Micronesian Area Research Center
The Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC) announces as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, it is hosting "A Taste of History" fundraising event on November 30, 2017 at the Guam Museum. Tickets are $50 each with proceeds going towards the development and publication of Guam History books. MARC currently has three book ideas (from a general to a contemporary history to a comparative history) that they would love to invest in. Its goal is to net $15,000.
This "Tasting" event will highlight recipes from the 1930s Guam Recorder (a widely
circulated pre-war monthly news magazine) that Chef John Fernandez from B&G Pacific
will recreate for us. We will entice our guests with up to ten different Tuba cocktails
developed by mixologist, Shawn Nededog and if that's not enough to enhance our evening,
local entertainer, Mr. Candy Taman and his grandson, also Candy Taman, along with
Danny de leon Guerrero will perform for us. Plus, the French artist “Paul Jacoulet:
Visions of Micronesia and Asia” exhibit will be open for our guests to see and appreciate.
This promises to be a night of good food, drinks and entertainment all for a great
Tickets can also be purchased through the University of Guam Endowment Foundation website.
For more information please contact LaVonne Guerrero-Meno at (671) 735-2150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On March 12, 2014, at the initiative of Mrs. Denise Hertslet, Mrs. Donna Kloppenburg, President of the Guam Council of Women’s Clubs of Guam, and representatives of the fifteen women organizations on Guam launched the Women in History Archives at the Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC) at the University of Guam. They presented their organizations’ records and a donation of $423.00 to contribute with the processing expenses. The records will be archived and available at the Manuscripts Collection at MARC.
“The RFT MARC was set up so that there was a place within Micronesia for the people of the islands to do research about their own histories. The donation of these materials will provide islanders with valuable information about the various women who were instrumental in making these organizations successful and will be important to researchers looking not only at the history of the women organizations but the history of the island and the region," said Dr. Monique Storie, MARC Director.
University of Guam graduate students Rudy Villaverde, Katherine Cure, and Robert Yangerluo
each received a graduate scholarship during the Charter Day Dinner held in March 2010
to pursue various research projects. Villaverde plans to do research on the connection
between ancient Chamorro cave paintings and star constellations. Cure is studying
the behavior of lionfish in the Caribbean Sea and in the Pacific Ocean in the waters
off Guam and Columbia to determine the reasons behind differing behavior. Yangerluo
will pursue research regarding the relationship between Yapese proper and outer islanders
as it relates to land conflicts. All three are pursuing their Master of Art in Micronesian
Studies. Pictured are Villaverde and Cure.
During the annual MARC Charter Day Dinner held in March 2010, Emily Johnston, Father
Francis Hezel, and the late Carlos Taitano were all recognized for their contributions
to the University of Guam Richard F. Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center, and
for their contributions to the body of knowledge about the region. Pictured below
are the family of the late Carlos Taitano, Johnston, and Father Hezel.