Best thesis places children as participants in their own health
12 April 2019
Dr Julie Spray spent a year back at primary school for her PhD in Anthropology, which has been awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis.
We need to re-think our volcanic hazard maps – new study
11 April 2019
The deadly cloud of gases, ash and rock particles emitted by an erupting volcano could spread much further than previously thought.
PhD student attends global education conference
2 April 2019
School of Curriculum and Pedagogy doctoral candidate Ruijie (Ray) Xu is visiting Canada this month as a recipient of the 2019 U21 FINE award.
Hello darkness my old friend
11 March 2019
Opinion: Light outshines darkness in the PR department, we feel safe and our day is long. But night time and darkness are key to good health, Ellery McNaughton explains.
Nike, Stanford and Sinead from New Zealand
6 March 2019
Sinead Brennan-McMahon from the University of Auckland is one of 69 students worldwide to receive a Knight-Hennessy Scholarship to Stanford University, and the only one from New Zealand.
3D gene insights into diabetes, overlapping diseases
18 February 2019
Ground-breaking findings by Liggins Institute researchers based on mapping DNA in three dimensions have shed fresh light on the genetic drivers for type 1 diabetes, and on why seemingly unrelated diseases so often go together.
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.
Do crows plan ahead just like humans playing chess?
8 February 2019
A new study shows crows have the ability to plan three behaviours ahead towards achieving a goal in a way that may be similar to the way humans plan future moves in chess.
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.
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.
Men with hostile sexist beliefs feel less powerful in relationships
4 December 2018
Heterosexual men with hostile sexist attitudes are more likely to think they lack power in a relationship rather than seeing themselves as powerful.
Navigating Chinese students’ culture shock
28 November 2018
Culture shock is a real risk for anyone travelling to a foreign place, but there is also a kind of academic culture shock that can affect students who aren’t used to what’s expected of students in western countries, according to research by doctoral candidate Linda Yu.