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University of Waikato Events Calendar

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May 2018

  • Lunchtime Recital Series - Stephanie Acraman (voice) and Liam Wooding (piano)

    Date Wednesday 2 May 2018
    Time 1pm - 2pm
    Location Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    Head of Vocal studies, Stephanie Acraman, along with alumnus Liam Wooding at the piano, present the entertaining and seldom performed full collection of William Bolcom's "Cabaret Songs". These often darkly…

  • How Sweet It Is! - Improving Carbohydrate Analysis

    Date Wednesday 2 May 2018
    Time 3pm - 4pm
    Location L.G.03

    This presentation is part of the School of Science Wednesday Seminar Series

  • What is your ‘Innovation Score’? - Executive Innovation Bootcamp Workshop 1

    Date Thursday 3 May 2018
    Time 12:30pm - 5:30pm
    Location Waikato Innovation Park, Ruakura, Hamilton

    Registrations are limited to 50 participants. This introductory module encourages attendees to think about their current innovation focus and the scope of products/services that their businesses offer. In partnership with…

  • Philosophy Seminar: That's What Friends Are For: A Confucian Perspective on the Moral Significance of Friendship

    Date Thursday 3 May 2018
    Time 3:10pm - 4:30pm
    Location S.1.05

    "There is little dispute that the relationships we have with our friends are some of the most meaningful we cultivate over a lifetime. But what role, if any, does friendship…

  • Overcoming persistent poverty in Africa: How business can and does help

    Chris Barrett
    Date Friday 4 May 2018
    Time 1pm
    Location MSB.1.05, level one, Waikato Management School

    How can business help improve the lives of the poorest people living in rural Africa? Staff, students and members of the public are invited to a talk on Friday, 4…

  • Oratorio Concert - "The Heavens Are Telling"

    Date Friday 4 May 2018
    Time 7:30pm
    Location St Peter's Cathedral, Victoria Street, Hamilton

    Join the University Chamber Choir and vocal students for their annual Oratorio concert, this year featuring music from Handel's Israel in Egypt and Haydn's Creation . Audiences will also have…

  • Saturday morning music classes- term 2 2018

    Date Saturday 5 May 2018
    Time 8am - 1pm
    Location WCSM, Gate 4, University of Waikato, Hillcrest Road

    Enrol NOW for Term 2 2018 classes at the Waikato Community School of Music (formerly Hamilton Community Centre of Music). The first session is on Saturday 5th May. NB: There…

  • Olive Copperbottom

    Penny Ashton
    Date Saturday 5 May 2018
    Time 7:30pm - 9pm
    Location Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    Following the delicate sold out successes of  Promise and Promiscuity , Penny Ashton (Radio NZ The Panel) swaps Austen for Dickens and brings orphaned hero Olive, and a squalid gaggle…

  • Hockey sticks and broken sticks - a design for a single-treatment, placebo controlled, double-blind, randomized clinical trial suitable for chronic diseases

    Date Monday 7 May 2018
    Time 4:10pm - 5pm
    Location S.G.02

    This work is motivated and exemplified by a genetic disorder causing early onset diabetes, blindness and deafness, which is extremely rare, inevitably fatal and has no current direct treatment. While…

  • 2018 Tauranga Public Lecture Series - Run Faster & Prevent Injury

    Date Monday 7 May 2018
    Time 6pm - 7pm
    Location Trinity Wharf Hotel, Tauranga

    Dr  Kim Hebert-Losier is a Senior Lecturer for the Faculty of Health Sport and Human Performance and a founding member of the team based at the University of Waikato Adams…

  • Dr Shane Legg, Distinguished Alumni Award and Public Lecture

    Dr Shane Legg
    Date Tuesday 8 May 2018
    Time 1:30pm - 4pm
    Location Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    One of the world’s leaders in artificial intelligence will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA) from the University of Waikato on Tuesday 8 May. Dr Shane Legg, co-founder of Google…

  • Lunchtime Recital Series - Dr Mesmer's Private Army

    Date Wednesday 9 May 2018
    Time 1pm - 2pm
    Location Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    A mix of acoustic and electronic sounds accompanied by live visual art, this four piece multimedia ensemble led by brilliant Waikato alumnus composer Dr Jeremy Mayall, breathes new life and…

