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Water in Moon rocks provides clues and questions about lunar history

Pyroclastic glass beads

A recent review of hundreds of chemical analyses of Moon rocks indicates that the amount of water in the Moon’s interior varies regionally – revealing clues about how water originated and was redistributed in the Moon.  These discoveries provide a new tool to unravel the processes involved in the formation of the Moon, how the lunar crust cooled, and its impact ...

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2014 UH Manoa Awards for student excellence in research

Chino Cabalteja

Each year, the Chancellor recognizes the leadership and service of UH Mānoa faculty, staff, and students committed to enhancing the University’s mission of excellence. The 2014 UH Manoa Awards ceremony will be held on April 30 in Orvis Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. Chino Cabalteja (Master’s Level) Chino Cabalteja is a Master’s Level student researcher in the Department of Molecular Biosciences ...

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Environmental issues of the Mariana Islands

Dr. Michael Hadfield, Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua, and Austin J. Shelton III

The Kewalo Marine Laboratory at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UH) this week hosted a discussion about environmental issues of the Mariana Islands. Austin Shelton, coordinator of the Humåtak Project, shared his experiences with coastal community ecosystem revival efforts that began in Humåtak, Guam after fishermen realized wildland fires and poor land-use practices were to blame for a decrease ...

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The secret lives of whales

Short-finned pilot whale

UH graduate students lead research effort aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor Scientists from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) have been allocated over 100 days at sea, spread out over the next 6 months, aboard the R/V Falkor, the oceanographic research ship belonging to the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI; ...

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Unusual corals discovered off of the Big Island, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

A coral species new to the main Hawaiian Islands has been discovered in West Hawaii by a research team of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) divers and confirmed by researchers at UH Manoa’s Kewalo Marine Laboratory. While doing reconnaissance SCUBA dives along the Kona coast of the Island of Hawaii, the ...

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Beyond the ‘Roi Roundup’

Cephalopholis argus

UH Mānoa graduate student Jonatha Giddens studies a roi-free reef on the Big Island, and ponders the resource management lessons from a local spearfishing hui   What if you could remove all of the roi? UH Mānoa graduate student Jonatha Giddens has been investigating this possibility at a reef off Puako Bay, on the west side of the Big Island ...

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Fall Forum highlights undergraduate research, Honors program

Students at Fall Forum

The Fall Forum event is sponsored by the Honors Program and UROP to showcase undergraduate research and creative work at UH Mānoa that is beyond the proposal stage. This event is held at the end of each semester in the form and style of a professional conference, with oral and poster presentations. The event is open to all undergraduates conducting ...

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Untamed skies: Where science meets humanity [TEDxHonolulu 2013]

Owen Shieh

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa graduate student Owen Shieh is presenting a talk at the TEDxHonolulu event, titled:  “Untamed skies:  Where science meets humanity.” “Centuries of scientific and technological advancements have allowed us to survive the harshest of conditions, but weather remains an untamed force of nature,” said Shieh, a graduate student in the UH Mānoa department of meteorology. “For ...

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Using IT to address energy consumption, behavior

Screen Shot of energy use portal

Robert Brewer (PhD, Computer Science, 2013) has won the 2013 Graduate Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).  He accepted the award on October 6, 2013, at AASHE’s annual conference and expo in Nashville, Tennessee.  AASHE is an international organization providing resources and professional development for sustainable operations, research and ...

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