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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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SSFM International gives $260K in UH Mānoa scholarships and fellowships

SSFM International, Inc. has contributed $261,263 to support University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Engineering and College of Social Sciences students. This gift will fund four full undergraduate scholarships for civil and environmental engineering for four years; and one fellowship for an urban and regional planning graduate student for four years. College of Engineering Interim Dean Ronald Riggs said, …

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UHERO forecast: Healthy economy faces new administration risks

The newest University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO) report focuses on the Hawaiʻi economic forecast with an Asia-Pacific outlook. The Hawaiʻi economy continues to perform well. Visitors are up, unemployment is down and the pace of building remains healthy. But the expansion, now in its seventh year, has yet to fully restore household incomes. And increments to growth will …

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Education faculty member wins national dissertation award

Nicole Alia Salis Reyes, College of Education Department of Educational Administration (EDEA) Assistant Professor, has been selected for the 2016 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Bobby Wright Dissertation of the Year award. She was recognized and presented her work, “What Am I Doing to Be a Good Ancestor?” An Indigenized Phenomenology of Giving Back among Native College Graduates, …

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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

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

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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