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David Karl and Edward DeLong awarded $4.2M to pursue high risk research in marine microbial ecology

L-R: Dr. Karl and Dr. DeLong outside  the Daniel K. Inouye C-MORE Hale laboratory, UH Mānoa.
Photo by Anthony Consillio

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded Dr. David Karl and Dr. Edward DeLong, both UH Mānoa professors in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) individual grants totaling $4.2M to support their marine research. These awards are part of the Moore Foundation’s national Marine Microbiology Initiative that awarded 16 scientists from 14 different institutions a ... Read More »

Indonesia partners with Hawaii to strengthen disaster management training

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A dozen faculty members from Indonesian universities have come to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa this summer to learn about disaster risk management training and how it specifically can be applied to save lives in their country. Indonesia is one of the most natural-disaster prone countries in the world. In the last decade alone, it has been affected by ... Read More »

Black holes were abundant among earliest stars

By comparing infrared and X-ray background signals across the same stretch of sky, an international team of astronomers, including University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa astronomer Guenther Hasinger, has discovered evidence of a significant number of black holes that accompanied the first stars in the universe. Hasinger discussed the findings this week at the 222nd meeting of the American Astronomical Society ... Read More »

Beyond talk story — “Explaining Conversations”

Marie Iding

Marie Iding is the co-author of Explaining Conversations: A Developmental Social Exchange Theory.  Written with Professor Emeritus R. Murray Thomas of the University of California, Santa Barbara, the book describes the pattern by which social exchange skills develop throughout life, focusing on conversational skills. A professor in the College of Education Department of Educational Psychology, Iding has written a number ... Read More »

UH Sea Grant receives prestigious hurricane preparedness award

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At an annual hurricane outlook news conference held by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center, the Sea Grant College Program (UH Sea Grant) at UH Mānoa was awarded the 2013 Dr. Arthur Chiu Award for Excellence in Hurricane Preparedness. The award is given annually to an organization, individual or business that has demonstrated innovation or excellence ... Read More »

Abundance and distribution of Hawaiian coral predicted by model

Coral

Researchers from the UH Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) developed species distribution models of the six dominant Hawaiian coral species around the main Hawaiian Islands, including two species currently under consideration as threatened or endangered. They found the order of coral abundance (from highest to lowest) around the main Hawaiian Islands to be Porites lobata, ... Read More »

Genome sequence for sacred lotus reported

Sacred Lotus.  Image courtesy Flickr user WEAZ 73.

Sacred lotus has cultural and religious importance as a symbol of purity, and it is also used as a food and in traditional medicines. It was domesticated in Asia about 7,000 years ago and has since been cultivated for its rhizomes and seeds. It is particularly noted for its 1,300-year seed longevity and for its leaves’ exceptional water repellence, known ... Read More »

UHM Honors Program celebrates 2013 graduates and “ones to watch” in 2014

Graduates

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Honors Program, in conjunction with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), is proud to celebrate the 55 members of the Class of ‘13 who graduated with Honors last weekend. The number of undergraduates participating in the Honors Program has steadily increased in recent years, up from 188 students in 2010 to nearly 800 students ... Read More »

Jelena Maricic receives DOE early career research award

Jelena Maricic

UH Mānoa Assistant Professor of Physics Jelena Maricic has received a prestigious Early Career Research Program (ECRP) award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to search for a new type of elementary particle. This is the first such DOE award for a UH Mānoa faculty member. The DOE award provides $750,000 in funding over five years that will enable ... Read More »

UHM helps establish biomedical research laboratory at the College of Micronesia

Pacific Step-Up Program

With help from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine, the College of Micronesia has opened a new biomedical research laboratory in the agriculture building on the college’s national campus at Palikir, Pohnpei, in the Federated States of Micronesia. The new research facility, which opened on April 30, is the fourth such training laboratory established ... Read More »

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