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Research focus important for optometry

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 4:21 pm | University of Auckland

It’s vital for optometry students to engage in research and keep up to date with new developments in clinical practice, says Professor Steven Dakin, the new head of Optometry at the University of Auckland. More >>

Research seeks to reduce impact of whooping cough

Monday, 14 April 2014, 10:05 am | University of Auckland

Dr Helen Petousis-Harris from The University of Auckland has been awarded funding for a research project that will investigate the effectiveness of maternal booster immunisation on the incidence of whooping cough in infants. More >>

University of Auckland offers new Master of Teaching degree

Friday, 11 April 2014, 3:00 pm | University of Auckland

The country’s largest tertiary teacher education provider, the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education, will offer a Master of Teaching (Primary) from July 2014. More >>

Making a Change in Health and Advanced Ageing

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 9:57 am | University of Auckland

Members of Te RōpuKaitaki o Ngā Tikanga Māori led by Dr Mere Kepa of the University of Auckland headed to the 66th Gerontological Society America (GSA) Conference 22-24 November 2013 held in New Orleans Dr Kepa said, “For those who made this historic ... More >>

Symposium examines power of the artist’s ‘pointed pen’

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 1:08 pm | University of Auckland

The significance and power of the artist’s ‘pointed pen’ falls under the spotlight next month at a symposium entitled Cartoons, Comics and Caricatures: Evidence or Ephemera? More >>

Tough Mudder team All Ears to raise money for deaf teens

Monday, 7 April 2014, 11:00 am | University of Auckland

Participating in Tough Mudder, the gruelling obstacle course designed by the British Special Forces, is a dream come true for University of Auckland student Josh Foreman. Tough Mudder events are hard-core obstacle courses designed to test your all around ... More >>

Funding for two breast cancer research projects

Friday, 4 April 2014, 4:25 pm | University of Auckland

Two innovative breast cancer research projects at the University of Auckland have gained funding from the Health Research Council. More >>

Auckland scientist leads climate change health impact report

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 11:24 am | University of Auckland

Climate change impacts on human health were the focus of an Auckland academic’s contribution to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The second part of the Fifth assessment report has just been released by ... More >>

Mums and Dads wanted for positive parenting programme

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 1:01 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is running a study for parents who want help managing their child’s behaviour. More >>

University to play key role in first of Science Challenges

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 11:20 am | University of Auckland

High-Value Nutrition – University of Auckland to play key role in first of national Science Challenges More >>

Research into muttonbird exposure to Fukushima radiation

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 2:46 pm | University of Auckland

Scientists from the University of Auckland will undertake research to test whether New Zealand muttonbirds that spend the winter off the coast of Japan may have been exposed to radiation from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. More >>

Cardboard Cathedral architect wins equivalent of Nobel Prize

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 10:59 am | University of Auckland

Shigeru Ban, architect of Christchurch’s Transitional (“Cardboard”) Cathedral, has won the Pritzker Prize. Ban is a world-class architect and expert in disaster-zone building. The new Cathedral is his largest post-disaster structure to date. “The ... More >>

Five top doctoral theses honoured

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 2:24 pm | University of Auckland

The Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis at the University of Auckland in 2013 has gone to PhD students in the Faculties of Arts, Education and Science and the Liggins Institute. More >>

School of Music students compete for $5k prize at graduation

Monday, 24 March 2014, 12:08 pm | University of Auckland

Three young virtuoso musicians from the University of Auckland’s School of Music will take to the stage in early May to compete for a $5,000 grand prize and the opportunity to progress an illustrious solo career, at the popular annual Graduation Gala Concerto ... More >>

Lecture will unveil the arrival of Shakespeare’s works in NZ

Monday, 24 March 2014, 10:38 am | University of Auckland

The arrival of the only First Folio of Shakespeare’s work in New Zealand is the subject of the University of Auckland’s Alice Griffin Shakespeare Fellow 2014. Dr Emma Smith of Hertford College, Oxford University, will describe how a copy of ... More >>

Tiny objects hide stanzas of New Zealand Poet Laureate

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 10:40 am | University of Auckland

At first glance it looks like a display of typical every-day objects. There’s a piece of cardboard, a bus pass, a camera lens and a piece of coal, alongside a paua shell, a watch and a chunk of glass. But each object has a secret. Invisible ... More >>

Range of cures likely for tinnitus

Monday, 17 March 2014, 5:12 pm | University of Auckland

Tinnitus researchers agree that there may never be a single cure for tinnitus, but instead a range of treatments for different types of tinnitus will be needed. More >>

Genetic markers provide primate link in human evolution

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 11:41 am | University of Auckland

Genetics provide stunning new answers to the question of human evolution, according to Auckland cancer researcher, Dr Graeme Finlay. Genetic markers that are used to follow the development of populations of cells have exactly the same character as ... More >>

Students’ exhibition celebrates up and coming architects

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 1:54 pm | University of Auckland

Students from the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland have cause for celebration following their recent clean sweep at industry design competitions. More >>

Auckland scientists discover new stem cell in human skin

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:33 am | University of Auckland

Auckland scientists have discovered new cells with stem cell properties in human skin, opening the door to a range of new treatments for skin diseases and unhealed wounds. More >>

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