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Looking for Edward Gorey

Afternoon soirée at the home of the John A. Carollo – Edward Gorey Collection, celebrating the release of the catalogue produced as a companion to the exhibition, Musings of Mystery and Alphabets of Agony: The Work of Edward Gorey
Venue: Hamilton Library Sunny Alcove; Date: Sunday, October 30, 2011; Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Click here for full Programme information.

Open Access Week, October 24-28, 2011

Open Access Week

We look forward to celebrating our third annual Open Access Week in celebration of International Open Access Week, the UHM Libraries are hosting special events throughout the week of October 24.   Our theme is "Join the Remix" and we're drawing inspiration from a variety of places to spread the word about open access, copyright and scholarly communication.

Data Management Brown Bag workshops

Data Management Brownbag

Wednesdays,11:30am-12:30pm -- Bring your lunch and questions about effective data management to Kuykendall 106 Events Room and Gallery

October 19, 2011 -- Beyond Tables & Charts: Curating, Sharing, & Preserving Your Research Data for Posterity
January 25, 2012 -- The Joy of Data: An Interactive Introduction to “R”

Sara Rutter, librarian and data management specialist, will share techniques to organize, curate, and store data, long past publication. Co-sponsored by the UH Manoa Faculty Mentoring Program and Hamilton Library. View the flyer for more information

Fall Faculty Lecture Series

Faculty Forum

In association with the Hamilton Library Bridge Gallery exhibit Curator's Choice: Selections from the UH Museum Consortium

All lectures held in UHM Hamilton Library, Room 301 -- Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30 PM -- Free & Open to the Public

September 8: "Showing Off: Collecting and Displaying Knowledge at UH" and "Exhibitions: Concept, Planning and Design,"
September 29: "The UH Insect Museum, Hawaiian Agriculture and Conservation of Biodiversity: Dead men may tell no tales, but dead bugs do!" and "Digitizing Plant Biodiversity: The Consortium of Pacific Herbaria,"
October 6: "Illustrating the Far East," and "History of the Costume Museum at UH,"
October 20: "Conservation 'Hawaiian Style' at the Lyon Arboretum Hawaiian Rare Plant Program," and "Having Fun and Saving the Planet, One Tree at a Time!"
November 10: "Touching the Sound: The UHM Ethnomusicology Instrument Collection," and "Crossing Boundaries for Exhibition Collaborations,"
December 1: "Unique Species of the Waikiki Aquarium,"

Event Sponsor: Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, Office of Research Relations,
University of Hawaii at Manoa Library,
and the UH Museum Consortium, Manoa Campus
More Information: Teri Skillman, 956-8688,
Full program flyer

Library Workshops for Graduate students

Library Workshops

Find out about graduate student services at the library.


Edible Book Contest
Edible Book Contest Entry Form
Monday, April, 2011
Hamilton Library Sunny Alcove -- Time: Noon - 1:30 pm

To enter the Contest,(1) complete the Edible Book Entry Form,(2) bring a contribution for the Hawaii Food Bank (canned goods or $ donation), (3) bring your Edible Book to Hamilton Library between 8AM-11:30AM. Judging & Viewing from 12:00 - 1:00PM and 1:00-1:30PM will be Awards & Book Bites!

The spectacular diversity & vulnerability of Hawaii's native insects

Snail Eating Bug
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Rubinoff flier
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.

Talking Hawaii's Story: Oral Histories of an Island People

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Nishimoto flier
Michi Kodama-Nishimoto and Warren S. Nishimoto, Center for Oral History

Talking Hawaii's Story is the first major book in over a generation to present a rich sampling of the landmark work of Hawaii's Center for Oral History. Twenty-nine extensive oral histories introduce readers to the sights and sounds of territorial Waikiki, to the feeling of community in Palama, in Kona, or on the island of Lanai, and even to the experience of a German national interned by the military government after Pearl Harbor. The result is a collection that preserves Hawaii's social and cultural history through the narratives of the people who lived it - co-workers, neighbors, family members, and friends. [UH Press]

Ke Ala Pono: The Path of Justice

Oahu Ceded Lands
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

MacKenzie flier
Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie
Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law, William S. Richardson School of Law

The recent decisions of the Hawai'i Supreme Court show a willingness to open the courts to the Native Hawaiian community and to consider long-standing historical claims to lands and natural resources. In this talk, Prof. Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie will analyze the most recent decisions by the Court impacting the "ceded" lands trust, the Hawaiian Home Lands trust, and Native Hawaiian traditional and customary rights. She will also examine several cases working their way through the courts that could have a profound effect on the development of Native Hawaiian law.

Ke Kukini, Volume 15

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