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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

College of Engineering Dean Peter Crouch addressing the audience at the i-Lab grand opening

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

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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

Alexandra McDougle, center front, during the 2014 archaeological field season.

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 (3rd from right) honored in a ceremony held at Khon Kaen University in Thailand.

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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