John Gibb

Graduates facing 'greater challenges'

Graduates facing 'greater challenges'

An earlier series of "explosions of knowledge" had recently become a "global tsunami", University of Otago historian Prof Erik Olssen told the university's latest graduates at the weekend.

'Marginalised' group wants better ACC relationship

Improving how ACC's "marginalised" consumer liaison group works will help restore overall community trust in the Corporation, Dunedin ACC campaigner Denise Powell says.

Virus could aid post-stroke recovery

Virus could aid post-stroke recovery

In a remarkable twist, a virus which causes scabby mouth skin infection in sheep could be used to help people recover better after strokes, new University of Otago research suggests.

Law graduand switches from life in the fast lane

Law graduand switches from life in the fast lane

Nathan Graham, who graduates from the University of Otago today, has no regrets about switching from life in the fast lane as a former race car engineer, to pursue a legal career.

Reports' findings 'validate concern'

Two major reports that yesterday found "systemic failure" in ACC's privacy-protection measures have vindicated concerns long raised by Otago ACC claimants, Dunedin ACC campaigner Dr Denise Powell said yesterday.

Antarctic institute welcomed

Antarctic institute welcomed

Establishing a new Antarctic science foundation is a "fantastic" move that will accelerate global research on the frozen continent and the Southern Ocean's role in climate change, Prof Gary Wilson, of the Otago University, says.

Eco-centre involving community

Eco-centre involving community

A recently established Energy Eco-Centre is helping broaden the appeal of the Dunedin Gasworks Museum, museum organisers say.

Alcohol abuse wider issue: Hayne

Alcohol abuse wider issue: Hayne

University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne yesterday rejected any suggestion the university was contributing to alcohol abuse problems, saying excessive drinking was a society-wide problem.

Focus on international languages

Focus on international languages

International Languages Week began in Dunedin yesterday with a display of books at the University of the Otago central library, and a student radio broadcast, devoted to German art and culture.

Sixth kakapo to die in 12-month period

Sixth kakapo to die in 12-month period

The latest in a series of kakapo deaths in southern New Zealand is "disappointing" but no cause for alarm, Kakapo Recovery programme organisers say.