Stories from 2009

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  • New book delves into how dolls put Hamilton on the map

    30 November 2001
    An important part of Hamilton’s industrial and commercial heritage is brought to life in a new book, to be launched on December 8 at the University of Waikato.

  • The Iceman Cometh

    4 October 2009
    Polar adventurer and Waikato University Alumnus Jamie Fitzgerald is talking to potential leaders in Schools.

  • Engineering day crowds

    4 October 2009
    Waikato University's Engineering Open Day is proving more popular each year with secondary school students.

  • Summer Research Scholarships

    4 October 2009
    If you fancy spending the summer watching the waves at Raglan, or sunbathing for several hours a day, or even sampling fine wines – all in the name of research, then a University of Waikato Summer Research Scholarship may be for you.

  • Prestigious fellowship awarded

    4 October 2009
    The Soil Science Society of America has made Waikato University's Associate Professor Louis Schipper a society fellow – its highest honour.

  • Honorary Dog-torate

    12 November 2009
    The University of Waikato honours children's writer Dame Lynley Dodd and Hairy Maclary.

  • The Germans are on their way

    20 November 2009
    A major research collaboration between the University of Waikato and the University of Bremen in Germany is about to start with 13 students enrolled for doctorate degrees all focusing on aspects of marine and environmental change.

  • Royal Society award for Waikato Professor

    20 November 2009
    Internationally acclaimed population studies expert Ian Pool is this year's recipient of the Te Rangi Hiroa Medal awarded by the Royal Society of New Zealand.

  • International Hall of Fame for lecturer

    20 November 2009
    Waikato University senior lecturer Sandy Morrison was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.

  • University day for St Peter's principal

    27 November 2009
    St Peter's School principal Steve Robb spent a day at Waikato University recently - but in the corridors of power rather than the lecture halls.

  • University of Waikato and Wintec agreement

    27 November 2009
    Wintec will deliver a University of Waikato pre-degree programme in 2010 as the two tertiary organisations collaborate to adjust their overall education programme provision to ensure the needs of the region are met in the capped funding environment.

  • Student has a bone to pick

    27 November 2009
    Fiddly things, those moreporks. For his third-year zoology project, Waikato University student Allan Rayner wanted to do something practical, rather than an essay or a poster.

  • Attorney to the Stars

    27 November 2009
    A man who knows and understands how the law works in Hollywood is coming to Hamilton to teach for a couple of weeks.

  • Waikato ensemble wins music scholarship contest

    27 November 2009
    Waikato University’s chamber ensemble Leonari Trio won the prestigious Pettman/Royal Over-Seas League Music Scholarship contest held recently.

  • Top scholarship for Waikato student

    30 November 2009
    A Waikato University biochemistry student has been awarded a prestigious Woolf Fisher Scholarship, worth $100,000 a year for up to four years, to study for a PhD at either Oxford or Cambridge University in the UK.

  • Showing off complex creations

    2 December 2009
    Twelve teaching weeks isn't long to get creative and design and build a product to end-user stage. The third year students, about to wrap up their design degrees, were given the theme E-motion, which could be widely interpreted and allowed them huge scope. Most homed in on a subject they were passionate about. For example, long-time musician Leighton Hughes chose music, Hemi Ormsby chose computer games.

  • Relationship Opportunities

    3 December 2009
    If New Zealanders understood more about Asia then our ability to do business in the region would be greatly improved. The fourth Asia New Zealand Young Leaders Forum was held last month in Wellington, bringing together 30 people aged between 20 and 35 to participate in workshops and activities to develop leadership skills and provide networking opportunities between New Zealanders and representatives from China, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia.

  • Waikato residency for Auckland playwright

    7 December 2009
    Award winning playwright Albert Belz is Waikato University’s writer in residence for 2010.

  • Students driven to law

    10 December 2009
    If you live in Tauranga and want a law degree you need to be prepared to travel. Several car loads of law students go over the hill to the University of Waikato in Hamilton several days a week.

  • Help coming for stressed pregnant women

    10 December 2009
    Researchers at Waikato University’s Psychology Department are conducting a study of pregnant women and their partners to understand prenatal stress and gain insight into stress management techniques.

  • Students inspire teaching excellence

    10 December 2009
    Tina Williams owes her passion for teaching to her students and influential colleagues.

  • Uni academic discusses Climategate

    10 December 2009
    The recent leak of material from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, dubbed Climategate, is an interesting development but not totally surprising, says Waikato University oceanographer Willem de Lange.

  • Waikato graduate with attitude aplenty

    14 December 2009
    A University of Waikato graduate has been named the supreme award winner at the recent annual Attitude Awards, which celebrate achievements of people with disabilities.

  • Acclimatising in Antarctica

    15 December 2009
    Waikato University student Tanya O’Neill is spending eight weeks in Antarctica as part of her PhD on soil sciences. In a series of occasional columns, she shares some of the highlights and lowlights of life on the ice.

  • Tauranga student takes legal path

    15 December 2009
    Tauranga-based law student Lucy Cass wants to practice family law one day and hopes to become a voice for distressed children caught in the middle of domestic disputes.

  • Like science? You'll love Waikato

    16 December 2009
    Budding young scientists get the chance to experience the latest scientific techniques, meet like-minded science students and experience university life every year at the Hill Laboratories Waikato Science Summer School.

  • Something fishy

    17 December 2009
    What makes fish stress? Rainbow trout in particular. Waikato University PhD student Grant Tempero has received a $4,000 Claude McCarthy Fellowship from the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee to assist his study into changes in fish haemoglobin under different environmental stressors.

  • New schools join Te Kotahitanga programme

    18 December 2009
    Seventeen schools have joined the innovative Te Kotahitanga programme devised and run by the University of Waikato.

  • White Christmas in Antarctica

    18 December 2009
    Waikato University student Tanya O’Neill is spending eight weeks in Antarctica as part of her PhD on soil sciences. In a series of occasional columns, she shares some of the highlights and lowlights of life on the ice.