Tag: Hawaii

‘Shark Tank’ for Language Apps

Next weekend, the Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center (Tech Center) in the College of Arts, Languages & Letters at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will be hosting its own virtual version of the popular TV show Shark Tank, in which five first-time entrepreneurs will be vying to create the best new product to fill a need in world...

Hawaiian Activist Refuses to Speak English in Court

A group of activists blocked the construction of a large telescope on a mountain that many Native Hawaiians hold sacred. Kahookahi Kanuha, one of three activists arrested, refused to speak English in court. “I'm trying to show that the language is alive,” Kanuha told NPR. “And it's about time that Hawaiian be truly recognized, at the very least, as an equal...

University of Hawaii Professor States “Korean is Scientifically Superior”

On Thursday, December 15, Professor Sohn Ho-min of the University of Hawaii stated in a news conference that he believed that Korean was the world’s most superior language. The conference was to honor Sohn, who received the 3rd Korea Foundation Award. The Korea Foundation, established in 1991, gives out the Korea Foundation award to scholars who have contributed to...
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