2015 Stories from the University of Waikato

There are 331 news stories from 2015 - showing page 1 of 14.

  • Climate change is warming our lakes - and fast (17 December 2015)

    Long-viewed as clean and green, it would appear New Zealand is not immune to the ongoing effects of climate change. That's the warning from Professor David Hamilton, who says the gradual warming of surface air temperatures is threatening the health of New Zealand - and the world's - lakes.

  • Waikato Students Prepare for Japanese Cultural Exchange (16 December 2015)

    Three University of Waikato students will embark on a cultural exchange to Japan in January 2016 as part of the JENESYS 2015 project (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth).

  • New Writer in Residence to explore poetry and music in 2016 (15 December 2015)

    American-born poet Steven Toussaint has been appointed as the University of Waikato’s Writer in Residence for 2016 and he intends to devote the year to completing his third book of poetry.

  • Grammy Nomination for Waikato Music Researcher (14 December 2015)

    University of Waikato research associate in music, Wayne Laird, is the producer of a CD that has been nominated for a Grammy in the current awards round.

  • Ninja award for University Cloud specialist (10 December 2015)

    Dr Ryan Ko from the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences has been awarded a Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) ‘Cloud Security Ninja’ award after being ranked number one by the CSA jury on professionalism, innovation, role modelling and measurable success.

  • Jasmax appointed to design new Tauranga CBD tertiary campus (10 December 2015)

    The University of Waikato has appointed design firm Jasmax to design the Tauranga CBD campus it is developing for the region.

  • New professor explains complexities of sustainability with ease (9 December 2015)

    Environmental action, gender, cultural diversity and ideas of deliberative democracy and the governance of science were interwoven with ease at Priya Kurian’s inaugural professorial lecture last night.

  • University of Waikato welcomes new tertiary entity for Bay of Plenty (9 December 2015)

    The University of Waikato has welcomed Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce’s announcement that a new tertiary entity will be created for the Bay of Plenty.

  • The intersection of science and politics (9 December 2015)

    An international authority on science, technology and society is the University of Waikato’s 2015 Distinguished Visiting Professor. She's giving a public lecture on Tuesday 15 December on campus.

  • Major law award for Waikato professor (8 December 2015)

    A University of Waikato professor and an alumnus were presented with two major awards at the New Zealand Law Foundation 2015 Annual Awards in Wellington on 4 December.

  • Study to examine kava’s link to drink-driving (8 December 2015)

    Former police officer and soldier Dr Apo Aporosa has received a 2015 Pacific postdoctoral fellowship worth $230,000 from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) to examine the effects of the popular Pacific Island drink, kava, on driver ability and road safety.

  • The story of a tree (7 December 2015)

    Four keen tree climbers spent 100 hours photographing a 40-metre rimu and its surrounds from numerous angles deep in the Pureora Forest, using custom built camera rigs, drones and 30m long cable cameras. The Tree Project will be launched on Friday.

  • Working with water (6 December 2015)

    Hydrologists from all over New Zealand were in Hamilton last week to discuss aspects of climate change on water, water quality, water management and distribution, flood management, hazard protection, catchments and contaminants.

  • Academic audit for Waikato University released (4 December 2015)

    An academic audit has commended the University of Waikato for several initiatives including the Curriculum Enhancement Programme, which it reports “has the potential to be transformative”.

  • Tauranga marine scientist to study toheroa (4 December 2015)

    Dr Phil Ross, a Tauranga-based marine scientist at the University of Waikato’s Coastal Marine Field Station, has been awarded a Marsden research grant to study the large bivalve mollusc we know and love as toheroa.

  • Law in the virtual world (3 December 2015)

    Cyber security graduates are going to be the ones who explain legal or technical consequences to the courts, so they need to understand the complexity of cyber law and be able to explain to a jury if necessary. These are going to be the people who effect and direct legal change.

  • Academics call for climate justice at COP21 (2 December 2015)

    Two University of Waikato academics and climate justice activists have written an open letter to delegates attending the current Climate Change Summit in Paris urging them to consider the poor and vulnerable states when making any decisions.

  • Bestselling author honed her skills at Waikato (1 December 2015)

    Waikato alumna and bestselling author Deborah Challinor has just finished a nationwide book tour, in support of her latest historical fiction novel – A Tattooed Heart; the fourth in the Convict Girls series and her 16th published novel so far.

  • Sport Science in action at Round the Bridges (26 November 2015)

    For the first time, participants at this year's Round the Bridges, Hamilton's iconic fun-run event, were able to find out what happened to their muscles after running the 6km or 12km course.

  • Vending machines for all (26 November 2015)

    A Waikato University law student is working on a summer start-up project to make vending machines more accessible to people living with disabilities or impairments.

  • Local boy makes good with move back home (25 November 2015)

    Raised in Hamilton, Pat Mellsop will be a familiar face to many in the Waikato. The newly appointed associate director of internal relations, Mr Mellsop is responsible for coordinating the university's externally focused programmes.

  • Sustainability - the total package (23 November 2015)

    Professor Priya Kurian says sustainability is too important an issue to dismiss or ignore. It might be complicated, but she says it cannot be abandoned.

  • Dominance at NZARE awards (20 November 2015)

    University of Waikato academics took out four of the six awards at this year's New Zealand Association for Research in Education Awards.

  • Top marine ecologist named science communicator of the year (20 November 2015)

    Professor Chris Battershill, Chair of Coastal Science and Head of the Coastal Marine Group at the University of Waikato, has been awarded Science Communicator of the Year by the New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS).

  • Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarship Awards for 2015 (19 November 2015)

    A desire to contribute to good outcomes for Māori and the environment is common among this year’s five University of Waikato students who have been awarded Waikato Regional Council and Waikato-Tainui Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships.

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