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First ‘home-grown’ data science graduates capped today

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 1:42 pm | Auckland University

New Zealand’s first home-grown data scientists graduate today – along with the lecturer who founded the programme they are graduating from. More >>

Urban bird-feeding makes life tough for tiny national bird

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 10:23 am | Auckland University

Backyard bird feeding is great for some birds but not so good for one popular tiny native, a new study from the University of Auckland has found. Backyard bird feeding is great for some birds but not so good for one popular tiny native, a new study ... More >>

PhD in Art History inspires student into teaching

Monday, 4 May 2015, 3:02 pm | Auckland University

Simon McNamara enjoyed his PhD in art history at the University of Auckland so much he’s now studying to be a teacher so he can pass his knowledge on to others. Simon initially did an MA in English and then a Post Graduate Diploma in Art History. He ... More >>

Anne Salmond appointed to the American Philosophical Society

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 9:52 am | Auckland University

The University of Auckland’s Dame Anne Salmond has been elected as an International member of the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the US. Dame Anne is a Distinguished Professor of Māori Studies and Anthropology in the ... More >>

Human clinical trials planned for new anti-cancer compound

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 9:52 am | Auckland University

After 10 years of discovery and research, two University of Auckland medical oncology researchers along with their dedicated teams have developed a new anti-cancer compound that will advance to human phase two clinical trials. More >>

Man meets Machine - Human-Computer Interaction

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 10:17 am | Auckland University

Human interaction with computers is evolving at a dizzying speed. The ground-breaking invention of the mouse can already seem outmoded by the rise of touch-screen mobile technology. Human interaction with computers is evolving at a dizzying speed. The ... More >>

Minister says more evidence needed on e-cigarettes

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 9:27 pm | Auckland University

Different perspectives on the science, use and regulation of e-cigarettes were shared at New Zealand’s first day-long symposium on the alternative device, held at the University of Auckland this week. More >>

Prize-winning year for ‘Nanogirl’

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 9:07 am | Auckland University

This year’s Prime Minister’s Science Prize for Science Communication has been awarded to Dr Michelle Dickinson, capping off a prize-winning year for the University of Auckland engineering lecturer. Dr Dickinson, a senior lecturer in Chemical & ... More >>

How are sexual minority students doing in New Zealand?

Monday, 1 December 2014, 7:51 am | Auckland University

Almost four percent of young people reported being attracted to others of the same sex or to both sexes, in a recent study. More >>

NZ parents hope for more than just happy and healthy babies

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 12:01 pm | Auckland University

Auckland, 16 October 2014 – What do expectant mums and dads hope for their children? According to new research from Growing Up in New Zealand , a baby’s health and happiness may be high up on the list, but today’s parents want a lot more than ... More >>

Speaker on rise of the health bots

Monday, 13 October 2014, 11:24 am | Auckland University

Speaker on rise of the health bots Media Advisory University of Auckland 13 October 2014 More >>

Pharmacists involved in stroke prevention

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 3:50 pm | Auckland University

Many community pharmacists can now manage anticoagulant levels for people, using testing and evaluation done at the pharmacy. More >>

Songwriter of ‘Brave Work’ Scoops Top Award

Monday, 6 October 2014, 1:47 pm | Auckland University

Popular Music student Possum Plows has been named the University of Auckland Songwriter of the Year 2014 at the Grand Final Awards Evening held at the Maidment Theatre on Thursday night. More >>

Two gold medals for Goldie Wines

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:01 pm | Auckland University

Goldie Wines on Waiheke Island has won its first gold medals for new owners, University of Auckland and winemaker, Heinrich Storm. More >>

Race-baiting campaigns likely to backfire says academic

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 9:39 am | Auckland University

Race-baiting campaigns likely to backfire says academic A recent spate of racist slurs by political candidates from ACT, New Zealand First, and Labour are more likely to turn off voters rather than attract them, says Auckland University of Technology ... More >>

Better care for transgender youth

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:31 am | Auckland University

A fact sheet on ways to improve the wellbeing of transgender youth in New Zealand has been developed at the University of Auckland. A study team from the University’s Adolescent Health Research Group, has put forward recommendations, together with ... More >>

Fewer medicines subsidised in New Zealand than Australia

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 3:09 pm | Auckland University

New Zealand has economical medicines policies, but subsidises fewer medicines and fewer new drugs, compared to Australia and other countries. More >>

New International Aviation Law Course on offer

Monday, 23 June 2014, 3:13 pm | Auckland University

A new course in international aviation law will be offered at the Auckland Law School next month, opening-up a world of opportunities for students. More >>

Dancing ahead

Friday, 9 May 2014, 11:46 am | Auckland University

As a youngster Pauline Hiroti danced a lot. From salsa to hiphop, the former Wanganui High pupil enjoyed school but loved dance more. This week her passion for dance took her onstage to receive a Bachelor of Dance Studies (Honours) degree from the University ... More >>

US Takes Hard Position On Climate Change In TPPA

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 12:29 pm | Auckland University

Proposals from the US on climate change and biodiversity, tabled as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement talks resume this week in Singapore, have been leaked by Peru environment group RedGE. More >>