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AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS: 1-14 March

Friday, 14 March 2014 11:16am

Archway-imageIgor Meglinski Promoted to SPIE Fellow

Associate Professor Igor Meglinski (Physics) has recently been promoted to SPIE Fellow in recognition of his significant service to SPIE and to the greater science community, as well as the recognition of noteworthy technical achievements that the SPIE Fellows Committee and the Board of Directors concluded to promote him.

Associate Professor Meglinski was presented publicly with his new fellow plaque at the SPIE Photonics West conference last month in San Francisco.

SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light.


Red Cross Humanitarian Law Moot National Cup Presentation

Law students Alicia Rosevear and Amber Hosking won the National Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot in December. The pair successfully competed against students from four other university law schools on the ever increasing and challenging law regarding armed conflict.

National President of Red Cross Jenny McMahon and Advocacy and Policy Manager Gabrielle Emery recently presented them with their award at a ceremony in the Faculty of Law.

The pair of law students, along with their coach Matthew Mortimer, is currently in Hong Kong competing in the Red Cross Asia Pacific International Humanitarian Law Moot.


Tony Molteno awarded ISGS medal

Emeritus Professor Tony Molteno (Surgical Sciences) was awarded the International Society of Glaucoma Surgery medal of outstanding achievement in glaucoma at the Society’s recent congress in Singapore. He also gave The Thom J. Zimmermann Memorial Lecture at the meeting.


SOULS recognised with a “Keep Dunedin Beautiful Award”

The Society of Otago University Law Students (SOULS) was recently recognised for community service efforts undertaken by the second year law class in 2013 during their annual Law Camp.

During last year’s camp, students spent about two hours out at various places, ranging from the Mosgiel RSA, to cleaning up rubbish in Puddle Alley, to helping paint and clean up the Mosgiel Central Kindergarten.

Their efforts earned the group a “Keep Dunedin Beautiful Award” which was presented by Mayor Dave Cull to SOULS President James Lansdown and Vice-President Derek Mclachlan who accepted the award at a ceremony earlier this month.