Arts and culture
Reflections on what’s so great about Doris Day
20 February 2020
Doris Day is one of several mid-20th century Hollywood singers and actors to attract the research attentions of Dr Gregory Camp, musicologist at the School of Music.
RNZ Concert more than ratings and revenue
10 February 2020
Opinion: The proposed demise of RNZ Concert as we know it is a disaster for the arts in New Zealand, writes James Tibbles, Head of the Music School.
The light installation that lets you play a part
4 February 2020
A team from the Augmented Human Lab at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute and the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries have created an interactive large-scale light installation lighting up the Melville Centre in Freyberg Place for the month of February.
Finding a new place to stand together
28 January 2020
Mātauranga Māori and Pacific knowledge is being incorporated into both course content and the class environment in the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Arts.
Baubles, bangles and beads: our fascination with adornment
14 January 2020
From feathers and flowers to powder and paint, people from all time periods, societies and civilisations have decorated themselves. But what do these adornments tell us about being human?
Open your eyes to the future of Māori architecture
3 January 2020
Opinion: Māori construction is everywhere, all we need to do is open our eyes and our minds to include it in our city’s ever-evolving story, writes Deidre Brown.
Christmas in Japan comes early for postgraduate architecture student
17 December 2019
Master of Architecture (Professional) student travels to Japan to research her academic lineage and the challenges and opportunities of people living in today's Japanese cities.
Māori TV changes migrants’ views on Māori
16 December 2019
Opinion: Public broadcasters such as Māori TV have an important role in changing negative ideas held by some new migrants about Māori, writes Susan Nemec.
Too good to split up: students share top architecture award
11 December 2019
For the first time, the New Zealand Institute of Architecture Student Design Award has gone to two students, both of the University of Auckland.
Seven new Royal Society Fellows from University of Auckland
22 November 2019
Five University academics have been elected as Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi Fellows for their distinction in research and advancement of science, technology or the humanities.
Harnessing the sun and making rainbows
18 November 2019
A team made up of staff and alumni from the University of Auckland has recently been awarded a major design award for an interactive art installation that makes rainbows.
Humboldt lecture daunting honour for Dame Anne
15 November 2019
“A marvellous, but daunting honour,” is how Distinguished Professor Dame Anne Salmond describes being invited to give the final Kosmos lecture at Humboldt University in Berlin on 28 November.