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The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) habitat on the slopes of Mauna Loa. Photo courtesy of HI-SEAS

HI-SEAS Mars mission simulation on Mauna Loa canceled

The Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation which simulates a space mission by four crewmembers has been canceled.

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Tangle of old fishing lines and debris washes ashore at Kamilo Point

Largest single mass in this year’s unprecedented arrival of debris in Hawai‘i

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Chun appointed as senior advisor to UH on Mauna Kea

Greg Chun has been appointed as senior advisor to University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner and UH Hilo Chancellor Marcia Sakai in overseeing the fulfillment of the responsibilities of the entire UH System on Maunakea. Chun is a UH Mānoa faculty member whose work focuses on the intersection of land use, community engagement and culture. […]

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Hasinger leaving UH Institute of Astronomy for the European Space Agency

University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy (IfA) Director Günther Hasinger is leaving UH to be the next director of science at the European Space Agency (ESA), Europe’s equivalent to NASA. He will be responsible for the definition, planning and execution of ESA’s science program, which includes working with member countries and international partners like the […]

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Governor appoints Hawaii Island executive to UH Board of Regents

Gov. David Ige has nominated corporate executive and consultant Douglas Shinsato to the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents, representing Hawai‘i County (East). Shinsato is co-founder of Anthill Ventures, a cross-border incubator and advisor to technology start-ups in India, Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States. Anthill focuses on tele-education, telehealth, sustainable food production, and […]

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UH System awarded $1M to support STEM education

Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) announced Thursday (Aug 4) that the National Science Foundation has awarded $1,099,959 to the University of Hawaii (UH) to support the advancement of women and minorities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields at its seven community colleges.

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Older women in Hawaii are 57% more likely to live in poverty than older men

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 Mānoa, […]

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UH astronomer and others discover Jupiter-sized planet orbiting two suns

Reminiscent of the fictional planet Tatooine in “Star Wars,” circumbinary planets orbit two stars and have two “suns” in their skies. The new planet, Kepler-1647b, is Jupiter-sized in radius.

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Seventeen outstanding UH faculty awarded Regents’ Medal for Excellence

Fourteen University of Hawai‘i faculty members have been selected as recipients of the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching, and three were selected as recipients of the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research.

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Mauna Kea summit area at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of UH-Hilo.

Plans underway to decomission UH Hoku Ke‘a telescope on Mauna Kea

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo will begin the process of decommissioning the Hoku Keʻa, the UH Hilo Educational Telescope on Maunakea, in early 2016. UH Hilo will follow the decommissioning process outlined in the Office of Mauna Kea Management’s Comprehensive Management Plan.

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UH settles lawsuit over handing out Constitutions

MEDIA RELEASE In a victory for free speech, the University of Hawaii has agreed to settle a First Amendment lawsuit filed by two students at UH’s Hilo campus. Students Merritt Burch and Anthony Vizzone sued UH after one administrator stopped Burch from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution and another told both of them […]

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NIH funds five-year expansion of health disparities

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii’s multidisciplinary research into why some of Hawaii’s residents live the longest while others struggle to get beyond their 50’s will continue under the leadership of John A. Burns School of Medicine Dean Jerris Hedges, MD. The $15.4 million, five-year renewal comes on the heels of a successful foundation laid […]

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Disaster preparedness expertise utilized in Puna

MEDIA RELEASE With natural disasters making more frequent headlines, the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC), a research and training center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM), is doing its part to assist devastated areas ranging from Puna on Hawaii Island to Indonesia and the Philippines. The NDPTC is led by executive director […]

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UH faculty awarded Regents’ Medal for Excellence

MEDIA RELEASE Fifteen University of Hawaii faculty members have been selected as recipients of the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching, and three were selected as recipients of the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research. University of Hawaii President David Lassner said, “University of Hawaii teachers and researchers are world-class, in subjects ranging from automotive […]

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