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SUMMER 2014

June 1-7 - Dr. David Hyrenbach was one of four scientists who participated in a study of red-footed booby birds in the Ulupa‘u Wildlife Management Area coordinated by the U.S. Geological Survey Western Ecological Research Center to study various types of seabirds on multiple Hawaiian Islands. The week long study provided more information about the birds' daily activities, how renewable energy sources may affect seabirds and how they fit into the local ecosystem.

SPRING 2014

MSMS student Jessica Lopez and faculty mentor Dr. David Hyrenbach recently published in Endangered Species Research, "Geographic variation of persistent organic pollutants in Hawaiian monk seals Monachus schauinslandi in the main Hawaiian Islands." The study followed monk seals, testing for geographic variation in the levels of persistent organic pollutants.

Alumnus Davey Cagle (BS Biology) has been recognized as the Male Scholar Athlete of the Year for 2014. He is pursuing an MBA and Masters of Communication at HPU while running his last year of cross country.

Dr. Mary Smith has been selected to receive this year's Distinguished Achievement in Education Award for her contributions and dedication to AFCEA education at the Hawaii Chapter. The AFCEA Education Foundation Board was particularly impressed with her successful implementation of CEUs during the Asia-Pacific Conference.

Alumnus Jaimie Nevins (BS Marine Biology 2011) recently published "Characterizing Neckton use of the Largest Unfished Oyster Reef in the United States Compared with Adjacent Estuarine Habitats" in the Journal of Shellfish Research.

Marine Science undergraduate student Pierre De Wit recently published in Nature. Forensic genomics as a novel tool for identifying the causes of mass mortality events. Nature Communications DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4652

Congratulations to CNCS interim dean, Dr. David Horgen, for receiving the 2014 Excellence in Scholarship Award at the recent Golden Apple Awards ceremony for his contributions to the field of biomedical research.

April 28-May 2 - HPU professor of physics, Dr. Steve Dye, presented at the Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2014 in Yokohama, Japan on an overview of Neutrino Geoscience entitled "Neutrino Geoscience A collaborative journey with geoscience and particle physics."

April 25 - Biology undergraduate students Kelsey Higa, Michelle West, Kim Leong and James Ligeralde presented the poster entitled "Nitrifying Biofilms in High Density Recirculating Aquaculture" at the annual meeting of the Hawaii Branch of the American Society for Microbiology.

April 25 - Biology undgergraduate students Caress Baltimore, Kathryn Demarre, Emily Komarczyk, and Lauren Shinego presented the poster entitled "Community Assessment of Microbial Biofilms in High Density Recirculating Aquaculture: a source of supplemental nutrition to the Pacific White Shrimp, L. vannamei" at the annual meeting of the Hawaii Branch of the American Society for Microbiology.

April 24 - Chemistry/biochemistry undergradute students Danae DeRaad and Aaron Thomas won Best Oral Presentation at the April 2014 HPU Capstone Symposium for their presentation entitled "Mutations in the GABAA Receptor Involved in Epilepsy." Dr Yongli Chen served as their capstone instructor. Applied math undergraduate students Cole Parks and Matt Troglia placed second in Best Oral Presentation for their presentation "Are you safe in your apartment building? Modeling the effect of earthquakes on tall buildings." Computer Science/Computer Information Systems undergradute students Kevin Goo, Brent Nagareda, and Revelyn Cabaya placed third in Best Oral Presentation for their presentation "'Olelo Online Form Redesign." Computer Information Systems and Computer Science undergraduate students Matt Archick, Jabari Brooks, and Estefania Duterte placed third in Best Poster Presentation for their work "Ulu Hoku: Project Management & Android Development."

Environmental Studies undergraduate student Emily MacNintch presented a poster at the Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summit in March 2014 based on the practicum she is doing with Hui o Ko'olaupoko.

