The prestigious American Book Award has been bestowed on English Associate Professor Shawna Yang Ryan by the Before Columbus Foundation for her 2016 novel Green Island. Ryan also serves as the director of creative writing in the Department of English. The American Book Awards provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community. To read more…

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Communicating words, ideas, and concepts across cultures is critically important and highly valued in today’s global society. It should come as no surprise that translators and interpreters are in great demand. The Center for Interpretation & Translation Studies (CITS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is uniquely positioned and capable of teaching the skills…

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Chinese Language Flagship Program student Eileen Roco was one of two Flagship students to attend the Flagship Chinese Institute (FCI) at Indiana University this summer. The institute is an intensive program where students take the equivalent of two semesters of Chinese in eight weeks. Roco, who received a Flagship scholarship to attend the institute, is…

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