Blending Culture, Technology to Restore Hawaiian Fishponds

Breakout sessions furthered discussions including coral bleaching dynamics. Photo courtesy of KUA With the goal of preserving loko iʻa or Hawaiian fishponds, 15 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa faculty and students and more than 30 representatives from 18 traditional Hawaiian fishponds across four Hawaiian islands gathered together to share resources. The three-day workshop [...]

By | 2017-08-18T11:34:22+00:00 August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

New Gene Catalog of Ocean Microbiome Reveals Surprises

A buoy at Station ALOHA north of Oʻahu, with UH Mānoa vessel, Kilo Moana. Photo courtesy of Paul Lethaby/UH Microbes dominate the planet, especially the ocean, and help support the entire marine food web. In a recent report published in Nature Microbiology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa oceanography professor Ed DeLong and his [...]

By | 2017-08-18T11:33:56+00:00 August 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Total Solar Eclipse Illuminated by UH Astronomers (w/ video)

Video grab courtesy of UH During 2017’s total solar eclipse, the first to cross North America since 1918, Hawaiʻi will be well represented by Institute for Astronomy astronomer Shadia Rifai Habbal and other University of Hawaiʻi scientists. When the moon completely blocks the sun, Habbal’s team of international scientists will collect data as [...]

By | 2017-08-18T11:07:51+00:00 August 19th, 2017|0 Comments

UH Expands Vaccine Research Through $112K Grant to Minority Students

Liana Medina The University of Hawaiʻi is expanding its studies of a proposed vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus. A new grant of nearly $112,000 awarded to Liana Medina, a PhD candidate working with Assistant Professor Axel Lehrer at the John A. Burns School of Medicine makes the additional work possible, according to [...]

By | 2017-08-14T20:31:03+00:00 August 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Hawaiʻi Nearshore Fishery Provides Big Benefits

A school of manini. Photo courtesy of UH/Jhana Young The monetary, social and cultural importance of Hawaiʻi nearshore fisheries has been examined by researchers in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management. The study argues that fully appreciating the multitude of benefits the nearshore fishery provides to society is a crucial step [...]

By | 2017-08-14T20:23:26+00:00 August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

UH College Students Succesfully Launch Payload from NASA Facility

Community College mentor William Smith, right, and students Nick Herrmann, of Kaua‘i Community College, center, and Cale Mechler, of Windward Community College, left, were at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia in final preparations to launch a payload. The Project Imua payload was successfully launched from a NASA facility by University of Hawaiʻi [...]

By | 2017-08-14T19:51:46+00:00 August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

UH Genomic Data Helps Study on Global Changes Impacts to Life

Rapture Reef in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands shows high biodiversity. Photo courtesy of UH/James Watt A new publicly available database will catalog metadata associated with biologic samples, making it easier for researchers to share and reuse genetic data for environmental and ecological analyses, as reported by the University of Hawai‘i. The resource, called [...]

By | 2017-08-12T18:27:20+00:00 August 13th, 2017|0 Comments

UH Community College Students to Launch Payload from NASA Facility

UH Community College students Nicholas Hermann and Cale Mechler. University of Hawaiʻi community college students are getting ready to launch their third payload from a NASA facility. The launch from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia is scheduled for a window between 5:30 and 9:30 a.m. EDT on Saturday, Aug. 12. Live coverage of [...]

By | 2017-08-10T09:00:39+00:00 August 11th, 2017|0 Comments

UH Hilo alumni contribute to black hole discovery in the Milky Way

Illustration of stray black holes floating around a supermassive black hole at the Galactic center. Image courtesy of UH A research team led by Japanese astronomers using data taken with the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, have conducted detailed radio spectral observations of molecular gas around the nucleus of our Milky Way Galaxy, as [...]

By | 2017-08-08T09:22:51+00:00 August 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Invasive Species, Infectious Disease

By Emma Cornish Jacobsen Emma Cornish Jacobsen It’s summer on Kaua‘i, and the pair of bare feet on the farmer in front of me had clearly seen better days — sliced up from daily work on his taro farm. But that fact, and his encouragement to remove my shoes did absolutely nothing to [...]

By | 2017-07-31T16:46:03+00:00 August 5th, 2017|0 Comments