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[VIDEO] Students hunt for history and culture at heiau

North Shore, Oahu

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Kamehameha Schools have partnered to establish the North Shore Field School. Launched in early January, the field school provides students with a unique opportunity for archeological field training at Kupopolo Heiau, one of the most significant wahi kūpuna (ancestral places) remaining in ... Read More »

New degree in Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health launched

Dr. Maile Taualii

By Tina Shelton Director of Communications, Office of the Dean of Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine The Office of Public Health Studies, part of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, in partnership with the JABSOM Department of Native Hawaiian Health, is launching a new Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Research team discovers existence of Hawaii Sign Language

Hawaii Sign Language Demo

A research group based in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has confirmed the existence of a previously undocumented language in Hawai‘i called Hawai‘i Sign Language (HSL). They announced their discovery in conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation held at UH Mānoa in March 2013. HSL, the indigenous language of ... Read More »

Graduate student named nation’s top electrical engineering student

Larry K. Martin, a UH Manoa electrical engineering graduate student, has been named the winner of the 2011-12 Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Award, recognizing him as the most outstanding electrical engineering student in the nation. Martin, who graduated with his BS in electrical engineering from UH Manoa in Fall 2011, was ... Read More »

Cancer Center

Cancer Center

The University of Hawai’i Cancer Center conducts research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer across a broad array of disciplines. Research areas of focus include epidemiology, molecular carcinogenesis, prevention methods, quality of life in cancer survivors, new therapeutic approaches to cancer treatment, and community-based interventions to promote cancer preventive lifestyles in the state’s multi-ethnic population. Research Programs: Cancer ... Read More »

Institute for Astronomy

Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)

The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) was founded at the University of Hawai‘i in 1967 to manage the Haleakalā Observatories on Maui and the Mauna Kea Observatories on the Big Island, and to carry out its own program of fundamental research into the stars, planets, and galaxies that make up our Universe.  IfA has a total staff of over 300, including ... Read More »

Harold L. Lyon Arboretum


The Lyon Arboretum and Botanical Garden is the only University botanical garden located in a tropical rainforest in the United States. It is also the only easily accessible tropical rainforest on the island of O’ahu. It consists of almost 200 acres at the top of the Manoa watershed with a set of small cottages and greenhouses used for research and ... Read More »

Pacific Biosciences Research Center

Jellyfish researcher

Research at PBRC encompasses biodiversity all levels of biological integration, from genes to ecosystems, and seeks to integrate them through collaborations. Molecular, physiological, computational, and imaging tools are being used to document biological diversity, understand evolutionary relationships, and elucidate its functional significance. Behavioral studies, many in combination with physiological measurements, are being used to answer questions of the mechanisms of ... Read More »

School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST)

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

SOEST is one of the nation’s premier academic institutions for ocean- and earth- related research, which is administered through Board of Regents-approved research Institutes, Centers, Laboratories, and Programs, and through the academic departments. SOEST faculty and staff conduct research in a broad disciplinary range, often transcending the boundaries between units and between fields of study. SOEST is an international leader ... Read More »

Waikiki Aquarium

monk seal at Waikiki Aquarium

Since its founding in 1904 and becoming the first marine field station in Hawai`i in 1912, the Waikiki Aquarium has been fostering awareness and promoting stewardship of the aquatic life of Hawai`i and the tropical Pacific through research and conservation. The 106-year-old University of Hawaii facility boasts several ongoing research projects that have been designed to restore, protect and manage ... Read More »

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