In 1907 Hawai i's fledgling College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, boasting an enrollment of five students and a staff of twelve, opened in a rented house on Young Street. The hastily improvised college, and the university into which it grew, owed its existence to the initiative of Native Hawaiian legislators, the advocacy of a Caucasian newspaper editor, the petition of an Asian American bank cashier, and the energies of a president and faculty recruited from Cornell University in distant Ithaca, New York. Today, nearly a century later, some 50,000 students are enrolled yearly at ten campuses--in a unique system of community colleges and professional schools. Malamalama: A History of t...
Conceived in the early 1990s by Frank T. Inouye, who served as the first director of what was to become the University of Hawai'i-Hilo, this is the history of the institution over fifty years, from 1952 to 1993.
Explores the social consequences of macro-economic reform introduced in Vietnam more than a quarter of a century ago through a focus on young women graduates who hope to find success in Ho Chi Minh City's growing graduate labour market.
A large-format atlas includes 250 geographical, topographical, and reference maps; 215 color photographs, charts, and graphs; an introduction to Hawaiian place names; and essays on the state's physical, biological, cultural, and social environment. Simultaneous. UP.
Describes the physical characteristics, migration, and life cycle of the Kolea or Pacific golden plover, which spends part of its year on the tundra of western Alaska and the remaining months in Hawaii.
The author has done on-site research at almost every site mentioned in the book. Many of the 476 illustrations are the author's own photographs. Many of the sites and structures discussed in this book were unknown 20 years ago; the majority has never been published in a Western language.
The Russian influence in Hawaii is examined, including how Russian traders used Fort Elisabeth as a staging ground for their economic and social relations with native Hawaiians. The first half of the nineteenth century set the stage for Hawaii's cultural transformation in the wake of European and Russian contact.
The long-awaited third edition of the Atlas of Hawai'i, like its predecessor, promises to be "noteworthy for its completeness, meticulous scholarship, and colorful format" (American Reference Books Annual). Entirely revised in content and design, the Atlas presents the Hawaiian Islands in a larger format than before. The volume is divided into six sections, five of which are abundantly illustrated. The first contains detailed reference maps with place names for towns, mountains, bays, harbors, and other features; geographical descriptions of the State and the main islands; and an introduction to Hawaiian place names. This is followed by four sections on the physical, biotic, cultural, and so...