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New research partnership strives “To Uplift the Mana and Aspirations of Indigenous Peoples”

Researchers celebrate the signing of a Letter of Understanding

College of Social Sciences and JABSOM partner with University of Auckland, Massey University Academic units at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa have entered into an international indigenous research partnership with the University of Auckland and Massey University in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Their goal is to connect scholars who are interested in multidisciplinary and collaborative community-based research in the Pacific. ... Read More »

Where have all the codfish gone?

copepod

The mega-decline in cod and other fisheries across the North Atlantic Ocean threatens the livelihood of fishermen and communities in New England and Atlantic Canada.  One suspect in the disappearance of cod and other groundfish is the food source for their young: a planktonic copepod crustacean, no larger than a grain of rice.  Recent changes in local copepod populations have ... Read More »

Two IfA exoplanet studies included in APS top science news stories of 2013

Habitable zone around a star

The American Physical Society web page, “Physics Newsmakers of 2013” says under the heading “Exoplanets,” “2013 was another banner year for the search for another Earth” and specifically mentions two discoveries that IfA astronomers participated in: Nader Haghighipour was part of the team that found three planets orbiting star Gliese 667C in the habitable zone, and Erik Petigura and Andrew ... Read More »

[VIDEO] The science of the sting

Jellyfish researcher

Dr. Angel Yanagihara of the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai`i Mānoa, and William Gillan, educator at Boynton Beach High School, have produced an interesting and educational video, The Science of the Sting, featuring Yanagihara’s research program on the box jelly and a discussion of her experience as a research scientist. Developed with funding from ... Read More »

The Pavel’s $10M gift invests in premier UH expertise in ocean, earth and sky

Guenther Hasinger

When Victor and Margaret (Peggy) designated the University of Hawai‘i Foundation as the primary beneficiary of their estate, they wanted to keep their identity private and preferred no personal publicity for what would turn out to be the largest estate gift to UH in UH history. Fortunately, they gave us permission to posthumously acknowledge them, and let Hawai‘i know who ... Read More »

UH astronomer named Sloan Foundation fellow

C. Baranec

Dr. Christoph Baranec of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Institute for Astronomy (IfA) has been selected as one of 126 recipients of a 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced today in New York. Awarded annually since 1955, the two-year fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as the next generation of ... Read More »

Medical school leads the nation in NIH biomedical research

Medical School Research

For the third year in a row, the University of Hawai`i Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) leads the nation among U.S. land grant universities without a university hospital in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to annual NIH figures. JABSOM, which partners with Hawai`i’s major medical centers to provide settings for clinical training, was awarded $57 million in grants and ... Read More »

The Kamehameha butterfly is declining and needs the public’s help

Kamehameha butterfly

The population of the Kamehameha butterfly—Hawai‘i’s state insect, which can be found nowhere else in the world—is on the decline, and University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa researchers are asking the public’s help to find out why. A team from UH Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) is launching the Pulelehua Project, which, with the public’s assistance, will ... Read More »

The secret lives of whales

Short-finned pilot whale

UH graduate students lead research effort aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor Scientists from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) have been allocated over 100 days at sea, spread out over the next 6 months, aboard the R/V Falkor, the oceanographic research ship belonging to the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI; ... Read More »

Corroborating the castaway story

Path of tracers

The fisherman’s improbable 13-month voyage from Mexico westward across the Pacific agrees with simulations of a computer model developed at the University Hawai‘i at Mānoa International Pacific Research Center. Scientist Nikolai Maximenko and Scientific Programmer Jan Hafner placed 16 tracers into their ocean model 200 nautical miles southwest of the coastal fishing village Chiapas, Mexico, on December 20, 2012, around the ... Read More »

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