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Final Fall Faculty Lecture – Thursday, 1 December 2011

29 November 2011

In association with the exhibit Curator’s Choice: Selections from the UH Museum Consortium currently in the Bridge Gallery at Hamilton Library, the UH Mānoa Library and the UH Museum Consortium will present a lecture on Thursday, December 1 in Hamilton Library Room 301, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.  The doors open at 3:15 p.m.

Unique Species of the Waikīkī Aquarium

Mary Roney, Community Program Coordinator at Waikīkī Aquarium

Waikīkī Aquarium exhibits many unique species, some that can be seen in no other public aquarium in the world. Learn more about the extraordinary animals on display at the aquarium including naturally occurring hybrid fishes, twilight zone animals, and the fishes of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
Roney  has worked in science education in Hawai‘i for many years and is excited to share with the UH Community the resources that the Aquarium has to offer.
The Faculty Lecture Series is presented by the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, the Office of Research Relations, and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library.

Faculty Lecture at Library Tomorrow – 10 Nov

9 November 2011

Faculty Lecture Series #5:

Touching the Sound and Crossing Boundaries

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


Teri L Skillman-Kashyap, (808) 956-8688
Events & Communications Coordinator, Library Service

The FALL 2011 Faculty Lecture Series in association with The Curator’s Choice: Selections from the UH Museum Consortium in the Hamilton Library Bridge Gallery features lectures by Professor Emeritus Ricardo D. Trimillos, Ph.D. (School of Pacific & Asian Studies and Department of Music) and Lisa Yoshihara (former UH Art Gallery Director ) on Thursday, November 10 in Hamilton Library Room 301 at 3:30 pm.
Touching the Sound—the UHM Ethnomusicology Instrument Collection
Experiencing the world of music is not just about sound; it is also about sight and touch, and even sometimes about smell. The UHM Collection embodies the experiences and the expertise of its faculty, constituting a set of memories as well as teaching moments. It tells us about cultural sensibilities, aesthetics, and ways of ordering life.

Ricardo D. Trimillos is Professor Emeritus in Asian Studies at the School of Pacific & Asian Studies and in Ethnomusicology at the Music Department, having retired from the University of Hawai’i in July 2011. His research publications are on the Philippines, Japan, and Hawai’i dealing with issues of ethnic identity, cultural public policy, and gender.

Crossing Boundaries for Exhibition Collaborations
“Musings of Mystery and Alphabets of Agony: The Work of Edward Gorey” (2010) was one of the most popular exhibitions at the UH Art Gallery.  Deemed the “benchmark” retrospective by the Edward Gorey Charitable Trust, this multi-department collaboration showcased over 700 objects from UH Library’s John A. Carollo – Edward Gorey Collection and private holdings.  Ms. Yoshihara will describe incorporating national museum standard for exhibition development.

Ms. Yoshihara was the director of the University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery (2006 to 2011) and her work on the gallery’s first educational website received national recognition from the American Association of Museums in 2008.  She is the founding gallery director of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum.

UH Hamilton Library, Room 301
Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Admission free, Refreshments provided
Doors open at 3:15 PM

Presented by:
Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
Office of Research Relations
University of Hawai’i at Manoa Library
The University of Hawai’i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

Aldo Leopold Film, 2 Nov, 7 pm, Free

25 October 2011

Hawaii Convention Center, Ballrooms A/B, 4th Floor

Wednesday, 2 November 2011, 7 p.m

Hawai’i premiere of the new documentary about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold, hosted by the Society of American Foresters.

This Thursday – Faculty Lecture Series

19 October 2011

Thursday, October 20 

Conservation “Hawaiian Style” at the Lyon Arboretum Hawaiian Rare Plant Program

Nellie Sugii

Junior Researcher and Manager, Hawaiian Rare Plant Program, Lyon Arboretum

The Lyon Arboretum- Hawaiian Rare Plant Program (HRPP) serves as a propagation facility and germplasm repository for Hawai‘i’s most critically endangered native plants.  The mission of the HRPP is to propagate plants for use in approved restoration and reintroduction projects, and initiate and maintain an in-vitro and seed germplasm collection.

Nellie Sugii received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in horticulture science from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  For the past 13 years, Nellie has served as a junior researcher and manager of the Hawaiian Rare Plant Program –  Micropropagation Laboratory.

Having Fun and Saving the Planet, One Tree at a Time!

Roxanne M. Adams

Landscape Manager, Buildings and Grounds Management, UHM

Ms. Adams describes the challenges of caring for the grounds on the UHM campus with the assistance of a rag tag group of frustrated groundskeepers and loving gardeners. Her talk will include a survey of the Sherman Courtyard of Native Hawaiian plants, interior palms at QLC, bamboo collection at Sakamaki Hall, green roof and vertical wall at C-More Hale, and the student-driven “Food in the Landscape” project.

Roxane Adams is an award-winning landscape manager with the Office of Facilities and Grounds at UHM. Her prior experiences in landscaping, commercial nurseries and botanical gardens, as well as operating her own native plant nursery and landscape maintenance business, makes her an excellent (living) asset on campus and an inspiring leader for her crew.

