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Field testers at Muir Woods pilot testing an audio accessibility app for national parks
New opportunities for visually impaired visitors at national parks
October 24, 2018

Members of the Silicon Valley and San Francisco chapters of the American Council of the Blind field tested the UniD app at Muir Woods National Monument in April 2018.

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Vance Roley, dean, Shidler College of Business; Jeff Shonka, president & CEO, First Insurance Company of Hawaii; Steve Tabussi, senior vice president, First Insurance Company of Hawaii; and Unyong Nakata, executive director of development, Shidler College of Business.
First Insurance Company established second $1 Million Professorship at Shidler College

First Insurance Company of Hawai‘i (FICOH), the oldest and largest insurance company headquartered in Hawai‘i, has donated $500,000 to fund a second faculty endowment at the UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business.

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Image of 3 children reading a giant book
Bridging four-year-old students with big kid success
October 12, 2018

Nearly half of 2012’s incoming kindergarten students did not attend pre-kindergarten programs, according to the Hawai‘i State School Readiness Assessment. Three years later, fewer than half of the students in this class had reached reading proficiency for third-graders.

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Hawaiian Crow
Disney Conservation Fund Helps UH Hilo Team Protect the Sounds of the Forest

A team from the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environment Sciences program (TCBES) and Biology Department at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo(UHH)is the latest recipient of support from the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) for its work to promote successful conservation of the critically endangered ʻAlalā or Hawaiian Crow.

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Heard of elephants
Safe for Elephants and People
October 9, 2018

When African elephants leave the safety of wildlife parks and wander onto farmland, the consequences can be serious.

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Group photo of mens basketball team in Australia
Life-changing visits Down Under for men’s and women’s basketball teams
October 5, 2018

Each team’s journey was a mission of goodwill and togetherness. Players, boosters, and coaching staffs created new connections, strengthened existing bonds, celebrated the beauty of competition, and perhaps sowed a few seeds for future recruiting.

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