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Free concert of heavenly sounds

Friday, 4 September 2015, 11:26 am | Auckland University

Music lovers will be in heaven at the upcoming concert Sounds Celestial at the Auckland Town Hall this month. More >>

Jaelynn’s video of fun class time wins school top prize

Friday, 4 September 2015, 11:21 am | Auckland University

A 10-year-old girl’s admiration for her teacher has resulted in her winning $5000 worth of computer equipment for her school. Campbells Bay School pupil Jaelynn Kim made the video for the University of Auckland’s #MyTeacherMoment campaign. The ... More >>

Internationally respected audiology at Auckland

Friday, 4 September 2015, 9:50 am | Auckland University

Twenty-five years ago a clinical audiology training programme was established at the University of Auckland – now it is internationally respected with graduates working around the world. In 1990 the University of Auckland set up the Audiology ... More >>

Talented author joins university’s creative writing course

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 9:26 am | Auckland University

To say Auckland teacher and author Phillip Simpson has had a varied and broad career would be an understatement. He completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching at the University of Auckland and has been teaching at Matipo Primary School on the Te Atatu ... More >>

Using maths to meet environmental challenges

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 11:02 am | Auckland University

Ecological systems on both land and sea face big environmental challenges from human impact but using mathematics is one way to help manage those challenges, says visiting Professor of theoretical ecology Alan Hastings. More >>

Doctors use of self-disclosure positive with patients

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 12:30 pm | Auckland University

Doctors often use their own experience to enhance communication with a patient during a clinical consultation. These “self-disclosures” were the focus of a recent study led by Dr Bruce Arroll, a Professor of General Practice and Primary Health ... More >>

New study to identify genetic link with obesity and diabetes

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 9:11 am | Auckland University

The largest ever study to identify genes that predispose New Zealanders to obesity and type-2 diabetes was announced today by the Maurice Wilkins Centre at the annual Queenstown Research Week. Study researchers will analyse up to 500 genes suspected ... More >>

Vitamin D important to protect against bowel diseases

Friday, 28 August 2015, 3:27 pm | Auckland University

Wider use of vitamin D fortified foods and dietary supplements to benefit bowel health, are suggested by new research from the University of Auckland. More >>

Academic to share her work in promoting equality for all

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 2:22 pm | Auckland University

Professor Cindy Kiro has spent decades improving the academic and social outcomes of young people. Now she will share these experiences in her inaugural lecture at the University of Auckland next month. Professor Kiro (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine) was ... More >>

Teacher’s desire to explore takes her around the world

Friday, 7 August 2015, 11:26 am | Auckland University

As a little girl Amy Drinkrow was devastated when her favourite teacher left her school to go travelling. But now Amy’s a teacher herself, and she’s followed her advice and is exploring the world. Amy is sharing her story with the University ... More >>

Unconventional take on watercolour awarded hefty prize

Friday, 31 July 2015, 9:36 am | Auckland University

An installation with an unconventional take on watercolour has won an Elam School of Fine Arts student a hefty $10,000 prize. Kathryn Tulloch, from Mt Eden, was awarded the Henrietta and Lola Anne Tunbridge Scholarship last night, at a packed ceremony ... More >>

Facing The Law

Monday, 27 July 2015, 1:53 pm | Auckland University

Teina Pora, Louise Nicholas and four prisoners will feature in a dramatic photographic exhibition to open at the University of Auckland’s Gus Fisher Gallery on Friday 7 August. Organised to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, ... More >>

Mediterranean diet benefits men with prostate cancer

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 4:32 pm | Auckland University

Auckland researchers have found that a Mediterranean-style diet may benefit New Zealand men with prostate cancer. The small-scale pilot study, led by University of Auckland cancer research fellow, Dr Karen Bishop ( from the University’s Auckland Cancer ... More >>

Feminist author speaking at University of Auckland

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 1:40 pm | Auckland University

One of the world’s foremost feminist writers will speak at the University of Auckland later this month. Professor Cynthia Enloe is a Research Professor of International Development, Community, and Environment at Clark University in Massachusetts and ... More >>

Award lets writers take message of poverty in education

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 9:35 am | Auckland University

The University of Auckland’s Dr Vicki Carpenter and the contributors to Twelve Thousand Hours: Education and Poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand have received the NZEALS Visiting Scholar Award, 2015. NZEALS (New Zealand Educational Administration and ... More >>

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 >>



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