" series co-sponsored by the Friends of 'Iolani Palace every spring. Phe will also present slides, which are a part of his significant study documenting 36 streets in what he calls vanishing "old" Hanoi, Vietnam. The lecture series is free. For more information, call Delta Lightner at 956-9546, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renee Gladman, an experimental African-American poet from San Francisco, will give a free reading of her work as part of the UHM English Department's spring poetry readings at March 16, noon-1:15 p.m. at Kuykendall Hall, Room 410. Gladman is the editor of Leroy, which focuses on innovative work by emerging and geographically obscure writers. Gladman's work, which include "Arlem" and "Not Right Now," explores 21st century urban American society. Call 956-7558 or e-mail email@example.com for further information.
William Scherer, UHM associate professor of German, presents "Jacques Lusseyran, University of Hawai'i Professor of French" as part of the Brown Bag Biography series. The free lecture will be held March 16, noon-1:15 p.m. at the UH Manoa Center for Biographical Research between Burns Hall and Hale Manoa. Free coffee and tea are provided. Call 956-3774 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
The Board of Regents meetings will be held on two campuses this month. Board committees will convene on Thursday afternoon, March 16 at UH Manoa Campus Center, Room 220. The full board will meet Friday morning, March 17 at Windward Community College. For detailed agendas, visit http://www.hawaii.edu/admin/bor/ or call the board office at 956-8213.
The UHM Music Department presents "Hanuman the Messenger: Wayang Kulit, Javanese Shadow Puppet Theatre" March 17-18, 7:30 p.m. at the UHM Orvis Auditorium. Puppeteer Ki Widiyanto will manipulate all the intricately carved and painted puppets, provide narration, dialogue and English interpretation of this story fragment from the Hindu epic "Ramayana," which depicts the heroic feats of the white monkey Hanuman. Seating is available on both the shadow and puppet sides of the screen. The story will be accompanied by gamelan music performed by the UH Gamelan Ensemble, one of the longest continuously active gamelan groups outside of Java. Although wayang kulit is traditionally performed for about eight hours, this version will run for only about three hours. These performances also recognize Professor Hardja Susilo's retirement after 30 years at UH Manoa. Call 956-8246 for ticket information.
The UHM Department of Theatre and Dance presents "The Flight of Dragons" on various dates now-Mar 19 at the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre. The show is a unique theatrical event with the ongoing thesis that dragons really did exist. A variety of sources will be adapted for theater using both human and puppet actors and a range of poetry and pyrotechnics. Call the Kennedy Theatre Box Office at 956-7655 for ticket information.
Kapi'olani Community College presents "Children of the Dragon, Art and Artifacts from Vietnam" now through March 24 at the Koa Gallery and Lama Library. The cultural exhibit features the collection of artist and antiquity dealer Phuong Tran, who will also display his family's heirlooms. The show also features an extensive collection of hardstone earrings that date back to the Neolithic Period. The gallery is open Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 734-9375 for more information. Free parking is available.
Windward Community College and the Kane'ohe Post Office collaborate to present "Celebrate the Century with Stamps," a unique exhibit at the WCC Gallery 'Iolani now-April 7. The exhibit, created by gallery director Toni Martin, showcases the beauty of stamps and educates the community about them. The exhibit will feature a variety of stamp designs, including the new limited edition "Celebrate the Century" stamp series. Designs by local artists Herb Kane and Clarence Lee will also be on display. Call 235-7327 for more information.
The UHM School of Architecture presents "Bonhui Uy: Designer, Artist & Illustrator," an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, architectural designs and renderings now-April 7 at the Architecture Gallery. The gallery is open weekdays 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Call Leighton Liu at 956-8311 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
The 7th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition proves good things come in small packages. The popular triennial exhibit features the works of 150 sculptures from around the world that are no bigger than the size of a shoe box. Artists use a range of media, including glass, mesh, wood, feathers, vegetables and even human hair. Admission is free and open to the public. The exhibit is open now-April 14 at the UH at Manoa Art Gallery. Gallery hours on weekdays except Tuesday are: 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday: noon to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Saturdays and holidays. Call Sharon Tasaka at 956-6888 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Visit http://www.hawaii.edu/artgallery.
The 2000 Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition, presented by the UH Hilo Art Department and the Campus Center Gallery, is on display now through April 15. The annual exhibition features works of art in printmaking media by artists throughout the U.S. and its territories, including intaglio prints in etching, aquatint, engraving, and mezzotint; lithography, serigraphy, relief prints; monoprints and monotypes; digital imagery and other printmaking media. A catalog of the exhibition will be available in May. A program or price list may be obtained by calling the UH Hilo Art Department at (808) 974-7524. Visit http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu/news for updates on UH Hilo events.
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