A first for the world A first for the world

A first for the world

People out strolling along Pt Chev Beach in Auckland who came upon Dr Suzanne Cowan up a tree, suspended by ropes and dressed as Supergirl, could not have known that what they were seeing was research in action. Suzanne, a teacher, dancer and choreographer, graduated at this year’s Autumn ceremonies as the first wheelchair user […]

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Back on campus with a camera crew Back on campus with a camera crew

Back on campus with a camera crew

Student days and the life changing power of education are close to the hearts of alumni filmmakers Stallone and Dinah Vaiaoga-Ioasa. The New Zealand-born Samoan brother and- sister team drew deeply on Pacific themes in this year’s hit comedy film Hibiscus & Ruthless. But their experiences of university helped shape nearly every scene. By Pete […]

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The times, they are a-changin’ The times, they are a-changin’

The times, they are a-changin’

Black Lives Matter, the ‘Me Too’ and ‘Never Again’ movements, action on climate change, nuclear disarmament, poverty; these are the defining issues of our age. And as many current protests have their beginnings in the youth movements of 1960s America, US historian Jennifer Frost’s courses are consistently relevant and popular. By Julianne Evans “One of […]

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Seen any starfish looking unwell? Seen any starfish looking unwell?

Seen any starfish looking unwell?

Around the world starfish are dying from a wasting disease. Scientists are concerned that a change in sea temperatures might start affecting some species of our own New Zealand starfish. Professor Mary Sewell from the University’s School of Biological Sciences and Dr Ian Hewson from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, are asking the public […]

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Is NZ still a great place to bring up children?

Is NZ still a great place to bring up children?

We asked this question of three professional people, all deeply concerned in different ways about the welfare of our children.

Jun 4, 2018 11:42

What lies beneath?

What lies beneath?

Usually our first encounter with a new book is on the shelf at the bookstore…

Jun 1, 2018 8:33

Med School turns 50

Med School turns 50

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Medical School at the University of Auckland.

Jun 5, 2018 8:32

Current issue

Current issue

Download the Autumn 2018 issue of Ingenio as a PDF document.

May 26, 2016 9:48

Recent Articles

Inheritance: It’s about more than genes

Inheritance: It’s about more than genes

Epigenetics has been hailed as the missing link between genes and environment. By Nicola Shepheard The growing knowledge of how experiences get written onto our DNA, influencing development and disease, opens new avenues for personalised medicine. More broadly, evidence from animals that epigenetic marks can be inherited is challenging the standard view of evolution and […]

Seeing the world in a new and vivid way

Seeing the world in a new and vivid way

Step into the shoes of Fraser Alexander and you get the chance to explore fresh horizons not through the usual visual channels but through touch and smell and taste and sound. By Janet McAllister “I’m not an adventurous traveller,” says University development manager (and alumnus) Fraser Alexander. This is a surprising statement from a man […]

A hundred years on

A hundred years on

Alumnus and current doctoral student Mark Boyd writes of his great uncle, a former student at Auckland, and of the recent anniversary of his early death.

A first for the world

A first for the world

People out strolling along Pt Chev Beach in Auckland who came upon Dr Suzanne Cowan up a tree, suspended by ropes and dressed as Supergirl, could not have known that what they were seeing was research in action. Suzanne, a teacher, dancer and choreographer, graduated at this year’s Autumn ceremonies as the first wheelchair user […]

First New Zealand-based female Fellow

First New Zealand-based female Fellow

In a career of exceptional achievement, Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble (CNZM) has achieved yet another first. She has become the only New Zealand-based woman scientist elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, and joins just 42 other New Zealanders elected to its ranks. A true daughter of Auckland, Margaret was born and […]