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Star ratings encourage production of healthier foods

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 9:03 am | University of Auckland

The voluntary Health Star Rating is encouraging manufacturers to create healthier foods, surveys of more than 44,000 New Zealand supermarket products over a three-year period have shown. The survey was part of the study: Effects of a Voluntary Front-of-Pack ... More >>

Life in the big city – free public lecture series

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 12:50 pm | University of Auckland

Do cyclists breathe easier on one side of a cycleway barrier than another? How much difference do trees really make to air quality? What happens when we bury natural streams beneath concrete and asphalt? How hard is it for native species to survive ... More >>

University of Auckland and primary principals to host expo

Monday, 21 August 2017, 1:13 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has joined the Auckland Primary Principals Association (APPA) to host an expo to drive teacher recruitment in the city. The Primary Teaching Recruitment Expo 2017 will be held at Eden Park’s Level 5 lounge on Thursday 24 ... More >>

Philosopher heads up bioethics panel

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:38 pm | University of Auckland

A philosopher from the Faculty of Arts is one of two University of Auckland academics convening the first bioethics panel in New Zealand focused on the ethical and social challenges to eradicating invasive predators. More >>

New University initiative focuses on Auckland’s history

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:20 pm | University of Auckland

A new initiative focused on understanding Auckland’s past in all its diversity and vibrancy is being launched at the University of Auckland. More >>

The Power of stories: Engaging with Sports Media

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 11:29 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand is considered a country of sports fans, but do we ever consider the meanings and effects of sport in people’s lives? Professor Toni Bruce of the University of Auckland is a former news and sports journalist who turned her media and sport ... More >>

University of Auckland Sociologist Writes on Cross-Dressing

Monday, 14 August 2017, 1:00 pm | University of Auckland

On the 27th of July, 2015, Dr Colin Cremin, a senior lecturer in Sociology at the University of Auckland, dressed up as woman and arrived on campus ready to give a lecture to 100 students. She was sporting high heels, pantyhose, full makeup, jewellery ... More >>

Digging Deep: Developing Second/Foreign Language Expertise

Friday, 11 August 2017, 11:21 am | University of Auckland

Ever tried to learn a language but failed miserably? It may not be your fault, according to a University of Auckland academic, who has attempted at learning five languages himself. Professor Lawrence Zhang will traverse his 40 years’ experience in language ... More >>

Intensive farming bad news for native bees

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 2:50 pm | University of Auckland

Scientists have produced the first evidence that, the more farming intensifies in New Zealand, the less our native bees like it. Scientists have produced the first evidence that, the more farming intensifies in New Zealand, the less our native bees ... More >>

Academic’s Dedication to Refugees & Students Recognised

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 10:25 am | University of Auckland

A University of Auckland academic whose career has been centred on working alongside refugees has been recognised with a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award. Associate Professor Jay Marlowe from the Faculty of Education and Social Work has ... More >>

Rural health issues demand a rational response

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 1:49 pm | University of Auckland

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland has called on the Government to ignore the hype around the Waikato bid for a third medical school and make decisions that will benefit all rural New Zealanders. More >>

New tool to help distribute resources

Friday, 4 August 2017, 11:49 am | University of Auckland

Research by the University of Auckland has created a new way of measuring social deprivation in New Zealand that could assist agencies to distribute resources better. More >>

‘Biological chorus’ beneath the waves of the Hauraki Gulf

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 10:56 am | University of Auckland

The most comprehensive acoustic study of marine life in the Hauraki Gulf has recorded the whales, dolphins, snapping shrimp and sea urchins that create an ‘orchestra-like’ sound beneath the waves. More >>

Facing nuclear danger in the modern world

Monday, 31 July 2017, 1:52 pm | University of Auckland

As New Zealand’s nuclear free law reaches its 30th anniversary, the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Arts is hosting leading French nuclear policy researcher Benoît Pelopidas for its Annual Chapman Public Lecture on 15 August. More >>

Migration, diversity and the changing face of New Zealand

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 1:26 pm | University of Auckland

The changing face of migration in an increasingly diverse society will be the focus of this year’s University of Auckland Winter Lecture series, Nation Transformed: the place of migration in 21st century Aotearoa-New Zealand. Marking 30 years since ... More >>

Poi study points to health benefits for over 60s

Monday, 24 July 2017, 2:06 pm | University of Auckland

A clinical trial conducted between the Centre for Brain Research and the Dance Studies Programme at the University of Auckland has established the benefits of poi on physical and cognitive function in healthy older adults. More >>

Raise your glass to knowledge

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 9:58 am | University of Auckland

Auckland is the latest city to join a worldwide initiative to transform bars into lecture theatres. More >>

Innovative projects featured at Fast Forward

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 2:20 pm | University of Auckland

Award-winning architects, urban designers and planners will discuss their philosophies and innovative work at the upcoming Fast Forward Spring lecture series beginning next week at the University of Auckland. More >>

Architecture and Planning celebrates first 100 years

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 1:33 pm | University of Auckland

The School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland celebrates its centenary in September with a series of events including exhibitions, a symposium and the launch of a book detailing the school’s rich history. In its modest beginnings ... More >>

Minister of Trade to launch academic's book

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 12:40 pm | University of Auckland

Minister of Trade to launch University of Auckland academic's book The Minister of Trade will launch the first academic survey of New Zealand's trade negotiations from the 1970s to the present in Wellington on Thursday, 20 July. Associate Professor ... More >>

   

 

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