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Including dads in positive parenting programme

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 11:32 am | Auckland University

University of Auckland research has found that including dads in a positive parenting programme adapted to enhance father engagement and teamwork greatly improved the behaviour of children, their own parenting practices, and the family’s overall ... More >>

‘Nanogirl’ Michelle Dickinson wins Blake Leader Award

Saturday, 27 June 2015, 11:28 am | Auckland University

Science advocate Dr Michelle Dickinson has been awarded a Blake Leader Award for outstanding leadership at a ceremony in Auckland. More >>

Study reveals the sad secret world of child prostitution

Friday, 19 June 2015, 12:42 pm | Auckland University

A study into the hidden world of Auckland’s underage sex workers has revealed the unsafe and extreme lives these children are living. More >>

Educational inequality a major concern in OECD report

Monday, 15 June 2015, 10:42 am | Auckland University

The University of Auckland’s Starpath Project has welcomed an OECD report that acknowledges New Zealand’s education success, but highlights the need to address educational inequality. Media Release 15 June 2015 Educational inequality a major ... More >>

Researchers discover male bats have ‘timeshare’ arrangement

Monday, 8 June 2015, 9:37 am | Auckland University

For the male lesser short-tailed bat, attracting a female is a challenge, but pungent aftershave and an excellent singing voice will increase the chance of success - as long as the flatmates don’t come home early. Research into the New Zealand’s ... More >>

Auckland’s trees vulnerable to housing intensification

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 9:26 am | Auckland University

Auckland’s trees have little protection against urban intensification and of those that are left, only a few are listed for preservation, a new study has found. Auckland’s trees have little protection against urban intensification and of those that are ... More >>

Professor honoured for services to education and Maori

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 11:58 am | Auckland University

Professor Elizabeth McKinley has been made an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to education and Maori. More >>

Funding announced for gala celebration

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 10:24 am | Auckland University

Three public outreach science projects funded through the new ‘Unlocking Curious Minds’ fund will be hard to miss for anyone in Auckland over the summer. More >>

‘Count human health in your climate calculations’

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 2:55 pm | Auckland University

The government may be asking for public input on New Zealand’s planned action to address climate change in the lead-up to global negotiations this year in Paris, but health is left out of the equation, health groups say. Doctors, nurses, public ... More >>

Arresting street photography wins Simon Devitt Prize

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 9:54 am | Auckland University

When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade, which is exactly what Elena Lochore-Ward did, following an accident while on holiday. More >>

Academic shares story of emotional trip to Gallipoli

Monday, 25 May 2015, 11:18 am | Auckland University

Associate Professor Carol Mutch has returned from an emotional trip to Turkey where she accompanied her son to the 100th Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli.   Carol, head of Critical Studies in Education at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of ... More >>

Mothers Appreciation Spans Generations

Monday, 11 May 2015, 9:51 am | Auckland University

Laureen Leituala knows all too well the importance of her own mother Yvonne, having had four children of her own (including a set of twin boys) and another on the way. More >>

New understanding of sensory overload in autism

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 2:18 pm | Auckland University

New research shows that people with autism have enhanced movement integration that can make them better or worse at seeing motion, depending on what they are asked to do. This challenges previous research showing that people with autism generally ... More >>

First ‘home-grown’ data science graduates capped today

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 1:42 pm | Auckland University

New Zealand’s first home-grown data scientists graduate today – along with the lecturer who founded the programme they are graduating from. More >>

Urban bird-feeding makes life tough for tiny national bird

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 10:23 am | Auckland University

Backyard bird feeding is great for some birds but not so good for one popular tiny native, a new study from the University of Auckland has found. Backyard bird feeding is great for some birds but not so good for one popular tiny native, a new study ... More >>

PhD in Art History inspires student into teaching

Monday, 4 May 2015, 3:02 pm | Auckland University

Simon McNamara enjoyed his PhD in art history at the University of Auckland so much he’s now studying to be a teacher so he can pass his knowledge on to others. Simon initially did an MA in English and then a Post Graduate Diploma in Art History. He ... More >>

Anne Salmond appointed to the American Philosophical Society

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 9:52 am | Auckland University

The University of Auckland’s Dame Anne Salmond has been elected as an International member of the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the US. Dame Anne is a Distinguished Professor of Māori Studies and Anthropology in the ... More >>

Human clinical trials planned for new anti-cancer compound

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 9:52 am | Auckland University

After 10 years of discovery and research, two University of Auckland medical oncology researchers along with their dedicated teams have developed a new anti-cancer compound that will advance to human phase two clinical trials. More >>

Man meets Machine - Human-Computer Interaction

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 10:17 am | Auckland University

Human interaction with computers is evolving at a dizzying speed. The ground-breaking invention of the mouse can already seem outmoded by the rise of touch-screen mobile technology. Human interaction with computers is evolving at a dizzying speed. The ... More >>

Minister says more evidence needed on e-cigarettes

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 9:27 pm | Auckland University

Different perspectives on the science, use and regulation of e-cigarettes were shared at New Zealand’s first day-long symposium on the alternative device, held at the University of Auckland this week. More >>



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