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Mission V crew enters HI-SEAS Mars simulation habitat on Mauna Loa

At approximately 4:50 p.m. on January 19, 2017, six astronaut-like crewmembers entered a geodesic dome located 8,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaiʻi, which will serve as their home for the next eight months. They are part of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) project, which has …

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HIMB to manage newly designated Heʻeia National Estuarine Research Reserve

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today a new National Estuarine Research Reserve, the 29th in the system, and the first in more than six years. Estuarine reserves protect a section of an estuary and provide a living laboratory to explore and understand the important areas where rivers meet the sea. The reserve will be managed in partnership with …

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Environmental science undergraduate students make new Hawaiʻi discoveries

Two undergraduate students in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Global Environmental Science (GES) degree program have conducted original research on coral’s tolerance to changing ocean conditions and the vulnerability of human communities in Hawaiʻi to inundation from projected sea level rise—contributing new knowledge to their respective fields. Can coral adapt to ocean acidification? Mia Delano, a senior in the …

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Health services researcher Tetine Sentell chosen as a Fulbright specialist

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researcher Tetine Sentell has been selected as a Fulbright specialist by the J. William Fulbright Council for International Exchange of Scholars. An associate professor in the Office of Public Health Studies at the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, Sentell will collaborate with public health faculty at the University of Medicine in Tirana, Albania. …

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Maps document social problems of Territorial Era

Research carried out by undergraduate students from the University of Hawaiʻi more than 80 years ago will be on display in Mapping the Territory in Hamilton Library’s Archives’ Moir Reading Room through June 30. Working with professional social scientists, undergraduate student researchers shed light on social conditions in Hawaiʻi in the Territorial era. The maps, papers and documents richly detail …

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Nick Kaiser awarded Royal Astronomical Society’s highest honor

Nick Kaiser, an astronomer with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Institute for Astronomy has been awarded the gold medal in astronomy by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS). Kaiser will receive his award at the society’s national astronomy meeting in July. The gold medal is the Royal Astronomical Society’s highest honor and usually recognizes lifetime achievement. First awarded in 1824, …

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Hawai‘i International Conference on System Sciences celebrates 50 years of research and innovation

Over 1,100 of the world’s top academics, researchers, and practitioners in computer science and information technology gathered at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island to celebrate the Hawai‘i International Conference on System Sciences’ (HICSS) 50th anniversary from January 4-7, 2017. Sponsored by the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, HICSS has built a …

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UH medical school faculty opens new surgery clinic

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Department of Surgery faculty members have opened a new clinic and are taking new patients and referrals. The clinic is located at The Queen’s Medical Center, Physician Office Building II, suite 207. The clinic provides care for patients in the preoperative, operative and postoperative period for a wide …

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College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature 35th anniversary recognized by state legislature

The Hawaiʻi State Legislature recognized the 35th anniversary of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature with a proclamation sponsored by Representative Scott Y. Nishimoto and Senator Brian Taniguchi. The proclamation “WHEREAS, the people of Hawaiʻi believe that language is one of many aspects that make up our unique cultural identity and that the quality …

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Marijuana compounds show promise in treatment of cardiac disease

A Nevada company is hoping to develop new medicines for heart failure using compounds in marijuana and a novel therapy identified by a University of Hawaiʻi researcher. Alexander Stokes, assistant research professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, obtained a U.S. patent for his novel therapy in 2015. The patent …

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