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Hawaiʻi teens making better choices according to KIDS COUNT 2016

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Hawaiʻi ranks 23 in the nation on overall child well-being, a slight improvement from 24th last year, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2016 KIDS COUNT©Data Book. The 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book continues to look at child well-being in the midst of the country’s economic recovery, after the recession ended in June 2009. The data book focuses on ...

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New homeless services report from Center on the Family

Homeless service utilization increased 4.7% from fiscal year 2014 to 2015. Source: Center on the Family

The Center on the Family at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Homeless Programs Office of the Hawaiʻi State Department of Human Services have released the Homeless Service Utilization Report: Hawaiʻi 2015. Authored by Associate Specialist Sarah Yuan, Hong Vo Kristen Gleason and Javzandulam Azuma, the report provides the most current data on the utilization patterns of homeless services ...

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Fishing networks study may save sharks

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Tuna fishers who network with their competition may be able to stop thousands of sharks a year from being accidentally captured and killed in the Pacific Ocean. Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa found if fishers communicated more with their rivals, it could lead ...

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Board of Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research awarded

From left, Brian W. Bowen, Loïc Le Marchand and Kristin Pauker

The 2016 Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research was awarded to Brian W. Bowen, Loïc Le Marchand and Kristin Pauker. The research medal is awarded by the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community. Regents’ medal honorees Brian W. Bowen Research professor, ...

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UH leads $20M research partnership to secure Hawaiʻi’s water future

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Increasing population, changing land use practices and issues relating to climate change are contributing to growing concerns over water quality and quantity in Hawaiʻi. To help the state address this critical issue, the National Science Foundation has awarded $20 million to the University of Hawaiʻi to do a five-year, groundbreaking study of water sustainability issues through a collaboration called ʻIke ...

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Record number of women doctoral candidates awarded prestigious dissertation fellowships

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Six University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa doctoral candidates, in programs ranging from astronomy to social welfare have been selected to receive the esteemed Founder Region of Soroptimist International Dissertation Fellowship for the 2016–2017 academic year. This is the largest number University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa applicants that were awarded fellowships, beating out the University of California, Berkeley and other California ...

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UH professor’s book Leviathans at the Gold Mine wins national prize

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The Association for Political and Legal Anthropologyhas selected Leviathans at the Gold Mine: Creating Indigenous and Corporate Actors in Papua New Guinea as the winning entry for the 2016 APLA Book Prize competition. Written by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Associate Professor Alex Golub the book offers a captivating ethnographic account of the complex relationship between the Ipili, an indigenous Papua ...

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Ashley Maynard named chair of Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology

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Ashley Maynard, professor and chair of the psychologydepartment in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, has been named chair of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology. In this capacity, Maynard will lead COGDOP in the development and promotion of discussions regarding education, training and research in the field of psychology. “COGDOP is an ...

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UH Mānoa Professor Dolores Foley receives community resilience award

Dolores Foley receives the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center Community Resilience Award from NDPTC Executive Director Karl Kim.

Dolores Foley, associate professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Social Sciences, has received the 2016 National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) Community Resilience Leadership Award. Presented at the Pacific Risk Management ʻOhana Conference by NDPTC Executive Director Karl Kim, the award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions ...

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Service project aims to feed the minds and bodies of homeless keiki

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On Saturday, March 19, 2016, the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Hawaiʻi chapter affiliate, coordinated by graduate students from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Education’s Department of Learning Design and Technology, and Hawaiian Hope hosted the “Minecraft Feast: Feeding the Minds and Bodies of our Homeless Keiki” service project at the Maili Internet Café in Waiʻanae. Run ...

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