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Heaven on earth in a world of insects

Heaven on earth in a world of insects

Otago is a province with a rich history of establishing firsts. We have led the way in many fields, and that tradition continues. Researchers at the University of Otago are attracting international attention, with some granted millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. So what are they up to? Reporter John Gibb, in a fortnightly series, does his own research on the researchers.

School of business discussion

University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne has spoken to staff from its school of business over performance issues.

Making a hash of things at breakfast

Making a hash of things at breakfast

Have you ever heard of a hash brown jamwich?It is two slices of toast, slathered in raspberry jam, stuck together with a hash brown in between.

Otago scientists seek clues to dangerous pregnancy disorder

Otago scientists seek clues to dangerous pregnancy disorder

University of Otago scientists have found tantalising new clues in the fight against a dangerous condition in pregnancy, and their research could lead to much earlier diagnosis.

Student numbers expected to drop for 4th year

Student numbers expected to drop for 4th year

Student numbers at the University of Otago are expected to drop for the fourth year in a row.

Prof would take pay cut if fees didn't rise

Prof would take pay cut if fees didn't rise

A University of Otago professor says she would be willing to take a pay cut if it meant student fees were not increased.

Student thrilled NZSO to play his work

Student thrilled NZSO to play his work

For Sam van Betew, it was just an exercise designed to keep his composing hand in over the summer holidays.

'Rack' site originator proves media-shy

The University of Otago student who set up a notorious social media page - where explicit images of young women were shared without their consent - proved media-shy himself yesterday.

Studholme's 'nightclub' scene all over

A University of Otago residential college has shut down a makeshift ''nightclub'' started in one of its rooms.

Shining light on crystals of the ocean

Shining light on crystals of the ocean

Otago is a province with a rich history of establishing firsts. We have led the way in many fields, and that tradition continues.

Students praise supervisor

Students praise supervisor

University of Otago social anthropologist Associate Prof Ruth Fitzgerald has been named Otago University Students' Association's latest supervisor of the year.

Varsity 'sullied' by page

Varsity 'sullied' by page

The University of Otago's reputation has been ''sullied'' by an explicit Facebook page, vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne says.

New campus policeman in it for the long haul

New campus policeman in it for the long haul

After more than 20 years on the front line, Senior Constable John Woodhouse is going to university.

Student attacks uni porn ban

Student attacks uni porn ban

The University of Otago's ban on pornography in residential colleges is being slammed as an attack on student freedom.

Student association to seek relevance

Student association to seek relevance

Fighting to preserve Dunedin's unique student culture and increasing the Otago University Students' Association's relevance are among the aims of newly-elected president Paul Hunt.

Putting cancer in its place

Putting cancer in its place

Young New Zealanders will grow up in a world in which cancer is much less life-threatening than it is today, University of Otago researcher Prof Parry Guilford believes.

Student voters shift right

Student voters shift right

The National Party's clean sweep of polling booths around the University of Otago appears to be a ''significant shift'' in the student voting base, political lecturer Dr Bryce Edwards says.

Twenty college positions may go

Twenty college positions may go

Almost one-third of jobs at the College of Education are set to be slashed if proposed changes go ahead.

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