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Dads Can Help Boost Child Immunisation Rates

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 9:41 am | University of Auckland

Auckland, 11 February 2016 – Aiming immunisation campaigns specifically at fathers-to-be could be a promising new approach to get more New Zealand children immunised on time suggests new research by the Growing Up in New Zealand study. More >>

Better nutrition policies needed for children

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:24 am | University of Auckland

Most early childhood education services strive to encourage healthy eating among children, but need stronger and more detailed nutrition policies to support change in everyday staff and parent behaviours. More >>

Brain health Expo in Tāmaki this year

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 3:14 pm | University of Auckland

A dynamic brain health expo – Brain Day Auckland 2016 - showcasing the latest in brain research and wellbeing will be held at the University of Auckland’s Tāmaki Innovation Campus next month.. More >>

Neuroscientist makes the finals again

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 3:11 pm | University of Auckland

A neuroscientist committed to promoting brain health and awareness of neurodegenerative diseases is one of three finalists for the 2016 Young New Zealander of the Year award, to be announced on February 17. More >>

Links strengthened with Indonesia

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 11:59 am | University of Auckland

Links between Indonesia and New Zealand have been strengthened with a new agreement between their leading universities. More >>

Slow global progress on stillbirth prevention

Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 12:34 pm | University of Auckland

Maternal and child deaths have halved globally while stillbirth remains a neglected global epidemic, according to a report just published in a leading medical journal. More >>

Professor Jane Kelsey – Critic and Conscience

Monday, 18 January 2016, 3:37 pm | University of Auckland

Whether or not you agree with University of Auckland Law School Professor Jane Kelsey, you will always know what she thinks because she takes her critic and conscience responsibilities very seriously, and she punches well above her weight. More >>

Budding entrepreneurs to learn with Chinese contemporaries

Monday, 18 January 2016, 10:24 am | University of Auckland

Six scholarship students from Shantou University in China are in Auckland this month to participate in the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s first Summer Lab. More >>

Researchers appalled at alcohol report

Thursday, 14 January 2016, 12:41 pm | University of Auckland

An alcohol industry funded report that claims alcohol is not a cause of violence has been debunked by researchers in New Zealand and Australia. More >>

Soft drinks have devastating impact on public health

Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 12:32 pm | University of Auckland

How did soft drinks that contain inexpensive ingredients, become the basis of multi-billion dollar industries and international brand icons, while also having a devastating impact on our health? More >>

Gene crowding affects cell development

Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 11:22 am | University of Auckland

The crowding of genes inside the nucleus of a cell affects the way they replicate, and how they are turned on and off, according to a study led by New Zealand’s Liggins Institute. The study is now published online in Scientific Reports, a journal from ... More >>

Is sexism increasing in New Zealand?

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 11:28 am | University of Auckland

Pay differences between men and women will be examined over summer in the University of Auckland’s School of Psychology. More >>

Self-belief and goal setting study has surprising results

Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 10:46 am | University of Auckland

A study of over 2000 intermediate school students has revealed surprising differences in their levels of self-belief and goal setting, depending on their cultural background. The study, “Cultural invariance of goal orientation and self-efficacy in New Zealand: ... More >>

Literary prize tops off birthday celebration

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 11:22 am | University of Auckland

Dianne Starrenburg received many lovely gifts on her birthday, but the best was hearing she had been awarded the Sir James Wallace Master of Creative Writing Prize for 2015 for her portfolio Floating Earth . More >>

Simulation training to improve treatment injury prevention

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 9:45 am | University of Auckland

Treatment injury prevention in New Zealand will benefit from a world leading operating room simulation training programme, developed and piloted at the University of Auckland and to be rolled out to hospitals from next year. The rollout will be funded by ACC ... More >>

Score’s ‘incredible originality’ wins composer’s prize

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 11:44 am | University of Auckland

A Doctor of Music student from the University of Auckland has been named joint winner of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) TODD Corporation Young Composers Award. Jay Greenberg, who submitted a five minute piece entitled Water Wheel with Mantras, ... More >>

New Years in Myanmar a unique opportunity

Monday, 14 December 2015, 4:22 pm | University of Auckland

Two University of Auckland Psychology students are trading in their summer break for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to teach in Myanmar. Lucy Cowie, 22 from Ardmore, and Alexandra Bijl-Brown 21, from Mt Eden, have been selected for a three week teaching ... More >>

Playground with a difference to light the way this summer

Monday, 14 December 2015, 11:12 am | University of Auckland

A new kind of playground that brings together science and the digital arts through a range of fun, interactive activities has been set up in Auckland’s Aotea Square. Part of the Summer in the Square programme, the Beambox Interactive Playground gives ... More >>

New Justice advisory role for Dr Ian Lambie

Friday, 11 December 2015, 2:17 pm | University of Auckland

Associate Professor Ian Lambie from the University of Auckland’s School of Psychology has been appointed Justice Sector Science Advisor. More >>

Surgeon gains Pacific clinical research award

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 3:12 pm | University of Auckland

Surgeon and research fellow Dr Bruce Uelese Su’a from the South Auckland Clinical School at Middlemore Hospital has received the inaugural Pacific clinical research training fellowship. More >>

 

 

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