October 2023

Inside this issue of UniNews: Professor Merryn Tawhai; B201 opened; great graduation stories; student engineers fly high; Diane Brand on the Chip Packet Project and more.

October 2023 UniNews cover showing Professor Merryn Tawhai plus a compilation of past covers

Cover story

Professor Merryn Tawhai: leading the ABI

Professor Merryn Tawhai’s path to promotion started when she became a research fellow at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in 2002. Now she leads the team.

Other stories

The reimagining of B201, old Social Sciences building

he University of Auckland has transformed the learning environment for the faculties of Education and Social Work (EDSW), Arts, and Creative Arts and Industries (CAI).

Student engineers blow kite judges away

Flying kites is usually a relaxing pastime. But when you have to build one out of limited materials and get it to fly in a wind tunnel, things get tricky.

Salome Tanuvasa artwork: how she works

The University has around 1,700 works in its collection. Art Collection adviser Madeleine Gifford talks about one artist who caught her eye. 

Māramatanga: chipping in to help the needy

The need for shelter, warmth and care for the homeless is acute. Professor Diane Brand is chipping in to help a charity with a difference. 

All these items on interactive PDF 

In the News (pg 2 of PDF)

Dr Anneka Anderson
Professor Andrew Shelling
Professor Francis Collins
Professor Jason Ingham
Associate Professor Jennifer Lees-Marshment
Simon Schofield

'Good to Know' stories

Politicians on campus talking about research pg 4 
Library calls for election paraphernalia pg 4
Inaugural Pūtaiao symposium pg 5
Kite bulding contest in Engineering pg 5
New pou He Taumata Rau pg 5 

Rachel Cara Pg 6
Dr Viloshini Baskaran Pg 6
Paraone Luiten-Apirana pg 7
Tayla Alexander Pg 7

Arts and Culture

Salome Tanuavas, pg 10, link above
Annie Goldson Arts Laureate, pg 11
Centre for Arts and Social Transformation boost, pg 11
PANZ Design Book Award for A Fire in the Belly of Hineāmaru: A Collection of Narratives about Te Tai Tokerau Tūpuna (AUP), pg 11


Remember Me: Poems to Learn by Heart from Aotearoa New Zealand 
Edited by Anne Kennedy, Auckland University Press, $45, released on 19 October

Don Binney: Flight Path
Gregory O'Brien, Auckland University Press, $90, released on 19 October

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