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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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Board of Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research awarded

From left, Brian W. Bowen, Loïc Le Marchand and Kristin Pauker

The 2016 Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research was awarded to Brian W. Bowen, Loïc Le Marchand and Kristin Pauker. The research medal is awarded by the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community. Regents’ medal honorees Brian W. Bowen Research professor, ...

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Student projects shine at UH Mānoa Undergraduate Showcase

UH Mānoa Undergraduate Showcase

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa undergraduate students from all fields of study will present their faculty-supervised research project or creative work at the Undergraduate Showcase on Friday, May 6. This free and open-to-the-public event will feature 130 presentations and posters by 150 undergraduate students in the disciplines of arts and humanities, engineering and computer sciences, natural sciences and social sciences. ...

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UH professor’s book Leviathans at the Gold Mine wins national prize

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The Association for Political and Legal Anthropologyhas selected Leviathans at the Gold Mine: Creating Indigenous and Corporate Actors in Papua New Guinea as the winning entry for the 2016 APLA Book Prize competition. Written by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Associate Professor Alex Golub the book offers a captivating ethnographic account of the complex relationship between the Ipili, an indigenous Papua ...

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Ashley Maynard named chair of Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology

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Ashley Maynard, professor and chair of the psychologydepartment in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, has been named chair of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology. In this capacity, Maynard will lead COGDOP in the development and promotion of discussions regarding education, training and research in the field of psychology. “COGDOP is an ...

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International conference established on contemporary social, political and economic issues

The first in an international colloquium series featured 30 scholarly experts.

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, in partnership with Fulbright Canada and SUNY Plattsburgh, has announced the establishment of a multi-year international conference series addressing critical contemporary social, political and economic issues. The conference series, which will be held each February through 2019 and is partially funded through private donations by the Daniel K. Inouye Institute, furthers the commitment of ...

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UH Mānoa graduate Alexandra McDougle selected as Luce Scholar

Alexandra McDougle, center front, during the 2014 archaeological field season.

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa alumna Alexandra McDougle, a 2015 graduate from the anthropology department in the College of Social Sciences, has been named one of the 2016 Luce Scholars. Selected from a field of approximately 175 nominees nationwide, McDougle is the first Luce Scholar nominated by UH Mānoa and is the first selectee in the program’s history with a physical anthropology background. The Luce Scholars ...

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Professor Emeritus Dick Pratt receives honorary doctorate from Khon Kaen University

Dick Pratt (3rd from right) honored in a ceremony held at Khon Kaen University in Thailand.

Dick Pratt, professor emeritus of Public Administration and senior advisor to the dean on international and community programs for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Social Sciences, was awarded an honorary doctorate of public affairs and public management in a ceremony held at Khon Kaen University in Thailand. “This award recognizes Dick’s on-going work in developing a long-term, productive relationship between the University ...

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UH Mānoa information policy expert presents at World Internet Conference

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Richard Taylor, an internationally renowned telecommunications and information policy expert at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Social Sciences, recently presented at the 2nd World Internet Conference. Held in December of 2015 in the town of Wuzhen in China’s eastern Zhejiang province, the conference focused on global internet governance system reform. Themed “An Interconnected World Shared and Governed ...

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Spiritual side of indigenous ocean sports explored

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Eight years ago, Harald Barkhoff, professor of kinesiology and exercise sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, started a lifelong commitment to participate in Uluākea, a program managed by the Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center designed to help develop the university into more of a “Hawaiian place of learning.” Cultural practitioners at Uluākea teach faculty in various academic disciplines ...

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