Stories from 2010

There are news stories from 2010 - showing page 1 of 13.

  • The icing on an Antarctic Christmas

    5 January 2010
    Fifty years ago Waikato University's John McCraw spent Christmas in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica. It was pioneering stuff which resulted in the first soil map of the frozen continent.

  • Camping out in Antarctica

    7 January 2010
    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.

  • Waikato lets your fingers do the walking

    7 January 2010
    The University of Waikato has become the first New Zealand university to put everything you need to know at your fingertips – thanks to a new web network that can be accessed through a mobile phone.

  • Teach a man to fish

    7 January 2010
    For 52-year-old father of two and fishing enthusiast Andrew Cameron, returning to study two years ago was a matter of demonstrating good example.

  • New Tauranga-based degree on offer

    11 January 2010
    A new Tauranga-based pathway to a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with the University of Waikato is expected to attract a first year intake of up to 60 students and a second year intake of up to 40 students in February.

  • Honour for Waikato Uni activist academic

    12 January 2010
    Distinguished Maori academic Professor Ngahuia Te Awekotuku has been named Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2010 New Year’s honours list.

  • Partnering for global success

    13 January 2010
    Senior academic and research staff from Waikato University’s Computer Science Department are this month meeting with Western Bay of Plenty companies with business interests in ICT to explore mutual research and training interests. The December 16 meeting in Tauranga has been organised with the assistance of Tauranga’s business development organisation, Priority One, and its network of ICT and related industries, the Western Bay of Plenty ICT Cluster. The University of Waikato will discuss its research capabilities and its capacity for delivering graduate IT training in Tauranga, and will seek feedback on what demand there is for both research and specialist training within the ICT industry in the region. The University of Waikato boasts New Zealand’s best Computer Science Department. For example, the department is in the top five in the world for search engine optimisation research, and one of its graduates, Craig Nevill-Manning, is Director of Google Engineering in New York.

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    13 January 2010
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  • Sword of honour for Waikato graduate

    14 January 2010
    Waikato Management School graduate Emma Burtenshaw has emerged with flying colours from both her degree studies and her junior naval officer training.

  • Top award for Waikato marketing professor

    18 January 2010
    A research paper which throws new light on why some new brands fail and others succeed has been named top academic article for 2009 by a leading Netherlands research centre.

  • Heading home from the Ice

    19 January 2010
    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.

  • Ice warmer than expected

    21 January 2010
    Summer in Antarctica was warmer than Waikato University masters student Stephen Archer had expected and he found he was better prepared than he needed to be.

  • Taking a look at NZ security

    21 January 2010
    New Zealand needs to keep developing its Asia-Pacific relationships in order to enhance trade and improve national, regional and global security according to Waikato University masters student Simon Gray.

  • Shaken not stirred

    25 January 2010
    GPS systems are everywhere these days, and smart phones are coming up fast behind. But the kitchen might seem an odd place to find a context-aware system – a computer system that’s aware of its physical environment.

  • Waikato University hosts network opportunity

    25 January 2010
    Top computer network techies from North America and Australasia are among the invited speakers to a conference being hosted by Waikato University’s WAND computer network research group and its spin-off company RuralLink in late January.

  • Playing without a ref

    28 January 2010
    Ultimate Frisbee, even when it’s played at top level, is unusual in that it doesn’t have an umpire or referee. The players referee themselves – they know the rules and the spirit in which the game should be played.

  • Solid start to uni

    3 February 2010
    Former Hamilton Boys’ High School student Sam Waetford is one of eight first-year university students to be awarded a Solid Energy Scholarship.

  • Madness in the Family

    3 February 2010
    Incidents such as the recent alleged murder in Hamilton by a patient under psychiatric care inevitably prompt calls for people with major mental health issues to be locked up for good, but Waikato University historian Dr Catharine Coleborne says that’s not always the right or most practical solution.

  • New building boosts partnership

    8 February 2010
    A new building to be unveiled at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s Windermere Campus in Tauranga on February 11 marks a new stage in the partnership between the polytechnic and the University of Waikato.

  • Hey, that’s a good idea!

    8 February 2010
    Detachable shoe heels, solar powered ovens and paint-on house insulation were all useful and money-saving ideas put forward by Waikato University Management School students doing a summer school marketing paper.

  • Game developers get in the swim

    9 February 2010
    Snakes were a key feature in computer games created at this year’s international GameJam, held recently at the University of Waikato.

  • Brain injury study to focus on Waikato

    9 February 2010
    It’s called the invisible injury, but traumatic brain injury (TBI) is very common and can happen to anyone at any time – in a car crash or while playing sports, as well as through assaults and falls.

  • EBOP to fund major University role

    12 February 2010
    Marine research in the Bay of Plenty has been given a huge boost with the announcement that the regional council will fund an important University of Waikato role.

  • Hillary Medals for outstanding achievers

    12 February 2010
    A versatile dancer and a world champion life-saver are the latest recipients of Waikato University Sir Edmund Hillary medals.

  • Playing a smart game

    12 February 2010
    At top level we expect sport to be run like a business, but knock off the top tier and most sports organisations are not run for profit. In fact they are “not-for-loss” organisations - run for their players and members’ enjoyment - and any surplus is usually channelled into maintenance or enhancement of club rooms or grounds.

  • Digital library innovator named World Class New Zealander

    12 February 2010
    The man responsible for making New Zealand an international leader in the provision of digital library software has won the 2010 World Class New Zealand Research, Science, Technology and Academia Award, sponsored by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology.

  • Freshwater jellyfish hunt turns up trumps

    12 February 2010
    A prolonged spell of warm weather could see Hamilton Lake filling up with tiny jellyfish. That’s one of the findings of a Summer Scholarship study by Waikato University biology student Kevin Eastwood.

  • Trigger happy student

    12 February 2010
    Waikato University science student Myles Browne-Cole is the first outsider to win the Australian National ISSF Trap shooting title.

  • Intercoast welcomed to Hamilton and Tauranga

    12 February 2010
    A major international research project has officially started, with welcomes for the Intercoast team at the University of Waikato in Hamilton and in Tauranga.

  • Dedication for new partnership building

    12 February 2010
    A new building used by the University of Waikato and Bay of Plenty Polytechnic has been officially opened.