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UH astronomer named Sloan Foundation fellow

C. Baranec

Dr. Christoph Baranec of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Institute for Astronomy (IfA) has been selected as one of 126 recipients of a 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced today in New York. Awarded annually since 1955, the two-year fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as the next generation of ... Read More »

Medical school leads the nation in NIH biomedical research

Medical School Research

For the third year in a row, the University of Hawai`i Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) leads the nation among U.S. land grant universities without a university hospital in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to annual NIH figures. JABSOM, which partners with Hawai`i’s major medical centers to provide settings for clinical training, was awarded $57 million in grants and ... Read More »

The Kamehameha butterfly is declining and needs the public’s help

Kamehameha butterfly

The population of the Kamehameha butterfly—Hawai‘i’s state insect, which can be found nowhere else in the world—is on the decline, and University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa researchers are asking the public’s help to find out why. A team from UH Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) is launching the Pulelehua Project, which, with the public’s assistance, will ... Read More »

The secret lives of whales

Short-finned pilot whale

UH graduate students lead research effort aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor Scientists from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) have been allocated over 100 days at sea, spread out over the next 6 months, aboard the R/V Falkor, the oceanographic research ship belonging to the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI; ... Read More »

Corroborating the castaway story

Path of tracers

The fisherman’s improbable 13-month voyage from Mexico westward across the Pacific agrees with simulations of a computer model developed at the University Hawai‘i at Mānoa International Pacific Research Center. Scientist Nikolai Maximenko and Scientific Programmer Jan Hafner placed 16 tracers into their ocean model 200 nautical miles southwest of the coastal fishing village Chiapas, Mexico, on December 20, 2012, around the ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Renewable energy the focus of unique UH, Maui company partnership

Michael Cooney at Pacific Biodiesel

Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa are working with Maui-based company Pacific Biodiesel to develop a way to make water from restaurant grease traps reusable. The collaboration is an example of a new type of partnership between local businesses and the state’s public university. “It is kind of a novel incubator way to bridge technology from the university ... Read More »

$1 million NIH grant funds UH Manoa bacterial infectious disease research

Virulence expression within organized biofilm structure

Scientists at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa have recently received $1 million of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding over four years to study the functional genomics and interactions of bacterial species within biofilms. The team led by Tung Hoang, a professor in the department of Microbiology, consists of seven graduate students and one postdoctoral researcher. “Biofilms are organized ... Read More »

More tiger sharks tagged to track online

Tagged tiger shark

Researchers from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) completed the second phase of a project to observe the movements of tiger sharks caught and tagged around the island of Maui. In response to an uptick in the number of shark attacks recorded on Maui, the State of Hawai‘i’s Department of Land and Natural Resources ... Read More »

Japanese Buddhism scholar receives Order of the Rising Sun

George Tanabe and Toyoei Shigeeda

George Joji Tanabe, Jr., emeritus professor of the Department of Religion at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon at the Japanese Consulate in Honolulu on January 24, 2014. Tanabe was honored for strengthening the academic and cultural exchanges between the United States and Japan. His contributions have deepened the understanding of Japanese ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Kwok Fai Cheung and Martin Guiles on ThinkTech Hawaii

Kwok Fai Cheung and Martin Guiles

Dr. Kwok Fai Cheung, Professor of Ocean and Resources Engineering, and Dr. Martin Guiles, Senior Physical Oceanographic Research Specialist within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, joined Jay Fidell on the ThinkTech Hawaii show on February 3. Dr. Cheung generates the high resolution surf forecasts for PacIOOS. These include A) Wave Watch III models for the Hawaiian ... Read More »

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