Know your (copy)rights

Copyright and academia will be the focus of this week’s presentation in the Honolulu CC library.
Cory Lenz,from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Law School Library, will give legal guidance on copyright and discuss the uses that students and faculty can make of copyrighted materials.
Those in attendance will learn the finer points of the Fair Use Doctrine and the Library Exception and will have a clearer sense of how their own uses of copyrighted materials (i.e. course reserves, courses packs, document uploads to course management systems, photocopying) comply with the law.
The session will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 in the library.

Bake sale on Monday

Bring your appetite to campus on Monday, Sept. 17, because that’s the day of the annual faculty bake sale to benefit the Aloha United Way.
Among the items that will be available are shortbread cookies, pumpkin Mochi, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Energy Bars, Mini Cupcakes, Cherry Tarts, Granola Bars, Butter Mochi, Li Hing Pineapple Slices, Caramel & Chocolate Cake Slices and Lemon Bars
The sale runs from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (or whenever supplies run out) next to The Hub on the campus mall.

Storm approaches, stay alert

The University of Hawaii officials are urging students to closely monitor news reports and their UH alerts as Tropical Storm Olivia approaches the islands.

If the storm remains on track, it could bring tropical storm conditions to Oahu by Wednesday morning.

So far there are no known plans to close school because of the storm, but UH officials say it is of vital importance that all students, faculty and staff keep informed of the latest
developments and prepare for the possibility of the need to shelter in place or move to a public

As Olivia progresses, each campus will make decisions on whether to close or reopen classes and
activities depending on local conditions.

All members of the UH community are urged to sign up for UH Alert to receive emergency text alerts:

Voice your opinion on campus

The Student Government wants to know what’s on your mind.
All this week, as part of Free Speech week, you’ll find bulletin boards around campus asking you to share what you think. You can also find Student Government tabling at various locations so you can share more of your thoughts as well as get information on how to register to vote!
And there are two special events:
From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the student lounge, students can join a hand print project of the American flag, and while there get their questions about joining student government answered.
And from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 on Thursday, again in the student lounge, students can write anything they want on campus — equal rights, lower tuition, etc. — on the Free Speech paper.

Tell it to your teacher

Ever want to tell your teacher what you really think? The Wo Learning Champions on campus has a new project that allows you to do just that.

Starting this week, students will have the opportunity leave anonymous and honest feedback for their teachers on a website. They can share their likes, dislikes, needs, wants, concerns or suggestions. The information they share will help the college and the system to identify areas of need so that they can be addressed.

The link for students to share their comments online is

The group will also be setting up big free speech boards and a free speech box at locations around the campus.

Conservation talk Wednesday in library

Learn about conservation in Hawaiʻi and how you can get involved with a talk from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today (Wednesday in the library)

Representatives of different conservation organizations will share how their organization helps protect and restore Hawaiʻi’s natural resources, how they got started in conservation, and conservation opportunities you can get involved with.

Here are the details:

Presenter: Hawaii Conservation Alliance
When: Wednesday, September 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Library (Building 7, 1st Floor)