Archive for July, 2013

Aloha all! Join HawaiiSlam, a non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing poets from the islands and running the nationally certified First Thursdays slam poetry competition:  

This Thursday (August 1st) for a mind-expanding installment of First Thursdays at Fresh Cafe!!  As always, this HawaiiSlam show will be hosted by Kealoha and will feature:

— Seth Walker, the 4th ranked poet in the world via the Individual World Poetry Slam.  He has been on a non-stop tour since 2007, and has performed at nearly every major venue in the country including Da Poetry Lounge (Hollywood, CA), The Green Mill (Chicago, IL), & The Nuyorican (New York, NY).
— A “No Rules” Slam. Team pieces, musical accompaniment, cover poems, props, etc are ALLOWED (poets/performers please see note at the bottom of this email). This is the last “No Rules” slam of the summer (we start our official slam qualifier season in September), so come witness the creative artistry!!
— Turntable Sorcery by DJ Nick (KTUH)
— Live painting by the resident artists (past artists include Solomon Enos, Erin McCullough, Kimi Werner, The Storekeeper, Dhyana Zagri, Stanstill, Nabahe, Wes Ka`uhane, Neal Uno, Pancho Abalos, Mike Fresh, Manny P, Patti Bruce, Aaron Char, Mark Agnir, Jeff Lum, Samantha Goldman, Earl Washington, Clinton “Clean” Haness, Carol Tagawa, TJ Howe, Nikila Badua, Jeremiah Skurtu, Sarah Hodges, Hanam Mun, and Risa Oram)
First Thursdays (August 1st)
$100 Slam Poetry Competition & Open Mic
LOCATION: Fresh Cafe
831 Queen Street (between Ward Avenue and Cooke Street)
Doors & Poet Sign-In 7:30pm, Show 8:30pm
$3 before 8:30pm, $5 after
Phone: (808) 387-9664

Poets/performers: you will only need one piece to compete, as we will only be doing one round of performances. The three-minute rule is still in effect. You do not have to break the rules to get up on the mic, but just know that you can (poet selection will be primarily random as usual). There will be 3 microphones, a CD player, a DJ with his/her equipment, a 1/8” cord for mp3 players and other audio devices, and one 1/4″ cord to plug in basic instruments. If you have more sound requirements, bring your own equipment to make it happen. That being said, you have 30 seconds to set up… do not make us wait for you!! You can be in more than one piece if you are helping someone else out with theirs.


Check out issue 3:

FlashForward-Friday is a weekly digest of opportunities related to academia (scholarships, internships, jobs) and na mea Hawaii. 
It is a joint effort by Hawaiian Islands Science and SACNAS-Ilima UH Manoa Chapter. The information provided is compiled from a number of listserves and people who want to connect you to opportunities. Please share! If you have any questions about a particular item, please direct them to the point-of-contact listed in the opportunity.

FlashForward-Friday is a weekly digest of opportunities related to academia (scholarships, internships, jobs) and na mea Hawaii. Check out issue 1:
It is a joint effort by Hawaiian Islands Science and SACNAS-Ilima UH Manoa Chapter. The information provided is compiled from a number of listserves and people who want to connect you to opportunities. Please share! If you have any questions about a particular item, please direct them to the point-of-contact listed in the opportunity.

Job Opportunity: 13 PhD Fellowships

Fellowships are available for 13 PhD fellowships within the Mermaid network.

MERMAID (Microbial Resource Management and Engineering to Close the Urban Water Cycle), is coordinated by DTU (the Technical University of Denmark), and involves partners in Belgium (Gent University), UK (Newcastle University), Portugal (New University of Lisbon), and Switzerland (EAWAG/ETH) as well as private partners.

By joining the network, you will become part of an exciting research endeavor at the interface of molecular biology, ecology, microbiology, and environmental engineering. You will have the opportunity to develop new skills, under the guidance of accomplished supervisors and in interaction with the other PhD fellows.

The fellowship comprises a competitive salary and travel allowances.

