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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 >>

Reflecting on the Berlin scene

Friday, 18 July 2014, 10:06 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Turkish gay clubs, record labels, Russendisko, electronic music festivals and night-time club culture are just some of the subjects explored in a new book of essays about the cultural scenes of Berlin. More >>

2013 New Zealand’s warmest winter on record

Friday, 18 July 2014, 9:59 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The world continued to warm last year, according to the State of the Climate in 2013 report, with some Southern Hemisphere countries, including New Zealand, having one of their warmest years on record. More >>

Exhibition highlights Māori Deaf students’ experiences

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 10:26 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A different educational approach by Deaf Māori rangatahi will be showcased in a new exhibition as part of Māori Language Week celebrations. Dr Anne Hynds from the School of Education at Victoria University of Wellington has been involved in the ... More >>

Victoria University Press writers win awards

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 9:44 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University Press writers win awards Two Victoria University Press (VUP) writers have won the best first book prizes for fiction and poetry in this year’s New Zealand Post Book Awards, announced today. Amy Head, a Wellington-based editor, ... More >>

Victoria University looks to expand campuses

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 12:55 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington is proceeding with development plans for a major new science building on the University’s Kelburn campus, and the redevelopment of Rutherford House in central Wellington. More >>

World premiere of Voices of the Land in Wellington

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 10:11 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A cinematic documentary about Richard Nunns, a world-renowned performer of taonga pūoro, traditional Māori instruments, will premiere at Wellington’s New Zealand International Film Festival this month. More >>

Leading Antarctic researcher wins global award

Friday, 11 July 2014, 12:42 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Professor Tim Naish, Director of Victoria University of Wellington’s Antarctic Research Centre, has received a prestigious international award for his outstanding research into understanding Antarctica’s response to past and present climate change ... More >>

Is the internet making us stupid?

Friday, 11 July 2014, 12:32 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

People are reading more text than ever, but recalling less of it, a Victoria University of Wellington study on reading behaviour has found. The study Is Google Making Us Stupid? The Impact of the Internet on Reading Behaviour, by Dr Val Hooper, an associate ... More >>

Putting a dollar value on conservation

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 9:12 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The economic and social benefits of greening urban areas are being explored in a multi-disciplinary project at Victoria University of Wellington. Leading the project, with support from Wellington City Council, is Dr Wayne Linklater, the Director of ... More >>

Get students thinking for you this summer

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 10:25 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Talented students from Victoria University of Wellington will be brainstorming, problem solving and offering creative solutions to a host of businesses and organisations this summer as part of the University’s Summer Research Scholarships Programme. More >>

Taking charge in electricity research

Monday, 7 July 2014, 10:49 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University engineering lecturer is shedding light on household power usage, as part of her research into improving the way New Zealand uses electricity. More >>

Our diplomacy tested as Japan’s leader visits

Friday, 4 July 2014, 4:50 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Courtesy of the Beehive’s just-in-time media release, at least some New Zealanders now know that Japan’s Shinzo Abe is visiting the country on Monday. This is the first visit here by a Japanese leader for a dozen years. And it is bound to be a ... More >>

Detecting harmful molecules in the environment

Friday, 4 July 2014, 11:51 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington researchers have developed a new technique that can detect environmental levels of oestrogen at the equivalent of detecting one pinch of salt in an olympic-sized swimming pool. More >>

National teaching award for Victoria lecturer

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 10:17 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Pacific Studies senior lecturer Dr Teresia Teaiwa from Victoria University of Wellington has been recognised for her inspirational teaching approach. Dr Teaiwa received a 2014 Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence award, worth $20,000, for sustained ... More >>

Research targets costly grapevine disease

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 1:16 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

The New Zealand wine industry is better equipped to battle a devastating plant pathogen that is costing the country tens of millions of dollars each year, thanks to new research carried out by Vaughn Bell, a PhD candidate at Victoria University of Wellington. More >>

 

 

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