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Arresting images win photography award

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 10:46 am | University of Auckland

A diptych of ‘arresting’ images, taken in Austria by an architecture student from the University of Auckland has won the 2017 Simon Devitt Award for Photography. More >>

Blogging beating the “summer learning” slump

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10:12 am | University of Auckland

A research project has found that children who blogged about their summer holidays had less of a “summer slump” in their reading and writing skills than those who didn’t. Evidence has shown that the “summer slump” impacts children’s learning ... More >>

University Innovation Institute China seizes opportunities

Friday, 19 May 2017, 9:05 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland Innovation Institute China (UOAIIC) has seized opportunities to further develop and commercialise its research and to provide a springboard for innovative New Zealand companies and researchers who want to collaborate and tap ... More >>

Simon Devitt Prize for Photography: Exhibition

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 2:04 pm | University of Auckland

The Simon Devitt Prize for Photography Exhibition is now in its ninth year, showcasing the unique photographic perspectives of 16 student finalists from our architecture, contemporary art, music, dance, urban planning, and urban design disciplines. More >>

University of Auckland pioneers online credentials

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 10:09 am | University of Auckland

University of Auckland pioneers online credentials to support student mobility In a New Zealand first, the University of Auckland has launched a secure online credentials service. More >>

Māori Business Leaders Awards 2017 winners announced

Friday, 12 May 2017, 6:42 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland Aotearoa Māori Business Leaders Awards 2017 winners announced When Blanche Morrogh (nee Murray) started Kai Ora Honey in 2012, she had no idea it would bloom so quickly into a multi-million dollar global concern. Today, the ... More >>

University of Auckland recognises best PhD research

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 10:43 am | University of Auckland

From El Niños to alcohol use to the aesthetics of time, the five best doctoral theses written at the University of Auckland in 2016 have been named. The Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis is awarded to the five most exceptional theses successfully ... More >>

Relaxation techniques better than mindfulness therapy

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 9:43 am | University of Auckland

New research has shown that the use of Mindfulness training in cancer patients can produce negative results to their wellbeing compared to using simple relaxation techniques. More >>

Ageing may lead to increased negative effects of dementia

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 11:05 am | University of Auckland

A report into dementia in New Zealand has found that morbidity from chronic illness is worse for older people who also have dementia, and the ageing population will mean increased pressure on the health sector. The report is part of the Te Puāwaitanga ... More >>

Scientists extend record of earliest life on land

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 10:52 am | University of Auckland

A study of hot spring deposits in New Zealand and Australia provides new evidence that life existed in these environments around 3.48 billion years ago, millions of years earlier than previously thought, according to an international research team ... More >>

Bioengineering researchers showcase work

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 3:28 pm | University of Auckland

Researchers from the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute (ABI) will step outside their laboratories tomorrow and spend a day with 40 Year nine and ten pupils at Ngā Taiātea School in Hamilton. They will work hands-on with students ... More >>

New tools for detecting serious gut conditions

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 12:40 pm | University of Auckland

Researchers at FlexiMap, a spin-out company from the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute (ABI), are developing tools that will revolutionise our understanding of the stomach and intestine by measuring its bioelectrical activity. More >>

Call for UN Nation States to be Earth trustees

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 11:35 am | University of Auckland

An environmental law expert and academic from the University of Auckland is calling for the United Nations to adopt the idea of Earth trusteeship to protect the planet from further environmental degradation. More >>

Heart screening in older people could prevent strokes

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 10:19 am | University of Auckland

A University of Auckland academic is supporting calls for heart screening older people to detect the risk of future strokes. Dr Katrina Poppe of the University’s School of Population Health, is a member of AF-SCREEN, an international collaboration pushing ... More >>

Mother and daughter graduate as teachers

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 9:41 am | University of Auckland

Gaining a degree was a family affair for Te Awatea Rangiuaia-Carter, who was one of five from the same whanau to graduate on the same day, all with degrees in education from the University of Auckland. More >>

Wellington/Wairarapa smokers sought for stop-smoking trial

Monday, 8 May 2017, 1:58 pm | University of Auckland

A clinical trial by the University of Auckland is calling for smokers in Wellington and the Wairarapa to take part in their stop-smoking programme using nicotine patches and e-cigarettes. Last month the Government announced plans to change the law regulating ... More >>

Compelling piano performance wins Graduation Gala

Friday, 5 May 2017, 4:02 pm | University of Auckland

An ‘assured and compelling’ rendition of Tchaikovsky by pianist Sara Lee, has won the University of Auckland student first prize and $6,000, at the annual Graduation Gala Concerto Competition. More >>

Well known Māori musician and haemophiliac graduates

Friday, 5 May 2017, 10:22 am | University of Auckland

Whainoa Te Wiata, who has to inject himself everyday with a clotting agent to control his severe haemophilia A, graduates from the University of Auckland today with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Linguistics and Māori. More >>

Creative practice PhD assists ecosanctuary

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 12:26 pm | University of Auckland

Architectural Designer Sarosh Mulla graduates this week with the first Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture with Creative Practice Component from the University of Auckland, and the knowledge that he has contributed to one of the country’s ecosanctuaries. More >>

Father and son graduate together

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 12:48 pm | University of Auckland

Today the Cowan family celebrate a long relationship with the University of Auckland as father Brett and youngest son Yuri graduate together from the Business School. More >>



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