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[VIDEO] UH Mānoa campus an accredited arboretum

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

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 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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Maya Soetoro-Ng receives activist award for global peace and social justice

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Maya Soetoro-Ng, sister of President Barack Obama, has received the Activist Award for Global Peace and Social Justice from the Sisters Empowering Hawaiʻi organization. Soetoro-Ng, an assistant specialist with the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, will be honored at the Women Making History …

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UH Mānoa graduate Alexandra McDougle selected as Luce Scholar

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa alumna Alexandra McDougle, a 2015 graduate from the anthropology department in the College of Social Sciences, has been named one of the 2016 Luce Scholars. Selected from a field of approximately 175 nominees nationwide, McDougle is the first Luce Scholar nominated by UH Mānoa and is the first selectee in the program’s history with a physical anthropology background. The Luce Scholars …

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Professor Emeritus Dick Pratt receives honorary doctorate from Khon Kaen University

Dick Pratt, professor emeritus of Public Administration and senior advisor to the dean on international and community programs for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Social Sciences, was awarded an honorary doctorate of public affairs and public management in a ceremony held at Khon Kaen University in Thailand. “This award recognizes Dick’s on-going work in developing a long-term, productive relationship between the University …

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UH Mānoa information policy expert presents at World Internet Conference

Richard Taylor, an internationally renowned telecommunications and information policy expert at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Social Sciences, recently presented at the 2nd World Internet Conference. Held in December of 2015 in the town of Wuzhen in China’s eastern Zhejiang province, the conference focused on global internet governance system reform. Themed “An Interconnected World Shared and Governed …

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College of Education doctorate graduate wins international award

Makalapua Alencastre, Assistant Professor of Indigenous Education at UH Hilo and UHM College of Education alumni, is the winner of the 2015 Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award. Her dissertation, E Hoʻoulu ʻIa Nā Kumu Mauli Ola Hawaiʻi: Preparing Hawaiian Cultural Identity Teachers, was selected for its high quality research and potential …

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New aquatic science curriculum now online

Science teachers throughout the state and nation now have a website, based on the award-winning Fluid Earth/Living Ocean aquatic science curriculum, where they can investigate, discover, evaluate, communicate and learn about marine science. The Exploring Our Fluid Earth curriculum, which examines coastal and ocean sciences by studying the influence of water on the planet, was developed to be useful to …

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