March 27-29 - HPU undergraduate student Akimasa Iijima won the Bonnie Revelle Prize in Molecular & Cellular Biology at the Alpha Chi national honor society convention in St. Louis, MO, March 27-29, 2014, for his presentation "Mechanism of Inhibition of Recombinant GABAA Receptors by Pentylenetetrazole and Alleviation by Anticonvulsants." (see photo) (see press release)

March 9-13 - Dr. Yi Zhu, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, will present a paper entitled, "Reliability-Constrained Resource Allocation for Optically Interconnected Distributed Clouds," at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC), to be held in San Francisco. Co-authors includes HPU undergraduate Yan Liang (Computer Science) and collaborators from the Fujitsu Laboratories of America.

March - HPU graduate student Robert Thompson and faculty mentors Drs. Sam Kahng and Chris Winn recently published in the scientific journal Aquatic Geochemistry. The study assessed the magnitude and extent of the elevated calcium carbonate saturation state observed on previous expeditions to the Hawaiian Archipelago. (see paper)

February - MSMS student Meagan Putts (advised by Dr. Sam Kahng) won the Student Presentation Award at the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting for "Recolonization and community succession of deep-water precious corals in response to disturbance." Evaluations were based on the clarity/effectiveness of the presentation, quality of the experimental design, clarity of the conclusions, and its innovation/scientific insight. (see abstract)

FALL 2013

December 09-13 - Biology and Marine Science faculty members Drs. Brenda Jensen and Kristi West, together with MSMS students Jessica Jacob (MSMS 2012), Melannie Bachman and Angela Hansen, gave a combined 4 presentations of their current research on Hawaiian whales and dolphins at the 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals held at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. (See abstracts)

October - Dr. David Hyrenbach, Assistant Professor of Oceanography, contributes with an inter-disciplinary team of 20 researchers from 14 organizations from the Western US and Japan to summarize the spatial overlap of three North Pacific albatross species and fisheries off the U.S. West Coast. (see article)

September 16 - Science Pub-Hawaii, "Wings without Boarders: Using Seabirds to Track Ocean Plastic Pollution" by David Hyrenbach, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Oceanography, 6:00 pm, Gordon Biersch, Aloha Tower Marketplace.

September 14 - Marine Mammal Stranding Program Director, Kristi West, Ph.D., retrieves samples from a 55-foot sperm whale carcass that was towed ashore to Heeia Kea Small Boat Harbor. (Hawaii News Now, Star-Advertiser) HPU Marine Mammal Stranding Program, led by Dr. Kristi West, is hit by government funding cuts. The program is central to establishing what factors in the Pacific Ocean are threatening whales and dolphins. (HPU Today) (Hawaii News Now)

September 12 - Dr. David Field, Dr. Keith Korsmeyer and Dr. Eric Vetter were interviewed on NBC News to provide perspective on the molasses spill and received national coverage. (Full Story)

September - Dr. Keith Korsmeyer, Professor of Biology, publishes with colleagues at University of Hawaii and University of Glasgow on respiration rates of Hawaiian marine invertebrates. (see article)

SUMMER 2013

July - MS in Marine Science graduate, Pam Michael, publishes part of her thesis in Fisheries Oceanography, entited, "Relative influence of static and dynamic features on black-footed albatross (Phoebastria nigripes) habitat use in central California Sanctuaries." Coauthors J. Jahncke and Ms. Michael's research mentor Dr. David Hyrenbach. A pdf version of the article can be viewed here.

June 16 - Associate Professor of Mathematics, Randolph Goldman, Ph.D., spoke on “Godel's property abstraction operator and possibilism” at the Australasian Association of Logic annual conference at University of Melbourne. (HPU Ohana Today)

June - HPU undergraduate John Johnson, graduate student Shannon Lyday, and faculty mentor Dr. David Hyrenbach recently published in Marine Ornithology. The study describes the first record of plastic ingestion in white-tailed tropicbirds and was conducted in collaboration with Sea Life Park and local non-profit Oikonos Ecosystems Knowledge. (see paper)

June - MSMS graduate student Devon Francke and his advisor, Dr. David Hyrenbach, publish on the diving behavior of Hawaiian green sea turtles working with colleagues at HPU and NOAA. (see article)

SPRING 2013

May 02 - Dr. Catherine Unabia and collaborators at Oceanic Institute were funded by the USDA through the Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture to discover a local polychaete worms as a food source for shrimp broodstock.

