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Between bench and patient’s bedside

Between bench and patient’s bedside

These days, University of Otago medical graduate Helen Heslop is a professor of medicine and paediatrics and director of the Centre for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Prof Heslop is an internationally-respected leader in developing immunotherapy treatments for leukaemia and other life-threatening diseases, writes John Gibb. 

New chief to look with 'fresh eyes'

New chief to look with 'fresh eyes'

Stephen Willis will be taking the operational reins of the University of Otago in April, but for now, mum's the word on what will change as a result - if anything.

Mass bee deaths natural: professor

Mass bee deaths natural: professor

A spike in dead bumblebees around Dunedin is probably a natural phenomenon and nothing to be concerned about, a bee researcher says.

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.

Polytech celebrates 50 years

Polytech celebrates 50 years

Founding Otago Polytechnic council member Dawn Ibbotson (101) cuts the birthday cake as the polytechnic celebrates its 50-year anniversary on campus yesterday.

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.

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