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Puakea Nogelmeier this Friday @ Leeward


The Library and Hawaiian Studies Program are honored to host Dr. Puakea Nogelmeier, distinguished scholar, UH Professor of Hawaiian Language and a former Leeward student.

As Executive Director of Awaiaulu, Dr. Nogelmeier is the instrumental force behind the digitization of Hawaiian language legacy materials.  His organization has made previously difficult to access Hawaiian language newspapers available to researchers and the general public.  Recently, Awaiaulu donated to the Library a beautifully illustrated two-volume set of the Ka Mo’olelo o Hi’iakaikapoliopele which originally appeared in serialized form in a newspaper published in 1906.  Dr. Nogelmeier translated the text from Hawaiian to English.

Dr. Nogelmeier will discuss his scholarship and journey from Leeward student to UHM professor. Please join us in welcoming back Dr. Nogelmeier to Leeward.  Help us promote this special event by forwarding this post to your students.  Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, November 7, 2014

11am – 12pm

Ka ‘Imi ‘Ike Lecture Hall

(2nd floor) – ED201A/B


Watch this TEDx video to hear Dr. Nogelmeier discuss the legacy of Hawaiian language newspapers:

Puakea Nogelmeier is a Professor of Hawaiian language at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, where he has taught for 28 years. His BAs in Hawaiian language and Anthropology, his MA in Pacific Islands Studies and PhD in Anthropology were all completed at UH, while beyond the university, he trained for decades in learning Hawaiian language, traditional dance, chant and literature.  He has gone through formal training and ceremonial graduation (ʻūniki) as both a dancer (ʻōlapa) and a teacher of the dance (kumu hula). A prolific composer of Hawaiian poetry in both traditional and modern styles, his compositions are widely published and recorded.

Contacts:  Tracie Losch and Wayde Oshiro

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