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UH astronomer and others discover Jupiter-sized planet orbiting two suns

Reminiscent of the fictional planet Tatooine in “Star Wars,” circumbinary planets orbit two stars and have two “suns” in their skies. The new planet, Kepler-1647b, is Jupiter-sized in radius.

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Seventeen outstanding UH faculty awarded Regents’ Medal for Excellence

Fourteen University of Hawai‘i faculty members have been selected as recipients of the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching, and three were selected as recipients of the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research.

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Mauna Kea summit area at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of UH-Hilo.

Plans underway to decomission UH Hoku Ke‘a telescope on Mauna Kea

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo will begin the process of decommissioning the Hoku Keʻa, the UH Hilo Educational Telescope on Maunakea, in early 2016. UH Hilo will follow the decommissioning process outlined in the Office of Mauna Kea Management’s Comprehensive Management Plan.

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UH settles lawsuit over handing out Constitutions

MEDIA RELEASE In a victory for free speech, the University of Hawaii has agreed to settle a First Amendment lawsuit filed by two students at UH’s Hilo campus. Students Merritt Burch and Anthony Vizzone sued UH after one administrator stopped Burch from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution and another told both of them […]

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NIH funds five-year expansion of health disparities

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii’s multidisciplinary research into why some of Hawaii’s residents live the longest while others struggle to get beyond their 50’s will continue under the leadership of John A. Burns School of Medicine Dean Jerris Hedges, MD. The $15.4 million, five-year renewal comes on the heels of a successful foundation laid […]

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Disaster preparedness expertise utilized in Puna

MEDIA RELEASE With natural disasters making more frequent headlines, the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC), a research and training center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM), is doing its part to assist devastated areas ranging from Puna on Hawaii Island to Indonesia and the Philippines. The NDPTC is led by executive director […]

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UH faculty awarded Regents’ Medal for Excellence

MEDIA RELEASE Fifteen University of Hawaii faculty members have been selected as recipients of the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching, and three were selected as recipients of the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research. University of Hawaii President David Lassner said, “University of Hawaii teachers and researchers are world-class, in subjects ranging from automotive […]

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UH scientists share tips on how to identify, control little fire ants

Little fire ants, first found on O‘ahu about six months ago, are continuing to spread throughout the island. The ants are already well established on the Big Island and have been found but were controlled on Kaua‘i and Maui. Faculty and staff at the UHM’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and the Hawai‘i […]

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Koloa Maoli (Hawaiian Duck) Photo courtesy of DLNR

The Koloa Project started for endangered Hawaiian Duck

To address the koloa’s future, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is collaborating with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the University of Hawaii Pacific Studies Cooperative Unit on The Koloa Project.

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Isle law student to intern on Capitol Hill

MEDIA RELEASE William S. Richardson School of Law student Janna Wehilani “Wehi” Ahu, who grew up in the tiny fishing village of Milolii, has been named the 2014 Patsy T. Mink Legislative Fellow. She receives a $5,000 stipend from the Law School to pay for a summer internship in Washington D.C., working in the office […]

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Starting April UH to distribute all payroll statements electronically

Beginning in April 2014, the University of Hawai‘i (UH) will be distributing payroll statements for all its employees electronically. Most employees participate in the State of Hawai‘i direct deposit program and, until now, have been receiving paper payroll statements twice monthly. The new application is expected to save money, improve security, and enhance sustainability.

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The HI-SEAS training included preparations for donning a simulated space suit, for use during excursions from the habitat. Here, crew member Tiffany Swarmer makes some adjustments with the suit. (Photo courtesy of Ross Lockwood)

Second HI-SEAS Mars space analog study begins

Kim Binsted: Our tools and technology for space exploration are very good, but as a human race we still must contend with the ‘soft side’ risks of space travel

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Second HI-SEAS Mars space analog study begins

Kim Binsted: Our tools and technology for space exploration are very good, but as a human race we still must contend with the ‘soft side’ risks of space travel

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UH partners on $5.3M cyberinfrastructure award

The National Science Foundation awarded the group $5.3 million over two years to broaden cyberinfrastructure education and outreach through this network. Besides Clemson University and the University of Hawaii, the other collaborating institutions are the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Wisconsin, and Harvard University.

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