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Native Hawaiian research highlighted at the Lāhui Hawaiʻi Research Center conference

Conference discussion session

The past, present and future of Kanaka ʻŌiwi (Native Hawaiian) research was highlighted at the inaugural Lāhui Hawaiʻi Research Center (LHRC) student conference held at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. On September 22 and 23, LHRC—part of the federal Title III Kekaulike Grant administered by Native Hawaiian Student Services at UH Mānoa and Hawaiian studies faculty at UH Maui College—hosted more than 40 Kanaka ʻŌiwi undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and community presenters who shared …

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Cancer exercise research program pairs students with patients

Paulette M. Yamada, an assistant professor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science (KRS), will be teaching undergraduate and graduate students how to use exercise training to maintain the health of cancer survivors as they undergo (toxic) cancer treatments. Yamada was named the 2017–2018 Hubert V. Everly Endowed Scholar in Education and is using her $10,000 …

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Global international education policies examined in new book

D. Brent Edwards, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education assistant professor, brings a new focus and new insights to the phenomena of global education policies and, relatedly, international policy transfer in his new book, The Trajectory of Global Education Policy: Community-Based Management in El Salvador and the Global Reform Agenda. While both of these issues have gained popularity in the field of …

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$1.35M Uehiro Foundation gift funds philosophy and ethics in education

UH’s Thomas Jackson encouraging inquiring minds

The Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education has pledged $1.35 million to support the University of Hawaiʻi Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education. This builds on their 2012 gift of $1.25 million which established the academy. Located in the College of Arts and Humanities, the academy is the home of philosophy for children Hawaiʻi (p4c Hawaiʻi). p4c Hawaiʻi is an innovative approach to education that is transforming the …

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UH education professor awarded Critic’s Choice Book Award

Hannah M. Tavares, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education associate professor, received the 2017 Critic’s Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) for her book, Pedagogies of the Image: Photo-archives, Cultural Histories and Postfoundational Inquiry. Each year, a committee of AESA members selects a number of titles it regards as outstanding books that may be of interest to those in educational …

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UHERO forecast: Slow ongoing despite arrivals boom

Honolulu skyline

The newest University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO) report focuses on the slowing economic growth for Hawaiʻi despite tourism numbers exceeding expectations. The Hawaiʻi economy is decelerating. Job growth this year will come in at less than one percent, down from nearly two percent just two years ago, the consequence of a flattening construction path and the natural effects of tightening labor markets. …

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UHERO forecast: Construction easing, but more in the pipeline

Honolulu skyline

The newest University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO) report focuses on construction in Hawaiʻi. After several years of rapid expansion, the pace of building has eased. A number of significant condo and retail projects have wrapped up on Oʻahu, while fewer new buildings have broken ground, resulting in an overall reduction in construction activity and employment. But statewide there remain enough new …

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Drop that Chalk!, a guide to better teaching in higher education

Marie Iding, an educational psychology professor with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Education, co-authored a new book, Drop that Chalk! A Guide to Better Teaching at Universities and Colleges. The book is designed for those planning to teach—or already teaching and hoping to improve instruction—in colleges, universities, or other institutions of higher education. Drop that Chalk! delineates the process of planning a …

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Chinese and U.S. scholars and journalists tackle issues related to global media

Sino-U.S. Media Forum participants

Scholars, journalists, students and community leaders from Beijing and Honolulu gathered August 14–15 at the 4th Sino-U.S. Media Forum to share knowledge and tackle issues related to global media and U.S.-China relations. The forum was titled, Media, Culture and Soft Power: Building a Global-Local Bridge in the Digital Age. An intercultural collaboration between Peking University’s School of Journalism and Communication and the …

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