Starting date: January 1st, 2014. Duration: 36 months


  • You are required to hold a less than 5 year old Master degree in microbiology, ecology, environmental engineering or in other related field.
  • You must have a good command of English as this is the common language of the network
  • You can only apply to a project which is hosted in a country in which you did not reside or carry your main activity (such as work or study) for more than 12 months in the last 3 years. This excludes short stays such as holidays or compulsory national service.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply as Mermaid strives to achieve gender balance and promote women’s involvement in research.

For more details, please visit  the websites listed below –

MERMAID website:
MERMAID  recruiting website:

Aloha all!

Please check out this great opportunity to talk story with Kanoena Richardson as she shares about Hawaiian spiritrual beliefs and na ‘aumakua this Thursday, July 18, 6:30pm at Na Mea Hawai’i Bookstore.

See flyer for complete details:


For more information, email Kanoena at

Ka Wai Ola: Iulai (July) 2013

 Check out this month’s issue of Ka Wai Ola – The Living Water of OHA at

OHA – Ka Wai Ola, Iulai (July) 2013

On this month’s cover:

Walking in the ‘Valley of the Priests’, Page 18

Above, a sign beckons visitors driving along Kamehameha Highway. – Photo: Hugh Gentry

Loan program buoys businesses, Page 5

A high-tech view of land connections, Page 6

Shaping young lives through paddling, Page 23

Social Science Research Institute. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) and the Division of Conservation and R…esource Enforcement (DOCARE), Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

Monthly Salary RANGE: $3,222-3,583/Mon.

Duties: Provide project planning, research, training and evaluation related to the Makai Watch Strategic Plan. Research and prepare background documents. Investigate and evaluate a framework for drafting and reviewing marine resource rules as part of community stewardship plans. Train Makai Watch communities on program standards, effective communication, and protocols.

Primary Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Planning, or a related field.

Experience: Three (3) or more years of work experience in conservation, community development, or other relevant field, and working with a variety of stakeholders in Hawaii, including communities and government agencies. A Master’s Degree in Natural Resource Management, Planning, Public Policy, Justice Administration, or related field can be substituted for one (1) year of work experience.

Abil/Know/Skills: Understanding of the resource management landscape of Hawaii. Ability to speak and write clearly, including the ability to analyze and clearly explain data, draft proposals, and draft reports requiring minimal review and editing. Demonstrated proficiency with highly detailed work. Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced, flexible environment without intensive supervision. Proficiency with the Microsoft Office package; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to be a positive team player. Ability to remain clam under pressure while effectively meeting deadlines and ability to be flexible with changing aspects and needs of job. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Physical/Medical Requirements: Ability to travel to the neighbor islands (including car rentals) for meetings at short notice as needed (possibly 15% of time).

SECONDARY Qualifications: Knowledge of current trends and strategies in conservation enforcement and community-based resource management.

Inquiries: Charissa Minato 277-4710 (Oahu)

Application Requirements: Please go to, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.

Closing Date: July 9, 2013. EEO/AA Employer.

Seeking a motivated M.S. student to join my lab in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM). Thesis work will link biology with physical models to explore questions of connectivity and genetic divergence in wide-ranging pelagic copepods. Applicants must be self-motivated and hard working, with good written and verbal communication skills.  A solid background in oceanography, biology, mathematics or a related field is ideal.  Past programming experience is highly desirable (e.g. R, Matlab).  Starting date is January 2014.

The Neuheimer Lab for Biological Oceanography ( is focused on quantitative ecology of fish and zooplankton.  Lab research interests include characterizing environmental and human impacts on different aspects of growth, life history, distribution, etc., and consolidating findings through the development of new modeling tools.  The Neuheimer Lab is located in the Department of Oceanography at UHM’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST, 

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Anna Neuheimer at with a statement of interest, CV, and transcript/GRE scores before formally applying through the Department of Oceanography ( ; deadline: 1 August).


Original post: (Anna Neuheimer)