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‘Remarkable’ professor retires after 45 years

‘Remarkable’ professor retires after 45 years

Massey University's longest serving academic, Professor of Animal Physiology Heather Simpson, has retired after 50 years on staff and more than 50 years at the university.

Auckland student accommodation officially opened

Auckland student accommodation officially opened

The new $26.2 million student accommodation village at Massey University's Auckland campus was officially by former student and Minister for Social Housing Paula Bennett.

Grin and bare it – 10 years of naked vets

Grin and bare it – 10 years of naked vets

Massey University veterinary science students will mark a decade of the naked vets calendar on Monday. The calendar, called Barely There, has been produced since 2006 by third-year students to raise money for charity and to celebrate Halfway Day, the mid-point in the five-year degree.

Oiled wildlife response expertise goes to Brunei

Oiled wildlife response expertise goes to Brunei

Wildlife in Brunei may soon benefit from New Zealand expertise in treating animals affected by oil spills through training developed and presented by Massey University scientists.

NZ expertise sought on West African disease plan

NZ expertise sought on West African disease plan

One of New Zealand's leading experts in international animal disease control is in Switzerland at the World Health Organsiation discussing ways to help West Africa control Ebola and a range of other epidemics.

Youth smokers fired up to quit

Youth smokers fired up to quit

Massey University's 'It's My Life' smokefree campaign proves that young people are most responsive to messages created by their peers, says Associate Professor Elspeth Tilley.

No business case for skinny models in advertising

No business case for skinny models in advertising

Skinny models in advertising can damage the self-esteem of female consumers, but new research from a Massey marketing professor shows they also damage the bottom line.

HPV vaccination rates lower among the wealthy

HPV vaccination rates lower among the wealthy

Parents in higher socio-economic areas are less likely to allow their children to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), new research from Massey University indicates.

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University News

‘Remarkable’ professor retires after 45 years

‘Remarkable’ professor retires after 45 years

Massey University's longest serving academic, Professor of Animal Physiology Heather Simpson, has retired after 50 years on staff and more than 50 years at the university.

Public participation key to Pacific research

Public participation key to Pacific research

Public participation holds the key to the success of the Massey University Pacific Research and Policy Centre that was launched at Parliament last night, according to a government spokesman

Hazardous substances monitoring team on campus

Hazardous substances monitoring team on campus

One group with extra interest in the recent threat to contaminate baby milk formula unless production of the 1080 pesticide was stopped, is the Centre for Public Health Research on the Wellington campus.

New recruitment programme impresses young Māori

New recruitment programme impresses young Māori

Twelve year-13 Māori pupils from Manawatū schools are part of a new year-long recruitment programme that kicked off this week.

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Awards and Appointments

Ministry award for top Pasifika student

Ministry award for top Pasifika student

A passion and talent for economics has resulted in Solomon Islands student Lily Wheatley receiving a New Zealand Pacific Highest Achiever Award from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Excellence awards bring out teaching’s best

Excellence awards bring out teaching’s best

An education specialist, a sociocultural anthropologist and an Associate Professor of physical geography are the winners of this year's Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Awards. The awards celebrate commitment to excellence and innovation in research-based teaching, with up to four awarded each year.

Randstad puts Massey back in top 10 of NZ employers

Randstad puts Massey back in top 10 of NZ employers

Massey University is back in the top 10 of New Zealand's most attractive employer brands, based on the annual survey conducted by the employer branding and recruitment agency Randstad.

Technology key to creating sustainable farm

Technology key to creating sustainable farm

The use of innovative technology on a difficult block of sandy and peaty soils has seen Tangimate farm owners win the Massey University Innovation Award at this year's Horizons Ballance Farm Environment Awards, held last Thursday.

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Opinion and Features

How to manage workplace bullying complaints

How to manage workplace bullying complaints

After analysing workplace bullying legal cases, Massey University's Healthy Work Group provides guidelines to managing complaints effectively.

Opinion: Winston Peters slays National in Northland

Opinion: Winston Peters slays National in Northland

If anyone thought that Winston Peters, at 69, was a spent political force, winding down on a parliamentary salary plus NZ Super, then they should think again.

Coasts – the front line of climate change

Coasts – the front line of climate change

The sound of waves, an ocean view, a beach at your doorstep - these might define the ultimate lifestyle choice.

Run the Night gets Auckland moving

Run the Night gets Auckland moving

Massey University is gearing up for the inaugural Run the Night event, which will be held at the Auckland Domain on March 27.

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Oil off a duck's back

When an oil spill occurs, response teams need to act quickly to save the affected wildlife – but lack of available freshwater can make this task difficult.

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