Congratulations to Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio who received the 2017 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. Osorio, a PhD candidate in English, is one of only 38 individuals to receive the fellowship among the national competitors. The coveted Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship supports the final year of dissertation writing and defense by providing a $25,000 stipend to individuals…

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What do you get when you combine an American singer, a Korean-Japanese guitarist, an American-Japanese bassist, and a Japanese drummer? For Junichi Yagi, the answer is: Inspiration. Playing drums in a band with work colleagues may not be a natural pathway to become a Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship recipient, but it was for Yagi. He…

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Linguistics Professor Bob Blust Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award   On May 12, 2017, Bob Blust, professor in the Department of Linguistics, was awarded the Linguistics Lifetime Achievement in Research Award for his contributions to our understanding of human language, and the Austronesian language family in particular. The Vice Chancellor for Research of UH Mānoa,…

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