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Space dust carries water and organic compounds

Interplanetary dust particles and sun

Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and University of California – Berkeley have discovered that interplanetary dust particles (IDPs) could deliver water and organics to the Earth and other terrestrial planets. Interplanetary dust, dust that has come from comets, asteroids, ... Read More »

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore to present seminar in sustainability at UH Manoa

Earth from space

The University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program and U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced today that former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will present a free public lecture at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa (UHM) campus on April 15, 2014. The seminar is the capstone of the day-long summit, Ascent, organized by UH and Senator Schatz, which will ... Read More »

Speech-hearing program earns praise, accreditation through 2020

Patient in new speech-hearing clinic

The UH Mānoa Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Department (formerly known as the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology) has received the longest accreditation in its history (through 2020), reflecting several years of work to steady, strengthen and improve the program. The accreditation comes at a time when student certification (Praxis) scores in the program–already above the national average–have soared, ... Read More »

English-language world premiere of “Lady Mu and the Yang Family Generals”

Lady Mu

“Lady Mu and the Yang Family Generals” is a fitting production to mark Kennedy Theatre’s 50th Anniversary, as this year also marks the 50th anniversary of Jingju (Beijing “Opera”) performance at the University of Hawai‘i. UHM alumna and professor of Asian Theatre Elizabeth Wichmann-Walczak, who has served as director of the department’s Asian Theatre program since 1985, began presenting Jingju ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Milton Garces and Brian Williams on ThinkTech Hawaii

Milton Garces and Brian Williams

The Infrasound Laboratory of the University of Hawaii uses very sensitive microphones to listen to low-frequency sounds in the atmosphere. These sounds, known as infrasound because they are too low in frequency to be audible to the human ear, can carry through the atmosphere for thousands of kilometers. Infrasound is one way that we can know when a volcano is ... Read More »

Woven words: Reflections on my time at UH Manoa

Leilani Tamu

By Leilani Tamu, 2013 Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence They say that every journey begins with a first step. But in my experience, every journey begins with a connection. When I think about my three months at UH Mānoa as the 2013 Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence, it is the connections that were made, nurtured, and treasured that ... Read More »

Beyond the ‘Roi Roundup’

Cephalopholis argus

UH Mānoa graduate student Jonatha Giddens studies a roi-free reef on the Big Island, and ponders the resource management lessons from a local spearfishing hui   What if you could remove all of the roi? UH Mānoa graduate student Jonatha Giddens has been investigating this possibility at a reef off Puako Bay, on the west side of the Big Island ... Read More »

Predicting crop outcomes in a changing climate

Field of Corn

Environmental economics may sound like an oxymoron. Most people associate economics with business interests that are largely unconcerned with the environment. Some may feel that economics is the source of environmental problems. However, economics concerns more than business activity. At its core, economics studies how people allocate scarce resources, including environmental resources. The environment connects to economics in that people ... Read More »

HIMB develops Hawaiian fishpond iPhone app

He'eia Fishpond

The Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has created an iPhone app that highlights scientific research and indigenous knowledge with virtual and walking tours of a local Hawaiian fishpond. The project, which was supported by the National Science Foundation and the Omidyar Foundation, grew ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Garrett Ito and Greg Ravizza on ThinkTech Hawaii

Garrett Ito and Greg Ravizza

Students may pursue a Professional Master’s Degree in Geoscience (MGeo) within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa starting in Fall 2014. Providing Master’s-level training and practical experience in applied geoscience, the MGeo is intended to prepare students to pursue a career in a variety of fields including geological and environmental ... Read More »

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