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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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House built out of Albizia wood might solve multiple sustainability issues

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Architecture graduate Joey Valenti aims to solve several problems at once with his sustainable award-winning Doctor of Architecture project. Entitled “Rescaling Urbanism,” the winner of a $10,000 UH President’s Green Project Implementation Award aims to create a self described alternative framework for construction and housing, as demonstrated through his first scale model home. “I guess my …

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Systemic racism in credit card company policies study presented at law forum

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Assistant Professor Andrea Freeman of the William S. Richardson School of Law joined an outstanding group of law faculty from across the country in presenting papers at the Yale/Harvard/Stanford Junior Faculty Forum held at Yale Law School in June. Freeman’s article, “A Rehabilitative Reparations Approach to Racism Against Credit Card Consumers,” is the first to apply …

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Law professor selected as Washington D.C. public policy fellow

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Professor Maxine Burkett of the William S. Richardson School of Law has been selected as a Public Policy Fellow this summer at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, D.C. The center is considered one of the top 10 think tanks in the world. Burkett has also just been appointed to the new …

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[VIDEO] Architecture is key for future Mars exploration

No one ever said space exploration would be comfortable. Inhospitable environments, deadly atmospheres, the possibility of storms and other natural outer space disasters—how will humans be able to both survive and thrive on places like Mars? One answer, is architecture. “Our entire lives, on other worlds, are going to be contained within the buildings we make while we’re there or …

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