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27 Feb, 2020
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Giant squid dissection

PhD student makes the cut with big squid

Science
26 Feb, 2020
Being hauled from his sleep to dissect a just-caught giant squid was a dream come true for AUT PhD student Ryan Howard.
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern is welcomed onto Western Springs College - Ngā Puna o Waiōrea.

Helping to celebrate a new school

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
26 Feb, 2020
It is exciting to see the growth of AUT’s cousin Western Springs College - Ngā Puna o Waiōrea, Professor Pare Keiha says.
Professor Valery Feigin

Nearly everyone at risk of stroke

Health sciences
25 Feb, 2020
Professor Valery Feigin at AUT suggests that categorising people into ‘low, moderate or high’ risk of stroke should be abandoned.
Associate Professor Arezou Zalipour

Knowing ourselves through film 

Communication studies
25 Feb, 2020
Screen Production Associate Professor Arezou Zalipour says now more than ever the value of different perspectives in film making is valued.
Megan Buyn with prototype

Nanogirl internship for BCT students

Creative technologies
17 Feb, 2020
To support Nanogirl Labs' expansion, co-founder Dr Michelle Dickinson turned to AUT’s Bachelor of Creative Technologies students to work with her over the
Food waste

The massive scale of food waste

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
14 Feb, 2020
A report just out of the Netherlands shows that food waste is a bigger problem than first thought.
Professor Ben Wooliscroft

Professor strives to make world better

Business and economics
12 Feb, 2020
The world’s first Professor of Macromarketing takes a playful approach to answering the lofty question, How can we make the world a better place?
Ella Henry

Māori scholar joins AUT Business School

Business and economics
10 Feb, 2020
Prominent Māori expert Associate Professor Ella Henry, has taken up a new role at AUT's Business School.
Grounds maintenance staff with electric equipment

Grounds maintenance goes green

10 Feb, 2020
AUT's Estates team has brought in two new grounds maintenance contractors who are committed to using all electric gear where possible.
CAUTHE 2020 branding

CAUTHE conference comes to Auckland

Hospitality, tourism and events
10 Feb, 2020
Hundreds of international experts in tourism, hospitality and events are meeting in Auckland.
Dental Clinic

High-carb food a cause of tooth decay

Health sciences
07 Feb, 2020
An AUT study is recommending changes to eating guidelines for young people to reduce New Zealand’s epidemic of childhood tooth decay.
Sam Orchard and SSBD logo

Same Same But Different 2020

Language and culture
07 Feb, 2020
2020 is a big year for Same Same But Different, as AUT alum Sam Orchard takes the helm as programme director.
Paul Moon

We need truth and reconciliation

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
05 Feb, 2020
The Crown must address the onerous legacy of suffering from Maori land loss, writes Professor Paul Moon.
Dr Heather Came

Policy requires te Tiriti compliance

Health sciences
05 Feb, 2020
Dr Heather Came advocates a new tool for evaluating health policy in relation to te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Siobhan Harvey holding a book of poetry in her office.

Lecturer wins Robert Burns poetry award

Language and culture
05 Feb, 2020
Creative Writing Lecturer Siobhan Harvey has won the Robert Burns Poetry Competition for 2020.
Lense Thirring

Extreme star’s origin confirmed

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
31 Jan, 2020
Extreme star’s origin confirmed using general relativity.
Erica_Hinckson

AUT professor named ISBNPA president

31 Jan, 2020
Professor Erica Hinckson has been elected as President of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
Richard Orjis

Waitangi Day and the Auckland Pride Festival: An intertwined history of racism and homophobia

Art and design
31 Jan, 2020
The intertwined history of racism and homophobia of Waitangi Day and Auckland Pride Festival
Emeritus Professor Elaine Rush

Feeding local population vs food exports

Sport and recreation
30 Jan, 2020
AUT study shows that food insecurity may be linked to nutritional disparity in global food trade, with high-quality exports and nutrient-poor imports.
Alex Waddell

Influential Leader honour for AUT alum

Business and economics
30 Jan, 2020
Alex Waddell honoured as AACSB Influential Leader, an annual initiative that recognises 25 business school graduates creating lasting impact in the world.
Dr John Flackett

AUT boosts AI expertise

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
28 Jan, 2020
AUT’s Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies has partnered with Dr John Flackett to create an Artificial Intelligence Lab (AiLab)
Professor Kate Kearins

Older and wiser – but worth the price?

