Friday, 16 December 2016 3:54pm
The number of female Professors in the Faculty of Law has doubled after the latest round of academic promotions. Seventeen leading academics from across the University of Otago’s Dunedin, Christchurch, and Wellington campuses are being promoted to full professor, including Margaret Briggs and Shelley Griffiths from the Faculty of Law.
Friday, 16 December 2016 4:47pm
On 8 and 9 December, the Faculty of Law hosted a symposium, Reviewing the PRA 1976: the major issues, which was held at the University of Otago Auckland Centre.
Friday, 16 December 2016 10:24am
Early next year Associate Professor Janine Hayward, Head of the Department of Politics, will join the ranks of an exclusive group of academics with her promotion to full professor.
Thursday, 15 December 2016 12:40pm
From a pool of over 300 applicants, BA (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) / LLB graduate John Lee secured a summer internship with the Ministry of Justice.
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 11:56am
A 24-hour event supported by the University of Otago is hoping to drum up more support for the Dunedin Night Shelter Trust.
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 4:51pm
Pāho highlights the new and exciting research happening within the Division of Humanities at Otago.
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 9:24am
Four new scholarships for Irish studies have been announced, with funding from the Eamon Cleary Trust.
Friday, 9 December 2016 1:38pm
Weekly tours through the University’s latest Special Collections exhibition will offer visitors a chance to hear some of the more complex stories of the literary families on display.
Friday, 2 December 2016 3:38pm
The Faculty of Law and Children’s Issues Centre were delighted to host a visit by Professor Michael Freeman this week.
Friday, 2 December 2016 4:29pm
On Tuesday night the NZ Law Foundation held their 2016 Annual Awards dinner at Te Papa, where all but one of the recipients were Otago Law graduates.
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 9:29am
It has been an extraordinary year in US politics. Donald Trump’s surprise win on 8 November came against everyone’s expectations, possibly even his own. A University of Otago Panel discussion tomorrow will take a closer look at the implications.
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 9:31pm
An impressive number of nominations for the 2016 Dunedin Theatre Awards have come from the University of Otago Theatre Studies programme.
Friday, 25 November 2016 12:26pm
The close relationship between the University of Otago and late Emeritus Professor Anne Smith has been honoured with a donation of books and journals from Anne Smith’s family to the University of Otago College of Education and the Children's Issues Centre.
Friday, 25 November 2016 11:23am
Professor Ballantyne was awarded the Humanities Aronui Medal for reshaping scholarly thought on British imperial history at the 2016 RSNZ Research Honours dinner.
Thursday, 24 November 2016 4:28pm
The outstanding achievements of two University of Otago researchers were recognised through the bestowing of prestigious national medals at last night’s 2016 Research Honours Dinner. The pair was among 13 New Zealand researchers honoured at the Royal Society of New Zealand event in Christchurch.
Thursday, 24 November 2016 11:00am
Japanese Studies Down Under: History, Politics, Literature and Art
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 8:29am
The world has turned out to be a less progressive, more unpredictable and unstable place than many of us have imagined it to be.
Friday, 18 November 2016 11:24am
In 2017, Politics is offer two papers at Summer School, POLS301 and POLS317. Spend your summer learning POLS and earning points!
Thursday, 17 November 2016 9:21am
Russian president Vladimir Putin's support of Donald Trump goes far beyond his dislike of Hillary Clinton.
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 11:04am
Vampires and zombies in the ongoing battle between enduring life and living death is just one of the topics being thrashed out at a conference with a difference on the University’s Dunedin campus this week.
Thursday, 10 November 2016 9:28am
The Division of Humanities invites staff and postgraduate/senior students who have an interest in learning more about the Digital Humanities to attend this event.
Thursday, 10 November 2016 8:34am
Professors Robert Patman and Bill Harris comment on Donald Trump's election as President of the USA.
Wednesday, 9 November 2016 9:11pm
A collection of ground-breaking research material held by the Hocken was yesterday inscripted to UNESCO's Memory of the World New Zealand register.
Monday, 7 November 2016 9:56pm
Some of the finest artworks ever produced in New Zealand are on show in Dunedin from this week as the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and the Hocken Library host an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the University of Otago’s Frances Hodgkins Fellowship.
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 2:29pm
Some of the finest artworks ever produced in New Zealand are on show in Dunedin from this week.
Friday, 28 October 2016 10:52am
What possible interest might the Northern Hemisphere’s military alliance have in this part of the world? Plenty, it seems.
Thursday, 27 October 2016 11:08am
Once celebrated as a model multilateral organization and an agent of positive regional change, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is in disarray.
Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:30am
This seminar examines the group of films based on the story of Nathan F. Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, whose joint kidnap and murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks in Chicago on May 21, 1924 was famously dubbed the ‘crime of the century’.
Monday, 17 October 2016 3:38pm
After witnessing first-hand the human rights abuses suffered by people with disabilities in countries of conflict, PhD candidate of the National Peace and Conflict Centre Robbie Francis established a social enterprise coffee business in Mexico specifically inclusive of people with disabilities.
