2 UH buildings to be renamed
They will honor past faculty members in education and music
The Board of Regents has approved the naming of two buildings at the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus after former faculty members.
Wist Annex 2 will be renamed in honor of emeritus College of Education Dean Hubert Everly and the ethnomusicology wing of the music complex will be named after retired professor Barbara Smith.
Built in 1966, Wist Annex 2 is located near University Avenue and Metcalf Street. The facility is one of two large office/classroom buildings that houses the academic program of the UH College of Education.
Everly played a key role in the development of the college, starting as a faculty member in 1947 and retiring in 1979 after serving for 23 years as dean.
Smith is a retired faculty member of the Music Department who began her career, specializing in ethnomusicology, at UH in 1949 and retired in 1982.
Immersing herself in Hawaii's multi-cultural environment, Smith became a leader in the then-emerging field of ethnomusicology. She took up the Japanese koto in 1955 and made research trips around the Pacific.
Smith has explored the curriculum of a conservatory in Inner Mongolia and has also completed and published Dorothy Kahanani Gillett's "The Queen's Songbook," a collection of Queen Liliuokalani's songs.