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COE and CDS Remember Dr. Kim Weol-Soon Rupnow

Fri, 30 Oct 2015
Dr. Kim Weol-Soon Rupnow passed away on October 16, 2015 at the age of 61, having lived a determined, successful, and full life despite cancer. Rupnow began her career in the UH Mānoa College of Education (COE) as a lecturer and student before becoming an assistant professor in the college’s Center on Disability Studies (CDS) in 1993. Promoted to associate professor in 2007, she would continue her research and projects through her illness.

Baby's Daily Play App

Former CDS Faculty Member Develops DailyPlay App for Newborns

Tue, 27 Oct 2015
Former CDS Faculty Member, Norma Jean Stodden, has developed an educational app for newborns. Baby’s Daily Play App has 365 educational games for parents to play with baby - one for each day of baby’s first year! The daily games stimulate baby’s intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development!

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CDS Wins Native Hawaiian Education Program Grant

Fri, 09 Oct 2015
The U.S. Department of Education, Native Hawaiian Education Program (NHEP), has granted the UH Mānoa College of Education Center on Disability Studies (CDS) a $387K grant for year one of its Hawaii Positive Engagement Project (H-PEP). The project is scheduled to receive $1.3M over the next three years. The purpose of NHEP grants is to develop innovative education programs to assist Native Hawaiians.

RDS Journal

Volume 11, Issue 3 of the RDS Journal is now available!

Tue, 22 Sep 2015
The Fall semester is well under way and our International journal is receiving submissions from all over the world! The newest issue of the Review of Disability Studies (RDS), Volume 11, Issue 3 has something for everyone.

Pacific Rim Conference

Pacific Rim Call for Proposals is Now Open

Mon, 21 Sep 2015
The Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity is accepting proposals for the 2016 conference. Submissions will be considered for poster presentations, interactive roundtables, 30-minute topical presentations, 60-minute breakout presentations, 90-minute seminar/colloquium, and 120-minute interactive workshops.

Aina Aloha Mural

Aina Aloha Story Challenge: Writing from the Na’au

Thu, 17 Sep 2015
Aina Aloha Story Challenge is a creative writing competition, that challenges participants to create original written works from visual representations and ideas inspired by the current mural installation and exhibition.

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Founding Director of the Center for Disabilities Studies, Bob Stodden, Retires

Tue, 25 Aug 2015
One of the University of Hawai'i's longest-serving leaders, Dr. Robert Stodden, called an end to over three decades at the helm of the Center on Disability Studies (CDS) on December 31, 2014. Dr. Stodden, founder of the CDS, lead the center as it became a top-rated research and technical assistance unit with over 100 faculty and staff, and netting a whopping $17 million revenue a year in grants. As a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, the CDS rose to local and regional prominence through Stodden's unique leadership style and sweeping vision of inclusion that was unstoppable for decades. His decision to retire brought to a close a remarkable career of continuous service to the University and to the disability and education sectors at large.

CDS Offers Online Asynchronous Course in Disability History and Culture

Tue, 12 May 2015
Overview of the history of disability from a disability studies perspective, a multidisciplinary and global approach to studying disability perspectives, focused on personal and collective responses to difference(s) based on disability.