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Craig Santos Perez honored for literary merit

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Craig Santos Perez, an associate professor in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of English, has been awarded the 2016 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry in recognition of his distinctive literary merit and potential for continued outstanding work. This is his second distinguished honor in a short period of time; Perez also received a 2015 American Book Award for from unincorporated territory [guma’]. The Lannan …

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The evolution of the Honolulu Marathon and the State of Hawaiʻi


Kapiʻolani Community College Instructor, UH Manoa Department of English alumnus and Star Advertiser writer Michael Tsai published The People’s Race Inc.: Behind the Scenes at the Honolulu Marathon. Published by UH Press, The People’s Race Inc. captures the personalities, politics and power plays behind the burgeoning growth of the Honolulu Marathon and provides a unique lens for understanding the complex …

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Undergraduate journal Mānoa Horizons publishes first issue

Mānoa Horizons Volume I

Mānoa Horizons, a new peer-reviewed academic journal featuring high quality creativity, innovation and research conducted and synthesized by undergraduate students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, has published its first issue this fall. Under the editorship of Christine Beaule, Mānoa Horizons represents a partnership among the UHMānoa’s Honors Program, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and the honors faculty. The journal will be published annually in the fall and …

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What does successful aging sound like?


UHM Department of Communicology faculty member, Jessica Gasiorek, with collaborators from Massey University and University of California, Santa Barbara, recently published an article in Human Communication Research, considered one of the flagship journals of the communication field, on profiles of successful aging. Drawing on their communicative ecology model of successful aging, Gasiorek and her colleagues found that people who are engaged …

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Body image and social media use

Drs. Hey-ryeon Lee (left) and Kate Lee

Communicology professors, Drs. Hye-ryeon Lee and Kate Lee, recently published an article in Journal of Health Communication comparing Koreans and Americans on their use of social media for information about body image and its relation to body satisfaction. The researchers found that generally for both Koreans and Americans, using social media for information about body image was related to feelings of …

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Hawaiian language newspaper research presentation

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The Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation (IHLRT) presents Ka Wā Ma Mua, Ka Wā Ma Hope (Using the Past to Inform the Present and Future) on October 18, 4 p.m. at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Hamilton Library Hawaiian and Pacific Collections, Room 501. This presentation will explore the wealth of knowledge held in the Hawaiian language …

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American Studies doctoral student wins Fellowship

Leanne Sims

Leanne Trapedo Sims, a graduate student in the UHM College of Arts & Humanities Department of American Studies was awarded $20,000 for the 2016-17 Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women. Through Sims’ project, “Hawai‘i ’s Women’s Prison: The Role of the Kailua Prison Writing Project and the Prison Monologues as Expressive Pu‘uhonua” (sites of healing), she will continue her research in …

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Vietnam scholars, artists and musicians attend international conference


The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa hosts Engaging with Vietnam: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue conference, October 6–7. Featuring approximately 70 presentations by scholars, artists and musicians from around the world, the theme of the conference is Engaging with Vietnam through Scholarship and the Arts. The conference is open to UH and East-West Center faculty, staff and students. A highlight of the event is a concert of Vietnamese music …

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New study published on African American theater


Lurana O’Malley, Director of Western Theatre at the Department of Theatre & Dance at UHM, recently published research on African American theatre from the early 20th century in Text & Presentation.  During the Progressive Era (a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States, from the 1890s to 1920s), Caucasian pageant performances in the U.S. typically featured a pageant woman …

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Amber Makaiau wins national award for social studies curriculum design

Amber Makaiau with High School students

Dr. Amber Makaiau, director of Curriculum and Research at the UHM Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education and associate specialist at the College of Education Institute for Teacher Education (ITE) Secondary Program won the “C3 Teachers’s Inquiry Challenge” for social studies curriculum design. The purpose of the challenge is to support and reward social studies educators using the …

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