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Inaugural Harraway's Visiting Professorship announced

Thursday, 14 December 2017 12:14pm

The University of Otago announces Professor Marc Hendrickx as the inaugural Harraway's Visiting Professorship recipient.

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150th blogger signs off

Monday, 4 December 2017 5:27pm

Dr Ali Clarke signs off in her latest, and last, 150th blog post

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Only Otago will ask you for . . .

Friday, 1 December 2017 5:35pm

Otago asks alumni and supporters to be wary of unsolicited network and services offers. 

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Wave of success for Otago Pacific interns

Monday, 27 November 2017 3:00pm

Otago Pacific students were awarded nine of 18 places in this year's Tupu Tai government internship programme. 

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International flavour to Indonesia alumni gathering

Thursday, 16 November 2017 6:07pm

International Office staff enjoyed catching up with Otago's Indonesia-based alumni network members in early October.

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Fun and future-focus feature at Fono

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 6:07pm

Otago Pacific Alumni Networking Fono at Auckland Centre on 18 October provided opportunity for wide-ranging discussion on Otago's future in region. 

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US-based alumni back new rugby entrance scholarship

Monday, 6 November 2017 1:25pm

Members of the Alumni of the University of Otago in America Inc. support new rugby entrance scholarship

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Resident of the year enhances Cumberland community

Friday, 3 November 2017 11:34am

Inaugural Ryan Adamson Cumberland College Resident of the Year recipient Gus McPherson enjoys "giving back" to college.

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Alumni and supporters have say in the Bay (Area)

Friday, 27 October 2017 12:44pm

A series of events in San Francisco last week were a hit with alumni and Otago staff and supporters. 

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HBD Professor Horsman says OED

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 10:27am

The Oxford English Dictionary has posted a blog celebrating retired Otago English Professor Alan Horsman's 99th birthday, and his contribution to the publication.

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Bitter and sweet: poison and dessert a great mix for alumni book event

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 4:51pm

Tomorrow night's ABC with Otago Lecturers at UBS alumni event will feature Dr Belinda Cridge, discussion on the dark art of poisoning and the birth of forensic medicine in the US. 

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Uni a piece of pizza thanks to alumni-backed scholarships

Thursday, 12 October 2017 1:13pm

Students who received alumni-supported scholarships reflected on their first academic year with peers and staff at a Development and Alumni Relations Office run “pizza and catch-up event” at the Dunedin campus last week. 

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Aspire programme inspirational

Thursday, 12 October 2017 3:15pm

The student volunteer-led Aspire programme helps make tertiary education accessible and fun for school pupils.

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Latest eConnect alumni newsletter out now!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 9:32am

Our latest eConnect alumni newsletter features stories on everything from faculty taking top teaching awards to how your generosity benefits students.  

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Skills from Otago aid medical alumnus

Friday, 29 September 2017 3:35pm

Otago medical school alumnus Dr Nick Woolfield says skills he gained at Otago are invaluable in his work with children with cerebral palsy in Kyrgyzstan.

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New Frances Hodgkins Fellowship book celebrates creative legacy

Thursday, 28 September 2017 5:32pm

New book, launched at Otago this week, celebrates 50 years of Frances Hodgkins Fellowship

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Alumna shares recipe for success

Friday, 22 September 2017 6:20pm

Celebrity chef and Otago alumna Nadia Lim returned to Otago last week to share insights into her career and ideas on healthy eating. 

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Documentary to bring Chills to audiences

Friday, 22 September 2017 2:09pm

The production company behind a forthcoming film about Dunedin band The Chills is seeking footage from the Dunedin Sound era.  

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Austen enlivens alumni event

Thursday, 21 September 2017 3:42pm

Excerpt's from Jane Austen's Mansfield Park were performed for alumni at this week's ABC with Otago Lecturers at UBS event. 

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Q: What's better than one law award? A: Winning Two.

Friday, 8 September 2017 2:58pm

Law alumna Helen Davidson says winning two law awards a career highlight.