John Gibb

Single drink binge can damage

Single drink binge can damage

A single drinking binge in late pregnancy could harm child development, research on rats from the University of Otago suggests.

ACC woes to be aired at UN hearing

ACC claimant support group Acclaim Otago plans to raise its growing concerns about access to justice issues at a United Nations committee hearing in Switzerland next month.

Home energy myths debunked

Home energy myths debunked

Many myths about energy use in Dunedin households, and elsewhere were exploded in a lively discussion at the University of Otago yesterday.

Plug for learning a foreign language

Plug for learning a foreign language

Understanding foreign languages and cultures is ultimately ''vital'' for New Zealand trade and commerce, Pat Duffy, of the University of Otago, says.

NZ's high graduation rate poser

NZ's high graduation rate poser

University of Otago senior academic Prof Richie Poulton has urged Otago graduates to make their own luck and become ''expert'' listeners, learning from the ''wise people'' around them.

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.