Friday, 18 October 2019 1:07am
If you wander down to the far end of the 1st floor of the Central Library during the next few weeks you’ll get a glimpse of history in action through the glass walls of the Otakou Press Room.
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 11:01pm
A donation of 20 heritage roses for the University’s 150th anniversary is in a new bed on the Dunedin campus and set to start blooming later this month.
Thursday, 3 October 2019 12:24am
The many important scientific, political, commercial, cultural and medical milestones reached 150 years ago were celebrated during the 1869 Conference and Heritage Festival, which was held in Dunedin between 25 and 29 September.
Tuesday, 1 October 2019 9:50am
University of Otago colours will be out on the water this week in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the University and the 90th anniversary of the Otago University Rowing Club.
Tuesday, 1 October 2019 9:49am
In a new initiative, the University is celebrating its internationally acclaimed scholars by creating a prestigious new role - the Sesquicentennial Distinguished Chair (Poutoko Taiea).
Friday, 27 September 2019 1:48pm
A new book explores the story of the Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) from 1980 to 2015.
Friday, 27 September 2019 1:42pm
Otago’s own talented Performing Arts students, a wonderful group of volunteers, some sunshine, a whole lot of cushions and a crowd of students, staff, friends, family and tourists made for a fun afternoon of music on the steps by the Leith last Saturday.
Thursday, 26 September 2019 9:41pm
The Philip Neill Memorial Concert in St Paul’s Cathedral this Sunday celebrates 75 years since the Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music was established, and will feature performances of eight prize winners from the past.
Thursday, 26 September 2019 9:28pm
At a special function in the University Council Chamber earlier in this week, seed funding for a new lectureship in Chaplaincy Studies was celebrated. Fund raising for the lectureship has been given a great start via the generous funding of the Presbyterian Synod of Otago and Southland.
Monday, 23 September 2019 9:46am
The annual cherry blossom viewing festival just keeps getting better as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Monday, 23 September 2019 12:05pm
The many important scientific, political, commercial, cultural and medical milestones reached 150 years ago are set to be explored and celebrated during the 1869 Conference and Heritage Festival, which starts in Dunedin on 25 September.
Monday, 23 September 2019 11:32am
On the heels of its success in the Dunedin league, the Otago University Association Football Club Te Kapa Poiwhana o te Whare Wānanga o Ōtākou men’s premier team has received a grant of $5,500 from the Vice-Chancellor’s strategic fund, as a 150th anniversary initiative.
Monday, 2 September 2019 12:53pm
Care, skill, humour and attention to detail are woven into the tapestry created by the Otago Embroiderers’ Guild which tells the story of the University of Otago.
Thursday, 29 August 2019 6:58pm
The University’s Clocktower Lawn glowed with 150 lights for peace at the Otago Light of Peace ceremony on Tuesday evening.
Thursday, 15 August 2019 11:08pm
A golden chandelier, strings of sparkly fairy lights and plumes of gorgeous feathers greeted ball-goers when they ran in from the rain on Saturday evening for the 150th Anniversary Gold Ball at the Dunedin Town Hall.
Monday, 12 August 2019 2:26pm
A ray of sunshine landed in Dunedin last week with the arrival of the newly-released Otago University 150th anniversary rose.
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 9:53pm
As the second print run of the ‘150 Tau, 150 Kupu’ is about to roll out from UniPrint, we asked Claire Porima, from the Office of Māori Development, for her reaction to the response to the cards.
Thursday, 25 July 2019 2:16pm
The University's 150th anniversary has rekindled memories for Otago alumni from around the world. Recollections sent to the alumni office include a first-hand account from mining graduates from Burma (now Myanmar) who were students at the School of Mines in the 1950s.
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 9:50pm
What better way to light up winter and celebrate the 150th than a fun night of dancing, glitz and glamour?
Monday, 8 July 2019 10:38am
A creative writing competition for staff and students opens today, as part of the University of Otago’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
Wednesday, 3 July 2019 3:07pm
The hidden gems amongst the 150th celebrations at Queen's Birthday weekend were the speeches given at the Convocation Ceremony, the church service and by the honorary doctorate recipients at the Anniversary Dinner.
Wednesday, 3 July 2019 4:00pm
View galleries from a selection of Alumni events that have taken place during 2019. We love keeping in touch with all our alumni, so keep an eye out for future alumni events near you.
Wednesday, 3 July 2019 2:49pm
Sir Eion Edgar and Professor Sir Murray Brennan spent the 150th Queen's Birthday anniversary weekend reconnecting with friends and reliving university days, and took time to share some of their thoughts about Otago and their time on the OUSA executive.
Wednesday, 3 July 2019 3:42pm
Two of the University of Otago's Annual Appeal projects, the marine research vessel and EXPINKT rehabilitation programme, received major funding boosts at Queen's Birthday weekend.
Thursday, 13 June 2019 3:14pm
The University of Otago’s Faculty of Dentistry is celebrating the University’s 150th anniversary by donating 150 custom-fitted mouthguards to schools and promoting the use of mouthguards among students when playing sport.
