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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 »

Ho’okulaiwi honored for educational research and practice

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The UH Mānoa College of Education Hoʻokulāiwi cohort was recognized by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) at its 2012 annual meeting held in Vancouver, Canada. Annually, more than 13,000 scholars from around the world attend the AERA meeting, making it the largest professional gathering of educational researchers. As part of a partnership with the Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian ... Read More »

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