Chaminade University will host the Faculty Resource Network’s Winter 2013 Seminar Series from January 14-18.  Fifty faculty members from among the Network’s minority-serving schools will attend workshops focused on “The Pacific”: Pacific Geography, Pacific Island Peoples and Places, Pacific Literature and Film. While the workshops themselves are limited to selected faculty, each morning one of the seminar leaders will discuss the main ideas to be presented in their classes for all who are interested. For more information, call (808) 739-4663, or go to: or to
The open presentations with times and locations are listed below:

  • Pacific Island Peoples and Places
    Monday, Jan. 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    Mystical Rose Oratory

    Jerry Finan, co-director Pacific Island Development Program, East West Center, Hawaii
  • Pacific Island Biodiversity
    Tuesday, Jan. 15, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
    Ching Conference Center

    Eleanor Sterling, director of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and Ana Luz Porzecanski, associate director for capacity development at the AMNH’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation and director of the Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners.
  • Pacific Literature and Film
    Wednesday, Jan. 16, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
    Ching Conference Center

    Vilsoni Hereniko, scholar, playwright, and filmmaker, University of the South Pacific and Jeannette Paulson Hereniko, producer/writer/director of Pacific films and founder of the Hawaii international Film Festival.
  • The Pacific
    Thursday, Jan. 17, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
    Ching Conference Center.

    Governor Neil Abercrombie, State of Hawaii.
  • In addition:
    Free Public Symposium: Focus on Programs that Help Minority Students Successfully Attend and Graduate from College

    Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 4 to 5 p.m.
    Clarence T.C. Ching Conference Center

    Features as panelists five presidents from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Kamehameha Schools representative.
    Symposium Moderator:
      Ron Robin, Ph.D., professor of media, culture and communication; senior vice provost for planning at NYU; and senior vice provost for NYU Abu Dhabi
    Symposium Panelists:

    Dorothy Cowser Yancy
    , Ph.D., President, Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C.
    Larry Earvin
    , Ph.D., President, Huston-Tillotson College in Austin, Texas
    Billy Hawkins
    , Ph.D., President, Talladega College in Talladega, Ala.
    Beverly Hogan
    , M.S., President, Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Miss.
    Haywood Strickland
    , Ph.D., President, Wiley College in Marshall, Texas
    Shawn Malia Kana‘iaupuni
    , Ph.D., Division Director, Public Education Support, Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, Hawaii

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 9681, which is its main campus. It also has nine satellite locations around Oahu. Chaminade University is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and looks forward to increased opportunities to promote environmental sustainability. For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at or call (808) 735-4711. ###

Calendar Advisory –HONOLULU–January 11, 2013   
Media Contact — Kapono Ryan
(808) 735-4797