Monday, 17 October 2016 11:37am
Otago’s first student of English to take the Division of Humanities new internship paper, Aleisha Pienaar, is discovering Dunedin’s literary riches, working on a significant project for the Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature.
Saturday, 15 October 2016 2:56pm
The single transferable vote (STV) system has delivered Dunedin a mayor and city council that reflects the wishes of voters.
Friday, 14 October 2016 3:17pm
Helen Kelly remembered for her contribution to teaching and to people's rights at work.
Friday, 14 October 2016 9:10am
In the recent local body elections, Ryan Jones, currently studying towards a BA in Politics with a minor in Māori Studies, was elected to the West Harbour Community Board. An impressive achievement for a 19 year old.
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 3:58pm
The University of Otago has selected a top educational leadership researcher, Associate Professor Ross Notman, as the next Dean of its College of Education.
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 9:02am
Later this year, BA (Politics) student Tom Lord, and MIntSt student Nita Sullivan will be heading to Antarctica as part of a 14-week multi-disciplinary programme.
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 4:49pm
Writer and former University of Otago Burns Fellow David Eggleton is one of three winners of the 2016 Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in poetry.
Monday, 10 October 2016 10:56am
Wondering what to study at University?
Enjoy both Arts and Science?
You can do both!
Thursday, 6 October 2016 4:49pm
University of Otago College of Education lecturers Dr Jane Tilson and Dr Susan Sandretto have launched a new book Integrating critical multiliteracies using the Four Resources Model: A New Zealand Guide.
Wednesday, 5 October 2016 4:59pm
NZEI celebrates Te Whāriki turning twenty with a film featuring University of Otago College of Education Professor Helen May
Friday, 30 September 2016 9:00am
The European Union Centres Network scholarships for 2017 are available to any student looking at an EU-related topic in their research or taking a relevant paper.
Friday, 30 September 2016 11:47am
Professor Robert Patman and Dr Carla Lam are panel members for the upcoming Fulbright Forum: 2016 US Presidential Election – a transformative event?
Friday, 30 September 2016 10:39am
The Department of Languages and Cultures Japanese Programme & Dunedin Otaru Sister City Society present the 2016 Hanami Cherry Blossom Viewing Party.
Sunday, 25 September 2016 2:18pm
Applications are invited for four Summer Research Scholarships in the Faculty of Law.
Friday, 23 September 2016 4:00pm
Jade Gray: Becoming an entrepreneur in China
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 12:33pm
There are some humanities myths that need busting, writes University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne in this morning's Otago Daily Times.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 4:04pm
This year saw our biggest and best quiz to date, with over seven High Schools joining us.
Monday, 19 September 2016 4:08pm
Every year in the third week of August, we celebrate International Languages Week. During that week, we join with our university and secondary schools' multlingual and multicultural communities to celebrate languages and cultural diversities.
Sunday, 18 September 2016 4:18pm
Chinese and Japanese language students awarded the Prime Minister's Scholarship for Asia.
Friday, 16 September 2016 4:27pm
On Thursday 8 September, the Otago Law Faculty celebrated the launch of two Law Foundation funded books written in honour of academic staff: Emeritus Professor Peter Skegg and Emeritus Professor John Smillie.
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 12:40pm
The University of Otago’s prestigious Arts fellowships for 2017 have been announced.
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 8:32am
The University of Otago’s prestigious Arts fellowships for 2017 have been announced.
Friday, 2 September 2016 10:42am
Performed by the young actors of the SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production 2016 on 30 September and 1 October at 7.30pm.
Monday, 29 August 2016 9:44am
University management and a staff union say a story in the Otago Daily Times on Friday misrepresented a meeting about the Humanities Division review.
Sunday, 28 August 2016 10:36am
In 2017 the annual international conference on screenwriting research will be hosted and organised by the Department of Media, Film, and Communication at the University of Otago in Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Friday, 26 August 2016 4:35pm
The Faculty of Law was delighted to host the New Zealand Law Foundation 2016 Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Professor Graham Virgo.
Monday, 22 August 2016 12:57pm
Experimental work to improve the resilience of vulnerable sand dunes at South Dunedin’s St Kilda Beach fulfils Otago Geography Master’s student Tom Simons-Smith’s desire for his research to directly benefit people.
Friday, 12 August 2016 8:39am
Te Tumu and the Department of Politics are offering two summer scholarships for Pacific Island undergraduate students to undertake Pacific related research and other academic activities over the 2016/2017 summer period.
Thursday, 4 August 2016 8:56am
Are you enrolled to vote in local elections? If you’re not (or you’re not sure), check it out today and enrol by 12 August.
Wednesday, 3 August 2016 12:27pm
On the 23rd of July, over 30 student gathered to take part in the very first Model ASEAN Meeting in New Zealand, organised by UN Youth Otago.
Tuesday, 2 August 2016 8:15am
Stephanie-Anne Ross (LLB/BA) and Callum Findlater (BA) were selected to attend Youth Parliament, held every three years at Parliament.
Monday, 1 August 2016 8:22am
The 24th IPSA World Congress took place in Poznan, Poland from 23 -28 July 2016.
