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[VIDEO] Groundbreaking held for Kanewai Cultural Resource Center

Blessing at groundbreaking ceremony

Ka Papa Loʻi ʻO Kānewai Cultural Garden at the UH Mānoa campus recently held a groundbreaking ceremony on August 20 for its new Cultural Resource Center on Dole Street next to the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge. Kānewai successfully secured a $670,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to build ... Read More »

Mars food mission researchers return to Earth

simulated space walk

Six researchers who spent more than 100 days inside a remote habitat to simulate a long-duration space journey have finally returned to Earth. About 700 applicants vied for six spots in the HI-SEAS mission, which began in April and concluded on August 13. These Earth-based researchers have been living and working like astronauts, including suiting up in space gear whenever ... Read More »

International biomedical collaboration produces ‘glowing green rabbits’

Green baby rabbits

Using an active transgenesis technique founded by medical researchers at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, scientists in Turkey have produced glowing green rabbits. This is the first time the UH technique has been used to produce rabbits. The transgenic rabbits were born last week at the University of Istanbul. In normal lighting, they look just like their furry, white ... Read More »

Carbon emissions to impact climate beyond the day after tomorrow

Calving Glacier

Future warming from fossil fuel burning could be more intense and longer-lasting than previously thought. This prediction emerges from a new study by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa oceanographer Richard Zeebe, who includes insights from episodes of climate change in the geologic past to inform projections of man-made future climate change. The study is published in the Proceedings of the ... Read More »

Helping the community to grow

Papaya

At the heart of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources’ (CTAHR) history is the College’s support of local agriculture, and this work continues to benefit the community of farmers, ranchers, and horticulturalists to this day. Here are three important ways CTAHR is making an impact: When the papaya ringspot virus appeared in Hawai‘i, it almost ... Read More »

Fighting snails with snails

Conus marmoreus

Hawaiian mollusks and CTAHR scientists are unlikely allies in the battle against an invader that threatens agriculture and human health worldwide. Prolific breeders and voracious eaters (known to feed on at least 500 types of plants), African land snails are listed among the Global Invasive Species Database’s top 100 invasive species and ranked 10th on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ... Read More »

Research excellence award winners chase exoplanets

Planets under a red sun

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013 University Research Council student awards for research excellence. Both winners are doctoral students at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA), and each has beon awarded a $1,000 prize from the University Research Council and the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i (RCUH). Both student researchers ... Read More »

Plastic for dinner? Big fish eat more than you expect

Examples of marine debris found in fish stomachs.  Image courtesy C. Anela Choy.

Large, predatory fishes from the offshore waters around Hawai‘i have been ingesting a surprisingly large amount of plastic and other marine debris, according to new research by scientists at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. These observations are the first of their kind in scope and in number, and they suggest that more attention should be given to marine debris ... Read More »

Laser scanning confocal microscope generates artful images of science

Confocal Image of Coral

Corals are beautiful when seen through your own eyes in sunlight, but for scientists at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, seeing corals in this manner is simply not enough. As part of a new PBS digital video series called UnderH20, viewers see live corals–and their associated microorganisms–from a whole new perspective. Using a revolutionary new tool, a laser scanning ... Read More »

NSF awards bring new dark matter, meteorology research and opportunities

Jennifer Small

Three UH Mānoa professors have won National Science Foundation (NSF) awards to support fundamental research that also brings opportunities for hands-on discovery to undergraduates and Hawai‘i high school students. The prestigious NSF CAREER grants were awarded to Jason Kumar in Physics, Jennifer Small in Meteorology and Yi Zuo in Mechanical Engineering. These UH Mānoa assistant professors are considered early-career faculty ... Read More »

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