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UH GEO professor Camilo Mora, PhD candidate Kira Webster, and MA alum Jackie Dean were among a group of volunteers who planted koa and wiliwili saplings in Wahiawa this past Saturday, December 2nd. This effort was part of Dr. Mora's Carbon Neutrality Challenge to plant 1 million endemic trees in Hawaiʻi. See @CivilBeat article here: https://www.civilbeat.org/2023/12/planting-1-million-trees-in-hawaii-begins-with-200-saplings/
UH GEO Professor Mary Mostafanezhad and Ph.D. alum Henryk Szadziewski have published a new article in the Transaction of the Institute of British Geographers titled, "A case for popular geoeconomics: Angelina Jolie, China, and the semiotic limits of the archive." Access the article here: https://rgs-ibg.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/tran.12647
UH GEO MA student Tara Sutton is featured in the University of Hawaiʻi News for her involvement in the Red Hill Information Hub. Access the story, "Red Hill water data hub personal for graduate student," here: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2023/11/22/red-hill-data-sutton/.
UH GEO Professor and Department Chair Reece Jones (@reecejones) published a new collaborative article, "Interventions on public geographies,' in Political Geography. Access the article here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0962629823001853?dgcid=author.
AAG Webinar today, Friday, Nov. 17th at 11:00 am HST (4:00 pm ET) - UH GEO PhD candidate Tatsuki Kohatsu and PhD alum Kyle Kajihiro (Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at UHM) will be participating as panelists in today's webinar, "Troubling the 'American Lake': Archipelagic Perspectives on Militarization in Oceania." For more information and to register, visit: https://www.aag.org/webinar/troubling-the-american-lake-archipelagic-perspectives-on-militarization-in-oceania/.
HawaiiView has recently released a 30-m spatial resolution forest height map for the island of Maui (https://hawaiiview.org/data/l2fhm-maui/), predicted using Landsat-8 cloud-free mosaic and calibrated using airborne lidar data. This is an extension of the 30-m forest height map for Oʻahu (https://hawaiiview.org/data/l2fhm-oahu/) released two years ago. UH GEO Professor Qi Chen leads the project.
Webinar next Tuesday, Nov. 7th at 10 am HST (3 pm ET) hosted by the American Association of Geographers (AAG) titled, "Islands and Agriculture: The coevolution of agroecological systems and society in Hawai‘i" with panelist Dr. Noa Kekuewa Lincoln, UH Dept. of Tropical Plant & Soil Sciences. For details and to register, visit: https://www.aag.org/webinar/islands-and-agriculture-the-coevolution-of-agroecological-systems-and-society-in-hawaii/.
UH GEO professor Reece Jones is quoted The Texas Tribune on border barriers as 'powerful nationalist symbols,' that 'may not stop the movement of migrants,' https://www.texastribune.org/2023/10/23/texas-legislature-border-wall-spending-bill-house-appropriations/.
UH GEO is co-sponsoring an upcoming event at the East-West Center, "Reflections on Cross-Cultural Research and Methodologies," on Wednesday, Nov. 1st from 3pm HST. Anna Duerr (GEO MA student) and Dalilah Laidin (GEO PhD candidate) will be among the grad students who will present. Event details and registration to join online at: https://www.eastwestcenter.org/events/reflections-cross-cultural-research-and-methodologies.
UH GEO professor Camilo Mora and his daughter will talk about their Carbon Neutral Challenge project at the Mālama Mānoa general membership meeting tomorrow, Oct. 11, 6PM at the Honolulu Japanese Seventh Day Adventist Church. Daniel Dinell, President of Trees for Honolulu's Future, will also speak at the event.
#AAGWebinar this Thursday, Sept. 22 at 9am HST (3pm ET) in preparation for the Honolulu 2024 Annual Meeting - "Restoring Waiwai: Redefining Wealth to Foster Health & Abundance," with guest speakers Dr. Kawika Winter and Dr. Rosie Alegado. Register at: https://www.aag.org/webinar/restoring-waiwai/.
UH GEO professor Krisna Suryanata worked on the "Geography and Environment Joint Field School" from June 16 to July 23, 2023, capped by a workshop on "Collaborative Research and Learning in Southeast Asia." The two initiatives, funded by a Luce Foundation grant, brought 10 UH Mānoa students, two GEO faculty affiliates, and Prof. Suryanata to Indonesia, Thailand, and Cambodia. The East-West Center has a summary of summer field school here, https://www.eastwestcenter.org/training-exchanges/southeast-asia-field-school.
UH GEO affiliate graduate faculty and PhD alum Dr. Abby Gail Frazier spoke with The New York Times about the multiple factors that contributed to the Maui wildfires - article published Aug. 10, 2023 - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/10/climate/hawaii-fires-climate-change.html. Frazier is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Clark University.
UH GEO held an open meeting on Aug. 24th to discuss planning, local involvement needs and opportunities for the American Association of Geographers (AAG) 2024 Annual Meeting, which will be held in Honolulu from April 16-20. We were joined by Neil Hannahs of Hoʻokele Strategies, who is working with the AAG on local community engagement and arrangements. For resources to learn more about how to visit Hawaiʻi with the spirit of reciprocity: https://www.aag.org/annual-meeting-2024-hawaiian-resources/
UH GEO professor Dave Beilman was quoted in USA Today and The New Yorker about the fires on Maui as an "Anthropocene phenomenon," https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2023/08/09/how-did-the-maui-fires-start-human-habitation-may-be-partly-to-blame/70559241007/ and https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/08/28/the-burning-of-maui