Otago University News

Liquor ban to surround stadium

Liquor ban to surround stadium

Dunedin students will be welcomed back to the city with a liquor ban that the University of Otago hopes becomes a permanent feature of Orientation Week.

Seven-star uni group hosted in Dunedin

Seven-star uni group hosted in Dunedin

The University of Otago's ambition to make further improvements and not rest on its laurels is reflected in its membership of an international network of leading universities, University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne said yesterday.

Pressure on NZ’s farmland discussed

Pressure on NZ’s farmland discussed

The challenge of achieving sustainability and growing pressure on New Zealand's rural landscape were highlighted during a national geography conference at the University of Otago yesterday.

Geographers urged to give input

Geographers urged to give input

Emeritus Prof Richard Bedford yesterday urged fellow geographers to accept the challenge of providing research input to public policy.

Vice-chancellor until 2021

Vice-chancellor until 2021

University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne will be in the role until 2021, it was announced yesterday.

180 in city for congress

180 in city for congress

About 180 people have converged on the University of Otago to attend the New Zealand Geographical Society's latest national conference.

Hayne has contract extended

Hayne has contract extended

University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne will continue in the role until 2021, the university announced yesterday.

Advancing stroke research

Advancing stroke research

University of Otago graduate Brad Sutherland, a research fellow at the University of Oxford, tells reporter Eileen Goodwin about the next step in his career.

Making way

Making way

Contractors demolish the Barningham Building behind the University of Otago School of Dentistry complex on Thursday.

University council gender imbalance questioned

Women will be outnumbered three to one on the University of Otago's council in 2016.

Informal survey backs flag confusion claim

Informal survey backs flag confusion claim

A "man-in-the-street'' survey conducted by a retired Dunedin academic has found 90% of respondents have trouble recognising the difference between the Australian and the New Zealand flags.

School pupils to help monitor dredge effects

School pupils to help monitor dredge effects

A University of Otago marine scientist will be leading a small army of school pupils in a new study of how Port Otago's deepening project will affect marine life along the shoreline.

Forensic scientist shares insights

Forensic scientist shares insights

The intricacies and research behind human body decomposition were made public in Dunedin at a "real-life CSI'' seminar given by a University of Otago guest lecturer this week.

Brain implants treat addiction

Brain implants treat addiction

Implants inserted in the brains of alcoholics in research under way in Dunedin are not having quite the desired effect but are producing promising early results, nonetheless.

Loan arrest policy 'kind of dumb'

Loan arrest policy 'kind of dumb'

Former students should pay their loans, but they should not be treated like criminals if they do not, University of Otago Students' Association president Laura Harris says.

Banishing those back-to-work blues

Banishing those back-to-work blues

If those long days of sun, sand and sleep-ins are but a distant memory, and you have the back-to-work blues, David Bilkey might have a fix for you.

Science writing prize for student

Science writing prize for student

University of Otago student Nikita Potemkin has won the Otago Medical School Research Society's prize for science writing.

Civil resistance specialist to visit

Civil resistance specialist to visit

Prof Erica Chenoweth, a leading US specialist on non-violent civil resistance, will visit Dunedin later this month and give a public lecture at the University of Otago.

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