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Duo awarded Pettman/ROSL Scholarship

Friday, 27 November 2015, 12:03 pm | University of Auckland

Two young musicians from the University of Auckland have scooped one of the country’s biggest music prizes, the 2015 Pettman ROSL (Royal Over-Seas League) Arts Chamber Music Scholarship, worth $50,000. More >>

Brain research conference being held in Auckland

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:14 pm | University of Auckland

Leading brain researchers have gathered in Auckland for the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society conference which is being held in New Zealand for the first time. More >>

Visiting academic to discuss corruption in Britain

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 1:44 pm | University of Auckland

Corruption is often something people consider happens only in developing countries, but that’s not the case according to a new book. Professor David Whyte of the University of Liverpool has recently edited How Corrupt is Britain? Professor Whyte is in Auckland ... More >>

Education a key to Pahiatua Polish children’s lives

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 11:41 am | University of Auckland

When Lynette Kingsbury researched the history of Pahiatua’s Polish children for her MA thesis she discovered the power of education had protected and enhanced their culture and identity at the Pahiatua Polish Children’s Camp. Lynette, a former ... More >>

Recovering from disasters

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 10:45 am | University of Auckland

Earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, fires and wars: major disasters occur around the world each year but recovering from them takes many years and vast resources. Five years after Canterbury was first shaken by a major quake, Christchurch still faces years ... More >>

Grad Show marks 125 years of Elam

Monday, 23 November 2015, 2:47 pm | University of Auckland

The public can glimpse the future direction of contemporary art at the Elam Grad Show taking place next weekend, with this year’s open days marking the 125th anniversary of the country’s most revered art school. The annual exhibition features a diverse ... More >>

Schizophrenia linked to environmental causes

Monday, 23 November 2015, 10:08 am | University of Auckland

A New Zealand court case about the relationship of sexual abuse to the development of schizophrenia has potential for alternative understandings around causes of mental illness to be considered in legal contexts. That’s the conclusion from a study ... More >>

Plastic surgeon receives oncology award

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:59 am | University of Auckland

A top US trained plastic surgeon working at Middlemore Hospital, Jon Mathy, is this year’s Newmarket Rotary Charitable Foundation’s Ross Craig Oncology Award recipient. More >>

Pioneering young physicist wins NZAS Research Medal

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:09 am | University of Auckland

Scientific discoveries in miniature optics that could result in ultra-accurate clocks, and advanced research in fibre optic loops has earned Associate Professor Stéphane Coen of the University of Auckland Department of Physics this year’s Research Medal ... More >>

Marijuana influences visual development

Friday, 20 November 2015, 9:12 am | University of Auckland

Vision science researchers at the University of Auckland have found that prenatal marijuana use benefits a biomarker of visual neurodevelopment in preschool children. More >>

Elam student uses camouflage to break down boundaries

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 2:54 pm | University of Auckland

Moving from Wellington to Auckland to start University can be daunting. For Holly Houpapa, it also meant learning how to adjust to the changes in her life. With sports being a strong contender for her tertiary attentions, shifting north four years ago ... More >>

Einstein, Light and Time - with a bit of whizz bang

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 12:29 pm | University of Auckland

Where once humans used the Sun, our greatest source of light, to measure time, now scientists are developing ultra-accurate clocks that can achieve accuracies of better than one second in 80 million years but still depend fundamentally on light. More >>

Future of cultural value for Auckland

Monday, 16 November 2015, 2:25 pm | University of Auckland

An expert on the future of cultural value will visit Auckland in December to give a public lecture at the University of Auckland. More >>

Mindfulness for health sector

Monday, 16 November 2015, 11:58 am | University of Auckland

Mindfulness pioneers, Joel and Michelle Levey from Seattle will be visiting Auckland next week to give a seminar on mindfulness for health. More >>

New collaboration in medical science

Monday, 16 November 2015, 9:58 am | University of Auckland

A joint centre for medical research established between China and New Zealand is the first of its kind and will focus on leading-edge medical science to seek new treatments for diseases such as cancer. More >>

Kiwi behind Silicon Valley start-up

Monday, 16 November 2015, 9:28 am | University of Auckland

From Auckland, to Shazam, to Stanford University, the next challenge for a young kiwi engineer is launching her start-up venture in Silicon Valley. More >>

Northlanders with diabetes sought for SMS study

Friday, 13 November 2015, 1:09 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland - Media Release - 13 November 2015 Northland people with diabetes are sought for an innovative study to determine whether text message support can help people to better manage their diabetes. University of Auckland researchers ... More >>

Genetic variations offer clues to treating childhood cancer

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 10:37 am | University of Auckland

Targeted cancer treatment has become so refined that researchers can now look at one DNA base out of six billion to get clues on how to treat the disease. More >>

Asian migrant youth and family violence examined

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 10:11 am | University of Auckland

Despite the rise of vibrant Asian communities in New Zealand’s urban sectors, very little research has examined intimate partner and family violence that accounts for experiences tied to migration, immigration status, age hierarchies, culture and racism. More >>

University of Auckland takes major PM’s Science Prizes

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 5:16 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland researchers have been honoured in this year’s Prime Minister’s Science Prizes, winning the top prize and the MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize. University of Auckland takes major Prime Minister’s Science Prizes More >>



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