  • Research seminar: Cognitive psychology and tourism research

    Date Wednesday 9 May 2018
    Time 1pm - 2pm
    Location MSB.1.21, level one, Waikato Management School, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton

    Tourism expert Professor Noel Scott (Griffith University, Australia) will visit Waikato Management School on 9 May to present a seminar on 'Cognitive psychology and tourism research'. Professor Scott is deputy…

  • School of Science Seminar: "Journeys in Soil and Environmental Sciences"

    Date Wednesday 9 May 2018
    Time 3pm - 4pm
    Location L.G.03

    Dr Megan Balks recently “retired” from the University, six weeks short of the 30th anniversary of her arrival here in April 1988. In the course of her career Megan has…

  • FREE Japanese film showing in May 2018

    Date Thursday 10 May 2018
    Time 7pm
    Location L3 Lecture Theatre

    Free Admission No booking required English Subtitles A Tale of Samurai Cooking Director : Yuzo Asahara Cast: Aya Ueno, Kengo Kora, Kimiko Yo, Riko Narumi 2013 | 121min. | PG…

  • Saturday morning music classes- term 2 2018

    Date Saturday 12 May 2018
    Time 8am - 1pm
    Location WCSM, Gate 4, University of Waikato, Hillcrest Road

    Enrol NOW for Term 2 2018 classes at the Waikato Community School of Music (formerly Hamilton Community Centre of Music). The first session is on Saturday 5th May. NB: There…

  • 2018 Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series - Professor Samuel Charlton

    Date Tuesday 15 May 2018
    Time 5:15pm
    Location The Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber, Gate 1, Knighton Road, The University of Waikato

    Getting There: The Psychology of Everyday Driving Driving a car is a complex skill to learn. With practice however, it becomes so easy that we don’t give it a second…

  • Māori and Pacific Careers Evening

    Date Tuesday 15 May 2018
    Time 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Location S Block Upper Foyer

    Development Services invite you to the Māori and Pacific Careers Evening a chance to meet, mingle and network. This event is an opportunity to network and make connections with the…

  • Poland in it's Neighbourhood: Climate Change and Energy Policy in Changing Times.

    Date Wednesday 16 May 2018
    Time 1pm - 2pm
    Location A.G.11

    Centre for Environmental, Resources and Energy Law (CEREL) Seminar Series: Dr Maciej M. Sokołowski The European Union has long advocated for more liberal, open, and transparent European energy market driven…

  • Lunchtime Recital Series - Student Concert

    Date Wednesday 16 May 2018
    Time 1pm - 2pm
    Location Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    Conservatorium of Music students inspire and delight with solo and chamber instrumental works and a variety of vocal repertoire. $5 at the door, free for students with a valid ID…

  • School of Science Wednesday Seminar: "Four ways to make the most of a Summer Scholarship"

    Date Wednesday 16 May 2018
    Time 3pm - 4pm
    Location L.G.03

  • How DNA Encodes a Program: Causal Selection, Control Flow, and the Secrecy of Pyramids

    Date Thursday 17 May 2018
    Time 3pm - 4:30pm
    Location I2.22

    "A commonly expressed idea in biology is the DNA contains "information", or a "blueprint" or a "program" for building a complex multicellular organism, despite the fact that a multitude of…

  • Open Day 2018

    Date Friday 18 May 2018
    Time 9:30am
    Location Hamilton

    Thank you to everyone who visited campus on Friday 18 May for our annual Open Day, it was great to see you and show you the cool things Waikato has…

  • Saturday morning music classes- term 2 2018

    Date Saturday 19 May 2018
    Time 8am - 1pm
    Location WCSM, Gate 4, University of Waikato, Hillcrest Road

    Enrol NOW for Term 2 2018 classes at the Waikato Community School of Music (formerly Hamilton Community Centre of Music). The first session is on Saturday 5th May. NB: There…

  • University of Waikato Aria Competition

    Date Saturday 19 May 2018
    Time 7pm - 9pm
    Location Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    The annual University Aria Competition promises to be another spectacle of superb music and singing as students vie for the top spot. Our distinguished adjudicator for the evening's competition will…

  • University Aria Competition Masterclass with Patricia Wright

    Date Sunday 20 May 2018
    Time 10am - 3pm
    Location Te Whare Tapere Iti, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    Here is your opportunity to see behind the scenes with one of New Zealand's top international artists as soprano Patricia Wright works closely with the finalists from the University of…

