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Opinion: Protecting religious diversity in NZ after Christchurch

By   /  March 16, 2019  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - Defence and Security, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Politics and society, feature, FifthEstate1, International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, School of Humanities, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Protecting religious diversity in NZ after Christchurch

Source: Massey University On Friday night, the Prime Minister Jacinda Arden argued that the very reason that our nation was targeted by a terrorist event was because of its diversity. She noted that New Zealand has “200 ethnicities, 160 languages, and amongst that diversity we share common values.”  The language focused solely on ethnic diversity […]

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Opinion: Mosque shootings – politics of hate ends our innocence

By   /  March 16, 2019  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Politics and society, FifthEstate1, International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Mosque shootings – politics of hate ends our innocence

Source: Massey University The mosque shootings in Christchurch marked Friday, March 15 as one of New Zealand’s darkest days, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. As New Zealand police continue to respond to events following shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch, the national security threat level has been lifted to high. Mosques across New Zealand […]

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Opinion: Why I support the school strike for climate

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - English and theatre, Explore - Environmental-occupational-health, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Natural-environment, Explore - Politics and society, feature, FifthEstate1, Joint Centre for Disaster Research, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, national, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Why I support the school strike for climate

Source: Massey University Creative activism expert Associate Professor Elspeth Tilley says school students are engaging in citizenship by marching for action on climate change. There are amazing teachers working within our schooling system to promote critical and creative learning – but in the main, our secondary schooling system is still oriented to what is known […]

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Making sense of an uncertain world: lecture series

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Conference/Seminar, Education, Explore - English and theatre, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Languages and linguistics, Explore - Natural-environment, Explore - Politics and society, Explore - Psychology, FifthEstate1, Joint Centre for Disaster Research, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, School of Humanities, School of Psychology, Tertiary Education, Uni News  /  Comments Off on Making sense of an uncertain world: lecture series

Source: Massey University Humanities and social sciences scholars share their expertise and insights on a diverse local and global topics in the Our Changing World lecture series. China’s influence, Auckland’s superdiversity, philosophical issues in health and science research, the transformative power of theatre, music, literature – just a few of the sizzling topics in this […]

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Multi-choice in data gathering needed for multiple ethnicity

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland, College of Education, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Politics and society, Explore-Maori-humanities, Graduation, Graduation (Palmerston North), KB, Maori, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, pasifika, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Multi-choice in data gathering needed for multiple ethnicity

Source: Massey University A quarter of young New Zealanders identify with multiple ethnic identities including Māori and Pasifika, but this is not captured in data collection, according to new research (image-Auckland Pasifika Festival/Wikimedia Commons). A quarter of young New Zealanders identify with more than one ethnic group, mostly as a mix of Pākehā, Māori and […]

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Tourism insider to development studies scholar

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Politics and society, Graduation (Palmerston North), International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Tourism insider to development studies scholar

Source: Massey University Master of International Development graduate Loren Rutherford investigated public-private partnerships in the Pacific cruise ship sector. Master of International Development graduate Loren Rutherford went from working as a tourism industry insider to pursuing academic research critiquing tourism’s impact on local communities it relies on. She spent 15 years in the marketing and […]

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BA students behind plastic-free Opunake

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, DJF, Education, Enviromental issues, Explore - Natural-environment, Explore - Politics and society, Extramural, feature, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on BA students behind plastic-free Opunake

Source: Massey University Bachelor of Arts Tu Tira Mai student Kelly Langton (standing) with members of the Opunake Business Association. It’s almost the last straw for Opunake where residents will soon say good riddance to single-use plastics. The Taranaki coastal settlement could soon become New Zealand’s first town free of single-use plastics thanks to a […]

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Opinion: Trump’s strategy of distract and deluge

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Business, DJF, Education, Explore - BUSINESS, Explore - Media-communication-journalism, Explore - Politics and society, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Trump’s strategy of distract and deluge

Source: Massey University It’s hard to tell if President Donald Trump is erratic or manipulating the news cycle, Professor Ted Zorn says. By Professor Ted Zorn Last week I was asked to comment on who had won the US mid-term elections but once the interview started, there were no questions about the election results. That’s […]

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‘Feral’ conference explores how humans frame nature

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Conference/Seminar, DJF, Education, Enviromental issues, Explore - Natural-environment, Explore - Politics and society, International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, Uni News  /  Comments Off on ‘Feral’ conference explores how humans frame nature

