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Hamilton Open House

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, August 22, 2010
Hamilton Library

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Paula Mochida, Interim Librarian, cordially invites you to an Open House for the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Hamilton Library's renovated Ground Floor which is the new home of the Government Documents, Maps Collections, the Library's Collections Services, MAGIS, and the Department of Information and Computer Science's Library and Information Sciences program. Tours of the ground floor and the Library's special collections will be available, as well as light snacks in the Sunny Alcove, bookmark takeaways, commemorative card sets and logo items for sale in the Library Shop. A hotdog vendor will be outside Hamilton's front door for those who would like to grab a late lunch!

HOH Invite


The Moralized Economy in Hard Times

Michael Shapiro
Political Science

Shapiro Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Hamilton Library Rm. 301

3:30 PM

Prof. Shapiro engages the moralizing of economy by bringing it into an encounter with political perspectives that displace moralizing with critical, philosophically-oriented thinking. Taking as the initiating provocation, the U.S. government's bailout of the American auto industry during the recent financial crisis, his analysis focuses on the ontological depth of automobile culture in the U. S. and proceeds not through direct argumentation but through interpretations of a series of artistic genres: a television drama, a comic strip, a series of novels, and a film - all of which deal in varying degrees with aspects of "automobility" as it developed throughout the twentieth century. Michael J. Shapiro is a Professor of Political Science at UH. Except for sabbaticals and occasional visiting appointments elsewhere, he has been teaching at UH since 1966. His publications (during this decade) include: Sovereign Lives: Power in Global Politics co-edited with Jenny Edkins and Veronique Pin Fat (Routledge: 2005); Deforming American Political Thought: Ethnicity, Facticity and Genre (University Press of Kentucky, 2006); Cinematic Geopolitics (Routledge, 2009); and, The Time of the City: Politics, Philosophy, and Genre (Routledge, 2010). Shapiro Lecture

Tales from the hive and other stories of animal intelligence

Patricia Couvillon
Pacific Biosciences Research Center

October 14, 2010
Hamilton Room 301

3:30 pm

The field of comparative psychology was launched in the wake of Charles Darwin's assertions of mental continuity between animals and humans. An early period of anthropomorphic anecdotes of animal intelligence gave way to more serious research with species closely related to humans. Recent work with honeybees, a species only remotely related to humans, has added intriguing complexity to the field. This talk will illustrate some of the ingenious methods developed for research on the learning and memory of honeybees, highlight the most remarkable findings, and also touch on contemporary threats to honeybees in Hawai'i and elsewhere. Dr. Patricia Couvillon is an associate professor in the Bekesy Laboratory of Neurobiology of the Pacific Biosciences Research Center (PBRC) and the Department of Psychology. Her research in comparative psychology focuses on the evolution of learning and cognition across species.

Couvillon Lecture

The Kilo Nalu Observatory: A window into Hawaii's coastal reef environment.

Geno Pawlak
Dept. of Ocean and Resources Engineering

Pawlak Thursday, November 4, 2010
Hamilton Library Rm. 301

3:30 PM

The Kilo Nalu Observatory has been in operation on the south shore of Oahu since 2004, providing a window into Hawaii's coastal ocean. Prof. Pawlak will give an overview of the observatory, describe the challenges of working in the coastal reef environment and discuss some of what has been learned about the nearshore physical environment in Mamala Bay. Originally from Panama, Prof. Pawlak received his doctoral degree in Engineering Sciences (Mechanical Engineering)/Applied Ocean Science in 1997 from the University of California at San Diego. He has been on the faculty of UH Manoa since 2001 and is an active member of the American Geophysical Union, the Marine Technology Society, and the American Academy of Underwater Sciences.

Pawlak Lecture

Subtitle it! Increasing Access to Southeast Asian Cinema Resources

Paul Rausch

Rausch Thursday, December 2, 2010
Hamilton Library Rm. 301

3:30 PM

This lecture/demonstration focuses on the development of a course designed to teach advanced Southeast Asian language students the process of subtitling film from Southeast Asia into English. In language classrooms, film subtitles can be turned on and off and selected scenes can be culled to highlight language-use situations. In area studies, subtitled film can expand the range of cultural studies topics available to educators and increase the availability of film for outreach use in the English speaking world. Paul Rausch is associate director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UHM. When he is not thinking about Southeast Asia, he is subtitling Southeast Asian films!

Rausch Lecture

Ke Kukini Newsletter 2010, Volume 14

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2010 University Library Holiday eCard

2010 University Library Holiday eCard

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