Protecting the remaining biological and cultural diversity of our planet is critical as we work toward building a sustainable future. Our 2010 Expedition to Borneo provided a unique and challenging real world education for students while simultaneously raising global awareness about the complex challenges facing Borneo. The 2011 Borneo Expedition will once again provide this real world education and awareness and will also add an action component where students work directly with the Wehea Dayak people to protect their forest.
See the links below for an opportunity to participate in an Ethnoecological Field School in Kalimantan this summer (May 16-June 29th 2011).
Plant Community Ecology:Assistant Professor, 9-month, position number 85414, UHM Coll of Nat Sci - Botany, (Manoa), full-time, tenure track, general funds, subject to position clearance and availability of funds, to begin August 1, 2011. Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active research program in Plant Community Ecology along with teaching duties that will include undergraduate and graduate courses in Botany, Ecology, and/or Ethnobotany. Minimum qualifications: A completed PhD in Botany or related field. Documented scholarly achievement. Desirable qualifications: Post-doctoral research. College or university teaching experience. Candidates with a documented interest in all aspects of plant community ecology, including ethnoecology, are encouraged to apply. Pay range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply: Submit a cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications along with statements of research and teaching interests and experience, three letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, and official transcripts. Copies of transcripts are acceptable but original required for hire.Application packets should be sent electronically to email@example.com by October 20, 2010 with hardcopies to follow to Dr. Tom A. Ranker, Chair, Department of Botany. Application address: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Botany Department, 3190 Maile Way, St. John 101, Honolulu, HI. 96822. Inquiries: Tom A. Ranker 808-956-3930 or email. Continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.
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Saturday, October 9, 2010,
UH Manoa main campus, on McCarthy "Mall," Honolulu, Hawai`i
Parking on street or on campus
UHM Ethnbotany will be participating this year!
Please come by our area and pick up your Polynesian Introduced coloring packet activity for the kids. We will also be featuring previous student work, presenting upcoming ethnobotanical opportunities and will also be available for general questions about the UHM Ethnbotany track. If you would like to receive a Polynesian Introduced plants coloring packet please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your snail mail address.
Mahalo nui loa!
The Kava Festival, also known in Hawai'i as the 'Awa Festival, features many aspects of 'awa as central to culture for Hawai'i and the Pacific Islands. The festival celebrates 'awa as an important and fundamental aspect of Hawaiian culture and a treasure for Hawai'i's people and the world.
Live local music from Hawai'i's hottest music groups, educational and cultural booths, 'awa sampling, 'awa plants, 'apu making workshop, preparation demos, pa'i'ai/poi pounding, food booths, and Hawai'i's 'awa serving bars and cafes will also be serving the public. In addition, a traditional Hawaiian kapu 'awa ceremony will be performed honoring VIPs who have made contributions in culture, education and science.
The festival we will also host a cultural and scientific talks in the 'awa garden on site.
Finally please enjoy our new t-shirt design courtesy of Bruce Chong, and other designs by Solomon Enos, Matthew "Chuna-Boy" Kaopio and Dietrich Varez. Sharpie pens and event posters will be available to collect your favorite performing artists' autograph.
I Maluhia ka Honua (So that the world may be at peace). We need your support.
The 'Awa Development Council
PO Box 26344
Honolulu HI 96825
(808) 395-3772 fax
(808) 256-5605 voice
2011 Conservation Ethnobiology
Kaua`i, Hawai`i, USA
Announcement Poster Attached
Application Deadline: October 15, 2010
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