John Gibb

Predicting the next Big One

Predicting the next Big One

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.

'Very, very happy' to complete degree

'Very, very happy' to complete degree

Mature student Wallie Waudby is ''over the moon'' to be graduating from the University of Otago with a BA in history today.

Museum celebrates 'proud history' of philanthropy

Museum celebrates 'proud history' of philanthropy

Intensive work is continuing behind the scenes at the Otago Museum, to complete preparations for the museum's planned ''Gifts and Legacies'' exhibition, which opens tomorrow.

New tactics in the war on plaque

New tactics in the war on plaque

University of Otago researcher Glenn Walker has highlighted a new way of attacking dental pathogens that result in $US20 billion a year in dental treatment bills in the United States alone.

Research publishing app boost for academics

Research publishing app boost for academics

Failure to cope with growing pressures to publish their research can be disastrous for some promising young academics, Associate Prof James Maclaurin says.

Research findings graduate's reward

Research findings graduate's reward

Yoga practitioner Lesley Ward is ''very excited'' to be graduating from the University of Otago this week, but is equally delighted with the health benefits highlighted in her recent yoga therapy research.

Virologist appointed dean of medical sciences

Virologist appointed dean of medical sciences

An internationally-respected virologist, Prof Vernon Ward, has been appointed as the next dean of the University of Otago School of Medical Sciences.

City MPs seek Invermay inquiry

City MPs seek Invermay inquiry

The Labour Party's Dunedin-based MPs are pressing for the Auditor-general to launch an inquiry into AgResearch's restructuring plan, that would result in ''axing scores of science jobs'' at Invermay.

Giant penguin in mint condition

Giant penguin in mint condition

An extinct giant penguin species discovered by University of Otago geologist Prof Ewan Fordyce has been emblazoned on a collectable coin recently issued by New Zealand Post.

University secures 'strong involvement' in Antarctic science study

Being named as a key partner in one of the Government's multimillion-dollar National Science Challenges highlights the University of Otago's ''extensive strengths'' in Antarctic science and related research.