John Gibb

Otago trio receive teaching awards

Otago trio receive teaching awards

Three University of Otago academics with a passion for teaching, Dr Rhiannon Braund, Associate Prof Steve Dawson and Associate Prof Anthony Robins, have gained the university's latest annual teaching excellence awards.

'Social exclusion' factor in riots

The social exclusion of many young people, including from work and tertiary education, contributed strongly to the London riots last year, visiting Prof Derek Bolton said yesterday.

'Very exciting' discovery may be the God particle

'Very exciting' discovery may be the God particle

The discovery of a new subatomic particle that could be the elusive Higgs boson highlights the value of the world's biggest atom-smasher, University of Otago physicist Dr Craig Rodger says.

View of grief 'just wrong'

View of grief 'just wrong'

Taking medication is not the best answer to all forms of sadness, the Rev Dr Lynne Baab believes.

Student to study pygmy whale

Student to study pygmy whale

Felix Marx is a grateful man with a whale of a mission.

Merlin just the cat's whiskers

Merlin just the cat's whiskers

Cats may have nine lives but now they have also won a "people's choice" photographic award.

Conference a coup for university: organisers

Hosting a major international philosophy and psychiatry conference this week is a "feather in the cap" for the University of Otago and Dunedin, organisers say.

Global award for Otago researcher

Global award for Otago researcher

An internationally-respected diabetes and nutrition researcher, University of Otago Prof Jim Mann, has been given a prestigious international award at a recent conference in Greece.

ACC striving to meet Act requests

ACC striving to meet Act requests

ACC is taking steps to overcome "administrative errors" in handling a much-delayed Official Information Act request, after signing an high-level agreement requiring full compliance with the Act.

University hosts 2-day science expo

About 3500 people, including many school pupils, attended a two-day science expo which ended at the University of Otago yesterday.