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Mobile phones not causing increase in brain tumours

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 12:11 pm | University of Auckland

The risk of brain tumours has not changed significantly with increased mobile phone use, according to new research from the University of Auckland. More >>

Survey shows biosecurity should be taught in school

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 12:16 pm | University of Auckland

A survey of school children has found they lack knowledge about unwanted plants and pests and the effects they could have on our environment. The findings are surprising given the constant warnings we receive on the threat they pose to our horticulture ... More >>

Symposium on e-cigarettes for Auckland

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 12:41 pm | University of Auckland

A visiting expert on the effects of stimulant drugs will be the key speaker at a symposium on e-cigarettes next month. The symposium, “E-cigarettes: Opportunity or threat?” is hosted by the University of Auckland’s Centre of Addiction Research ... More >>

Private and Confidential? Medical records in the modern age

Monday, 23 February 2015, 10:46 am | University of Auckland

The confidentiality and privacy of medical records in the modern information age is the subject of a public lecture at the University of Auckland this Thursday. Dr Angus Ferguson, a historian at the University of Glasgow, is a member of the Privacy ... More >>

Public Seminar on cancer immunotherapy

Monday, 23 February 2015, 9:27 am | University of Auckland

The Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery at the University of Auckland will host Dr Jill O’Donnell-Tormey from the New York-based Cancer Research Institute at a public seminar tomorrow More >>

Auckland contributes to TB drug development

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 2:20 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland researchers were crucial in the development of a potential tuberculosis drug that is the first to advance to Phase one clinical trial in six years. More >>

Slow progress in tackling global obesity

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 1:28 pm | University of Auckland

Media Release - University of Auckland - 18 February 2015 Embargoed to 12.30pm Thursday 19 February 2015 Global progress towards tackling obesity has been “unacceptably slow”, with only one in four countries implementing a policy on healthy eating ... More >>

Student’s language research reaps rewards

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 2:59 pm | University of Auckland

A PhD applied linguistics student’s research about three rural primary schools in northwest Pakistan that are located close to each other, but follow different languages in their teaching, has won two prestigious awards. Aziz Khan, who is in ... More >>

Health advocates lead call for TPPA transparency

Friday, 13 February 2015, 3:53 pm | University of Auckland

Several University of Auckland academics are among health advocates from New Zealand and Australia leading an international call for public release and wide discussion of the text of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). More >>

Mental health policy discussion in Auckland

Friday, 13 February 2015, 3:51 pm | University of Auckland

Mental health policy and practice in New Zealand and the influence of the recovery approach and trauma-informed care will be discussed at a mental health and social justice symposium next week. More >>

Paradigm shift for acute stroke therapy

Friday, 13 February 2015, 12:00 pm | University of Auckland

Three international trials have proven the benefits of an acute stroke ‘clot retrieval’ therapy that has been carried out at Auckland City Hospital for the last three years. At the International Stroke Conference in Nashville this week, three new treatment ... More >>

Renowned Palestinian writer speaking at the University

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 1:44 pm | University of Auckland

Palestinian writer Samah Sabawi will give a public lecture at the University of Auckland next week. More >>

Oncology award supports cancer training

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 10:22 am | University of Auckland

Oncology award supports cancer training An oncology award by a local charity is supporting Auckland’s future cancer specialists to learn more about the genetic abnormalities that underlie cancer. The Newmarket Rotary Charitable Foundation supports an oncology ... More >>

New book retraces the idea of censorship

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 12:19 pm | University of Auckland

Censorship is often regarded as a new concept used by modern leaders to suppress ideas and thought. But a new book edited by Dr Geoff Kemp from the University of Auckland outlines how censorship has been part of human life for 2500 years. More >>

NZ author in contention for International Short Story Award

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 3:34 pm | University of Auckland

New Zealand author and University of Auckland graduate Paula Morris is in the running for the 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, the world’s richest prize for a single short story. More >>

Nathan Haines and DOG perform global concert

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 11:05 am | University of Auckland

Lovers of music are in for a rare treat when celebrated musician Nathan Haines reunites with jazz quartet DOG for a one off, live-stream concert. More >>

How teaching helped my breast cancer journey

Monday, 9 February 2015, 11:44 am | University of Auckland

As a healthy, young woman living the teaching dream overseas Jessica Weller never expected to have her world turned upside down within minutes. But that is exactly what happened after finding a lump in her left breast almost two years ago. More >>

Universities in the Knowledge Economy

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 4:18 pm | University of Auckland

The roles and scope of universities in changing knowledge economies and regions will be examined at a conference at the University of Auckland next week. “Universities in the Knowledge Economy: Perspectives from Asia-Pacific and Europe” will be held ... More >>

Student united with former deputy principal

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 12:09 pm | University of Auckland

As a school student you tend to avoid your deputy principal in the corridor, so imagine finding him studying at your university. That’s the experience Carl Maskell had when he started a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary) at the University of ... More >>

Music school premieres Nathan Haines Concert by Livestream

Monday, 2 February 2015, 2:29 pm | University of Auckland

In the tradition of the great jam sessions, Nathan Haines will join forces with the University of Auckland's favorite (and only) faculty jazz quartet for a night of joyous music making. This concert marks a reunion with Nathan and members of DOG ... More >>

 

 

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