Otago Daily Times:

Southern Alps snow and ice vanishing

Southern Alps snow and ice vanishing

A third of the permanent snow and ice on the Southern Alps has vanished in less than four decades, according to an analysis of aerial surveys.

Complaints over exposure incidents

Police are investigating after at least two cases of young men allegedly exposing themselves in the University of Otago's central library.

Peace declared in Castle St

Peace declared in Castle St

An initiative to establish a Zone of Peace in Castle St, North Dunedin, has given people food for thought. Brenda Harwood takes a look at the concept.

City's smart money in exporting education

City's smart money in exporting education Dunedin aims to double the value international education brings to the city to $330 million a year by 2023. Tertiary Education reporter Vaughan Elder looks at how they plan to meet this aim and what international students bring to the city.

Meet Otago University's oldest living graduate

Meet Otago University's oldest living graduate

Ian Chirnside is one of New Zealand's oldest men and thought to be both the oldest surviving University of Otago graduate and earliest surviving staff member. Tertiary education reporter Vaughan Elder takes a look at some of changes Mr Chirnside has seen.

Tb mycobacteria finding hailed

Tb  mycobacteria finding hailed

University of Otago microbiologists have made an ''amazing discovery'' that offers new hope for developing revolutionary new antibiotics to attack tuberculosis.

Film about kakapo makes finals

Film about kakapo makes finals

A University of Otago student documentary telling the ''rags to riches'' story of Sirocco the kakapo has made the finals at an international film festival.

Students of dentistry aggrieved

Dental students are angry at being left in the dark over the University of Otago's plans to move its medical library to make way for animal testing facilities.

Lost species: raising the dead

Lost species: raising the dead

University of Otago zoologist Phil Seddon is a specialist in reintroduction biology, re-establishing endangered species in protected areas. He also heads a UN-linked international team developing policy on ''de-extinction'', exploring the possibility of bringing extinct species back to life.

Shake-up needed in UN, Patman says

The ''appalling'' shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet with the loss of about 298 lives highlights the need to rejuvenate the United Nations and its conflict-resolving machinery, Prof Robert Patman says.

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