University of Hawai'i
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For Immediate Release:
May 15, 2001
Shawn Nakamoto, (808) 956-9095, University & Community Relations
|University Of Hawai'i At Manoa English Department Earns
HONOLULU -- The English Department of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa continues to receive national recognition for its efforts:
The Center for Biography is cooperating with organizations and individuals on and off campus to produce a series of video biographies entitled "Biography Hawaii." Craig Howes (English, UHM), Joy Chong Stannard (Hawaii Public Television), and Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl make up the executive team for the series. Hawaii Public Television has been awarded over $70,000 in funding for this series and the first show will feature the late kumu hula, Aunty Maiki.
Ku'ualoha Ho'omanawanui has been awarded a Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship, which provides three years of support as she pursues her Ph.D. in English and continues her study of Hawaiian Literature. According to the Foundation's information, "Approximately 60 pre-doctoral fellowships [are] awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards are made to those individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior scholarship and show the greatest promise for future achievement as scholars, researchers, and teachers in institutions of higher education."
Beth Tobin's book Picturing Imperial Power has been awarded
a prize by the Historians of British Art for best book on a topic before
1800 published in 1999. The Book Prize committee described Professor Tobin's
study as "an important contribution to the field" and "a
model work of scholarship."