New book asks: 'what does it mean to be a citizen?' What can history tell us about the state's duty to its citizens? A bold and timely new book from Massey University Press brings political theorists and historians from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences together to examine the role of, and need for, a critical, global and active civil society.
Rómulo Castro strums and sings softly in Spanish under the shady trees at the Manawatū campus about bringing stories from the Caribbean to the Tasman Sea in the spirit of the 'nueva trova' - new troubadours of Cuba - who first inspired him.
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.
Myths and tales of Ancient Greece and Rome - as well as its philosophers, poets and mathematicians - have captured people's imaginations for centuries with sex, violence, dysfunctional families, cruel gods and corrupt politics.
Government policy changes in New Zealand and China are creating pressures for only child migrants from China who face difficult decisions juggling new lives with cultural expectations to care for ageing parents.
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.
The development of new online Chinese language learning tools is one of three Massey University research projects awarded Catalyst: Seeding funding from the Royal Society of New Zealand. Modelling horse and dog skeletons, and understanding the dynamics of volcanic eruptions are the others.
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