Stories from 2010

There are news stories from 2010 - showing page 4 of 13.

  • Parlez-vous magnetohydrodynamics?

    8 April 2010
    A penchant for pulling things apart has landed a University of Waikato doctoral graduate a plum job as a research and development engineer with Christchurch-based tech development company ARANZ.

  • Plenty of work for volcanologists in ‘peacetime’

    9 April 2010
    In the two and a half years since volcanologist Adrian Pittari arrived in New Zealand this country has had precisely one volcanic eruption.

  • Doctorate caps off principal’s achievements

    12 April 2010
    Nine years ago, the prospect of starting her doctorate threw Lesley Murrihy into a spin. On Friday April 16 the Taumarunui school principal and mother of eight will be surrounded by friends and family for graduation at the Waikato University marae.

  • Using cyberbuzz to bring the tourists

    13 April 2010
    Everyone’s heard of the ‘Best Job In The World’ viral marketing campaign by Tourism Queensland, which last year put out a worldwide call for applicants to spend six months as ‘caretaker’ on pristine Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • An honour for scientific study

    14 April 2010
    A scientist who’s spent nearly 50 years studying New Zealand’s lakes and rivers and coastlines is being awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Waikato.

  • Hard work pays off for graduate

    14 April 2010
    A dedicated advocate for young women has put her money where her mouth is by completing a masters degree by the age of 23.

  • Waikato honorary doctorate for human rights advocate

    14 April 2010
    An international advocate for human rights and former New Zealand Human Rights Commissioner is to receive the University of Waikato’s highest honour.

  • They do things differently here

    14 April 2010
    It’s natural to be nervous when starting a new job, but moving to a new country, finding a job and having to communicate in another language can be downright scary.

  • Waikato University finds its mystery man

    14 April 2010
    Efforts to identify and track down the final member of the Class of 1960 for the University of Waikato School of Education’s 50th anniversary celebrations later this year have paid off.

  • Visit 'emotional' for Tongan Solicitor-General

    14 April 2010
    It was an emotional return for Tonga’s Solicitor-General and Waikato University alumnus Mr Aminiasi Kefu, as he reminisced of his days as a law student during an official visit to the University on April 12.

  • Graduation marks end of journey for weaver

    15 April 2010
    When Tuahana Clark graduates with a masters degree from the University of Waikato on Friday, it’ll mark the end of a long journey for the keen weaver.

  • Micro-businesses too big to be ignored

    15 April 2010
    Ongoing improvements in information and communication technologies, changes in business models, flexible working hours, restructuring and redundancies have seen home-based businesses flourish.

  • Batting for New Zealand

    16 April 2010
    National table tennis player Sarah Her-Lee has just struck lucky. The Waikato law and politics graduate has secured a sponsor, Auckland based Equity Law, to help her get to the World Table Tennis Championships in Russia next month. They have also offered her a job once her table tennis commitments are over.

  • Actions, interactions and reactions

    16 April 2010
    How would you respond if a homeless person picked up the leftovers on your plate as you dined in a foodcourt, or people criticised what you’d put in your supermarket trolley?

  • Top scholarships for Waikato Alumni

    19 April 2010
    Two University of Waikato alumni are among the four winners of the prestigious William Georgetti Scholarships, awarded each year for postgraduate study in a field that will benefit the social, cultural and economic development of New Zealand.

  • Good water second place in world competition

    19 April 2010
    A business analysis of an Auckland-based drinks company that uses “good plastic” for its bottled water has won second place in a prestigious international competition.

  • Waikato lead in national business case league

    20 April 2010
    A student team from the University of Waikato has emerged the winner in the first round of the 2010 national business case league, New Zealand's premier university business case competition.

  • Inaugural Professorial Lecture to focus on ageing population

    21 April 2010
    There are more of us getting older, and fewer being born to take our place. So what will that mean for New Zealand as a whole? Waikato University’s first Inaugural Professorial Lecture for 2010 looks at the looming threat of accelerated population ageing.

  • Engineering degree leads to fantastic opportunity

    21 April 2010
    Bhanu Sharma finished her Waikato University engineering degree and found herself spoilt for choice. On the same day, within ten minutes, she was offered two jobs (in the same company but at different sites) and a place at Monash University in Australia to study for a PhD.

  • Leading pianist to showcase talents at Waikato

    22 April 2010
    Swedish pianist Peter Jablonski is coming to Waikato University to perform in the International Celebrity Showcase series and give a master class to members of the public and university music students.

  • Margaret Wilson awarded inaugural visiting professorship to UK

    22 April 2010
    Former parliamentary speaker Margaret Wilson named as first NZ-UK Link Visiting Professor to the UK.

  • King joins Waikato University for Kīngitanga Day

    22 April 2010
    Kīngi Tūheitia joined the University of Waikato to celebrate Kīngitanga Day on April 21.

  • Extra liquor outlets add to drunken incidents

    26 April 2010
    As the Law Commission is due to release its recommendations on an overhaul of New Zealand’s liquor laws, new research has been released showing the impacts extra liquor outlets can have on a community.

  • Head injuries more common than expected - study

    26 April 2010
    A Waikato-wide study of head injuries has got off to a busy start with about 50 new notifications a week.

  • Prospective students to check out campus life

    27 April 2010
    About 3,000 students and teachers from as far away as Northland and Hawkes Bay are expected to converge on the University of Waikato’s campus for the annual Open Day on April 30.

  • A small world of scientific difference

    28 April 2010
    It’s a bit of a small world, believes Bryna Flaim, an American raised in Santa Barbara. She met her current PhD supervisor, Waikato University’s Terry Healy, at a wedding in New Zealand.

  • Shaken not stirred

    28 April 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. Not for a group of University of Waikato computer science students, who’ve brought computers into the kitchen to help them cook up a storm.

  • Double-take on Waikato management grads

    28 April 2010
    They’re identical twins graduating from the University of Waikato with identical degrees, and they’ve flummoxed employers by applying for the same jobs.

  • Campaigners, corporates and Myanmar

    29 April 2010
    Nicky Black interviewed 125 people in seven countries in order to complete her PhD. She studied corporate citizenship in the oil and gas sector in Myanmar (also known as Burma) and her doctorate took four years to complete.

  • An inside job

    29 April 2010
    An internal communications specialist is this year’s recipient of Waikato Management Schools Ted Zorn Waikato Award for Management Communication.