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Students happy to get jab

Students happy to get jab

University of Otago students lined up for free flu vaccinations at a temporary clinic on campus yesterday.

Research funding hailed

Research funding hailed

The University of Otago anticipates it will benefit to the tune of "several million dollars'' from extra funding for research announced in yesterday's Budget.

Ancient genetic links revealed

Ancient genetic links revealed

International scientists co-led by a University of Otago researcher have sequenced the mitochondrial genome of an ancient Phoenician man, who once lived in Tunisia, in Northern Africa, and revealed surprising European links.

'Doctor' John embraces the moment

'Doctor' John embraces the moment

John Egenes has performed in front of thousands, with high-profile musicians such as Lyle Lovett, Pete Seeger, Nanci Griffith, Jerry Jeff Walker and Guy Clark.

Graduates urged to make a difference

Graduates urged to make a difference

Small actions can make a big difference, and can sometimes spark global changes.

Early hours Skype date with fate

Early hours Skype date with fate

One winter morning last year University of Otago graduate Daniel Tulloch donned a suit for a Skype interview with the University of Oxford.

Study quest tests limits for 73-year-old graduand

Study quest tests limits for 73-year-old graduand

When University of Otago religious studies graduand Len West handed in his honours thesis last year he swapped daily visits to the library for time in a hospital bed.

Sisters doing it together

Sisters doing it together

This may be a case of Hannah and her Sisters, or Sisters are Doin' It for Themselves.

University of Otago graduands - 1pm ceremony

More than 240 people will graduate in person from the University of Otago with qualifications in arts, education, music, teaching and theology in a ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall at 1pm. About 100 others will graduate in absentia.

University of Otago graduands - 4pm ceremony

More than 370 people will graduate in person from the University of Otago with qualifications in commerce and law in a ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall at 4pm today. More than 40 others will graduate in absentia.

Study backs nicotine inhalers

Study backs nicotine inhalers

Puffing on a nicotine inhaler device doubled smokers' chances of quitting, University of Otago researchers have found.

`Robust review' of fisheries quotas called for

A University of Otago professor is calling for a review into the Ministry of Primary Industries fisheries quota management system.

Maintain challenge, graduands advised

Maintain challenge, graduands advised

University of Otago graduands have been encouraged to "be bold'' and challenge themselves and their limitations to attain success.

All in the family

All in the family

Graduation from the University of Otago was a family affair at the weekend for Lyudmila Scandrett and her son Valentin Kiselev.

Capping Show balances both its humour and cutting edge

Capping Show balances both its humour and cutting edge

This  Wednesday, University of Otago students will feel the same mix of Capping Show opening night nerves and excitement felt by a group of student actors every May for the past 122 years.

University of Otago graduands, 4pm ceremony

About 370 people will graduate in person from the University of Otago with qualifications in science, in a ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall at 4pm today.

University of Otago graduands, 1pm ceremony

More than 300 people will graduate in person from the University of Otago with qualifications in a wide range of disciplines, including biomedical sciences, physical education, surveying, dentistry, pharmacy, health sciences and medicine, in a ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall at 1pm today.

Uni extends timeframe for support services review, updates staff

An update on a wide-ranging University of Otago support services review has been greeted cautiously by the Tertiary Education Union.

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