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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.


Association of University Centers on Disabilities

AUCD Fellows Present Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint for Systems Change

Mon, 11 May 2015
Join the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship team to discuss issues of diversity and inclusion in University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs). The AUCD fellowship team is working with the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is working (AIDD) to enhance diversity and cultural competence of faculty, staff and students; cultivate partnerships; and respond to increasingly diverse communities across the country.


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Educators Learn About Positive Engagement and Self- Care at Professional Development Workshop

Tue, 07 Apr 2015
One hundred educators attended an educational, fun– filled day of reflection, connection, and celebration hosted by The Hawaiʻi Preschool Positive Engagement Project (HPPEP). The full day professional development workshop focused on the power of positive engagement and self-care, reflecting on their roles as educators, identifying work values, creating personal vision statements, and building networks with others. Participants ranged from early educators to university professors who work in a variety of settings. HPPEP believes that creating “You Time” is essential to positively engaging with others. Happy (and healthy) teachers will change the world!


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