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UH graduate education ranked among best by U.S. News

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, John A. Burns School of Medicine, William S. Richardson School of Law and College of Education have been ranked by U.S. News and World Report in its just-released 2018 Best Graduate Schools list. The 2018 edition of the rankings evaluates graduate schools on a variety of factors, including acceptance rates, standardized test scores and grade-point averages of …

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Korematsu v U.S. and its modern-day relevance

The William S. Richardson School of Law will host two free public events on February 23 and 24 looking at national security and democratic liberties today juxtaposed with World War II racial discrimination and the incarceration of Americans of Japanese ancestry after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. These events highlight the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the …

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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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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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Ulu Lehua Scholars Program awarded $120,000 grant

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law was awarded a two-year $120,000 grant to increase support for students from underserved and underrepresented communities in the school’s Ulu Lehua Scholars Program. The grant, awarded by Access Group’s Center for Research and Policy Analysis, provides funding to support student success and to enable the law school to collect …

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Giant inflatable structures give students valuable experience

Giant inflatable structures, some two stories tall, took over part of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus at the end of the 2016 fall semester. It is the fourth straight year the inflatable, or pneumatic, structures popped up in the lawn between the School of Architecture and Hawaiʻi Hall. The pneumatic structures were designed and built by 43 students …

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UH law school environmental motions approved as World Conservation Congress resolutions

Seven motions prepared by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law students in partnership with community environmental groups and agencies, have been approved and adopted as resolutions by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress on September 6, 2016 Actions by the IUCN congress are the early stages of creating international law …

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UH highlights sustainability and research at World Conservation Congress

University of Hawaiʻi researchers, faculty and students will participate in a broad range of initiatives related to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress (WCC), September 1–10. More than 8,700 officials and experts are expected to attend from around the world. Two UH programs are full voting members of the IUCN: the William S. Richardson School of …

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Law school prepares for global IUCN congress

The William S. Richardson School of Law is taking a leading role for the University of Hawaiʻi as the IUCN, or the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, opens its international congress at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center, September 1–10 to consider far-ranging global environmental concerns. Planners are hoping President Barack Obama will address the September 1 opening session at …

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