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An interstellar visitor unmasked

Researchers have made detailed measurements of the first interstellar object—named ʻOumuamua—seen passing through our Solar System.

Sally V. Irwin and Peter Fisher

Preservatives may harm “good” human bacteria

Food preservatives may be harmful to beneficial bacteria in the human body, according to a study at UH Maui College.

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UH West Oʻahu awarded $2.7 million GEAR UP Waiʻanae Coast grant

The partnership grant will help more than 500 students prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education in the Waiʻanae Coast area.

Academic

Leeward CC program prepares students for rail transit jobs

The Integrated Industrial Technology program offers will prepare students for a wide range of careers such as manufacturing and electromechanical systems technicians in industrial automation.

UH Maui College students gain exposure at prestigious Japan fashion workshop

Cheryl Maeda, Dava Leynes and students Ria Razzauti and Anna Kahalekulu participated in the week-long workshop in Nagato City.

drawing of Renato dos Anjos

Zootopia head of animation praises Kapiʻolani students

The students in the five-day workshop enjoyed instruction and one-on-one interaction with a master who served as head of animation for Zootopia and Wreck-It Ralph.

Research

cacao

UH cacao among world’s best

Cacao from H.C. Bittenbender’s field trials in Pearl City, Waimānalo and Kualoa was among the top winners announced at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris.

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T. rex’s small arms were built for slashing

UH Mānoa paleontologist Steven Stanley reevaluates the T. rex’s small arms at a recent Geological Society of America meeting.

P. kaalaensis outplanted in the wild. Photo credit: Vincent Costello

Microbiome transplants provide disease resistance in critically-endangered Hawaiian plant

Transplanting wild microbes from healthy related plants can make a native Hawaiian plant healthier and likelier to survive in wild

People

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UH places third in national cybersecurity competition

The contest provided competitors with real-world, high-pressure situations to aide them in understanding the vulnerabilities of today’s global threat landscape.

Kauai Community College nursing student

Kauaʻi nursing students earn scholarships

The Mokihana Club of Kauaʻi awarded eleven first and second year students scholarships.

Klaus Sattler

Nanosilicon resource published by Klaus Sattler

The book spans a wide range of possible use for nanosilicon in biomedical devices and methods, from antibacterial function to cancer therapy.

Community

Satoru Izutsu

Medical-care collaboration links UH and Okinawa over five decades

Unique program at the John A. Burns School of Medicine annually dispatches 10 local medical students and physicians for American-style medical training.

Deep-sea voyaging and oceanic wayfinding at the Maunakea Speaker Series

Kālepa Baybayan, navigator in residence at the ʻImiloa Astronomy Center, will share his knowledge of the indigenous system of orientation and navigation at sea.

Solar panels

UH and Hawaiian Electric Companies’ green tariff to benefit campuses and community

The innovative renewable energy initiative will help the university achieve its net-zero energy goal and bring more cost-effective, renewable energy resources to the state.

Administrative

President’s November highlights and updates

Highlights include Mānoa APLU award, $2.7 million UH West Oʻahu GEAR UP grant, UH cacao beans win international praise and more.

Nathan Murata

New dean to lead the College of Education

Nathan Murata has been named dean of the College of Education effective January 1, 2018.

Kendra T. Oishi

Board of Regents hires new executive administrator

Kendra T. Oishi will be responsible for planning, coordinating and directing the administrative support services for the board

Last modified: November 22, 2017