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UH Astronomy Event Sparks Dialogue on TMT Project

Aug 31, 2019
Casey Harlow

Construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea was a central focus at the Astronomy in Hawaii event at the University of Hawaii at Manoa on Friday.

The University of Hawaiʻi should freeze undergraduate tuition and lower costs for some graduate students, its president says.

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Seniors at the University of Hawaii are preparing for graduation this weekend. On Friday, a small group of those students will also be commissioned as officers in the US military. But before they do, Army ROTC cadets at UH had to go through intensive training modeled on a battle in which a former University of Hawaii cadet was killed in action.

The Conversation: Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Feb 6, 2018
Hawaii Department of Education

Consumer Alerts from Federal IRS; Milken Educator Award Winner; Net Neutrality Executive Order; Honolulu Wastewater Study and Cesspool Conversion; 

GoFarms Hawaii
GoFarms Hawaii

Gov. David Ige has pledged to double local food production in Hawai‘i by the year 2030.  To help meet that demand the University of Hawai‘i is expanding its “GoFarm Hawai‘i” agriculture program to Hawai‘i island.  The program currently maintains teaching fields on O‘ahu, Maui and Kaua‘i.

Highways England / Flickr
Highways England / Flickr

The University of Hawaii has launched a new mobile app aimed at keeping students safer on campus.  The app is being called "The Manoa Guardian" and allows students to set a timer that notifies a designated contact person or campus security if the user doesn’t check in, or cancel the timer.  Students can also report incidents on campus, alerting security to the time and location of the witness by allowing campus security to respond using the senders GPS location.  Sarah Rice is the Community Programs Manager for the Department of Public Safety for the University of Hawaii at Manoa. 

Kyle Nishioka / Flickr
Kyle Nishioka / Flickr

When David Matlin starts his new job as the University of Hawaii athletic director on April 27, he’ll have some big problems to solve. With a look at Matlin’s background, the challenges ahead, here’s PBN editor in chief A. Kam Napier. 

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Wikipedia Commons

  

A new book is shedding light on how sailors exploring Polynesia were able to communicate with the locals.

Thomas Linley Rattial
Thomas Linley Rattial

Scientists exploring the Marianas Trench returned to Hawaii with a few surprising discoveries.  An international team onboard the Falkor research vessel used deep sea vehicles to dive more than 34,000 feet. They studied how life adapts to ocean depths and the history of volcanic activity.

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Wikipedia Commons

Fungus is a living organism that’s all around us.

It grows on the walls, on our skin, but also on coral, and it’s become a link to understand how species can evolve.  It turns out that the fungus linked to dandruff and flakey skin is very similar to a strain that lives on Hawaiian coral, arctic soil, and deep sea vents.

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hpr2.org

  UH Hilo’s College of Pharmacy accepted its first class of students in 2007. Last year, the school was named in honor of the late Senator Daniel Inouye. This year, more changes are ahead for the only pharmacy doctoral program in the Pacific. And U-H President David Lassner spoke about some of them with HPR’s Sherry Bracken.

Ka Leo
Ka Leo

Reaction is still coming in to the dismissal of Tom Apple as chancellor of the University of Hawaii.  Apple is offered a tenured faculty position as a chemistry professor, as well as a lump sum payment of  $100,000 including attorney’s fees. No official explanation has been given for his termination.   

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  The University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine is the only medical school in the state, serving not just O'ahu but all the islands.  JABSOM has a plan to help bring more doctors to those areas with doctor shortages, and that includes the Big Island.  HPR's Sherry Bracken reports.

University of Hawaii Hilo
University of Hawaii Hilo

  UH Hilo has a brand new  $19 million dollar student services building that was completed in time to open last Fall.  But it has not yet officially opened to the public.  School officials SAY there's a compliance issue with the Americans With Disabilities Act.    HPR's Sherry Bracken reports on the holdup.