UH Hamilton Library, Room 301

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Admission free, Refreshments provided

Doors open at 3:15 PM

Sailing, Navigation, and Canoe Culture in the Marshall Islands

14 October 2011

Not a Library event, but it certainly looks interesting!


Sailing, Navigation, and Canoe Culture in the Marshall Islands
Joseph Genz and Rachel Miller
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
12:00 noon
EWC Burns Hall, Room 3015/3019

The canoe tradition is a foundation of Marshallese culture. In addition to being a highly advanced maritime craft, the Marshallese canoe embodies key values and practices of traditional Marshallese culture.

To guide voyaging canoes among the many low-lying atolls, Marshallese navigators took the common land-finding technique of detecting how islands affect the patterning of swells and currents and developed it into a comprehensive system of navigation. Through a combination of photos, videos, and models, Joseph Genz will provide an overview of Marshallese swell-pattern navigation and forms of instruction. He will also describe the current state of the voyaging revival in the Marshalls.

Rachel Miller’s Hawaii Council for the Humanities-funded video project, Wa Kuk Wa Jimor — Marshallese Canoes Today, is an exploration of the state and shape of the Marshall Islands canoe tradition for Marchallese people today; how and why it has changed over time and how it articulates with broader Marshallese culture and the modern way of life. In this talk, Miller will present briefly on the Marshallese outrigger canoe, her connection to the Marshalls and her current project, a documentary video exploring the contemporary role of the canoe tradition in the Marshall Islands.

Faculty Lecture Series, 6 October at the Library

3 October 2011

Faculty Lecture Series
In Association with
Curator’s Choice: Selections from the UH Museum Consortium
Bridge Gallery, Hamilton Library
Thursday, October 6

UH Hamilton Library, Room 301
Admission free, Refreshments provided
Doors open at 3:15 PM

Illustrating the Far East
Lynn A. Davis
Head, Preservation Department, Hamilton Library, UHM

FAR EAST, a photographically illustrated 19th century newspaper, published images to
document everyday life in Japan and China.  Japanese and European photographers
contributed illustrations.  What was their point of view?  Did they provide a glimpse of daily life in the “Far East” or did they convey a satisfying exotic view that fueled interest in the Far East as a destination?

Lynn Davis is from Kaneohe, and is the Head of Preservation at the University of Hawai‘i Library.

History of the Costume Museum at UH
Andrew H. Reilly, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Consumer Science, UHM

A discussion of the history of the Costume Museum at UH and its future.  The Costume Museum is one of the largest collections of fashion and dress at any university and is noted for outstanding subcollections of Hawaiian and Asian costumes.  This presentation will include notable research projects and outcomes associated with the collection.

Andrew Reilly is a faculty member in Apparel Product Development and Merchandising at UHM and is a respected researcher of men’s fashion and body image.

Lecture this Thursday at the Library

26 September 2011

FALL 2011 Faculty Lecture Series – in association with the Curator’s Choice: Selections from the UH Museum Consortium, Bridge Gallery, Hamilton Library

Thursday, September 29, 3:30-4:30 pm

UH Hamilton Library, Room 301
Admission free, Refreshments provided
Doors open at 3:15 PM

– The UH Insect Museum, Hawaiian Agriculture and Conservation of Biodiversity.  Dead men may tell no tales, but dead bugs do!
Daniel  Rubinoff, PhD
Professor, Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, UHM

The UHIM plays a vital role in defending agriculture and preserving spectacular native biodiversity.  Hawai‘i faces constant threats from new invasive species, and the decline of our unique insects continues.  Insect museums are crucial for understanding and preventing both of these processes—research on fruit flies, diving moths and vampire bugs highlight the museum connection.
Dan Rubinoff started collecting insects as a kid and never stopped. He hopes to see a day when more people will say ‘cool’ instead of ‘eww’ when they see a rare Hawaiian insect.

– Digitizing Plant Biodiversity: The Consortium of Pacific Herbaria
Tom A. Ranker, PhD
Professor and Chair, Botany, UHM

This presentation will highlight the development of a new collaborative regional effort between herbaria in the Polynesia-Micronesia hotspot region (Hawaii, American Samoa, Samoa, Tonga, Palau, Guam, and Fiji). These herbaria are curating and digitally imaging nearly 1 million dried plant specimens, creating a standardized plant checklist, and making botanical collection data and images available online from a single web portal.