Source: Massey University Feral cats are among topics in an online conference about human responses to nature, wilderness and the meaning of ‘feral’ (image/Wikimedia Commons) Science has names, categories, definitions and systems to understand the natural world – but labelling something a ‘pest’ or a ‘weed’ is cultural, not scientific, says Dr Nicholas Holm, co-convener […]

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Opinion: A mid-term election for the ages

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Politics and society, feature, International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: A mid-term election for the ages

Source: Massey University The power balance in US politics could shift as a result of the mid-term elections, held every six years (photo/Wikimedia Commons) In case you haven’t heard, on Wednesday (NZ time) some elections are taking place in the USA.  All 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for grabs, as are […]

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Opinion: A caravan of desperation and hope

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Politics and society, Explore - population-health-policy, feature, International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: A caravan of desperation and hope

Source: Massey University Life in Honduras is difficult and dangerous for most Hondurans who are under threat from gangs, drug cartels, political corruption and more. (photo/Sharon McLennan) by Dr Sharon McLennan Honduras is a wonderful place for a short visit, despite its reputation as a one of the most dangerous places on the planet. Like […]

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Sociologist awarded for support to Chinese migrants

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland, Awards and appointments, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Politics and society, Explore - population-health-policy, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Sociologist awarded for support to Chinese migrants

Source: Massey University Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley giving his acceptance speech at the awards, pictured with Jenny Wang, executive director of CNSST – an organisation supporting new Chinese migrants. Sociologist Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley has been given a special award by the Chinese community in recognition of his cultural and educational support. Professor Spoonley, a […]

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Award for Massey book of belonging

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Awards and appointments, Book, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Politics and society, Explore-Maori-humanities, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, teaching, Tertiary Education, Uni News  /  Comments Off on Award for Massey book of belonging

Source: Massey University Editors and contributors (from left) Dr Ella Kahu, Dr Trudie Cain and Professor Richard Shaw at the launch of Tūrangawaewae last year. Turangawaewae: Identity & Belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand, published by Massey University Press last year, is the key text for a new level one core paper in Massey’s refreshed Bachelor […]

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Opinion: Cameroon election – voting amid risk of civil war

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - Defence and Security, Explore - Politics and society, feature, International, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, Tertiary Education, test-kb  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Cameroon election – voting amid risk of civil war

Source: Massey University Tensions are growing as the outcome of Cameroon’s recent presidential elections are being decided Recent presidential elections in Cameroon took place in the shadow of numerous security crises, of extremism and terrorism, a growing separatist movement, a stressed economy and rising frustration with an octogenarian leader seeking a seventh term in office.  […]

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Community partners not ‘degree factories’

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Awards and appointments, College of Education, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Management-leadership, Explore - Politics and society, Explore-Maori-humanities, International, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, School of Humanities, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Community partners not ‘degree factories’

Source: Massey University Professor Chris Gallavin (centre) with Robert Gates (US Secretary for Defence 2006-2011) and George de Lama (President of Eisenhower Fellowships). Professor Gallavin, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, was the first New Zealander since 2015 to be a Global Fellow with the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowships. His Eisenhower journey started […]

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Opinion: Free speech or ‘no platform’? – a classicist’s plea

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Politics and society, feature, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, School of Humanities, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Free speech or ‘no platform’? – a classicist’s plea

Source: Massey University Nero, a Roman emporer and tyrant who silenced dissidents (image/Wikimedia Commons) This illiberal trend is a betrayal of the heritage of free thought, inquiry, speech, and debate bequeathed to us from the ancient world. According to the Roman historian Tacitus, the key distinguishing feature of life under good emperors – as opposed […]

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Taranaki youth tackle technology’s brave new world

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Education, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - Environmental-occupational-health, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Media-communication-journalism, Explore - Politics and society, feature, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, teaching, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Taranaki youth tackle technology’s brave new world

Source: Massey University Taranaki secondary school students share their views on how technology will affect the future The impact of rapid technological change on everything from the environment to mental health, jobs and online privacy was the hot topic at a symposium for Taranaki teenagers hosted by Massey University in New Plymouth last week. About […]

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Opinion: Zimbabwe’s election and an uncertain future

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - Defence and Security, Explore - Politics and society, feature, International, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Zimbabwe’s election and an uncertain future

Source: Massey University International security expert Dr Marc Lanteigne says hopes remain for a better future in Zimbabwe, despite turmoil following recent elections. Last week Zimbabwe held its first presidential election in nearly thirty years that did not include the country’s founding leader, Robert Mugabe, amid regional and global hopes that the southern African state […]

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