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11 Mar March

Fashion Rules OK: Special Collections Exhibition

Friday, 11 March 2016 - de Beer Gallery, Special Collections, 1st Floor, Central Library, Information Services Building, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
This exhibition is timed to coincide with iD Dunedin Fashion Week. It showcases a diverse collection of books, magazines and objects covering fashion style, etiquette, marketing, theory and costume. 


Victor Rodger playreading of 'Sons'

Sunday, 1 May 2016 at 3:00pm - Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Join Robbie Magasiva, and others, as they read Victor Rodger's play, 'Sons.'

02 May May

Commercialisation Workshop

Monday, 2 May 2016 at 8:30am - Arana College, Dunedin Campus
Come and join Otago Innovation to find out how does a technology get to the market place and where does the POC fit.


Bioethics Seminar: Sports Concussion and Biopower

Monday, 2 May 2016 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.
There has been a mounting body of evidence from 1968 until now about the detrimental and cumulative effect of subconcussive injury on the brain. Such effects impair both intellectual and emotional processing and their integration within a functioning personality...


FW Guest Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 at 5:30pm - Moot Court, Faculty of Law, Level 10 Richardson Building
Hear from the 2015 FW Guest Memorial Lecturer, Jenny Cooper

05 May May

PHA Seminar - Should obesity prevention start early in life?

Thursday, 5 May 2016 at 12:10pm - Room 033, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Ground Floor, Adams Building, 18 Frederick Street, Dunedin
Public Health Seminar delivered by Associate Professor Rachael Taylor, Edgar National Centre for Diabetes and Obesity Research


Space, Race, Bodies II: Sovereignty and migration in a carceral age

Friday, 6 May 2016 at 9:00am - University of Otago
Space, Race, Bodies II: Sovereignty and Migration in a Carceral Age is an academic and activist conference featuring workshops that address the intersections of criminal justice movements around the incarceration of migrants and communities of colour and Indigenous sovereign movements. SRB II builds on the momentum and opportunities enabled by the first Space, Race, Bodies conference in publicising and disseminating scholarship and activism on the intersections between geography, racism and racialisation.


Matike Mai! Māori-led Constitutional Transformation in Aotearoa New Zealand

Friday, 6 May 2016 at 10:00am
‘Matike Mai Aotearoa’ is the Independent Working Group on Constitutional Transformation in New Zealand. Formed at a National Iwi Chairs Forum hui in 2010, this group was tasked with engaging communities nation-wide on developing a constitution for Aotearoa reflective of our kawa and tikanga (Māori laws and customs), the 1835 He Whakaputanga o Te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni (Declaration of Independence), 1840 Te Tiriti o Waitangi (authentic Treaty of Waitangi, Māori text) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Professor Chris Ackerley on Samuel Beckett and the Physical Universe

Friday, 6 May 2016 at 4:00pm - Barclay Theatre (upstairs at the Otago Museum)
How did science shape Beckett? How might Beckett shape science? And why does it matter to us today? Come hear the legendary Emeritus Professor Chris Ackerley speak about his ongoing research on the Nobel laureate writer Samuel Beckett. 


Hongihongia te whewheia - Know your enemy

Saturday, 7 May 2016 at 4:30pm - Burns Lecture Theatre 2
In this talk, Tame Iti discusses the concept of enemies (whewheia), and how they are both internal and external to communities.  He will also focus on how they are dealt with and understood, "If you don't know your enemy, you're in a dire state".


Murder in the Library

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 6:00pm - 4th Floor Dunedin City Library, Moray Place, Dunedin
Join our panel of crime writers – Vanda Symon, Paddy Richardson, Matt McGuire and Jane Woodham – for a discussion of all things noir

12 May May

Brain Health Forum

Thursday, 12 May 2016 at 10:30am - Oamaru Hospital Meeting Room

17 May May

Faces of War and Peace

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 at 5:30pm - Archway 4 Lecture Theatre, Union Street East, Dunedin
The Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series 2016

18 May May

Seminar: Drivers of Urban Change - Dunedin

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 at 12:00pm - Otaru Room, 2nd Floor, Civic Centre Building, 50 The Octagon, Dunedin
Drivers of Urban Change - Dunedin. A seminar presented by Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman, Mayor Dave Cull, Donna Matahaere-Atariki

20 May May

Understanding household energy use

Friday, 20 May 2016 at 12:00pm - Centre for Sustainability Seminar room, 563 Castle Street, Dunedin
Nigel Isaacs, Centre for Sustainability Seminar