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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.