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Board of Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research awarded

From left, Brian W. Bowen, Loïc Le Marchand and Kristin Pauker

The 2016 Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research was awarded to Brian W. Bowen, Loïc Le Marchand and Kristin Pauker. The research medal is awarded by the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community. Regents’ medal honorees Brian W. Bowen Research professor, ...

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UH leads $20M research partnership to secure Hawaiʻi’s water future


Increasing population, changing land use practices and issues relating to climate change are contributing to growing concerns over water quality and quantity in Hawaiʻi. To help the state address this critical issue, the National Science Foundation has awarded $20 million to the University of Hawaiʻi to do a five-year, groundbreaking study of water sustainability issues through a collaboration called ʻIke ...

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Record number of women doctoral candidates awarded prestigious dissertation fellowships

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Six University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa doctoral candidates, in programs ranging from astronomy to social welfare have been selected to receive the esteemed Founder Region of Soroptimist International Dissertation Fellowship for the 2016–2017 academic year. This is the largest number University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa applicants that were awarded fellowships, beating out the University of California, Berkeley and other California ...

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UH professor’s book Leviathans at the Gold Mine wins national prize

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The Association for Political and Legal Anthropologyhas selected Leviathans at the Gold Mine: Creating Indigenous and Corporate Actors in Papua New Guinea as the winning entry for the 2016 APLA Book Prize competition. Written by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Associate Professor Alex Golub the book offers a captivating ethnographic account of the complex relationship between the Ipili, an indigenous Papua ...

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Ashley Maynard named chair of Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology


Ashley Maynard, professor and chair of the psychologydepartment in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, has been named chair of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology. In this capacity, Maynard will lead COGDOP in the development and promotion of discussions regarding education, training and research in the field of psychology. “COGDOP is an ...

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UH Mānoa Professor Dolores Foley receives community resilience award

Dolores Foley receives the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center Community Resilience Award from NDPTC Executive Director Karl Kim.

Dolores Foley, associate professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Social Sciences, has received the 2016 National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) Community Resilience Leadership Award. Presented at the Pacific Risk Management ʻOhana Conference by NDPTC Executive Director Karl Kim, the award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions ...

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Service project aims to feed the minds and bodies of homeless keiki


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


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


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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