April 9th 2014 at 9:55am, By ED Staff
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Policy, Management & People
- Loan Defaulters Steven Joyce says serious student loan defaulters overseas will be tracked by debt collectors.
- Riddet Complex Upgrade Massey has unveiled a $22m upgrade of its Riddet Complex campus.
- Tertiary Governance Auckland V-C Stuart McCutcheon on changes to university boards.
Research & Innovation
- First National Challenge Massey, Auckland, Otago Uni, AgResearch and Plant & Food to lead the Govt’s first National Science Challenge on high value foods (NBR, ODT). Massey, Auckland, Otago Uni and Food for Health issued their own media releases.
- Ultracold Atoms Two Otago Uni students have developed “optical tweezers” that split clouds of ultracold atoms and smash them together (ODT).
- Drug Survey A survey by Massey’s Chris Wilkins found that crystal meth use is increasing, synthetic cannabis use is decreasing, and “dial-a-tinny” services are increasingly popular,
- Extras: Lincoln’s Keith Woodford on “A1” cows’ milk; Auckland study on the brainpower of crows; Otago Uni research on fruit and vege prices; Otago Uni students developing “Linkerly” social feed; Massey student studying the effects of new fish friendly gates; Auckland wants parents for a study on positive parenting; Lincoln’s David Chapman studying ryegrass and clover pasture; Massey’s Adam Smith on the effects of marine reserves; a Canterbury-designed trampoline won a Silver International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) by the Industrial Designers Society of America.
- Japanese Whaling Otago Uni’s Liz Slooten and Waikato’s Prof Al Gillespie on the ICC decision against Japan’s whaling programme.
- Maori Literacy Waikato’s Keith Ikin on improving Maori literacy standards.
- Extras: Auckland’s Prof Thomas Lumley on the demographic changes driving falling crime rates; Otago Uni’s Tara Duncan on NZ’s reputation for safety.
- Postgrad Suicide A coroner reported on the suicide of an Otago Uni grad studying in Manchester.
- Canoe Slalom An Otago Uni student won gold in the canoe slalom national champs and another came third in the B final.
- Extras: AUT student and wood carver; Victoria’s law school garden party left staff at the Botanic Garden shocked.
- Edible Books CPIT held its annual Edible Books Awards.
- Customs Service C-E… Carolyn Tremain to speak about border security at Massey.
- Extras: Jess Smith to speak at AUT for Scottish Tartan Day; Otago Poly’s Margo Barton supporting a sustainable fashion hub initiative; UCOL to host Central Districts Powerlifting Champs; Nightglow celebrated at Waikato.
Teaching & Learning
- Fashion Week Models… from Shanghai University of Engineering Science are in NZ as part of a sister-city initiative with Otago Poly.
- Napkin Challenge Entre challenged Canterbury and CPIT students to write their innovative ideas on napkins around campus.
- Extras: EIT grad on studying at ideaschool; entries wanted for carpentry Apprentice of the Year; a Canterbury student won an Ed NZ scholarship to study in India; Otago Uni lecturers recognised with Teaching Excellence Awards; playwright, cyclist, surf lifesaver, rugby player, and netball player among Waikato’s Hillary Scholars, and four others are traveling to Nepal.