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Bountiful Adaptations 24 March 2020

Bountiful Adaptations

Study on ag’s impact on Hawai‘i Island soil wins national award

How Polynesians adapted their agricultural strategies to patterns in biogeochemical processes on Hawai’i Island, and the long-term impact of different forms of agriculture on soil properties, are the subjects of a new study by Noa Lincoln of CTAHR’s Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences. The study has received a five-year, $825,000 award CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.

Candidates on Fire 16 March 2020

Candidates on Fire

Wildfire and climate change adaptation Extension faculty sought

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM) is advertising for an Extension specialist in wildfire science and management and climate change adaptation for Hawai‘i and the American-affiliated Pacific Islands. The successful candidate will develop an Extension program focused on wildfires and climate change with a broad range of constituents, including other Extension and research faculty, agency professionals, land-management agencies, and the general public. 

Gender Bending 16 March 2020

Gender Bending

New collection examines intersections of gender and fashion

Andy Reilly (Fashion Design & Merchandising) just published Crossing Gender Boundaries, which he co-edited with Ben Barry. This collection presents some of the most recent scholarship on the relationship between gender and fashion in historical and contemporary contexts. Through fourteen essays divided into three groups—looking at how dress creates, disrupts, and transcends gender—the chapters investigate gender issues through the lens of fashion. 

Guides to the Garden 27 February 2020

Guides to the Garden

A new audio track helps Kauaʻi tourists be respectful of Hawaiian culture and lands

Mehana Vaughan (NREM) has collaborated with two other scholars to research, create, and implement a new audio track to be played on the tourist shuttles that travel to remote parts of Kaua‘i. The recording informs riders about the sacred areas of Kaua‘i and the roles they have played throughout Kaua‘i's history, as well as how to have a respectful and safe visit.

Gay Styles 21 January 2020

Gay Styles

FDM professor presents on sexual identity and appearance

Fashion Design and Merchandising professor Andy Reilly gave a keynote address at the conference “Millennial Masculinities: Queers, Pimp Daddies, and Lumbersexuals,” at Massey University,  Wellington, New Zealand. The conference was geared toward scholars who examine the intersections of gender and appearance.

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