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A History of Hawaiʻi updated edition brings readers up to 2016


The third edition of A History of Hawaiʻi, considered to be one of the best comprehensive accounts of Hawaiʻi’s history, is now available. The book spans centuries, from 1778 to present day, and is organized by time frame and theme. Governmental, economic, social and land history are explored through primary documents, political cartoons, stories, poems, graphs, maps, timelines and a …

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New book describes diverse food challenges faced by Hawaii


A new book, Food and Power in Hawaiʻi: Visions of Food Democracy, explores the diversity of food challenges faced by the state. Edited by Aya H. Kimura and Krisna Suryanata of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Social Sciences, this rich compilation of case studies by island scholars and writers includes discussions on over land use policies, a gendered and racialized farming population, benefits and costs …

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First net-zero buildings open at UH Mānoa

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Two buildings that will generate more energy than they consume are proud additions to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus. In November, the university held a grand opening for two 1,400-square-foot Flexible Response to Ongoing Growth (FROG) classrooms at the College of Education. Funded with part of a $4.5-million grant from the Office of Naval Research and managed by UH Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), these net-zero …

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Registration open for online educational technology conference


TCCfx 2016, a complimentary 1-day online conference on November 5, 1:30 p.m.–6 p.m., serves as a platform for the growing educational technology community. This online conference aims to empower students and professionals to succeed in their programs and careers through connection, collaboration and the generation of innovative ideas for teaching and learning. TCCfx 2016 is run by University of Hawaiʻi at …

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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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