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HNEI to conduct energy research at Kawaikini classroom

Energy Efficient Building

A Hawaiian blessing took place on Monday, May 6, at Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School, on Lihue, Kauaʻi.  Students will now have the unique opportunity to learn in new classrooms that are truly research and learning platforms in and of themselves. Two 1,200-squarefoot, state-of-the-art structures have been installed at the school, the second of three sites selected for energy ... Read More »

IPRC Monsoon Expert Wins Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research

By Gisela Spiedel Internationally acclaimed meteorologist and monsoon expert Professor Bin Wang is a winner of this year’s prestigious Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research. Wang, who is chair and professor at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Meteorology Department and the International Pacific Research Center (IPRC), received the medal at the UH Manoa awards ceremony on April 30. Wang ... Read More »

UH Oceanography Professor Honored by National Academy of Sciences

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Oceanography Professor David Karl received the prestigious Alexander Agassiz medal from the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, April 28. Karl is a professor at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He is recognized for his leadership in establishing multi-disciplinary ocean-observing systems ... Read More »

Unique seashell reference collection digitized by UH Museum Consortium

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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 www.endangeredlanguages.com. 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 »

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