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Otago alumna back home to develop her vision

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Thursday, 6 December 2018

After a year of travelling between Central Otago, London and Sydney, vineyard owner, investment banker and mother of two Philippa Fourbet is looking forward to a summer of gardening, cooking, and being at home.

International award winner a proud Otago graduate

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Thursday, 1 November 2018

An Otago education holds a special place for Associate Professor Sajeev Koshy OAM  and his family. He is a double Otago University graduate and both his sons completed their studies here.

New York alumni event October 2018

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Kiwi-inspired food and a very entertaining speech from Mark Simmons, chef and owner of Kiwiana restaurant in New York, set the scene for the University's New York alumni event.

Wanaka Alumni event Sep 2018

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Friday, 19 October 2018

University of Otago alumni and guests got together in Wanaka on 27 September to reminisce, network, and attend a talk given by Dr Susan Houge

From Otago Sextet to Lexus singing stardom

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Friday, 19 October 2018

Describing himself as a very late bloomer in the singing world, Otago music graduate Joel Amosa says winning the Lexus Song Quest in July has taken weeks to sink in.

Queenstown Alumni event Sep 2018

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Friday, 19 October 2018

University of Otago alumni and guests got together in Queenstown on 26 September to attend Dr Susan Houge's talk, Beyond economics: Rethinking Tourism in Terms of Worker and Community Well-Being

Robert Webster - flu hunter, fisherman, family man

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Thursday, 4 October 2018

Sixty years, three children, eight grandchildren, and a distinguished international career as a virologist later, Dr Robert Webster has just published his personal account of a lifetime's work figuring out where the pandemic influenza viruses come from and how they spread to humans.

University marks 125 years of suffrage

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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

To mark the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne planted a white camellia, in the Marama Hall garden

Hot Picks: eConnect issue 16

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Wednesday, 3 October 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.

Why we heart Otago: Magnolia Tree

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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Otago's beloved Magnolia tree is in full bloom – heralding the arrival of spring to the University community.

Top teaching award for Otago academic and alumna

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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Faumuina Associate Professor Fa'afetai Sopoaga, Associate Dean (Pacific) in the Division of Health Sciences, received the Prime Minister's Supreme award at the national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.

From the Archives: Clocktower

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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Built in 1879, the tower was without a clock until the early 1930s, when then Chancellor Sir Thomas Sidey took the matter into his own hands.

Donors recognised at Court of Benefactors dinner

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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

A Court of Benefactors dinner held at the Staff Club last month enabled the University to thank its major donors for their ongoing support and to brief them on new developments

Scholarship giving mature students a boost

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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

A desire to give those who haven't followed the usual academic path to post-graduate studies a second chance was behind the development of the Robinson Dorsey Scholarship