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World ocean systems undermined by climate change by 2100

Spear fisherman

An ambitious new study describes the full chain of events by which ocean biogeochemical changes triggered by manmade greenhouse gas emissions may cascade through marine habitats and organisms, penetrating to the deep ocean and eventually influencing humans. Previous analyses have focused mainly on ocean warming and acidification, considerably underestimating the biological and social consequences of climate change.  Factoring in predictable ... Read More »

Study in Nature reveals urgent new time frame for climate change

Anthias & Gorgonian

Ecological and societal disruptions by modern climate change are critically determined by the time frame over which climates shift. Camilo Mora and colleagues in the College of Social Sciences’ Department of Geography at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa have developed one such time frame. The study, entitled “The projected timing of climate departure from recent variability,” will be published in ... Read More »

Mexican-origin residents of Hawaiʻi fare better than Mexican counterparts on mainland, but less well than overall state population

Map of Mexican population in the islands

The Mexican-origin community in Hawaiʻi represents a small but growing population in this multi-ethnic state, rising 165 percent since 1990, according to a new report by the Migration Policy Institute, an independent think tank in Washington, DC that analyzes immigration trends and policy in the U.S. and internationally. The report released today presents a unique demographic, socioeconomic and cultural profile ... Read More »

Award examines volcanic crises in the USA: from precursors to resilience

Kilauea Volcano

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) has been awarded one of the first grants in a new large-scale research direction by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant is one of several made this month by NSF seeking to mitigate disasters by creating broad, interdisciplinary, multi-institutional teams of individuals that ... Read More »

[VIDEO] UHM researcher helps women transition from prison

Meda Chesney-Lind

This video production of Ka Hui Ho`olauna was created by journalism students in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s College of Social Social Sciences. Starting at 10:19, there is a small profile of Meda Chesney-Lind and her work with The Home of Reawakening for Women. Chesney-Lind is not only the recipient of a new national award, but it has been named ... Read More »

Using social media as a tool during disaster

Hurricane illustration

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Earlier this year, we saw how Twitter and Facebook were both used when Tropical Storm Flossie impacted Maui and when Super Storm Sandy hit the East Coast. More and more, emergency managers are turning to social media as a vital tool during disasters. The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) at the University of ... Read More »

Indonesia partners with Hawaii to strengthen disaster management training

NDPTC logo

A dozen faculty members from Indonesian universities have come to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa this summer to learn about disaster risk management training and how it specifically can be applied to save lives in their country. Indonesia is one of the most natural-disaster prone countries in the world. In the last decade alone, it has been affected by ... Read More »

Beyond talk story — “Explaining Conversations”

Marie Iding

Marie Iding is the co-author of Explaining Conversations: A Developmental Social Exchange Theory.  Written with Professor Emeritus R. Murray Thomas of the University of California, Santa Barbara, the book describes the pattern by which social exchange skills develop throughout life, focusing on conversational skills. A professor in the College of Education Department of Educational Psychology, Iding has written a number ... Read More »

UHM Honors Program celebrates 2013 graduates and “ones to watch” in 2014

Graduates

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Honors Program, in conjunction with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), is proud to celebrate the 55 members of the Class of ‘13 who graduated with Honors last weekend. The number of undergraduates participating in the Honors Program has steadily increased in recent years, up from 188 students in 2010 to nearly 800 students ... 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 »

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