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Stellar Mānoa undergraduate research and creative projects showcase

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa undergraduate students from all fields of study will present their faculty-supervised research project or creative work at the Undergraduate Showcase on May 5. This free event will feature 76 presentations and posters by 105 undergraduate students in the disciplines of arts and humanities, engineering and computer sciences, natural sciences and social sciences. The morning begins …

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Importance of coastal water quality to recreational beach users

Coasts around the world are threatened by land-based pollutants, including sewage, which affect water quality, coastal habitats and human experiences. To capture the value people place on the coastal environment, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa ecological economist Kirsten L.L. Oleson and student Marcus Peng recently published a study in the journal Ecological Economics. The study, “Beach Recreationalists’ Willingness to Pay …

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UHM faculty win prestigious national award for special education research

Professor Bryan Cook and Associate Professor Lysandra Cook, in the UH Mānoa College of Education (COE) Department of Special Education, were awarded the Kirk Award by the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Learning Disabilities (CEC-DLD). Their work, “Research Designs and Special Education Research: Different Designs Address Different Questions,” was selected as the best practitioner article published in Learning Disabilities …

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Journey through the Pacific with Voice of the Sea

Every Sunday night from the comfort of their living rooms audiences can hear the Voice of the Sea. Viewers of this popular, half-hour weekly television series are transported throughout the state, and even across the Pacific, to meet extraordinary people who reveal what the ocean tells them. Voice of the Sea airs at 6:00 p.m. on Sundays in Hawaiʻi on …

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UH scholars recognized for indigenous research excellence

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa scholars Kerry Laiana Wong, Daniel Lipe and Kalani Akana are participating in Invited Presidential Session at the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) annual meeting in Texas. The sessions are reserved for scholars who are recognized by AERA as leading authorities in their areas of research. Kerry Laiana Wong Wong, an associate professor at the Hawaiʻinuiākea …

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UH graduate education ranked among best by U.S. News

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, John A. Burns School of Medicine, William S. Richardson School of Law and College of Education have been ranked by U.S. News and World Report in its just-released 2018 Best Graduate Schools list. The 2018 edition of the rankings evaluates graduate schools on a variety of factors, including acceptance rates, standardized test scores and grade-point averages of …

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University of Hawaiʻi education a strong investment

Each year in Hawaiʻi, more than 11,000 graduating seniors must decide whether to attend college or join the workforce. In the short term, going to college is costly, however, in the long term, the investment in college pays off handsomely through a lifetime of higher earnings. A University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO) report estimates the overall rate of return for …

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Honors in psychology graduate selected as national Luce Scholar

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa alumnus Sakaria “Sai” Auelua-Toomey has been named a 2017 Luce Scholar. This marks the second time in two consecutive years that UH Mānoa has been successful in fostering a Luce Scholar. The Luce Scholars Program identifies promising young leaders for a year-long experience of working in Asia. Seventy-five top universities across the United States nominate up to three candidates annually. Auelua-Toomey is one …

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UHERO forecast: As growth ebbs, risks swell

The newest University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO) report focuses on Hawaiʻi’s continuing economic expansion although the pace of growth is beginning to slow as policy uncertainties loom. After seven years of sustained growth in the islands, deceleration is now underway. In part this stems from the slowing pace of construction industry expansion. But it also reflects a generalized …

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Growing affordable housing crisis focus of new professorship

To help address the growing crisis of affordable housing in Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiʻi Community Reinvestment Corporation (HCRC) has donated $790,000 to establish the HCRC Distinguished Professorship in Affordable Housing. This endowment supports the establishment of a professorship in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO) in the College of Social Sciences …

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