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Elam students jointly awarded top watercolour prize

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:18 pm | University of Auckland

Elam School of Fine Arts honour’s student Gowoon Lee in front of part of her award-winning work. More >>

Excellence and impact for top quality research

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:04 pm | University of Auckland

*Interviews: This was a University of Auckland seminar, but the two invited speakers, Dr Philip Campbell (who is the Editor-in-Chief of the world's most prestigious scientific journal, Nature) and Professor Mark Ferguson (the DG Sciene from Ireland) are in ... More >>

Tai Tokerau academic sets 'first' for NZ educational journal

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 12:04 pm | University of Auckland

A hui that discussed the need to promote the Māori language inspired a University of Auckland lecturer to write the first academic article for the New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies (NZJES) ever published entirely in te reo. Dr Georgina Stewart, ... More >>

Tertiary sustainability forum in Auckland

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:20 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand’s first sustainability practitioners’ forum for tertiary education will be hosted by the University of Auckland next week, on 4-5 September. More >>

Breakthrough in diabetes research

Monday, 25 August 2014, 2:48 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland scientists are reporting a major new development in diabetes research with the discovery of a single molecular mechanism they believe triggers both major forms of the disease. More >>

Robert Chapman : Utopianism in the Twenty-First Century

Monday, 25 August 2014, 11:05 am | University of Auckland

Professor Lucy Sargisson of the University of Nottingham will debate the pros and cons of Utopianism at this year’s University of Auckland Robert Chapman Lecture. More >>

Education and poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand

Monday, 25 August 2014, 10:34 am | University of Auckland

A new book that highlights issues surrounding poverty in our schools also offers messages of hope for the future, and highlights the work teachers do to help their pupils. Twelve thousand hours: education and poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand , is ... More >>

Debating the future of Auckland’s housing

Friday, 22 August 2014, 3:07 pm | University of Auckland

With only weeks until the General Election, Auckland’s mounting housing crisis will be put under the spotlight in an Election Debate hosted by the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland. The debate’s topic “Market forces ... More >>

Honorary doctorate for Secretary-General of the UN

Friday, 22 August 2014, 1:01 pm | University of Auckland

An Honorary Doctor of Laws degree is to be bestowed on His Excellency Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, by the University of Auckland on Wednesday 3 September, both in recognition of his role as an international statesman and for ... More >>

Launch of first-ever partnership between University and NGO

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 3:09 pm | University of Auckland

August 20, 2014 - A ground-breaking new partnership between the University of Auckland and Conservation International is believed to be the first of its kind in New Zealand. More >>

Obesity affects breast cancer treatment

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 3:07 pm | University of Auckland

Obesity may affect a common drug that is used as part of the treatment to fight breast cancer in post-menopausal women. Obesity is now defined as a global pandemic and it’s predicted that more than half of the world’s population will be obese ... More >>

Academic’s study shows need for a Ministry of Public Input

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 12:04 pm | University of Auckland

A book by Associate Professor Jennifer Lees-Marshment recommends the creation of a Ministry of Public Input to collect, process and communicate the publics’ ideas to government. The University of Auckland’s political marketing expert says the ... More >>

Scholarship to study the benefits of dance on dementia

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 10:46 am | University of Auckland

A desire to bridge the divide between science and the arts and help the community has won a student a $5,000 scholarship. Carlene Newall, from the University of Auckland, has been awarded the inaugural Gavin and Susan Walker Postgraduate Scholarship in ... More >>

Scholarship awarded to Elam and Māori Studies student

Monday, 18 August 2014, 3:46 pm | University of Auckland

A young woman with a passion for Māori taonga has been awarded the inaugural Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship at Auckland Museum to research the production practises and uses of tapa cloth in Aotearoa. More >>

Trust Ownership and the Future of News

Monday, 18 August 2014, 3:29 pm | University of Auckland

A new book by University of Auckland Honorary Academic Dr Gavin Ellis debates how the public would be better served by media if some news organisations were run as trusts instead of being owned by large corporations expected to make a profit. More >>

Academics play key role in ‘Game Changer’ political survey

Monday, 18 August 2014, 11:52 am | University of Auckland

Two University of Auckland academics have played a key role in establishing Vote Compass, an interactive on-line tool for voters to use in the 2014 General Election. More >>

Death from cancer more likely in New Zealand

Friday, 15 August 2014, 11:27 am | University of Auckland

Death from cancer more likely in New Zealand Media Release University of Auckland 15 August 2014 More >>

Children’s magazines promoting unhealthy food

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 2:39 pm | University of Auckland

Popular children’s magazines are contributing to unhealthy food marketing to children and adolescents, according to research from the University of Auckland. More >>

First dedicated blood cancer research unit for NZ

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 2:58 pm | University of Auckland

New Zealand’s first dedicated Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Research Unit was opened at the University of Auckland this week. More >>

Auckland launch of first blood cancer research unit

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 10:57 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand’s first Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Research Unit will be launched at the University of Auckland today. (Tuesday 12 August, 4.30-5.30pm) More >>

 

 

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