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A History of Hawaiʻi updated edition brings readers up to 2016


The third edition of A History of Hawaiʻi, considered to be one of the best comprehensive accounts of Hawaiʻi’s history, is now available. The book spans centuries, from 1778 to present day, and is organized by time frame and theme. Governmental, economic, social and land history are explored through primary documents, political cartoons, stories, poems, graphs, maps, timelines and a …

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Hawaiian language newspaper research presentation

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The Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation (IHLRT) presents Ka Wā Ma Mua, Ka Wā Ma Hope (Using the Past to Inform the Present and Future) on October 18, 4 p.m. at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Hamilton Library Hawaiian and Pacific Collections, Room 501. This presentation will explore the wealth of knowledge held in the Hawaiian language …

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$2.3 million in federal grants awarded to Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity office

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University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa’s Office of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity (SEED) has been awarded two five-year grants totaling $2.3 million through the U.S. Department of Education federal TRIO programs, which are outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college …

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World Youth Congress to be held at the University of Hawaiʻi in 2017

Members of UH’s Student Sustainability Coalition of Hawaiʻi signed a memorandum of understanding with Peace Child International Hawaiʻi to host the 2017 World Youth Congress.

Hundreds of young leaders from around the globe will gather at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa for the World Youth Congress June 24–July 1, 2017. The delegates will address many of the issues discussed at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress. The 2017 congress is being hosted by the Student Sustainability Coalition of Hawaiʻi, a UH student organization, and …

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[VIDEO] Students around the world challenged to Make the Ala Wai Awesome

The Ala Wai Canal in Waikīkī is part of the 19-square-mile Ala Wai watershed.

An international design challenge has been launched to rehabilitate a critical Oʻahu watershed that contains one of the nation’s most polluted bodies of water. During the September IUCN World Conservation Congress, University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner announced the Make the Ala Wai Awesome Student Design Challenge, with up to $10,000 in total prize money for the winning entries. “We …

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In Memoriam: Hawaiian language champion Sam Noʻeau Warner


Aloha nō ka lama kū o ka Noʻeau. Ua hala. ʻAʻohe naʻe he wā e pio ai ke kukui. Ua ola iā kākou haumāna. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Associate Professor Sam Noʻeau Warner, renowned researcher and teacher, passed away on July 19, 2016. Warner taught countless students the value of speaking Hawaiian through his innovative approaches to language teaching. …

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NOAA Preserve America grant for online Hawaiian newspaper archive project

Graduate students in the Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation

Prior to the 1820’s and 1830’s, Native Hawaiians passed down stories, songs and cultural traditions orally from generation to generation. Beginning in 1834, the discussions and news began to be chronicled in more than 100 different Hawaiian language newspapers that ran for more than 114 years and produced nearly one million letter-sized pages of text. In an effort to make …

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[VIDEO] Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation opens its doors

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“Mahi ʻIke Hawaiʻi: Cultivate Hawaiian Knowledge” is the motto of the new Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation (IHLRT) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The new institute is led by Puakea Nogelmeier, a professor of Hawaiian language, and is an invaluable resource for anyone in the state and beyond to find and utilize historical Hawaiian knowledge. There …

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[VIDEO] New Lyon Arboretum laboratory will expand Hawaiian plant conservation

Keoni Kikala, a botanical support student assistant, in the Hawaiian Rare Plant Program Micropropagation Laboratory in the Lyon Arboretum.

With more than 400 federally endangered or threatened plants, Hawaiʻi is considered an “endangered species hotspot.” This means the tissue culture work of the Hawaiian Rare Plant Program Micropropagation Laboratory at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Lyon Arboretum is critical. “If you lose one species it’s going to be a ripple effect,” said Erin King, a Hawaiian Rare Plant …

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[VIDEO] Polynesian Voyaging Society and UH celebrate partnership

Hōkūleʻa visits Washington D.C.

As a longtime partner of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, many University of Hawaiʻi students, faculty and staff actively participate in the robust education and community engagement efforts of Hōkūleʻa’s Worldwide Voyage, and the leg up the East Coast of the United States is no exception. Master navigator Kālepa Baybayan, navigator in residence at the University of Hawaiʻi’s ʻImiloa Astronomy Center, served as captain …

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