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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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Honors English graduate recognized by National Collegiate Honors Council

Jonathan Omuro

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa honors graduate Jonathan Omuro has been named a 2016 Portz Scholar by the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). Omuro, who graduated with a BA in English in fall 2015 and was advised by Associate Professor Cynthia Franklin, wrote his honors thesis on “Queering the Gay/Christian Intersection: An Exploration of Celibacy, Ex-gay, and the Christian Closet in ...

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In Memoriam: Hawaiian language champion Sam Noʻeau Warner


Aloha nō ka lama kū o ka Noʻeau. Ua hala. ʻAʻohe naʻe he wā e pio ai ke kukui. Ua ola iā kākou haumāna. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Associate Professor Sam Noʻeau Warner, renowned researcher and teacher, passed away on July 19, 2016. Warner taught countless students the value of speaking Hawaiian through his innovative approaches to language teaching. ...

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Comparative study of drama production in the Pacific honored


The Pacific Islands Monograph—co-published by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies and the University of Hawaiʻi Press—has been awarded the Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (ADSA) 2016 Rob Jordan Prize. The award-winning book is Remaking Pacific Pasts: History, Memory and Identity in Contemporary Theater from Oceania, authored by Diana Looser. She is ...

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