June 2019

Inside this issue of UniNews

Cover story

Pene for your torts: New Law School dean Professor Pene Mathew on social justice and diversity in education.

Buzzing about blue light: Associate Professor Guy Warman and his team research the use of blue light on people having surgery and find it has a remarkable effect.

Ashley Marshall – My Story: Designer Ashley Marshall talks about her transition from Justin to Ashley and the challenges along the way.

Roger Allan Blackley Distinguished art historian: in memoriam.

Regular sections


  • Excellence acknowledged in University research
  • Winter Week on Campus lectures for the public: including Kim Dirks on public transport
  • Another way for staff to help students: the wellbeing fund
  • Making an impact with Volunteer Impact Week
  • Special scholarship for students with disabilities


  • Associate Professor Rinki Murphy at the forefront of new diabetes research, a trial that could change treatments'
  • Philosophy Professor Tim Dare looks at how big data can be used to help prevent a social problem in an ethical way

Art & Culture

  • The Grad Gala with a difference
  • The Frances Hodgkins exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery and the artworks on loan from the University


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