Social Science Research Institute
Social Sciences Building 704
2424 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8930
Fax: (808) 956-2884
The Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) facilitates and supports interdisciplinary, applied research that addresses critical, social, environmental, and economic problems primarily in Hawai'i and the Asia Pacific region. This is done through collaboration with faculty and students throughout the University of Hawai'i and with other educational and research institutions, regional and international organizations, the private sector, and federal, state, and county agencies. It is supported largely by contracts and grants from public agencies and private organizations.
SSRI, which serves as the research division of the College of Social Sciences, provides practical experience to students at the University of Hawai'i through involvement in research, planning, and training projects. SSRI's staff assists county, state, and federal agencies and local community groups in Hawai'i with training and technical assistance. SSRI is also working with instructional units to integrate SSRI's research efforts into courses offered at the University of Hawai'i.
The institute is currently working in five problem areas: crime, drug abuse, youth problems, and poverty; resources, sustainable development, and futures research; telecommunication and information policy; culture, language and social problems; and health services and health policy. SSRI also cooperatively manages the UH Economic Research Organization (UHERO) with the Department of Economics and the Globalization
University of Hawai'i Press
2840 Kolowalu Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8257
Fax: (808) 988-6052
University of Hawai'i Press publishes and distributes books and journals of high merit that reflect the regional or special interests and responsibilities of the University and other scholarly research organizations. All titles carry the imprint "University of Hawai'i Press." UH Press is a member of the Association of American University Presses, the Association of American Publishers, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, Hawai'i Book Publishers Association, and the International Association of Scholarly Publishers. UH Press publishes books of regional interest, scholarly monographs, textbooks, and scholarly journals. (UH Press also operates a sales program-East-West Export Books-in Asia and the Pacific on behalf of American scholarly publishers.) Editorial control (final approval of manuscripts) is vested in a board made up of University of Hawai'i faculty members appointed by the senior vice president for academic affairs. Faculty members are encouraged to submit book-length manuscripts to the executive editor. Journal papers should be submitted to the editor-in-chief of the appropriate journal.
University and Community Relations
Office of University and Community Relations
2444 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-6106
Fax: (808) 956-9701
University and Community Relations promotes the image of and enhances support for the University of Hawai'i system through a wide range of public relations, publicity and communication services. Three units report to the Executive Director for University and Community Relations: Public Relations and Special Events incorporates marketing, media relations, special events management and other public relations functions. Community and Alumni Relations serves as the University's liaison to community, alumni and government organizations. Creative Services provides editorial, photographic and design support for communication via print and on-line publications, special broadcast programs and other vehicles. For information, call 956-6106, send mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hawaii.edu/ur. The office also maintains the University's on-line events calendar in cooperation with Information Technology services; see
2777 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
Tel: (808) 923-9741
Fax: (808) 923-1771
Waikiki Aquarium displays more than 2,500 specimens representing over 400 vertebrate and invertebrate species. The exhibits focus primarily on coral reefs and feature up-close experiences at the "Edge of the Reef" outdoor exhibit, educational talks about the Hawaiian Monk Seal, and other interpretive presentations. An audio tour provides additional information about exhibits. The Aquarium also offers a marine education program with classes, workshops, school tours, and a lecture series on marine science. Research activities include Coral propagation, shark biology, larval studies and the reproduction of cuttles and the chambered nautilus. The aquarium is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Christmas.
Water Resources Research Center
2540 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7847
Fax: (808) 956-5044
Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) conducts research on Hawai'i's water resources, assists and promotes instruction in water resources in several academic departments, provides training opportunities for engineers and scientists through research, and communicates research results to users. Interdisciplinary research is broadly based in physical and biological sciences, technology, ecology, and social sciences. The research encompasses hydrology and hydraulic engineering, geology, geophysics and geochemistry, microbiology, chemistry, zoology, oceanography, sanitary engineering and public health, climatology and soil physics, agricultural engineering and forestry, and socioeconomic and legal issues. WRRC operates laboratories and field research facilities and administers the Environmental Center whose mission is to focus on ecological relationships, natural resources, and environmental quality.