John Gibb

Teaching boosting museum's popularity

Teaching boosting museum's popularity

Extensive use of drama-linked teaching is contributing to the growing popularity of the Otago Settlers Museum's education programme, despite the museum having closed to the public in April.

Artwork donated

An artwork by Bannockburn artist Odelle Morshuis has been given to the Dunedin Public Libraries to commemorate the centenary celebrations of the libraries in 2008.

Confidence in new dept

Three University of Otago staff have opted for voluntary severance but forced redundancies have not been needed in the restructuring of the university's former social work and community development department.

Research could be used to help fight cancer

Research could be used to help fight cancer

University of Otago research into cancer-enabling genes could be used to help develop therapies to fight certain cancers, including kidney and ovarian cancer.

Wide support shown for Forbury School

Wide support shown for Forbury School

There was a unified and impassioned cry of "fight the decision - save our school", from an estimated 1000 people who marched in protest up George St on Saturday, supporting Forbury School in South Dunedin.

'Expect the unexpected' - Skegg

'Expect the unexpected' -  Skegg

University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof Sir David Skegg has urged Otago graduates to make the most of their talents but also warned them to "expect the unexpected".

Education degree matures

University of Otago College of Education teaching fellow David Berg on Saturday became the first person to graduate with a recently established Otago doctor of education degree.

Otago graduand with a truly remarkable CV

Otago graduand with a truly remarkable CV

How many students can say they have already held two government cabinet portfolios before they have even graduated?

Study challenges draw couple closer together

Study challenges draw couple closer together

Facing tough challenges during their University of Otago social work studies has brought Zimbabwean couple Stan and Dzivi Chirenda closer together.

Disney World beckons

Some of the old Walt Disney magic seemed to have rubbed off this week on many of the 80 University of Otago students who learned more about work opportunities at Disney World.