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In remembrance and tribute

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A weekend of remembrance for Japan tsunami victims also marked the start of an international partnership aimed at averting future tragedies.  The one-year anniversary of the Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster was commemorated in Sendai, Japan, during a March 10, … Continue reading

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From Russia, with honor

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Patricia Ann Polansky, a University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa librarian, was bestowed with a rare honor for an American last Friday, November 11: She was presented with the Medal of Pushkin from the government of Russia during a presentation ceremony … Continue reading

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Chancellorʻs Report

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Mauna Kea, IfA played a role in Nobel physics prize

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Louise Good, Institute for Astronomy publications editor John Tonry University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Astronomer John Tonry, a camera designed and built at the Institute for Astronomy and an observatory on Mauna Kea all played a role in the work … Continue reading

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All things Hawaiian

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When UH Mānoa Dean Maenette Ah Nee-Benham is asked about her vision for Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, she says she looks no further than Ka Papa Loʻi O Kānewai, the loʻi or taro patch, located a stone’s throw away from … Continue reading

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Feature: Aloha for Islam

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Half a world away from the Arabian desert where the Prophet Muhammad established his teachings in the seventh century, and seemingly distant from contemporary affairs in the Middle East, is Hawai`i a place to engage in the study of Islamic … Continue reading

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Feature: Taiwan’s seafaring history

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An interest in the origins of Polynesia impelled University of Hawai‘i at Manoa archaeologist Barry Rolett to dig deep into the Earth’s core at one of China’s famous hot springs: Fuzhou Basin.  What was the quest of the Department of … Continue reading

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Feature: Crazy for kabuki

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The concept that “it takes a village” rings true for putting on kabuki performances in Honolulu and, in particular, at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  Students began performing kabuki plays back in 1924, and have continued to work with … Continue reading

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Feature: The sting’s the thing

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Angel Yanagihara knows first-hand the painful effects of Hawaiian box jellyfish stings. During a long-distance morning swim off Waikīkī Beach in July 1997, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa assistant research professor encountered a swarm of the nearly invisible jellyfish. … Continue reading

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Feature: Master of disaster

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On March 11, 2011, residents throughout the Pacific and on the mainland’s west coast braced themselves for a tsunami, generated from a destructive 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the northeastern coast of Japan. While the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center took the lead … Continue reading

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