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University promotes academics

University promotes academics

Fifteen University of Otago academics have been promoted to full professorships for the coming academic year.

More bite for dental school

More bite for dental school

The country's only dental school is a ''a bit shy'' about showing off its expertise, but that will change, its new British dean says.

Every day a sunny one

Every day a sunny one

Artists and art educators Kerry Mackay (left) and Pamela Brown put finishing touches to a summer artwork on windows at the University Union.

Overweight men sought to try diets

Overweight men sought to try diets

University of Otago academic Dr Craig Marshall is urging other men to join him in trying a diet with a difference - all in the name of research, and weight loss.

Salt study makes breakthrough

Salt study makes breakthrough

We have been told for years to limit our salt intake for the sake of our health.

Uni pay rise of most benefit to low-paid

The lowest-paid staff at the University of Otago are set to benefit most from the institution's offer of a universal $1000 pay rise.

Sanctioned by the source

Sanctioned by the source

Rock legend David Bowie has given his seal of approval to a University of Otago paper which explores his career.

Orientation features global hit-makers

Orientation features global hit-makers

Two breakout acts with number one singles around the globe and Australian synth-pop duo Empire of the Sun are the leading acts in this year's Orientation Week.

Hammer and tongs a winner

Hammer and tongs a winner

If University of Otago PhD student Ann Cronin has an academic problem, she often takes a hammer to it.

Extreme temperatures in science of comets

Extreme temperatures in science of comets

Keen to simulate the tail of a comet, Otago Museum science communicator Amadeo Enriquez-Ballestero climbs a stepladder and pours boiling water into a bucket of liquid nitrogen, the temperature of the latter about minus 200degC.

Failure requirement for summer school paper

Failure requirement for summer school paper

A few University of Otago courses have stringently high academic entry standards, requiring straight-A or better performance.

'Serious fun' as science school starts

About 240 senior high school pupils from throughout New Zealand swarmed on to the University of Otago campus yesterday at the start of the university's latest annual Hands-On Science school.

Students pack more into year at summer school

Students pack more into year at summer school

The University of Otago's latest annual summer school began yesterday.

Educational benefit in computer games: research

Educational benefit in computer games: research

Despite some ''negative'' criticism, people of all ages would benefit from more use of serious computer games for educational purposes, Prof Sara de Freitas says.

Uni notes drop in internet breaches

Uni notes drop in internet breaches

Two University of Otago staff were warned this year for downloading movies on the university's internet.

Physicist excited to receive award

Physicist excited to receive award

University of Otago doctoral graduate Russell Bisset is ''pretty chuffed'' that the Royal Society of New Zealand has given him the prestigious Hatherton Award for his innovative physics research.

Brain health growing issue as NZers age

Brain health growing issue as NZers age

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 does his own research on the researchers.

Video: Selwyn Ballet and Vice-Chancellor's Christmas Greeting

Video: Selwyn Ballet and Vice-Chancellor's Christmas Greeting

Watch a day in the life of members of the University of Otago's Selwyn Ballet troupe, followed by a Christmas message from the University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne.

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