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Priority actions identified to tackle child obesity

Monday, 25 May 2015, 11:52 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand health experts have endorsed three priority policy actions to tackle child and adolescent obesity. More >>

Book award is an acknowledgement of Māori history

Friday, 22 May 2015, 1:41 pm | University of Auckland

A book co-authored by the University of Auckland’s Dr Aroha Harris has won the Royal Society of New Zealand 2015 Science Book Prize. More >>

University of Auckland graduate awarded a BAFTA

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 10:53 am | University of Auckland

University of Auckland Screen Production alumna Kimberley Hikaka has won a BAFTA as co-producer of the multiple award winning serial The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies. The two-part ITV drama is based on the events following the murder of ... More >>

University of Auckland Warns of Negative TPP Impact

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 11:44 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland May 20, 2015 University of Auckland Warns of Negative TPP Impact With the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiation drawing to a close, the University of Auckland has expressed serious concerns about its potential implications. ... More >>

Leading chemistry researcher nominated for award

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 10:58 am | University of Auckland

Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble of the University of Auckland has been named as one of this year’s Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). More >>

Looking Māori means you are less likely to own your own home

Monday, 18 May 2015, 9:53 am | University of Auckland

A study on home ownership rates among Māori shows that looking stereotypically Māori means you are less likely to own your own home. More >>

National brain research initiative launch next week

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 1:04 pm | University of Auckland

A new national brain research initiative intended to help New Zealanders to age well with a healthy brain will be launched simultaneously in Auckland and Dunedin this month. (22 May) More >>

Reimagining the urban – art and public space

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 11:48 am | University of Auckland

A global search to find the planet’s most outstanding public art will culminate in an awards ceremony, exhibition and conference in Auckland in early July. More >>

Being single in the age of ‘The Bachelor’

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 10:32 am | University of Auckland

The local version of the television programme The Bachelor has given us one version of being a single straight woman in New Zealand, but what’s the real story? Researchers at the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland aim to find out. They are ... More >>

Love of language puts academic on path of success

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 9:58 am | University of Auckland

Dr Rae Si‘ilata (Ngati Raukawa, Tuhourangi, Fiji) was already a successful teacher and facilitator, but in 2010 she was prompted to embark on a PhD. She did, and the results have been outstanding. Rae graduated with a PhD from the University of Auckland’s ... More >>

Asthma prevention needs new data

Monday, 11 May 2015, 4:12 pm | University of Auckland

New Zealand’s asthma rate was one of the highest in the world, but an up to date assessment cannot be done due to a lack of data. More >>

Academic parents celebrate graduation with offspring

Monday, 11 May 2015, 2:14 pm | University of Auckland

There was double the reason to celebrate the University of Auckland’s capping week at the School of Architecture and Planning recently as teaching staff were on hand to see their offspring graduate. More >>

State-of-the-art science and engineering campus open

Monday, 11 May 2015, 10:17 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland’s Newmarket Campus officially opens this week, providing a hub for advanced multidisciplinary science and engineering research, says University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon. More >>

Gifted pianist wins Graduation Gala Concerto Competition

Friday, 8 May 2015, 2:07 pm | University of Auckland

Gifted pianist Bradley Wood was awarded the top prize at last night’s University of Auckland Graduation Gala Concerto Competition. Bradley, a Bachelor of Music (Honours) student at the School of Music, performed a moving rendition of Rachmaninoff’s ... More >>

Goal setting teacher inspired from a young age

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 12:53 pm | University of Auckland

Fiona Toloa may have graduated with a Master of Professional Studies in Education with First Class Honours (MEd) on Monday but she has actually been teaching and inspiring others all her life. As a young girl at Henderson South Primary School she excelled ... More >>

University receives additional Centre of Research funding

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 12:04 pm | University of Auckland

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE), has been selected to receive a further five years of funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). This means that Ngā Pae will continue to undertake excellent ... More >>

Advanced Prostate Cancer Study to improve care for NZ men

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 9:47 am | University of Auckland

AUCKLAND: May 7, 2015: New Zealand men suffering from advanced or metastatic prostate cancer need new treatment guidelines to ensure improved, more consistent and more equitable care. Patients and their families could also benefit from better stage-specific ... More >>

All in the family

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 10:42 am | University of Auckland

For Distinguished Professor Marston Conder this year’s University of Auckland Graduation ceremony marks the moment both his sons formally follow in his footsteps. More >>

Why do we still need paper?

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 9:53 am | University of Auckland

Visual design professionals use it, mathematicians use it, we all still use it – but what is it about sketching and writing on a piece of paper that is so hard to give up in our computer age? Visual design professionals use it, mathematicians use ... More >>

Nursing honours graduate enjoys new opportunities

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 2:14 pm | University of Auckland

Nursing honours graduate, Tori Prendergast, is one of four from the Waikato who are the first to qualify in an innovative two-year programme that combines postgraduate study with a leadership programme. She will graduate on Wednesday at the University ... More >>



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