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UH mentor, students win big at national STEM conference

ʻIlima Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Chapter

The ʻIlima Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Chapter at the University of Hawaiʻi and its members were big winners at the 2015 SACNAS National Conference held October 29–31 in Washington, D.C. Hawaiʻi science students and professors received an Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award, Distinguished Mentor Award and three Best Student Presentation Awards. Outstanding ...

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University of Hawaiʻi patent holders honored


More than 60 faculty members, researchers and graduate students who hold U.S. patents were honored by the University of Hawaiʻi and presenting sponsor American Savings Bank at a dinner on September 24, 2015 at the Waialae Country Club. UH launched the first Hawaiʻi chapter of the National Academy of Inventors, an organization of more than 200 U.S. and international universities and ...

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75 percent of Hawaiʻi’s top physicians are UH medical school alumni or faculty

Some of the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s 288 Honolulu Magazine “Top Doctors.”

The top doctors in the Hawaiʻi continue to be those affiliated with the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Nearly three of four physicians identified the September 2015 Honolulu Magazine as “Hawaiʻi’s Top Doctors” are graduates of the UH medical school, its MD residency or fellowship programs, or serve on its faculty. In ...

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Visionary medical school leader Ed Cadman dies at age 70

Edwin Cadman

Dr. Edwin Cadman, former dean of University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), died on Wednesday morning, September 23 at the age of 70. Cadman was surrounded by his family in Corvallis, Oregon. Many people across Hawaiʻi will join the JABSOM ʻohana in mourning his loss. Cadman arrived at Hawaiʻi’s medical school at a critical ...

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David Karl wins $770,000 Balzan Prize in oceanography

Dr. David Karl

David Karl, director of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Daniel K. Inouye Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE), was awarded the 2015 Balzan Prize in recognition of his lifetime of impactful research in the field of microbial oceanography. This honor includes a prize of 750,000 Swiss Francs ($770,000). Karl is also the Victor and Peggy Brandstrom Pavel ...

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UH astronomer to head division of International Astronomical Union

Artist's conception of a star (left) being ejected from a galaxy by a supernova explosion. In reality the supernova would have been faded away long before the star reached that position. Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA.

Nader Haghighipour, an astronomer at the Institute for Astronomyand the NASA Astrobiology Institute at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has been elected president of Division F (planetary systems and astrobiology) of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) for 2015–18. Haghighipour will have an important role in promoting and encouraging the study of planetary systems around our sun and outside our ...

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Wang has soil covered


Cover cropping is making a comeback. Farmers of yore recognized the benefits of cover crops worked into the soil as green manure or left on the surface as mulch. Then fertilizers, pesticides, and high-yielding crop varieties reduced the need to take fields out of cash-crop production in order to plant cover crops. Now, renewed focus on sustainability has revived interest, and USDA’s National Resources Conservation Service ...

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UHM’s Ryuzo Yanagimachi: “Unlike people, nature never lies”

Ryuzo Yanagimachi

UH Mānoa emeritus professor Ryuzo Yanagimachi recently granted an exclusive interview for the new Fall 2014 issue of The Prism, UH Mānoa’s e-newsletter on international education. Yanagimachi is world renowned for his research in reproductive biology, especially his pioneering work with in vitro fertilization in humans, freeze-dried sperm technology, and the creation of the world’s first cloned mouse.  He is often called the grandfather ...

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Introducing Velma Kameoka, Interim Associate VC for Research

Manoa Seal

The Board of Regents approved the appointment of Dr. Velma Kameoka as the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at UH Manoa. Prior to her current appointment and since 2005, she served as Director of the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) in the College of Social Sciences. She is also a professor in the Department of Psychology at UH Manoa. Throughout ...

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