April 30 - HPU researcher Dr. David Hyrenbach and collaborators from Chile and Canada map the migration and behaviors of imperiled Pink-footed Shearwater sea birds through satellite tracking. (see article)

April 11 - CNCS Faculty participates in the the 1st Annual Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summit April 11th-12th. Dr. Stephen Allen and Dr. Regina Ostergaard-Klem will both be presenting and taking part in panel sessions. The Summit will focus on how university campus and community members can help create more sustainable universities in Hawaii. (Summit Information) (Presentation Agenda)

April 10 - Dr. David Hyrenbach is interviewed by KHON on wedge-tailed shearwater birds and how they may be affected by Hawaii DOT lights. (Full Story)

April 02 - Dr. Stephen Dye, Professor of Physics, is interviewed for a recent news article in the journal Nature. (see article)

April - Dr. Keith Korsmeyer, Professor of Biology, publishes with colleagues at University of Hawaii and University of Glasgow on respiration rates of Hawaiian marine invertebrates. (see paper)

March 21- David Horgen, Ph.D., interim dean of the College of Natural and Computational Sciences continues research at National Cancer Institute-designated facility. His team is examining compounds drawn from marine life that could have important cancer-fighting properties. (Full Story) (Pacific Business News link)

March 19 - HPU researcher Dr. Gideon Berger and colleagues were recentely awarded the Weinman Innovator Award from the UH Cancer Center for the. The Weinman Innovator Award, is awarded as an annual grant of $50,000 for research. (Full Story)

March 15 - Hawai'i Pacific University Environmental Science and Environmental Studies students built a rain garden at the Hawaii Loa Campus along with community partner Hui o Ko'olaupoko. Check out this video to see how they did it.

March 11 - Japanese tsunami debris makes its way into Hawaiian birds, CNN story featuring HPU's Professor Dr. David Hyrenbach. (Full Story)

March 02 - HPU Marine Mammal Strading Coordinator, Dr. Kristi West, leads whale stranding investigation in American Samoa (Samoa News)

January 27 - Oceanic Institute takes lead in yellow tang culture technology. A research effort at the Oceanic Institute (OI) has created aquaculture techniques that may someday lead to production capability of one of the world's most popular aquarium fish. Chatham K. Callan, Ph.D., OI research scientist serves as the principal investigator on this research. (HPU News)

January 16 - The death of a baby whale will help marine research with help from the HPU Marine Stranding Program. A team consisting of biologist and students from HPU and veterinarians from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration performed a necropsy on the deceased whale for further investigation as to the cause of the death of the whale. (KITV Story with video) (Star Advertiser)

FALL 2012

Dr. David Hyrenbach, has been awarded the Society's Program Research Award by the Hawaii Audubon Society. This is awarded to a public servant for their research that has had major effect on conservation in Hawai'i. Dr. Hyrenbach currently has ongoing work towards the conservation of Hawaiian seabirds.

November 28 - Impacts of plastic marine debris in Hawaii – see story and Associate Professor David Hyrenbach on NBC news (link)

November 06 - HPU student team wins computing competition for fourth time, shows well nationally. Under the leadership of Curt Powley, Ph.D., chair of the HPU Department of Computer Science, Hawai'i Pacific University took first place Saturday at the Hawai'i site of this year's ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) for the second year in a row and fourth time since 2003. (Full story)

November 02 - Research vessel travels through Pacific garbage patch with Hawaii Pacific University graduate student Zora McGinnis who conducted research on plastic debris during the voyage. (HPU Story) (Star advertiser story) Zora will appear on Hawaii Public Radio on November 12, 2012.

October 09 - Breakthrough research from HPU scientists on rare Longman's beaked whale. (Hawaii News Now story with video clip). (Smithsonian Science story)

Dr. Sam Kahng's research on coral in the Pacific ocean is featured in HPU Today on pages 8 and 9. (HPU Today)

Seabirds, ocean health and HPU (760-AM Hawaii's Tomorrow)Asst. Prof. of Oceanography David Hyrenbach was recently a featured guest on a monthly radio program titled "All Things Marine" that is produced by the Hawaii-based Center for Ocean Sciences and Education excellence.

