Monday, August 22, 2011

University of Hawaii Center for Korean Studies: "Modern Perspective on Ancient East Asian Texts"

We've learned that the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Center for Korean Studies will hold an international workshop entitled Modern Perspective on Ancient East Asian Texts.

It is scheduled for September 15-16, 2011 in the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium.

The workshop will host four major specialists in ancient East Asian texts:
1) Pr
of. Ross King from the UBC,
2) Pr
of. Moriyo Shimabukuro from the University of the Ryukyus,
3) Pr
of. Mehmet Ölmez from the Istanbul Yildiz Teknik University,
4) Dr
. Stefan Georg from the University of Bonn.

Prof. Haeree Park and Prof. Alexander Vovin will also give presentations.

During the two days of the workshop, all presenters will give lectures on a variety of subjects related to ancient East Asian texts and languages (please refer to the flyer and tentative program in the attachment for the details).

is workshop is open to the public.

Registration is free of charge, but attendees must register to participate due to the limited capacity of the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium, where the workshop will be held.

If you are interested in participating, pl
ease register online no later than noon on September 5, 2011.

Monday, August 15, 2011

History Education Does Not Have to be Dull...

As summer winds down and a new school year is set to begin I was reminded that some still seem intent on making history as dull a subject as possible. Why? Is it burnout? Has the teaching of history lost its luster to some?

“I have come to a frightening conclusion,” wrote Haim Ginott in Between Teacher and Child. “I am the decisive element in the classroom. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher I possess tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations it is my response that decides whether crisis will be escalated or de-escalated, and a child humanized or dehumanized.”

Something to think about...

Jeffrey Bingham Mead, Director and Co-Founder
History Education Hawaii, Inc.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Oral History Symposium: University of Hawaii at Manoa Center for Japanese Studies

We received word that the University of Hawaii at Manoa Center for Japanese Studies is co-sponsoring an international symposium:

Sunday, August 28 from 8:30am to 6:30pm in Physical Sciences 217.
The event is free and open to the public.


Panel I: Purpose of the Symposium – 9:15-9:45am
  • Yoshiyuki Asahi (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
Panel II: Oral history records in Hawaiʻi – 9:50am-12:00pm
  • Warren Nishimoto and Michiko Nishimoto (UH Oral History Project)
  • Brian Niiya(Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i)
  • Yosihiko Sinoto (Bishop Museum)
Panel III: History of Japanese immigrants and oral records – 1:30-2:10pm
  • Kosuke Harayama (National Museum of Japanese History)
Panel IV: Influence of Japanese language in Hawaiʻi – 2:10-2:50pm

Gavin Furukawa (UH Dept. of Second Language Studies)
  • Mie Hiramoto (National University of Singapore)
Panel V: Research based on oral history data – 3:20-4:50pm
  • Katie Drager (UH Dept. of Linguistics)
  • Timothy J. Vance (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fourth Annual Asia Pacific Leadership Luncheon Lecture Series

Asia Pacific College Presents:
The Leadership Luncheon Lecture Series
Lecture: _Twenty-One Days_
September 7, 2011

You are invited to the fourth Asia Pacific College Leadership Luncheon Lecture Series. These lectures are meant to give you a chance to learn more about leadership styles and issues in the Asia-Pacific region, just in the time it takes to eat lunch.

Our fourth scheduled speaker will be Henk B. Rogers, founder and chairman of Blue Planet Software, Inc, speaking on the importance of changing Hawaii_s energy profile so it uses reliable, environmentally sustainable sources to replace oil.

Twenty-One Days

That is how long we would have before life in Hawaii went from comfort to chaos, if we ran out of stored oil because re-supply lines had been cut off. This presentation will explore the ways that Hawaii must change its energy game in a world of changing economies, changing world order, and changing climate, and shows that Hawaii has the opportunity to set an example for the globe in clean energy, with the help of the Blue Planet Foundation.

Henk B. Rogers is a Dutch-born computer game designer and entrepreneur, best known for bringing Tetris to the United States and world markets. Currently, Rogers leads multiple software companies, and is the founder of the Blue Planet Foundation, whose mission is to end the use of carbon based fuel in the world, starting with Hawaii. Rogers currently serves on multiple boards including, among others, the Hawaii Science and Technology Council/Institute and The East-West Center Foundation.

Come and join us for a good lunch and a fascinating talk on September 7, 2011!

Future speakers will include academic, business, and government professionals with proven expertise in their fields. We hope you will be able to attend what promises to be an interesting and informative series of talks.

Place: The Willows Restaurant
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Call for Papers - 10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education


A Call for Papers was issued for the 10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. The conference is co-sponsored by Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology; the University of Louisville - Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods; New Horizons in Education - The Journal of Education; Hong Kong Teachers' Association; and the California State University, East Bay - Educational Leadership Program.

The 10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education will be held from January 5 (Thursday) to January 8, (Sunday), 2012 at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The conference will provide many opportunities for academicians and professionals from education related fields to interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines. Cross-disciplinary submissions with other fields are welcome.

Topic Areas (All Areas of Education are Invited):*Academic Advising and Counseling*Art Education *Adult Education *Business Education *Counselor Education *Curriculum, Research and Development *Distance Education *Early Childhood Education *Educational Administration *Educational Foundations *Educational Measurement and Evaluation*Educational Psychology *Educational Technology *Education Policy and Leadership*Elementary Education*ESL/TESL *Health Education *Higher Education*Human Resource Development*Indigenous Education*Kinesiology & Leisure Science*Language Education *Mathematics Education*Music Education *Reading Education*Rural Education *Science Education*Secondary Education *Social Studies Education*Special Education*Student Affairs *Teacher Education *Cross-disciplinary areas of Education*Other Areas of Education

Submitting a Proposal/Paper: You may submit your paper/proposal by following the instructions on our website. To make a submission, and for detailed information about submitting see this link.