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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 »

HNEI to conduct energy research at Kawaikini classroom

Energy Efficient Building

A Hawaiian blessing took place on Monday, May 6, at Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School, on Lihue, Kauaʻi.  Students will now have the unique opportunity to learn in new classrooms that are truly research and learning platforms in and of themselves. Two 1,200-squarefoot, state-of-the-art structures have been installed at the school, the second of three sites selected for energy ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Students hunt for history and culture at heiau

North Shore, Oahu

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Kamehameha Schools have partnered to establish the North Shore Field School. Launched in early January, the field school provides students with a unique opportunity for archeological field training at Kupopolo Heiau, one of the most significant wahi kūpuna (ancestral places) remaining in ... Read More »

New degree in Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health launched

Dr. Maile Taualii

By Tina Shelton Director of Communications, Office of the Dean of Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine The Office of Public Health Studies, part of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, in partnership with the JABSOM Department of Native Hawaiian Health, is launching a new Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Research team discovers existence of Hawaii Sign Language

Hawaii Sign Language Demo

A research group based in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has confirmed the existence of a previously undocumented language in Hawai‘i called Hawai‘i Sign Language (HSL). They announced their discovery in conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation held at UH Mānoa in March 2013. HSL, the indigenous language of ... Read More »

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