September 29 - HPU Marine Science students (supervised by Drs. Chris Winn and Sam Kahng) conduct oceanographic research aboard a NOAA ship in the NW Hawaiian Islands (Oiwi TV story) and (Hawaii Reporter Story) and (The Star Advertiser)

September 20 - HPU Marine Science students conduct oceanographic research aboard a NOAA ship in the NW Hawaiian Islands (Oiwi TV story)

"Photovoltaic Systems Design" course at HPU, taught by Dr. Stephen Allen, is added to list of scholarship eligible courses by the State Energy Sector Partnership and Job Training Grant Hawaii. (click for more)

August 23 - HPU scientist Dr. Andrew Greene conducts innovative research on Kīlauea Volcano lava. (see article)

August 22 - Dr. David Hyrenbach and MSMS graduate Pam Michaels contributes to new ‘Winged Ambassadors’ ocean stewardship lesson package” (See article)

SUMMER 2014

July 2 - Thesis Defense "Understanding the effects of artificial breaching on O'ahu's stream-mouth estuary (SME) ecosystems by comparison with permanently and intermittently open SMEs" presented by MSMS graduate candidate Toby Matthews. Dr. Susan Carstenn serves as Toby's MSMS advisor. Seminar will commence at 10:00 am, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 102E.

SPRING 2014

May 16 - Teaching Demonstration with Biology faculty candidate Dr. Richard Chi (visiting from Yale) will be giving a teaching demonstration on the Hawaii Loa Campus in AC 208.  All are welcome.

May 15 - Research Seminar "Endocytosis and Recycling: Understanding the Ins and Outs of the Endosomal System in Yeast" with Biology faculty candidate Dr. Richard Chi, Yale University, 9:00 am - 10:00 am, Hawaii Loa Campus in AC 101.

May 8 - Seminar "Natural resource management across transition zones in New Zealand and Hawai'i" with Ms. Ani Kainamu, Fulbright Visiting Researcher and Ph.D. Candidate from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 101.

May 2 - Thesis Defense "Evaluating the Status of Scaridae Species in Shallow Coral Reef Habitats on Oahu" presented by MSMS graduate candidate Nicole Williams. Dr. Catherine Unabia serves as Nicole's MSMS advisor. Seminar will commence at 9:00 am, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 210.

May 1 - Seminar "Tsunami Hazards to Hawaii" with Dr. Charles Mader, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 101.

April 24 - Thesis Defense "Isolation and Structure Determination of a Cyclic Tetraglutamic Acid from the Hawaiian Box Jellyfish, Carybdea alata" presented by MSMS graduate candidate Justin Reinicke. Drs. Gideon Berger and David Horgen serve as Justin's MSMS advisors. Seminar will commence at noon, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 208.

April 24 - Thesis Defense "Perfluorinated Compounds and Potential Biomarkers of Exposure and Effect in Cetaceans from the Tropical North Pacific" presented by MSMS graduate candidate Adam Kurtz. Dr. Brenda Jensen serve as Adam's MSMS advisor. Seminar will commence at 2:00 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 101.

April 17 - Seminar "Kaelepulu: an investigation of water mixing and exchange in an urbanized estuary to help define restoration alternatives" with Mr. Robert Bourke, Environmental Scientist, Oceanit Laboratories, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 101.

March 17 - Seminar "In Search of Naturally Occuring Anti-Alzheimer's Small Molecules" with Dr. Arcadius V. Krivoshein, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Albany, NY, 3:15 - 4:15 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 205.

March 13 - Seminar "The Hawaiian Bobtail Squid: A Model for Studying Interactions with Beneficial Bacteria" with Dr. Spencer V. Nyholm, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biolgy, University of Connecticut, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 101.

March 6 - Seminar "Maximum age and missing time in shark vertebrae: the limits and validity of age estimates using bomb radiocarbon dating" with Dr. Allen Hia Andrews, NOAA Fisheries - Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2:00-3:00pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 101.

FALL 2013

December 05 - Seminar "Hawaii's marine species and the federal Endangered Species Act & Marine Mammal Protection Act" with Dr. Lance Smith, Regulatory Branch Chief & Deputy Assistant Regional Administrator for the Protected Resources Division at NOAA NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office, 2:30-3:30pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 101.

November 22 - Thesis Defense "Trace element concentrations in stranded cetaceans from the Pacific Islands" presented by MSMS graduate candidate Angela Hansen. Brenda Jensen, Ph.D. serves as Angela's MSMS advisor. Seminar will commence at 3:00 pm, Oceanic Institute OLC 112 in Waimanalo.

November 21 - Seminar "Participatory mapping for coastal management in the Pacifc Islands" Kalisi Mausio, Geospatial Analyst for The Baldwin Group at NOAA Pacific Services Center, 2:30-3:30pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 101.

November 21 - Thesis Defense "Effects of salinity on energetics and metabolic gene expression in the Mozambique Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus)" presented by MSMS graduate candidate Aris Zikos. Keith Korsmeyer, Ph.D. serves as Aris's MSMS advisor. Seminar will commence at 10:45 am, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 208.

November 20 - Thesis Defense "Persistant organic pollutant concentrations and the biomarker CYP1A1 in stranded cetaceans from the Pacific Islands" presented by MSMS graduate candidate Melannie Bachman. Brenda Jensen, Ph.D. serves as Melannie's MSMS advisor. Seminar will commence at 3:00 pm, Oceanic Institute OLC 112 in Waimanalo.

November 19 - Pre-Health Seminar "Chiropractic Careers" Life Chiropractic College West, 11am-12:00pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 309

November 15 - STEM Seminar "Research and career opportunities open forum" with Dr. Lori Chibnik, Boston University, 12:00 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai

November 14 - Seminar "The science behind exporing shark behavior" with Dr. Kim Holland, Research Professor, Hawaii Insititute of Marine Biology, 2:30-3:30 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 101

November 13 - Pre-Health Seminar "American University of Antigua Medical School: Medical School in the Caribbean" 4:30-5:30 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 209

November 07 - Seminar "Climate Change: What the science tells us" with Dr. Charles Fletcher, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaii, 2:30-3:30 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 101

October 31 - Seminar "Investigating ecosystem hotspots with animal tags and oceanographic data: two case studies" with Dr. Jefferey Polovina, Ecosystems and Oceanography Division Chief at NOAA NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheies Science Center, 2:30-3:30 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 101

October 31 - Hanauma Bay Lecture Series “When Highways and Wildlife Collide: Wedge-tailed Shearwater Mortality along Southeastern O‘ahu” with David Hyrenbach, Ph.D, HPU assistant professor of oceanography, 6:30 p.m., theater of the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

October 10 - Seminar "Ocean CO2-carbonic acid-carbonate system and acidification during Phanerozoic time" with Dr. Fred T. Mackenzie, Emeritus Professor of Oceanography and Geology & Geophysics at the University of Hawaii, 2:30-3:30 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 101

September 26 - Seminar Dr. Philip G. Williams, an associate professor at UH Manoa, will be discussing natural marine resources and their potential for being utilized as treatments for Alzheimer's, cancer, and other modern illnesses. 

September 19 - Seminar "Fun in the sun with sonar" with Thomas B. Reed IV, President Oceanic Imaging Consultants, Inc., 2:30-3:30 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 101.

September 18 - Seminar "Creating CoPOWERment Coaching Life Transitions" with Lani Kwon, Author and Life Coach. 2:00-3:00 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 202. 

September  12 - Seminar "Understanding Hawaiian corals: from identifying rare species to cultivating them" by Zac H. Forsman, Coral Specialist, State of Hawaii, Division of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). 2:30-3:30 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 101.

September 12 - Seminar "Do You Want A's or F's?" with Gideon Berger, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. 2:30-3:30 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai.

