Events By Topic

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Nov 20, 2017, 5:00 PM
Dr. Linda Connelly will give an overview of Pharmaceutical Sciences research at UH Hilo where their major areas of focus are cancer biology and natural products drug discovery.
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Aug 21, 2017, 5:00 PM
This talk takes place miles away from the near shore comfort zone and into open-ocean pelagic waters at night. Here, Jeff presents data-driven observations and a selection from his unique photo catalog to expose you to this strange world.
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Aug 21, 2017, 6:00 AM
This isn't an organized event, just get up early to see the moon block part of the sun.
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Jul 24, 2017, 5:00 PM
Some small landowners are planting high-value hardwoods like mahogany and koa for eventual use as cabinet or furniture woods. Others are managing native forests purely for conservation. Dr. Friday will describe some of these projects and provide an update on Rapid `Ohia Death, a fungal disease that is killing `ohia trees around Hawaii island.
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Jun 19, 2017, 6:00 PM
The Hawaiian Islands have created an oasis in the central Pacific, and are home to 11 different species of whales and dolphins. Robin Baird, research biologist with Cascadia Research Collective will talk about how we have learned about these species, including acoustics, photo-identification, genetics, and satellite tagging.
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May 22, 2017, 5:00 PM
Ke Kai Ola is a satellite facility of The Marine Mammal Center, and the only Hawaiian Monk Seal hospital in the State of Hawai'i. Come learn about their rehabilitation and research work, and why only 2 seals remain resident on Hawaii Island, and the rest are transient.
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Apr 24, 2017, 5:00 PM
Digital Life is a non-profit initiative to produce accurate, high-quality three-dimensional (3D) models of live animals to benefit science, conservation and education. Come listen to Christine Shepard, photographer and one of the co-founders of Digital Life, describe the process and show results to date. An upcoming project will scan all 7 species of sea turtles.
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Jan 25, 2017, 5:00 PM
A team of students from MIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering presents research from two studies on Hawaii Island during a winter-term field class. They linked soil nutrients with plant health, aided by data gathered from an unmanned aerial vehicle. A second project measured sulfur dioxide levels using home-build low-cost sensors.
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Nov 14, 2016, 5:00 PM
Jan War, Operations Manager at NELHA, recently made three inspection dives on NELHA's deep seawater pipelines in the PICES V submersible. He will present results of the inspection dives, show high definition video segments of each dive and the fascinating deep sea critters that grow on or nearby the pipelines. Come share the experience that he considers one of the highlights of his career.
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Oct 17, 2016, 5:00 PM
`Ike Wai (literally, knowledge of water) is a collaborative project between the University of Hawai‘i, Hawaii State Departments of Health and Land and Natural Resources, Honolulu Board of Water Supply, Hawai‘i County Department of Water Supply, U.S. Geological Survey and community partners to create a data driven, sustainable water future for the state of Hawai‘i and its Pacific neighbors.
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Aug 29, 2016, 6:00 PM
The HI-SEAS IV team exits their simulated Mars habitat in late August after a year of isolation. Join us the next day to hear about their mission, their individual research, and insights they gained from the experience. Now that they have been on "Mars" for a year, what message do they have for the people of Earth?
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May 23, 2016, 5:00 PM
In 1978, Congress established Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park to preserve, interpret, and perpetuate traditional native Hawaiian activities and culture by protecting the cultural and natural resources within the Park. Jeff Zimpfer will speak about the establishment of the Park, the Park’s natural and cultural resources, stewardship opportunities and long-term plans, and the efforts the NPS is taking to preserve Park resources for future generations.
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Mar 28, 2016, 5:00 PM
In addition to county and state responses to the dengue fever outbreak, community action can be quite effective. Mosquito traps can substantially reduce the mosquito population and break the cycle of infection. Van Eden will describe how he has reverse engineered a number of commercial and research traps to enable anyone to make effective traps using relatively safe chemicals and containers like jars or buckets.
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Dec 14, 2015, 5:00 PM
Prof. Tadafumi Adschiri is an international leader in the field of supercritical water technology and a member of the Science Council of Japan. His research in the generation of nano-catalysts with supercritical water has significant impacts on the future of renewable energy, especially as it relates to biomass conversion.
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Nov 23, 2015, 5:00 PM
How can visual media be used as an effective outreach and marketing tool for science? Come meet underwater photographer and science communication specialist Christine Shepard and learn about her role in launching an innovative research and outreach program for the University of Miami’s Shark Research Lab.
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Apr 27, 2015, 5:00 PM
At least 60 cases of rat lungworm disease (RLWD) have been documented in humans in Hawaii, most of them originating from the Puna district of Hawaii Island. While symptoms can be mild and flu-like, there have been many severe cases that have resulted in long-term disability and even death.