21 Jan, 2020
Short-term gain or long-term pain: What is the price of juniorisation in the workplace? Professor Kate Kearins weighs the pros and cons.
AUT Safe app

Free app helps community safety

20 Jan, 2020
AUT Safe is available for students, staff and the public and offers useful safety tools
Ao Facewear

New face mask addresses air pollution

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
14 Jan, 2020
BioDesign Lab helps address growing air pollution with new face mask
A Boeing 737 MAX in the air, seen from the front.

What's behind the 737 MAX groundings?

Hospitality, tourism and events
14 Jan, 2020
Professor Michael Lueck looks at what's behind Boeing’s production halt of the beleaguered B737-MAX.
Emeritus Professor of Nutrition, Elaine Rush

Big bodies need big servings of 5+ a day

Health sciences
14 Jan, 2020
New study recommends greater variety and colour in food dietary guidelines, and serving sizes in direct proportion to body size.
Screenshot of TVNZ's Colonial Combat showing two wrestlers in the ring and referee.

Colonial Combat reinvents colonisation

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
10 Jan, 2020
The premise underlying TVNZ’s new web series Colonial Combat is anachronistic and preposterous but also fascinating, writes Professor Sharon Mazer.
A head and shoulders photo of Chloe Jackman.

Undergraduate wins best political essay

Social sciences and public policy
09 Jan, 2020
An AUT student has been awarded the Best Undergraduate Essay in New Zealand Politics by the New Zealand Political Studies Association.
A combination photograph of the insignia for the Dames Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit and a picture of Professor Marilyn Waring holding her book The Political Years.

New Year Honours for AUT academic

Social sciences and public policy
08 Jan, 2020
Professor Marilyn Waring is appointed a Dames Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit.
Radio on air

Why radio matters so much, 100 years on

Communication studies
07 Jan, 2020
Senior Lecturer Peter Hoar investigates why radio is still such a crucial form of communication, 100 years on.
Dr Ali Seyfoddin

Medicinal cannabis research

Health sciences
13 Dec, 2019
AUT and Zeacann Ltd have received approval from the Ministry of Health for medicinal cannabis research and development.
Dr Andrew Gibbons

Early Learning Action Plan

Education
13 Dec, 2019
Our nation discourages a career in early childhood education by its social and structural discriminations in status and pay, writes Dr Andrew Gibbons.
AUT Lecturer Hēmi Kelly standing arms crossed in front of the AUT marae.

A new dawn for te reo Māori

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
12 Dec, 2019
The popularity of the Māori language has grown substantially in recent years, writes Lecturer Hēmi Kelly.
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A driving success – the 2019 Seddon Tech Alumni Event

12 Dec, 2019
The AUT Alumni Team recently hosted over 50 of AUT’s longest-standing alumni at the 2019 Seddon Memorial Technical College event.
WH Building solar fins

AUT awarded for revolutionising energy

11 Dec, 2019
AUT has won the Revolutionising Energy Award at the 2019 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards.
Professor Valery Feigin

Plan to mitigate neurological disorders

Health sciences
11 Dec, 2019
Professor Valery Feigin leads global strategy to bridge the gap between growing burden of neurological disorders and overstretched health resources.
Dr Jeff Seadon

Burning waste to generate electricity

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
11 Dec, 2019
How “green” is it to incinerate waste in order to produce electricity? Dr Jeff Seadon answers the question.
Photo of the crater at Whakaari/White Island

Why were tourists allowed on Whakaari?

Hospitality, tourism and events
11 Dec, 2019
Research shows the majority of thrill-seekers are looking for risk, but in a controlled way, writes Professor Michael Lueck.
Dr Merja Myllylahti

Broadcasting sector in serious trouble

Communication studies
11 Dec, 2019
New Zealand’s broadcasting sector, both public and commercial, is facing the biggest structural upheaval in a decade, writes Dr Merja Myllylahti.
JMAD

Media ecosystem in trouble

Communication studies
06 Dec, 2019
2019 JMAD NZ Media Ownership Report investigates the state of the New Zealand media and the threats facing it.
Silhoutte drawings of trees making a forest.

