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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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Vanessa Irvin receives prestigious Mover and Shaker award

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Vanessa Irvin of the Library and Information Science Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has been named a Mover and Shaker in the library industry by the national publication, Library Journal. In its March 15 issue, Library Journal named 54 outstanding professionals across six categories, who are committed to providing excellent service and shaping the future of libraries. ...

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UH Mānoa schools and colleges recognized in graduate education ranking

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Five schools and colleges at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa have been ranked by U.S. News and World Reportin its just-released 2017 Best Graduate Schools lists. The recognized educational units are the Shidler College of Business, College of Education, William S. Richardson School of Law, the School of Nursing and Dental Hygieneand the Myron B. Thompson School of Social ...

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Disaster preparedness the focus of Pacific Risk Management ʻOhana conference

Infrared images from NOAA’s GOFS and IMA’s MTSAT geostationary satellites. For each of the 15 tropical cyclones this season, a daily image was extracted from the period when the cyclone was active in the Central North Pacific basin.

On Wednesday, March 16, the University of Hawaiʻi, a member of the Pacific Risk Management ʻOhana (PRiMO), will be co-hosting a free community event on disaster preparedness at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center from 3:30 to 7 p.m. In addition to expert speakers on topics related to insurance, climate adaptation and making cities more resilient, there will be many displays, demonstrations and activities for ...

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[VIDEO] UH Mānoa campus an accredited arboretum

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The tree-filled campus of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is now an accredited arboretum, one of 134 internationally and one of two in Hawaiʻi, joining UH’s Harold L. Lyon Arboretum. UH Mānoa received the recognition from the Morton Arboretum’s ArbNet, the world’s only arboretum accreditation program. “We look at it as giving us an opportunity to show off our campus,” said Richard Criley, UH Mānoa emeritus professor of horticulture. ...

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i-Lab opens at UH Manoa

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The University of Hawaiʻi celebrated the grand opening of its new UH i-Lab (innovation lab) on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Inspired by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, also known as the D.School, the University of Hawaiʻi has created a lab based on those same principles of exposing students to experiences that get them involved with innovation and entrepreneurship. “Our ...

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International conference established on contemporary social, political and economic issues

The first in an international colloquium series featured 30 scholarly experts.

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, in partnership with Fulbright Canada and SUNY Plattsburgh, has announced the establishment of a multi-year international conference series addressing critical contemporary social, political and economic issues. The conference series, which will be held each February through 2019 and is partially funded through private donations by the Daniel K. Inouye Institute, furthers the commitment of ...

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