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UC Connect public lecture: MARS: X-ray colour for medicine

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.”

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UC Connect: Law without Lawyers

Law without Lawyers: does legal education have a future?

In his recent UC Connect public lecture, Professor John Hopkins explained how the changing nature of law, the increasing cost of legal advice and the excessive formality of the legal system had left the way open for alternative ways to undertake ‘law jobs’, without the need of lawyers.

“From Blockchain to ‘Alternative’ Dispute Resolution, the way appears open for a legal system without the need for high priests of the legal profession to navigate it,” Professor Hopkins says.

“If current trends continue, the much maligned profession may die out, all on its own.”

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UC Connect: The Little Guy’s guide to making a difference

The Little Guy’s Guide to Making a Difference: Lessons in Politics from the Christchurch Earthquakes.

In her UC Connect lecture Dr Ann Brower shared her personal journey – from the earthquake, to the Bright Light, to the Dark Place, to the hospital, to the Dalai Lama, to the halls of Parliament. 

She also shared the lessons she’s learned about how we Little Guys can make a difference. 

“The lessons come from my training in political and economic geography, from my research in high country land reform, and from my earthquake experience.”

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UC Connect: Science of Rock climbing

UC Connect presentations are recorded so you can watch them online.

The recent UC Connect lecture ‘To fall or not to fall: The science of rock climbing’ is the latest addition to the online videos.

Professor Nick Draper focuses on the psychophysiological stresses associated with the archetypal adventure sport of rock climbing, which involves managing risk and will be an Olympic event in Tokyo in 2020.

See forthcoming UC Connect events here