News from the Department of Geography and Environment

UH Geography and Environment MA alum Jacqueline “Jacqui” Evans received the prestigious 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize for her work in trying to protect the oceans around her native Cook Islands. In @UHawaiiNews: - Congrats, Jacqui!

UH Geography and Environment affiliate faculty Laurel Mei-Singh, with @smwiebe, published an op-ed in @truthout titled, "A Decolonial Education Takes Shape at Mauna Kea’s Ecological University,"

UH Geography and Environment Dept. Chair and Professor Reece Jones (@reecejhawaii) is organizing sessions at @theAAG 2020 meeting in Denver on Political Geographies of Refugees and Asylum Seekers with @CMJ_Geog. E-mail title and abstract to organizers by Oct. 15. #aagDenver #CFP

UH Geography and Environment has a new undergraduate certificate in Geospatial Information Science. Students majoring in natural resource management, earth and ocean sciences, biophysical and social sciences may be interested in this certificate.

UH Geography & Environment affiliate faculty and @EastWestCenter Fellow, Dr. Abby Frazier (@AbbyGailFraizer) will present, "Supporting Climate Change Decision Making: Data Transformation & Knowledge Exchange w/Resource Managers in the Pacific Islands" on Oct. 8, 12-1pm in IT105A.

UH Geography and Environment former department secretary, Judy Naumu, retired in June 2019. The department recognized and thanked Judy for her service, at the graduate student welcome orientation in August. Mahalo and best wishes!

UH Geography & Env. lecturer Md. Azmeary Ferdoush is giving a talk titled, "To leave or to move: Experiences of citizenship along the border of Bangladesh & India" on Oct. 15, 12-1:15pm in Burns Hall 2118 as part of the UH International Cultural Studies Prgm Spring Speaker Series

UH Geography and Environment PhD student Kawēlau Wright passed her comprehensive exams last week. Congrats, Kawēlau!

UH Geography and Environment Associate Professor Camilo Mora is organizing the next tree planting event on Saturday, October 26. The goal is to plant 10,000 trees to offset Hawaiʻi's carbon emissions. For more information and to participate, register at

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Kyle Kajihiro will be part of the DeTours public programming talk story session on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 5-7pm at the Ka WaiWai Collective. The event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored with the @CBRHawaii.

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Aurora Kagawa-Viviani (@akkagawa) gave the keynote @thepurpleprize 2019 Kilo Hōkū demo day in Honolulu. She invited innovators and participants in the room to consider the roles of position and connections in the redesign of our systems.

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Dylan Beatty has a new paper titled, "Missionaries on Imperial Frontlines: Religious Geopolitics and Latter-day Saints during the Samoan Civil Wars" in the Journal of Mormon History,
Congrats, Dylan!

UH Geography and Environment Adjunct Professor Douglas Eisinger co-authored the article, "Conditions Leading to Elevated PM2.5 at Near-Road Monitoring Sites: Case Studies in Denver and Indianapolis" which published this May in @IJERPH_MDPI. Access it here:

UH Geography and Environment Assistant Professor Lisa Kelley co-authored the new article, "Flooding and Land Use Change in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia" published in Land @MDPIOpenAccess, Congrats, @LisaCKelley!

UH Geography & Environment PhD candidate Jacob Henry has a new paper in @geopol_jl which notes the importance of travel blogging to popular geopolitics, Jacob is currently conducting dissertation research in Namibia. Congrats, @jacobofhume!

UH Geography & Environment PhD candidate Dylan Beatty gave a talk at the Dept. of Geography, University of the Philippines-Diliman on August 29. The title of his talk was, "Peace, Stability and Maritime Militias: Visions of China's Role in Maritime Southeast Asia." @updgeography

UH Geography & Environment PhD candidate Aurora Kagawa-Viviani (@akkagawa) was invited to give the keynote speech at Kilo Hōkū 2019 @purple_maia Purple Prize Demo Day of innovations rooted in indigenous values. Sept. 21 @honolulumuseum Doris Duke Theatre,

TODAY, Sept. 18, 3:30pm - UH Geography & Environment Asst. Professor Yi Qiang will present, "Tracing the Curve of Bouncing Back: Data-Driven Approaches for Understanding Geographic Disparities of Community Resilience" in St. John 11 as part of the Dept. of NREM's seminar series.

UH Geography & Environment PhD candidate Kyle Kajihiro's response to a previous commentary in the @StarAdvertiser (Sept. 10, 2019) reframes the actions of the kiaʻi of Maunakea as non-violent resistance. Digital access of article available to subscribers:

TUES., Sept. 17 at Noon in 443 Saunders - "Oceans and Commons: Rahui and Legal Pluralism in French Polynesia," an author talk with Dr. Tamatoa Bambridge who recently co-authored the book, "Communs et océans: Le râhui en Polynésie." This public talk is sponsored by @CPISUH.

UH Geography & Environment Professor and Department Chair Reece Jones (@reecejhawaii) is giving a talk on Border Walls and Violent Borders on Monday Sept. 16 at the University of Michigan Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (@umichGISC):

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