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New book explores borders and the refugee crisis


Drawing on field research in border regions around the world, Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move offers a provocative look at the high cost of border security projects and the dire consequences of these projects for countless migrants. Written by Reece Jones, associate professor from the geography department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Social Sciences, the book ...

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College of Education research project turns students into citizen scientists

University Laboratory School Students

The Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) in the UH Mānoa College of Education (COE) is recruiting a new cohort of middle and high school teachers for its next series of Our Project in Hawai‘i’s Intertidal (OPIHI) professional development workshops. Last spring, OPIHI teachers and students took 32 field trips to intertidal locations on five islands.A marine ecosystem that is ...

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Examining access, equity and social capital in university honors programs

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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Honors Program Faculty Specialist Siobhán Ní Dhonacha, has been selected as a presenter at the 51st National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) conference in Seattle, Washington, October 12–16. Ní Dhonacha will present the session entitled, “To Thine Own Self Be True, But First You Have To Get To Know Yourself: Access, Equity, and Social Capital in ...

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Gerard Duhaime named UH Mānoa Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair

Gérard Duhaime

The College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa named renowned economic sociology expert Gérard Duhaime as the Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair. In this capacity, Duhaime’s research will focus on the economic and social inequalities in the circumpolar Arctic, and the social, economic and political conditions of Native Hawaiians. He will challenge his own analysis in dialogue with university colleagues ...

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UH Mānoa establishes Pacific Information and Technology for Development Collaborative

Jenifer Winter and Christina Higa

The College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has established the Pacific Information and Communication Technology for Development Collaborative(PICTDC). PICTDC is an innovative interdisciplinary initiative focusing on the social and economic implications of information and communications technology in the Pacific region. It emphasizes the potential uses of technology for social good, the promotion of digital inclusiveness, the sustainable improvement in quality of life ...

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UH Mānoa professor recognized for unconventional career path


Scott Robertson, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa information and computer science professor, has been highlighted in an article about unconventional careers for behavioral scientists. The article, “Here, There, Everywhere,” appears in the September issue of the Association for Psychological Science Observer. “Here, There, Everywhere” states that roughly 14 percent of Association for Psychological Science members working in academia are doing so in departments other ...

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UH and Tohoku University collaborate for disaster sciences


A partnership between the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Tohoku University, one of Japan’s top research universities is redefining disaster science. The collaboration began shortly after the March 2011 disaster events that struck Japan, including the powerful earthquake that triggered a devastating tsunami. The UH Mānoa College of Social Sciences and the School of Ocean and Earth Science Technology’s Hawaiʻi Sea Grant program have been working with Tohoku ever ...

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UH Mānoa now the official hub for statewide health data


The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s TASI-Pacific Health Informatics and Data Center (PHIDC) is now the official hub for storing statewide health data that will ensure that all U.S. health records are upheld. Formerly known as Telecommunications and Social Informatics, the name change acknowledges the center’s new role within the Science Research Institute in the College of Social Science. TASI-PHIDC will serve as a health data ...

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Education research project expands School-to-College outreach

Moloka‘i High School Student Sabrina Curtis

The College of Education Center on Disability Studies’ (CDS) Project Ho‘oku‘i now serves five of Hawai‘i’s islands. The project, which began in 2014, provides an opportunity for qualified juniors and seniors to begin their postsecondary education while still in high school through the Running Start and Early Admission college programs. These are part of a statewide partnership between the Hawai‘i ...

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New book focuses on challenges faced by youth dealing with lasting legacies of colonialism

From left, Karen Umemoto and Katherine Irwin

Serving as a catalyst for thought-provoking discussions, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Professors Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto’s new book offers a critical analysis of Hawaiʻi’s urban and rural youth who face poverty, racism, sexism and political neglect in the context of 200 years of American colonial control in the Pacific. Titled Jacked Up and Unjust: Pacific Islander Teens Confront Violent ...

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