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Music alumnus tops Lexus 


Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Otago music alumnus Joel Amosa took top honours at the 2018 Lexus Song Quest last month 

New Plymouth alumni event Aug 2018

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Thursday, 2 August 2018

New Plymouth’s iconic Govett Brewster Art Gallery was the venue for the University of Otago’s well-attended alumni function on Thursday, 2 August.

Long aid career delivers rewards


Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Otago alumna Dr Jennifer McMahon's contribution to nutrition research and humanitarian aid has been recognised by the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Aparangi

Tauranga alumni event July 2018

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Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Alumni and guests visited exhibitions at the Tauranga Art Gallery before reconnecting with other Otago graduates and partners in the main reception area on Tuesday, 31 July.

Hamilton alumni issued two per cent challenge

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Monday, 30 July 2018

Professor Gary Wilson, a world-renowned researcher whose work explores the impact of melting ice shelves, was the keynote speaker at the University of Otago’s alumni event in Hamilton on Monday 30 July.

Food company funding grows relationships


Friday, 20 July 2018

Leading Belgian food scientist visits New Zealand, hosted by Otago's Department of Food Science, thanks to $100,000 gift from Harraway and Sons Ltd.

Berlin alumni event 7 July 2018

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Saturday, 7 July 2018

The University of Otago’s Berlin alumni function was held in the idyllic setting of the New Zealand’s Ambassador’s residence on 7 July.

London alumni event July 2018

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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Alumni and guests enjoyed a warm summer’s evening – and an even warmer welcome at our central-London event on Tuesday, 3 July.

Fiji alumni event June 2018

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Thursday, 28 June 2018

New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji Jonathan Curr warmly welcomed about 200 alumni and guests to his residence in Suva on 28 June.

Hot Picks: eConnect issue 15

Right Lecture Hot Picks

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Every semester Otago academics, and visiting lecturers, share a wealth of information through their public lectures – we warmly invite you to access these online.

Poignant gift helps others

Right News in brief Julie

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Personal tragedy motivated Paris-based Julie Vandingenen to donate NZ$34,000 towards Otago's Centre for Translational Cancer Research

Supporting Otago: Cheers for the chairs

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Dean Professor Paul Brunton thanks alumni for supporting a Faculty of Dentistry lecture theatre redevelopment by “buying” auditorium seats, and encourages them to get behind a similar teaching-chair project.

Nessie hunt highlights important science 

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Department of Anatomy Professor Neil Gemmell says there is serious science behind his project analysing environmental DNA in Scotland's Loch Ness.

Why we heart Otago: Scarfie Flats

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Sarah Gallagher and Dr Ian Chapman’s book Scarfie Flats will explore the history of Dunedin flat names.

Your Story: Wayne Fairbrother

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Otago science alumnus Wayne Fairbrother has many career highlights, but says a recent meeting with a man who was cancer-free after taking a product his team helped develop was “very inspiring”.

Medical scholarship links past and future 

Right News in brief grants

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Almost every year since 2009 Toronto-based octogenarian Peter Grant has made a pilgrimage back to the University of Otago to mark two special events.

Otago music alumnus continues winning ways


Friday, 22 June 2018

Otago music alumnus Julien Van Mellearts has again tasted success on the international stage by placing second in a prestigious singing competition