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Graduation often a family affair
Friday, 11 May 2018
University of Otago graduation ceremonies are often a family affair.

Samoan alumni reminded to RSVP for AGM!
Wednesday, 9 May 2018
Otago Alumni and supporters in Samoa are reminded to register to attend the local chapter's annual general meeting by 10 May!

Alumnus captures Antarctica's warm interior
Wednesday, 2 May 2018
Otago Master of Science Communication alumnus Guy Frederick's latest photographic exhibition shows other perspectives of New Zealand's Scott Base.

Irish Studies postgrads tackle wide-ranging topics
Monday, 30 April 2018
The latest cohort of Irish Studies postgraduates are researching in a broad range of fascinating topics thanks to the Eamon Cleary Trust's generosity.

Exam prep workshops stress stressing less
Friday, 20 April 2018
About 15 students who receive scholarships administered by the Development and Alumni Relations Office attended an exam preparation workshop at St Margaret's College last week.

Highlanders vs Blues
Friday, 20 April 2018
Highlanders vs Blues - An enthusiastic group of Otago alumni gathered at the Neighbourhood Bar in Kingsland prior to the game on Friday 20 April, and then went on to enjoy another Highlanders’ win.

An Evening of Celebrations: Christchurch 2018
Thursday, 19 April 2018
Alumni and guests joined University of Otago staff at the Christchurch campus on 19 April for an event outlining the highlights of next year’s University of Otago 150th anniversary celebrations.

New Otago Samoa alumni chapter president's strong vision for future
Friday, 13 April 2018
Newly elected La O Samoa Samoa Otago Alumni Chapter President To'oto'ooleaava Dr Fanaafi Aiono-Le Tagaloa has a strong vision for the alumni group's future.

Pipes recall proud traditions at commemorative centenary event 
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Benefactors and guests travelled from Canada and around New Zealand to attend David A Grant Scottish piping and drumming centenary commemorative events at Otago on 6- 7 April  

"Be awesome" new Samoa alumni chapter board told 
Thursday, 5 April 2018
The Otago Samoan Alumni Chapter elected a President, Secretary General, Treasurer, their deputies and three executive board members at a cocktail dinner event in Apia on 5 April.

Selwynites sing reunion's praises
Thursday, 29 March 2018
More than 250 former Selwyn residents enjoyed their time at the College's 125th reunion in Dunedin on March 23-25.

All aboard for alumni in Apia
Thursday, 29 March 2018
Otago Samoan Alumni Chapter to elect board at Apia dinner on 5 April

Torch lit for Selwyn 125th celebrations
Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Preparations for Selwyn College's 125th Jubilee are well underway, with more than 250 former residents set to attend this weekend's celebrations.

Plaque for medical alumnus a Jolly good idea
Wednesday, 21 March 2018
A plaque recognising the work of Otago medical alumnus and war surgeon Dr Douglas Jolly will be unveiled in Cromwell on 23 March.

Long-time supporter reflects on generosity on 98th birthday
Friday, 16 March 2018
Long-time Otago supporter and former Pharmacology Professor Fred Fastier celebrated his 98th birthday this week, and shared ideas on giving. 

Students gain insight into awards
Friday, 16 March 2018
Scholarship and award recipients attended two events in recent weeks to learn more about Otago supporters. 

Talk music to ears
Thursday, 8 March 2018
ABC with Otago Lecturers at UBS features music talk with Professor David Bilkey

Auckland Welcome BBQ 2018
Thursday, 8 March 2018
The University of Otago's Development & Alumni Relations Office and the Auckland Alumni Chapter recently hosted a Welcome BBQ open to all young Otago alumni in Auckland

Alumna's poetry PhD leads to Palgrave publication
Friday, 2 March 2018
Irish Studies PhD Ailbhe McDaid has had a work, based on her Otago thesis, published by Palgrave

Musicophilia - sound interesting?
Friday, 23 February 2018
Alumni and supporters are warmly invited to ABC with Otago Lecturers at Dunedin's UBS on 6 March when Professor David Bilkey discusses Musicophilia.  

Alumnus applauds Aquinas changes 50 years on
Thursday, 8 February 2018
Fifty years on Otago alumnus Sze Foong applauds Aquinas changes and enjoys reunion with former residents

Alumni and staff feature in New Year Honours list
Tuesday, 9 January 2018
About 20 Otago alumni, including several current staff members, have been named in the New Year Honour list.

New development and alumni relations staff excited by opportunities
Monday, 8 January 2018
The University of Otago has made two new appointments to senior roles in its Development and Alumni Relations Office.

Inaugural Harraway's Visiting Professorship announced
Thursday, 14 December 2017
The University of Otago announces Professor Marc Hendrickx as the inaugural Harraway's Visiting Professorship recipient.

150th blogger signs off
Monday, 4 December 2017
Dr Ali Clarke signs off in her latest, and last, 150th blog post

Only Otago will ask you for . . .
Friday, 1 December 2017
Otago asks alumni and supporters to be wary of unsolicited network and services offers. 

Wave of success for Otago Pacific interns
Monday, 27 November 2017
Otago Pacific students were awarded nine of 18 places in this year's Tupu Tai government internship programme.