New challenge to old orthodoxy: Fighting graft in developing countries is not necessarily a good thing
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 9:14am
PhD candidate Luca J. Uberti challenges the orthodox belief that combatting corruption in developing countries is a noble and beneficial practice. He shows that corruption is not always bad for economic growth and that combatting it may under certain circumstances do more harm than good.
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Friday, 1 July 2016 3:44pm
Like a human tsunami, World War II brought two million American servicemen to the South Pacific where they left a human legacy of some thousands of children. These children and their indigenous mothers have largely been absent from written histories of the war. Mothers’ Darlings breaks that silence: this is the first book to give an account of the lives of some of these children and their mothers.
Thursday, 30 June 2016 9:18am
Faculty of Law Senior Lecturer Barry Allan has launched a gargantuan book of almost 2000 pages which the publisher says is one of the largest pieces of academic writing a single author has ever produced for a first edition in New Zealand.
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 1:42pm
Dr David Paterno, who gained his PhD at Otago in 2015, has received a prestigious Media Ecology Association (MEA) award for his PhD thesis.
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:02pm
Two University of Otago retired Geographers Blair Fitzharris and Peter Holland discuss life after retirement.
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 2:04pm
The Forum brings together members of the judiciary, practitioners and academics specialising in environmental adjudication, in order to facilitate, develop and disseminate cutting-edge research, and thus enable more effective and normatively legitimate environmental adjudication both within New Zealand and other jurisdictions.
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 2:50pm
The College of Education mourns the passing of Professor Anne Smith on 22 May 2016.
Thursday, 19 May 2016 3:47pm
The new director of New Zealand’s only civil Legal Issues Centre believes the key to improving the civil justice system for thousands of New Zealanders will involve looking outside the legal system.
Thursday, 19 May 2016 4:21pm
After completing the MA in Politics (by thesis) at the end of 2015, Stevie Jepson took up a position as graduate policy advisor at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment as part of its 18 month policy graduate programme.
Sunday, 15 May 2016 4:30pm
The annual end of semester Spanish function was held on Thursday 15th May in the Humanities Division Tearoom. There was an array of Spanish food, drink, and music. The food was lovingly made by our Senior Lecturer Dr. Adelso Yanez.
Thursday, 12 May 2016 10:15am
For students of Politics and cognate disciplines, our new taught Master of Politics (MPOLS) provides an exciting opportunity to develop valuable communication and analytical skills whilst obtaining a highly sought-after postgraduate qualification that combines coursework with a research dissertation.
Thursday, 12 May 2016 10:14am
Dr Iati Iati, Senior lecturer in the Department of Politics at Otago, has been selected to join a major new research initiative funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Wednesday, 4 May 2016 4:38pm
Language Perfect offered one lucky student a scholarship (Bridget Gilchrist Language Perfect Scholarship) of NZD$5000.00 towards their course fees when they enrolled in either a Bachelor of Arts (Languages) or Diploma in Languages at the University of Otago for the 2014 academic year.
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 9:57am
Appearing in a television documentary series sparked a flood of texts to Dr Virginia Toy, including one saying she had shown that scientists are normal people who care deeply about their work - and are neither mad nor "boffins".
Thursday, 24 March 2016 8:49am
History, Art History & Visual Culture Students' Association Careers Options followed by drinks and nibbles
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 8:33am
Research into the challenges and opportunities facing the Pacific Islands and their communities will flourish thanks to the uniting of resources and expertise of three New Zealand universities.
Monday, 21 March 2016 11:54am
Otago's Nathan Harris is the first student from the Master of Planning course to be an intern with the University's Property Services.
Friday, 18 March 2016 10:03am
Otago Professor of International Relations Robert G. Patman says it is clear that Vladimir Putin’s regime is targeting Angela Merkel’s CDU-CSU coalition government in a bid to break the international sanctions imposed on Russia for its intervention in the Ukraine in 2014.
Thursday, 17 March 2016 1:54pm
An interview of Professor Barbara Brookes has appeared in the April issue of North and South in relation to her latest book, A History of New Zealand Women.
Thursday, 17 March 2016 1:27pm
Geography’s Dr Nicolas Cullen has been awarded two grants to do a research project in Germany aimed at teasing out the key atmospheric processes controlling both glacier advance and retreat in the Southern Alps.
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 11:57am
The complicated legacy of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising, and its impact in New Zealand, will be the focus of a conference in Dunedin next week, which was organised by the University of Otago’s Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies.
Thursday, 10 March 2016 12:49pm
A University of Otago academic researching the experiences of the families of New Zealand’s conscientious objectors is gauging interest in a “truth and reconciliation” gathering in mid-October 2017.
Tuesday, 8 March 2016 1:24pm
Relief. Elation. Post-show blue. Mildly anxious.
Monday, 7 March 2016 9:46am
Visiting academic Senior Lecturer Dr Jan Lorenz Wilhelm hopes think-tank will provide clarity on issues around the future use of Dunedin’s waterfront.
Tuesday, 2 February 2016 9:06am
The Centre of Irish and Scottish Studies and Toitū Otago Settlers Museum are proud to be able to invite you to a two-day conference open to the public that brings together local and international experts to begin telling the story of New Zealand's response to Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising.