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Science and Environment

Ku‘ulei Funn , editor

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Ban the bulb: Close 80 U.S. coal-fired power plants

On February 20, 2007, Australia announced it would phase out the sale of inefficient incandescent light bulbs by 2010, replacing them with highly efficient compact fluorescent bulbs that use one fourth as much electricity. If the rest of the world joins Australia in this simple step to sharply cut carbon emissions, the worldwide drop in electricity use would permit the closing of more than 270 coal-fired (500 megawatt) power plants. For the United States, this bulb switch would facilitate shutting down 80 coal-fired plants. [More]

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Aloha from OI:
Marine science education, internships, and career
opportunities for HPU students

The affiliation between HPU and the Oceanic Institute (OI) continues to provide opportunities for HPU students and faculty. This fall undergraduate students are taking classes in Descriptive Regional Oceanography on Mondays and Thursdays. Students in the new Master of Science in Marine Science (MSMS) degree program are taking Marine Systems I and Ichthyology courses at the Oceanic Institute on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Of the 10 MSMS graduate research students, nine have their offices at the Oceanic Institute. Two students are attached to OI’s Fisheries and Environmental Science program where the department director, Dr. David Ziemann is their mentor. Another student, Melissa Carr is working with OI’s Finfish Research Department where Dr. Charles Laidley is her mentor. [More]


Gary Karr

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Downtown campus benefits from paper recycling program

You sit in class on your first day back from your fun-filled summer break, and the teacher hands you a thick packet of paper. [More]


Help make HPU sustainable. Recycle used paper to any recycle bin on campus. This bin is in the Academic Support Center in MP 430.

Photo by Susie Lin

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HPU graduates dive into work at Sea Life Park, volunteering, internships

Students who earn degrees from HPU work in a wide variety of fields: technology, business, nursing…and even dolphin training. [More]


HPU alumni Ricky Brannon(left) and Jennifer Kawaratani (right) help the dolphins at Sea Life Park strike a pose for the camera.

Courtesy University Relations

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