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Alumni scholarship helps research take flight

Friday, 11 August 2017 2:03pm

Psychology PhD candidate Millie Johnston will study in Germany next year after receiving an alumnus-funded scholarship.

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Alumna's Miss Cook Islands win a birthday bonus

Friday, 4 August 2017 4:33pm

Alumna Alanna Matamaru Smith was this week crowned Miss Cook Islands 2017.

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Visiting GP tours probe campus history

Friday, 28 July 2017 6:51pm

Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners conference attendees, including Otago alumni, enjoyed Alumni Office campus tours in Dunedin this week.

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Harnessing big data could help health outcomes

Monday, 24 July 2017 9:37am

Professor Roger Reddel delivered the 2017 Colin Geary Professorial Lecture in Dunedin last week.

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Alumna's extraordinary life celebrated in new documentary

Friday, 21 July 2017 2:11pm

Natural history writing and illustrations career of Otago alumna Sheila Natusch celebrated in new documentary 

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Bookshop chat a cut above

Thursday, 20 July 2017 3:44pm

Dr Elaine Webster discussed elegance and the power of the suit at Dunedin's UBS Bookshop on 19 July.

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Otago's future in Pacific focus of Suva event

Monday, 17 July 2017 11:08am

Otago staff, alumni and supporters set to discuss the University's future in the region at Suva event on 20 July.

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Stronger Pacific links via alumni events

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 2:56pm

The University of Otago's Development and Alumni Relations Office will hold Pacific alumni engagement events in Auckland and Suva, Fiji, this month.

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Adventure a way of life for filmmaking alumnus

Friday, 30 June 2017 12:10pm

Zoology and wildlife management alumnus and documentarian Simon Lucas loves adventure and exploring remote areas - and capturing his experiences on film.

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Pop-up lunchtime Shakespeare hits spot

Monday, 26 June 2017 1:35pm

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 4:37pm

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