Tom Ranker’s research interests include the origin and evolution of the flora of the Hawaiian Islands and of other island floras in the Pacific region. He is involved in phylogenetic systematics and evolution of vascular plants, especially lycophytes and ferns; evolutionary and ecological genetics of plant populations; conservation biology; and historical biogeography.
Presented by:  Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, Office of Research Relations, and University of Hawai’i at Manoa Library

Faculty Lecture Series – This Thursday

18 January 2011

Thursday, January 20

The spectacular diversity & vulnerability of Hawaii’s native insects

Daniel Rubinoff

Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences

Hawaii is the most isolated landmass on the planet which is likely the reason for very rare evolutionary phenomena such as predatory caterpillars and carnivorous ice-dwelling Wekiu bugs.  Hawaii’s unusual influence is also manifested in unprecedented diversity of evolutionary permutations in what are, elsewhere, usually unremarkable lineages. Unfortunately, Hawaiian insects have suffered from the destruction of native habitats and introduction of invasive species, losing much of their diversity. Saving what remains of Hawaii’s amazing endemic insects should be a priority and is something in which everyone can take part.

Daniel Rubinoff is an Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii, Manoa and the Director of the University of Hawai’i Insect Museum. He has authored more than 40 scientific papers and book chapters including work in internationally recognized journals like Science and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  His research has been covered in dozens of newspapers including the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, as well as prominent newspapers, websites, magazines and television stations in the U.S. and more than 20 foreign countries. In addition to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level, Dan leads a molecular systematics and ecology lab that focuses on the use of DNA sequence data to understand evolutionary relationships in both threatened and invasive insects, with the intention of applying this research to practical problems in conservation and agriculture.

UH Hamilton Library, Room 301

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Admission free

Refreshments provided

Doors open at 3:15 PM

Presented by:

  • Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
  • Office of Research Relations

Lyon Arboretum Holiday Sale – Tomorrow!

19 November 2010



At Lyon Arboretum

Saturday, November 20, 2010

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

3860 Manoa Road

Hawaiian Taro (limited quantities),

Assorted Ti, Orchids, Anthuriums, Heliconias,

Gingers, Bromeliads, Tillandsias, Native Plants,

Garden and Lanai Plants. Jams & Jellies,

Handmade Holiday Wreaths,

Cards and Ornaments.

Free Shuttle Service to the Arboretum .

Pick up points at Po’elua Street and

Nipo Street where they intersect with Manoa Road.

Free Admission

Please call 988-0456 for more information

Open Access Week – October 26-28

8 October 2010

Open Access is Sustainable Access for All!

Faculty scholars and researchers routinely give away the fruits of their labor to for-profit publishers of scholarly communication.

1) Research library budgets cannot sustain ever-increasing subscription costs for scholarly journals; open access journals provide a different model for scholarly communication that empowers the author rather than the publisher.

2) When research is published in open access journals and/or placed in open access institutional repositories, members of the public can access needed research results, which are often funded with tax-payer monies.

3) A growing body of research suggests that open access to research articles and research data spurs on new discoveries and is more cited than research locked behind a pay wall.

Join us in exploring these myriad efforts to liberate scholarly communication during the international celebration of Open Access Week, 2010. Events organized for the week are:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
12:00 noon
Queen Lili’uokalani Center, Room 412
RSVP required as light lunch will be served
*RSVP at
Speaker: Christine Sorensen, Dean of UH Manoa College of Education>

A tenured professor in Educational Technology, Christine Sorensen, has been the Dean of the College of Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) since 2007, coming to UHM after serving as dean at Northern Illinois University (NIU) from 2001. She has taught in the areas of educational leadership, curriculum, and research and evaluation. She began teaching interactive video and web-based classes more than a decade ago. Her research and publications have focused on distance education, the integration of technology in education, and organizational change, although she also is co-author for one of the leading texts on educational research methods. She is on the editorial board of the Quarterly Review of Distance Education and has been a judge for the national Crystal Awards for best distance education programming. Dr. Sorensen has received over $15 million in grants and has published and presented both nationally and internationally. Prior to joining the NIU faculty in 1996, Dr. Sorensen was a research and evaluation specialist at the Research Institute for Studies in Education at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Her early careers included ten years in radio and television. Dr. Sorensen received her undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Houston and her masters and Ph.D. in higher education from Iowa State University.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
4:00 pm
Sinclair Library, Heritage Reading Room
RSVP required wine and pupus will be served.
*RSVP at
Speaker: Catherine Nancarrow, Consulting Editor, Archives of Internal Medicine, and formerly with Public Library of Science (PLoS)

Catherine Nancarrow has over two decades of editorial experience in biomedical publishing, having served as the Managing Editor of four community-run journals at the Public Library of Science (PLoS) and the wjm-western journal of medicine (BMJ Publishing Group) and as a Development/Coordinating Editor for a wide range of health science texts and journals published by such publishers as Little Brown and Lippincott-Williams and Williams. She is currently a Consulting Editor for the Archives of Internal Medicine as well as an Advocacy Consultant with PLoS and other organizations with the aim to educate and inspire the scientific and publishing communities to increase access to the work they generate or publish.

VISIT THE GRADUATE STUDENT OPEN ACCESS INFORMATION TABLE Tuesday, October 26th and Thursday, October, 28th
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Campus Center
You can talk to graduate students about Open Access issues, receive free information, and get an Open Access pen!

For more information please call, Beth Tillinghast (956-6130) or email her at