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Pop-up lunchtime Shakespeare hits spot

Monday, 26 June 2017 6:00pm

Excerpts from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, performed by Otago students at Dunedin campus ahead of Fortune Theatre collaboration, prove popular

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Pared-back Shakespeare comedy promises to pop

Friday, 23 June 2017 5:17pm

Pop-up excerpts from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night - performed by current students - will capture essence of Bard's comedy classic at Dunedin campus next week.

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Great to be on great wall, alumnus says

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:54pm

Alumnus Dr Dicken Yung inducted into School of Physical Education, Sports and Exercise Sciences' wall of fame.

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20,000km charity rally could be world of yurt for alumni

Thursday, 15 June 2017 4:11pm

Several Otago alumni who are about to embark on a 20,000km charity rally say the experience could put them in the yurt locker

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Captain's Run fun for alumni

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 9:36am

Alumni enjoyed the relaxed family atmosphere at the Highlanders' Captain's Run at the Forsyth Barr Stadium on 12 June.

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Otago alumni well represented in Queen's Honour's List

Thursday, 8 June 2017 1:00pm

Otago alumni, and former and current staff members, featured in the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

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Distinguished alumnus shares medical knowledge

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 6:03pm

Distinguished alumnus and Alumni of the University of Otago in America Inc. honorary advisory board member Sir Murray Brennan is in Dunedin sharing his extensive medical knowledge this week.

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Otago wins big at sports awards

Thursday, 25 May 2017 5:26pm

Cricketing alumna and University research project win big at 2017 ASB Otago Sports Awards on 20 May.

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Alumnus sings way to sweet success

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 5:22pm

Otago music alumnus Julien Van Mellaerts says receiving a prestigious $23,500 international singing award in London last month “still feels a bit like a dream”.

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Welcome warm, soup hot, day not...

Friday, 19 May 2017 4:46pm

First-year students receiving alumni-supported scholarships attended an autumn catch-up event at the Staff Club this week.

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Alumni book club discusses fickle future

Thursday, 18 May 2017 1:14pm

Faculty of Law Dean and Otago alumni discuss humanity's future at UBS bookclub event

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Talking books: Alumni gain insights into lecturer's top reads

Monday, 15 May 2017 3:05pm

The new Alumni, Books and Conversation with Otago lecturers series, held at Dunedin's University Book Shop, provides insights into favourite reads in informal setting.

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Uni rugby a winner for alumni

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 11:00am

Former player and current head coach Brendon Timmins says alumni involvement with New Zealand Universities Rugby is a win-win for Otago alumni.

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Testing times for Chemistry alumnus

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 11:36am

A high-stakes game of chemical cat and mouse has led to innovation on both sides of the law, an Otago alumnus working to restrict the importation of illegal drugs says.

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Latest eConnect alumni newsletter out now!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 12:05pm

The latest issue of eConnect, our online alumni newsletter, is out now!

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Piping in proud traditions at Dunedin campus

Thursday, 13 April 2017 1:40pm

Two sets of pipes were heard outside the Dunedin campus's Staff Club at the David A. Grant Memorial Scholarship in Scottish Piping commemorative event on 7 April.

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Orkney Island experience enriching for Otago medical alumni

Thursday, 6 April 2017 5:21pm

Otago Medical School alumni Jono Paulin and Anna Charles-Jones say time on Scotland's remote Orkney Islands gave great insight into requirements of practising medicine in remote areas.

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Alumni support inspiring Canada scholarships

Monday, 27 March 2017 12:24pm

Scholarship recipients thank Canada-based Otago alumni for backing travel and study

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Wide-ranging discussion at new alumni bookclub

Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:13am

Dr Hank Wolfe gave a thought-provoking presentation at the inaugural Alumni Book Club at UBS in Dunedin last Tuesday.

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Building of a medical campus

Monday, 20 March 2017 11:40am

In the latest blog Dr Ali Clarke explores the development of Otago's medical teaching facilities.