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Save the Dates: October 9-11, 2017

Mon, 12 Sep 2016
The dates for the annual Pacific Rim International Conference are October, 9-11, 2017. This year's conference will be held at three adjoining hotels - The Modern Honolulu, The Hilton Hawaii Village and Resorts and the Hawai'i Prince Hotel.

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Volume 12, Issues 2 & 3 of the RDS Journal are Now Available!

Thu, 01 Sep 2016
This special issue of The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal (RDS) features eight original articles that analyze how disability and aging appear within research and policy in Canada, the United States, Australia and Switzerland. The articles in this international collection use interdisciplinary perspectives to explore the relationship between disability and aging in its complexity. They expose and challenge age and disability related myths and misconceptions and reconsider why global population matters.


Hawaiʻi Positive Engagement Project: Skill Sets to Enhance Learning with Kanoa Switzer

Mon, 08 Aug 2016
Presented by Kanoa Switzer and hosted by the Hawaii Positive Engagement Project (H-PEP). Come learn about:The role of expanded awareness for yourself and keiki; The Bowl of Light metaphor and how it can be applied in your daily classroom or home settings; 5 traditional patterns of learning; A visual strategy for spelling; How negative emotions can immediately affect our physical bodies; How our mindsets can affect our learning; and much more!

Register Now for Fall Disability Studies Courses at UH

Thu, 04 Aug 2016
Five Exciting Courses for Fall! All courses are offered through distance education. Current students, residents and non-residents (international and out of state students) may apply for DDS courses through Outreach College and pay in-state tuition rates.

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Center on Disability Studies Welcomes Summer Interns

Fri, 15 Jul 2016
The Center on Disability Studies in the UH Mānoa College of Education is hosting five interns from the Summer Youth Employment Program. The program provides real life employment experiences for high school and college students with disabilities.

Rev Up! Make the Disability Vote Count

National Disability Voter Registration Week

Fri, 08 Jul 2016
The REV UP Campaign is coordinating a National Disability Voter Registration Week to increase the political power of people with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community.

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New Director of the Center on Disability Studies Selected

Fri, 20 May 2016
Patricia Morrissey has been selected to serve as Director of the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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The 2016 Pacific Rim Conference on Disability and Diversity was a Success!

Tue, 03 May 2016
The 2016 Pacific Rim Conference on Disability and Diversity was held on April 25 & 26, 2016 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The conference attracted over 800 participants from around the world.


Hawaiʻi Positive Engagement Project: Strengths Based Professional Development for Early Educators

Mon, 18 Apr 2016
Come join the PEP movement of FREE strengths- based professional development! This 10 week session is designed to build positive engagement and grow strengths of Hawaii's early educators. We are focused on preschool and early elementary educators (teachers, aides, administrators), but it is open to anyone who considers themselves an educator is is willing to come learn and grow with us.

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Volume 12, Issue 1 of the RDS Journal is now Available

Wed, 13 Apr 2016
The latest issue of RDS is out! You won't want to miss this edition featuring research articles on the built environment and disability studies in education, as well as a film review of the film Becoming Bulletproof. Become a subscriber today - subscriptions start at just $25.00.