New Astrophysics and Astronomy Undergraduate Degrees Approved by the UH Board of Regents

The UH Board of Regents has approved adding two new programs to the College of Natural Sciences – a BA in astronomy and a BS in astrophysics. The programs will be a cooperative effort of the Physics and Astronomy department and the Institute for Astronomy. The board approved the new programs at its meeting on Thursday, August 21, 2014.
Both programs build on a solid grounding in physics and other sciences through courses offered by the College of Natural Sciences.
“The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa now provides aspiring astrophysicists an opportunity to receive undergraduate and graduate training, post-doctoral and research positions, and unparalleled access to the impressive array of world-class telescopes in Hawaii," said William Ditto, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences.
Visit the Astronomy and Astrophysics website for more information.
Keck Observatory

College Overview 2014 - Updated

The overview includes information on all of our departments, programs and faculty. Please click below to download our College of Natural Sciences Overview 2014.
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News

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XLR8UH is accepting applications for Spring 2015 program

XLR8UH provides a four-month accelerator program, with two sessions each calendar year. The program offers weekly workshops, presentations, lectures, and office hours. Each session culminates in a formal, highly competitive showcase day where teams will present to a panel of investors, partners, and executives. Click here for more info…
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Biology Professor Mark Hixon on Think Tech Hawaii.

Think Tech Hawaii interviews professor Mark Hixon and gets the whole story on BOFFFFs, big, old, fat, fertile, female fish and their importance. Click above still for an excerpt or here for the full interview.
Best Online Computer Science Masters

ICS online master’s degree in computer science recognized as outstanding

Computer Science Online has named the College of Natural Sciences’ Information and Computer Sciences department Master of Science online degree program as one of the nation’s best. Read more about this recognition here…
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New Hires

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

Events

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Science Olympiad is coming to Mānoa Saturday February 21, 2015! The College of Natural Sciences is sponsoring a new Regional Tournament for new High School Teams. Read more here...
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AT&T/University of Hawai‘i/Blue Startups Mobile App Hackathon Feb 13/14

The 2015 Mobile App Hackathon is a 24 hour competition designed for attendees (technical & non-technical) to build apps/mobile apps, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories and most importantly: meet new people and scout for teammates to work on new or current projects. More info here…
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This year's Incoming Undergraduate Students Reception was held Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 4:30pm-7pm on McCarthy Mall, between Bilger and Edmondson Halls. See photos from the event here...
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Math Boot Camp

In August in preparation for:
Math 140 and Math 241

More info here...

Research

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HI-SEAS mission 2 begins on Mauna Loa

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

Dr. Tom A. Ranker recently elected as, President-Elect of the Botanical Society of America (BSA), gives incoming President address at the annual meeting of the BSA in Boise, ID. Title of presentation was "Evolution and Extinction on a Volcanic Hotspot: Science, Conservation, and Restoration in the Endangered Species Capital of the World".
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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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$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...