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Salon event for readers

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 4:45 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

In June book-lovers have the chance to talk with two writers, Anna Smaill and Bridget van der Zijpp, in a new salon event for readers that takes place in a bookshop after-hours. More >>

New company to advance potential treatment for cancer

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 1:04 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

An immunotherapy technology for treating cancer and other diseases, jointly developed by Victoria University of Wellington’s Ferrier Research Institute and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, has been patented and will be the initial focus of ... More >>

Thin Ice secures United States television deal

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 11:33 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Thin Ice, the award-winning documentary about global warming made in collaboration with Victoria University of Wellington, will air on public television stations across the United States later this year to coincide with international debate around emissions ... More >>

Law students deconstructing climate change

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 9:34 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A group of students from Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law have set themselves the task of getting to the bottom of an agreement that could set a timetable for drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions. https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/t31.0-8/11148381_290437181080092_4799386795406787780_o.jpg ... More >>

Legacy of Futurism explored

Monday, 11 May 2015, 2:18 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Legacy of Futurism explored Futurism—an avant-garde artistic movement cited by New Zealand artist Len Lye as one of his major inspirations—will be examined in a day-long event at Victoria University of Wellington on 15 May. The Rebooting Futurism ... More >>

Better recordkeeping needed to preserve our digital heritage

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 9:53 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Poor recordkeeping of electronic documents and digital records may lead to a loss of accountability and collective history in public sector organisations, a Victoria University of Wellington PhD graduand warns. Matthew Lewellen, who graduates with ... More >>

Crossbreeding could create stronger future for coral reefs

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 10:58 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Crossbreeding could create stronger future for coral reefs The hybridisation of algae that live in reef corals could increase their rate of development and provide a means for corals to adapt to global warming, Victoria University of Wellington research ... More >>

Better hospital care needed for obese patients

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 9:53 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Healthcare services are not always suitable for morbidly obese patients, a Victoria University of Wellington researcher has found. For her PhD thesis ‘Misfits: An ethnographic study of extremely fat patients in intensive care’, Caz Hales, who ... More >>

Two new exhibitions open at Adam Art Gallery

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 12:53 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

An artist and three architects address space and its representation in two new exhibitions at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday. More >>

Victoria designs transportable MRI machine

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 9:27 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington has designed a transportable MRI machine to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. More >>

Law students contribute to international research project

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 10:43 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Students from Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law are contributing to a Harvard John F Kennedy School of Government research project which is evaluating the status of violence against women. Law schools from around the world have been ... More >>

Rainbow Warrior Focus for Visiting Research Fellow

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 11:53 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Bilateral Arbitration Treaty And Rainbow Warrior Focus for Visiting Research Fellow A proposed bilateral arbitration treaty and the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior will be the focus of a visit from world leading international ... More >>

Organisational challenges in an outsourced world

Monday, 13 April 2015, 10:52 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington professor will provide insights from over 25 years of research into how information technology has changed the way we view and work in organisations, in his upcoming inaugural lecture. More >>

Expert to explore bias in pharmaceutical research

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 9:47 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Highly respected physician and international commentator on health policy Professor Joel Lexchin, will deliver a public lecture in Wellington next week exploring how bias can be introduced into pharmaceutical research. More >>

Unique animal communities may need special protection

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 11:34 am | Victoria University of Wellington

New Zealand’s underwater mountains are home to unique animal communities which need careful environmental management, research from Victoria University of Wellington and the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric (NIWA) research reveals. More >>

Victoria community comes together for Vanuatu

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 11:28 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Staff and students from Victoria University of Wellington have come together to provide support to Vanuatu following the damage caused by Cyclone Pam. More >>

Putting the ‘P’ in pest control

Friday, 13 March 2015, 10:01 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Animal urine will be used to make more effective traps for problematic pests like rats and brushtail possum in a research project from Victoria University of Wellington. PossumA team of scientists, led by Dr Wayne Linklater from Victoria’s School of ... More >>

Improving cat welfare may reduce environmental impact

Friday, 6 March 2015, 11:35 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Scientists are looking to cat owners for solutions to reduce the environmental impact of their pets on native wildlife. More >>

Lecture to highlight Alan Turing’s genius

Friday, 20 February 2015, 12:45 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A lecture about the work of Alan Turing, often dubbed the father of modern computing and the subject of the film The Imitation Game , will be given at Victoria University of Wellington next week. More >>

Study finds need for education about online privacy

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 1:29 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Providing better access to knowledge about online behaviour, including an 0800 helpline, are among the recommendations in a report from Victoria University of Wellington about New Zealanders’ online behaviour. More >>

 

 

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