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College of Arts and Sciences Presents June 10 Downtown Speaker Event

Dr. James E. Caron to discuss

University of Hawaiʻi
Contact:
Karin Mackenzie, (808) 956-4051
College of Arts and Sciences
Tamara Goldbogen, (808) 956-5790
College of Arts and Sciences
Posted: Jun 3, 2004

The Colleges of Arts & Sciences of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa continue their Downtown Speakers Program with a lecture on June 10, 2004 by Dr. James E. Caron, Director of the Honors Program and Associate Professor of English. This free talk will be held from Noon to 1 p.m. at the American Savings Bank Tower, 1001 Bishop Street, 8th floor, Room 805. It is a brown-bag event so attendees are invited to bring their lunches.

In 1866, Sam Clemens arranged with the Sacramento Union, the most powerful newspaper in California, to visit the Hawaiian Islands and write travel letters for them in the characteristically humorous style of Mark Twain. This talk will address Clemens‘ tour of the islands, the letters he wrote as Mark Twain, and will be accompanied by pictures of Hawaiʻi, many of which are contemporaneous with his visit. Caron is currently writing a book on the early career of Mark Twain.

For more information, please call the Office of Community and Alumni Relations, Colleges of Arts & Sciences, 956-5790.

Upcoming Downtown Speakers Program Events:
Members of the community are invited to attend a series of free presentations especially planned for the downtown business community. These are sponsored by the Colleges of Arts & Sciences of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. All talks will be held from Noon to 1 p.m. at the American Savings Bank Tower, 1001 Bishop Street, 8th floor.

July 1, 2004 — "Renewing our Sense of Wonder: Teaching Philosophy to Children," Dr. Thomas Jackson, Director of Philosophy in the Schools Project and Associate Specialist of Philosophy

August 12, 2004 — "Can Dogs See Ghosts," Dr. Robert Liu, Professor of Chemistry