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Visualization expert Jason Leigh is key new UH innovation initiative hire Nanodiagnostics, LLC
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Visualization expert Jason Leigh is key new UH innovation initiative hire, http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2013/10/10/visualization-expert-jason-leigh-is-key-new-innovation-initiative-hire/
Nanodiagnostics, LLC brings novel, sensitive molecular imaging contrast agents to market.
Math Boot Camp

Events

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GREEN SHOOTS - Your Future in STEM

Learn about becoming a STEM Educator, in particular a K-12 Science teacher at our event on Tuesday, April 15th from 4:30pm - 6:00pm in Bilger Hall 150. Our keynote speaker is Linda Furuto, who will be sharing her own journey of discovery. There will be additional presentations by the State of Hawaii Department of Education and the College of Education.

Light dinner to follow in the Bilger Courtyard. This will be a great opportunity to mingle and speak with the presenters.

See our flyer for more info.

RSVP here (required to attend)
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Math Boot Camp

Preparation for:
Math 140 and Math 241
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Po'oihe Cyber Range Exercise

Learn more about the 2013 Po'oihe Cyber Range Exercise, a collaborative program between the University of Hawaii and the Department of Defense.

More Info:
http://pooihecyberrange.wordpress.com/

Commercial

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Nanodiagnostics, LLC

Kevin Bennett, Associate Professor in Biology offers novel, sensitive molecular imaging contrast agents to market.

College News

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Retirement leads to donation

Dr. Daniel Palmer donates more than 2700 fern species to the Joseph F. Rock Herbarium, the UH botanical specimen repository. Read more here...
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Visualization expert Jason Leigh is key new UH innovation initiative hire

Congratulations to Mike Hadfield who was honored as the first annual "M. Patricia Morse Award for Excellence and Innovation in Science Education" at the 2014 SICB meetings in Austin, TX. Mike was recognized in part for his outstanding work with students and teachers from the Pacific Islands and his many graduate students mentored over the years.
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New Hires

Click here for the new hires at the College of Natural Sciences

Environmental News

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Chronic Harvesting Threatens Tropical Tree

Aug. 5, 2013 — Chronic harvesting of a tropical tree that many local communities in Western Africa depend on can alter the tree's reproduction and drastically curtail fruit and seed yields over the tree's lifetime, according to a new study. Read More...

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Deep-sea trawling must be banned

source: http://www.nature.com/news/deep-sea-trawling-must-be-banned-1.13656#/auth-1
Sept. 4, 2013
Industry interests should not be allowed to derail a European Union vote on whether to prohibit a destructive fishing technique, says Les Watling. Read the article, here

Academic

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The Kukui Cup Project

Congratulations to Ileana Argyris, recipient of the College of Natural Sciences Energy Scholarship. This is awarded to one participant in the UH Kukui Cup Energy Challenge, a project that explores novel ways to utilize concepts from information technology, community-based social marketing, serious games, and educational pedagogy to support sustained change in sustainability-related behaviors.
Learn more about the project here,
http://kukuicup.org/

Research

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HI-SEAS mission 2 begins on Mauna Kea

Kim Binsted, UH Mānoa associate professor from the Department of Information and Computer Sciences is the principal investigator on the Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) project. See a video and read more here...
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$1 million NIH Grant received

Team led by Tung Hoang, professor in the Department of Microbiology, has recently received a $1 million NIH grant to fund bacterial infectious disease research. Read more here...
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First book on picoscience published by UH professor

Klaus Sattler, professor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Physics and Astronomy, has published a new book entitled Fundamentals of Picoscience, the first-ever book to address the instrumentation and experiments emerging at the picometer scale. Article link
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UH Professor’s Research On A New Big Island Species Is Published on PLOS ONE

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Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Ranker, President Elect of the Botanical Society of America

Congratulations to Dr. Tom A. Ranker recently elected as, President-Elect of the Botanical Society of America a one-year term, followed by a year term as President, then a final year as Past-President.
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Global Warming - Haleakalā Silverswords

Climate-associated population declines reverse recovery and threaten future of an iconic high-elevation plant.
By Paul Krushelnycky,
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