The University of Otago has appointed Dr Andrew Bradstock as the first holder of the Howard Paterson Chair in Theology and Public Issues.
Gaining the top undergraduate teaching award from the University of Otago Medical Sshool has come as "quite a surprise" for neurologist and rehabilitation physician Dr Vic du Plessis.
Climate change could exacerbate some of New Zealand's coastal erosion problems, Environment Court Judge Shonagh Kenderdine said yesterday.
The next United States president faces a big challenge to restore international leadership in the "political battle of ideas" after a recent decline in America's reputation abroad, University of Otago Prof Robert Patman says.
Dunedin doctoral researcher Jenny Salmon is urging greater awareness and wide-ranging reforms to counter problems arising from fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
New Zealand researchers have won international recognition for helping uncover a mechanism believed to have been important in the formation of the universe after the Big Bang.
Approval for clinical trials involving the injection of pig cells into patients with diabetes partly reflects improved consultation with the community on biotechnology issues, according to Prof Jean Fleming, of the University of Otago.
University of Otago student Andrew Haines has received a Woolf Fisher scholarship to support research at Cambridge University into revolutionary new materials that might make possible a Harry Potter-esque "invisibility cloak".
Otago Museum staff are likely to stop authenticating historic treasures brought in by members of the public if a funding dispute with a government department is not settled by the end of the month.
Young Maori achievers from secondary schools throughout Otago have been recognised in a ceremony at the University of Otago College of Education Auditorium, Dunedin.
Visitor numbers are continuing to soar at the Otago Museum's tropical forest, with more than 160,000 people taking a close look at the museum's tropical butterflies in the forest's first year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.