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Meda Chesney-Lind named president-elect of American Society of Criminology

University of Hawaiʻi Professor Meda Chesney-Lind has been named President-Elect of the American Society of Criminology (ASC). Chesney-Lind, who is also chair of the women’s studies department in the College of Social Sciences, will serve as the 81st president of ASC. In that capacity, she will work to further expand public awareness of ASC as a significant resource for policy makers seeking new perspectives on crime and justice policy issues faced by …

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Economics alumnus appointed vice chairman of South Korea’s National Economic Advisory Council

Kwang-doo Kim, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa alumnus, has been appointed vice chair of South Korea’s National Economic Advisory Council by President Jae-in Moon. The council is the country’s presidential panel focused on national policies and strategies relating to economy and social welfare. Kim, who earned his doctorate from the Economics Department in the UH Mānoa College of Social Sciences, is a professor at the Sogang School of Economics in …

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Deadly heatwaves could affect 74 percent of the world’s population

Seventy-four percent of the world’s population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change. Even if emissions are aggressively reduced, the percent of the world’s human population affected is expected to reach 48 percent. “We are running out of choices for …

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Economics Professor Emeritus Sumner La Croix awarded the Clio Can

The Cliometrics Society has awarded the “Clio Can” to University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa economics Professor Emeritus Sumner La Croix. The annual award recognizes leading scholars in economic history who have provided exceptional service to the field of cliometrics. Cliometrics is the application of economic theory and quantitative analysis to a wide range of historical issues. Cliometricians seek to examine and understand …

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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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