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Global index proposed to avoid delays on climate policies

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 4:39 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Global index proposed to avoid delays on climate policies A Victoria University of Wellington climate change expert is calling for an overhaul of the way climate change pledges are assessed, to avoid ‘indefinite procrastination’ on the design ... More >>

Students compete in power struggle

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 9:48 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Students compete in power struggle Inspired by the “power of small changes by many people”, Victoria University of Wellington student, Bethany Paterson, is invoking rivalry between Victoria halls of residence to promote change in electricity consumption. ... More >>

Dido and Aeneas at Victoria University’s Memorial Theatre

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 3:37 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Virgil's tale is thousands of years old but really nothing’s changed; it’s a hard row finding the perfect partner. More >>

Climate change: beliefs, biases and measures

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 4:09 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Climate change: beliefs, biases and measures Two Victoria University of Wellington academics will this month give a public lecture on aspects of climate change at the Manukau Institute of Technology. Climate change: beliefs, biases and measures will ... More >>

Scholars urge minister to take decisive action on Nauru

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 12:37 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Twenty nine New Zealand legal scholars have written an open letter to the foreign minister Hon Murray McCully (attached), calling on him to take more decisive action over the deteriorating constitutional situation in Nauru. More >>

International law-making is focus of conference

Friday, 26 June 2015, 9:28 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Academics, practitioners and NGO and government experts on the law of armed conflict, use of force, private international law and financial regulation are among the speakers at an upcoming conference hosted by the New Zealand Centre for Public Law at Victoria ... More >>

Poles apart: Climate change at the ends of the earth

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 10:10 am | Victoria University of Wellington

“The last time carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere were this high was 3 million years ago, and sea levels were 20 metres higher than today.” More >>

Research to reduce the cost of traffic

Friday, 12 June 2015, 10:21 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Drivers may be less frustrated by the apparent whims of traffic signals if a research project by Victoria University of Wellington associate professor, Dr Paul Teal, goes ahead. More >>

Public talk to discuss what’s best for our bodies

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 9:35 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Leading psychology and biology experts from Victoria University of Wellington will be visiting Nelson as part of the University’s 2015 Public Lecture Series, presenting their perspectives on how modern science can inform health-related issues. More >>

Victoria researcher wins funding for revolutionary research

Friday, 5 June 2015, 1:17 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria researcher wins funding for revolutionary research A Victoria University of Wellington biology researcher has been awarded over $1 million dollars in funding for a revolutionary research project that will “rewrite the textbooks” and could ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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