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Examining access, equity and social capital in university honors programs

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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Honors Program Faculty Specialist Siobhán Ní Dhonacha, has been selected as a presenter at the 51st National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) conference in Seattle, Washington, October 12–16. Ní Dhonacha will present the session entitled, “To Thine Own Self Be True, But First You Have To Get To Know Yourself: Access, Equity, and Social Capital in ...

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Simons Foundation awards grants to UH Mānoa mathematics professors


University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Assistant Professors Sarah Post and Rob Harron were each awarded a collaboration grant for mathematicians from the Simons Foundation. These $35,000 five-year grants began September 1, 2016, and will end August 31, 2021 with the primary goal to stimulate collaboration in the field of mathematics. The Simons Foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of ...

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Bringing math and science to the children of the Institute for Human Services

Mentor working with a students to build autonomous robotics devices at Be a Scientist Night.

For the past six years, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Professor Monique Chyba and her students in the Department of Mathematics have worked in association with the Institute for Human Services (IHS) to provide homeless children a weekly educational program. Mathematics, robotics and rocketry have been the leading themes of the sessions taught by undergraduate and graduate students from various ...

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UH Mānoa Professor Casanova receives $499,000 NSF grant


Henri Casanova, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa information and computer sciences professor, was awarded a National Science Foundation grant for the project WRENCH: A Simulation Workbench for Scientific Workflow for Users, Developers and Researchers. This project received $499,000.00 in funding. In partnership with Rafael Ferreira da Silva at the Information Science Institute at the University of Southern California, this project ...

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UH Mānoa professor recognized for unconventional career path


Scott Robertson, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa information and computer science professor, has been highlighted in an article about unconventional careers for behavioral scientists. The article, “Here, There, Everywhere,” appears in the September issue of the Association for Psychological Science Observer. “Here, There, Everywhere” states that roughly 14 percent of Association for Psychological Science members working in academia are doing so in departments other ...

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UH Mānoa ranks well nationally and internationally


The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has received global affirmation of its academic and research excellence in recently released national and international rankings. The 2017 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges Rankings rated UH Mānoa 89 in the category Top Public Schools and 169 in National Universities. The rankings surveyed 1,600 colleges among more than 3,000 four-year institutions throughout ...

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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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UH Water Resources Research Center receives nearly $1M for water sustainability project


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the investment of $26.6 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) into 45 projects that will spur innovative conservation initiatives on both rural and urban farms across the country. The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) received nearly $1 million of this funding to conduct a three-year research project focusing on ...

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Future Focus brings together top experts in innovation, technology and medical research

From left, Hank Wuh of Skai Ventures, Tim Dick of Startup Capital Ventures, Luis Salaveria of DBEDT and Omar Sultan of XLR8UH at the 2015 Future Focus Conference

The Hawaiʻi Business Roundtable and the University of Hawaiʻi will host the second annual Future Focus: The Hawaiʻi Innovation Initiative’s Forum on Medical Research, Cybersecurity and More. The day-and-a-half conference will be held on October 5–6, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort. The forum will feature presentations, interactive panel discussions, “poolside chats,” workshops and a networking reception, offering ...

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Grants awarded for zooplankton research

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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa assistant professor Daisuke Takagi is the recipient of a National Science Foundationgrant “Hydrodynamics of outer flow at low Reynolds numbers for locomotion and flow control” from the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems division for $297,941 (starting June 15, 2016 for a duration of 3 years). The Army Research Office grant “Modeling the collective behavior ...

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