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‘Reach for the Stars’ at UH on Dec. 10

December 2nd, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Education, Events, Science, Technology

A former astronaut turned renowned physicist and a project manager from NASA’s Mars Curiosity mission will be in Hawaii next week. They will both be featured at “Reach for the Stars,” a special public event hosted at the University of Hawaii on Wednesday, Dec. 10. Loren W. Acton flew on Space Shuttle Mission STS-51-F in 1985, orbiting […]

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Hawaii Student Speech Muffled (Again)

May 2nd, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Education, Hawaii, Media

Student speech on college campuses is again being challenged in Hawaii, with two separate stories surfacing in recent weeks: the administration take-over of Kapi‘o, the student newspaper at Kapiolani Community College, and a lawsuit filed against UH Hilo over restrictions placed on the distribution of literature on school grounds. They’ve definitely stirred up memories of my college journalism […]

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Cyber Hui to Celebrate Security-Savvy Students

April 26th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Education, Events, Technology

Next Saturday, the Cyber Hui is hosting its Cyber Hui Celebration at The Box Jelly in Kakaako, presenting trophies to the to three teams from the Kukui Cup cyber security scrimmage (not to be confused with the other Kukui Cup competition). As a virtual competition, the school whose computer systems were targeted in the exercise was […]

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Learn to code in a weekend at UH

January 2nd, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Education, Events, Technology

“Learn programming” is a very likely entry in the average geek’s list of new year’s resolutions. But while resources abound to learn to code on your own, taking a class and asking questions is probably better for those in a hurry. And if you’re in a real hurry, this weekend’s “Firehose Learn2Code” workshop is for […]

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Commercial Highlights UH Manoa “Lifestyle”

September 6th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Education, Sports, Television, Video

This past weekend’s opening college football game between the UH Manoa Warriors and the Colorado University Buffaloes was broadcast live on ESPN. And during one of the commercial breaks, both universities got some airtime to show off their stuff. For UH, the theme of the day was “Lifestyle.”

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Class on Social Media in Disaster Response Previewed

August 17th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Education, Government, Social Media, Technology

A federal program to train government employees, first responders, and other disaster response personnel in the use of services like Twitter and Facebook got its first trial run yesterday. The Hawaii-based National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) held a pilot demonstration of its course titled “Social Media for Natural Disaster Response & Recovery” at the […]

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Makery Aims to Make More Makers

June 1st, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Education, Technology

In recent years, there’s been a resurgence of enthusiasm for do-it-yourself projects, particularly with an engineering or technical bent. Though it may inspire visions of Rube Goldberg contraptions and accidental electrocutions, the vibrant movement is growing fast, celebrated at annual Maker Faire events (organized by the publishers of Make Magazine) as a “showcase of invention, […]

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Ryan Suenaga Scholarship

May 6th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Education, People

Less than a week before Hawaii social worker and social media stalwart Ryan Suenaga lost his life, he posted to Twitter: “One of my life goals is to leave 10 percent of my estate to a scholarship for Buddhists from Hawaii studying social work.” Ryan’s devotion to his job, and his passionate feelings about both […]

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State Senator Hosting Twitter Town Hall

January 5th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Education, Politics, Social Media

Hawaii voters approved the change from an elected board last year, but it will take legislative action to determine how the new system will work. On Friday, Sen. Jill Tokuda, chair of the Senate Education Committee, is hosting a “Twitter Town Hall,” or “Twitterview.” She’ll be taking comments and answering questions about planned legislation that […]

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E-Waste Recycling Next Week

October 21st, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Business, Education, Environment, Events, Gadgets, Technology

Whether you’re a geek with a packrat streak or an organization with a closet full of old computers, next week brings a valuable opportunity to safely and responsibly dispose of your unwanted electronics — free of charge. The University of Hawaii is hosting its “Biennial Education & Government eWaste Disposal Days.” There are separate drop offs […]

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