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Call for panellist nominations for the PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Commission  /  Comments Off on Call for panellist nominations for the PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation

Source: Tertiary Education Commission Headline: Call for panellist nominations for the PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation Professor Paula Jameson, Principal Moderator for the PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation, says that panel members play an essential role within the Quality Evaluation.“Panel members assess the Evidence Portfolios of researchers.  Individuals are appointed as peer review panellists in their own […]

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The price of sugar

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Education, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on The price of sugar

MIL OSI – Source: University of Waikato – Release/Statement Headline: The price of sugar Sugar has had a lot of bad press over the last few years, and justifiably so: excessive sugar consumption has been linked with increased risk of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and dementia. A recent Global Burden of Disease modelling study suggests […]

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The Game Changers

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Education, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on The Game Changers

MIL OSI – Source: University of Waikato – Release/Statement Headline: The Game Changers The digital lives of Muslim sportswomen. Muslim women are increasingly pushing the boundaries of sporting achievement, and using social media to tear down stereotypes as they do it. One University of Waikato researcher is looking at the movement and how Muslim sportswomen […]

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Lawns – site of backyard environmental salvation?

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Lawns – site of backyard environmental salvation?

Source: Massey University – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Lawns – site of backyard environmental salvation? How does a love of lawns and mowing reflect our broader relationship with nature, asks Dr Nick Holm (photo/Wikimedia) Massey University cultural studies expert Dr Nick Holm explores the meanings and implications behind the weekend roar of a thousand, fossil fuel-guzzling […]

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Campaign to focus on Fees Free

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Commission  /  Comments Off on Campaign to focus on Fees Free

Source: Tertiary Education Commission Headline: Campaign to focus on Fees Free TEC’s Chief Executive, Tim Fowler, says it’s not too late for people to take up the opportunity of fees-free study in 2018, but those who are thinking about it need to act soon.“The TEC is running a short information campaign about fees-free education starting […]

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24 hours of family drama

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on 24 hours of family drama

Source: Massey University – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 24 hours of family drama © 2008 Still Walking Production Committee. The Yokoyama family come together each year to commemorate the death of their eldest son Junpei, who drowned15 years earlier while saving the life of a young boy. His father Kyohei, a retired doctor, and mother Toshiko […]

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Top writer joins Waikato

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, Education, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Top writer joins Waikato

MIL OSI – Source: University of Waikato – Release/Statement Headline: Top writer joins Waikato Award-winning novelist Catherine Chidgey will be joining the English Programme at the University of Waikato in a full-time academic position in creative writing from February this year. Catherine’s first novel, In a Fishbone Church, was published in 1998 and won a […]

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The science of saving our honey bees

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on The science of saving our honey bees

Source: Massey University – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The science of saving our honey bees Honey bee health is at the heart of this innovative project. Everything from kiwifruit orchards to vineyards relies on pollination by domesticated honey bees, but as their numbers plummet from a destructive pathogen, scientists from Massey University are working on deploying […]

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Predator Free 2050 has major benefits for human health

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Predator Free 2050 has major benefits for human health

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Predator Free 2050 has major benefits for human health Monday, 15 January 2018 11:56am A native NZ bush rat. University of Otago, Wellington researchers say ridding NZ of pests like these have benefits for human health as well as for the environment. The Predator Free […]

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Opinion: Data deluge needs human analytical filter

By   /  January 12, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Data deluge needs human analytical filter

Source: Massey University – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Opinion: Data deluge needs human analytical filter “We continue to amass data at an increasing rate, but we are not turning this into intelligence,” Professor Borman says. New Zealand faces a critical shortage of skilled practitioners able to analyse, interpret and disseminate the wealth of data needed to […]

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Waikato Emeritus Professor recognised in 2018 Honours list

By   /  January 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Education, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Waikato Emeritus Professor recognised in 2018 Honours list

