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Talk to explore fate of Antarctic ice sheet

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 12:14 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

The Antarctic ice sheet’s contribution to future sea-level rise will be explored by a world-leading polar scientist who is giving the 2014 S.T. Lee Lecture. Robert DeConto, Professor of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, United ... More >>

Social inequality still rife in New Zealand

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 9:46 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Social inequality has worsened over the past decade in New Zealand, a new study from Victoria University of Wellington shows. More >>

Public talk on global sustainability

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 1:06 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Public talk on global sustainability How human pressure is changing the planet is the topic of the only Wellington public lecture being given by Professor Yuan T Lee, President of the International Council for Science, during his visit to New Zealand. ... More >>

Victoria student scores feature film role

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 9:49 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington theatre student George Fenn has scored something many students only dream about—in November, he will walk straight from his classes into a leading role in a feature film. More >>

Changing views

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 12:21 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

When reading a book or watching a film or television show, many of us expect to be taken on a journey involving a character who changes. But where does this desire to see a transformation come from? More >>

Promising new treatments for multiple sclerosis

Friday, 15 August 2014, 9:56 am | Victoria University of Wellington

New treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) using common anti-psychotic agents have been discovered by Victoria University of Wellington researchers. More >>

Victoria announces new strategic appointments

Monday, 11 August 2014, 2:49 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington has announced the appointment of New Zealand’s first Provost, Professor Neil Quigley. “This is the first of a number of strategic leadership appointments at Victoria that signal a change in the way the University ... More >>

Lecture to argue Gospels based on eyewitness testimony

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 12:06 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

One of the world’s leading New Testament scholars will deliver a public lecture at Victoria University of Wellington this month, arguing that the Gospels are based on the eyewitness testimony of those who knew Jesus personally. More >>

Study shows consumers willing to pay for online news

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 12:19 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington student is exploring ways to fund quality journalism online, including developing a tool that allows people to purchase an online package of news from several publishers. More >>

Imagining the future of food

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 11:08 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Steak grown from stem cells in the laboratory or local produce from urban high-rises may be on our menus in the year 2050, according to Victoria of Wellington students. As part of the Visa Wellington On a Plate Festival programme, students from Victoria’s ... More >>

Imagining the future of food

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 11:08 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Steak grown from stem cells in the laboratory or local produce from urban high-rises may be on our menus in the year 2050, according to Victoria of Wellington students. More >>

Rare footage captured of tuatara hatching

Monday, 4 August 2014, 9:36 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Rare footage captured of tuatara hatching Extremely rare footage of a tuatara hatching has been filmed at Victoria University of Wellington. Last to hatch, the egg was one of 23 being incubated in captivity this year as part of a joint initiative that ... More >>

Research reveals unsustainability of America’s workplaces

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 9:23 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The research of a Victoria University of Wellington lecturer who shadowed truck drivers, Wall Street traders and unemployed workers in the United States for several months, reveals the precarious nature of America’s workforce. Dr Benjamin Snyder, ... More >>

Capital gains in the capital city

Monday, 28 July 2014, 3:44 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University will today be hosting a public debate on the merits of more comprehensive capital gains tax—a step which taxation expert Associate Professor Dr David White considers would be beneficial for New Zealand. Organised by student group Beta Alpha ... More >>

Lecture series to provide insight into 2014 election

Friday, 25 July 2014, 10:13 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Could National’s refusal to reform MMP lead to the defeat of the government? Is the media providing voters with the information they require to make an informed electoral decision? What directions might John Key’s leadership take if he secures ... More >>

Surveillance a part of everyday life

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 9:28 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Details of casual conversations and a comprehensive store of ‘deleted’ information were just some of what Victoria University of Wellington students found during a project to uncover what records companies keep. More >>

Victoria University Press finalists at NZ Post Book Awards

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:39 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University Press (VUP) has five books shortlisted for prizes at this year’s New Zealand Post Book Awards in the shortlist announced this morning. The astrological murder mystery, The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton and the story of Thomas Hardy’s ... More >>

Wine, architecture and the tourism experience

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:17 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Architecture is a key factor in the creation of food and wine tourism experiences say researchers at Victoria University of Wellington. Dr Julia Albrecht from the School of Management and Tobias Danielmeier from the School of Architecture are working ... More >>

Using synthetic biology to make new antibiotics

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 10:45 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Research at Victoria University of Wellington could lead to a new generation of antibiotics, helping tackle the global issue of ‘superbugs’ that are resistant to modern medicine. Led by Mark Calcott, who has just completed his PhD study, under ... More >>

Honouring the sacrifice of war time with music

Friday, 18 July 2014, 10:09 am | Victoria University of Wellington

At the peak of World War I, no one would have imagined that 100 years later, representatives from the countries in conflict would return to battlegrounds to play music together. More >>

 

 

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