From the Vice-Chancellor
Professor Roy Crawford
Welcome to the November Alumni & Friends E-Newsletter, where we continue to celebrate the success of our University, its students, alumni and staff.
In this issue, I am pleased to share news of our highest-ever achievement in the globally recognised Times Higher Education rankings; the conferral of Honorary Doctorates on Hamilton arts proponent Campbell Smith and science leader Dr Roger Hill; recent graduate Katie de Lange’s Woolf Fisher scholarship to study at Cambridge University in the UK – one of only three recipients in New Zealand; young alumnus Jordan Taylor’s missionary work in India; University of Waikato researchers awarded significant Marsden Funding grants; several Waikato staff recognised for their outstanding teaching and community contributions and milestone anniversaries for the University’s Music programme and School of Engineering. Read more
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Te Piringa - Faculty of Law is launching the Te Mata Hautu Taketake-Maori and Indigenous Governance Centre, a facility for improving Maori governance.
Hamilton: 5 November 4.30pm-6pm, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, the University of Waikato
Rotorua: 6 November 5.30pm-7pm, Blue Baths, Queens Drive, Government Gardens
Wellington: 7 November 5.30pm-7pm, Chaffers Dock, 1 Herd St, Chaffers Dock, Oriental Bay
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Alumni & Friends events
Tauranga: Monday 26 November - An Evening with Dame Malvina Major
Auckland: Tuesday 27 November - 'Farming: why should townies care?' with Agribusiness Professor Jacqueline Rowarth
Waikato Management School - NZ's leading business school - now offers one day short courses. An ideal professional development opportunity, these courses are taught by the same professors and lecturers as the award-winning MBA programme.
Inaugural Professorial Lecture Prof Lynda Johnston 'Proud people and places or just more Riff Raff? The spatial politics of gay pride.' 20 November, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts.
Fulbright lecture Professor James McCormick, former University of Waikato Fulbright US Senior Scholar will review the outcome of the US elections at an event for alumni, 21 November 6-7pm, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts.
Corporate & Executive Education Alumni are invited to network and reminisce with fellow Exec Ed alumni and staff at the Gallagher Academy of Peforming Arts, 23 November 6-8pm. Leading business coach Marcus Powe will also speak on the importance and power of networking. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Excellence in Practice Series: Annah Stretton, Stretton Clothing: 'Fashion with Heart, What's more important, the brand or the bottom line?' 23 November, 1pm
Calder & Lawson Gallery '50 Years Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy - Orff Music Education' from Salzburg, Austria, November 2012 - January 2013, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts.
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