Pacific Asian Management Institute (PAMI)
The PAMI of the Shidler College of Business offers a certificate summer program that emphasizes business and cultural factors affecting modern enterprises in the Pacific Asian region. The curriculum focuses on international/Asian related courses in management, marketing, finance, accounting, and economics. Participants must complete three PAMI courses and attend four lectures in the Pacific Asian Lecture Series (PALS). Students concentrating on Japanese studies may substitute a Japanese language course or a Japanese area course for one of the Shidler College of Business courses. In addition, one of the courses may be taken in the UHM’s regular academic year immediately preceding or following the PAMI summer institute. For more information, contact: PAMI; College of Business Administration; University of Hawai’i at Manoa; 2404 Maile Way, A303; Honolulu, HI 96822; tel: (808) 956-8041; fax: (808) 956-9685; email: email@example.com
Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER)
Funded by the Omnibus Trade and Competitive Act (1988), the UH CIBER serves as a clearinghouse for international business research and development activities at the University of Hawai’i. As one of 28 such centers at major universities across the U.S., the UH CIBER serves as a national resource for improving international business techniques and strategies, as well as a regional resource providing training and research designed to meet the needs of companies doing business with the Asia-Pacific.CIBER promotes the creation of interdisciplinary business and language courses, funds faculty research projects, provides travel support for faculty to present papers at international conferences, and sponsors workshops and other training activities such as the annual Summer Workshop for the Development of Intercultural Coursework.
To improve the nation’s capacity for teaching and learning foreign languages, the United States Department of Education provides grants under the Language Resource Centers program for the establishment and operation of centers that serve as national resources through teacher training, research, materials development, and dissemination projects. In 1990, the University of Hawai’i was granted funds to develop the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC), one of three such centers at the time–the number has since grown to fifteen.Drawing on institutional strengths at the University of Hawai’i in foreign language teaching, applied linguistics, and second language acquisition, the NFLRC undertakes projects that focus primarily on the less commonly taught languages of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. However, many of its projects have implications for the teaching and learning of all languages, and the overriding goal of all projects is to develop prototypes that can be applied broadly as resources to improve foreign language education nationally. For more information, contact NFLRC at: 1859 East-West Rd, #106; Honolulu, HI 96822; tel: (808) 956-9424; fax: (808) 956-5983; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University has particular strength in technical resources to support learning spoken and written Japanese. The Language Learning Center (LLC) located in Moore Hall provides technical support services to enhance language teaching and learning in the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature. The Center facilitates research and development projects and the implementation of innovative language teaching methods and approaches.
The National Resource Center-East Asia (NRCEA) at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa is one of seventeen federally-funded centers focusing on East Asian languages and area studies. The NRCEA at UHM sponsors innovative projects that develop on-line language classes, new area courses (Aging in East Asia, East Asian Relations with Middle Eastern and Islamic Countries, East Asian Technology Transfer), and outreach programs. The NRCEA also supports the expansion of our Asian collection at Hamilton Library through new acquisitions, cataloguing special collections, and funding special projects. For more information, contact the Director of the NRCEA at UHM, Dr. Mary McDonald, Center for Japanese Studies, University of Hawai’i, 1890 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawai’i 96822; tel: (808) 956-2665; email: email@example.com
The University of Hawai’i at Manoa was also awarded Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships for graduate students focusing on China, Japan, or Korea. For more information, please go to the Funding and Financial Assistance page.
The Center for Okinawan Studies, established in July of 2008, promotes the study of Okinawa/the Ryukyus (including culture, language, history and contemporary issues) and the Okinawan diaspora. COS supports the development of courses, promotes academic publications, conducts outreach activities, coordinates exchanges between UH campuses and the University of the Ryukyus, maintains a website and publishes a newsletter, and coordinates fundraising efforts for student scholarships and other projects. COS is the only center of its kind in the U.S. and the only one outside of Japan. For more information, contact COS at: 1890 East West Road, Moore Hall 316, Honolulu, HI 96822; tel (808) 956-5754; email: firstname.lastname@example.org