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[VIDEO] Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation opens its doors

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“Mahi ʻIke Hawaiʻi: Cultivate Hawaiian Knowledge” is the motto of the new Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation (IHLRT) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The new institute is led by Puakea Nogelmeier, a professor of Hawaiian language, and is an invaluable resource for anyone in the state and beyond to find and utilize historical Hawaiian knowledge. There ...

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Asian Studies graduate student receives Fulbright Grant

Jessica Austin in Cambodia

Jessica Austin, graduate student in the Asian Studies Program at UHM, received a grant from the Fulbright Student Program, a program wherein students design their own research project and typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. Austin describes more about her research and path to this field of study: “I was raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho ...

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UH professor receives medal from Emperor of Japan

Dennis Ogawa

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa American studies Professor Dennis Masaaki Ogawa received a medal from the Emperor of Japan on May 23 at an Imperial Decoration Ceremony at the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu. Ogawa received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon from Consul General Yasushi Misawa for his “contribution to the development of Japanese ...

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Student projects shine at UH Mānoa Undergraduate Showcase

UH Mānoa Undergraduate Showcase

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa undergraduate students from all fields of study will present their faculty-supervised research project or creative work at the Undergraduate Showcase on Friday, May 6. This free and open-to-the-public event will feature 130 presentations and posters by 150 undergraduate students in the disciplines of arts and humanities, engineering and computer sciences, natural sciences and social sciences. ...

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Malaria researcher wins Manoa’s first Three-Minute Thesis competition

Liang Shi and Samuel Tassi Yunga. (photo by: Shastagraphy)

On Saturday, April 16, 46 graduate students representing 30 different majors and programs from across the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus competed in the inaugural Three-Minute Thesis competition. This event, started in 2008 by The University of Queensland, is now held at nearly 200 universities around the world, 95 of which are in the U.S. Graduate students must explain their master’s ...

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English graduate student wins prestigious dissertation fellowship

Kim Compoc

Kim Compoc, a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, has been selected to receive the prestigious American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Dissertation Fellowship for academic year 2016-17. Founded in 1881, AAUW is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. ...

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[VIDEO] Angela Davis challenges students to question status quo

Angela Davis

As part of her month-long term as the spring 2016 Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals, renowned American political activist, scholar and author Angela Davis is guest teaching a graduate course on American punishment at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. On Friday, April 8, she also gave a keynote presentation to a packed crowd at UH ...

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Suzanne Zeng appointed to language access advisory council


Suzanne M. Zeng, a community liason with University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature’s Center for Interpretation and Translation Studies, has been appointed by Gov. David Ige to serve as a member of the Language Access Advisory Council for the Office of Language Access for the State of Hawaiʻi. The purpose of the office is to ...

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UH Mānoa Professor Roger Ames recognized for expertise on Chinese philosophy

Roger Ames

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Professor of Philosophy Roger Ames has been honored with the Huilin Culture Award from Beijing Normal University in China. He accepted the award, which includes approximately $50,000, at the Beijing campus on February 27, 2016. The award committee cited Professor Ames’ extensive work in comparative philosophy, research on Chinese philosophy and his publications on Confucianism, including The Chinese Classic of ...

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Professor Robert A. Blust appointed Linguistics Society of America fellow

Austronesian languages map. Credit: Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Web. 05 Feb. 2016

Professor Robert A. Blust of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Linguistics has been appointed a fellow of the Linguistic Society of America in recognition of his tremendous contributions to the field of linguistics. Inducted on January 8 at the Linguistic Society of America annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Blust joins nine other Class of 2016 Linguistic Society of America ...

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