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SCI in the News, Spring 2024

SCI in the News, Spring 2024


Recent external news articles showcasing the School of Communication and Information and its Programs. News from the College of Social Sciences, UH Mānoa Outstanding on so many levels In addition to honors and accolades, Amee Hiʻilawe Neves will look back at her UH Mānoa years, …

Tori Dejournett

Dow Jones News Fund Chooses Journalism Major Tori DeJournett for Prestigious Summer Internship, Including National-level Training and a Turn at Hawaiʻi Public Radio


Graduating senior Journalism major Tori DeJournett is one of only 86 college students chosen nationwide this summer to serve in a paid Dow Jones News Fund internship. DeJournett is among the 13 of those interns who also will attend complementary digital-media training at the Walter …

PHOTO By Lili Hurd, CB Editor Patti Epler, left, and UH prof Brett Oppegaard talking to Jour 481 class

Journalism Program Earns University-wide Accolades for Innovation and Assessment


“Innovation and Entrepreneurship” is the name of the capstone class in the Journalism program at UH Mānoa, setting up expectations that the course also has been delivering. That class, JOUR 481, taught by Program Director Brett Oppegaard, has been chosen once again to represent the …

Presentation at the Architecture Auditorium

Spotlight on the School of Communication and Information at the Successful Inaugural Open House


The School of Communication and Information held its very first Open House on April 5 with over a hundred engaged attendees made up of alumni, community stakeholders, faculty, and students.  The open house aimed at showcasing the new School’s work around the core mission of …

Manoa Mirror

The Mānoa Mirror adds two new sources of news to Hawaiʻiʻs media landscape, fueled by the work of Journalism majors


Much more local news is circulating in the state this semester due to a new project in the Journalism Program at UH called The Mānoa Mirror. The Mirror includes both a website and an Instagram channel that publishes stories, photos, videos, podcasts and other types …

Lis Ala

UHM LIS Program Receives Full Accreditation from the American Library Association


The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library and Information Science (LIS) Program received full continued accreditation from the American Library Association (ALA) for the maximum seven years. It’s the only accredited professional school for librarians and archivists in the state. This is the Program’s first …

Rachel Neo

Spotlight on Professor Rachel Neo


Originally from sunny and humid Singapore, Professor Neo completed her doctoral degree in Communication at the Ohio State University before starting her tenure track position within the Communication Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. 

Emiko and Denise

Congratulations to Dr. Emiko Taniguchi-Dorios, recipient of the 2023 College of Social Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching


CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Emiko Taniguchi-Dorios, Associate Professor in Communicology on receiving the 2023 College of Social Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching! The selection criteria for the Excellence in Teaching Award include: a) subject mastery and scholarship; b) teaching effectiveness and creativity; and c) personal …


From the Frontlines of the “War” to Save the World’s Rhinos


Professor Julien Gorbach offers a preview of what a foreign correspondence course (JOUR 459) will prepare you to do. Aloha! This is a dispatch from a research camp in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, “deep in the bush,” as people here would say. Just beyond …

Charieze Cacayorin

Meet Charieze Cacayorin, Communicology MA Student, Actress, and Singer in a Newly Released Feature Film, My Partner


Charieze Lianne Cacayorin joined the Master of Arts in Communicology (COMG) program this Fall semester. Charieze, born in the Philippines, came to Oʻahu when she was 7 years old. Charieze’s undergraduate degrees were in Human Development and Family Studies and Philippine Language and Culture, but …