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Otago appoints inaugural Director of First-Year Experience
Friday, 27 November 2015
The University of Otago has appointed Dr Stephen Scott to the new position of Director of First-Year Experience.

Major funding for University of Otago-led sea ice research
Thursday, 26 November 2015
University of Otago physicist Associate Professor Pat Langhorne has been allocated $1.9 million by the Deep South National Science Challenge to lead a research project on Antarctic sea ice, which is a key element in the global climate system.

“Fear of missing out” linked to alcohol harm in students
Thursday, 26 November 2015
University students who have a greater “fear of missing out” (FoMO) are much more likely to experience negative consequences from drinking alcohol, new University of Otago psychology research suggests.

Further Otago science outreach projects to help ‘unlock curious minds’ funded
Thursday, 26 November 2015
The University of Otago will lead four further innovative projects aimed at engaging New Zealanders, and young people in particular, to learn more about science and technology.

UNESCO honours Hocken’s Pickerill Papers
Thursday, 26 November 2015
The UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand Trust has announced the inscription of He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni (the Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand) and the Hocken Library’s Pickerill Papers on Plastic Surgery onto the New Zealand documentary heritage register for 2015.

Anti-fat attitudes shaped early in life: Otago research
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
New findings from the University of Otago suggest older toddlers—those aged around 32 months old—are picking up on the anti-fat attitudes of their mothers.

Study reveals profile of Māori university graduates
Monday, 23 November 2015
Nearly half of recent Māori university graduates are the first in their immediate family to attend university, one third are parents and the majority (70%) are female, new research from the National Centre for Lifecourse Research shows.

Infertility a common problem for Otago-Southland women
Friday, 20 November 2015
Infertility is common amongst women aged 25–50 years in the south of New Zealand and significant health resources go towards helping them become mothers, new University of Otago research suggests.

Call for review of civil justice system
Friday, 20 November 2015
A University of Otago PhD candidate is calling for a review of New Zealand’s civil justice system after completing research into those who represent themselves in civil court.

Study identifies new risk factors for stroke
Thursday, 19 November 2015
New research from the University of Otago, Wellington, has identified new risk factors for secondary stroke in patients who have suffered a ‘mini-stroke’ or transient ischaemic attack (TIA). The findings open the way for developing potential new treatments to prevent subsequent full strokes, the researchers believe.


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