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Foundation honors UH Cancer Center Director’s Mesothelioma research

Michele Carbone accepts award

University of Hawai’i Cancer Center Director Michele Carbone, MD, PhD, is the recipient of the 2014 Pioneer Award, a national honor bestowed by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. The Foundation awarded Dr. Carbone the recognition for his extensive contributions to the field of mesothelioma research. Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that develops in the lining of ... Read More »

Can black defendants receive a fair trial in the federal justice system?

Judges Gavel

New published research raises questions about whether black defendants can receive a fair trial in the federal justice system – making the case that standard jury instructions regarding the “presumption of innocence” actually shift a jury’s attention toward black faces. The study by researchers at the University of Hawai‘i and Rutgers University was published March 18, 2014, in the scientific ... Read More »

Barb Bruno and Rosie Alegado on ThinkTechHawaii

Barb Bruno and Rosie Alegado

Barbara Bruno and Rosie Alegado joined Jay Fidell of ThinkTech Hawaii to discuss the C-MORE Scholars program and the SOEST Maile Mentoring Bridge on March 17.  The goal of both programs is to recruit and retain Native Hawaiians and kama’aina students into earth, ocean, and environmental science studies at UH Mānoa. Read More »

IfA Paper wins 2013 Cozzarelli Prize

Erik Petigura and Andrew Howard

A paper co-authored by University of Hawaii at Manoa astronomer Andrew Howard and visiting graduate student Erik Petigura has won the Cozzarelli Prize from the National Academy of Sciences. This prize recognizes six outstanding papers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the major scientific disciplines covered by that journal. Their paper titled “The prevalence of Earth-size ... Read More »

Reintroducing the Native Hawaiian Hāhā plant

Lyon_Cyanea_Rare_Plants

Recently, the Lyon Arboretum Micropropagation Lab, Lyon Arboretum Seed Storage Lab, Pahole Rare Plant Facility, O`ahu Plant Extinction Prevention Program (OPEPP), and the State Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DLNR DOFAW), and volunteers were able to re-introduce a Native Hawaiian Hāhā, Cyanea grimesiana (subspecies grimesiana), to the State’s Mānoa Cliffs Restoration Site within the Honolulu ... Read More »

Processing lab engineers better, safer food handling

ASoojin Jun and Kara Yamada

With Japanese visitors eager to buy Big Island Abalone products as omiyage, the Kona company turned to Associate Professor Soojin Jun. He had worked with NASA on flexible food packaging using retort pouches — vacuum-packed, steam-processed “canning” minus the heavy, landfill-clogging metal containers. It’s just one of the technologies Dr. Jun’s Food Processing Laboratory explores. Jun and master’s student Jin ... Read More »

Medical school moves up in Research rankings

JABSOM Clerkship Training

The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa has moved up in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report lists of “Best U.S. Medical Schools” in both Primary Care and Research. JABSOM’s Primary Care program is ranked 57, jumping up nine places from 2013’s rankings. Research earns the 78th spot, up four places*. ... Read More »

David Karl presents Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture

David Karl

UH Mānoa professor David Karl will present the Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture on March 13, at 5:30 PM at the Smithsonian Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History. This event is free and open to the public.  Karl’s talk is titled, “The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea: Science, Society, and Sustainability.” From the event flyer: Life on Earth arose as ... Read More »

Building biosensors to keep the food supply safe

Daniel Jenkins

Salmonella enterica accounts for nearly half the cases of food-borne illness worldwide. The bacterium causes hundreds of deaths and thousands of hospitalizations in the United States and racks up billions in medical costs and lost wages each year. Even agricultural producers who aren’t responsible for the outbreaks take an economic hit when fearful consumers stop buying their goods. That’s why ... Read More »

University of Hawaii partners on $5.3-million cyberinfrastructure award

David Lassner

The University of Hawaiʻi is one of the founding partners of a new initiative led by Clemson University to enable a national network of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Research and Education Facilitators (ACI-REFs) that will broaden the research and education impacts of advanced computing resources at campuses across the country. Advanced cyberinfrastructure refers to high-performance computing systems, massive data storage systems and visualization environments, all linked ... Read More »

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