Archive for November, 2010

Lyon Arboretum Holiday Sale – Tomorrow!

19 November 2010



At Lyon Arboretum

Saturday, November 20, 2010

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

3860 Manoa Road

Hawaiian Taro (limited quantities),

Assorted Ti, Orchids, Anthuriums, Heliconias,

Gingers, Bromeliads, Tillandsias, Native Plants,

Garden and Lanai Plants. Jams & Jellies,

Handmade Holiday Wreaths,

Cards and Ornaments.

Free Shuttle Service to the Arboretum .

Pick up points at Po’elua Street and

Nipo Street where they intersect with Manoa Road.

Free Admission

Please call 988-0456 for more information


New Aerial Photographs and Land Survey Maps!

17 November 2010

From our Maps and GIS Department (MAGIS):

1. New Aerial Photographs
2. Land Survey Historical Maps

1. Thanks to the folks at Hawaiian and Pacific collections, we have added 159 new aerial photographs to MAGIS’s Aerial Photographer Viewer. You can access them here:

Specifically, the following flight-lines and associated photographs are new:

Kauai County:

Maui County:

2. Land Survey Maps
The land survey office now has lots of their historical maps online in pdf and tiff form. These including File Plans, Registered Maps, Plat Maps and Hawaiian Home Lands Plat Maps.

Indexes and links to these maps are available here:

G. Salim Mohammed, Maps/GIS Librarian | 808-956-0833

JSTOR Plant Science

16 November 2010

JSTOR Plant Science is a relatively new member of the JSTOR/ITHAKA family of information products. It is a very interesting resource that allows the user to access a variety of information about specific plants. It includes taxonomic information, images, type specimens, and links to publications in Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) and JSTOR. Information can be accessed by scientific name, resource type (articles, books, drawing, specimens, etc.), geographic area, collection, collector, and more. It provides access to more than 600,000 digital herbarium specimens created by the Global Plants Initiative (GPI). If you set up a free “MyPLANTS” account, you can use the viewer to measure plant parts in herbarium specimens or images; you can also tag items and save them to your account.

Currently, South America and Africa are the most well represented regions with over 300,000 records for each location. There is very little Pacific island material included; there are only 1,756 records listed for the geographic area “Pacific.” As far as I can tell, there are no taxa from Hawaii. If you do a search on “Hawaii,” you erroneously retrieve all of the records that include the phrase “excl. Hawaii”! Nevertheless, it is a very interesting resource that links a variety of information formats using one interface

UH Manoa students, faculty, and staff should use the Electronic Resources Gateway link to access JSTOR Plant Science in order to facilitate access to our JSTOR full text subscriptions. That link is:

Seminar on the Overthrow and Sustainability

12 November 2010

Biological Engineering Seminar

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

2:00 to 3:30pm, Ag. Sci. 219

Dr. Keanu Sai

Political Science Lecturer at Kapiolani Community College

“The American Occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom: Beginning the Transition from Occupied to Restored State”

What is sustainability? What happens when the social‐political environment changes? Why are the unresolved issues around the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian States of America affect me? Dr. Keanu Sai will share his research findings on “The American Occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom: Beginning the Transition from Occupied to Restored State.” His lecture will provide a foundation for why diligent research is needed in all disciplines in order to provide a comprehensive plan for an effective and sustainable transition.