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‘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 >>

Prize-winning year for ‘Nanogirl’

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 9:07 am | Auckland University

This year’s Prime Minister’s Science Prize for Science Communication has been awarded to Dr Michelle Dickinson, capping off a prize-winning year for the University of Auckland engineering lecturer. Dr Dickinson, a senior lecturer in Chemical & ... More >>

How are sexual minority students doing in New Zealand?

Monday, 1 December 2014, 7:51 am | Auckland University

Almost four percent of young people reported being attracted to others of the same sex or to both sexes, in a recent study. More >>

NZ parents hope for more than just happy and healthy babies

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 12:01 pm | Auckland University

Auckland, 16 October 2014 – What do expectant mums and dads hope for their children? According to new research from Growing Up in New Zealand , a baby’s health and happiness may be high up on the list, but today’s parents want a lot more than ... More >>

Speaker on rise of the health bots

Monday, 13 October 2014, 11:24 am | Auckland University

Speaker on rise of the health bots Media Advisory University of Auckland 13 October 2014 More >>

Pharmacists involved in stroke prevention

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 3:50 pm | Auckland University

Many community pharmacists can now manage anticoagulant levels for people, using testing and evaluation done at the pharmacy. More >>

Songwriter of ‘Brave Work’ Scoops Top Award

Monday, 6 October 2014, 1:47 pm | Auckland University

Popular Music student Possum Plows has been named the University of Auckland Songwriter of the Year 2014 at the Grand Final Awards Evening held at the Maidment Theatre on Thursday night. More >>

Two gold medals for Goldie Wines

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:01 pm | Auckland University

Goldie Wines on Waiheke Island has won its first gold medals for new owners, University of Auckland and winemaker, Heinrich Storm. More >>

Race-baiting campaigns likely to backfire says academic

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 9:39 am | Auckland University

Race-baiting campaigns likely to backfire says academic A recent spate of racist slurs by political candidates from ACT, New Zealand First, and Labour are more likely to turn off voters rather than attract them, says Auckland University of Technology ... More >>

 

 

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