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Government called on to define law on embryo research

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Government called on to define law on embryo research

Source: University Of Auckland University of Auckland academics are calling on the Government to investigate the lack of guidelines around the use of embryos in research which they say is restricting progress in fertility research. They have conducted a qualitative survey of New Zealand researchers from 20 major academic, clinical, and governmental institutes, to qualify […]

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University announces library consolidation

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on University announces library consolidation

Source: University Of Auckland Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon today announced the outcome of the recent Review of Libraries and Learning Services at the University of Auckland. Among other decisions, the consolidation of the three Creative Arts and Industry (CAI) libraries (Elam Fine Arts, Music and Dance, and Architecture and Planning) into the General Library, was […]

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Student beats millions of gamers to make eSports World Cup final

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Student beats millions of gamers to make eSports World Cup final

Source: University Of Auckland While the FIFA World Cup gets underway in Russia, a University of Auckland student is preparing to represent Oceania at the official virtual final of the beautiful game. Harry Blackmore, an Arts and Commerce student, will travel to London in August to compete at the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final 2018, […]

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Brain scans of preterm babies could reveal best feeding for brain development – NZ study

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Brain scans of preterm babies could reveal best feeding for brain development – NZ study

Source: University Of Auckland Brain scans of days-old premature babies could help researchers determine the best feeding style for brain development, lowering the babies’ risk of learning difficulties. The world-first study will be led by Distinguished Professor Jane Harding at the University of Auckland-based Liggins Institute in collaboration with Professor Steve Miller from the renowned […]

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Top award for artificial intelligence work

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Top award for artificial intelligence work

Source: University of Auckland (2) Artificial intelligence trailblazer Associate Professor Mark Sagar is among six New Zealanders who will receive 2018 Kea World Class New Zealand (WCNZ) Awards at a Gala Dinner in Auckland on 21st June. Dr Sagar is the CEO and co-founder of Soul Machines, and director of the Laboratory for Animate Technologies […]

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Top award for Artificial Intelligence Award

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Top award for Artificial Intelligence Award

Source: University Of Auckland Artificial intelligence trailblazer Associate Professor Mark Sagar is among six New Zealanders who will receive 2018 Kea World Class New Zealand (WCNZ) Awards at a Gala Dinner in Auckland on 21st June. Dr Sagar is the CEO and co-founder of Soul Machines, and director of the Laboratory for Animate Technologies at […]

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Art History alumna wins Kea award and visits campus

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Art History alumna wins Kea award and visits campus

Source: University Of Auckland Art-world powerhouse alumna Jennifer Flay, who is the recipient of a 2018 Kea World Class New Zealand (WCNZ) Award, will be on campus this week to talk to Art History students.   Jennifer, described as “a fierce intellectual with periwinkle eyes” by Parisian newspaper Le Figaro, is the General Director of Paris’ Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC), or International Contemporary Art Fair. She is one of […]

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Kazakhstan beckons for rising Fustal stars

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Kazakhstan beckons for rising Fustal stars

Source: University Of Auckland Nine University of Auckland students are preparing to represent New Zealand in the fastest growing sport in New Zealand – Futsal. The majority of players heading to the World University Futsal Championship in Kazakhstan are from the University of Auckland – no surprise given the popularity of the sport within the […]

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Jury’s out on whether sildenafil (Viagra) helps growth-restricted babies

By   /  March 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Jury’s out on whether sildenafil (Viagra) helps growth-restricted babies

Source: University Of Auckland – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Jury’s out on whether sildenafil (Viagra) helps growth-restricted babies As results from a major New Zealand-Australian clinical trial are revealed, the jury’s out on whether sildenafil – also known as Viagra – taken by mothers during pregnancy could help babies suffering from stunted growth in the womb […]

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How committed are food companies to health?

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on How committed are food companies to health?

