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[VIDEO] UHM shark research on Jeff Corwin’s Ocean Mysteries

Tagged tiger shark

On April 26, ABC aired an episode of Jeff Corwin’s Ocean Mysteries television show featuring Carl Meyer’s shark research at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.  Meyer showed Corwin how to apply tags — sophisticated instruments strapped onto and ingested by sharks that are now helping to reveal novel insights into how one of the most feared and least understood ocean ... Read More »

JABSOM Dean discusses role of research in Hawaii’s economy

Jerris Hedges and Mazie Hirono

Jerris Hedges, Dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, met with U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono in Washington, DC on March 26, 2014. The Dean and the Senator discussed funding for the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI), a network of 18 research institutions which includes the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. The John A. Burns School of Medicine ... Read More »

CTAHR scientists create new app to track papaya virus and GE papaya

rainbow_papaya

Scot Nelson and Richard Manshardt, scientists with the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, have created a new citizen science app for iOS and Android users that tracks what they believe to be the declining incidence of papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) in the Honolulu area—as well as a possible increase in the incidence of PRSV-resistant genetically engineered (GE) papayas. ... Read More »

Scientists chart seafloor of one of the largest marine protected areas on Earth

Falkor mapping control room

On April 11, scientists returned from a 36-day mapping expedition to Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The Monument is the largest protected area in the United States, encompassing an area greater than all its national parks combined, yet over half its seafloor has never been mapped in detail due to the limited availability of the advanced sonar systems required. ... Read More »

Biomedical Sciences & Health Disparities Symposium

Biomedical Science Symposium at JABSOM

The Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Symposium held at Kaka`ako in early April drew award-winning research from students at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), MDs and Fellows in the JABSOM Residency Programs, the JABSOM Graduate Sciences Programs, and entries from the UH Manoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene and the UH Hilo Daniel K. Inouye School ... Read More »

Cities support more native biodiversity than previously thought

Honolulu skyline and grass

The rapid conversion of natural lands to cement-dominated urban centers is causing great losses in biodiversity. But Chris Lepczyk, an associate professor in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at UH Mānoa, is a contributor to a new study showing that surprisingly high numbers of plant and animal species persist and even flourish in urban environments—to the tune ... Read More »

Endangered language researchers awarded national grants

Girls with mats in traditional dance

Two University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa projects to preserve endangered languages were awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. These two projects were the only awards in the current round of National Endowment for the Humanities funding to be granted in the state of Hawaiʻi. See the National Endowment for the Humanities news release for more information. Making Pacific Languages Discoverable ... Read More »

Environmental issues of the Mariana Islands

Dr. Michael Hadfield, Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua, and Austin J. Shelton III

The Kewalo Marine Laboratory at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UH) this week hosted a discussion about environmental issues of the Mariana Islands. Austin Shelton, coordinator of the Humåtak Project, shared his experiences with coastal community ecosystem revival efforts that began in Humåtak, Guam after fishermen realized wildland fires and poor land-use practices were to blame for a decrease ... Read More »

“Pushing Boundaries, Shifting Perspectives” — Pacific Asian Studies research conference

Asami Nago

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s School of Pacific and Asian Studies’ (SPAS) 2014 Graduate Student Conference is titled “Pushing Boundaries, Shifting Perspectives: Remapping Asia and the Pacific Through a Transnational Interdisciplinary Lens.” The conference was held at UH Mānoa’s Center for Korean Studies from April 2-4. Here are a few highlights from UH Mānoa student research that was presented: ... Read More »

Tsunami forecaster Kwok Fai Cheung featured by National Sea Grant

Tsunami wave

Kwok Fai Cheung, a UH Sea Grant funded researcher and professor of ocean and resources engineering at UH Mānoa, was recently highlighted by the NOAA National Sea Grant Office as part of their Tsunami Preparedness Week spotlight series. With funding from Hawaii Sea Grant, Cheung has developed tsunami forecast methodology and a tsunami inundation model. While he has known he ... Read More »

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