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More Hawaii residents hold a college degree

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi continues to make progress toward its goal of having 55 percent of working age adults (ages 25-64) with a two-or four-year college degree by the year 2025 to meet the state’s workforce needs of the future. The current percent of college degree holders in Hawaiʻi is 46.3 percent, up 1.4 percent from 2017. The 55 by […]

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Search Advisory Committee formed for the Institute for Astronomy director search

MEDIA RELEASE The search for the next director of the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy is officially underway. UH Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno has selected a Search Advisory Committee, listed below, who will oversee the process. The committee will recommend finalists to Bruno, who will then recommend a selectee to UH President David Lassner. […]

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Groundbreaking video captures whale bubble-net feeding in UH research

Researchers captured amazing whale’s-point-of-view and aerial drone video of humpback whale bubble-net feeding.

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UH board moves meeting on Maunakea administrative rules to Hawaiʻi Island

MEDIA RELEASE The location of the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents decision-making meeting on the proposed administrative rules for UH managed lands on Maunakea, scheduled for November 6, has been moved to the UH Hilo campus. The special meeting was initially scheduled to be held at UH West Oʻahu and is being relocated to Hawaiʻi […]

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Kuakini Honolulu Heart Program study finds pesticides may play a role in cardiovascular disease

The new study emphasizes the importance of using protective gear when handling pesticides on the job and including information about pesticide exposure in your medical history.

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University of Hawaii response to Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim’s ‘A Way Forward Maunakea’ release

Mayor Kim’s path is consistent with the Board of Regents’ resolution affirming collaborative stewardship and the University of Hawaiʻi commitments. We need ideas for ways forward like these that can help shift thinking to paths in which there will be wins for all the people of Hawaiʻi—Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians alike.

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Oahu forum on invasive species and biosecurity in Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE New Tools & Opportunities For Public Participation (Honolulu) – As an island state, Hawai‘i is uniquely impacted by the threat of invasive species. Our endemic species and distinctive ecosystems evolved over millions of years in isolation from the rest of the world’s biota, creating a delicate balance that continues to be at risk […]

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UH Hilo and Hawaii Community College rank #1 in ethnic diversity

All University of Hawaiʻi campuses ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. for greatest racial and ethnic diversity among four-year and two-year institutions, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2018 Almanac diversity rankings. UH Hilo ranked number one for the most diverse four-year public university in the nation. The UH Community Colleges ranked […]

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A new species of the brown alga Sporochnus from 96 m (315 ft) depth at Lisianski, Northwestern Hawaii.

New limu species revealed in Hawaii’s deep waters

A new study on Hawaiian limu reveals that some are only found in deep, dimly lit waters. Limu, or algae, are photosynthetic protists with a myriad of uses, from food and food additives to cosmetics, paints, toothpaste, and biofuels.

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Women need a better understanding of important childbirth terms, UH study shows

Understanding healthcare terminology is critical to patient education and engagement, but healthcare vocabulary that may be familiar to clinicians and researchers is often not understood, or is misunderstood, by patients. In a study recently published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa public health researchers found a lack of understanding […]

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Senator Hirono announces $119,000 federal grant to research Kilauea eruption

Senator Mazie K. Hirono announced that the University of Hawaii will receive a $119,821 grant to study the ongoing volcanic activity on Hawaii Island. The project, RAPID: Tracking magmatic and volcanic changes in the May 2018 Kilauea Eruption, seeks to inform why the current volcanic activity is occurring and help to predict future eruption activity.

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A new giant virus found in the waters off Oahu

A new, unusually large virus that infects common marine algae has been characterized by researchers at the Daniel K. Inouye Center for Microbial Oceanography. Much of the phytoplankton that grows in the ocean every day gets eaten, thereby sustaining animals in the marine food web. It is common, however, for viral infections to spread through […]

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Honolulu man receives 57 month prison sentence for bogus Stevie Wonder concert for UH

U.S. District Court Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi sentenced Marc Hubbard, age 50, to 57 months in prison today for defrauding the University of Hawaii in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343. Hubbard pled guilty to the offense on October 4, 2016.

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HI-SEAS Mission VII space exploration simulation seeking crewmembers

Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa are seeking crewmembers for a NASA-funded long-duration space exploration analog study.

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