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Upcoming events

07 Aug August

W.H. Allen and the 'La Trobe' Effect

Friday, 7 August 2015 - Hocken Gallery, Hocken Library, 90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin
This exhibition showcases works of W.H. Allen who was brought to Dunedin to teach at the School of Art. His modernism influenced a generation of artists including Colin McCahon and Toss Woollaston.

28 Aug August

The Melrose Library: Reflecting the Life and Works of Sir F. Truby King

Friday, 28 August 2015 - de Beer Gallery, Special Collections, 1st Floor Central Library, University of Otago
This exhibition showcases the recently catalogued Truby King collection. It reveals these important threads on the man: his importance as the ‘Plunket’ man; his management of institution such as Seacliff and Melrose; his development of infant nutrition and care; his gardening interests, especially roses; and his very ‘1900s’ interest in eugenics.

05 Oct October

Adolescent alcohol and substance use: Peers, parents, and propaganda

Monday, 5 October 2015 at 12:00pm - William James Building, 275 Leith Walk, Seminar Room,103
Adolescents continue to use and experiment with alcohol and other substances despite the known legal and health problems associated with their use. This presentation will discuss the Baylor Adolescent Alcohol Project research on the influence of peers, family relationships, parenting, and the media on adolescent substance use and abuse. Implications for screening and brief interventions will be discussed.


Bioethics Seminar: Kant, Euthanasia and Hope: Some remarks about end-of-life decisions and the limits of public reasoning

Monday, 5 October 2015 at 1:00pm - Bioethics Seminar Room, Level one, 71 Frederick Street (entry on Frederick Street) Dunedin. Also video linked: To secure the booking for this seminar video link in Christchurch and Wellington, please register your name for attendance: Wellington School of Medicine Room D31 Contact: Videoconferencing University of Otago Wellington . University of Otago Christchurch Room 7.11 Contact: Dean Pester: .  Please note: if there is no registration (for northern campuses) by the Thursday prior to the advertised seminar, the booking for that campus venue will be cancelled . Dunedin attendees do not need to register.
Simon Walker moves beyond the traditional lines of argument by examining how the sense of hope affects our perception of key concepts surrounding end-of- life decision making.

06 Oct October

Social bonds in New Zealand

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 at 5:00pm - Burns 1 Lecture Theatre
An open lecture by Associate Professor Ksenija Napan, School of Social Work, Massey University.

08 Oct October

Designed to win - tips from a successful technology entrepreneur

Thursday, 8 October 2015 at 5:15pm - Co2.07, Level 2 of the Commerce Building, Cnr of Clyde and Union Street, Dunedin.
Nigel Bamford, Escea CEO & founder - 2014 OBIZ Award Winner - Design Award (Escea): and Advisory Board Chair of the StartUp Space:


Otago School of Mines Reunion

Friday, 9 October 2015 - Dunedin and Arrowtown
The Great Otago Mining Reunion is confirmed and will be held in Dunedin and Arrowtown from Friday Oct 9 to Sunday Oct 11.


Department of Public Health lunchtime seminar

Friday, 9 October 2015 at 12:30pm - University of Otago, Wellington, 23a Mein St, Nordmeyer Theatre
Is Wellington a child-friendly city? A joint seminar from the Department of Paediatrics& Child Health and Department of Public Health.


Information Session: Master of Professional Accounting (MProfAcct)

Friday, 9 October 2015 at 2:30pm - Business School Staffroom - Commerce Building room 2.08 (Level 2)
Come and learn about what the Master of Professional Accounting degree has to offer, and guess what?  You don't need an undergraduate accounting degree to enroll in this 18 month long programme.  Students can come from any undergraduate background, not just BCom students.


Precious Objects in Peril: Repositioning Kula Exchange in the Global Economy

Friday, 9 October 2015 at 3:00pm - Richardson R10C15 (Moot Court) 
The Department of Anthropology & Archaeology Seminar Series is delighted to present Associate Professor Susanne Kuehling, from the University of Regina in Canada, who will speak about her recent research on the Kula exchange network in Papua New Guinea.