Call for a diverse national forest

Social sciences and public policy
06 Dec, 2019
Perhaps, when it comes to forests and climate change, we've got the wrong end of the stick, writes Dr David Hall.
Jamey Bailey with a waka at the Smithsonian

Keeping the waka moving forward

Communication studies
05 Dec, 2019
Graduate Jamey Bailey shares his experience working as a Curatorial Assistant at the Smithsonian Institution though AUT’s Internz programme.
Black and white cartoon picture of many people protesting.

MPs failing to lead on human rights

Social sciences and public policy
05 Dec, 2019
Democracy in New Zealand is suffering from a Parliament which under-performs in its scrutiny of human rights, a new report has found.
New Internz

Say kia ora to the new Internz

04 Dec, 2019
24 AUT graduates have been selected by international companies including TimeZoneOne, Play Rugby USA, and Smithsonian to be international interns in 2020.
kai with kids

Designing Kai with Kids

Art and design
04 Dec, 2019
South Campus Communication Design students Olivia Penfold and Brayden Luamanu are the designers behind a fundraiser recipe book for PILLARS.
Professor Denise Wilson

Empathy needed to reduce family violence

Health sciences
04 Dec, 2019
AUT report finds that agencies and services designed to aid wāhine Māori in unsafe relationships often contribute to their entrapment.
School of Future Environments

New school on the block

Architecture
03 Dec, 2019
At the beginning of next year, AUT will open its new School of Future Environments.
aut-alumni-event-nov-2019

Art & Design Alumni and Industry Networking Event 2019

03 Dec, 2019
The School of Art and Design and the alumni team hosted an evening for alumni and industry, as part of the opening for the annual Art and Design Festival.
Kate Kearins

Negotiating unconscious bias in the workplace

Business and economics
27 Nov, 2019
“Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”
The Tastes of Home cookbook

Cookbook sales fund refugee scholarship

26 Nov, 2019
AUT students from refugee backgrounds can now apply for a scholarship fund created from the sales of the Tastes of Home cookbook.
Professor Pare Keiha

AUT helps Microsoft with te reo Māori

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
22 Nov, 2019
Te reo Māori is now available on Microsoft Translator, thanks in part to Te Ara Poutama, staff and students at the Auckland University of Technology.
Gail Pacheco

NZ rates of in-work poverty examined

Business and economics
21 Nov, 2019
Research conducted by AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute has found more than 50,000 working households live in poverty across Aotearoa.
Valery Feigin

New accolades for most cited scientist

Health sciences
21 Nov, 2019
AUT’s Professor Valery Feigin has been elected as both a Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi and a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Four people standing in a row at the International Writers Workshop awards ceremony, from left: Duncan Perkinson, Gillian Roach, Siobhan Harvey, and Bryan Walpert.

Siobhan Harvey scoops poetry award

Language and culture
21 Nov, 2019
The prestigious Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems has this year been awarded to an AUT creative writing lecturer.
WZ building foyer and stairs

AUT building wins NZ Architecture award

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
20 Nov, 2019
AUT’s WZ Building - Ngā Wai Hono, has won the Education Award at the 2019 New Zealand Architecture Awards announced last week.
Professor Andrew Kilding

Five questions: Professor Andrew Kilding

Sport and recreation
20 Nov, 2019
We asked Professor Andrew Kilding five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Dr Cath Conn

Disrupting the public health workforce

Health sciences
18 Nov, 2019
New Zealand's public health workforce is rapidly changing in response to local and global trends, including new technologies and widening inequities.
People standing and sitting in front of the wharenui at AUT.

Support for indigenous PhD scholars

18 Nov, 2019
A doctoral journey can be isolating and difficult to navigate, especially for scholars from indigenous cultures - but MAI ki Aronui is here to help.
Generic and slightly blurred photo of three businessmen

Diversity stalls on boards

Social sciences and public policy
15 Nov, 2019
Progress towards gender and ethnic diversity amongst the leadership of the country’s top companies has stalled, research has found.
Corporate Social Responsibility letters

Websites can influence investment

Business and economics
15 Nov, 2019
Are companies using web-based features to shape the way investors perceive their CSR information?
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh

Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh wins Equal Pay Award

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
14 Nov, 2019
The YWCA has named AUT Senior Lecturer Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh champion of equal pay alongside organisational winner Chorus.
Paris Peace Forum building

Ten ways to tackle hate

Social sciences and public policy
13 Nov, 2019
A Helen Clark Foundation project to reduce online harm will be presented today in competition at the Paris Peace Forum. 
First mother in space

First mother in space explores AUT

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
13 Nov, 2019
NASA astronaut visits Warkworth Radio Astronomy Observatory.
QS stars 2019

AUT a 5-star university across all categories

13 Nov, 2019
AUT has received the maximum five stars for the first time in every category according to the global education analysts QS in their recent results.
Dr Sarat Singamneni

Marsden Fund Success

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
11 Nov, 2019
Dr Sarat Singamneni has been awarded a Marsden Fund grant worth $956,000 to investigate controlled magnetic heterogeneity.
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Sport and Recreation alumni event 2019

11 Nov, 2019
The School of Sport and Recreation and the AUT Alumni team recently hosted a celebration event for alumni, business and industry partners and staff.
Professor Kate Kearins

Good Leadership by Design

07 Nov, 2019
Read Professor Kate Kearins’ article, Good leadership by Design, which features in Management Magazine.
New Professors announced in 2019

New Professors and Associate Professors

07 Nov, 2019
AUT has announced the promotion of 12 leading academics to the position of Professor. A further 15 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
Digital curriculum- Mahsa

Digital curriculum not about devices

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
06 Nov, 2019
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh says the digital curriculum is not about devices, but design and critical thinking.
Ayesha Scott

Legal system perpetrates financial abuse

Business and economics
05 Nov, 2019
New evidence from AUT shows changes to the Family Court are needed to help protect women and children from financial abuse.
AUT participates in MBA case competition

AUT participates in MBA case competition

Business and economics
31 Oct, 2019
Four AUT MBA students competed in the inaugural NZ MBA Case Competition, held in Dunedin.
Valery Feigin

Leading the world in stroke prevention

Health sciences
29 Oct, 2019
This year’s World Stroke Day campaign encourages everyone to use the free Stroke Riskometer mobile app developed at AUT by Professor Valery Feigin.
Danae Anderson

Economic impact of the NZICC Skycity fire

Business and economics
25 Oct, 2019
In the aftermath of the fire at the New Zealand International Convention Centre, negative flow-on effects on the economy can be expected.
Professor Gail Pacheco

Gail Pacheco bestowed AUT’s top award

Business and economics
24 Oct, 2019
Professor Gail Pacheco has been awarded the 2019 AUT University Medal for her research to help inform social policy and wellbeing.
Generic photo of a woman in a prison

Māori women who commit crime demonised

Social sciences and public policy
23 Oct, 2019
Newspapers often depict Māori women as intrinsically bad and unworthy of readers’ sympathy while being empathic with Pākehā women, Dr Antje Deckert says.
Māori media studies Lecturer Jani Wilson

The power of positive expectations

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
23 Oct, 2019
Māori students respond best when someone believes in them, expects the best from them and acknowledges their dreams, Lecturer Jani Wilson says.
PMC's David Robie

The human face of Iran

Communication studies
22 Oct, 2019
PMC's David Robie looks behind the chadors and sabre rattling to show the human face of Iran with a series on politics, travel and adventure.
Te Korau programme

Initiative supports Māori entrepreneurs

22 Oct, 2019
AUT and Northland Inc are pooling their resources to launch a business accelerator programme aimed at enhancing Māori entrepreneurship.
Marilyn Waring

An inspiring and influential woman

Social sciences and public policy
21 Oct, 2019
The BBC has revealed its list of the top 100 inspiring and influential women of 2019 - and Professor Marilyn Waring is among them.
BGS group photo

Alumni earn Beta Gamma Sigma membership

21 Oct, 2019
The AUT Chapter of BGS inducted 120 high-achieving Business alumni into the prestigious global society, the largest ceremony since it started in 2012.
John Tookey, Professor in Construction Management

Flexibility essential in home design

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
21 Oct, 2019
Designers and builders will have to become more creative in how housing and infrastructure matches our expectations, writes Professor John Tookey.
AUT Blue Award recipients

Top students awarded AUT Blue Awards

18 Oct, 2019
59 AUT students from disciplines ranging from water polo to film directing celebrated their successes at the 2019 AUT Blue Awards on Thursday 10 October.
Professor Edwina Pio

Prof Pio awarded Te Rangi Hīroa Medal

Business and economics
18 Oct, 2019
Professor Edwina Pio has been awarded the Te Rangi Hīroa Medal by Royal Society Te Apārangi for her pioneering research in diversity.
Coffee cup

AUT introduces new reusable cup initiative

Hospitality, tourism and events
18 Oct, 2019
From next year, you can purchase a $3 AUT branded coffee cup and if you bring it back dirty, AUT cafes will exchange it for a clean reusable cup.
A section of the newly-established Architectural Engineering Lab at AUT.

How do buildings affect mental health?

Architecture
17 Oct, 2019
Why neuro-architecture matters and how it can largely affect the way we design and create our surrounding environments.
Whau River Catchment Trust

PR students help hundreds of non-profits

Communication studies
15 Oct, 2019
Providing much needed public relations support to not-for-profits is a win-win for student PR agency Outside the Square.
Te Hononga is unveiled at Champlain College

Māori Carving Unveiled at US university

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
11 Oct, 2019
AUT has presented Champlain College with a traditional Māori carving in recognition of their special relationship.
Professor Max Abbott

World Mental Health Day

Health sciences
10 Oct, 2019
AUT is hosting the first of many events that will take place globally over the next 24 hours.
Streets are some of our most important public spaces.

How to turn Auckland’s inner city streets into public spaces people can enjoy

Art and design
10 Oct, 2019
Dr Carl Douglas writes about how to turn Auckland’s inner-city streets into public spaces people can enjoy
Julienne_Molineaux

Online voting won’t engage more youth

Social sciences and public policy
09 Oct, 2019
While the convenience would no doubt be popular with many, online voting would not solve the historical low turnout rates, says Dr Julienne Molineaux.
Tracheostomy by Charlotte Dickson was awarded a Gold Best Award in the Product category.

AUT triumphs at 2019 Best Awards

Art and design
08 Oct, 2019
AUT has 7 Gold, 13 Silver and 8 Bronze awards in this year’s Best Awards.
Dr David Hall

Universities shouldn't host untruths

Social sciences and public policy
08 Oct, 2019
Free speech absolutism is threatening to storm our universities. But like other bad ideas, this is where it should be snuffed out, writes Dr David Hall.
Tangata 1

Exploring self and collective identity

Creative technologies
08 Oct, 2019
Bachelor of Technology students at Artweek’s Moonlight group exhibition.
SSA awards

Support for Māori & new students prized

08 Oct, 2019
Awards for making AUT a place where people love to learn
Associate Professor of Management Katherine Ravenswood

Why your DHB vote matters

Business and economics
07 Oct, 2019
Your District Health Board vote can have a big influence on the work conditions of those caring for our most vulnerable.
PIF Study Director Dr El-Shadan Tautolo

Study of Pacific people comes of age

Health sciences
07 Oct, 2019
For nearly 20 years, an AUT study has been tracking the development of 1,400 Pacific children.
Networking event

Speed interviewing event a hit

07 Oct, 2019
Thanks to the generosity of 18 AUT alumni, dozens of students got the opportunity to practise their networking skills last week .
Sonnar Library team

Sonnar Library wins AUT X Challenge

Creative technologies
03 Oct, 2019
Jarek Beksa, Jeong Su Jeon, Ayush Nigam and Sara Chin have won the top prize at the AUT X Challenge for their cloud-based accessible audio platform.