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The University of Hawaiʻi has warned that proposed budget reductions by the Hawaii Legislature would result in the elimination of hundreds of positions.

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In 2012, the city of Hoboken, New Jersey experienced flooding in excess of 9 feet above normal levels. The city of 50,000 people, which sits just across the Hudson River from Manhattan, had sustained a nearly direct hit from a Category 3 hurricane. One source of flooding was a long-forgotten river, which had been paved over decades earlier.

WSJ Reports UH Among Targets Of Chinese Hackers

Mar 5, 2019
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The University of Hawaiʻi and at least two dozen other universities have been targeted by Chinese hackers as part of an effort to steal military maritime technology research, The Wall Street Journal reported today.

Can money motivate students to get better grades? That’s the question at the center of a research project being launched by an economics professor at UH Mānoa. HPR Reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

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If you’re still looking for a worthy New Year’s resolution, how about learning a new language in 2019? Studies have shown that language learning can help you tune out distractions, become better at multitasking and even ward off dementia. HPR Reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has more.

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A group of University of Hawaiʻi law students recently returned from international climate negotiations in Poland. This was the first time the University sent a delegation of observers to the United Nations Climate Change Conference. HPR Reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

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A group of University of Hawaiʻi faculty, staff, and students is urgingthe University terminate plans for construction of the Thirty-Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea. This comes a little over a month since the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court upheld its decision to allow TMT construction to proceed. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports. 

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will catch up with the Maritime RobotX Challenge, and find out what teams built for their autonomous ocean vessels. It's been two years since the RobotX Challenge was last held in Hawaiʻi, and Burt will find out how the University of Hawaiʻi team has prepared to compete against this international roster.

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This week Germany technology takes the spotlight at the University of Hawaii. Denis Salle of the honorary General Counsel is a spark plug behind a conference taking place tomorrow. He has brought together green energy experts from Germany to share their experience and to see how they can help Hawaii reach its energy goals by 2045.


  Today on the Long View our Neal Milner is back to do a deeper dive on the costs of college. We’ve been exploring this issue--earlier we touched on the iPromise Schools started by athlete LeBron James. Neal Milner is a retired professor of political science and Contributing Editor of our segment The Long View.




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Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will talk with the University of Hawaiʻi's Chief Innovation Officer, David Ai, about his plans for the Office of Technology Transfer.

They will discuss his goals in supporting entrepreneurship, innovation and new venture initiatives. And a program he calls the Hawaiʻi Entrepreneurial Network Developers or HI-END.

Schatz Pushes for Debt Free College

Apr 23, 2018
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$1.4 trillion. That is how much Americans nationwide owe in student loan debt. All of that debt has some policy makers worried, including Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz. He sponsored the Debt Free College Act of 2018 - with the goal of making public higher education affordable without the need for student loans.

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Math geeks rejoice! Today is March 14 – that’s 3/14, also known as Pi Day. And this Pi Day, Hawaiʻi math lovers have something special to celebrate. Hawaiʻi has become the first in the world to offer an academic program in the area of ethnomathematics – a growing global trend in math education. HPR Reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has more.

Bytemarks Café: The AT&T Hackathon

Feb 28, 2018
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  Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will hear about the long running AT&T Hackathon and its unique relationship with the University of Hawaiʻi.

The AT&T Hackathon brings together students from UH and gives them the opportunity to stretch their imagination and build some cool applications. 

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan invited Robbie Melton, Executive Director of HTDC back to the show to talk about the future of the Mānoa Innovation Center.

They'll find out how the relationship between the Hawaiʻi Technology Development Corporation and the University of Hawaiʻi is affecting the operating budget of the center.

The Conversation: Friday, January 12th, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
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Firefighter Stories from Marco Polo; UH Sexual Assault Survey; FISA Renewal; HTY Production of Red Balloon

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The University of Hawaiʻi has released the results of a student survey on sexual harassment and gender-based violence.

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It’s Hawaiian Independence Day tomorrow. November 28th marks the day in 1843 when Great Britain and France formally recognized the Hawaiian Kingdom as independent. Fast forward to today…college students across the island chain are seeking that same recognition. HPR’s Ku‘uwehi Hiraishi reports.

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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is suing the state over the “mismanagement” of Mauna Kea.

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Researchers at the University of Hawaii are looking for volunteers to collect data on breadfruit, or ʻulu, trees throughout state.

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The UH Mānoa Art Gallery is showing a heartening collection of new work by its Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates in graphic design and studio art.  Fun ideas in a range of materials make these shows a must, along with closing festivities for the Honolulu Biennial.

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The UH Athletics Department is looking at ways to energize its area there in the quarry on the Mānoa campus.  They turned to the UH Architecture Department for ideas on how to create a vibrant community feel, stretching from upper campus through lower campus, into the community as a whole.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on a very special project and the ideas it generated.

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  We’ll get an update on the second launch of Project Imua from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility. The project is a collaboration among four community colleges to build a payload with data collecting experiments and their launch date is set for Aug 16th.

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Hawaiian language students at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa are working with millions of historical documents that were previously lost in translation.

The Conversation: Thursday, May 19th, 2016

May 19, 2016

Defective Airbag Lawsuit; 3D Printing Solving Maintenance Challenges; Hawai‘i Energy Campaign; Sustainable Building Design

State of HI Lawsuit Against Takata & Honda: Stephen Levins

UH Briefs Lawmakers on Supplemental Budget Request

Dec 8, 2015
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The University of Hawai’i briefed lawmakers about additional funding they are requesting for the next fiscal year.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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  American painting first burst onto the world art scene in the 1950’s with energetic abstract paintings by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and others.  They were followed by a generation of painters who toyed with irony, pop culture, and consumerism into the 2000’s.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on a show at the UH Art Gallery that heralds a rebirth of abstraction.


There’s a new Science Technology Engineering and Math office at the University of Hawaii. We’ll find out what this office aims to achieve and how it plans to elevate science and technology in Hawaii’s education and economic sectors.

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