MIL OSI – Source: University of Waikato – Release/Statement Headline: Waikato Emeritus Professor recognised in 2018 Honours list Emeritus Professor Roger Moltzen has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to education. Emeritus Professor Moltzen took up a position at the University of Waikato Faculty of Education after […]

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Saving birds through their own song

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Saving birds through their own song

Source: Massey University – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Saving birds through their own song Professor Stephen Marsland and Associate Professor Isabel Castro. Conservationists have struggled for years to create software capable of identifying bird species through their song alone – new funding is giving Massey scientists the ability to succeed where others have failed. The project, AviaNZ: […]

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Living the talk

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Education, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Living the talk

MIL OSI – Source: University of Waikato – Release/Statement Headline: Living the talk Forget about ‘walking the talk’, University of Waikato Faculty of Education lecturer Chris Brough believes in ‘living the talk’. Education is her life, teaching her passion, and children her motivation. It was with a heavy heart, therefore, that Chris recently resigned from […]

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Studying deep ocean volcanic eruption throws up more questions for Otago researcher

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Studying deep ocean volcanic eruption throws up more questions for Otago researcher

Source: University of Otago Headline: Studying deep ocean volcanic eruption throws up more questions for Otago researcher Thursday, 11 January 2018 11:36amOblique image of the Havre submarine volcano. The top of the volcano is at 650 meters below sea level. Photo: supplied. A study of the largest deep-ocean eruption of the past century has changed […]

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Ancient DNA provides evidence of integration and mobility in Phoenician societies

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Ancient DNA provides evidence of integration and mobility in Phoenician societies

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Ancient DNA provides evidence of integration and mobility in Phoenician societies Thursday, 11 January 2018 10:52am An international team of researchers have uncovered new findings about Mediterranean populations in the 3rd and 5th centuries. Photo: supplied. Important new clues about population mobility in the Mediterranean […]

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Opinion: Reflections from a palace in Salzburg

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Reflections from a palace in Salzburg

Source: Massey University – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Opinion: Reflections from a palace in Salzburg Participants of the Salzburg Global Seminar in the Grand Hall of the Schloss Leopoldkron, including Dr Anna Matheson from the School of Health Sciences. By Dr Anna Matheson Who would have thought there is an organisation whose main activity is facilitating […]

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New Years Honours for Otago staff and alumni

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New Years Honours for Otago staff and alumni

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: New Years Honours for Otago staff and alumni Wednesday, 10 January 2018 11:06am University of Otago staff and alumni were included in the New Years Honours list for 2018. Three University of Otago academics and one current University of Otago Council member have been recognised […]

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Hokianga stories inspired by people and landscape

By   /  January 9, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NorthTec, Press Release, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Hokianga stories inspired by people and landscape

Source: NorthTec – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Hokianga stories inspired by people and landscape Living in the Hokianga has been an inspiration to a NorthTec applied writing tutor and experienced author of short stories. Susy Pointon will soon have a second book of short stories published, which are all based around the people, land, harbour and […]

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Shade shortage in Wellington playgrounds: Otago research highlights the need to ‘slip, slop, slap and wrap’ this summer

By   /  January 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Shade shortage in Wellington playgrounds: Otago research highlights the need to ‘slip, slop, slap and wrap’ this summer

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Shade shortage in Wellington playgrounds: Otago research highlights the need to ‘slip, slop, slap and wrap’ this summer Tuesday, 9 January 2018 3:04pm New research from University of Otago Wellington has found that many of the region’s playgrounds lack sufficient shade from the sun. Children […]

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Sir Edumund Hillary Medal awardees announced

By   /  January 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Education, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Sir Edumund Hillary Medal awardees announced

MIL OSI – Source: University of Waikato – Release/Statement Headline: Sir Edumund Hillary Medal awardees announced Top cellist Matthias Balzat and sporting all-rounder Stacey Waaka have each been given one of Waikato University’s most prestigious awards – the Sir Edmund Hillary Medal. The award is bestowed every year to two top graduating students on the […]

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