John Gibb

Toitu soon to seek new director

Toitu soon to seek new director

The Dunedin City Council will soon advertise for a new director of the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, and closer links with the Otago Museum also seem likely after recent talks.

Teaching expo popular with students

Teaching expo popular with students

Many University of Otago students attended an annual teaching expo yesterday, to learn more about job prospects in teaching, after they graduate.

English, history gain top 30 rank

English, history gain top 30 rank

The University of Otago English and history departments have been ranked in the top 30 university departments in their respective disciplines in the world, in recent QS World University Rankings.

Shift to strategic Maori health approach

Shift to strategic Maori health approach

Priorities in Maori health policy have shifted from an initial ''crisis response'' to individual patients facing serious health challenges to a more strategic approach, Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell said yesterday.

Dunedin tragedy exposes 'gap'

Dunedin tragedy exposes 'gap'

The tragic shooting deaths of two Dunedin children highlight the ''totally unfair'' situation sometimes facing judges having to decide on protection order breaches without full access to Australian criminal records.

$280,000 four-year US study scholarship

$280,000 four-year US study scholarship

University of Otago student Ben Ayto has been awarded a national scholarship, amounting to $280,000 over four years, to undertake further study in the United States.

Big Otago role in science challenges

Big Otago role in science challenges

The University of Otago is likely to gain ''significant resources'' for research after being named in an alliance to tackle the first of the Government's multimillion-dollar science challenges.

Hot finding with ultra cold atoms

Hot finding with ultra cold atoms

Two University of Otago physics students have pushed the frontiers of quantum technology by helping develop laser-operated ''optical tweezers'' that precisely split clouds of ultracold atoms and smash them together.

Integrated university system closer

Moves to introduce a new $21 million student management system to replace an ''ageing'' one at the University of Otago will soon take a major step forward.

Outstanding teachers honoured

Outstanding teachers honoured

Five academics have been awarded University of Otago Teaching Excellence Awards for their ''outstanding teaching skills''.