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Keg party 'very positive overall'

Keg party 'very positive overall'

The future of the Hyde St keg party appears safe despite a handful of drunken incidents marring the annual scarfie drinking session.

Science fiction, fantasy collection on show

Science fiction, fantasy collection on show

On the floor of the de Beer Gallery at the University of Otago central library there is a spot reserved for ardent devotees of science fiction.

OUSA in stoush over fee

OUSA in stoush over fee

A stoush over $22,500 is brewing between Otago University Students' Association and the national body it no longer wants to be a part of.

Rallying for university council role

Rallying for university council role

Dozens rallied on the steps of the Clocktower Building yesterday pushing for student and staff representation on university councils.

Sky's the limit for science engagement

Sky's the limit for science engagement

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 and some have been granted millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. What are they up to? Reporter John Gibb, in a fortnightly series, does his own research on the researchers.

University roll worry realised

University roll worry realised

Fears of University of Otago first-year student numbers falling for the first time since 2011 appear to be realised, with ''serious'' vacancies at Knox College and Salmond College.

Tools help unlock brain mysteries

Tools help unlock brain mysteries

An advanced set of analytical tools is enabling scientists to gain striking insights into the brain's mysteries and open up new horizons in stroke-related research.

Possible cancer link with ploughing

Possible cancer link with ploughing

When it comes to ploughing and cancer, what on earth is the link?

Gates foundation funding Otago salmonella research

Gates foundation funding Otago salmonella research

The foundation established by the world's richest man has given about $320,000 to the University of Otago.

Academics win awards

Academics win awards

Four ''outstanding'' University of Otago academics have been honoured in the University of Otago's annual teaching excellence awards.

Game fun way to learn safety

Game fun way to learn safety

Being seriously injured in an accident is not a game. But it seems being educated on how to avoid serious injury can be.

Big rise in serious disciplinary matters

Big rise in serious disciplinary matters

The number of serious disciplinary matters at the University of Otago almost doubled over the past two years.

Fewer cheats dealt with

The number of University of Otago students dealt with for alleged dishonest practices plunged 42% last year.

Research grant for malpractice study

Research grant for malpractice study

A harkness Fellowship will help University of Otago academic Dr Jennifer Moore shed new light on the results of reforms to New Zealand's previously ''unfair'' medical misadventure compensation system.

Trio off to Japan meeting

Trio off to Japan meeting

Three University of Otago students will soon be meeting Nobel laureates at a high-powered scientific gathering in Japan.

Space explorer enjoys science fiction

Space explorer enjoys science fiction

Being deeply involved in space research is a dream come true for University of Otago physicist Prof Craig Rodger, who, as a youngster, was once inspired by Star Trek on television.

Bilkey joins Marsden council

Prof David Bilkey, of the University of Otago psychology department, has been appointed to the Marsden Fund Council.

Domestic student roll up

Increasing domestic student numbers and a $16.1 million surplus were dampened by another year of declining numbers of international students, the University of Otago council meeting heard this week.

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