Source: University Of Auckland – Press Release/Statement: Headline: How committed are food companies to health? A new study ranking the nutrition commitments of 25 of New Zealand’s largest food companies has found large variations with some companies leading the way, but many are not doing nearly enough to reduce the biggest cause of ill health […]

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Experts address urban challenges

By   /  March 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Experts address urban challenges

Source: University Of Auckland – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Experts address urban challenges As Auckland’s population continues to grow and the city intensifies, a key challenge is how to create high-quality urban spaces, accessible to all. Experts will address these issues at the School of Architecture and Planning’s annual lecture series Fast Forward. — MIL OSI

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University of Auckland opens new innovation and entrepreneurship hub to foster new ventures

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on University of Auckland opens new innovation and entrepreneurship hub to foster new ventures

Source: University Of Auckland – Press Release/Statement: Headline: University of Auckland opens new innovation and entrepreneurship hub to foster new ventures The University of Auckland today launches the Unleash Space, a new innovation and entrepreneurship hub to grow ideas into ventures. The student-led hub is managed by the University’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, based […]

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World leader in Augmented Reality joins University

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on World leader in Augmented Reality joins University

Source: University Of Auckland – Press Release/Statement: Headline: World leader in Augmented Reality joins University One of the world’s pioneers in researching and commercialising Augmented Reality (AR) will join the University of Auckland under the Entrepreneurial Universities programme established by the previous government. Professor Mark Billinghurst, who co-founded ARToolWorks – one of the first AR […]

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Seen a sick starfish lately? Scientists would like to know

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Seen a sick starfish lately? Scientists would like to know

Source: University Of Auckland – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Seen a sick starfish lately? Scientists would like to know A wasting disease is killing starfish around the world and now scientists are concerned that a change in sea temperatures might mean the disease could start to have an effect on New Zealand starfish species. Professor Mary […]

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Tackling fake news, soft news and sound bite journalism

By   /  February 7, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Tackling fake news, soft news and sound bite journalism

Source: University Of Auckland – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Tackling fake news, soft news and sound bite journalism “We are trying to ask the big questions behind the news,” says Dr Maria Armoudian, the founding director of the Faculty of Arts-based Project for Public Interest Media (PPIM). “We want to elevate critical thinking, raise the level […]

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Pacific Law, Custom and Constitutionalism Conference

By   /  February 5, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Pacific Law, Custom and Constitutionalism Conference

Source: University Of Auckland – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Pacific Law, Custom and Constitutionalism Conference An innovative and exciting conference series is due to begin on the 13th and 14th February 2018 at the University of Auckland, at its Fale Pasifika complex. The conference is hosted by the University of Auckland and AUT, with the support […]

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New head of Psychology appointed at University of Auckland

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Education, Public Sector, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on New head of Psychology appointed at University of Auckland

MIL OSI – Source: University Of Auckland – Release/Statement Headline: New head of Psychology appointed at University of Auckland A pioneering speech communication researcher has been appointed to lead the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland. Professor Suzanne Purdy has been a leading researcher in communication disorders for more than 20 years and […]

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New degree goes global

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on New degree goes global

Source: University Of Auckland – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New degree goes global The University of Auckland is launching a new degree aimed at exploring and tackling the big issues in an increasingly globalised world. The Bachelor of Global Studies, offered for the first time in New Zealand, is a brand new interdisciplinary programme with four […]

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First global invasive species list compiled at University of Auckland

By   /  January 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Education, Public Sector, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on First global invasive species list compiled at University of Auckland

MIL OSI – Source: University Of Auckland – Release/Statement Headline: First global invasive species list compiled at University of Auckland The Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species (GRIIS) is the first open-access, evidence-based information platform for invasive species which threaten the survival of mammals, birds and plants across the globe. The idea for the […]

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‘Great opportunity’ for supermarkets to encourage healthy food choices

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Education, Public Sector, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on ‘Great opportunity’ for supermarkets to encourage healthy food choices

MIL OSI – Source: University Of Auckland – Release/Statement Headline: ‘Great opportunity’ for supermarkets to encourage healthy food choices New Zealand supermarkets vary greatly in the healthiness of their food environments and have a great opportunity to create food environments to promote healthier choices, according to new research. On average, two-thirds of supermarket food promotions […]

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