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Thu 8 Mar 2012, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Maidment Theatre, 8 Alfred St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages


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Listed by: uniauckland

What does it take to be a success? Every year The University of Auckland’s Distinguished Alumni Award winners inspire and impress with the high level of achievement in their field – and this year is no exception.

Join us for an inspirational evening of six of The University of Auckland’s highest achieving graduates, hosted by television presenter and award-winning columnist Finlay Macdonald.

The 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners are:
* Professor Charles Alcock – Faculty of Science graduate: Director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics;
* Don McGlashan – Faculty of Arts graduate: One of New Zealand’s most celebrated song-writers and singer and songwriter in The Mutton Birds;
* Dr Mark Sagar – Faculty of Engineering graduate: Winner of two consecutive Academy Awards for digital motion capture technology used in Avatar, King Kong;
* Dame Robin White - Fine Arts graduate (National Institute of Creative Arts & Industries), one of this country’s greatest visual artists;
* Emeritus Professor Ranginui Walker – Faculty of Education graduate and Faculty of Arts graduate: Professor of Māori Studies from 1993-1997 and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Māori) from 1996-1997 at The University of Auckland;
* Young Alumna of the Year is Dr Privahini Bradoo – graduate of both the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Medical and Health Science, co-founder and CEO of BioMine, a green mining start-up.

At Auckland Live! 2012 you will hear aspirations and inspiration, as well as gain some practical insights on how to maximise your own potential.

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