September 11 - Seminar "Do You Want A's or F's?" with Gideon Berger, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. 3:30-4:30 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai.September 11 - Seminar "Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) Information Session" with Ross University Representative and Allison Bachlet, Ph.D., Pre-Health Professions Specialist. 3:00-4:00 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 202. 

September 11 - Seminar "Pre-Health Professions Program Welcome and Info Session" with Allison Bachlet, Ph.D., Pre-Health Professions Specialist. 1:00-3:00 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 202.September 05 - Seminar "The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary" by Malia Chow, Ph.D., Sanctuary Superintendent. 2:30-3:30 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus AC 101.

SPRING 2013

April 25 - Seminar "Shedding the Light on Calicheamicin Biosynthesis: Early Steps in the Assembly of Enediyne Core Structures" by Katherine Belecki, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University. 2:30-3:30 pm, Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai.

April 24 - Seminar “ Development of culture technologies for marine ornamentals; an overview of recent research at Oceanic Institute” by Chatham K Callan, Ph.D. Department of Natural Sciences Affiliate Faculty Candidate. 3:00-4:00 pm in AC 204 at the HPU Hawaii Loa Campus. 

April 24 - Campus Activty Board presents, Last Lecture ‘‘Making the Most Out of College, Making the Most Out of Life’’ by CNCS own Dr. Gideon Berger. Light lunch & refreshments will be served. 12:00 - 1:15 pm in AC 205 at the HPU Hawaii Loa Campus.

April 22 - Seminar “Linking Recreation and Research: A Critical Evaluation of Coral Reef Health Monitoring Data Derived from Reef Check Hawaii Volunteers”. Thesis defense presented by MSMS graduate candidate, Rachel Knapstein. 9:00 am - 10:00am in AC 101 at the HPU Hawaii Loa Campus.

April 19 - Seminar “The use of compound-specific isotope analysis to elucidate dietary nitrogen sources and trophic position in the Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) and Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei)”. Thesis defense presented by MSMS graduate candidate, Eileen Downs. 2:30pm - 3:30pm in AC 210 at the HPU Hawaii Loa Campus. 

April 16 - Seminar “Characterizing Growth Patterns to Facilitate Restoration of the seagrass Halophila hawaiiana”. Thesis defense presented by MSMS graduate candidate, Amelia Murphy. 2:00pm - 3:00pm in AC 309 at the HPU Hawaii Loa Campus.

April 15 - Seminar “Persistent Organic Pollutants in Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals”. Presented by MSMS graduate Jessica Lopez. 6:30pm - 8:00pm Univeristy of Hawaii - Manoa, Architecture auditorium.

April 11 - Seminar “Fish Scales and Other Fish Debris as Indicators of Changes in Small Pelagic Fishes: Fishing or Natural Variability?”. Thesis defense presented by MSMS graduate candidate, Kimberly Rose. 4:00 - 5:00pm in Nursin Annex A1 at the Hawaii Loa Campus.

April 03 - Seminar "Career opportunities for students in the Natural Sciences". Presented by Various CNCS Professors. 3:00pm - 4:30pm Hawaii Loa Campus, Front Lanai.

March 20 - Biological Oceanography Lecture: World-renowned oceanographer, Dr. Jeffrey Polovina, delivers a guest lecture on "Hawaii longline fishery and the subtropical ecosystem". Dr. Polovina works with NOAA’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) and has made groundbreaking contributions to the field of marine ecosystem research and management. (OI Learning Center, 8:30am)

March 14 - Seminar "Integrating Project-based Computing into Secondary Science and Mathematics" by Stewart Crawford, Associate Professor of Computer Science. UB 11th Floor Conference Room. 

