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Surge in number of Māori PhDs at November graduation

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 12:15 pm | Massey University

Just over a fifth of the PhDs to be conferred at Massey University’s graduation ceremony in Palmerston North this Friday are by Māori scholars – including two written in Te Reo Māori. More >>

6th group of food tech students graduate at Singapore campus

Friday, 20 November 2015, 11:14 am | Massey University

Thirty-eight graduates from Massey University’s Singapore campus have been honoured at a capping ceremony to mark the end of their studies and the beginning of their careers. More >>

Massey writer’s climate change play goes global

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:30 am | Massey University

A short play highlighting a Pacific perspective on climate change is being staged at theatres in the United States as part of a global theatre movement leading up to a major conference in Paris later this month. More >>

The New Zealand flag and ‘Empire Fervour’

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 5:33 pm | Massey University

Massey University flag historian Malcolm Mulholland says some of the older generation of New Zealanders might remember marching and saluting the flag at school, but may not be aware of the history behind the ceremony. More >>

Massey student overwhelmed by AIMES Award win

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 5:32 pm | Massey University

Twenty-four year old distance student Sian Simpson says it was “mind-blowing” to win an award at the 2015 AIMES (Arts, IT, Innovation and Science, Music, Education, Sport and Service to the Community) Awards. More >>

Could earthworms help understand rising infertility rates?

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 10:04 am | Massey University

A Massey University study using earthworms as a model organism is investigating the impact heavy metals and pesticides could have on our genes, in particular on our reproductive systems and fertility. More >>

Transforming games teaching and coaching

Monday, 16 November 2015, 12:33 pm | Massey University

Massey University Physical Education senior lecturer Dennis Slade is driven by a belief that learning how to enjoy and play games and sports well creates “positive social capital” and makes our world a happier and healthier place. It’s a message ... More >>

Mark Powell to become Massey’s CEO-in-Residence

Monday, 16 November 2015, 10:45 am | Massey University

When Mark Powell hands over the reigns at New Zealand’s largest retailer at the start of next year he will take up part-time residence at the Massey Business School. More >>

An engineered win at the Albany Lecturer of the Year awards

Friday, 13 November 2015, 5:25 pm | Massey University

For the fourth year in a row, the Albany Lecturer of the Year award has gone to a College of Sciences academic. Dr Fakhrul Alam from the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology took out the top gong, beating out 176 other nominees. Dr Alam ... More >>

Old and new flags fly at hoisting re-enactment

Friday, 13 November 2015, 3:12 pm | Massey University

Palmerston North school pupils had a taste of the patriotic flag-hoisting ceremonies – once a regular feature of school life until the 1960s – at a historic re-enactment organised by Massey University flag historian Malcolm Mulholland. More >>

Search launched for E Mervyn Taylor murals

Friday, 13 November 2015, 12:04 pm | Massey University

Massey University’s College of Creative Arts is embarking on a quest to honour the memory of New Zealand artist, craftsman and designer E. Mervyn Taylor by undertaking a search for the thirteen known murals he created between 1957 and More >>

Are antibacterial products doing more harm than good?

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 11:02 am | Massey University

As the problem of antibiotic resistance is debated around the world, a top New Zealand microbiologist says an antibacterial agent in many common household products could be doing us more harm than good. More >>

Mouthguard design eases detection of concussion

Monday, 9 November 2015, 11:06 am | Massey University

Rugby may be over for another season but industrial design student Spencer Buchanan believes he has created a device that makes it easier to identify and manage concussions in the sport. More >>

NZ role in WWII death camp liberation revealed

Monday, 9 November 2015, 10:09 am | Massey University

The discovery was gold, despite the horror of the subject. Massey University Professor of War Studies Glyn Harper noticed something while visiting the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC in 2010 as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. It led him to a surprising ... More >>

Even a ‘no frills’ retirement requires extra savings

Monday, 9 November 2015, 9:53 am | Massey University

The Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre has released updated Retirement Expenditure Guidelines to help New Zealanders plan for their retirement. More >>

Museums and universities can learn from each other

Friday, 6 November 2015, 3:06 pm | Massey University

Image: (from conference poster) Captain Cook makes his Approach from the West , from the Odyssey of Captain Cook, 2005 lithograph series by Marian Maguire (Massey University Art Collection Manawatū) More >>

Dyslexia and Māori education shortlisted for awards

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 5:24 pm | Massey University

The Massey University author of a book on dyslexia says being shortlisted for an award adds weight to his submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee arguing that more help is needed for struggling readers. More >>

Pasifika health seminar highlights trio of issues

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 10:32 am | Massey University

Three crucial issues essential to improving the health of people in the Pacific Islands will be the focus of a seminar organised by Massey University and hosted by the Dutch Embassy later this month. More >>

How to reduce soldiers’ lower limb injuries

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 1:36 pm | Massey University

Massey University and the New Zealand Defence Force are carrying out research to determine what causes the high number of lower limb injuries in army soldiers. More >>

Creative storytelling breaks silence of dementia

Monday, 2 November 2015, 4:26 pm | Massey University

Former naval officer John Allen has dementia, but the memory book he is perusing with Massey University Speech and Language Therapy students has prompted the usually silent man to talk. More >>



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