Science’s Sexual Assault Problem

A. Hope Jahren, a faculty member at UH makes the point that in encouraging girls to go into science we ignore the downsides that women in science frequently experience. “They need to know that daring to act upon their dreams of science can be both a beautiful and a dangerous thing.”

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Mark Takai Sign Waving/Canvassing Schedule

Come out and show your support for Mark’s Campaign for Congress.

Sign-waving this Saturday, October 25, at the UH Football Game from 2 to 5 pm.
Location: the corner of Salt Lake Blvd and Kahuapaani Street. Right near Aloha Stadium

Click here for a listing of times and locations of his other upcoming sign waving and canvassing events.

Mahalo for your continued support!

Salary Research Database Updated and Redesigned

The database containing University of Hawaii Faculty data has been updated for the fall of 2014 and published in a new, interactive format, including executive management salaries from July of 2013. Take a look and let us know what you think!

Marilyn B. Lee for State House District 36

As the mother of a college professor who works at a public university, I understand many of the issues facing University faculty.

The University of Hawaii is vital to the prosperity of our state, and to the preparation of informed, involved citizens. The University is first and foremost an academic institution.

If elected, I will do all I can to support and strengthen the University’s faculty, particularly in the area of salary. Institutional resources must be committed to incentive programs, which support faculty development in the areas of teaching, research and service.

I am a strong supporter of the concepts of academic freedom and tenure.

UH West O‘ahu Assistant Professor Wins the UH Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching Award

Richard Jones is an assistant professor in elementary education at UH West O‘ahu and serves on the UHPA Board of Directors.

A true believer that science is everywhere, he adapts and modifies numerous lessons, labs and activities to use local data, local geomorphology and local issues to which the students can directly relate.

Prior to joining UH West O‘ahu, Jones was a science teacher in Montana and Kaua‘i. He also worked at the U.S. Department of Energy as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow where he focused on science education programs.  Students leave his classroom with a genuine appreciation and understanding of science and the ability to teach it themselves. “My outlook on science is so much different now. I actually love science and am so excited to try all the wonderful things I did in this course with my future students,” said a UH West O’ahu elementary education student.

Jones’ leadership duties include being the president of the Hawai‘i Science Teachers Association and one of the co-principal investigators for the university’s $245,000 STEM Center of Excellence Grant. He was also recently appointed to the National Science Teachers Association Committee on College Science Teaching where he will help guide policies, programs and activities related to the teaching of college science.