Dr Donald Markwell, the warden of Rhodes House, at Oxford University, is urging University of Otago graduates not to become too narrowly specialised or cut off from "new knowledge and insight".
When University of Otago medical graduate Dr Richard Wigley first decided to tackle rheumatology research about 40 years ago, it was partly because it was a neglected area of study.
And then there was one. Nicholas Graves (18), a second-year commerce student, has withdrawn from the Otago University Students Association presidential race, leaving only one remaining candidate, Harriet Geoghegan.
A prominent American researcher, who is particularly interested in reducing injuries from car crashes, has been appointed as director of the University of Otago's Injury Prevention Research Unit.
After 19 years as director of the University of Otago's Injury Prevention Research Unit, Prof John Langley steps down on Monday. He discusses injury prevention and some of his plans for the future with reporter John Gibb.
Research by Dunedin school pupil Kim Schultz about scoop-served ice cream was a "timely reminder" about the need for safe food handling practices in stores, a Tip Top senior manager, Mike Leyland, says.
Research by 12-year-old Dunedin girl Kim Schultz is raising questions about the safety of scoop-served ice cream.
Otago Museum Trust Board members voted unanimously to endorse museum chief executive Shimrath Paul and the senior management team yesterday after recent "negative publicity", board chairwoman Margaret Collins said.
Toni Shanks (15), a year 11 pupil at Otago Girls High School, won the annual Newzats Cleveland Award contest for solo singers, in Dunedin yesterday.
Before too long, University of Otago first year student Matthew Anderson could be sitting down for lunch with several world leaders, including United States president Barack Obama.
A protein found in the prostate gland could hold the key to developing a more accurate screening test for prostate disease, University of Otago researchers say.
Two candidates, Harriet Geoghegan and Nicholas Graves, will contest the Otago University Students Association presidential election this month.
New Zealand needs to do more to counter the damaging effects of greenhouse gases, a leading climate scientist, Dr Jim Salinger, says.
Scientists say there is growing awareness that sheep can benefit human health by playing a valuable role in medical research.
Moves to promote higher professional standards in the scaffolding industry have gathered pace, with the national trade organisation approving updated best-practice requirements.
The University of Otago has signed a memorandum of understanding, involving academic exchanges, with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, in Shanghai, one of China's oldest and most prestigious universities.
The Prime Minister's chief science adviser, Sir Peter Gluckman, says he has encountered "remarkable goodwill" from the country's scientific community and the business world during his first five weeks in the job.
New immigrants are less likely to encounter racial abuse in Dunedin than in some northern centres, but they still face cultural misunderstanding and can find it hard to fit in.
Awareness about the health risks posed by sexually transmitted diseases is needed among adults as well as adolescents, University of Otago Prof Charlotte Paul says.
Prof Peter Gluckman, a distinguished Auckland medical researcher and the Prime Minister's chief science adviser, will speak at a function to launch a new genetics research centre at the University of Otago this week.