Thursday, 18 May 2017 8:27am
A collaboration by scientists who drilled nearly 900 metres into the South Island’s Alpine Fault has revealed surprisingly high temperatures and the potential for large geothermal resources in the area.
Thursday, 18 May 2017 2:40pm
Toys made by technicians in Otago’s Department of Psychology are being sent around the world to support research into infant and children’s early learning and memory skills, a deal which is win-win for the University.
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 9:47am
In a newly published study in the international journal PeerJ, scientists have modelled factors driving mainland Yellow-eyed penguin population decline and are calling for action to reduce regional threats.
Monday, 15 May 2017 2:33pm
During this delightful Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Professor Langhorne told us about how natural ice around the globe responds to climate change at different rates, depending on the location and the type of ice. She also described her efforts to reconcile her observations with models of sea ice close to an ice shelf in the framework of what is happening in the Southern Ocean; and in doing so, took us on a journey across and below the ice.
Saturday, 13 May 2017 2:36pm
Max Major and Sarah Morton met as undergraduate students studying Psychology at Otago. Sarah graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Psychology in 2015, and Max will graduate with the same qualifications this afternoon. Both now work in Auckland as Clinical Psychologists, Max at Adult Rehabilitation and Health of Older Persons and Sarah with the Regional Youth Forensic Service. They are currently planning their wedding.
Friday, 12 May 2017 8:28am
The Division of Sciences is extremely proud to see 48 Maori students graduate this weekend. Graduates have completed either their under- or postgraduate study covering a wide range of disciplines across the Division. See the full list of May 2017 graduates.
Friday, 12 May 2017 2:39pm
Three Māori Master of Psychology students; Jacob Ashdown, Paris Pidduck and Penny Tipu will be graduating tomorrow. All three students were supervised by Dr Gareth Treharne, and supported by Dr Tia Neha. Dr Neha is herself a recent PhD graduate of the Department of Psychology and was the Kaiāwhina Māori in the department before taking up a lecturing position at Victoria University Wellington last year.
Tuesday, 9 May 2017 9:16am
Professor Nigel Perry (Chemistry) gave his Inaugural Professorial Lecture titled “New Molecules from New Zealand: Natural products chemistry of trees, sponges and bees”,
illustrating discoveries in New Zealand natural products chemistry from three different stages of his career covering:
. The strange, stressed molecule laurenene from rimu trees, explaining the significance of the molecule on the refreshed Science I building
. The antiviral mycalamide from a sponge in Otago Harbour
. The neurotoxin tutin, hidden in one of our favourite foods
Tuesday, 9 May 2017 11:01am
The resurrection of vanished species - through cutting-edge technologies such as gene-editing - should be targeted towards recently extinct species rather than ancient ones, according to a leading University of Otago conservation biologist.
Tuesday, 9 May 2017 12:35pm
Venomous Australian redback spiders are increasingly “sinking their fangs” into New Zealand’s Central Otago region and their invasion is being aided by the activities of another introduced pest – European rabbits – new University of Otago research has shown.
Thursday, 27 April 2017 2:15pm
One of the closest active geological faults to Dunedin is not giving up its secrets easily.
Thursday, 20 April 2017 9:24am
A University of Otago-led study has discovered that the “Little Ice Age” is linked to dramatic shifts in Southern Hemisphere wildlife.
Thursday, 13 April 2017 8:44am
A highly complex University of Otago project to preserve the unique Kiwi character of World War I tunnels in France has reached a milestone.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 2:21pm
An up-and-coming University of Otago scientist has been funded by the Otago Southland Diabetes Research Trust to undertake cutting-edge research into how the processing of whole grains affects blood-sugar levels of people with diabetes.
Wednesday, 5 April 2017 2:27pm
University of Otago researcher Associate Professor Martin Sellbom is part of a group of 50 leading international psychologists and psychiatrists who have put forward a new, evidence-based, system for classifying mental health disorders.
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 9:15am
Extremely high levels of lead in New Zealand cities in the 1970s and 1980s appear responsible for a loss of intelligence and occupational standing among today’s adults.
Monday, 27 March 2017 11:30am
Rugby players with weaker necks or uneven neck strength appear more vulnerable to severe impacts that may cause concussion.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 1:25pm
Māori university graduates describe whānau (family) support as the top factor that helped them to complete their qualifications, while family responsibilities and commitments made completion of their studies more difficult, according to research from the University of Otago’s National Centre for Lifecourse Research (NCLR).
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:16am
Picking up New Zealand’s most valuable science prize is a “watershed moment” for the researchers of a 45-year-old University of Otago-led study which has changed and saved lives around the world.
Friday, 17 March 2017 2:06pm
The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Inorganic Chemistry Division has announced Professor Sally Brooker as the winner of the 28th Burrows Award from an outstanding field of applicants.
Wednesday, 8 March 2017 2:37pm
University of Otago physicists have found a way to control individual atoms, making them appear wherever they want them to.
Wednesday, 8 March 2017 3:13pm
Professor Richard Barker was welcomed to his new role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) during the Sciences Pacific Island Welcome Ceremony yesterday.
Friday, 3 March 2017 3:49pm
Recipient of 2017 Oceania Dairy Scholarship enrolled in new BASc degree at Otago
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 11:42am
The Marine Science Aquavan was unveiled yesterday, aptly, on the first day of both ‘Seaweek’ and the Marine Science annual postgraduate orientation week.
Friday, 24 February 2017 12:28pm
New Zealand risks losing its unique alpine lakes unless it stops making the same mistakes as North America and Europe, University of Otago expert Dr Marc Schallenberg says.
Thursday, 23 February 2017 2:25pm
New foods produced by novel techniques using electric fields and ultra-high pressures are likely spinoffs from a collaboration involving the University of Otago.
Wednesday, 8 February 2017 1:21pm
Lifting your intake of fruit and vegetables can make a difference to the way you feel in just a couple of weeks, a University of Otago study has found.
Tuesday, 7 February 2017 12:41pm
Otago University Advanced School Sciences Academy (OUASSA) hosted 60 potentially high achieving Science students from 46 rural/low decile schools nationwide for their first residential camp of the year from 22-28 January.
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 7:36am
A purpose-built home for the University’s world-renowned Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, which has closely followed the progress of more than 1000 people born in Dunedin in 1972 and 1973, will be officially opened today by Tertiary Education Minister Paul Goldsmith.
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 2:02pm
A population of rare little spotted kiwi (LSK) that was thought to be thriving in a Marlborough island sanctuary is actually seriously threatened by the silent effects of inbreeding, new research led by a University of Otago scientist suggests.
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 10:22am
Many New Zealand women who exercise recreationally could be risking their health by not eating enough to match the energy they expend, new University of Otago research suggests.
Thursday, 15 December 2016 12:10pm
Modest tuatara numbers will be boosted at Orokonui Ecosanctuary with the release of 17 juvenile tuatara this Thursday, 15 December.
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 11:22am
A small segment of the population accounts for a disproportionate share of costly service use across a society’s health care, criminal justice, and social welfare systems – and paediatric tests of brain health can identify these adults as young as age three, new findings out of the University of Otago’s Dunedin Multidisciplinary Study suggest.