Four University of Otago anatomy researchers have just made a little history themselves as international reviewers for the 150th anniversary edition of Gray's Anatomy, the world's leading medical text book.
Eight leading medical science students have been awarded well-funded summer scholarships by the University of Otago School of Medical Sciences.
After contributing a great deal to Otago and New Zealand school mathematics education for more than 20 years, Prof Derek Holton was yesterday unexpectedly on the receiving end himself.
In most cases, the possible or actual contraction of a disease is not considered a personal injury and therefore is not covered by ACC, a corporation spokeswoman says.
Prof Mary Fowler, an English geophysicist, is urging young people not to be deterred from studying science by misconceptions about scientists as "geeks" in white coats.
Humanitarian service and friendship remain key elements of Rotary International, which now has 1.2 million members in more than 200 countries, the organisation's president-elect John Kenny says.
The death of more than 8000 New Zealanders in an influenza pandemic 90 years ago was a stark reminder of the threat such pandemics still posed, University of Otago Associate Prof Michael Baker said.
About eight million children who are dying throughout the world each year could survive with better access to "simple and affordable interventions", University of Otago Prof Philip Hill says.
Otago Boys High School has broken with 145 years of tradition and appointed its first woman as assistant principal.
ProfF Pauline Norris, who was recently appointed as a professor of social pharmacy at the University of Otago, is leading a $900,000 research project which is investigating whether some people are "missing out" on prescription medicines.
Prof Philippa Howden-Chapman, a leading University of Otago public health researcher and an advocate for warmer and healthier housing, has received two national awards.
The academic performance of some young people can be harmed if they have witnessed a hostile relationship between their parents, and blame themselves for the discord, University of Otago Prof Gordon Harold says.
"A criminal of any class cannot be improved by any mode of severity. He may, and generally will be, by an enlightened spirit of humanity."
American photographer Brian Skerry rates this meeting with a southern right whale in New Zealand waters as "the most incredible animal encounter" of his life.
Prof Gregory Seymour, dean of the University of Otago School of Dentistry, and Associate Prof Jim McQuillan, a university chemist, have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
What will Barack Obama's victory mean for New Zealand and the world? John Gibb sought some answers from Prof William Harris, of the University of Otago politics department.
Some redundancies among AgResearch scientists seem likely after a call for voluntary severances at the Invermay Agricultural Centre, Dunedin, and elsewhere in the country gained insufficient offers.
A leader Dunedin lichen researcher, Dr David Galloway, has been awarded the prestigious Acharius Medal by the International Association of Lichenology.