The MARS spectral x-ray scanner will revolutionise medical imaging globally, and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer and heart disease, because it provides far greater detail of the body’s chemical components.
In the recent UC Connect public lecture, the MARS spectral x-ray scanner is explained by one of the UC scientists who invented it, Professor Anthony Butler.
“The goal of the MARS project is to advance x-ray imaging so that it provides researchers and clinicians with a tool to measure biochemical and physiological processes in the body, enabling researchers and clinicians to better diagnose and treat a wide range of diseases.”
Missed this session? Watch the video here:
Spring Gradfest is designed to help postgraduate students navigate their thesis journey, as well as meet other postgraduates at UC. Please encourage your students to attend.
What’s Gradfest? A week of free seminars, workshops, and social events especially for postgrad students on such topics as
- The research ethics approval process
- How to give a research presentation
- Managing stress
- Preparing for the Oral exam
- The publication process and more
When’s Gradfest? Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November 2018.
View the programme and register here>
UC’s Professor Katie Pickles will be speaking as part of the Suffrage Series at the Arts Centre on Tuesday 16 October, 7.00-9.00pm.
She will be joined by Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla (University of Otago) and the evening, ‘Women’s Suffrage – A cultural journey’ will give Katie and Angela a chance to explore the suffrage journey from Pākehā and Ngāi Tahu perspectives.
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga are partnering in presenting the event.
Katie Pickles is Professor of History at UC and current Te Aparangi Royal Society of New Zealand James Cook Research Fellow. After postgraduate studies at UBC and McGill, Katie has worked teaching New Zealand women’s/feminist history at UC for 23 years. She has supervised over 30 postgraduate theses and served as the UC Associate Dean of Postgraduate Studies. Katie is the author of three books and the editor of six collections. She has published over 50 essays, journal articles and opinion editorials on a variety of topics that tend to coalesce around gender, empire, heroines, hegemony, landscape and commemoration. She is currently at work on a broad sweep of women’s status in society over the past 200 years through an examination of global heroines in history.
Angela Wanhalla is an associate professor and Te Apārangi Royal Society of New Zealand Rutherford Discovery Fellow in the Department of History and Art History at the University of Otago. Her research focuses on the complex histories and politics of cross-cultural intimacy in colonial societies, particularly for Indigenous communities in New Zealand and the Pacific. Her most recent publications include the award-winning Matters of the Heart: A History of Interracial Marriage in New Zealand (2013), Mothers’ Darlings of the South Pacific: The children of US servicemen and Indigenous women, World War II (2016) co-edited with Judith A. Bennett; and He Reo Wāhine: Māori Women’s Voices from the Nineteenth Century (2017) with Lachy Paterson. She is also a judge for the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards General Non-Fiction Prize.
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Organised by the College of Business & Law | Te Rāngai Umanga me te Ture and Thursdays in Black, YouDay Tuesday is an opportunity to de-stress, take part in different fun activities and learn about the different groups on campus and how they can support you.
- What: YouDay Tuesday
- Where: C block lawn
- When: Tuesday 16 October, 11:00am – 1:00pm
The event is open to staff and students, with free kai available as long as supplies last.