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Antibiotic resistance – microscopic ninjas to the rescue

Antibiotic resistance – microscopic ninjas to the rescue

Antibiotics save countless lives every year, but like an ageing title-fighter, their punch weakens over time. A Massey University evolutionary biologist will speak to an Auckland audience about what we might do when the antibiotic-era comes to an end and who the next contender will be

Opinion: Value of humanities should not be underestimated - scientist

Opinion: Value of humanities should not be underestimated - scientist

Successive governments have taken the view that education is about generating a short-term profit. For years, tertiary education policy has sought to create and expand a marketplace where the learning opportunities necessary to deliver such profits are supplied and purchased.

Red light researcher helping to set women free

Red light researcher helping to set women free

Empowering sex workers to quit India's largest red-light district has consumed Kiwi humanitarian worker and Development Studies researcher Pip Rea for the past seven years.

Roading dominates Finance Minister’s first speech

Roading dominates Finance Minister’s first speech

New Finance Minister Steven Joyce told Aucklanders they had some "hard decisions" to make at his first Finance 2017 appearance.

Student science projects get the green light

Student science projects get the green light

More than $100,00 of funding has been awarded to three Massey University projects from the Government's Unlocking Curious Minds Contestable Fund

Red light researcher helping to set women free

Red light researcher helping to set women free

Empowering sex workers to quit India's largest red-light district has consumed Kiwi humanitarian worker and Development Studies researcher Pip Rea for the past seven years.

Ebola linked to habitat destruction

Ebola linked to habitat destruction

A Massey University veterinary scientist has co-authored research suggesting that Ebola virus emergence is linked to the clearing of animal habitat through deforestation in West and Central Africa.

Put insomnia in its place

Put insomnia in its place

Insomnia is a major health care problem globally, with about one-third of Kiwis reporting they regularly have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.

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Antibiotic resistance – microscopic ninjas to the rescue

Antibiotic resistance – microscopic ninjas to the rescue

Antibiotics save countless lives every year, but like an ageing title-fighter, their punch weakens over time. A Massey University evolutionary biologist will speak to an Auckland audience about what we might do when the antibiotic-era comes to an end and who the next contender will be

Youth voices and rights at heart of education

Youth voices and rights at heart of education

A YouTube video on equity in education put the youth voice at the heart of a symposium on the topic at Massey University recently, with a rap by a group of intermediate pupils about how education can be unfair.

‘Love humanities’ day gets Massey support

‘Love humanities’ day gets Massey support

Studying the humanities often gets a bad rap through persistent misunderstandings - but a national day of action calling for the nation to 'love humanities' aims to highlight its value to our society.

Massey pride in full force at Big Gay Out

Massey pride in full force at Big Gay Out

A stall at Auckland's Big Gay Out last weekend is the lastest achievement for a Massey University staff group committed to promoting the wellbeing and inclusion of people of all gender and sexual identities.

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Awards and Appointments

Neon sculpture works light up artist's year

Neon sculpture works light up artist's year

It's extremely apt that Māori artist Bob Jahnke enjoys working with neon following a year where his productivity has earned him the right to have his name up in lights.

Auckland welcomes new leaders

Auckland welcomes new leaders

The Auckland campus has welcomed new College of Health Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane Mills and Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori and Pasifika Dr Charlotte Severne, with a powhiri.

PM scholarship boosts Māori and Latin American links

PM scholarship boosts Māori and Latin American links

Sharing and comparing experiences of colonialism, indigenous language revitalisation and art will be the focus for a group of New Zealand and Colombian students and academics, thanks to a Prime Minister's Scholarship.

New Year’s Honours for Massey staff and alumni

New Year’s Honours for Massey staff and alumni

Two Massey staff members and 12 Massey alumni have been named in the 2017 New Year's Honours list.

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Opinion and Features

Opinion: Value of humanities should not be underestimated - scientist

Opinion: Value of humanities should not be underestimated - scientist

Successive governments have taken the view that education is about generating a short-term profit. For years, tertiary education policy has sought to create and expand a marketplace where the learning opportunities necessary to deliver such profits are supplied and purchased.

Opinion: She’ll be right. Won’t she?

Opinion: She’ll be right. Won’t she?

A month in, and the damage caused by the presidency of Donald Trump is piling up. Three features of the new administration's conduct stand out for those who work in New Zealand's universities: its tenuous relationship with the truth, bludgeoning disregard of evidence and argument with which it disagrees; and antediluvian views on the nature and role of science.

The legend ends - Japanese film epic

The legend ends - Japanese film epic

The thrilling conclusion to the blockbuster Rurouni Kenshin live-action trilogy will be screened at Massey's Auckland campus next month, as part of the free monthly Japanese film nights.

Opinion: NZ should look before it leaps into an EU trade deal

Opinion: NZ should look before it leaps into an EU trade deal

Dr Mark Avis questions the timing of the EU's sudden interest in a trade deal with New Zealand - and advises caution.

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