Noted artist and researcher to spend semester at UH Hilo

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Date: Friday, January 6, 2012
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

A researcher and artist with a background in art of the Pacific region is currently visiting the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Dr. Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris, director of Connecting Human Origin and Cultural Diversity for the College of Education and Anthropology Department at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO, will spend the spring semester conducting research in Hawaiʻi. Lewis-Harris has focused much of her previous work on Papua New Guinea, Palau, and urban Australia and will teach a special topics course through the UH Hilo Art Department program, Art 394: The Arts of Oceania, and a section of Art 101: Introduction to Visual Art.

“We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Lewis-Harris and her husband Gene to the community,” said Art Department Chair and Professor Michael Marshall. “Her expertise in Pacific Island art should be of great interest given our growing population of students from Oceania.”

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