Friday, 17 September 2021 8:48am
Researchers have developed a road map to accelerate the removal of light diesel vehicles, including cars, utes and vans, from New Zealand roads in a quest to clear the air.
Friday, 17 September 2021 11:19am
An eight-week te reo Māori class for medical students, set up by fellow students, was so popular it will be repeated in future years. The organisers explain how Te Reo Kia Ora sessions at the Hunter Centre began, the philosophy behind the classes and their hopes for the future.
Friday, 17 September 2021 9:00am
The latest Master of Entrepreneurship (MEntr) class recently handed in their final project to complete their programme studies. MEntr Course Director Associate Professor Conor O’Kane says he’s thrilled with the highly innovative projects that the students have completed.
Thursday, 16 September 2021 9:51am
New research highlights the impact of one of the world's most widely used insecticides on stream macroinvertebrate communities in the context of climate change.
Thursday, 16 September 2021 9:03am
While completing her final year in the Department of Microbiology, PhD candidate Cecilia Wang took the time to share her research on agricultural microbiomes and what brought her to the University of Otago.
Wednesday, 15 September 2021 7:57am
Dr Abigail Bland can be found in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, looking at how the diabetes drug metformin can be repurposed for a subtype of lung cancer.
Wednesday, 15 September 2021 11:26am
Since 2017, the family of Dr Claire Matthewson have presented the prize to the highest-achieving Pacific woman studying 200-level Division of Humanities papers.
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 9:18am
Helping KiwiRail work towards its sustainability goals is the key focus of recent Otago graduate Malia Vehikite. Born in Christchurch to Tongan parents, Malia looked to follow her father’s footsteps into a career in engineering. However, after a year at the University of Canterbury she decided that her interests lay elsewhere.
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 9:17am
Associate Professor Diane Ruwhiu has been recognised with a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award in the Kaupapa Māori category.
Monday, 13 September 2021 9:44am
Ten University of Otago researchers have been named winners of the 2021 Endeavour Fund.
Friday, 10 September 2021 3:14pm
One silver lining to come from the pandemic may be how much more mindful we are about money, a new University of Otago report reveals.
Friday, 10 September 2021 1:20pm
The narrative of the 1981 Springbok tour continues to reflect New Zealand's anti-apartheid views, but in fact protestors treated it more as a critique of New Zealand Society, research shows.
Friday, 10 September 2021 9:38am
A 170m-long record of marine sediment core from Antarctica is yielding new insights into the complex relationship between sea ice, the productivity of marine plankton, and climate change.
Friday, 10 September 2021 10:05am
This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the history-defining Eden Park Springboks rugby match.
Thursday, 9 September 2021 9:51am
New Zealand needs more innovative stop-smoking measures if it is to achieve its 2025 smoke-free goal, a University of Otago study says.
Thursday, 9 September 2021 10:31am
Before humans made their way to New Zealand, the critically endangered flightless parrot known as the kākāpō likely numbered in the hundreds of thousands.
Thursday, 9 September 2021 9:47am
Tourism Professor Hazel Tucker recently received the AKO Tertiary Teaching Award for Sustained Excellence.
Wednesday, 8 September 2021 7:59am
Understanding the future of fjords and their ability to soak up carbon is one of nine University of Otago scientific research projects receiving more than $16 million from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
Wednesday, 8 September 2021 10:15am
In a laboratory full of human cadavers, Anatomy Lecturer Dr Latika Samalia will sense when it’s time to tell one of her stories.
Wednesday, 8 September 2021 3:04pm
Advice at a high school international business competition helped Young Enterprise Contributor of the Year winner Anna Campbell towards a career in business. The award recognises the significant contribution Anna has given to business leadership over the last decade.
Tuesday, 7 September 2021 10:23am
School of Arts Head Professor Tim Cooper's desire to see students fall in love with history has led to a prestigious Ako Aotearoa Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching.
Monday, 6 September 2021 2:22pm
As more about the effects of long COVID is learnt, it is apparent that cardio-respiratory physiotherapists have an essential role in helping people recover from the virus, a University of Otago physiotherapy specialist says.
Monday, 6 September 2021 10:06am
People would rather give information to other people, although an anonymous avatar might be preferred if the information being shared is embarrassing, University of Otago research has found.
Monday, 6 September 2021 10:03am
The University of Otago’s staff and students continue to serve on the front lines of New Zealand’s COVID-19 response.