From Waikato to Newshub - journalist Laura Tupou (5 May 2022)
As a teenager, University of Waikato alumna, Laura Tupou, had a passion for reading and watching the news so it is no suprise that she is now a journalist for Newshub. Her path from Waikato to journalism had a few pivotal turns to put her right where she wants to be.
Do people from distinct cultural groups use similar strategies when faced with moral judgements?
Disapproving of corruption doesn’t prevent corrupt behaviour (5 April 2022)
At a cost of around US$2.6 trillion per year, or 5% of global GDP, corruption has severe negative impacts on societies and is an international problem.
New Zealand’s richest short story competition opens from 1 April (30 March 2022)
Entries have opened for the Sargeson Prize, New Zealand’s richest short-story competition. This year, first prize in the Open Division is $10,000 and chief judge will be Dame Fiona Kidman OBE.
Psychologists urged to do more on climate change (28 March 2022)
Psychologists should be doing more to mitigate the health effects of climate change, according to an extensive new report from the American Psychological Association (APA) – the largest organisation for psychologists in the US and with influence around the world.
Artemis Scholarship supports two worthy students (18 March 2022)
This year’s Artemis Foundation Scholarship has gone to two recipients; teaching student Lauren Dexter and environmental planning student Penny Wallis.
2021 Hillary Medalists named (2 March 2022)
Two alumni, Courtney Richmond and Tim Neild, have been named as the 2021 Hillary Medalists for their roles in the arts and sports.
Liz Koh’s mission is to help people plan financially (22 February 2022)
University of Waikato alumna, Liz Koh's, key mission is to help people to plan successfully for their retirement. She is often the voice on financial matters for the media and has written books on the topic.
Grammar for everyone (17 February 2022)
Grammarian and linguist Dr Andreea Calude wants to shout out that grammar can not only be fun, it is vital for communication and social cohesion, and English grammar in particular has plenty of mystery and intrigue.
University of Waikato announces Diana Clarke as 2022 Writer in Residence (27 January 2022)
A novel exploring the cult-like logic of internet communities alongside organised religious groups such as Gloriavale and Scientology will be the focus of University of Waikato’s new Writer In Residence, Diana Clarke.