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University of Hawaiʻi education a strong investment

Each year in Hawaiʻi, more than 11,000 graduating seniors must decide whether to attend college or join the workforce. In the short term, going to college is costly, however, in the long term, the investment in college pays off handsomely through a lifetime of higher earnings. A University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO) report estimates the overall rate of return for …

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UHERO forecast: As growth ebbs, risks swell

The newest University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO) report focuses on Hawaiʻi’s continuing economic expansion although the pace of growth is beginning to slow as policy uncertainties loom. After seven years of sustained growth in the islands, deceleration is now underway. In part this stems from the slowing pace of construction industry expansion. But it also reflects a generalized …

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Growing affordable housing crisis focus of new professorship

To help address the growing crisis of affordable housing in Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiʻi Community Reinvestment Corporation (HCRC) has donated $790,000 to establish the HCRC Distinguished Professorship in Affordable Housing. This endowment supports the establishment of a professorship in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO) in the College of Social Sciences …

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Maps document social problems of Territorial Era

Research carried out by undergraduate students from the University of Hawaiʻi more than 80 years ago will be on display in Mapping the Territory in Hamilton Library’s Archives’ Moir Reading Room through June 30. Working with professional social scientists, undergraduate student researchers shed light on social conditions in Hawaiʻi in the Territorial era. The maps, papers and documents richly detail …

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SSFM International gives $260K in UH Mānoa scholarships and fellowships

SSFM International, Inc. has contributed $261,263 to support University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Engineering and College of Social Sciences students. This gift will fund four full undergraduate scholarships for civil and environmental engineering for four years; and one fellowship for an urban and regional planning graduate student for four years. College of Engineering Interim Dean Ronald Riggs said, …

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New effort to understand drought in Hawaiʻi and U.S. affiliated Pacific Islands

Changing temperature and precipitation patterns related to climate change may exacerbate extreme conditions, like drought, in the Pacific Islands. These conditions can have serious implications for the supply of freshwater on islands, the health of important ecosystems and wildlife species, and the ability of many local communities to continue their traditional ways of life. Abby Frazier, research geographer, recently joined the …

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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

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

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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