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Alumni in the news

Thursday 18 March 2021 9:04am


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Giving hope for HIV cure
US-based scientist and distinguished Otago alumna, Professor Carole McArthur is one of the authors of a newly-published study which details the discovery of a large group of people whose bodies naturally control HIV without taking medication.

https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/campus/otago-university-link-solving-hiv-puzzle

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-56255111

 


Laser technology helps vintner keep birds away
Vintner Ewing Stevens, 94, is using cutting edge laser technology to help scare birds away from his crop at Anthony James Vineyard near Alexandra.

https://www.odt.co.nz/rural-life/horticulture/lasers-used-bird-deterrent

 


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New haka for Highlanders
New haka performed by the Highlanders team was written by Otago Māori Studies graduate Waiariki Parata-Taiapa in collaboration with Associate Professor Anne-Marie Jackson and Danny Poa of Te Koronga, the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences, and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

https://www.odt.co.nz/sport/rugby/haka-reflects-strength-intelligence-kai-tahu-peoples

 


Graduate shines on the cricket pitch
Recent Otago graduate Shaun Rooney has been proving a top wicket-taker for South Canterbury.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/sport/123987490/cricketer-shaun-rooney-having-top-season-in-south-canterbury-colours