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Unique seashell reference collection digitized by UH Museum Consortium


The University of Hawaiʻi Museum Consortium has completed the digitization of a unique natural science specimen collection from UH Mānoa’s Anthropology Department’s Archaeology laboratory. “The collection is fairly comprehensive for much of the archeological shell midden material commonly found in the Hawaiian landscape,” said Dr. Michael Thomas of the UH Museum Consortium. Beachcombers and citizen scientists will also find the ... Read More »

UH Cancer Center and Chemistry Department Researchers Collaborate in Development of New Anti-Cancer Drug

Natural compound known as englerin A specifically kills renal cancer cells Associate Professor Joe W. Ramos, a cancer biologist at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center in collaboration with Assistant Professor William Chain from the University of Hawaii’s Chemistry Department are the first to describe the biological effects that a compound known as englerin A has on renal cancer cells. ... Read More »

Google Partners with UH Manoa Linguists on Endangered Languages Project

The Endangered Languages Project, a website developed by Google and backed by the Alliance for Linguistic Diversity, launched today at A central feature of the website is the Catalogue of Endangered Languages compiled by linguists at the University of Hawaiʿi at Mānoa and the LINGUIST List at Eastern Michigan University. The website is sponsored by a grant from the ... Read More »

Space is the next frontier for UH

Luke Flynn, Director, Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory at SOEST.

Thanks to the University of Hawaiʻi, the state of Hawaiʻi is on the verge of becoming a major player in the space industry. UH is leading the way in a historic effort, the first ever space launch from the 50th state. “This means a lot for the university and it means a lot for the state because what we are ... Read More »

Global warming and really big tomatoes

Hope Jahren

Could a dramatic increase in atmospheric CO2 fuel tremendous increases in agricultural productivity and fight hunger? The general consensus among scientists holds that global warming and higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) will hurt poor nations the most. Hotter temperatures, rising seas, and more extreme weather patterns will impact countries in the tropical and sub-tropical regions where poverty is ... Read More »

Western painted turtle genome decoded

Western Painted Turtle

UH Mānoa scientist helped uncover the evolutionary history behind common turtle’s novel traits Scientists have recently decoded the genome of the Western Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta bellii, one of the most widespread, abundant and well-studied turtles in North America. This freshwater turtle is only the second reptile species for which complete genome sequences have been assembled and analyzed, behind the ... Read More »

UH ocean research program reaches milestone


For nearly 25 years, the Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT) program has tracked ocean habitat variability and climate impacts on Hawaii’s marine ecosystem On March 9, 2013, the UH research vessel Kilo Moana returned from the 250th scientific expedition of the Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT) program after nearly 25 years of approximately monthly research cruises to observe and interpret habitat variability ... Read More »

Searching for the first Koreans

A UH-led team mounts the most extensive survey to date to locate the earliest inhabitants of the Korean Peninsula No one knows when the first humans arrived on the Korean Peninsula. Christopher Bae aims to find out. He received a five-year $1.2 million research grant from the Academy of Korean Studies in Seoul to mount a comprehensive quest to locate ... Read More »

The Ultimate Deep Sea Robot

A University of Hawai‘i research team has built one of the most advanced semi- autonomous submarines on Earth for complex missions in the deep oceans The majority of the surface of the Earth is covered with oceans. While surface exploration of these bodies of water is largely complete, beneath the waves the oceans remain by and large mysterious. This is ... Read More »

Updating Chinese classics and Western mindsets

China scholar Roger Ames is painstakingly reinterpreting ancient chinese literary works to remove old biases and fostering better communications between east and West Over the past four decades, tens of thousands of skyscrapers have sprouted in major Chinese cities as part of breakneck economic growth. While these glittering towers are a clear indication of economic progress, the building boom and ... Read More »

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