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It takes a village: Rosie Alegado and coastal microbial communities

Rosie Alegado

Editor’s Note:  Rosie Alegado represents one of a cluster of seven faculty hired as a result of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s former Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw’s initiative to promote multidisciplinary sustainability. This ambitious initiative is aimed at integrating science, engineering, and design into decisions on sustainable development and public policy in coastal communities, with particular focus on developing, engaging, and implementing ... Read More »

Fall Forum highlights undergraduate research, Honors program

Students at Fall Forum

The Fall Forum event is sponsored by the Honors Program and UROP to showcase undergraduate research and creative work at UH Mānoa that is beyond the proposal stage. This event is held at the end of each semester in the form and style of a professional conference, with oral and poster presentations. The event is open to all undergraduates conducting ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Plant breeder known for corn leaves lasting legacy

James Brewbaker at UH’s Waimānalo Research Station.

Corn developed over the last five decades by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa plant breeder James Brewbaker is feeding millions of people around the world. “Plant breeding is a wonderfully optimistic science because you do sometimes make these contributions,” said Brewbaker. Brewbaker was hired by UH’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources in 1961 and has spent much of ... Read More »

Romance of garments from a bygone era: Historic Costume Collection

Two researchers examine kimono

The UH Mānoa Historic Costume Collection, begun in 1960, consists of approximately 18,000 historic and ethnographic garments, textiles, accessories, home-furnishing fabrics, and related materials and equipment dating back to the early 19th century. It is the largest collection of its kind at an American university. There are 4 sub-collections: Western, Asian, Hawaiian and Ethnic. The Asian collection includes a series of ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Shiv Sharma and Anupam Misra on ThinkTech Hawaii

Screenshot ThinkTech Hawaii with guest Shiv Sharma and

The capability to analyze and detect the composition of distant samples (minerals, organics, and chemicals) in real time is of interest for detecting explosives, conducting geological surveying, mapping pollution — and perhaps even medical uses. For the past 10 years, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has been developing Raman systems suitable for measuring various chemicals from a safe “standoff” ... Read More »

Antarctic fjords are climate-sensitive hotspots of diversity

Giant bristle worm

Deep inside the dramatic subpolar fjords of Antarctica, researchers from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa have discovered an unexpected abundance and diversity at the seafloor. During a recent expedition, UH scientists for the first time studied the seafloor communities of glacier dominated fjords along the west Antarctic Peninsula, a region undergoing very rapid climate warming. The scientists expected to ... Read More »

Molokai student: Floating nests for endangered Hawaiian Coot

Artificial floaters for nesting Hawaiian Coots.

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Engineering and its Hawaiʻi Center for Advanced Communications (HCAC) are supporting a Molokaʻi High School student in her efforts to protect Hawaiian wildlife. Sarah Jenkins, a junior at Molokaʻi High, has already received recognition for her strong commitment to protecting Hawaiian endangered birds. She placed second overall at the 54th annual Maui ... Read More »

Subaru Telescope reveals growth of galaxies in the early universe

Subaru telescope

Using the Fiber-Multi-Object Spectrograph (FMOS) mounted on the Subaru Telescope, a team of astronomers participating in the Cosmological Evolution Survey (COSMOS) has found that galaxies, over nine billion years ago, provided a nurturing environment for the birth of new stars at remarkable rates while doing so in an orderly manner. “FMOS has clearly revolutionized our ability to study how galaxies ... Read More »

Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) – The hunt begins

Snowmobile Training

Manavi Jadhav, a postdoctoral scholar in the Hawai’i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, is one of eight meteorite hunters who has recently landed at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, for the 2013/2014 Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) mission. Writing in the team’s blog on December 6, Jadhav had this to say about their first day at McMurdo: Today was a hectic but ... Read More »

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