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Makua Cleanup

Maile's District 21 Blog


We will be there starting Friday all the way to Sunday and cleaning on all days. Look for the blue flags and signage to find us. My contact information is below.


Kahi Pacarro
Executive Director

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QuestBridge, The National College Match: Full Four-Year Scholarships with No Loan

Full Four-Year Scholarships with No Loans

The QuestBridge National College Match connects high-achieving low-income students with admission and full four-year scholarships to our partner colleges. College Match scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.

Deadline: Friday, September 26, 2014

URL: <http://www.questbridge.org/for-students/students-start-here&gt;

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WEF Webcast of the Month: Using TOC to Replace BOD Requirements

Water Environment Federation Webcast of the Month:

The Clean Water Act (at 40CFR 133.104(b)) allows dischargers who have established a long-term relationship for Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Total Organic Carbon (TOC) to substitute U.S. EPA approved methods for BOD with those for TOC in sampling and analyzing for compliance with their permits. Several institutions have attempted to achieve this crossover to TOC because of the gains in precision, economy, efficiency and accuracy associated with TOC. This webcast will present three successful models that have been achieved.

URL: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOEG5wX5_zo&feature=youtu.be&gt;

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Huliko‘a Kaiāulu Scholar Speaker Series 9/16/14, 5:30-8pm

The Huliko‘a Kaiāulu scholar speaker series will continue on September 16 at the Community Learning Center at Nānākuli. Scholars Kamuela Werner and Alika Maunakea, PhD. will share their research on Native Hawaiian health.

Hulikoʻa Kaiāulu – Explorations of the Kaiāulu breeze – gives Wai‘anae Coast ‘ohana the opportunity to embrace higher education and celebrate examples of advanced learning in the community.

The speaker series was developed through a partnership between Kamehameha Schools, the UH Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, and MA‘O Organic Farms.

September’s scholars will speak on the following research topics:

  • Kamuela Werner will present “Using Data to Empower Kanaka Maoli Health Agendas.” Werner, whose ‘ohana is from Nānākuli and Mā‘ili, currently serves as a community engagement research assistant for the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine.
  • Alika Maunakea, Ph.D. will present “Links Between Native Hawaiian Concepts of Health and Biomedical Research.” Born and raised in Wai‘anae, Dr. Maunakea serves as an assistant professor in the Epigenomics Research program at the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine.

The session will be held on Tuesday, September 16, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at KS’ Community Learning Center at Nānākuli located at 89-101 Farrington Hwy.

A free, simple dinner will be provided and representatives from higher education will be present. To better prepare for these events, an RSVP would be greatly appreciated. Please email kapua@ksbe.edu or call 668-1517 for updates or more information.


URL: http://www.ksbe.edu/kapua/index.php/site/article/1158

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Lab Tech Position in Ecosystem Ecology & Global Change Bio at Boston Univ


Ecosystem Ecology / Biogeochemistry / Global Change
Boston University, Department of Biology

A position is available for a full-time research technician to help facilitate and conduct field and laboratory research under the supervision of Dr. Pamela Templer at Boston University. He or she will help manage a laboratory composed of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as visiting scientists. Research projects in the lab focus on the effects of climate change and atmospheric pollutants on nutrient cycling in temperate and tropical forest ecosystems. Tasks will include the collection and chemical analysis of plant materials, soil, gas and water samples. For sample analysis, the Research Technician will be trained in and use a gas chromatograph, carbon-nitrogen autoanalyzer, inorganic nutrient autoanalyzer (Lachat), as well as an isotope ratio mass spectrometer. The Research Technician will be primarily responsible for specialized methods in the lab, including (but not limited to) isotope analysis, sap flow measurements and data management. The Technician’s time will be split between approximately 30% field work (at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire and Harvard Forest in Massachusetts) and 70% lab work (at Boston University).

Applicants with an undergraduate or MS degree in chemistry, ecology or related field are desired. Previous research experience in inorganic chemistry, ecology, plant and/or soil analyses is a plus. Interested applicants should send their letter of interest and resume (including relevant course work) and contact information of 2-3 professional references to Pamela Templer atptempler@bu.edu. Please use “BU Senior Research Technician Position” in the Subject of your email message.
Starting date: October 15, 2014 (negotiable)

More information about the lab can be found at:


Apologies for cross-postings.



Pamela Templer, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology

Director, PhD Program in Biogeoscience

Jennifer Talbot, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology

Boston University

E-mail: jmtalbot@bu.edu

Website: http://microbesatbu.wordpress.com/

Twitter: @talbot.jenny

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CU Job announcement: Cultural Anthropology/Environment and Sustainability (tenure track)

Please share this posting widely
As someone affiliated with this department, I would like to encourage
qualified candidates to apply.

My colleagues in this department are wonderful humans, and I have deep
respect for their research. I have found them inspiring and welcoming.
Boulder is a great place. And the students are fabulous.

Please, share widely

*Cultural Anthropology/Environment and Sustainability*

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Boulder
invites applications for an Assistant Professor level appointment in
Cultural Anthropology with a research focus on the environment and
sustainability to begin August of 2015.

We are interested in scholars whose work examines the politics and
sociocultural impact of resource management. This would include climate
change, conservation, mining, extraction of oil or other resources, air
quality, waste management, historical formations of human/nature relations,
activism or a similar topic that ties together the environment,
development, and sustainability. Geographic area of specialization is

More information here: https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/88049

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WRRC Seminar: “Sand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant: from 1976 to today and on to 2035”

WRRC Seminar

Title: Sand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant: from 1976 to today and on to 2035

Speaker:  Tiow Ping Wong, Senior Environmental Engineer, R.M. Towill Corp.

The Sand Island WWTP was put into service in 1976 and there have been many additions, upgrades and expansions up to the present.  There are several projects recently completed and several more in progress.  Many more projects are in store between now and 2035 when full secondary treatment will be put into service.  This presentation will describe the evolution of the Sand Island WWTP with emphasis on some of the recently completed projects and considerations for the planning/design of the upgrades required to get to 2035.

Date:  Thursday, September 25, 2014

Time:  3:00-4:15

Place:  MSB 114, U.H. Manoa campus