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Mauna Kea Speakers Series continues


Hawaii News Digest, 24 August 2017, 14:45 hrs, UTC, Post #15474.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/community/maunakea-speakers-series-continues

Accessed on 24 August 2017, 14:45 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Anthropology professor Peter Mills will be today’s (Thursday, 24 August 2017) guest speaker at a public information forum to be held at 7 p.m. at UH-Hilo’s Science and Technology Building, Room 108.  The Mauna Kea Speakers Series is supported by The Office of Mauna Kea Management, the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center.

According to the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, Mills will cover the following topics:

“Mills will present an overview of his work with geology professor Steve Lundblad in using nondestructive energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence to study the dispersal of ancient Hawaiian stone tools throughout the islands. Their work has helped define the role of the Maunakea adze quarry and other stone tool quarries in ancient Hawaiian economies, interisland voyaging and trade.”

“The lecture is free and on-campus parking is open and available without charge after 4 p.m.”

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What you need to know about rat lungworm disease


Hawaii News Digest, 10 August 2017, 15:15 hrs, UTC, Post #15414.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/community/ounce-prevention-what-you-need-know-about-rat-lungworm-disease

Accessed on 10 August 2017, 15:15 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Over the past 10 years, Hawaii Island has seen a rapid increase in the number of reported cases of rat lungworm disease.  Although the disease is preventable with a few simple precautions, some health officials feel not enough has been done to inform residents about the parasitic infection.

In an effort to increase public awareness of rat lungworm disease, Dr. Susan Jarvi, a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Daniel Inouye College of Pharmacy at UH-Hilo, will present two public discussions of the disease at the Lyman Museum on Monday, 14 August 2017, 7-8:30 p.m., and on Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3-4:30 p.m.  At these meetings, Dr. Javi

“will provide critical information about the rat lungworm parasite, including life cycle, disease carriers, exposure risk, diagnostic testing and proven prevention measures.”

“Jarvi’s lab focuses on understanding host-parasite relationships using the avian malaria/avian pox disease system as a model. Since 2012, the lab has focused more efforts on rat lungworm disease education and research.”

“She and colleagues founded the Hawaii Island Rat Lungworm Working group in 2012, and they have made considerable progress in promoting prevention of the disease through education and outreach, and research on infection levels in molluscs and rats, exposure levels in humans, prevention through vaccination, and improvement in human diagnostics.”

For more information on the program, please call 935-5021.

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UH-Hilo Chancellor leaving post


Hawaii News Digest, 13 July 2017, 04:00 hrs, UTC, Post #15314.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/uh-hilo-chancellor-leaving-post-0

Accessed on 13 July 2017, 04:00 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Kirsten Johnson.

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Comment:

It’s official.  UH-Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney will leave UH-Hilo to accept the position of vice president of planning and policy at UH-Manoa.

According to reporter Kirsten Johnson, Straney has done a lot since he took the chancellor’s job back in 2010:

“Straney has served as UH-Hilo chancellor since 2010. The UH says he’s helped improve graduation rates and increase the number of transfer students, Native Hawaiian students and science, technology, engineering and math students from the island’s community colleges.”

“The UH-Hilo has also reported declining enrollment during Straney’s reign. In April, the campus submitted an enrollment management plan that seeks to add about 300 students over the next five years. Most UH campuses have similarly reported enrollment drops in recent years.”

“Straney had said at the time he believed the Hilo campus needed to do a better job of attracting first-time freshman — particularly kamaaina — and retaining current students.”

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UH-Hilo science and technology program receives $1M in funding | Hawaii 24/7


The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released $1 million from the Centers for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program to fund the fourth year of a climate change research…

Source: UH-Hilo science and technology program receives $1M in funding | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/10/03/uh-hilo-science-and-technology-program-receives-1m-in-funding).

Accessed on 04 October 2016, 16:00 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

University of Hawaii at Hilo researchers and graduate students will be kept busy this coming year, thanks to a one-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  The money will be used to support “the fourth year of a climate change research project undertaken by the University of Hawaii at Hilo…”  The project involves three research teams led by Patrick Hart, a professor in the Department of Biology.


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UH-Hilo eyes splitting up College of Arts and Sciences | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


The University of Hawaii at Hilo might split up its College of Arts and Sciences next year, a move hoped to improve student retention and help combat lagging enrollment campuswide.

Source: UH-Hilo eyes splitting up College of Arts and Sciences | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/uh-hilo-eyes-splitting-up-college-of-arts-and-sciences).

Accessed on 23 September 2016, 16:50 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Kirsten Johnson.

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Comment:

Currently, the College of Arts and Sciences lists 63 degrees and programs that range from natural and health sciences to humanities and social services.

In the interest of improving student enrollment and retention, UH-Hilo officials want the large program divided into two separate programs–The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Natural and Health Sciences.

UH-Hilo Chancellor Don Straney says the division would eliminate “administrative layers betweens deans and the departments” as well as “managing resources more effectively.”  If all goes as planned, the formal division would take effect in August 2017.


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Ocean research offers new insights into mass extinction | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


New research about extinction threats to marine life points to a dire future in the world’s oceans.

Source: Ocean research offers new insights into mass extinction | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/ocean-research-offers-new-insights-into-mass-extinction).

Accessed on 15 September 2016, 16:35 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Ivy Ashe.

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Comment:

The next mass marine extinction is at our doorstep–a chilling projection confirmed by ocean research compiled by UH-Hilo assistant professor Matthew Knope.  Knope collaborated with lead researchers from Stanford University and co-authors from the University of Connecticut and the University of California at Santa Barbara on the study, which will be published in Friday’s edition of the journal “Science.”

The current study analyzed the marine fossil record going back 540 million years and came to the conclusion that larger animals, “notably marine reptiles such as icthyosaurs and mosasaurs, died out  before in mass extinctions, but there has never been any indication they were in particular trouble.” Knope believes “body size is (now) very strongly associated with extinction risk.”

Knope says the data “really speaks to what the global pattern is…what to do about it is another question.” Actions taken by President Obama to extend the protection of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument “are a good start, particularly for helping animals such as the Hawaiian monk seal recover in population size.”

Knope adds that “Mass extinctions can be stimulating ecologically, but it’s not on a time scale that humans will ever see.”


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New dean for UH-Hilo pharmacy college tapped | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


Carolyn Ma, interim dean of the University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, was tapped to permanently fill the position.

Source: New dean for UH-Hilo pharmacy college tapped | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/new-dean-uh-pharmacy-college-tapped).

Accessed on 25 August 2016, 15:10 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Kirsten Johnson.

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Comment:

What was once temporary has become permanent.  On Wednesday, 24 August 2016, UH-Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney announced the appointment of Carolyn Ma as the permanent dean of the UH-Hilo College of Pharmacy.  She was serving as interim dean until the announcement was released through an internal e-mail to pharmacy students and staff.

Straney told reporter Kirsten Johnson that the university conducted a yearlong off-campus search for a permanent dean,”but that was unsuccessful.”

Straney said Ms. Ma has “successfully guided the college in her year as interim dean.”  Straney added that the college’s finances “are secure” and “construction of a permanent facility is imminent.”

Straney has asked UH-Manoa President David Lassner to appoint Ma as dean.


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