June 19th 2013 at 9:31am, By Dave Guerin
June 18th 2013 at 9:45am, By Dave Guerin
Policy, Management & People
- Massey’s Man Massey Vice Chancellor Steve Maharey has been reappointed for a further five year term from October, (Stuff).
- Ministerial Moves Steven Joyce to visit Poland, Germany and the UK to strengthen connections in international education, science and business.
- Big Estate Auckland University has become New Zealand’s largest real estate developer, with a $1 billion 10-year order book.
- Extras: spam at Otago Uni; recognition for Waikato’s Roger Briggs.
Research & Innovation
- Top Ranking Victoria University’s School of Accounting and Commercial Law has been ranked among the best in the world for research quality.
- Shaky Headaches A Canterbury student is researching post-earthquake legal headaches for landlords and tenants.
- Ancient Future Victoria’s Dr Pauline Harris to lead research in modern uses for ancient Māori knowledge.
- MPOWER Massey has a new HR research hub aiming to engage stakeholders in research.
- Manufacturing Auckland’s Nigel Haworth wrote the report on the MPs’ manufacturing inquiry.
- Oil to Milk Massey’s Grant Duncan and Chris Anderson on milk from land where oil drilling waste is spread.
- Extras: Massey’s Nigel Parsons on the Iran election result; Victoria’s Michael Johnston is disappointed on a teacher boycott of a National Standards initiative; Otago’s Paul Tapsell on mapping marae; Massey’s Louise Lee on volunteering; Otago’s Grant Gillett on euthanasia; Victoria’s Geoff Bertram criticised for stance on electricity reform; Auckland’s Leith Oliver’s column on “entrepreneurial judo; Auckland’s Jim Evans on gambling; Victoria’s Vanessa Green on school bullying; Massey’s Steve Stannard, a former Australian cycling rep, on grassroots sport volunteers; Otago’s David Gerrard on steroid use; Auckland’s Linda Hand on baby talk; Waikato’s Terry Smith on the nutrient cycle.
- Lucky Participants Massey sponsored a Global Enterprise challenge, providing each participant with a scholarship.
- Unlucky Participant An Iranian participant in a Victoria-run competition is now in jail.
- Want $3,000? Design students are wanted for the 2013 ECC Student Craft/Design Awards at the Dowse Art Museum. Winner gets $3000.
- Popular Victoria Marlborough school leavers are increasingly choosing to study at Victoria.
- Official Recognition Unitec students were selected for the 2013 Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), and their achievements officially recognised.
- Extras: Hamilton’s Miss Teen to start uni at age 16; Auckland music graduate’s performance; Unitec performing arts graduate on her Shortland Street role; international students allegedly get fake jobs ; WITT journo student writes on a Victoria graduate in Turkey; Otago Poly student represents NZ in Petanque; students see opportunities arising from a joint tertiary and research campus in Tauranga; Lincoln rugby success; Waikato badminton success; final night at the Cook.
- Maori Element Washington DC will soon have a Māori element next month thanks to students at AUT’s Māori Language Institute.
- Top Award Waikato’s Ryan Ko is one of just six people worldwide to receive the Knode Service Award – for volunteer efforts with cloud computing.
- Running Losses Redundant staff from the OUSA-owned university bookshop have had to reapply for fewer jobs after restructuring.
- Lab Day Waikato hosted 88 Year 13 students for a day in the University’s laboratories for a chemistry competition. Last year’s winning school came second.
- Extras: Victoria to host Fabian Society lecture; MIT’s Edwina Mistry on her Business Career Experience programme; Auckland School of Music’s competition; Canterbury lecturer helping out Manu Samoa rugby team; Massey-sponsored Young Enterprise Scheme event.
Teaching & Learning
- Design Exhibits Students from three Auckland tertiary institutes are working with local academics on design projects at the Art Gallery. Auckland Uni’s Prof Andrew Barrie also exhibiting.
- Extras: Victoria students redesign Lower Hutt; Stuart Middleton on seamless education; regeneration project may retain courses when Auckland sells its Tamaki campus; Wellingtonian getting ready for WorldSkills.
June 17th 2013 at 9:03am, By Dave Guerin
June 14th 2013 at 9:06am, By Dave Guerin
June 13th 2013 at 8:44am, By Dave Guerin
June 12th 2013 at 8:59am, By Dave Guerin
Policy, Management & People
- Resigned MOE Deputy Secretary of Tertiary, International and System Performance, Anne Jackson, has resigned. She was responsible for Novopay as Deputy Secretary Schooling until July last year.
- Aussie Loans Kiwis who live in Aussie for 10 years may get government loans to cover university fees (Timaru Herald, NZ Herald).
- Extras: Otago Uni’s Prof Sarah Todd on fee hikes for international students; successful year at The Open Polytech.
Research & Innovation
- Food Budget Massey says a third of students’ diets are affected by lack of funds.
- Kura App New Victoria mobile phone app looks set to change the way New Zealanders learn te reo Maori.
- Scholarship Graduate Women Wellington (GWW) awarded a new $100,000 PhD scholarship.
- Extras: Waikato student’s research on children’s use of scooters (TVNZ); Otago Uni’s Dr. Lisa Te Morenga on a study on sugar intake and weight; five Otago scholars get career awards for research.
- Power Prices Prof Bob Lloyd, a University of Otago physicist, says we are paying too much for power prices.
- His Holiness The Dalai Lama is in town, and held a question and answer session with students at Otago Uni (NZ Herald).
- Extras: Otago Professor Hank Wolfe on surveillance, (as is colleague Prof Greg Dawe); Auckland’s Gehan Gunasekara’s on big brother surveillance; Massey’s Professor Howard Lee on National Standards (and Waikato’s Martin Thrupp and Victoria’s Michael Johnston); Otago Uni’s Brian Cox on CT scans; Auckland’s Danny Osborne on rugby and homophobia; Canterbury’s Greg Newbold on the death of drug lord Brian Curtis; Victoria’s Richard Norman on Wellington’s creativity; Massey’s Hamish Gow on culture change in meat industry; Waikato’s Clive Pope on winning in sport; Victoria’s Dr Richard Hill and Otago’s Chris Brickell laud book on anarchy.
- MARS @AUT Two students at AUT to link students and industry professionals through MARS@AUT (MARS being Marketing, Advertising, Retail and Sales).
- Reeling It In Auckland’s Peter Simpson has had a film accepted for the Shanghai Film Festival.
- Critic Appointment Otago students’ association mag Critic has a new editor after the last one left after an employment dispute.
- Odd Job Student Job Search wants an Aucklander to deliver a Georgie Pie to Christchurch for $15.
- Extras: Otago Uni won’t save student pub from closing.
- Shining Light Massey partners with the Wellington City Council for a weekend extravaganza of light.
- Pressure Cooker About 80 school students are taking part in the Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge (ITC) at Massey University in Auckland this weekend (Yahoo).
- Professor Talk Harvard Professor Edward Glaeser is to speak on densification and urban agglomeration at Auckland University on 1 July.
- Wellington Massey cooking school Le Cordon Bleu business director Guy Pascoe on Wellington as the culinary capital.
Teaching & Learning
- Extras: Victoria Architecture students redesign Lower Hutt; Massey students to compete in an agri-foods competition in Atlanta; brother and sister from EIT are top apprentices.