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Thursday, 26 July 2012
Reversing the decline in speakers of te reo Maori Understanding what helps people become active users of the Maori language could hold the key to reversing the decline in speaker numbers, says a Victoria University researcher. 194 views

Gift boosts public policy research for ordinary New Zealanders Victoria's School of Government will tonight launch a new research institute that will look into issues at the heart of the democratic process, thanks to a generous $3 million endowment from The Gama Foundation. 127 views

Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Eminent theologian to deliver lectures in Wellington next week American theologian Professor William Cavanaugh is delivering four public lectures in Wellington next week. 225 views

Tuesday, 24 July 2012
From the Old World to the New The extent of renowned French artist Marcel Duchamp's influence on New Zealand artists and his place in our cultural history are explored in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery. 191 views

Monday, 23 July 2012
New editorial role for migration expert Victoria University’s Dr Alan Gamlen has been appointed as the founding Editor-in-Chief of a new journal from Oxford University Press. 120 views

Thursday, 19 July 2012
Victoria professor wins teaching award Dr Ocean Mercier has been recognised as one of New Zealand's top teachers. 147 views

Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Love, learning and professionalism: the big debates in early childhood education As the number of infants and toddlers entering early childhood education continues to grow, a Victoria University researcher has been investigating what the role of the teachers of very young children should be. 316 views

Victoria appoints new creative writing Director Author, poet, playwright, and scriptwriter Damien Wilkins will be the next Director of Victoria's International Institute of Modern Letters. 217 views

Friday, 13 July 2012
Scientists set out Antarctic challenges A group of nearly 30 international scientists, including Victoria University’s Professor Peter Barrett, has set out the major conservation challenges facing the Antarctic region now, and for the next 50 years, in an article published in Science magazine. 242 views

Thursday, 12 July 2012
Film industry tempting, but tough Working in film is often precarious, tough and poorly paid, but the attractions of the industry often outweigh the challenges, according to research carried out at Victoria University. 215 views

Edwina Palmer first in New Zealand to receive Inoue Yasushi Award Victoria University Japanese Programme Director and Associate Professor Edwina Palmer is the first New Zealander to receive the prestigious Inoue Yasushi Award for her article entitled ‘A poem to carp about? Poem 16–3828 of the Man'yoshu collection’. 691 views

Monday, 9 July 2012
The science of learning language Ever wondered how people learn languages? Professor Nick Ellis, a world-leading linguist, will explore how humans have developed this fundamental skill at a free public lecture at Victoria University this Thursday. 153 views

Wednesday, 27 June 2012
John Shewan appointed Adjunct Professor of Accounting at Victoria Business stalwart John Shewan will help the next generation of students prepare for life in the fast lane by taking up the position of Adjunct Professor of Accounting at Victoria Business School. 256 views

Tuesday, 26 June 2012
An Olympian gathering of poets A selection of esteemed New Zealand poets will rub shoulders with some of the world’s biggest names in poetry, as part of a cultural festival surrounding the London Olympics. 190 views

Monday, 25 June 2012
Hardship, history and home feature in Writers on Mondays A sneak preview into a world inhabited by a hapless young girl rescued from a plague-ravaged slum by a sinister benefactor makes for a dramatic start to this year's Writers on Mondays series. 173 views

Thursday, 14 June 2012
Wellington students run international business competition A plan for an indigenous tribe in Colombia to capitalise on the medicinal properties of a local plant took out the top spot at a Wellington-run international student business case competition. 233 views

Monday, 11 June 2012
Does austerity pain actually deliver long-term gain? An Oxford University-led study examining the consequences of the ongoing fiscal squeeze in Western economies is looking to the past to inform the present, with two academics from Victoria's School of Government providing a New Zealand perspective. 193 views

Saturday, 9 June 2012
Law alumnus awarded Yorke Prize from University of Cambridge A Victoria University law alumnus and former Faculty member has won the Yorke Prize at Cambridge University. 377 views

Monday, 4 June 2012
Queen's Birthday honours for Victoria alumni and friends Victoria University's alumni and friends from fields as diverse as business, music and medical research have been recognised in the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours. 216 views

Thursday, 31 May 2012
Students suggest how to balance the country's books The best and brightest from schools around the country arrived in Wellington today to compete in Treasury's inaugural Long-Term Fiscal Schools Challenge, with a scholarship to study at Victoria University at stake. 189 views

Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Experts explore Taupo supervolcano and Pompeii Taupo’s volcano was the scene of the most recent super-eruption on Earth. 247 views

Law alumna to dive into fresh water regulation Victoria law alumna Amelia Keene is the 2012 winner of the New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin Scholarship for outstanding women scholars holding a New Zealand university law degree. 158 views

Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Slow earthquakes discovered deep beneath the Alpine Fault Victoria University scientists have discovered that slow, creeping earthquakes take place deep beneath the Alpine Fault on the South Island’s West Coast, which is regarded as New Zealand’s most hazardous fault line. 329 views

Thursday, 17 May 2012
Family of five making a splash at Victoria National water polo representative Eamon Lui-Fakaotimanava completed a full family circle of Victoria University graduates when his Bachelor of Commerce and Administration degree was conferred yesterday. 236 views

Research shows how to increase mental wellbeing and feel happy 163 views

Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Discovery could lead to greener ways of making drugs Discoveries made during PhD studies by Victoria University graduate Emma Dangerfield could revolutionise the pharmaceutical industry, by allowing drugs to be made in a more environmentally friendly way. 251 views

Graduation update Today's Graduation parade has been cancelled (Wednesday 16 May). 154 views

Monday, 14 May 2012
Victoria celebrates biggest graduation yet More graduands than ever before will this week celebrate successfully completing their studies at Victoria University of Wellington's May Graduation ceremonies. 188 views

Saturday, 12 May 2012
Victoria saddened by loss of alumnus Sir Geoffrey Henry Victoria University is saddened by the recent passing of distinguished alumnus, former Cook Islands Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Arama Henry. 322 views

Thursday, 3 May 2012
Honorary Doctorates for acclaimed astrophysicist and outstanding business leader Victoria University of Wellington will confer honorary degrees on an acclaimed astrophysicist and a successful businessman during this month's Graduation ceremonies. 262 views

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