MASSEY NEWS

First Kiwi recipient of international dairy award

First Kiwi recipient of international dairy award

Massey University Distinguished Professor Harjinder Singh has become the first New Zealander to receive the 2018 American Dairy Science Association Distinguished Service Award.

Under-funding fuels cultural tensions, risking patient safety

Under-funding fuels cultural tensions, risking patient safety

New research shows cultural differences in New Zealand's increasingly diverse health sector can increase tensions and risk patient safety.

Another tree planted to mark Matariki

Another tree planted to mark Matariki

Staff and students at the Manawatū campus today continued a six-year tradition of planting trees behind Heritage House to mark Matariki, the Māori new year.

Opinion: When is free speech hate speech and why should universities care?

Opinion: When is free speech hate speech and why should universities care?

Earlier this month an "alt right" speaking event in Auckland was cancelled after Mayor Phil Goff made it clear that the two speakers, Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux, were not welcome and that the council would not provide a venue for "hate speech" by people who sought to abuse and insult others.

Under-funding fuels cultural tensions, risking patient safety

Under-funding fuels cultural tensions, risking patient safety

New research shows cultural differences in New Zealand's increasingly diverse health sector can increase tensions and risk patient safety.

Campaign sets sights on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea

Campaign sets sights on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea

A national campaign is asking beef and dairy farmers across New Zealand to help develop frameworks for disease control of bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVD).

Can airships take scenic flights back to the future?

Can airships take scenic flights back to the future?

School of Aviation assistant lecturer Isaac Henderson has always been fascinated by airships. His master's thesis analysed if they could again be used for transport.

Houses more affordable in Central Otago Lakes, bucking the national trend

Houses more affordable in Central Otago Lakes, bucking the national trend

Massey University's latest Home Affordability Report shows a decline in national affordability, but New Zealand's least affordable region is bucking that trend.

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University News

Exhibition celebrates style and visibility in the dark

Exhibition celebrates style and visibility in the dark

Stylised visibility could be the watchwords for the Retro Reflective Textiles Exhibition that promotes everyday reflective wear to Wellingtonians.

Politics beyond the Beehive - how to be a citizen

Politics beyond the Beehive - how to be a citizen

Citizenship should be about more than voting once every three years, says politics lecturer Dr Emily Beausoleil who will share ideas on how to be an engaged citizen at the Festival for the Future this weekend (July 27-29).

Strength from surviving poverty to be a future leader

Strength from surviving poverty to be a future leader

She survived darkness and despair as a teen. Now, creative writing, running marathons to raise awareness and studying for her Bachelor of Arts degree are all part of Massey student Whaiora Patrick's vision to help vulnerable youth overcome mental health and poverty-related issues.

UN counter-terrorism experts hosted at Massey

UN counter-terrorism experts hosted at Massey

Regional terrorism trends, and New Zealand's measures to address these, were discussed during a visit to Massey University by three top international security agencies.

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Awards and Appointments

First Kiwi recipient of international dairy award

First Kiwi recipient of international dairy award

Massey University Distinguished Professor Harjinder Singh has become the first New Zealander to receive the 2018 American Dairy Science Association Distinguished Service Award.

Cancer, camellia and saddleback research awarded

Cancer, camellia and saddleback research awarded

Blight-resistant camellia, cancer prevention, migrant mental health, and preservation of the saddleback are among the diverse topics being undertaken by Massey University post-doctoral researchers awarded scholarships by the Graduate Women Manawatū Charitable Trust this year.

Leading social scientist made Companion of Royal Society

Leading social scientist made Companion of Royal Society

The Royal Society Te Apārangi has named Associate Professor Robin Peace from Massey University as a Companion.

Professor Douwes appointed to EPA Board

Professor Douwes appointed to EPA Board

Professor Jeroen Douwes, director of the Centre for Public Health Research, has been appointed to the Environmental Protection Authority Board.

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Opinion and Features

Bazley report a good start, but long-term change may be elusive

Bazley report a good start, but long-term change may be elusive

Dame Margaret Bazley's report into sexual harassment and bullying at law firm Russell McVeagh describes a "wicked" problem, and these are difficult to resolve.

A business mind made in New Zealand

A business mind made in New Zealand

Kevin Wang Gang says his New Zealand education at Massey University helped him to become one of China's most successful venture capitalists.

Studio Ghibli’s inspiring coming of age story

Studio Ghibli’s inspiring coming of age story

From the legendary and highly celebrated Studio Ghibli comes From Up on Poppy Hill, a uniquely inspired and highly anticipated coming-of-age story.

Opinion: When is free speech hate speech and why should universities care?

Opinion: When is free speech hate speech and why should universities care?

Earlier this month an "alt right" speaking event in Auckland was cancelled after Mayor Phil Goff made it clear that the two speakers, Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux, were not welcome and that the council would not provide a venue for "hate speech" by people who sought to abuse and insult others.

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