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University Of Auckland Researchers Join Global Consortium For Vehicle Electrification

Friday, 7 August 2020, 2:48 pm | University of Auckland

Work at the University of Auckland will play a significant role following this week’s launch of the National Science Foundation-funded Engineering Research Centre for Electrified Transportation in Utah, USA. Advancing Sustainability through Powered ... More >>

New History Fund Will Uncover More Of Our Own Stories

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 1:12 pm | University of Auckland

A vision to stimulate world-class historical research is behind a $500,000 gift to establish a History Innovation Fund at the University of Auckland. Based in the history department, the fund has been made possible by Dr Felicity Barnes, a senior ... More >>

Addressing Rangatahi Education Challenges After COVID-19

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 11:57 am | University of Auckland

Lockdown highlighted and exacerbated young Māori students’ life on the wrong side of the digital divide says a new report, which provides evidence and recommendations for how the disparities can be addressed. It highlights how iwi used their own resources ... More >>

Maths During Lockdown: A Testing Time

Monday, 27 July 2020, 2:18 pm | University of Auckland

Parents’ experiencs of helping their children do maths at home during the Covid-19 lockdown varied widely depending on the school, a University of Auckland survey has found. Maths specialist Dr Lisa Darragh from the University’s Faculty of Education ... More >>

New Technologies Put More Human-ness Into The Zoom (and Other Remote) Rooms

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 10:41 am | University of Auckland

As the pandemic obliged many of us to retreat from the real-world and into the remote one, researchers at the ABI upped the pace of their research on how to put more of the human dimension to Zoom and other teleconferencing platforms. This includes numerous ... More >>

Getting To The Heart And Sole Of Barefoot Running

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 7:39 am | University of Auckland

Were we really born to run barefoot, and even if we were, should we try to revert to nature after a lifetime of wearing shoes? Probably not all of us, according to research led by Associate Professor Justin Fernandez, Auckland Bioengineering Institute ... More >>

Eruption Alert System Would Have Given 16 Hours’ Warning At Whakaari

Monday, 20 July 2020, 9:49 am | University of Auckland

  An alert system that could have given 16 hours’ warning of last year’s eruption at Whakaari/White Island is ready for deployment, University of Auckland scientists say, with warning systems for Ruapehu and Tongariro the next priority. ... More >>

Antibiotic Use Declines, But Still Higher Than Many Countries

Friday, 17 July 2020, 9:47 am | University of Auckland

An analysis of antibiotic dispensing data for more than four million New Zealanders over a six year period reveals that there has been a reduction in the rate of antibiotics dispensed, but that New Zealand’s use of antibiotics still remains higher than ... More >>

Refugee Research Centre Focused On Impact In Pacific And Asia

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 2:51 pm | University of Auckland

The Issues Facing People Forced Out Of Their Homes Due To Conflict Or Climate Change In Asia And The Pacific Will Be The Focus Of A New Research Centre At The University Of Auckland. The Centre for Asia Pacific Refugee Studies (CAPRS) will be led by refugee ... More >>

Penn State And University Of Auckland To Partner In Research

Monday, 6 July 2020, 9:54 am | University of Auckland

Our borders may be closed but new research partnerships are still being forged between New Zealand and the United States. The University of Auckland this month entered a strategic partnership with Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) to collaborate ... More >>

Public Conversation Needed About Terms On Which New Zealand Could Re-open

Friday, 3 July 2020, 8:42 am | University of Auckland

Three of New Zealand’s most influential and trusted public figures are calling for a conversation now on a cohesive national ‘reconnection strategy’ to re-open New Zealand’s borders. Former Chief Science Adviser to the Prime Minister Sir Peter ... More >>

Laser Physicist Wins Emerging Scientist Award

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 4:28 pm | University of Auckland

Dr Miro Erkintalo from the University of Auckland’s Department of Physics has won the MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Award at this year’s Prime Minister’s Science Prizes. Dr Erkintalo is a principal investigator at the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic ... More >>

Researchers Developing Ways To Disinfect PPE For Potential Reuse

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 2:11 pm | University of Auckland

Researchers from the University of Auckland and the University of Otago have received funding of $1.3m to put in place a mobile solution to disinfect and potentially reuse personal protective equipment (PPE). Lead researcher Dr Yvonne Anderson of the University ... More >>

Expert Review Finds No Progress In Govt Action Against Obesity Epidemic

Monday, 22 June 2020, 9:55 am | University of Auckland

Unhealthy diets are responsible for about one fifth of all preventable ill-health and premature deaths but, according to a new report from a panel of more than 50 independent and government experts nationwide, the Government has made virtually ... More >>

Chance To Make An Impact Within Indigenous Communities

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 12:06 pm | University of Auckland

A programme which offers an opportunity to create real change within Indigenous communities while becoming part of a global network is calling for applicants for 2021. The Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (AFSE) is a one-year full time programme ... More >>

Potential Breakthrough For Eating Disorder Sufferers

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 9:53 am | University of Auckland

Anorexia and other eating disorders may be linked to a nervous system experiencing inflammation caused by stress, according to an international review co-authored by a University of Auckland researcher. Published in Frontiers in Psychology , the collaborative ... More >>

A Triumvirate Of Medals For The Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 8:52 am | University of Auckland

The Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) has been recognised with three Vice-Chancellor Awards 2020; Distinguished Professor Peter Hunter (Director of the ABI) and Professor Thor Besier have been awarded two of the three Commercialisation Medals, and Associate ... More >>

New Exhibition Maps Racialised Over-policing And Law Changes In New Zealand

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 11:40 am | University of Auckland

An exhibition capturing instances of racialised human rights violations in New Zealand though interactive mapping, initiated by Pacific architectural researcher Dr Karamia Muller, University of Auckland, has opened at the Adam Art Gallery/ Te Pātaka ... More >>

University Opens Door For Current And Potential Students Affected By Covid-19

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 6:55 am | University of Auckland

Both current University students and secondary school students planning to take up tertiary study next year have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The University of Auckland has acknowledged and responded to this with a series of initiatives designed ... More >>

Strong social justice background informs new role

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 11:18 am | University of Auckland

A professor of Indigenous Studies and co-head of Te Wānanga o Waipapa in the University’s Faculty of Arts, Dr McIntosh is also the Chief Science Advisor for the Ministry of Social Development. More >>