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Trigger Warnings Do Little to Reduce People’s Distress

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Trigger Warnings Do Little to Reduce People’s Distress

Source: University of Waikato Trigger warnings that alert people to potentially sensitive content are increasingly popular, especially on university campuses, but research suggests that they have minimal impact on how people actually respond to content. The findings are published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “We, like many others, […]

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The meaning of Haka for Christchurch

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on The meaning of Haka for Christchurch

Source: University of Waikato Internationally, Haka is most frequently seen when the All Blacks take to the rugby field, and it is sometimes perceived only as a ‘war dance’. But the Christchurch terrorist attack has shown the world the haka performed in a different way: to grieve, to show love and support, to show resilience. […]

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Young female athletes: the Pill is not the answer

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Young female athletes: the Pill is not the answer

Source: University of Waikato Dr Stacy Sims and colleagues are set to bust some of the myths about young women and sports. She is involved in the third Female Athlete Health Symposium – HPSNZ being organized by the University of Waikato in collaboration with High Performance Sport NZ, happening in Auckland in April. The focus […]

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Four lessons we must take away from the Christchurch terror attack

By   /  March 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Four lessons we must take away from the Christchurch terror attack

Source: University of Waikato In the aftermath of the tragic loss of life in Christchurch on Friday, the focus needs to be on supporting those who have lost their loved ones and on fostering a sense of national unity in the face of an heinous act of terrorism. At this early stage we know the […]

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Support for those affected by the Christchurch tragedy

By   /  March 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Support for those affected by the Christchurch tragedy

Source: University of Waikato All members of the University community are shocked and saddened by the deaths of so many people in Christchurch yesterday. The University supports diversity and freedom of expression, including religious expression on campus and in New Zealand as a whole. There can be no place in our society for the intolerance […]

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Summer study in Hawke’s Bay has multiple benefits

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Summer study in Hawke’s Bay has multiple benefits

Source: University of Waikato A summer spent conducting research along the banks of the Ngaruroro River in Hawke’s Bay has prompted a local woman to pursue further study in environmental science at the University of Waikato. Her research has already contributed to protecting ecologically significant sites in the region. Gaining a Summer Research Scholarship from […]

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All doom, no gloom

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on All doom, no gloom

Source: University of Waikato It’s not easy to crack Hollywood, but Hamilton writer Shoshana Sachi has done exactly that. The Waikato screen and media studies graduate currently writes for TV show Doom Patrol, starring Brendan Fraser and Timothy Dalton. Shoshana has been writing since she was four years old – a hobby which carried on […]

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New Zealand’s repeal of “year and a day” rule expands liability for homicide

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on New Zealand’s repeal of “year and a day” rule expands liability for homicide

Source: University of Waikato Brenda Midson, University of Waikato This week, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Crimes Amendment Bill, abolishing the “year and a day” rule. This rule meant that no one could be liable for killing another person unless that person died within a year and a day of the act that caused […]

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If music is not a thing, then what is it?

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on If music is not a thing, then what is it?

Source: University of Waikato Music is part of the world we live in and many of us take it for granted and give little thought as to what its core function really is. In the first lecture of the University of Waikato’s Hamilton Public Lecture series, composer and Head of Composition at the University of […]

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Embracing future-focussed learning

By   /  March 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Embracing future-focussed learning

Source: University of Waikato When Taumata School in Tauranga opened its doors for the first time this term, it welcomed a cohort of Years 1-6 pupils who will embark on a future-focussed learning journey within a purpose-built campus. With classrooms designed as flexible and collaborative learning studios, the school advocates the sort of innovative education […]

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A more even playing field for disabled people

By   /  March 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on A more even playing field for disabled people

Source: University of Waikato A major new University of Waikato scholarship aims to help open up sport and active recreation for disabled people regardless of their impairments. Sport and active recreation can and regularly does marginalise disabled people. The University of Waikato’s Te Huataki Waiora School of Health, Sport and Human Performance has worked with […]

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International Women’s Day 2019

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on International Women’s Day 2019

Source: University of Waikato We’re celebrating International Women’s Day at University of Waikato. What we have achieved, and what we will go on to achieve. At University of Waikato, we have a proud history of strong women leaders, who are drivers and leaders of societal change.  Better the balance, better the world! MIL OSI

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The real legal deal

By   /  March 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on The real legal deal

Source: University of Waikato Hamilton law firm Norris Ward McKinnon (NWM) has awarded its 2019 University of Waikato scholarships. They’re worth up to $11,000 each and are for students doing postgraduate study in any area of law. This year’s recipients are masters student Thilini Karunaratne and PhD student Phoebe Parson. Thilini’s research focuses on issues […]

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Royal Society lecture – developing natural fibre composites

By   /  March 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Royal Society lecture – developing natural fibre composites

Source: University of Waikato Professor Kim Pickering, from the University of Waikato’s School of Engineering, will present aspects of her research to a Hawke’s Bay audience in early April. Composite materials commonly contain glass fibre with a matrix, making them strong and stiff. These properties mean they are valuable materials for constructing items such as […]

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The power of poetry

By   /  March 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on The power of poetry

Source: University of Waikato A University of Waikato student has won an award for her research into the use of rescued speech poetry with people whose loved partners had died. Auckland-based Dr Sarah Penwarden is a practising narrative therapist with a Master of Counselling from Waikato and recently she was awarded the Emeritus Professor Noeline […]

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What Indonesia should know about the University of Waikato

By   /  March 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on What Indonesia should know about the University of Waikato

Source: University of Waikato The Indonesian Ambassador to New Zealand spent 20 years in front of the camera, now he has been back in the film studio, this time at University of Waikato. Ambassador Tantowi Yahya has been on campus in Hamilton this week, looking at the work of the University, its staff and students, […]

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Nick’s learning curve in Ho Chi Minh City

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Nick’s learning curve in Ho Chi Minh City

Source: University of Waikato Sometimes the best opportunities in life are simply down to being in the right place at the right time. For business student Nick Badger, carpooling from the University of Waikato’s Tauranga campus over to Hamilton late last year turned out to be a fortuitous journey, in more ways than one. With […]

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Calling all writers!

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Calling all writers!

Source: University of Waikato The University of Waikato is pleased to announce the launch of a new national short story competition, the Sargeson Prize. The richest such prize in New Zealand, it will award $5000 to the overall winner, and has both Open and Secondary Schools Divisions. The Sargeson Prize is the brainchild of eminent […]

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It runs in the family

By   /  March 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on It runs in the family

Source: University of Waikato With a surname like Field, it’s no surprise that Hawke’s Bay brothers James and Joey are both star cricketers. And now they’re both Sir Edmund Hillary scholars, along with another sibling pair: award-winning cycling sisters Nina and Ally Wollaston. Joey Field and Ally Wollaston are two of the new Hillary scholars […]

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Walking a difficult line ─ charity and religion

By   /  February 26, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Walking a difficult line ─ charity and religion

Source: University of Waikato University of Waikato senior law lecturer Juliet Chevalier-Watts is challenging the view that New Zealand is becoming more secular. She says religion appears to be just as important to society as it’s always been. Ms Chevalier-Watts is a charity law specialist who’s written three books on equity, trusts, and charity law, […]

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