Faculty News

From Waikato to Cambodia, and the UN 11th July 2016

She started university when she was 16 years old. Now she’s off to Cambodia with a Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA). Japanese language student Jolene Skeen is one of 16 Waikato students to win the scholarship – but it’s not her first.

Recognising Excellence in European Languages 8th July 2016

Recipients of the 2016 European Union Prize in European Languages were privileged to have their awards presented to them this year by the European Union’s Chargé d’Affaires.

Attitudes on gender and leadership in New Zealand 8th July 2016

Attitudes towards leaders because of their gender can cause disparities between the success of men and women leaders. This forms the basis of a research project being conducted by a Psychology masters student.

Thesis provides new insight into Queen’s music 6th July 2016

A musical analysis of British rock band Queen’s studio recordings between 1973 and 1980, covering the albums Queen to The Game, is the focus of a recently completed thesis by doctoral student Nick Braae.

Altering perceptions of anti-social behaviour 6th July 2016

Viewing anti-social behaviour in a wider context is the theme of a new book by Dr Cate Curtis of the University of Waikato.

Secondary School Students Test Their Japanese Knowledge 28th June 2016

It was a night for testing their Japanese knowledge as 12 teams of secondary school students competed for the winning place in the Waikato region’s New Zealand Schools Japanese Trivia Championships.

Semi-finalists announced for Wallace International Cello Competition 22nd June 2016

The semi-finalists have been announced for the inaugural Wallace International Cello Competition, the final rounds of which will be held as part of the Waikato International Cello Fest 2016.

Waikato music students to compete in premier singing competition 20th June 2016

Three students from the Conservatorium of Music have been selected as semi-finalists in the upcoming Lexus Song Quest 2016.

Conservatorium of Music presents The Marriage of Figaro 8th June 2016

Mozart’s comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro, takes to the stage this month when the University of Waikato’s Conservatorium of Music holds its annual opera production.

Major funding win for environmental planning professor 7th June 2016

Professor of Environmental Planning, Iain White has been awarded nearly $200,000 to assist his research into how cities can become more resilient to natural hazards.

Tickets Now on Sale for the Waikato International Cello Fest 2016 7th June 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the Waikato International Cello Fest 2016. Hosted by the University of Waikato, the festival will take place in the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts from 21-28 August.

Special Performance for the NZSL Awards 27th May 2016

The company behind the unique piece of Deaf theatre which has had New Zealand audiences in awe, recently performed at the New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Awards held in Wellington.

Sleep and memory – Are they connected? 27th May 2016

Have you ever wondered how a baby’s mind works? How babies and young children manage to learn and remember information about the world around them?

Deleted Scenes for Lovers "powerful and harrowing" 20th May 2016

Lecturer Dr Tracey Slaughter will launch her new collection of short stories on campus at the Art Fusion Gallery next Thursday (26 May).

Five signs your grammar betrays you as being a Kiwi 19th May 2016

You find yourself describing a funny story at a party and you’re interrupted by your listener who corrects your grammar. This might aggravate you in the first instance, and then leads you to think ‘If they understood me, why should the grammar matter?’

Waikato International Cello Fest Gaining Momentum 19th May 2016

A highlight of the upcoming Waikato International Cello Fest is the Wallace International Cello Competition which has seen entries from students from New Zealand, Australia and Singapore.

Song-writing 101 9th May 2016

Aspiring young song-writers will have the chance to hone their skills with a new course being offered by the Charitable Trust Play It Strange and the University of Waikato.

Bringing te reo Māori home 4th May 2016

A BMCT student has started a business to revitalise the Māori language. It’s called Taputapu and specialises in designing Te Reo Māori homewares.

Does grammar matter? 22nd April 2016

Linguist Dr Andreea Calude’s TED-Ed picked up more than 100,000 views during its first 72 hours online, and since then, viewer numbers have kept on growing.

New Scholarship for German Language Students 1st April 2016

German language students Stephen Burroughs and Antonio Salsano are the first recipients of a new scholarship valued at about $3600, which was introduced by the German programme last year.