Friday, May 4, 2012

Departmental Student Awards Ceremony

We had a lovely Spring 2012 departmental student award ceremony this week, with delicious Thai food and lots of smiling faces.  Congratulations to our hard-working awardees! (Click the photos to enlarge)

The above photo shows the following award recipients (left to right):
Michael Newalu, Michael Kline, Elizabeth Schultz (with baby Bennett), Drew Gonrowski, Michael Johnson, Shirley Buchanan and Adam Witten.

Dean Thomas Bingham announced that Professor Romaniello is the 2012 recipient of the College of Arts and Humanities Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Board of Regents' Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

2011 – 2012 AWARDS

The Daniel Kwok Award for the Outstanding Teaching

- Tomoko Fukushima
- Alex Holowicki

The Donald Johnson Award for the Outstanding
Master’s Thesis

Adam Witten, “Seeds Deferred: Japanese Agrarian
Development, Rōnō and the Transformation Under

Betsy Schultz, “From the Nuremberg and Tokyo War
Crimes Trials to the International Criminal Court: The
Converging Paths of Great Britain and Germany”

The Donald Johnson Award for the Outstanding
Research Paper Produced in a Graduate Seminar
and First Runner-Up

Winner: Alex Holowicki, “Reel Connections:
Cosmopolitanism and the Amateur Cinema League”

First Runner Up: Shirley Buchanan, “Tracing
the Social Networks that Linked Oklahoma and Oahu,
Indigenous Destinies and American Trajectories in the
Nineteenth Century”

The Taraknath Das Prize for the Best Paper in Asian

History by a Graduate Student:

- Joshua Ku, “A Stubborn and Recalcitrant Ally: An
American Military Perspective on the US-KMT
Relationship During World War II”

The Barbara B. Peterson Award for Graduate Student
Excellence in American History

Co-Winners: Michael Newalu
Alex Holowicki

The Pacific Circle Editorial Award (granted to the
Editorial Assistant for the Bulletin of the Pacific Circle)

- Michael Kline

The Kuykendall Prize for the Best Paper by an
Undergraduate Student

- Troy Takahashi, “Toxic? Britney Spears and
Contemporary Cultural Discourse on American Girl

The John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship in History

- Drew Gonrowski
- Michael Johnson

Newby Fellowship

- Drew Gonrowski
- Lance Nolde

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Living History Day - May 19th

You are invited to the

U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii
and Hawaii Army Museum Society's
12th Annual

Living History Day

in honor of Armed Forces Day

Saturday, May 19th

U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, 
Fort DeRussy, Waikiki, parking available

Please see attached files for details and a map of the location