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UH disaster preparedness expert Karl Kim named chair of national consortium

Waves crashing over roadway

Karl Kim, the executive director of the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) and a professor in the UH Mānoa Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the College of Social Sciences has been named to a three-year term as chair of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC). In this capacity, Kim will lead the consortium in development and delivery of training ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Cyber-CANOE to explore worlds of data in 3-D

Jason Leigh

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is now a leader in data visualization. “Which is basically techniques for turning data, into imagery, to help people make sense of these large amounts of data,” said Jason Leigh, a UH Mānoa computer science professor. UH’s new prominence in the futuristic field is thanks to the successful recruitment of Leigh, the university’s second ... Read More »

Uncovering a hidden shark heiau in Pelekane Bay

researcher in boat

Undergraduate researcher Stephen Matadobra helps trace a Big Island cultural heritage site lost below sediment     That whitetip kept coming back every day. The small reef shark circling Pelekane Bay caught Stephen Matadobra’s eye even before the UH Mānoa undergraduate had heard about the legend. Matadobra, a marine biology major, was taking a field archaeology course on the Big ... Read More »

Evapotranspiration site maps key Hawaii climate factors

Evapotranspiration Map

The Geography Department in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UH Mānoa) has launched a new, interactive water resource management website on evapotranspiration that, when added to the existing Rainfall Atlas of Hawai‘i website, will form a family of products providing critical information on the state’s average climate and water processes. Evapotranspiration, the process ... Read More »

Researchers find corn yields more sensitive to drought, climate change

Corn in Hawaii

A new analysis of corn production in the American Midwest has determined that today’s crop yields are more sensitive than ever to bad weather, and especially to drought conditions anticipated under likely climate change scenarios. The study published in May in the journal Science was led by a Stanford University earth scientist and co-authored by Associate Professor of Economics Michael J. Roberts in the ... Read More »

Can black defendants receive a fair trial in the federal justice system?

Judges Gavel

New published research raises questions about whether black defendants can receive a fair trial in the federal justice system – making the case that standard jury instructions regarding the “presumption of innocence” actually shift a jury’s attention toward black faces. The study by researchers at the University of Hawai‘i and Rutgers University was published March 18, 2014, in the scientific ... Read More »

New research partnership strives “To Uplift the Mana and Aspirations of Indigenous Peoples”

Researchers celebrate the signing of a Letter of Understanding

College of Social Sciences and JABSOM partner with University of Auckland, Massey University Academic units at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa have entered into an international indigenous research partnership with the University of Auckland and Massey University in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Their goal is to connect scholars who are interested in multidisciplinary and collaborative community-based research in the Pacific. ... Read More »

Woven words: Reflections on my time at UH Manoa

Leilani Tamu

By Leilani Tamu, 2013 Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence They say that every journey begins with a first step. But in my experience, every journey begins with a connection. When I think about my three months at UH Mānoa as the 2013 Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence, it is the connections that were made, nurtured, and treasured that ... Read More »

Project PEARL produces trainer’s guide to help students with research

Student Researcher

Pathways for Excellence and Achievement in Research and Learning (PEARL), a project funded by the UH Mānoa Institute of Museum and Library Services and directed by the Library and Information Science Program in the Department of Information and Computer Sciences, has produced an online trainer’s guide. The three-year project provided professional development for teams of teachers and librarians from 20 Hawaiʻi ... Read More »

[VIDEO] The untold story of a Nisei spy

Arthur Komori is sworn in as a member of the Corps of Intelligence Police of the U.S. Army on March 13, 1941 at Fort Shafter in Honolulu.

Nine months before the start of World War Two, a second generation Japanese American, or Nisei, from Hawaiʻi was recruited by the United States military to go undercover and gather information on Imperial Japan. Reflections of Honor: The Untold Story of a Nisei Spy is about that man, Maui born Arthur Satoshi Komori, a McKinley High School and University of ... Read More »

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