Arts and culture
Who really won the US-Soviet space race?
19 July 2019
Opinion: Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon, but if we define ‘space race’ by spaceflight capability, the Soviets won hands down, writes Jennifer Frost.
Diary of a summer scholar: Amber Rhodes
18 July 2019
Last summer Amber worked with Dr Ngarino Ellis to find and record items of Māori body adornment that are held in museum collections or have come up for auction.
We need to talk about America
12 July 2019
America is constantly “fantasised, sensationalised, and caricatured,” says Brendon O’Connor, an expert in American politics at the University of Sydney.
Research on Egyptian coffins earns scholarship to Atlanta
11 July 2019
Arts graduate Emily Whitehead is heading off to Atlanta to do her PhD at Emory University on a full scholarship.
Curating change with a Kupe Leadership Scholarship
8 July 2019
Ane Tonga has returned to University to undertake a Master of Arts majoring in Art History. Her thesis will examine Pacific curatorial practice in New Zealand between 1989 and 2019, a research area that has received very little critical attention.
Rediscovered images of Māori life are precious taonga
2 July 2019
Recently retrieved documentary footage, images and documents of Māori life in the early 20th century are a treasure trove for future generations.
The place that doesn't want your soul or wallet
27 June 2019
“Sixteen speculations on the possibilities for a new central library for Auckland” designed by architecture students draw attention to the expanding role of the modern library.
Reframing the view
25 June 2019
From early representations in European art to Disney's Moana, Indigenous peoples of the Pacific and beyond have been framed and explained by an outsiders' gaze.
Vinyl, virtual lungs and 3D printing feature in Winter Week public lectures
24 June 2019
From virtual lungs to a surge in the popularity of vinyl, Winter Week on Campus once again opens a fascinating window into the world-class research taking place at the University of Auckland.
Why not resource all teachers to be creatives?
20 June 2019
Opinion: Peter O'Connor questions the recently announced Creatives in Schools initiative.
The Thing wins a Tui
13 June 2019
GRG67, a jazz ensemble that emerged out of the School of Music, has been awarded best jazz album of the year at the Vodaphone Tui Awards, with their album, The Thing.
Home is more than where the house is
9 June 2019
Angela Yuyi Hu, a third year Bachelor of Fine Arts student at the University of Auckland, was awarded the 2019 Simon Devitt Prize for Photography last night.