As we continue to recover and thrive through the pandemic years, we are proud to showcase the incredible work and accomplishments of our stellar faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community. Please enjoy this issue, spanning 2021–2022.
Welcome to Currents, the College of Education’s annual magazine. Each issue highlights our award-winning programs as well as the many achievements of our multitalented faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors, and friends.
Normally published each spring, the events of 2020 have delayed the dissemination of the magazine. Despite the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the college remains committed and prepared to produce quality future teachers, athletic trainers, exercise science, educational leaders and administrators, and rehabilitation counselors.
Attracting faculty members and students locally and from around the world, the college provides programs in educational research, policy studies, curriculum development, professional development, allied health care, educational services, and teacher and educational leader preparation. Take a look at some of our phenomenal faculty, students, and alumni in this issue.
In September 2017, UH launched the multimedia campaign, Be a hero. Be a teacher. to celebrate teaching as a profession while addressing teacher shortages in Hawai‘i. The widely acclaimed campaign was directed and driven by the COE’s beloved late Ernest “Niki” Libarios Jr., Director of the Office of Student Academic Services (see pg. 17). Check … read more of Currents, June 2018
The Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS) was the first recipient of the UH Mānoa Academic Advising Unit Award for Excellence and Innovation. In 2016, OSAS implemented a new leadership structure, improved upon existing procedures, introduced new initiatives, and earned several faculty/staff awards. Read about some of their highlights during the year.
College of Education programs address the broad disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through cultural practices, diverse populations, and the natural environment to illustrate how STEM and its practitioners exist all around us. In this issue are just some examples of how STEM in the COE is taught through a multi-lens approach.
Voice of the Sea began airing on KFVE on January 5, 2014. By the end of the year, the series had won six Telly Awards. Hosted by Dr. Kanesa Duncan Seraphin, associate professor in the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) and director of the UH Sea Grant Center of Excellence in Marine Science Education, … read more of Currents, June 2015
The Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Worldwide Voyage (WWV) was well underway in 2013 when the College of Education joined educational leadership from around the state in being among the first to sign the Promise to Children and took part in a symbolic “Education Leadership Sail.” In November 2013, the college was one of more than 175 … read more of Currents, April 2014
Experience, dedication, and respect – these are words that describe Dean Donald B. Young who was appointed as Dean of the College of Education in August 2012. He began his career with the COE as a science teacher in the University Laboratory School and curriculum developer in the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) after … read more of Currents, April 2013
Special guest Dr. Pedro Noguera delivered two lectures on education reform during the 2011 College of Education Homecoming. The Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University, Noguera’s scholarship and research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions in the urban environment.