Maui Renovates Student
Linda Lingle presents Chancellor Clyde Sakamoto with a check for
the renovation to Maui’s Student Service Building.
The state has released more than $6.7 million to renovate Maui’s
Student Service Building. The project includes renovating the interior
of the facility to meet current program needs and health and safety
concerns, removing corroded railings and hazardous materials, re-roofing,
refurbishing the air conditioning system and bringing the facility
into accessibility compliance
Gov. Linda Lingle presented Maui Chancellor Clyde
Sakamoto with a $6,775,000 check to finance the construction
costs during a visit to the college, where she met with Sakamoto
and toured the student services building.
the press release.
Researchers Look at Resource Management in the Amazon
Manoa Professor José Fragoso and
Researcher Kirsten Silvius were awarded
a $1.65 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The
grant will fund research to study biodiversity dynamics on indigenous
lands in the Brazilian Amazon. Fieldwork will begin in early 2006
and will focus on hunting practices by the Macuxi ethnic group
“We know that indigenous and other local peoples have many
ways of managing their resources,” Silvius explains. “These ‘systems’ are
not always formalized in the way modern-day wildlife managers or
conservation biologists formalize them. Rather, they are expressed
in the beliefs, practices and social structures of the societies
itself. For example, in many Amazonian societies, shamans and other
spiritual leaders make decisions about how many animals should
be killed during a hunt, and when the hunt should take place. This
is an effective form of hunting management.”
more about it.
Anthropologist Studies Kamehameha
Michael Graves, professor and chair of the Manoa’s anthropology
department, is part of a research team that was awarded a $100,000
grant to conduct archeological research on Kamehameha the Great.
Graves and Kehaunani Cachola-Abad, a graduate affiliate faculty
and cultural specialist at Kamehameha Schools, received the three-year
grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The project will involve archival and archaeological research,
documenting sources associated with North Kohala on the Big Island.
This is the area where Kamehameha was born, spent much of his youth,
and established himself as innovative and effective leader during
his rise to power. Cachola-Abad will also collect oral traditions
and other historical accounts detailing the strategies employed
more about it.
Law Recognized by Princeton Review
School of Law has been named one of the “Best Law Schools” in
Princeton Review. The school was ranked second when it comes to
having the Best Environment for Minority Students, and closed out
the top five with the Most Diverse Faculty. For more information,
read the press
release or visit the Princeton