News from the Department of Geography and Environment

UH Geography & Environment PhD candidates Aurora Kagawa-Viviani, Joannie Pan, Sayaka Sakuma, and other volunteers put together images of COVID-19 information, some Hawaiʻi-specific, gathered and tailored from CDC, WHO, @HIgov_Health. In English & Japanese, https://bit.ly/3dBCeW5

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Hunter Heaivilin started an online map with links to food hubs across Hawaiʻi as an effort to connect residents with locally produced foods during the statewide order to 'Stay At Home' amid COVID-19 outbreak. https://supersistence.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/hubs_map.html

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Kyle Kajihiro and affiliate faculty Laurel Mei-Singh submitted an op-ed to @StarAdvertiser Island Voices on why this summer’s RIMPAC exercises in Hawaiʻi should be cancelled, https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/03/29/editorial/island-voices/this-is-no-time-for-rimpac-exercises/

Congrats to PhD student Foley Pfalzgraf who passed her comprehensive exams this week @FoleyPfalzgraf

In this difficult time for our faculty, students, and community, the Department of Geography and Environment is pausing its social media presence. Aloha and stay safe! Current @UHManoa information on COVID-19 is here: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2020/03/12/uh-actions-address-covid-19/

UH Geography and Environment Alumni News - Ben Schrager (PhD, 2019; @benschrager) published a new article in cultural geographies titled "Using YouTube to share a collaborative ethnography project on artisan chicken in Japan," https://doi.org/10.1177/1474474020909466 @UHAlumni #FacesOfManoa

UH Geography and Environment MA student Jacqueline Dean was awarded the Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship and a USINDO summer studies grant for 10 weeks of immersive Indonesian in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. #FacesOfManoa

UH Geography and Environment PhD student Michelle Harangody was awarded the Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship to study Thai. She was also awarded the Fulbright Fellowship for her research on the political ecology of conservation in Maya Bay, Thailand. #FacesOfManoa

UH Geography & Environment Associate Professor Camilo Mora is quoted in @StarAdvertiserʻs report on SB2077, a bill to establish an annual Hawaiʻi tree planting program: "Hawaii lawmakers considering legislative proposal to plant 1M native trees annually," https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/03/07/hawaii-news/state-moving-bill-to-plant-1-million-native-trees-annually/?HSA=b227ba360a7a83e4d418c46b8d5e07be8ae54f01#FacesOfManoa

UH Geography & Environment Alumni Headlines - Micah Fisher (PhD, 2019) is featured as the Alumni Spotlight of the latest UH Center for Southeat Asian Studies (@uhcseas) newsletter: https://www.cseashawaii.org/2020/02/alumni-spotlight-micah-r-fisher/ @UHAlumni @radandima

Registration for summer sessions @UHManoa began this week. 14 of the 15 UH Geography and Environment summer course listings are Online courses: https://www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/avail.classes?i=MAN&t=202040&s=GEOG

UH Geography & Environment Professor Reece Jones' book Violent Borders is featured in a review forum in @Pol_Geog_Jl after winning the inaugural @RGS_PolGRG Book Award, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2019.102129

CANCELLED: This week's UH Geography & Environment lecture series talk on March 12, by Dr. Heidi Hausermann, Assistant Professor in Anthropology & Geography at Colorado State University, is cancelled.

UH Geography & Environment Associate Professor Camilo Mora is co-presenting a talk, "Broad Impacts of Climate Change on Humanity," as part of the Friends of Waikiki Aquarium's Distinguished Lecture Series. Tues. March 10th, 6:00pm at Tenney Theatre, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/distinguished-lecture-series-broad-impacts-of-climate-change-on-humanity-tickets-94734857509

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Aurora Kagawa-Viviani has a new research article, "Spatial Patterns and Trends in Surface Air Temperatures and Implied Changes in Atmospheric Moisture Across the Hawaiian Islands, 1905–2017" in JGR: Atmospheres. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JD031571

Alumni News - UH Geography and Env. alumni Dr. Ryan Longman joined the @EastWestCenter's Research Program as a Fellow in Nov. 2019. He is working on a Drought Knowledge Exchange Project with Dr. Abby Frazier (@AbbyFrazier), also a dept. alumni. Congrats! https://www.eastwestcenter.org/about-ewc/directory/ryan.longman

TODAY, Fri., March 6, 9:00am in 442 Saunders - UH Geography & Environment MA student Kirsten Moy will present her thesis, "Of Mantas and Men: Understanding the Intersection of Hawaiʻi's Reef Manta Ray and Its Growing Tourism Industry." Her committee chair is Prof. Alison Rieser.

Public lecture TODAY, Thurs., March 5th @ Noon in 443 Saunders - "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Urban Forest Research," by Associate Professor Andrew Millward, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

UH Geog. & Env. Professor Reece Jones' book, Open Borders, reviewed in the J. of Borderland Studies (@jborderstudies): "articulate(s) the concept of open borders, its politics, and a blueprint for action" that is "inspiring," "exemplary," and "valuable, " https://doi.org/10.1080/08865655.2020.1727762

Public lecture this Thurs., March 5th @ Noon in 443 Saunders - "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Urban Forest Research," by Associate Professor Andrew Millward, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

TODAY, Monday, March 2, 1:15pm-2:30pm in 442 Saunders - UH Geography and Environment PhD student Hunter Heaivilin will present his dissertation proposal, "Local Food, Global Capital: Agrarian Change in Hawai’i." His committee chair is Professor Krisna Suryanata.

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