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Three leading Otago researchers awarded prestigious national medals
Thursday, 27 November 2014
The outstanding achievements of three University of Otago researchers were recognised through the bestowing of prestigious national medals at last night’s 2014 Research Honours Dinner.

Belfast researcher to become Otago Professor of Theology and Public Issues
Monday, 24 November 2014
Dr David Tombs, a leading public theology and reconciliation researcher working in Northern Ireland, will take up the University of Otago’s Howard Paterson Chair in Theology and Public Issues in January.

Influenza estimated to kill about 400 New Zealanders each year
Monday, 24 November 2014
New Zealand has an average of 401 influenza-associated deaths each year according to estimates published for the first time.

Otago Health researchers gain career development awards
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Ten University of Otago researchers are among the recipients of Health Research Council (HRC) Career Development Awards for 2015, with one gaining a prestigious Sir Charles Hercus Fellowship.

Ancient NZ ‘Dawn Whale’ identified by Otago researchers
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
University of Otago palaeontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand’s ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of fossil baleen whales and two species within it.

Poor credit rating linked to poor cardiovascular health
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
A credit score doesn’t only boil down a person’s entire financial history to a single number and somehow predict their credit-worthiness, it might also be saying something about a person’s health status, too, according to latest research out of the University of Otago.

Otago develops new Māori language App to make learning fun
Friday, 14 November 2014
A University of Otago research project to find out how Dunedin families pass on Māori to their children has led to the development of an innovative new Māori Language App, called Aki.

Otago ocean chemistry research leader awarded Marsden Medal
Thursday, 13 November 2014
Leading environmental and chemical oceanographer Professor Keith Hunter was announced last night as the co-recipient of the New Zealand Association of Scientists’ (NZAS) prestigious Marsden Medal recognising outstanding services to science.

Memorandum of Agreement acknowledges important and enduring relationship
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
The signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between Kōkiri Marae Seaview and Tū Kotahi Māori Asthma Trust and the University of Otago next week will formalise a relationship that began more than 30 years ago.

Otago neuroscientists reveal mechanism crucial to moulding male brains
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Otago researchers have discovered that neural circuitry they previously showed was vital to triggering ovulation and maintaining fertility also plays a key role in moulding the male brain.


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