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150th blogger signs off
Monday, 4 December 2017
Dr Ali Clarke signs off in her latest, and last, 150th blog post

Only Otago will ask you for . . .
Friday, 1 December 2017
Otago asks alumni and supporters to be wary of unsolicited network and services offers. 

Wave of success for Otago Pacific interns
Monday, 27 November 2017
Otago Pacific students were awarded nine of 18 places in this year's Tupu Tai government internship programme. 

International flavour to Indonesia alumni gathering
Thursday, 16 November 2017
International Office staff enjoyed catching up with Otago's Indonesia-based alumni network members in early October.

Fun and future-focus feature at Fono
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Otago Pacific Alumni Networking Fono at Auckland Centre on 18 October provided opportunity for wide-ranging discussion on Otago's future in region. 

US-based alumni back new rugby entrance scholarship
Monday, 6 November 2017
Members of the Alumni of the University of Otago in America Inc. support new rugby entrance scholarship

Resident of the year enhances Cumberland community
Friday, 3 November 2017
Inaugural Ryan Adamson Cumberland College Resident of the Year recipient Gus McPherson enjoys "giving back" to college.

Alumni and supporters have say in the Bay (Area)
Friday, 27 October 2017
A series of events in San Francisco last week were a hit with alumni and Otago staff and supporters. 

HBD Professor Horsman says OED
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
The Oxford English Dictionary has posted a blog celebrating retired Otago English Professor Alan Horsman's 99th birthday, and his contribution to the publication.

Bitter and sweet: poison and dessert a great mix for alumni book event
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
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. 

Uni a piece of pizza thanks to alumni-backed scholarships
Thursday, 12 October 2017
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. 

Aspire programme inspirational
Thursday, 12 October 2017
The student volunteer-led Aspire programme helps make tertiary education accessible and fun for school pupils.

Latest eConnect alumni newsletter out now!
Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Our latest eConnect alumni newsletter features stories on everything from faculty taking top teaching awards to how your generosity benefits students.  

Skills from Otago aid medical alumnus
Friday, 29 September 2017
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.

New Frances Hodgkins Fellowship book celebrates creative legacy
Thursday, 28 September 2017
New book, launched at Otago this week, celebrates 50 years of Frances Hodgkins Fellowship

Alumna shares recipe for success
Friday, 22 September 2017
Celebrity chef and Otago alumna Nadia Lim returned to Otago last week to share insights into her career and ideas on healthy eating. 

Documentary to bring Chills to audiences
Friday, 22 September 2017
The production company behind a forthcoming film about Dunedin band The Chills is seeking footage from the Dunedin Sound era.  

Austen enlivens alumni event
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Excerpt's from Jane Austen's Mansfield Park were performed for alumni at this week's ABC with Otago Lecturers at UBS event. 

Q: What's better than one law award? A: Winning Two.
Friday, 8 September 2017
Law alumna Helen Davidson says winning two law awards a career highlight.

The story of English (at Otago)
Monday, 4 September 2017
Dr Ali Clarke delves into the fascinating history of English at Otago in her latest 150th blog.

Otago goes to Thailand
Thursday, 31 August 2017
Thailand New Zealand Education event provides opportunity for Otago staff to catch up with alumni

Physiotherapy alumnus receives honorary doctorate
Monday, 28 August 2017
Physiotherapy alumnus Dr Stanley Paris receives honorary doctorate for exemplifying "Otago way".

Donor-funded scholarships offer opportunities
Friday, 25 August 2017
2018 Donor-Funded Entrance Scholarship applications open on 1 November.

Otago honours physiotherapy leader

Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Internationally renowned physiotherapist Dr Stanley Paris will receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Otago this weekend.

Alumni scholarship helps research take flight
Friday, 11 August 2017
Psychology PhD candidate Millie Johnston will study in Germany next year after receiving an alumnus-funded scholarship.

Alumna's Miss Cook Islands win a birthday bonus
Friday, 4 August 2017
Alumna Alanna Matamaru Smith was this week crowned Miss Cook Islands 2017.

Visiting GP tours probe campus history
Friday, 28 July 2017
Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners conference attendees, including Otago alumni, enjoyed Alumni Office campus tours in Dunedin this week.

Harnessing big data could help health outcomes
Monday, 24 July 2017
Professor Roger Reddel delivered the 2017 Colin Geary Professorial Lecture in Dunedin last week.

Alumna's extraordinary life celebrated in new documentary
Friday, 21 July 2017
Natural history writing and illustrations career of Otago alumna Sheila Natusch celebrated in new documentary 

Bookshop chat a cut above
Thursday, 20 July 2017
Dr Elaine Webster discussed elegance and the power of the suit at Dunedin's UBS Bookshop on 19 July.

Otago's future in Pacific focus of Suva event
Monday, 17 July 2017
Otago staff, alumni and supporters set to discuss the University's future in the region at Suva event on 20 July.

Stronger Pacific links via alumni events
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
The University of Otago's Development and Alumni Relations Office will hold Pacific alumni engagement events in Auckland and Suva, Fiji, this month.

Adventure a way of life for filmmaking alumnus
Friday, 30 June 2017
Zoology and wildlife management alumnus and documentarian Simon Lucas loves adventure and exploring remote areas - and capturing his experiences on film.

Pop-up lunchtime Shakespeare hits spot
Monday, 26 June 2017
Excerpts from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, performed by Otago students at Dunedin campus ahead of Fortune Theatre collaboration, prove popular

Pared-back Shakespeare comedy promises to pop
Friday, 23 June 2017
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.

Great to be on great wall, alumnus says
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Alumnus Dr Dicken Yung inducted into School of Physical Education, Sports and Exercise Sciences' wall of fame.