Wednesday, 5 June 2019 11:26pm
The photos tell the story – the 150th celebrations at Queen’s Birthday weekend were a colourful, joyful tribute to the past 150 years and a window to the hope and promise of Otago’s future.
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 11:14am
Just in time for the University’s 150th birthday, a new Pioneer Podcasts page has been launched on the 150th website.
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 10:23pm
When the residential colleges were full in 1967 and a male student went searching for an alternative, he found a flat of accepting females to live with. The story of mixed flatting is one of many told in the University's 150th exhibition at Otago Museum which opens this weekend.
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 9:58pm
The big weekend of celebrations for the University’s 150th anniversary is just around the corner.
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 4:26pm
Four University of Otago Alumni will be recognised for their life’s work and their contribution to the University, New Zealand and the world during a special graduation ceremony on 1 June.
Monday, 15 April 2019 9:50pm
Working across cultures and around the globe, Papali’i Dr Viopapa Annandale-Atherton has quietly forged a distinguished career in public health and as an advocate for women’s rights, helping pave the way for generations of Pacific Island medical students.
Tuesday, 9 April 2019 9:45pm
Squeezing 150 years of history into one volume was Dr Alison Clarke’s biggest challenge in writing the recently launched Otago: 150 Years of New Zealand’s First University.
Monday, 8 April 2019 12:30pm
The University’s 150th anniversary artwork competition was the perfect excuse for winner Ian McGee to spend the summer taking photos and creating images on his iPad Pro.
Wednesday, 3 April 2019 11:03pm
Despite a sharp reminder that winter is just around the corner, a good crowd of around 300 braved wintry showers and turned out to watch Kansai Universities play Otago University A in the first match of Kansai’s rugby tour to Dunedin.
Thursday, 28 March 2019 8:32pm
Last week, the Pacific 150th anniversary celebrations attracted alumni from around New Zealand and the Pacific region, to celebrate the achievements and acknowledge the important role and contribution of Pacific staff and students to Otago.
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 2:51pm
Featuring 24 iconic Dunedin songs and seamlessly bringing together classical and contemporary music and musicians, this April’s Tally Ho! 3 concert is set to celebrate the enduring appeal of songs that provided the soundtrack for a generation.
Thursday, 14 March 2019 10:45pm
The history book “Otago, 150 Years of New Zealand’s First University” by Dr Alison Clarke will be launched at the Staff Club tomorrow evening.
Thursday, 14 March 2019 10:28am
The Otago University Association Football Club (OUAFC) kick started its season on Wednesday night with a special launch at the Otago Business School – celebrating its new Māori name and showing off its commemorative 150th anniversary kit.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 9:52pm
Second-year School of Physiotherapy students received their clinical name badge in a special ceremony at the Gowland Lecture Theatre last Friday – a new tradition created to highlight the additional professional responsibilities they will face as they enter the clinical education phase of their studies.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 2:31pm
A lively “Colours” street parade, a special University Football Club kick-off, the launch of the 150th history book and Pacific anniversary events make for a busy week of Otago 150th anniversary celebrations.
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 9:49pm
A colourful and lively street parade will be held this Saturday – with Otago staff urged to join the fun. The parade is one of a year-long series of events created to celebrate the University of Otago's 150th anniversary.
Wednesday, 6 March 2019 11:45am
Feeling creative? Why not sharpen the pencils, get out the sketch book or camera and have a go at creating some artwork for the 150th anniversary colouring book competition.
Thursday, 28 February 2019 2:00pm
A 150th birthday present has been gifted to the University and planted alongside the Leith.
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 11:21am
An exciting week of rugby is in store for rugby fans in the South, with the announcement that the Kansai Universities rugby team from Japan will visit Dunedin to play New Zealand Universities and the University of Otago during the first week of April.
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 4:19pm
The sun shone and town definitely came to gown on Friday, when Dunedin residents and their families set up picnics, played games and listened to the music on the Clocktower Lawn for the public launch of the University’s 150th anniversary.
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 9:42pm
Cake, song and prayer set the tone for the launch of Pacific at Otago’s 150th anniversary celebrations last week.
Monday, 4 February 2019 11:03am
It’s taken 142 years, but finally the clocktower bell from the original University premises in Princes Street has found its way home.
Friday, 1 February 2019 5:12pm
Known for being “the most social group ever”, the first-year physical education class of 1969 has racked up some impressive achievements in the past 50 years.
Monday, 14 January 2019 5:14pm
The banners are up and the University of Otago’s 150th anniversary year is underway.
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 1:51pm
The University of Otago’s 150th anniversary is up and running in two weeks’ time. To celebrate the occasion and the many faces and features of the University, there’s a great range of reading and listening coming to a radio station, a bookshop and a newspaper near you.
Monday, 5 November 2018 7:22am
A picnic, a regatta, concerts, parades, a rugby match, a dinner and a ball – an inclusive, colourful calendar of events is being planned for the University of Otago’s 150th anniversary celebrations next year.