The Lāhui Hawaiʻi Research Center (LHRC) is part of the Kekaulike project, which is a collaboration between the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Native Hawaiian Student Services and the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College Hawaiian Studies department.
The Lāhui Hawaiʻi Research Center specifically aims to meet the following goals:
- Provide applied critical thinking dialogue for Native Hawaiian students around Hawaiʻi-focused issues,
- Prepare Native Hawaiian students for careers in research and applied thematic content areas like education, policy, health and governance
- Promote a Hawaiian place of learning through convening critical research opportunities
- Promote faculty and student scholarship
- Increase opportunities for Native Hawaiian students and faculty to present and publish their scholarship and research
These goals are aligned to several institutional objectives, namely outcomes from the University of Hawaiʻi System Hawaiʻi Papa o ke Ao and University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Ke Au Hou Native Hawaiian Advancement reports:
- “Foster multidisciplinary (Hawaiian Studies) research” (Ke Au Hou, p. 19)
- “Collaborate with the Hawaiian community to develop and initiate research on problems important to the Hawaiian community” (Ke Au Hou, p. 19)
- “Establish a broad based research collaborative effort” (Ke Au Hou, p. 19)
- “Create opportunities for interactions…hosting at least one conference…each year” (Ke Au Hou, p. 36)
- “Innovative programming (curriculum) using Hawaiian language and culture” (Hawaiʻi Papa o Ke Ao, p. 10)
- “Provide resources for Native Hawaiian undergraduates to attend conference; provide research support, academic support” (Ke Au Hou, p. 30)
- “Create and publish a quarterly journal” (Ke Au Hou, p. 19)
LHRC Student Conference
The Lāhui Hawaiʻi Research Center Student Conference provides a venue for undergraduate and graduate students to present and ideate on their scholarship and research. The conference is held on the UH Mānoa campus, during the spring semester, over the course of 2-3 days. Any native Hawaiian student may submit a presentation proposal or register to attend the conference.
The presentation submission portal will open in January, with registration to follow not long after.
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