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Researcher takes up Paterson chair

Researcher takes up Paterson chair

Dr David Tombs, a public theology researcher working in Northern Ireland, will take up the University of Otago's Howard Paterson Chair in Theology and Public Issues early next year.

'Huge relief' as Otago students post first win

A quarter of a century since the last time they last took part in a televised University Challenge quiz event, University of Otago students are back in action, and are still winning.

Otago researchers find new whale genus

Otago researchers find new whale genus

Painstaking detective work by University of Otago paleontologists has led to the discovery of a previously unknown genus of ancient baleen whales, now named Tohoraata, or ''Dawn Whale''.

Iwi pulls out of project

Iwi pulls out of project

Ngai Tahu has withdrawn from a project worth tens of millions to build two student hostels in Dunedin, but says it remains keen on investing elsewhere in the city.

So you're learning te reo? There's an app for that

A new Maori language app has been created following a University of Otago research project on how Dunedin families pass te reo to their children.

Warning over 'memorialisation'

War memorials and much of the associated ''memorialisation'' response, particularly from some senior decision-makers, tended to make future wars more likely, Prof Richard Jackson warned yesterday.

Wonder fertility protein behind newborns' brain sex

Wonder fertility protein behind newborns' brain sex

Kisspeptin -- the wonder protein recently revealed as a master controller in reproduction -- has now been found by New Zealand researchers to play a key role in moulding the male brain just hours after birth.

Police slate Hyde St party organisers

Police slate Hyde St party organisers

Police say they are disappointed a party in Hyde St, Dunedin, on Saturday night was not better organised.

Otago successful in scholarships

Otago successful in scholarships

University of Otago academics and senior students have gained five of the seven nationally-allocated scholarships in the latest Rutherford Foundation Trust Awards.

Academic heads poll review panel

A University of Otago academic who warned of a ''vicious circle'' from low voter turnout in Dunedin City Council elections has been appointed to help revamp the system.

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