John Gibb

Pro-democracy rally in Dunedin

Pro-democracy rally in Dunedin

About 40 people took part in a student rally at the University of Otago yesterday to show solidarity with the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. 

Researcher wins Oxford fellowship

Researcher wins Oxford fellowship

A university of Otago PhD researcher, Andrew Highton, has won a Nuffield postdoctoral fellowship to Oxford University, where he will continue his immunology research.

Rising soprano star takes top prize

Rising soprano star takes top prize

Rising young soprano star Isabella Moore has won the Dame Malvina Major Foundation Aria Competition in Dunedin, adding that title to a string of other recent singing successes.

Putting cancer in its place

Putting cancer in its place

Young New Zealanders will grow up in a world in which cancer is much less life-threatening than it is today, University of Otago researcher Prof Parry Guilford believes.

MSc student wins medical school essay competition

MSc student  wins medical school essay competition

University of Otago student Chris Harris has won the Otago Medical School Research Society's prize for writing.

Uni's building project cost-controls queried

Uni's building project cost-controls queried

As a major University of Otago building boom draws near, questions are being asked about the robustness of university management systems, after cost overruns or pressures involving several smaller projects.

Deadly Tb in the cross hairs

Deadly Tb in the cross hairs

Otago has a rich history of establishing firsts, leading the way in many fields. University of Otago researchers are attracting international attention, with some granted millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. So what are they up to? Reporter John Gibb does his own research on the researchers.

Lions purring along after pause

Lions purring along after pause

Recently-retired Mosgiel postie Rob Urquhart is delighted the future of the Mosgiel and District Lions Club is looking much brighter these days, as it roars back into life.

Award for marine scientist

Award for marine scientist

Asociate Prof Keith Probert, a former head of the University of Otago marine science department, has won a national award, recognising his ''outstanding contribution'' to marine science.

Neanderthals not rapidly replaced: study

Neanderthals not rapidly replaced: study

Oxford University research, led by Prof Tom Higham, has shed new light on when the last Neanderthals died out, and strongly suggests they were not rapidly replaced by modern humans.

Prof Higham is the deputy director of the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, at Oxford University, England, and is a University of Otago graduate in archaeology.