Stories from 2010

There are news stories from 2010 - showing page 2 of 13.

  • Agriculture fellowship funded at Waikato University

    15 February 2010
    Former Waikato farmer and property developer Bill Flower has made a generous gesture to Waikato University. Ninety-year-old Mr Flower is offering a postgraduate student $30,000 a year for three years to study an aspect of New Zealand agriculture.

  • Recognition for research into Pacific tourism enterprise

    15 February 2010
    A University of Waikato tourism lecturer has won an outstanding doctoral research award at a forum of top publishers and academics, sponsored by the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

  • New Zealand hit by ‘premature ageing’

    16 February 2010
    New Zealand is suffering from ‘premature ageing’ and must take action to boost its workforce, warns Professor Natalie Jackson, the new director of the Centre for Population Studies at the University of Waikato.

  • Graduates put can-do attitude to the test

    17 February 2010
    Three University of Waikato graduates are poised to take on the world – by motorbike.

  • University library collection becomes a legacy

    18 February 2010
    The University of Waikato Library is the first New Zealand library to list a collection on Legacy Libraries.

  • Agreement signed with Bremen University

    18 February 2010
    Waikato and Bremen universities have signed an agreement which allows for the exchange of courses, staff and students.

  • Aiming high

    19 February 2010
    Sarah Fuhrer aims high – she intends graduating with degrees in law and psychology and is training with the goal of representing New Zealand at the Paralympics in 2012 and beyond.

  • A geographical take on sexuality

    19 February 2010
    Our own bodies, where we live and how we live can all influence our sexuality. Two Waikato University geographers have written a book called Space, Place and Sex that examines the role of place in shaping sexual identity.

  • Dramatic talent wins Hillary Scholarship

    22 February 2010
    A talent for improvisation and outstanding results in his NCEA Scholarship exams has won a Hamilton student a prestigious Hillary Scholarship to the University of Waikato.

  • Chef-turned-chemist wins top fellowship

    23 February 2010
    After trading in his chef’s hat for a lab coat, University of Waikato chemistry student Sam Pachal has won a Te Tipu Putaiao Fellowship to begin Masters-level research on ways to add value to the titanium by-products of iron sand mining.

  • Award for Waikato agricultural economist

    25 February 2010
    An economist who advises the Gates Foundation on agricultural research funding has won the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Emerging Scholar at the University of Waikato Management School.

  • Award-winning cellist among new scholars

    25 February 2010
    Yotam Levy and his cello are en route from a small settlement in Galilee to the concert halls of the world – via a prestigious Hillary Scholarship at the University of Waikato.

  • Making gadgets smarter

    25 February 2010
    Most things, Waikato University electronics engineer Professor Jonathan Scott maintains, can be smarter. One of the gadgets he thinks could do with up-skilling is the common garden variety sprinkler.

  • Combining soccer and study

    25 February 2010
    Sarah McLaughlin started playing soccer when she was seven, after being told she couldn’t play rugby any more.

  • Hundreds gather for University welcome

    26 February 2010
    The University of Waikato has officially welcomed its new students to kick off the University’s new academic year.

  • Playing with summer sounds

    26 February 2010
    Turning the sounds of chirping crickets into music and venting built-up frustration on the piano have earned Waikato University students Hannah Gilmour and Peter McKinnon a trip to New York for an international festival.

  • Finding a suitable site for dredgings

    26 February 2010
    Testing a new site for disposing of Auckand’s dredged material is due to begin soon. A Waikato University PhD student has been researching a location 25 kms east of Great Barrier Island.

  • Academic to research Europe immigration issues

    1 March 2010
    An internationally acknowledged expert on the economics of immigration from the University of Waikato is to co-lead a $4.5 million international research project looking at the impacts of immigrant diversity in Europe.

  • Te Awamutu gets university computers

    4 March 2010
    Te Awamutu Intermediate is the latest school to benefit from computer upgrades at the University of Waikato.

  • Magic player among new Hillary Scholars

    4 March 2010
    At just over six foot tall, Amy Christophers towers over most of the other new students at the University of Waikato. But as the newest – and youngest -- member of the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic line-up she’s way down the line for height.

  • The law and coastal developments

    4 March 2010
    The formal part is done, the study’s just begun. Waikato University and the University of Bremen in Germany have begun the Intercoast project that will see international PhD students and doctoral fellows researching the Bay of Plenty coastline and aspects of the North Sea.

  • Wildlife webcam project makes Imagine Cup final

    4 March 2010
    A team of computer science students from the University of Waikato have made it into the finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2010.

  • Executive Education Scholarships

    5 March 2010
    Port of Tauranga master mariner and marine pilot Lars Sorensen has been awarded a Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business Scholarship to study for his Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies through Waikato University’s Centre for Executive Education. The scholarship covers half the course fees for the two-year qualification.

  • A better thinking battery

    8 March 2010
    An intelligent battery meter for electric vehicles could prevent drivers running out of charge and coming to a standstill at inappropriate times.

  • Small business challenges: from the horse’s mouth

    8 March 2010
    There’s plenty of research out there analysing the drivers for small business, but not a lot that includes insights from small business operators themselves.

  • Supercapacitors boost efficiency

    11 March 2010
    Cell phones and laptop computers that run for longer between charges may be one outcome of research at Waikato University.

  • Hillary programme welcomes first competitive surfer

    11 March 2010
    Alexis Poulter of Raglan is looking to add a law degree to her impressive surfing achievements, and to do so she’s become the first competitive surfer ever to win a prestigious Hillary Scholarship at the University of Waikato.

  • The Merry Wives of Windsor Ave

    11 March 2010
    Actress and playwright Geraldine Brophy’s new play The Merry Wives of Windsor Ave will have its world premiere in Hamilton next month.

  • International finals for campus teen

    15 March 2010
    A song about people’s obsession with being skinny has made it through to the finals of an international competition. Seventeen-year-old Ariana Smith’s song, simply called Skinny, is one of 16 songs in the teen finals of the International Songwriting Competition that attracts about 15,000 entries from all over the world.

  • Waikato University geography student joins fight against crime

    15 March 2010
    When do most arson attacks occur in the Waikato? And are you more likely to be assaulted in Hamilton or Whitianga over the summer? For hi-tech help in pinpointing where and when crime happens, best turn to a geographer.