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New book explores borders and the refugee crisis


Drawing on field research in border regions around the world, Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move offers a provocative look at the high cost of border security projects and the dire consequences of these projects for countless migrants. Written by Reece Jones, associate professor from the geography department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Social Sciences, the book ...

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Gerard Duhaime named UH Mānoa Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair

Gérard Duhaime

The College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa named renowned economic sociology expert Gérard Duhaime as the Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair. In this capacity, Duhaime’s research will focus on the economic and social inequalities in the circumpolar Arctic, and the social, economic and political conditions of Native Hawaiians. He will challenge his own analysis in dialogue with university colleagues ...

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UH Mānoa establishes Pacific Information and Technology for Development Collaborative

Jenifer Winter and Christina Higa

The College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has established the Pacific Information and Communication Technology for Development Collaborative(PICTDC). PICTDC is an innovative interdisciplinary initiative focusing on the social and economic implications of information and communications technology in the Pacific region. It emphasizes the potential uses of technology for social good, the promotion of digital inclusiveness, the sustainable improvement in quality of life ...

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UH Mānoa now the official hub for statewide health data


The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s TASI-Pacific Health Informatics and Data Center (PHIDC) is now the official hub for storing statewide health data that will ensure that all U.S. health records are upheld. Formerly known as Telecommunications and Social Informatics, the name change acknowledges the center’s new role within the Science Research Institute in the College of Social Science. TASI-PHIDC will serve as a health data ...

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New book focuses on challenges faced by youth dealing with lasting legacies of colonialism

From left, Karen Umemoto and Katherine Irwin

Serving as a catalyst for thought-provoking discussions, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Professors Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto’s new book offers a critical analysis of Hawaiʻi’s urban and rural youth who face poverty, racism, sexism and political neglect in the context of 200 years of American colonial control in the Pacific. Titled Jacked Up and Unjust: Pacific Islander Teens Confront Violent ...

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Science meets art in ArtSci 2016 exhibit


Ten scientists from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa partnered with ten members of the Honolulu Printmakers in the ArtSci 2016 Where Art and Science Meet exhibition, September 7–30 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. The scientists and artists shared processes and insights into their respective practices to create the pieces for the exhibition. With a variety of printmaking techniques ...

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ARCS Foundation honors top doctoral candidates in STEM fields

From left are Andrew Turner, Glen Chew, BJ Fulton, Jamal Haidar, Emily First, Amy Hruska, Bill Wright, Bob Nakata, Melia Iwamoto and Amanda Lee.

An astronomy doctoral candidate whose software automated the search for small planets has been named the ARCS Foundation Honolulu 2016 Scholar of the Year. Benjamin “BJ” Fulton received the 2016 Columbia ARCS Award in Astronomy. He was one of 12 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa graduate students awarded unrestricted grants from the foundation’s Honolulu chapter, which has been supporting outstanding University ...

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Infant mortality in post-earthquake Haiti

Feb. 27, 2010: An aerial view of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), shows the devastation of the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti Jan. 12. Approximately 230,000 Haitians are reported to have died as a result of the earthquake. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chelsea Kennedy/Released)

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Assistant Professor Victoria Fan, Associate Professor Timothy Halliday and Bradley Chen (National Yang-Ming University) investigated infant and child mortality after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Their study “The impact of internal displacement on child mortality in post-earthquake Haiti: a difference-in-differences analysis” was published in the International Journal for Equity in Health. The study found that births ...

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[VIDEO] UH study finds Housing First program improves quality of life for homeless

Housing First participants Chelsie Caban Stevens and daughters

A new University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa study has found that Housing First, an approach that provides homeless people with rapid housing placement, followed by support services as needed, has maintained a 97-percent retention rate in its first year. “The Housing First Project has been very successful,” said Assistant Professor Jack Barile, who co-authored the study, adding that the success ...

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Fishing networks study may save sharks

Bigeye thresher shark (photo courtesy of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries)

Tuna fishers who network with their competition may be able to stop thousands of sharks a year from being accidentally captured and killed in the Pacific Ocean. Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa found if fishers communicated more with their rivals, it could lead ...

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