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17 October 2018

Distinguished Professor Marston Conder of the University of Auckland has been awarded the Jones Medal from the Royal Society Te Apārangi to recognise his lifetime achievement in in mathematics.

Arts and culture

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Business and economy

  • 16 October 2018

    A New Zealand start-up making apple, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir flour has received a $NZ1.2 million injection from the home of gastronomy, France.

  • 15 October 2018

    Hailed for going “above and beyond to help students succeed”, the Business School has been named inaugural Education Partner of the Year by MYOB.

  • 15 October 2018

    Frontline social housing worker Bernie Smith will look at how to restore secure housing for all New Zealanders in the Bruce Jesson Memorial Lecture hosted by Faculty of Arts on Tuesday 23 October 2018.

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Education and society

  • 16 October 2018

    Opinion: the validity of scientific knowledge does not depend on the political leanings of researchers, so it is a nonsense to call for a left-right spread in Universities, writes Professor Natasha Hamilton-Hart (New Zealand Asia Institute).

  • Associate Professor Carol Mutch,  Faculty of Education and Social Work.

    15 October 2018

    A new book on launching an academic career in New Zealand, by Associate Professor Carol Mutch, won best teacher resource, tertiary at the CLNZ Education Awards.

  • 2018 NEXT Woman of the Year for Education, Dr Rachel Williamson, from the Woolf Fisher Research Centre, is pictured.

    12 October 2018

    Faculty of Education and Social Work research fellow Dr Rachel Williamson was named 2018 NEXT Woman of the Year for Education in Auckland last night (Thursday).

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Environment and sustainability

  • 16 October 2018

    A New Zealand start-up making apple, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir flour has received a $NZ1.2 million injection from the home of gastronomy, France.

  • New Bill will end future oil and gas exploration around offshore Taranaki.

    16 October 2018

    Opinion: The Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill violates all guiding principles on passing legislation - and that’s a problem, writes Dr Edward Willis (Law).

  • 15 October 2018

    Frontline social housing worker Bernie Smith will look at how to restore secure housing for all New Zealanders in the Bruce Jesson Memorial Lecture hosted by Faculty of Arts on Tuesday 23 October 2018.

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Health and medicine

  • 18 October 2018

    Professor Cindy Farquhar, postgraduate professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Auckland, has won the Health Research Council’s Liley Medal for her research on fertility.

  • 17 October 2018

    For the last 15 years bioengineer Professor Leo Cheng has been studying and modelling the inner workings of our stomachs.

  • 11 October 2018

    Hormonal environments in the womb may help explain the evolutionary origins of female homosexuality and determine the spectrum of sexual orientation in women according to a review article published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.

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Politics and law

  • New Bill will end future oil and gas exploration around offshore Taranaki.

    16 October 2018

    Opinion: The Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill violates all guiding principles on passing legislation - and that’s a problem, writes Dr Edward Willis (Law).

  • Nothing left for food when families have to meet high-cost debt repayments, says Dr Claire Dale.

    15 October 2018

    Opinion: New moves against predatory loan sharks are welcome, but there is deep disappointment at the 2020 date for change, writes Dr Claire Dale (Economics).

  • 15 October 2018

    Frontline social housing worker Bernie Smith will look at how to restore secure housing for all New Zealanders in the Bruce Jesson Memorial Lecture hosted by Faculty of Arts on Tuesday 23 October 2018.

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Science and technology

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University news

  • 17 October 2018

    Distinguished Professor Marston Conder of the University of Auckland has been awarded the Jones Medal from the Royal Society Te Apārangi to recognise his lifetime achievement in in mathematics.

  • 16 October 2018

    Opinion: the validity of scientific knowledge does not depend on the political leanings of researchers, so it is a nonsense to call for a left-right spread in Universities, writes Professor Natasha Hamilton-Hart (New Zealand Asia Institute).

  • 11 October 2018

    Three University of Auckland students have had their advice for the New Zealand Government on artificial intelligence (AI) published in The New York Times international edition.

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