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Early college, early advantage
Early college, early advantage

A Kealakehe High graduate credits Mānoa Academy for setting her on the successful road to a dream major.

Tea and the power of Instagram
Tea and the power of Instagram

A CSS student-faculty research duo discovers a popular app can effectively market tea, even during a worldwide pandemic.

Quiet dynamo
Quiet dynamo

Kamakana Aquino is recognized for his efforts to strengthen the Native Hawaiian community at CSS.

Ominous news about coral reefs
Ominous news about coral reefs

A Geography doctoral student’s research sheds light on the impactful threat of climate change.

Building small island resilience
Building small island resilience

UH, University of The Bahamas build a partnership in sustainability, disaster risk reduction.

every scientist’s dream
every scientist’s dream

After earning a PhD in Economics, a researcher sees her paper published in a prestigious journal.

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The College of Social Sciences

Where Inspiration Leads to Change

Creating the next generation of global game changers solving the most pressing issues facing the world today.

Kahoolawe Research & Restoration
Geography and Environment students travel to Kahoolawe to conduct research and participate in restoration efforts.

One Million Trees
Geography Professor Camilo Mora shares his dream of planting one million trees in an effort to combat climate change.

Interested in majoring in Sociology? Visit our Undergradate Chair on Feb 6 for info on our degree and free pizza!

UH GEO has two combined Bachelor's and Master's (BAM) programs. Application for Fall admission is in March. For more information, visit https://geography.manoa.hawaii.edu/undergraduate/ and feel free to contact uhmgeo@hawaii.edu.

Aloha Mr. Ambassador! Robert Godec, U.S. ambassador to Thailand, visited #uhmanoa to converse with Thai students and alumni, and meet #css_uhmanoa faculty whose research focuses on Southeast Asia. ➡️https://bit.ly/3HMsA4h

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