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Finding a balance between technology and nature

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:26 am | Victoria University of Wellington

As peoples’ lives become increasingly high-tech they need to actively connect with the outdoors or they could become alienated from nature altogether—that’s the stark message from a best-selling author who is coming to New Zealand to speak at ... More >>

New Director for Te Kōkī NZ School of Music appointed

Friday, 31 October 2014, 10:37 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Willis has announced the appointment of Euan Murdoch as the new Director of Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM). More >>

Kim Workman awarded 2015 J.D. Stout Fellowship

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 10:27 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The Victoria University of Wellington 2015 J.D. Stout Fellowship, funded by the Stout Trust, has been awarded to justice reform advocate Kim Workman. Mr Workman (Ngati Kahungungu ki Wairarapa, Rangitaane) is well known for his work on criminal justice, ... More >>

Kim Workman awarded 2015 J.D. Stout Fellowship

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 10:15 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The Victoria University of Wellington 2015 J.D. Stout Fellowship, funded by the Stout Trust, has been awarded to justice reform advocate Kim Workman. Mr Workman (Ngati Kahungungu ki Wairarapa, Rangitaane) is well known for his work on criminal justice, ... More >>

New Writer in Residence for Victoria University

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 11:08 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The Victoria University of Wellington/Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence for 2015 is novelist and essayist Dr Tim Corballis. Tim receives $50,000 and a writing room at Victoria’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML). More >>

Library storytellers shown to contribute to early literacy

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 10:02 am | Victoria University of Wellington

New research shows that taking preschoolers to story-time sessions at the local library could help them with the early stages of learning to read. Professor Anne Goulding, from Victoria’s School of Information Management, together with Dr Mary ... More >>

Sea ice belt plays key role in preventing Antarctic melting

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 9:29 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Changes to the Southern Ocean’s sea ice belt could mean future ice sheet melt and global sea level rising several metres in coming centuries, according to Victoria University of Wellington research. More >>

Idiot-proof computer programming

Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:53 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Idiot-proof computer programming A computer scientist at Victoria University of Wellington is part of an international team that has designed a way to overcome problems that occur when using multiple programming languages to write webpages. Dr Alex Potanin, ... More >>

Research casts Mansfield in a new light

Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:49 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A fresh interpretation of early writing by author Katherine Mansfield has not only enhanced understanding of her work, but also sheds light on an important period in New Zealand’s history. More >>

Fighting cyber-crime one app at a time

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:54 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

This summer Victoria University of Wellington will be home to four Singaporean students researching cyber threats. The students have been working with Dr Ian Welch, a lecturer in Victoria’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, as part of a partnership ... More >>

Combating bullying in New Zealand

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 9:41 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s Accent Learning is rolling out a new bullying prevention programme for schools—a first for the Southern Hemisphere. The programme originated in Finland and is called KiVa, which means ‘kiusaamista vastaan’ or ... More >>

What Antarctica’s past reveals about future climate

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 3:20 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

What Antarctica’s past reveals about future climate A PhD student at Victoria University of Wellington’s Antarctic Research Centre is looking to the distant past to discover what’s ahead for the world’s climate. Bella Duncan is researching Antarctica’s ... More >>

New Zealand Composer Inducted to Music Hall of Fame

Saturday, 18 October 2014, 10:58 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A composer who put the School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington on the map will be inducted posthumously into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame at the 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Awards. More >>

Music And the Machine

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 12:54 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Musical machines and robots will take over Victoria University of Wellington’s Hub this Friday. More >>

Wellington’s most iconic Mo mowed for Movember

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 10:34 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Wellington’s favourite mustache is gone! Lorenzo Bresolin, The Great Food Race Judge and bearer of one of New Zealand’s most spectacular Mo’s has shaved it off all in the name of Movember and men’s health. More >>

Victoria sporting students succeed at highest levels

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 12:26 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria's supreme athletes and administrators from a variety of sports have been honoured at the 2014 Victoria University Blues Awards. The Blues are the highest recognition the University can give to people who have, by their sporting achievements ... More >>

Creating low-cost solar energy

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 11:43 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington researchers are part of a worldwide effort to design cheaper and more efficient solar energy materials. Work by PhD student Alex Barker, under the supervision of Dr Justin Hodgkiss, a senior lecturer in the School of Chemical ... More >>

Victoria students pitch to impress

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 11:30 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Smart ideas for addressing global social issues through digital action campaigns will be presented by Victoria University of Wellington students this week in a Dragons’ Den style competition. More >>

Deal with US company opens doors for Robinson Research

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 10:07 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The Robinson Research Institute has signed a strategic partnership agreement with NASDAQ-listed Superconductor Technologies Inc. (STI) which will see the Institute’s innovative technology used for new applications in the energy and health industries. ... More >>

Studying ancient landforms using new technology

Monday, 6 October 2014, 10:07 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Teetering along precarious pathways high in some of Papua New Guinea’s most remote mountains is all part of the job for a pair of Victoria University of Wellington geologists. More >>

 

 

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