Library alumni remember flood, in costume
UHAA’s Library and Information Science chapter held its Fall Alumni Social at the LIS Program at Hamilton Library to commemorate the Oct. 30, 2004, flood and Halloween. More than 50 alumni, faculty, current students and friends reconnected and caught up with each other as they enjoyed ice cream and a special presentation of anime episodes highlighting diverse subjects by Hillary W. Chang (MLIS ’92), graphic novel/animation specialist for the Hawai‘i State Public Library System. The LIS alumni group holds two events per year, one in fall and the other in spring.
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Patricia Ann Polansky receives Medal of
Pushkin from Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov,
Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs
(Russia), on Nov. 11 at Hamilton Library.
Patricia Ann Polansky (BA ’67, MLIS ’69 Mānoa), a librarian and Russian bibliographer in UH Mānoa’s Hamilton Library, was bestowed with a rare honor for an American: She was presented with the Medal of Pushkin from the Russian government during a presentation ceremony at Hamilton Library on Nov. 11.
The Medal of Pushkin is awarded for achievements in the fields of culture, education, human sciences, literature and art. It recognizes great contributions to the study and preservation of the cultural heritage of that country, or for the promotion of cultural exchange. Of the 650 previous Medal of Pushkin recipients from 70 countries, only one U.S. citizen is a past awardee (in 2007). MORE
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Paula Mochida (MLIS ’73, MEd ’84 Mānoa), UH Mānoa Interim University Librarian, is retiring at the end of December 2011 after 40-plus years of service to the university. Congratulations on your retirement!