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Upcoming events

16 Jun June

Exhibition: Intrepid journeys travelling with the Hakluyt Society

Friday, 16 June 2017 - De Beer Gallery, Special Collections, 1st Floor, Central Library, University of Otago, 65 Albany Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
A Special Collections Exhibition celebrates the work of Dr Esmond de Beer and highlights the work of the Hakluyt Society - to print rare and unpublished voyages and travels.

24 Jul July

Who is Jesus Really? Faith Thinking Series short course

Monday, 24 July 2017 at 7:00pm - R7N10 (Richardson Building), University of Otago
Join Revd Associate Professor Chris Holmes and explore the question of Who is Jesus Really? in this short course over three Monday evenings.

26 Jul July

Pacific Island Open Evening

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 at 7:00pm - Room 712, Level 7, Adams Building, 18 Frederick Street, Dunedin 9054
The School of Pharmacy is open to Health Science First Years students and any person of Pacific Island decent interested in studying pharmacy.  Bookings are essential.  Please contact reception if you are interested in attending.


Paediatric Seminar | Two presentations

Thursday, 27 July 2017 at 1:00pm - 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Children's Pavilion, Dunedin Hospital
Two presentations of recent research by trainee interns in the Section of Paediatrics

28 Jul July

The core of psychopathic personality: Emotion, attention, motivation or all three?

Friday, 28 July 2017 at 12:00pm - William James Seminar Room 103, William James Building, 275 Leith Walk, Otago Campus
Dr Hedwig Eisenbarth joined the University of Southampton’s Psychology Department in 2015 as a lecturer in Psychology, dedicated to the study of Affective and Criminal Neuroscience. She is also affiliated with the Center for Innovation in Mental Health. Dr Eisenbarth completed a PhD in clinical and biological psychology at the University of Wuerzburg (Germany) on emotional detachment in psychopathy, as assessed via self-report and emotion detection tasks and has been trained in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy (licensed in Germany). After completing her PhD, she became a research scientist in the Department of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Regensburg (Germany), working on emotion processing and measurement issues in psychopathic personality as well as on emotional facial expression processing. Before joining the University of Southampton she completed a two-year postdoc at the University of Colorado Boulder where she was trained in functional MRI research as well as in analyses methods.

31 Jul July

Radiation Therapy as a career

Monday, 31 July 2017 at 1:00pm - Room 122, Hunter Centre, Corner of Great King and Frederick Streets, Dunedin
Find out how you can combine technology with a rewarding career


Bioethics Seminar: Well-being and Being

Monday, 31 July 2017 at 1:00pm - Bioethics Seminar Room, Level one, 71 Frederick Street (entry on Frederick Street) Dunedin. Also video-linked Christchurch and Wellington campus.

Andrew Moore explores the idea that difference of one's well-being requires difference of one's being.


Solar Tsunamis: In awe of the Aurora

Tuesday, 1 August 2017 at 5:30pm - Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum
Join Professor Craig Rodger (Physics, University of Otago), photographer Simone Jackson and Otago Museum Director Dr Ian Griffin as they explain the science of auroras, discuss where to see them locally, and show you how best to capture them on camera. They will also be celebrating the launch of a new aurora alert website that will help stargazers in Dunedin and the lower South Island predict when they will see an aurora.

02 Aug August

Paying dearly for privilege: Conceptions, experiences and temporalities of vocation in academic life

Wednesday, 2 August 2017 at 12:00pm - Archway East, Room AEB11
Drawing on interviews and surveys with over 30 academics who had left the profession early or had given up looking for ongoing academic work, it paints a portrait of vocationalism as a double-edged sword. The research found that despite widespread disaffection and disillusionment, academics overwhelmingly consider their profession to be a “vocation.”


JS Bach Concert I

Wednesday, 2 August 2017 at 1:00pm - All Saints' Church, 786 Cumberland St, Dunedin North
JS Bach Organ works Concert I


The global future of religion and non-religion

Wednesday, 2 August 2017 at 5:15pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre
This talk will discuss the latest data on the changing global religious landscape, how change is expected to vary by region, as well as the causes and consequences of these changes.