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Using social media as a tool during disaster

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September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Earlier this year, we saw how Twitter and Facebook were both used when Tropical Storm Flossie impacted Maui and when Super Storm Sandy hit the East Coast. More and more, emergency managers are turning to social media as a vital tool during disasters. The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) at the University of ... Read More »

Indonesia partners with Hawaii to strengthen disaster management training

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A dozen faculty members from Indonesian universities have come to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa this summer to learn about disaster risk management training and how it specifically can be applied to save lives in their country. Indonesia is one of the most natural-disaster prone countries in the world. In the last decade alone, it has been affected by ... Read More »

Beyond talk story — “Explaining Conversations”

Marie Iding

Marie Iding is the co-author of Explaining Conversations: A Developmental Social Exchange Theory.  Written with Professor Emeritus R. Murray Thomas of the University of California, Santa Barbara, the book describes the pattern by which social exchange skills develop throughout life, focusing on conversational skills. A professor in the College of Education Department of Educational Psychology, Iding has written a number ... Read More »

UHM Honors Program celebrates 2013 graduates and “ones to watch” in 2014

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The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Honors Program, in conjunction with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), is proud to celebrate the 55 members of the Class of ‘13 who graduated with Honors last weekend. The number of undergraduates participating in the Honors Program has steadily increased in recent years, up from 188 students in 2010 to nearly 800 students ... Read More »

Unique seashell reference collection digitized by UH Museum Consortium

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The University of Hawaiʻi Museum Consortium has completed the digitization of a unique natural science specimen collection from UH Mānoa’s Anthropology Department’s Archaeology laboratory. “The collection is fairly comprehensive for much of the archeological shell midden material commonly found in the Hawaiian landscape,” said Dr. Michael Thomas of the UH Museum Consortium. Beachcombers and citizen scientists will also find the ... Read More »

Google Partners with UH Manoa Linguists on Endangered Languages Project

The Endangered Languages Project, a website developed by Google and backed by the Alliance for Linguistic Diversity, launched today at www.endangeredlanguages.com. A central feature of the website is the Catalogue of Endangered Languages compiled by linguists at the University of Hawaiʿi at Mānoa and the LINGUIST List at Eastern Michigan University. The website is sponsored by a grant from the ... Read More »

Searching for the first Koreans

A UH-led team mounts the most extensive survey to date to locate the earliest inhabitants of the Korean Peninsula No one knows when the first humans arrived on the Korean Peninsula. Christopher Bae aims to find out. He received a five-year $1.2 million research grant from the Academy of Korean Studies in Seoul to mount a comprehensive quest to locate ... Read More »

Updating Chinese classics and Western mindsets

China scholar Roger Ames is painstakingly reinterpreting ancient chinese literary works to remove old biases and fostering better communications between east and West Over the past four decades, tens of thousands of skyscrapers have sprouted in major Chinese cities as part of breakneck economic growth. While these glittering towers are a clear indication of economic progress, the building boom and ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Students hunt for history and culture at heiau

North Shore, Oahu

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Kamehameha Schools have partnered to establish the North Shore Field School. Launched in early January, the field school provides students with a unique opportunity for archeological field training at Kupopolo Heiau, one of the most significant wahi kūpuna (ancestral places) remaining in ... Read More »

Distance learning and the educational use of wikis

Grace Lin

Assistant Professor Grace Lin received a first place award for a journal article at the 2012 Association for Educational and Communications Technology (AECT) Annual International Convention in Louisville, Kentucky Lin received a first place Distance Learning Journal Article Award for her article, “The tensions of transformation in three cross-institutional wikibook projects,” which was published in the journal Internet and Higher ... Read More »

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