Center for Professional Development presents spring 2016 brown bag lecture series

Brown bag lecture series

UPDATE as of 2/3/16: New brown bag lecture series March and April events have been added to this article.

This spring, the UH West Oʻahu Center for Professional Development presents a brown bag lecture series for faculty, lecturers, and specialists across disciplines to share their research with the UHWO ʻohana. All events will be held in the Classroom Building, D104.

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, 12:30-1:50 p.m., D104

Aloha Ai/na: Relationships of Land and Literature, Food and Amphibians with Dr. Leilani Basham

Associate Professor of Hawaiian Pacific Studies Leilani Basham will explore the relationships between “ai” and “aina” and their myriad meanings, including ʻai, ai, aina, and ʻāina. Specifically, this analysis will be grounded in the moʻolelo (histories, literatures) relating to four moʻo akua (amphibian, reptile deities) from the island of Oʻahu.

Nazi Appropriation of Aloha in Klaus Mehnert’s The XXth Century
with Dr. Alan Rosenfeld

Associate Professor of History Alan Rosenfeld will discuss the rhetorical strategies at play in the Nazi wartime magazine The XXth Century, produced by former University of Hawai‘i professor Klaus Mehnert in Japanese-occupied Shanghai.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, noon-1:20 p.m., D104

Childhood and Pethood: Representation, Subjectivity, and the Cultural Politics of Power with Dr. Anna Feuerstein and Dr. Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo

Foregrounding the ethical and political implications of the manifold alignments of children and pets in society and culture, UH Mānoa Assistant Professor of English Anna Feuerstein and UH West Oʻahu Assistant Professor of English Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo critically investigate the positioning of these subjects as dependent on and inferior to their adult human counterparts.

Smells Like Stars with Dr. David N. Odhiambo

Assistant Professor of English David N. Odhiambo will discuss his work Smells Like Stars, an existentialist work of magic realism.

Friday, March 11, 11 a.m.-noon, D146

Library Website Redesign with Sara Aiello, Pearl DeSure, and Alphie Garcia

Learn how UH West Oʻahu Public Services Librarian Sara Aiello, Public Services Librarian Pearl DeSure, and Information Resources and Collection Management Librarian Alphie Garcia developed the library website using feedback from students and faculty, while incorporating recent design techniques, and tying themes together with a discovery layer.

Friday, April 8, 3-4:30 p.m., D146

“The Business of Staying Young” with Wojciech Lorenc

Join us for a screening of the documentary “The Business of Staying Young,” followed by a question and answer session with the Director and UH West Oʻahu Assistant Professor of Creative Media, Wojciech Lorenc.

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