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[VIDEO] Architecture is key for future Mars exploration

No one ever said space exploration would be comfortable. Inhospitable environments, deadly atmospheres, the possibility of storms and other natural outer space disasters—how will humans be able to both survive and thrive on places like Mars? One answer, is architecture. “Our entire lives, on other worlds, are going to be contained within the buildings we make while we’re there or …

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Law school hosts the India-Hawaiʻi environmental law symposium

The 2016 India-Hawaiʻi Law Symposium: Environmental Rule of Law, Environmental Courts, Climate, and Constitutions, will be held June 16, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law. Among many topics, speakers will address climate trends in Hawaiʻi, India’s climate initiatives and cases, and environmental crimes in Hawaiʻi. The symposium is a result …

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Climate experts to help vulnerable coastal communities

The University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program (Hawaiʻi Sea Grant) formed its newest center of excellence to assist coastal communities throughout Hawaiʻi and the Pacific islands prepare for the impacts of both natural and human-induced coastal hazards. Hawaiʻi Sea Grant’s Center for Coastal and Climate Science and Resilience brings together world-renowned university scientists and outreach professionals with government and community partners to focus …

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Law Professor Shalanda Baker selected for Fulbright award

Associate Professor of Law Shalanda H. Baker, faculty advisor to the Environmental Law Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law, has been selected for a Fulbright award to research the intersections of energy reform, climate change, and indigenous rights issues in Mexico. Her research begins this fall. Baker, founding director of the Energy …

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i-Lab opens at UH Manoa

The University of Hawaiʻi celebrated the grand opening of its new UH i-Lab (innovation lab) on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Inspired by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, also known as the D.School, the University of Hawaiʻi has created a lab based on those same principles of exposing students to experiences that get them involved with innovation and entrepreneurship. “Our …

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American Bar Association honors Sherry Broder for lifetime achievement

Sherry Broder, a lecturer at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law, adjunct research fellow at the East-West Center and a longtime Hawaiʻi attorney with expertise in complex civil litigation, will receive the American Bar Association’s 2015 Solo and Small Firm Lifetime Achievement Award. Broder’s work over more than three decades has epitomized the ideals of …

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David Rockwood selected as Fulbright specialist

David Rockwood

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Architecture Associate Professor David Rockwood has been selected for a Fulbright Specialist’s project in Vietnam at Danang University of Technology during the summer of 2014. His research will focus on the examination of existing Vietnamese housing stock, and evolution of new techniques for constructing affordable and sustainable housing in the country. “I am most honored to have …

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