Saturday, April 26, 2008

News from the Chair

The LIS Program is sad to announce the passing of Professor Emerita Therese Bissen Bard (1926-2008) who taught for almost two dozen years at the University of Hawaii Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (which later became the UH Manoa LIS Program). We will post an memorial note by Dr. Knuth shortly.

"Memorials may be given to Franciscan Skemp Cancer Center, La Crosse, which is related to the Mayo Health Care System."

In happier news, congratulations to alumna and UH Manoa School of Communications Professor Beverly Keever, Ph.D., MLIS, MSJ received the College of Social Sciences Award for Excellence in Application for her book News Zero: The New York Times and The Bomb, which peels back "the shroud of secrecy covering the devastating impact of U.S. Pacific nuclear weapons tests on the Pacific Islanders" and for her "tireless endeavors to promote open government in Hawai'i."

Congratulations also to our alumni and former colleagues at Chaminade University of Honolulu on the lovely new Sullivan Family Library. A few of us were able to enjoy the dedication ceremonies.

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