Arts and culture
Korean students connect for their community
2 August 2021
Thomas Oh and a group of Korean students at the University of Auckland are grateful to 2020's lockdowns for something – strengthening their community connections.
Why musicals can be tricky to get right on film
21 July 2021
Opinion: Musicals as movies are back with a bang. Gregory Camp wonders if the Marvel fantasies have helped make the unreality of walking and singing less hard to take.
Helping children make sense of disaster
8 July 2021
In response to Covid-19 and other disasters, schools have an important role in helping children make sense of a changed world and they need resources to support them.
Literary inspiration just what the doctor ordered
8 July 2021
Reflection, connection and a creative response to what it’s like to be a human in a hospital is the idea behind an innovative collaboration between the University of Auckland and the Auckland District Health Board (ADHB).
Jazz teacher gathers ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ band
30 June 2021
Dr Olivier Holland of the jazz department at the School of Music, gathered what he describes as “a once-in-a-lifetime-band” of some of the best musicians that currently walk this planet for his just-released double album Gjazz5.
Auckland anthropologist to lead top international journal
21 June 2021
A University of Auckland anthropologist will be the next editor-in-chief of world-renowned journal American Ethnologist.
Language use across centuries reveals sexual orientation
15 June 2021
A new computational study on 694 classic and contemporary novels suggests that how language is used reflects known psychological differences between men and women.
A tale of two wharenui, transforming our approach to heritage
10 June 2021
The story of Hinemihi is a tale of volcanoes, fire and intrigue, one that spans many years of complex heritage negotiations, in which Professor Anthony Hoete played a key role, which he'll be talking about at ObjectSpace on 15 June.
Polynesian migration theories challenged by new research
3 June 2021
Early Polynesians are likely to have arrived in the southern Pacific from a range of routes through Island Southeast Asia, mixing and mingling along the way, according to ground-breaking new research.
NFTs: At last, a technology that can turn struggling artists into multi-millionaires…
3 June 2021
NFTs have exploded in the last few months into popular media, as well as creative production and consumption, but their use and abuse raise many questions.
What an arts practice has to do with policy analysis
2 June 2021
Ashleigh Tupaki has graduated with her Masters in Fine Arts which is proving a natural and creative fit with her role as policy analyst at the Ministry of Environment.
University team weaves with wood in the Biennale Architettura in Venice
27 May 2021
The 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the La Biennale di Venezia in 2021 has opened, and features the installation Learning from Trees: transforming timber culture in Aotearoa from the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland.