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UH graduate education ranked among best by U.S. News

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, John A. Burns School of Medicine, William S. Richardson School of Law and College of Education have been ranked by U.S. News and World Report in its just-released 2018 Best Graduate Schools list. The 2018 edition of the rankings evaluates graduate schools on a variety of factors, including acceptance rates, standardized test scores and grade-point averages of …

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University of Hawaiʻi education a strong investment

Each year in Hawaiʻi, more than 11,000 graduating seniors must decide whether to attend college or join the workforce. In the short term, going to college is costly, however, in the long term, the investment in college pays off handsomely through a lifetime of higher earnings. A University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO) report estimates the overall rate of return for …

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Honors in psychology graduate selected as national Luce Scholar

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa alumnus Sakaria “Sai” Auelua-Toomey has been named a 2017 Luce Scholar. This marks the second time in two consecutive years that UH Mānoa has been successful in fostering a Luce Scholar. The Luce Scholars Program identifies promising young leaders for a year-long experience of working in Asia. Seventy-five top universities across the United States nominate up to three candidates annually. Auelua-Toomey is one …

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UHERO forecast: As growth ebbs, risks swell

The newest University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO) report focuses on Hawaiʻi’s continuing economic expansion although the pace of growth is beginning to slow as policy uncertainties loom. After seven years of sustained growth in the islands, deceleration is now underway. In part this stems from the slowing pace of construction industry expansion. But it also reflects a generalized …

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Growing affordable housing crisis focus of new professorship

To help address the growing crisis of affordable housing in Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiʻi Community Reinvestment Corporation (HCRC) has donated $790,000 to establish the HCRC Distinguished Professorship in Affordable Housing. This endowment supports the establishment of a professorship in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO) in the College of Social Sciences …

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College of Education alumni earn national teaching award

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education (COE) alumni, Masaru Uchino, Kelly Sutcliffe and Jessica Villanueva, are 2016–17 Milken Educator Award winners. In respective school-wide assemblies, Uchino and Sutcliffe were presented with their awards by Governor David Ige, First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige and Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken. Villanueva was honored by California Superintendent of Public …

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Award-winning social innovator selected as Inouye Chair

Ai-jen Poo, who helped lead the way to the passage of the nation’s first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, has been named the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa spring 2017 Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals. Poo, an award-winning social innovator, thought leader and author, is the co-director of Caring Across Generations and director of the National …

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Rebuilding social missions at public universities

Christopher Newfield, a professor of literature and American studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present a public lecture, “Have We Wrecked Public Universities? If So, How Do We Fix Them?” on February 13. His research in critical university studies links his concern with humanities teaching to the study of how higher education continues to be re-shaped by …

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UH Mānoa becomes third Preservation Steward for federal documents

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will become the third Preservation Steward library in the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Federal Information Preservation Network. The university signed a memorandum of understanding with GPO. Under this agreement, the library pledges to permanently preserve print collections of United States Reports, the official record of the U.S. Supreme Court. The volumes contain the …

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Maps document social problems of Territorial Era

Research carried out by undergraduate students from the University of Hawaiʻi more than 80 years ago will be on display in Mapping the Territory in Hamilton Library’s Archives’ Moir Reading Room through June 30. Working with professional social scientists, undergraduate student researchers shed light on social conditions in Hawaiʻi in the Territorial era. The maps, papers and documents richly detail …

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