University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
UH Seal The founding college of the University of Hawai‘i, established 1907 Site Search | Directory
Skip BreadcrumbHome >> Our College >> Impact Stories

Impact Stories

Armed With a Silver Sword
Armed With a Silver Sword Paul Krushelnycky is doing his part to battle climate change, using perhaps the most important weapon available— knowledge.
More >>


A New Scoop on the Plate
A New Scoop on the Plate Rice provides up to 80 percent of people’s daily caloric intake in parts of Southeast Asia. Hawai‘i, while not that extreme, is a bastion of rice-mania in its own right: The versatile grain finds its way into musubi, sushi, mochi, arare, and much more.
More >>


CTAHR Helps Save Christmas (Trees)
CTAHR Helps Save Christmas (Trees) Strange but true: Christmas trees love the heat. Hot water, that is. Retailers suggest filling the tree stand with hot tap water, which the stem can absorb more readily than cold.
More >>


Master Stewards of the Forest
Master Stewards of the Forest We all do it: “Wow, how do you get your tomatoes to grow so big?” “What do you do about whitefly?” Friends and neighbors are often the first ones we ask for advice on matters great and small.
More >>


Wouldn’t You Rather Be Riding a Tractor on Moloka‘i?
Wouldn’t You Rather Be Riding a Tractor on Moloka‘i? For a small island, Moloka‘i’s got a lot of arable land ready for farming—over 7,600 acres in Ho‘olehua alone.
More >>


Get Vet?
Get Vet? Bring pig ears if possible. Not the commonest directive in a club meeting announcement—unless you’re talking about the campus Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club.
More >>


Fueling a Green Revolution
Fueling a Green Revolution “I need to stop at the grass station and put some grass in my car.” No, that’s not a typo—it’s a hint of the greener future in store once CTAHR’s latest partnership with other universities, governmental agencies, and private businesses yields the information on biofuels that it promises.
More >>


Mealani’s Recipe for a Great Steak
Mealani’s Recipe for a Great Steak The steaks are great. So say the cattle breeders at the Mealani Research Station, and if national competitions are any indication, they should know—select members of the Mealani herd have just been rated among the top Angus bulls in the country. A main concern of producers of beef throughout the state has been an inconsistent product.
More >>


Planting a Beautiful Relationship
Planting a Beautiful Relationship Abraham Lincoln did even more than he’s commonly known for—he brought two important American agricultural institutions into existence.
More >>


Wild About Wildlife
Wild About Wildlife Ever wonder who owns the wildlife in this state? You do! It’s managed by the government, in trust for the people.
More >>


Teaching a Community to (Grow) Fish
Teaching a Community to (Grow) Fish They called me the Wizard of Oz,” Harry Ako (MBBE) admits, “because when I told them how to do things, it worked!
More >>


Good Energy House
Good Energy House “I am pretty tired, but my work here is really gratifying and fun,” is Mary Martini’s (FCS) comment on the work that’s gone into rehabilitating the Energy House, first built in the ’70s as a model for sustainable living and now the site for youth science programs of the Family Education Training Center of Hawaii (FETCH), and offices for Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H.
More >>