Hawai‘i’s Older Women are 57% More Likely to Live in Poverty than Older Men

Dr. Colette Browne. Photo courtesy of UH A new analysis finds that Social Security benefits are especially crucial for older women in Hawaiʻi, who are more likely to live in poverty and less likely to have access to assets or savings in retirement. The report, released by the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work at the University of Hawaiʻi at [...]

By | 2017-06-19T13:32:02+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

May the Science Be with You

By Léo Azambuja Nancy Kanna, left, and Ruby Pap, two of the many organizers of Kaua‘i’s March for Science, endured the rain with a smile. Let’s get a few things straight. The Earth is neither flat nor the center of the universe, dinosaurs did roam the Earth millions of years ago, humans and [...]

By | 2017-05-07T09:24:25+00:00 May 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Kaua‘iʻs Dr. Dileep Bal Honored for Outstanding Service on Health Issues

From left to right, Dr. Dileep Bal, Dr. Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Sarah Bal. Photo courtesy UH Dileep G. Bal, MD, MS, MPH, was honored on Feb. 23 with the American Medical Association’s Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service. Dr. Bal was specifically awarded the Outstanding Career Public Servant at the [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:41+00:00 March 7th, 2016|0 Comments

‘Language of Flowers, Hawaiian Style’ at KCC Tuesday

Molly “Ka‘imi” Summers The National Tropical Botanical Garden is holding a special presentation on Hawaiian plants at the Kaua‘i Community College campus in Puhi Tuesday evening. Molly “Ka‘imi” Summers will be the featured speaker at “Language of Flowers, Hawaiian Style,” a free presentation open to the public in the KCC cafeteria, as part [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:45+00:00 February 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Wai‘ale‘ale Project on the Menu at RumFire’s Table 53

Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort announced this week the University of Hawai‘i Foundation’s Wai‘ale‘ale Project at Kaua‘i Community College has been selected as its beneficiary for the Table 53 program in February. Net proceeds for all food and beverage from Table #53 in the oceanfront RumFire Po‘ipu Beach restaurant will be used to fund scholarships for high [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:46+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Study Shows Need for More Sustainable Ag Research Funding

At Montana's Vilicus Farms, 24 different crops are rotated with pollinator-friendly border plantings A new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Policy highlights the need for increased funding for ecological agriculture research to learn more about this important practice and its crucial role in addressing the world food crisis and mitigating [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:50+00:00 December 29th, 2015|0 Comments

UH Launches ‘Hawaiʻi to Zero’ Campaign to End HIV in Hawai‘i

Timothy Ray Brown. Photo courtesy of Scott Taber. Timothy Ray Brown, the only known person ever cured of HIV, is helping the Hawai‘i Center for AIDS at University of Hawai‘i at Manoa‘s Kaka‘ako campus launch a multimillion-dollar effort to help the state to become the first HIV-free state, as reported earlier this month by UH. [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:50+00:00 December 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Extreme Pacific Sea Level Events to Double

Extreme low sea levels occurred during August in parts of the western Pacific associated with the ongoing strong El Niño. Data from AVISO satellite measurements. Graphic by Widlansky, et al., 2015 Many tropical Pacific island nations are struggling to adapt to gradual sea level rise stemming from warming oceans and melting ice caps. [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:00+00:00 October 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Astronomers Discover Another Luke Skywalker’s Tatooine

Luke Skywalker gazes at Tatooine's two suns in Star Wars IV. Photo courtesy of Star Wars “If there's a bright center to the universe, you're on the planet that it's farthest from,” Luke Skywalker said about his home planet, Tatooine, in Star Wars IV — A New Hope. Tatooine may be far, but [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:06+00:00 August 15th, 2015|0 Comments

KCC Cleans Puhi Plantation Camp Cemetery

Volunteers cleared away debris at Puhi Plantation Camp Cemetery. Kaua‘i Community College faculty and staff joined hands to clean the Puhi Plantation Camp Cemetery on KCC grounds earlier this week, as part of the University of Hawai‘i Community College System’s 50th Anniversary. About 50 faculty, staff and community volunteers cleared debris and trash, [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:06+00:00 August 6th, 2015|0 Comments