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Otago wins Supreme Award in Tertiary ICT Innovation
Friday, 28 August 2015
The University of Otago’s virtual student desktop initiative won the Supreme Award at the 2015 Microsoft Tertiary ICT Innovation Awards last night.

New Zealand solutions to complex Public Health problems
Friday, 28 August 2015
A new book, Promoting Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, provides an in-depth scan of the health promotion landscape in New Zealand. It explores ways in which Māori, and other perspectives, have been melded with Western ideas to produce distinctly New Zealand approaches. In doing so it addresses the need for locally written material for use in teaching and practice, and provides direction for those wanting to solve complex public health problems.

Exhibition profiles the life of Plunket pioneer
Thursday, 27 August 2015
An exhibition entitled “The Melrose Library: Reflecting the Life and Works of Sir F. Truby King” begins in the de Beer Gallery, first floor, University of Otago Central Library, tomorrow.

Study points to Kiwis having become more frugal in wake of GFC
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
A newly released University of Otago study of consumer lifestyles suggests many Kiwis have become thriftier and more closely aligned with traditional values in the wake of the global financial crisis (GFC). The study also indicates a growing concern for the environment and sustainable consumption.

HPV infection of placentas linked to pregnancy complications
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
In a landmark study, University of Otago researchers have found that human papilloma virus (HPV) can infect the placenta and is linked to several pregnancy complications, including the potentially fatal disorder pre-eclampsia.

Trade agreements boost NZ dairy’s prosperity
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Trade agreements, such as the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) currently being negotiated, have a positive effect on New Zealand’s dairy industry, University of Otago PhD candidate Pramuk Perera has found.

Otago research backs belief that tomatoes can be a gout trigger
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
People who maintain that eating tomatoes can cause their gout to flare up are likely to welcome new University of Otago research that has, for the first time, found a biological basis for this belief.

Otago researchers set to develop new diabetes treatment
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
A nutraceutical developed by University of Otago researchers that could help type II diabetes patients enjoy better regulation of their blood sugar levels has won the University’s 2015 Proof of Concept grant.

Alcohol and adverse sexual health outcomes tracked into late thirties
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Mixing alcohol and sex then regretting the consequences sounds like young people’s behaviour. However, a new study from the University of Otago shows that drinking alcohol before sex is still common as people approach middle age, and it still has an impact on their health and wellbeing.

Otago academic wins supreme NZ teaching excellence award
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
The Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for tertiary teaching excellence has been won by an academic from the University of Otago for the fourth year running.


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