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[VIDEO] UHM researcher helps women transition from prison

Meda Chesney-Lind

This video production of Ka Hui Ho`olauna was created by journalism students in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s College of Social Social Sciences. Starting at 10:19, there is a small profile of Meda Chesney-Lind and her work with The Home of Reawakening for Women. Chesney-Lind is not only the recipient of a new national award, but it has been named ...

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USDA grants distributed for aquaponic, anaerobic digestion research

CTAHR - aquaponics lo-res

Dr. Samir Khanal of the UH Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) recently received two highly competitive USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grants through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundation program. Khanal, an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering (MBBE), had submitted two proposals to the program during ...

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[VIDEO] UH role critical in monitoring space debris and asteroids

Mauna Kea telescopes

The University of Hawaiʻi Haleakalā High Altitude Observatory Site on Maui and the Mauna Kea Observatories on the island of Hawaiʻi are world renowned. “The University of Hawaiʻi is extremely fortunate to be the steward of two of the best astronomical sites in the whole world because of the shape of our mountains and our islands,” said Mike Maberry, the ...

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Battery energy storage for frequency regulation, at Asia-Pacific energy forum

Wind farm

Researchers from the Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) and UH Mānoa presented work in several areas at the 2013 Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo, which was jointly held with the 2013 Islands & Isolated Communities Congress and International OTEC Symposium at the Hawai‘i Convention Center, September 9-11, 2013. Rick Rocheleau, Director of HNEI, was a speaker in the ...

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Using social media as a tool during disaster

Hurricane illustration

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Earlier this year, we saw how Twitter and Facebook were both used when Tropical Storm Flossie impacted Maui and when Super Storm Sandy hit the East Coast. More and more, emergency managers are turning to social media as a vital tool during disasters. The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) at the University of ...

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[VIDEO] How to launch a 13-ton submarine (Part 1)

Submarine

The Hawai‘i Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL) specializes in providing scientists with the tools and expertise they need to investigate the undersea environment, including submersibles, remotely operated vehicles, and other cutting edge technologies. This Center, within the School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology at the University of Hawai‘i, is funded through a cooperative agreement from NOAA that began in ...

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Hawaii’s first Facebook: Library digitizes Honolulu Advertiser’s forerunner

Banner Headline for Pacific Commercial Advertiser

The UH Library has announced new additions to the open-access archive of 19th and early 20th century English language newspapers published in Hawaiʻi, offering a glimpse into the lives of Hawaiʻi residents more than a century ago. The Pacific Commercial Advertiser (PCA), first published in 1856, began as a bilingual weekly with a Hawaiian section, Ka Hoku Loa O Hawaiʻi ...

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Sea-level rise drives shoreline retreat in Hawaii, study reveals

Coastal erosion

Sea-level rise (SLR) has been isolated as a principal cause of coastal erosion in Hawaiʻi. Differing rates of relative SLR on the islands of Oʻahu and Maui remain as the best explanation for the difference in island-wide shoreline trends (that is, beach erosion or accretion) after examining other influences on shoreline change including waves, sediment supply and littoral processes, and ...

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Submarine canyons a source of marine invertebrate diversity, abundance

submarine canyons

Submarine canyons play an important role in maintaining high levels of biodiversity of small invertebrates in the seafloor sediments of the main and northwestern Hawaiian Islands, according to research from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. What’s more, scientists have used this data to draw new connections between the levels of faunal diversity and the heterogeneity of submarine canyon landscapes ...

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