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Endangered language researchers awarded national grants

Girls with mats in traditional dance

Two University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa projects to preserve endangered languages were awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. These two projects were the only awards in the current round of National Endowment for the Humanities funding to be granted in the state of Hawaiʻi. See the National Endowment for the Humanities news release for more information. Making Pacific Languages Discoverable ... Read More »

Reintroducing the Native Hawaiian Hāhā plant

Lyon_Cyanea_Rare_Plants

Recently, the Lyon Arboretum Micropropagation Lab, Lyon Arboretum Seed Storage Lab, Pahole Rare Plant Facility, O`ahu Plant Extinction Prevention Program (OPEPP), and the State Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DLNR DOFAW), and volunteers were able to re-introduce a Native Hawaiian Hāhā, Cyanea grimesiana (subspecies grimesiana), to the State’s Mānoa Cliffs Restoration Site within the Honolulu ... 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 »

HIMB develops Hawaiian fishpond iPhone app

He'eia Fishpond

The Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has created an iPhone app that highlights scientific research and indigenous knowledge with virtual and walking tours of a local Hawaiian fishpond. The project, which was supported by the National Science Foundation and the Omidyar Foundation, grew ... Read More »

New television show: Voice of the Sea on KFVE

Voice of the Sea host and guest

A new television show highlighting ocean and coastal scientists and cultural experts from Hawai‘i and the Pacific is airing on KFVE, The Home Team (Channel 5 and 1005) on Sundays at 6:00 p.m. The show, titled Voice of the Sea, is hosted by Kanesa Duncan Seraphin, world paddleboard champion, shark researcher, and science education expert. Seraphin, director of the University of Hawai‘i ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Modern science, traditional platform

Hokulea at dawn

Scientists at the University of Hawaiʻi are partnering with the Polynesian Voyaging Society to conduct five research projects as part of the Hōkūleʻa Worldwide Voyage. The crew will study hydroponics, fish population, marine acoustics and the importance of plankton as a part of the marine food chain. They also seek to identify a network of indigenous scientists as they travel ... Read More »

It takes a village: Rosie Alegado and coastal microbial communities

Rosie Alegado

Editor’s Note:  Rosie Alegado represents one of a cluster of seven faculty hired as a result of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s former Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw’s initiative to promote multidisciplinary sustainability. This ambitious initiative is aimed at integrating science, engineering, and design into decisions on sustainable development and public policy in coastal communities, with particular focus on developing, engaging, and implementing ... Read More »

Romance of garments from a bygone era: Historic Costume Collection

Two researchers examine kimono

The UH Mānoa Historic Costume Collection, begun in 1960, consists of approximately 18,000 historic and ethnographic garments, textiles, accessories, home-furnishing fabrics, and related materials and equipment dating back to the early 19th century. It is the largest collection of its kind at an American university. There are 4 sub-collections: Western, Asian, Hawaiian and Ethnic. The Asian collection includes a series of ... Read More »

New perspectives about the history of Kalaupapa

Kalaupapa lighthouse

The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Library invites the campus community and the public to a special lecture by award-winning UH Press author Anwei Skinsnes Law on “New Perspectives on the History of Kalaupapa” in Hamilton Library Room 301 on Thursday, November 7, 2013, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Between 1866 and 1969, an estimated 8,000 people were taken from their families and places ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Groundbreaking held for Kanewai Cultural Resource Center

Blessing at groundbreaking ceremony

Ka Papa Loʻi ʻO Kānewai Cultural Garden at the UH Mānoa campus recently held a groundbreaking ceremony on August 20 for its new Cultural Resource Center on Dole Street next to the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge. Kānewai successfully secured a $670,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to build ... Read More »

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