07 January 2006
06 January 2006
Nick Basbanes on CSPAN
Progress against the so-called Patriot Act
The ALA Washington Office would like to thank all who have fought hard for reforms to the USA PATRIOT Act. On December 21, 2005, we had a terrific victory! Our Senate supporters held firm and refused to accept the House version of the PATRIOT reauthorization, instead convincing colleagues to extend the Act for another six months to ensure a thorough debate in the New Year. Thanks for your efforts and your continued communication with your Senators!
This month the Senate will reconsider the PATRIOT Act, and it will be important to maintain the support that your grassroots efforts have gained. If you have not done so already, please call your Senators (if they are listed below) to THANK them for their continued support and to ask them to stand firm in their support of privacy for library patrons in the coming weeks:
...Sen. Akaka, Daniel (D-HI)...
...Sen. Inouye, Daniel (D-HI)
Thanks to Lee Adams of HLA for passing this on.
UH Manoa Hamilton Library Sat. AM Authors Series
This free series is a Public Services Division initiative generously supported by the University Librarian. Working with me as the series coordinator this semester is Sarah Myhre, a senior at UH Manoa and library student worker in SciTech. For this semester's talks we decided to highlight the research and creative work of UH Manoa faculty.
Here is the line-up of speakers:
Saturday January 21, 2006
ROBERT SULLIVAN *Poetry of the Pacific
Robert Sullivan is an award-winning author of five books of poetry, a graphic novel, a children’s book, and co-editor of the online South Pacific journal of the arts, Trout. In 2001 he was the Distinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he is now an Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Maori Literature in the English Department. His most recent book of poetry, Voice Carried My Family, from which he will be reading, draws upon his background as a member of the Maori tribes of Nga Puhi of Northland in New Zealand, Ngati Raukawa and Kai Tahu, and his Galway Irish ancestry.
Saturday February 11, 2006
WARREN NISHIMOTO *Oral History
Principal investigator for the University of Hawaii’s Center for Oral History, Warren Nishimoto documents Hawaii’s history, culture, and people. The Center for Oral History was established in 1976 by the Hawaii State Legislature to preserve the stories of Hawaii’s people through oral interviews. He holds degrees in American History and Asian Studies as well as a Ph.D in Education. He also serves as co-editor of Hanahana: An Oral History Anthology of Hawaii’s Working People. Warren Nishimoto will talk about some of the interesting people he has met through the Center for Oral History over the years.
Saturday February 18, 2006
KIRSTEN PAUKA *Dance and Martial Arts
Kirsten Pauka, Associate Professor of Theater and Dance, specializes in Randai theater and performance of Southeast Asia. She has produced and directed several Southeast Asian performances at the Kennedy Theater and for the past 10 years has performed locally, nationally, and internationally—performing also as a member of the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble. She edited the Southeast Asian section of the recently published Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performing Arts. Kirsten Pauka will be discussing the relationship between dance and martial arts training in West Sumatra.
Saturday April 1, 2006
Professor, Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas, French Division
Topic TO BE ANNOUNCED
Saturday April 8, 2006
RODNEY MORALES Associate Professor, English Department, Creative Writing Topic TO BE ANNOUNCED
If you have any questions please direct them to
Two Literary Event Series in Honolulu: A Common Book at Windward
A Common Book at Windward Community College
For Spring 2006, “Ka‘a‘awa,” the historical novel by O.A. Bushnell, will again be the focus of the community-wide Common Book project coordinated by Windward Community College in Käne‘ohe. The Spring 2006 schedule is as follows:
• Billy Sage, “Ka‘a‘awa as Theatre” - January 31, 2006, 7:00 p.m. at Hale Akoakoa, Room 101.
• Kiki Mookini, “Medicine, Anatomia, and Ka‘a‘awa” - February 21, 2006, 7:00 p.m. at Hale Akoakoa, Room 105.
• Floyd McCoy, “Building a Novel From the Ground Up: The Geological Basis for Bushnell’s Ka‘a‘awa” - March 14, 2006, 7:00 p.m. at Hale Akoakoa, Room 105.
• Noenoe Silva, “The Life and Work of J. H. Kanepuu, a Real Kanaka Maoli Writer in the Time of Ka‘a‘awa” - April 18, 2006, 7:00 p.m. at Paliku Theatre.
We expect to add other events to the schedule.
“‘Ka‘a‘awa’ is an exciting choice for us because it is set in Hawai‘i and most of it takes place on the windward side,” said Librarian Brian Richardson. The goal of the Common Book Program is to have everyone at the College as well as a wide range of community people read and discuss the same book for an entire semester.
For more information, including the most up-to-date schedule of events
and a list of resources, visit http://library.wcc.hawaii.edu/CommonBook. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Brian Richardson at the Windward Community College Library — phone: 235-7338, e-mail:
Events are free and open to the public. The Common Book Program is sponsored in part by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities.