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(Honolulu, HAWAI’I) – University of Hawai’i Assistant Professor Dr. Fa’anofo Lisa Uperesa will deliver the keynote speech at the Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance spring signing, Wednesday, April 17. at the Elks Club Lodge 616 in Waikiki.

In a press statement issued yesterday, PIAA says it hosts the only state-wide signing event in the U.S. during the spring. Twenty-five students are registered to sign letters of intent and scholarship agreements April 17.

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(MANOA)--Messages in Samoan, Tongan and Hawaiian can expect to be seen among multilingual preservation posters that are in the works for Preservation Week at Hamilton Library, April 23-27.

The theme is “Pass It On." To mark this week, the Library will offer a series of special activities set for 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 23 through Saturday, April 27 in the first floor lobby.

The multilingual posters will...

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(HONOLULU) – The University of Hawai‘i has vital responsibilities for the first space launch from the State of Hawai‘i, which is scheduled for October 2013. When the Super Strypi missile takes flight from the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kaua‘i, it will be carrying a satellite designed by University of Hawai‘i faculty and students. UH will have also played a significant role in getting that satellite into space.

President M.R.C. Greenwood said, “Hawai‘i is located...

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(MEDIA RELEASE)—Are we still moving, as Albert Wendt called for in 1976, ‘Towards a New Oceania’? Has this new Oceania turned tides and become a ‘niu’ Oceania? In what ways and for what purposes? Wendt’s seminal treatise on the development of Pacific Arts and Criticism lay an elemental foundation for those in the Pacific to develop their creative and critical voices in a post-colonial (where ‘post’ means ‘before’, ‘during’ and ‘after’ colonialism...

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(Honolulu, HAWAII)--Punahou inside linebacker Isaac Savaiinaea has two goals at UCLA: to make an impact and to represent Hawai'i well.

Two name cards -- one bearing Texas A & M -- and another bearing UCLA -- marked Isaac's place on the signing table during yesterday's Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance (PIAA) signing event held at the Sheraton Waikiki. PIAA, a non-profit organization that exclusively serves students from Hawaii and American Samoa hosts the single largest signing...

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(Honolulu, HAWAI'I Feb. 6, 2013)–Isaac Savaiinaea and 57 standout high school athletes are set to sign today when Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance (PIAA) hosts its 9th Annual National Letter of Intent (NLI) signing, the single largest signing event in the United States.

Athletes will sign 7 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time at the Sheraton Waikiki.

Sponsors of the event are: the Sheraton Waikiki, The James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation, Downtown Athletic Club Hawaii, Under...

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(Honolulu, HAWAII)--Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance (PIAA) will host its 9th Annual National Letter of Intent (NLI) signing day event, the single largest signing event in the nation, on Feb. 6, 2013 at the Sheraton Waikiki. About 30 high school seniors are expected to sign to play college sports.

The event is sponsored by the Sheraton Waikiki, The James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation, Downtown Athletic Club Hawaii, Under Armour, Hawaii Bowl...

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by Tautalatala staff

Thirty-one student athletes signed Letters of Intent in Hawaii on a National Signing Day event hosted by the Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance. PIAA, headed by Doris Sullivan, is a 501c3 non-profit organization that exclusively assists student-athletes from the Aloha State and American Samoa in finding and securing collegiate sports scholarships. The early signing took place at the Elks Club (Lodge No. 616) in Waikiki.

Two (perhaps more) of the...

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(MEDIA RELEASE—Washington D.C.) – Congressman Faleomavaega, Wednesday, Nov. 14, hosted participants from the Boys and Girls Club of American Samoa (BGCAS) who were in Washington, D.C. as part of a partnership program with the Close Up Foundation.  The group includes 10 students grade seven through high school and three chaperones.

The 10 students from American Samoa joined approximately 200 students representing over 20 Boys and Girls Clubs from across the nation during this week’s...

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(MEDIA RELEASE) -- Congressman Faleomavaega today offered his congratulations to Dr. Fa’anofo Lisa Claire Uperesa who has joined the faculty of the University of Hawaii at Manoa as Assistant Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies.

In a press statement the Congressman says he is “very proud of Dr. Uperesa” and congratulates her for her “outstanding academic accomplishments.”

“Dr. Uperesa’s success exemplifies a new...

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