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The deadline for all applicants is February 1, 2019, for fall admission.

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News & Events

Welcoming New CIS PhD Students

We are happy to announce that CIS program is having five new Ph.D. students this Fall.  Please join us in welcoming them on Thursday, Aug 16th.    The orientation for the students will be in the Hamilton Library 3F from 1:30 – 2:30.   All fellow CIS Ph.D. students are invited to join us at […]

Philipp Jordan Awarded with Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Philipp Jordan, CIS Ph.D. candidate has been awarded a 2018 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship by Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honor Society.   No more than six recipients are selected for this prestigious award each year. The fellowships ($3,000 each) are awarded to promising doctoral students who are working on their dissertations in […]

CIS 720 Seminar- talk by Nalani Balutski on Indigenous Research Methodologies

Please join us this Monday at 4:30 in HL 3F for the 3rd in a series of presentations on Indigenous Research Methodologies. The presentation will be by Nalani Balutski, who a Research Assessment Specialist at the School of Hawaiian Knowledge, UHM, and co-author of the article, “Kanaka ‘Ōiwi Methodologies”. More about our speaker is available […]

Kelsea Hosoda’s article on Native Hawaiian Methodology

    CIS Ph.D. candidate Kelsea Hosoda writes about Native Hawaiian culture and it’s place in the scientific discourse in Hawaii Bussiness Magazine.     Papaku Makawalu is a methodology for teaching and understanding Hawaiian culture, including Hawaiian knowledge and values, and Kelsea shows examples of possible usage of this approach in different disciplines.    Read this inspiring […]

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