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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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College of Education alumni earn national teaching award

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education (COE) alumni, Masaru Uchino, Kelly Sutcliffe and Jessica Villanueva, are 2016–17 Milken Educator Award winners. In respective school-wide assemblies, Uchino and Sutcliffe were presented with their awards by Governor David Ige, First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige and Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken. Villanueva was honored by California Superintendent of Public …

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Award-winning social innovator selected as Inouye Chair

Ai-jen Poo, who helped lead the way to the passage of the nation’s first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, has been named the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa spring 2017 Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals. Poo, an award-winning social innovator, thought leader and author, is the co-director of Caring Across Generations and director of the National …

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Rebuilding social missions at public universities

Christopher Newfield, a professor of literature and American studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present a public lecture, “Have We Wrecked Public Universities? If So, How Do We Fix Them?” on February 13. His research in critical university studies links his concern with humanities teaching to the study of how higher education continues to be re-shaped by …

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UH Mānoa becomes third Preservation Steward for federal documents

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will become the third Preservation Steward library in the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Federal Information Preservation Network. The university signed a memorandum of understanding with GPO. Under this agreement, the library pledges to permanently preserve print collections of United States Reports, the official record of the U.S. Supreme Court. The volumes contain the …

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Maps document social problems of Territorial Era

Research carried out by undergraduate students from the University of Hawaiʻi more than 80 years ago will be on display in Mapping the Territory in Hamilton Library’s Archives’ Moir Reading Room through June 30. Working with professional social scientists, undergraduate student researchers shed light on social conditions in Hawaiʻi in the Territorial era. The maps, papers and documents richly detail …

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SSFM International gives $260K in UH Mānoa scholarships and fellowships

SSFM International, Inc. has contributed $261,263 to support University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Engineering and College of Social Sciences students. This gift will fund four full undergraduate scholarships for civil and environmental engineering for four years; and one fellowship for an urban and regional planning graduate student for four years. College of Engineering Interim Dean Ronald Riggs said, …

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UHERO forecast: Healthy economy faces new administration risks

The newest University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO) report focuses on the Hawaiʻi economic forecast with an Asia-Pacific outlook. The Hawaiʻi economy continues to perform well. Visitors are up, unemployment is down and the pace of building remains healthy. But the expansion, now in its seventh year, has yet to fully restore household incomes. And increments to growth will …

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Education faculty member wins national dissertation award

Nicole Alia Salis Reyes, College of Education Department of Educational Administration (EDEA) Assistant Professor, has been selected for the 2016 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Bobby Wright Dissertation of the Year award. She was recognized and presented her work, “What Am I Doing to Be a Good Ancestor?” An Indigenized Phenomenology of Giving Back among Native College Graduates, …

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