Arts and culture
First Sāmoan woman in the world to receive a PhD in Architecture
12 February 2019
In January, Karamia Muller became the first Sāmoan woman in the world to receive a PhD in Architecture. We talk to her about architecture from an Oceanic perspective.
Jazz, Cloud Theory, and a medieval twist
1 February 2019
A husband and wife team from the School of Music at the University of Auckland, Roger and Caro Manins, will both be performing their Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) recitals next week.
Babysitting a factor in survival of religion?
24 January 2019
Why isn't religion declining as rapidly in New Zealand as a decades-long trend would suggest?
A historical lens on Trump’s wall
23 January 2019
Opinion: Trump fights for his wall, the US budget impasse drags on: Dr Stephen Hoadley looks at the history and effect of walls on borders around the world.
Must heritage be handsome?
14 January 2019
Opinion: Heritage isn’t a beauty contest, Bill McKay argues. Recent buildings can be historic or of such merit they deserve to be kept.
Paula Morris new Katherine Mansfield Fellow
12 December 2018
University of Auckland novelist, essayist and academic Paula Morris (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Whātua) is the 2018 Katherine Mansfield Fellow.
Arts student won't let disability hold her back
5 December 2018
Criminology and Māori Studies student Alicia Kapa has been celebrated for inspiring others with disabilities.
Top composer named best classical artist
30 November 2018
Embarking on a project involving a collaborative method of working has proved successful for renowned composer Associate Professor Eve de Castro-Robinson, who has been named Best Classical Artist/ Te Kaipuoro Inamata Toa at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.
Professor wins top architecture award
26 November 2018
An innovative wooden school designed by Professor Andrew Barrie’s firm Andrew Barrie Lab, working in collaboration with Tokyo-based Tezuka Architects, has won the Ted McCoy Award for Educational Architecture.
Story set in Nazi-controlled Saarland wins creative writing prize
26 November 2018
Former New Zealand Herald journalist Karen Holdom is this year's winner of the University of Auckland's Sir James Wallace Prize in Creative Writing.
Iain Bell Buchanan, 29 August 1948 – 14 November 2018
16 November 2018
The University mourns the loss of Associate Professor Iain Buchanan who died recently.
The evolutionary miracle of language
14 November 2018
Opinion: From gestures, to pantomime, to modern speech: what makes human language so unique? Emeritus Professor Michael C. Corballis takes a close look.