Stories from 2012

There are news stories from 2012 - showing page 11 of 15.

  • Creating 3D images at the speed of light

    10 September 2012
    Stumpy the garden gnome seems an unlikely test bed for cutting edge imaging technology being developed at the University of Waikato, but he takes pride of place in the Chronoptics Group lab in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

  • Is migration good for your health?

    10 September 2012
    Tongan adults migrating to New Zealand report feeling happier and less downhearted, but also have higher blood pressure, while their children tend to be taller and heavier than those who stayed in the islands.

  • Programming without tears

    10 September 2012
    The new NCEA programming and computer science achievement standards in digital technologies came into effect last year. University of Waikato PhD student Michael Walmsley was trying to help his brother come to grips with Level 1 programming, but his brother kept ditching the learning for computer games – which he’d spend hours playing.

  • Sydney University take victory in Gallagher Great Race

    10 September 2012
    The Waikato River was witness to a tough battle on Sunday with the Sydney University men’s crew attaining victory over Waikato University in the annual Gallagher Great Race.

  • Teacher shortage likely as school roll predictions skyrocket

    10 September 2012
    Preparing future teachers is becoming more important than ever before according to a Waikato University academic who says predictions on school roll totals up to the year 2030 show New Zealand will be facing a teacher shortage in the next few years.

  • Teaching student grateful for scholarship support

    10 September 2012
    Being part of the University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship programme means Tauranga-based teaching student Andrew Newton can combine full-time study with competitive sport at an international level

  • Waikato Engineering students create working steam engines

    11 September 2012
    The Carter Holt Harvey Pulp and Paper Engineering Design Show this year will be showcasing both historical and modern design.

  • Tutor role spurs life-changing decision to teach

    11 September 2012
    Denise Edmonds had never considered teaching her calling until she spent a year tutoring secondary students in England and suddenly made a ‘life-changing’ decision.

  • Early Childhood student aspires to future research

    11 September 2012
    When teacher education student Shinaye Apaapa started her one-year National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care with Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in 2009, she had no idea she would eventually be contemplating postgraduate research.

  • Family duo study towards teaching goals

    11 September 2012
    Watching his dad pour hours into his first year at university didn’t put Sam Cleaver off tertiary study – in fact it strengthened his resolve to complete a degree, and father and son are now studying alongside each other at the University of Waikato’s Tauranga campus.

  • Agriculture, arts and science in the spotlight

    11 September 2012
    Agriculture, arts and science - not a combination that readily springs to mind, but Professor Jacqueline Rowarth has made the links and will talk about them at her University of Waikato inaugural professorial lecture on 18 September.

  • Educational Research flourishes in the Bay

    11 September 2012
    Income generated from research conducted by the University of Waikato exceeded $30 million last year and at a meeting for stakeholders in July, the Vice-Chancellor reported the increase is being seen particularly in the Bay of Plenty.

  • Postgraduate study options in healthy demand

    11 September 2012
    While Government may have shelved current plans to make teacher education a postgraduate qualification, the University’s Associate Dean of Teacher Education says Waikato always has teacher education programmes available to cater for people looking for study options at a higher level.

  • Language revival: Sleeping beauties awake

    12 September 2012
    Australia ought to learn from Aotearoa New Zealand in giving its indigenous languages official status and erecting bilingual road signs, says a world-renowned expert on language revival.

  • Kudos award finalist focusing on cleaner waterways

    13 September 2012
    A University of Waikato economist whose research is helping clean up our waterways has been named a finalist in the Kudos 2012 awards.


    13 September 2012
    University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Creative and Performing Arts Scholars - dancers, singers, actors, composers, instrumentalists - are showcasing some of their work at a public event on Monday night.

  • Hall of Fame for Waikato adult educators

    14 September 2012
    Two academics from the Faculty of Education at Waikato University are being admitted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame, based in the USA.

  • University of Waikato researchers to contribute to high-value manufacturing projects

    14 September 2012
    University of Waikato engineering researchers will contribute to projects led by crown research institutes which have been awarded funding in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s 2012 science investment round.

  • Arts students rewarded at Māori Graduate Conference

    14 September 2012
    Two Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students have taken top prizes at Te Toi o Matariki Māori Graduate Conference which was held recently at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts at the University of Waikato.

  • Harkness Henry lecture – restorative justice

    14 September 2012
    Restorative justice - the process for resolving crime that focuses on redressing the harm done to victims while holding offenders to account - is the subject for this year’s Harkness Henry lecture at the University of Waikato.

  • University prepares for 2012 Wallace Corporation University of Waikato Blues

    18 September 2012
    This October the Wallace Corporation University of Waikato Blues Awards celebrate more than 50 high-achieving students. Tickets can now be purchased online before Thursday 4 October. Read here for ticket information.

  • Mayor visits Waikato University campus

    20 September 2012
    University of Waikato alumna and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker came to the university Village Green yesterday to answer the questions of staff and students.

  • Margaret Avery Memorial Lecture: Pastoralism, Piety and Paint

    20 September 2012
    This year’s annual Margaret Avery Memorial Lecture will focus on the English romantic painter John Constable and the political subtexts in his work.

  • Flautist Best Performance at New Zealand Woodwind Competition

    20 September 2012
    Waikato University music student Lauren Grout has taken first place at the New Zealand Woodwind Competition, held at Westlake Girls High School on the 15 and 16 September.

  • Winning Māori mooter

    20 September 2012
    Waikato law student, Haimona Te Nahu has won this year’s National Kaupapa Māori Moot Competition.

  • International collaboration produces new book with nature focus

    21 September 2012
    Dr Norman Franke from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Carl Mika from the Faculty of Education have collaborated with international authors to produce a book that seeks to bridge the gaps in the intercultural dialogue on issues in the philosophy of nature and in ecopoetics.

  • Science, art and agriculture

    21 September 2012
    Professor of Agribusiness Jacqueline Rowarth took her audience through a condensed history of civilisation in her University of Waikato inaugural professorial lecture, outlining the roles that agriculture, the arts and sciences have played in human endeavour and development.

  • An argument for the arts

    21 September 2012
    Academics have long-made controversial comments about current issues – it’s part of their role to be the critics and conscience of society.

  • Waikato student’s algae research published in the New Zealand Journal of Botany

    24 September 2012
    A University of Waikato student has had his Summer Research Scholarship findings published in the New Zealand Journal of Botany.

  • Global citizenship: a reality or just an ideal?

    25 September 2012
    Global citizenship is a hot topic and one Waikato academic is providing a new approach for becoming a ‘global citizen’.