Otago University News

University mural done

University mural done

The first mural to be painted on the University of Otago's campus has been finished.

Money woes could mean fewer students

Money woes could mean fewer students

Aysha Willis has a lot on her plate.

No design school decision

No design school decision

The University of Otago has not made a decision on the fate of its design school more than a month after the end of consultation on its proposed closure.

The icing on the cake

The icing on the cake

Otago University Students' Association queer support co-ordinator Hahna Briggs had a busy day yesterday.

Foodie fundraiser effective

Foodie fundraiser effective

University of Otago postdoctoral student Dr Htin Lin Aung is happy after a coconut noodle soup and cupcake fundraiser yesterday raised $1988.60 for flood victims in Burma (Myanmar).

Graduates defend facility

More graduates have criticised the University of Otago and its proposal to stop offering its design programme.

Call to use different bowel cancer test

Call to use different bowel cancer test

A bowel cancer screening authority is urging a rethink of the method used to detect the deadly disease when a nationwide screening programme is introduced.

Student misbehaviour - blame it on the sunshine?

Student misbehaviour - blame it on the sunshine?

Fine weather could to be blame for a spike in student disciplinary cases in February and March this year, University of Otago proctor Simon Thompson says.

Denial of discharge lauded

Denial of discharge lauded

A senior policeman has lauded a Dunedin judge for refusing to allow a student to escape conviction for couch burning.

'So unreal' to be graduating

'So unreal' to be graduating

Brittany Williams still cannot quite believe that she is going to graduate from the University of Otago today, with a commerce degree.

Doctoral graduate numbers good for Otago

Is there a doctor in the house?

Major diabetes discovery

Major diabetes discovery

A University of Otago research discovery has shed new light on links between diabetes and heart disease and could help ''greatly decrease'' the impact of New Zealand's growing diabetes epidemic.

Four out of four for Otago University

Four out of four for Otago University

The University of Otago last night achieved a remarkable feat by winning the Prime Minister's Supreme Award for tertiary teaching excellence for the fourth year in a row, with Associate Prof Suzanne Pitama the latest winner.

Progress against 'slippery' threat

Progress against 'slippery' threat

A leading British-based cancer researcher, Dr Peter Campbell, is cautiously confident about making further progress in the fight against cancer, but warns it remains a ''slippery'' long-term threat.

Student rep escapes further action

An intoxicated Otago University Students' Association representative who allegedly abused staff at a BYO restaurant will have no further action taken against him by the university.

Lecture theatre mural 'impressive'

Lecture theatre mural 'impressive'

The University of Otago's first mural on campus went through several ''tweaks'' before being approved, but is now looking ''pretty impressive'', the director of Maori development says.

University tops table for retention

University tops table for retention

The University of Otago is the nation's top university for student retention for the sixth year in a row, a report shows.

Memorial award for Otago botanist

University of Otago botany researcher Dr Janice Lord is ''absolutely delighted'' to have been named as the Royal Society of New Zealand's latest Leonard Cockayne Memorial Lecturer.

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