March 05 - Seminar hosted by Student Life:"Dynamic Communication for Science Students", presented by Biology Instructor, Anglea Costanzo. Learn how science-based leaders communicate with other humans via tools, techniques, best practices and also common pitfalls of communication. (12:00-1:00 p.m., Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai) 

February 27 - Undergraduate Seminar Series: “Do you want A's or F's?” presented by Dr. Gideon Berger. The seminar will touch base with improving study habits, skills, and overall approach to school in order to achieve academic success. (3:00-4:00 p.m., Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai)

Feb 06 - HPU's Second Annual Global Issue Lecture Series on Sustainability: CNCS Professor Dr. Regina Ostergaard-Klem will present "The Role of the Genuine Progress Indicator at the Sub-national Level: The Case of Hawai‘I," Downtown 11:50-12:50pm in MP 319.  Free lunch will be provided.

January 31 - Seminar "Offline Particle Tracking: Using Numerical Models to Investigate Marine Debris." Presented by James Potemra, Ph.D. International Pacific Research Center School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology University of Hawaii. Hawaii Loa Campus, Front Lanai. 

FALL 2012

December 10 - College Town Hall Meeting, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Front Lanai, Hawaii Loa Campus.
The CNCS will hold a town hall meeting to present and discuss the current drafts of the College’s mission and vision statements, and your ideas for future growth and needed improvement areas. Your cooperation and input will be tastefully rewarded!

December 06 - College Seminar Series: “Protein aggregation involved in biomedical and biotech problems” presented by Dr. Lei Wang (2:30-3:30 p.m., Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai)

November 29 - College Seminar Series: “Kīlauea’s Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption (1983-2012): Current research on the Hawaiian hotspot” presented by Dr. Andrew Greene (2:30-3:30 p.m., Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai)

November 26 - Underwater Photography at Pupukea Marine Life Conservation District presented by Dr. Varis Grundmanis (5:30-6:30p.m., Hawaii Loa Campus room AC 309) 

November 15 - College Seminar Series: “Striving to engineer and build medicines inspired from nature” presented by Dr. Gideon Berger (2:30-3:30 p.m., Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai)

November 08 - College Seminar Series: “Lessons learned from an NSF-sponsored teaching workshop: Application to an HPU Marine Biology lab course” presented by Kimberly Andrews, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Oceanography Department, UH Manoa (2:30-3:30 p.m., Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai) 

November 01 - College Seminar Series: “Conservation oceanography: Mapping protected species and their dynamic environments” presented by Dr. David Hyrenbach (2:30-3:30 p.m., Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai)

October 29 -Join us at an upcoming Webinar on October 29, 2012 to learn more about the Master of Science in Marince Science (MSMS).

October 25 - College Seminar Series: “Characterizing the Kona crab fishery in the MHI” presented by HPU MSMS Graduate Lennon Thomas (2:30-3:30 p.m., Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai)

October 18 - College Seminar Series: “Fluorescence characterization in biophysics” presented by Dr. Georgianna Martin (2:30-3:30 p.m., Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai)

October 11 - College Seminar Series: “Current research of the marine turtle research program of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fishery Science Center” presented by HPU MSMS Graduate Devon Franke (2:30-3:30 p.m., Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai) 

October 04 - College Seminar Series: “Development of production technologies for marine fishes” presented by Dr. Chad Callan (2:30-3:30 p.m., Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai)

October 04 - Seminar “The end of cheap energy” presented by Dr. Fred Duennebier (3:40-5:00 p.m., Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai)

October 03 - Richard Dawkins, Sean Faircloth, and Elisabeth Cornwell to speak at HPU-sponsored event at Aloha Tower (Press release - click here)

September 27 - College Seminar Series: "International Wildlife Trade, Environmental Laws and the U.S. Import/Export Requirement" presented by Tony Palermo  (2:30-3:30 p.m., Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai)

September 20 - College Seminar Series:Interactions between NMDA and GABAA receptors” presented by Dr. Yongli Chen (2:30-3:30 p.m., Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai)

September 13 - College Seminar Series: “Impacts of early 20th century warming on the California current ecosystem” presented by Dr. David Field (2:30-3:30 p.m., Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai)

September 06 - College Seminar Series: “Is the bridge safe?: Research on estimating the overall behavior of composite materials based on classical principal and modern integration” presented by Dr. Hyunsun Lee (2:30-3:30 p.m., Hawaii Loa Campus Front Lanai)