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Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU

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Promoting equity and excellence through high-expectation/high-support schools

Date: 7 March 2017 5:00pm - 7 March 2017 7:00pm

Venue: Auckland University, Epsom, J1 lecture theatre. Gate 4, 74 Epsom Avenue, Auckland

Speakers: Professor Rhona S Weinstein, Graduate School, Psychology Department, University of California, Berkeley.

Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Auckland

Dr Weinstein will draw on findings from her recent book, Achieving College Dreams: How a University-Charter District Partnership Created an Early College High School (Weinstein and Worrell [Eds.], Oxford University Press, 2016).  The book tells the story of a 10-year collaboration between the University of California, Berkeley and Aspire Public Schools, undertaken to build the California College Preparatory Academy (CAL Prep) as a model for providing low-income and first-generation college youth with an excellent and equitable education.  Reflecting collaborative research and diverse voices from students to superintendents, this edited book charts the journey from the initial decision to open a school to the high school graduation of its first two classes, capturing both struggle and success.

Ihaka lectures 2017: Expressing yourself with R

Date: 8 March 2017 6:00pm - 8 March 2017 7:30pm

Venue: University of Auckland, MLT1 Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Building 303, 38 Princes Street

Speakers: Associate Professor Hadley Wickham

Medical manslaughter: criminalisation or restoration?

Date: 14 March 2017 4:30pm - 14 March 2017 5:30pm

Venue: WA Conference Centre AUT City Campus Level 2, WA Building 55 Wellesley Street East

Speakers: Professor Warren Brookbanks

AUT Inaugural Professorial Address. Public Address Series 2017

Medical manslaughter is a highly evocative concept, covering liability for a broad range of medical errors resulting in patient deaths.

It is a judgment with far-reaching consequences for those medical professionals convicted of the crime. Although historically numbers of convictions are small, there is evidence of an increase in successful prosecutions in recent years, associated with a greater use of imprisonment as a sanction. While this is not currently a problem in New Zealand, there are a number of concerning aspects of law and practice in other countries, notably England and Wales, which may have implications for New Zealand medical professionals. In this lecture Professor Warren Brookbanks explores some of these issues and, through the lens of therapeutic jurisprudence, discusses alternative approaches to the management and sanctioning of medical errors resulting in the deaths of patients.

Professor Brookbanks is a leading criminal law scholar and has published extensively in the areas of criminal law and mental health law.

See also: Other inaugural addresses

Energy Matters: Supply demand balance in an integrated energy system

Date: 16 March 2017 6:00pm - 16 March 2017 7:45pm

Venue: University of Auckland, Owen G Glenn Building, lecture theatre OGGB5, lvel 0, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland

Speakers: Professor Mark O’Malley

As energy systems have evolved from small isolated simple energy systems into continental scale integrated energy systems, the supply demand balance principle is a fundamental law underpinning and shaping their evolution. In an integrated energy system, supply demand balance is across all energy carriers (e.g. fuels, heat, electricity) across scales/infrastructure (e.g. gas, heat, electricity networks) with and/or without storage capability and with all the consequential losses.

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