Posts Tagged ‘Hawaii’

lehua for 34 points

October 26, 2011

In 1778, British explorer James Cook landed on Hawaii, which later attracted international trade — and international diseases — to the Hawaiian islands, which ultimately led Queen LiliÊ»uokalani of the Hawaiian Kingdom to be overthrown in the year 1883, which ultimately allowed U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower to admit Hawaii as the 50th U.S. state in March 1959. Because of these things, I was able to play the word “lehua” as valid word in a Scrabble-like game for 34 points.



Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2009

January 13, 2009

The 2009 Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing ended last week; Apparently, it was awesome. I couldn’t attend this year. . . but next year?

Although the party is over, the media remains. Here are some compelling links:

The Official PSB 2009 webpage

The official PSB 2009 conference proceedings

The PSB FriendFeed room

Also, it looks like there was a cool workshop on open science.