April 2021

Inside this issue of UniNews: Dr Joel Rindelaub, the comical chemist; Dr Kelly Burrowes and why vaping research is so important; Dr David Moreau on how to improve your health in ten minutes day; Prof Brian Boyd's generous gift; plus all that's Good to Know and In the News.

April 2021 UniNews cover

Cover story

Dr Joel Rindelaub: Bringing comedy to chemistry

Dr Joel Rindelaub arrived in New Zealand to play ice hockey but science has kept him here. 

Features and Regulars


Dr Kelly Burrowes: the vaping question

Dr Kelly Burrowes sets to work on a three-year research project about the safety of e-cigarettes.

Maramatanga opinion: Linda Waimarie Nikora

What can we do to value mātauranga Māori in academic institutions, asks Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora. 

Dr David Moreau's prescription for a sharp brain and body

All it takes is ten minutes a day. 

A boost when they need it

Two new scholarships are giving students who may not who have been able to come to uni a big boost. One is the Brian Boyd First in Family Scholarship and the inaugural recipient has been named. 


Good to Know

All these items on PDF only

Maths Medal adds up for Marston Conder pg 4
Times Higher Education Innovation and Impact Summit pg 4
Dr Helen Murray's brain scans for Covid-19 research pg 4
Hopes for Polyfest to return to joy pg 10
Scholars honoured by Royal Society pg 10 
Q Theatre Uninvited Pg 10 
Tāmaki Herenga Waka: Stories of Auckland Pg 11
Staff make Ockham Book Awards shortlist Pg 11 auckland.ac.nz/ockham-shortlist
World Creativity and Innovation Week Pg 11 wciw.org/celebrations/new-zealand/

New books Pg 11

Global Health: Ethical Challenges (Gillian Brock)
Rising Tide (Hilary Lapsley, as Jennifer Palgrave)
Cold Wallet: Locked, Loaded, Gone
In the News (see page 2 of PDF)

Student Cui Le 
Associate Professor Craig Radford  
Professor Tim Dare
Dr Andrew Chen
Professor Robert Greenberg  


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