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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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Sen. Inouye’s congressional papers available to the public

The congressional archival papers of the late Daniel K. Inouye, who served 53 years in Congress, 50 in the U.S. Senate, are now available to the public via the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library Congressional Papers Collection. The library is cataloging and digitizing 1,400 boxes of materials it received in 2014. Inouye died in December 2012 at the age of 88. Related UH News story: UH Mānoa preserves …

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UH campuses invited to explore Meaning and Management of Water

All University of Hawaiʻi faculty, staff and community partners are invited to share research, writing, practices and teaching materials exploring the “Meaning and Management of Water” as part of UH‘s annual systemwide focused inquiry project for AY 18–19. Faculty and community partners are invited to join the Laulima collaboration server platform SYS MM1Uto share resources, learning outcomes, assignments and other teaching materials related to water. The initiative follows …

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College of Education welcomes new director of Curriculum Research & Development Group

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education (COE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Barbara Dougherty as the fourth Director of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG). Former Richard G. Miller Endowed Chair of Mathematics Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Dougherty was previously the Director of the Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics & Engineering Education …

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Master of Public Administration Program accredited by NASPAA

The Master of Public Administration Program (PUBA) in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has been awarded accreditation from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). Accredited for a period of seven years, PUBA joins NASPAA’s expansive network of more than 195 accredited graduate programs in public service that span the United States and 14 countries. NASPAA accreditation is the global standard …

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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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Research reveals Rapa Nui people cultivated and managed crops

Research by an international team, including University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa geology professor Brian Popp, has shed new light on the fate of the ancient people of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). “It’s been proposed that vast forests of giant palm trees were cut down by the people of Rapa Nui leaving them among other things without canoes. With no canoes, they could no longer fish …

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