  • School of Science Special Seminar: "The neglected middle son: 17O in paleoclimate"

    Date Monday 21 May 2018
    Time 11am - 12pm
    Location S.1.03

    The neglected middle son: 17 O in paleoclimate. This is a Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Lecture

  • Research seminar: How digital disruption is changing marketing

    Date Monday 21 May 2018
    Time 1pm - 2:30pm
    Location MSB.0.01

    Marketing expert Professor Martin Wetzels will give a research seminar at Waikato Management School on how digital disruption is changing the face of marketing. All staff, students, and members of…

  • Lunchtime Recital Series - Songs from the Parisian Belle Epoque

    Date Wednesday 23 May 2018
    Time 1pm - 2pm
    Location Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    Ammiel Bushakevitz (piano) and Laetitia Grimaldi (lyric soprano) An extraordinary opportunity to hear two of the world’s great artists present a programme of romantic French songs from a time when…

  • The Waikato Fashion Fest

    Date Friday 25 May 2018
    Time 7pm - 10pm
    Location The Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    The Waikato Fashion Fest will feature fashion looks, local entertainment and more. There will be raffles, prizes and refreshments throughout the evening. This event is being held to raise funds…

  • Saturday morning music classes- term 2 2018

    Date Saturday 26 May 2018
    Time 8am - 1pm
    Location WCSM, Gate 4, University of Waikato, Hillcrest Road

    Enrol NOW for Term 2 2018 classes at the Waikato Community School of Music (formerly Hamilton Community Centre of Music). The first session is on Saturday 5th May. NB: There…

  • University of Waikato String Orchestra

    Date Saturday 26 May 2018
    Time 3pm - 4pm
    Location Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    Enjoy the University of Waikato String Orchestra in this one-hour family friendly concert that delves into the exciting and flamboyant world of baroque music. Vivaldi will feature, with Dr Lara…

  • “Trigger Warnings” Are Trivially Effective at Reducing Distress

    Date Tuesday 29 May 2018
    Time 12:15pm - 1:15pm
    Location J.G.17

    University students are requesting, and many academics are issuing, “ trigger warnings. ” Trigger warnings are a kind of content warning; they give a pr é cis of the material…

  • Wayfinding Leadership Workshop

    Date Tuesday 29 May 2018
    Time 1pm - 2:30pm
    Location Waikato Management School Executive Education Room MSB1.36

    Wayfinding Leadership For centuries cultures have navigated using the rising and setting of stars and the patterns of waves on the oceans and sands. This science synthesizes important signs in…

  • Workshop: Wayfinding Leadership

    Date Tuesday 29 May 2018
    Time 1pm - 2:30pm
    Location MSB.1.36

    Waikato Management School is pleased to invite you to a 29 May workshop on 'Wayfinding leadership', presented by Dr Chellie Spiller, associate professor in management and international business at the…

  • Lunchtime Recital Series - Student Concert

    Date Wednesday 30 May 2018
    Time 1pm - 2pm
    Location Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    Conservatorium of Music students inspire and delight with solo and chamber instrumental works and a variety of vocal repertoire. $5 at the door, free for students with a valid ID…

  • Theatre Studies presents: The Chapel Perilous by Dorothy Hewett.

    Date Wednesday 30 May - Saturday 2 June 2018
    Time 7pm (Wednesday 30 May) - 7pm (Saturday 2 June)
    Location Playhouse, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    Directed by Gaye Poole Season: 30,31 May &1,2 June @ 7pm In 1971, Syliva Lawson wrote about Sally Banner - "Wearing her hair 'like armour' Sally storms her way to…

  • Philosophy Seminar: How to Make Students Cry

    Date Thursday 31 May 2018
    Time 3pm - 4:30pm
    Location S.1.05

    It is easy, and usually wrong, to make students cry. It is much harder to move students sufficiently that they spontaneously weep as a result of their personal growth. I’ve…

  • Purple Quiz Night and Silent Auction

    Date Thursday 31 May 2018
    Time 6:30pm - 10:30pm
    Location The Don Lewellyn Sports Pavilon – Gate 3b

    Don't miss out on a night of unmissable entertainment, and prizes for a great cause. More information and registration details at the website

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