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Summer flooding expected after water levels break 112-year record

The highest water levels of the summer are expected around the upcoming peak astronomic tides of the year, known as “king tides,” occurring over a few days around May 26, June 23 and July 21 in Hawaiʻi. These may produce flooding events similar to what occurred in late April, and University of Hawaiʻi researchers say summer will provide a glimpse …

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Teaching Oceania releases third iBook in series

Teaching Oceania is a new publication series created with the collaboration of scholars from around the Pacific region to address the need for appropriate literature for undergraduate Pacific Islands Studies students throughout Oceania. The series is designed to take advantage of digital technology to enhance texts with embedded multimedia content, thought-provoking images, and interactive graphs. The first volumes (1–4) were …

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HI-SEAS Mission V Mars simulation marks midway point

After four months of living in a Mars-like environment, the six HI-SEAS Mission V crewmembers have hit the halfway mark. They have learned to deal with challenges such as a 20-minute communications delay, gearing up in hazmat suits to explore the geologic features of the landing site and cooking with dehydrated food. “The midpoint is an interesting time in the …

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Psychiatry professor honored as outstanding community mental health leader

A University of Hawaiʻi psychiatrist who helped form a statewide suicide prevention network was honored as an Outstanding Community Mental Health Leader by Mental Health America of Hawaiʻi. Jeanelle Sugimoto-Matsuda, assistant professor of the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, “built thriving partnerships on each island that continue today as she leads the Prevent Suicide Hawaiʻi Task …

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Law school’s Patsy Mink Fellow to work in congressional office

Stacey Gray, who spent seven years as an environmental scientist and another two and a half as a marine fisheries biologist before entering law school, has been named the 2017 Patsy Mink Fellow by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law. Gray will spend the summer working in the office of Hawaiʻi Representative Colleen Hanabusa …

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Make the Ala Wai Awesome Student Design Challenge finalists selected

The finalists for the “Make the Ala Wai Awesome” Student Design Challenge have been selected. The international challenge is to rehabilitate a critical Oʻahu watershed that contains one of the nation’s most polluted bodies of water. Make the Ala Wai Awesome is sponsored by the University of Hawaiʻi and includes $10,000 in total prize money. “We are excited about the …

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Mānoa Undergraduate Showcase highlights research and creative work

The Undergraduate Showcase of Research and Creative Work, which highlights the research and creative work of University of Hawaiʻ at Maānoa undergraduates across campus, was held on May 5. Sponsored by the Honors Program and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, the showcase featured more than 75 presentations and posters by 100 undergraduate students. Attendees commented on the potential, diversity and …

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Law library to create the Jon Van Dyke collection

The William S. Richardson School of Law Library has received a grant from the Hawai’i Council for Humanities to process the papers of late Professor of Law Jon Van Dyke, who passed away November 29, 2011. The grant will focus on processing, indexing and making accessible the papers and research behind Van Dyke’s 13 books and textbooks and hundreds of …

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Community activist Randy Roth will retire from UH law school

University of Hawaiʻi William S. Richardson School of Law Professor Randall W. Roth, a long-time community activist, is retiring after 35 years of teaching on June 1. Roth’s publication The Price of Paradise, which detailed inequities in both laws and practices in Hawaiʻi, and Broken Trust, his scrutiny of the abuse of the trust obligations of former Bishop Estate trustees, …

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