Pesticide studies lead awards of research grants

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New Zealand’s first study of pesticide exposure levels and its effect on the development of children’s nervous systems is to be undertaken by Massey University’s College of Health, following the awarding of $1.2 million by the Health Research Council. It is part of a package of funding worth $3,215,550 for three projects and one emerging… Read more »

AgriCommerce students take on world

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Five Massey University AgriCommerce students will travel to Atlanta in the United States this week to compete in a student case study competition. The competition is part of the 23rd International Food and Agribusiness Management Association Symposium. Making the trip are Massey Bachelor of AgriCommerce (Honours) students Sarah Crofoot, Tim Sharp and Katherine Gibson and… Read more »

Fresh designs for Palmerston North

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Massey University planning students have come up with creative and fresh designs to revitalise six Palmerston North neighbourhood centres, including skate parks, revamped recreation areas and pedestrian-friendly shopping precincts. A design by fourth-year planning students to revitalise the Awapuni neighbourhood centre The fourth-year students worked in groups to develop a master plan for the Awapuni,… Read more »

Warning labels on cigarettes would help smokers quit

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A leading tobacco control researcher says the next step to encourage smokers to quit is to print warning labels on cigarettes. Massey’s new College of Health head Professor Paul McDonald, a world expert on smoking cessation, backs the Government’s plans to introduce unbranded tobacco packages with graphic warning images, saying it is the next logical… Read more »

Dairy Study in Top Agriculture Journal

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Massey University researcher Dr Jean Margerison has had a research article accepted for publication in the prestigious Journal of Dairy Science. The paper, The Effect of Increasing the Nutrient and Amino Acid Concentration of Milk Diets On Dairy Heifer Individual Feed Intake, Growth, Development, and Lactation Performance, tracked how calves raised with a milk diet… Read more »

Narcissists not smartest in room

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Early career corporate high flyers can come crashing to earth if overly self-confident personality traits like narcissism are not kept in check, according to new research by Massey PhD recipient Jeff Simpson. In one of the first research projects undertaken on narcissistic graduates rather than corporate leaders, Mr Simpson investigated the meaning and impact of… Read more »

Steve says it like it is

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Vice-Chancellor Steve Maharey talked about competition for international students, student fees and the possibility of a merger with Lincoln University in a television interview in May. Mr Maharey appeared on Television New Zealand’s Q&A programme. Host Susan Wood asked him about topics ranging from students cheating to why he appears in Massey’s advertising and whether he… Read more »

Health specialist appointed to Māori leadership role at Massey

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Associate Professor Te Kani Kingi (Ngāti Pukeko, Ngāti Awa) has been appointed to the newly created role Director Māori at Massey University. Assistant Vice Chancellor (Māori and Pasifika) Selwyn Katene says the position has been established to provide academic and cultural leadership. “Dr Kingi will focus on Māori development and building capacity for the University… Read more »

Social factors contribute to emergence of coronavirus

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A number of social factors make the emergence of viruses such as the new coronavirus more likely to recur a Massey specialist in the spread of infectious diseases says. Professor of Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health, Nigel French, says factors such as human beings’ population growth, desire for world travel, changes in the production… Read more »

TV show follows Massey vets on the job

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Massey University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is the focus of a new television show premiering on PRIME next month. The Animal Files takes a look behind the scenes at the hospital, documenting the work of some of the most passionate veterinarians in New Zealand and across the world. Veterinary Teaching Hospital director Janet Molyneux says the… Read more »