John Gibb

Exhibition of Antarctic scientific architecture

Exhibition of Antarctic scientific architecture

Finishing touches were being added at the Otago Museum yesterday to the installation of a touring exhibition, which highlights the architecture and science of building in the Antarctic.

Honour thrills librarian

Honour thrills librarian

Hocken librarian Sharon Dell is ''absolutely thrilled'' the library's Church Missionary Society archives have been honoured by Unesco recognition.

Haul of science prizes

Haul of science prizes

The University of Otago's internationally respected housing and health research team, headed by Prof Philippa Howden-Chapman, has won the Prime Minister's Science Prize, amounting to $500,000.

Study links age, sperm quality

Study links age, sperm quality

New University of Otago research has clarified conflicting evidence over a key issue in male fertility, confirming that semen quality declines with age.

Still keen about parade 17 years on

Still keen about parade 17 years on

Businessman Mark Laughton is still as keen about helping to organise the Dunedin Santa Parade as when he started 17 years ago.

Academics honoured

Academics honoured

Three leading University of Otago academics have received Royal Society of New Zealand national awards.

Prisoner appeared unwell before death

Prisoner appeared unwell before death

A corrections officer at Otago Corrections Facility thought that a prisoner, who subsequently died of a drug overdose, had looked unwell and had also mentioned that view to a supervisor, the Coroner's Court heard in Dunedin today.

Ladies and gentlemen, please be up standing

Ladies and gentlemen, please be up standing

Prof Barry Taylor, dean of the University of Otago Dunedin School of Medicine, is taking something of a stand over sitting.

'Huge relief' as Otago students post first win

A quarter of a century since the last time they last took part in a televised University Challenge quiz event, University of Otago students are back in action, and are still winning.

Quantum leap for university research

Quantum leap for university research

Otago is a province with a rich history of establishing firsts. We have led the way in many fields and that tradition continues. Researchers at the University of Otago are attracting international attention, with some granted millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. So what are they up to? Reporter John Gibb, in a fortnightly series, does his own research on the researchers.