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New champion for ageing well calls time on loneliness

Saturday, 22 December 2018, 3:54 pm | University of Auckland

Professor Ngaire Kerse has two questions for the holiday season: who made your Christmas cake? And if you know an elderly person who is lonely, why not invite them to share some? More >>

Mansfield residency early Christmas present for Academic

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 2:23 pm | University of Auckland

Award-winning University of Auckland novelist, essayist and academic Paula Morris (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Whātua) will follow in the footsteps of New Zealand’s most acclaimed literary names as the 2018 Katherine Mansfield Fellow. Dr Morris will spend ... More >>

Arts student won’t let disability hold her back

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:20 pm | University of Auckland

Criminology and Māori Studies student Alicia Kapa has been celebrated for inspiring others with disabilities. She was one of three finalists in the Youth Spirit category at the 2018 Attitude Awards, for a person under the age of 20 who lives with a disability ... More >>

New Zealand rated globally for children’s activity levels

Friday, 30 November 2018, 7:06 pm | University of Auckland

New Zealand children and young people between the ages of five and 18 have low levels of physical activity and high levels of screen time, compared with their peers in 49 countries worldwide. More >>

Jokes: a new guide to workplace humour

Monday, 26 November 2018, 4:20 pm | University of Auckland

Are you a joker at work, or the butt of jokes? Or are you the observer, squirming behind your polite smile? Everyone knows jokes at work can ease tension, build camaraderie and make the day more bearable - but they can also offend, exclude and harm people. ... More >>

Elective c-section linked to overweight risk

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 4:23 pm | University of Auckland

A new study has found that babies born by elective - but not emergency - caesarean were more likely to be overweight at 12 months age. More >>

Story set in Nazi-controlled Saarland wins writing prize

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 4:02 pm | University of Auckland

Former New Zealand Herald journalist Karen Holdom is this year’s winner of the University of Auckland’s Sir James Wallace Prize in Creative Writing. Karen won the $5000 prize, the richest university creative writing prize in New Zealand, for ... More >>

Philosophical principles drive Rhodes Scholar

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 4:39 pm | University of Auckland

He is one of three young New Zealanders who have been awarded the prestigious scholarship to carry out postgraduate study at the University of Oxford (UK). More >>

Valued art historian dies suddenly

Monday, 19 November 2018, 3:15 pm | University of Auckland

A Faculty of Arts staff member and international expert in Northern Renaissance Art, Associate Professor Iain Bell Buchanan, died suddenly last week. More >>

University of Auckland scientists honoured

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 7:34 pm | University of Auckland

Two leading scientists from the University of Auckland have been honoured in this year’s New Zealand Association of Scientists awards. More >>

Future Directions of Treatment Courts Conference

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 2:27 pm | University of Auckland

Researchers at the University of Auckland, with the support of the Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation, are hosting a conference to encourage informed, robust, conversations about the future shape, scope and operation of the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment ... More >>

Pacific language champion honoured

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 12:13 pm | University of Auckland

A champion of Pacific learners, Dr Rae Si’ilata, had her work recognised at the SunPix Pacific People's Awards 2018 last week. More >>

Bioengineers tackle underwater fouling in new way

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 4:24 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland bioengineers have developed an innovative way to get rid of the underwater biofouling that creates such a headache for marinas, boaties and aqua farmers. Electroclear, a new spin-out company based at Auckland Bioengineering ... More >>

Permanently temporary: the Gig Trap

Saturday, 10 November 2018, 11:43 am | University of Auckland

The first ever study to track thousands of people through different work arrangements over time has revealed that the gig track can quickly become a gig trap. More >>

Being attracted to someone else – new study launched

Friday, 9 November 2018, 10:38 am | University of Auckland

A study at the University of Auckland is exploring a topic most adults probably experience at one time or another – fancying someone other than a person they are in a relationship with. More >>

University of Auckland research attracts major funding

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 9:21 am | University of Auckland

Are microalgae responsible for putting plastic in our food? How do sharks localise sounds underwater? The rise of drug-resistant pathogens is a major global health problem but could the molecules living organisms employ to defend themselves against ... More >>

World-first virtual pregnancy wins top Marsden funding

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 9:14 am | University of Auckland

An international project to create a world-first virtual pregnant uterus has won the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute top Marsden funding. More >>

Focus on Māori family well-being wins Marsden funding

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 8:43 am | University of Auckland

A project looking at how Māori families have strived for whānau ora (whānau wellbeing) across the 20th century has won $622,000 in Marsden funding. More >>

Spring Week lectures for adult learners

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 10:19 am | University of Auckland

From childhood immunisation to circular economies, Spring Week on Campus invites the public to attend a week of fascinating lectures at the University of Auckland. The annual Spring Week on Campus series is a rare opportunity to listen to, debate ... More >>

Legal scholar named Centenary Fellow (FRSNZ)

Friday, 2 November 2018, 12:10 pm | University of Auckland

Professor David V Williams has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi, in recognition of his research, scholarship and the advancement of knowledge in the areas of constitutional law, colonial legal history and the Treaty ... More >>

 

 

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