News from and about our programmes, staff and students
Tuesday, 26 October 2021 10:49am
An inspirational group of 20 young Otago alumni have been recognised in this year’s 20Twenties Young Alumni Awards.
Friday, 22 October 2021 10:19am
This year, ten students took on the Shave for a Cure campaign, saying goodbye to their locks and raising more than $18,000.
Friday, 22 October 2021 10:18am
Māori leadership is a crucial aspect for the future of any kiwi business. For the Otago School of Business, this is the reason a new programme which aims to develop leadership skills in promising Māori students has been developed.
Friday, 22 October 2021 10:16am
Charities and small organisations can face challenges at the best of times but during a pandemic further obstacles can present in a multitude of ways.
Friday, 22 October 2021 10:14am
“Sleep doesn’t happen often” laughs third-year student Taikawa Tamati-Elliffe as he reflects on what has been a busy year so far with many achievements.
Friday, 22 October 2021 11:15am
A life of music, service, hard work and family will be honoured at a special concert being held at Marama Hall on 1 December.
Thursday, 21 October 2021 10:05am
When Myo Eindray Cho came to New Zealand she knew she was going to take back new skills to her home country of Myanmar.
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 5:47pm
The seemingly obscure links between the ancient Celtic festival Samhain and Bram Stoker’s Dracula will be celebrated later this month when a play based on the 19th-century gothic classic is read on Dunedin’s Otago Access Radio.
Thursday, 14 October 2021 2:50pm
A new tradition celebrating tauira handing in their PhD theses or graduating with a Bachelor of Theology gives them a special gift as they prepare to depart Otago.
Invisible farms? transparent tractors? Sociologist's book looks at consequences of modernist farming
Thursday, 7 October 2021 3:23pm
In Farming Inside Invisible Worlds: Modernist Agriculture and its Consequences, Sociology, Gender Studies and Criminology Professor of Hugh Campbell shows farms have in fact been a key player in the creation and stabilisation of political, economic and ecological power in colonised landscapes like New Zealand, America and Australia.
Tuesday, 5 October 2021 7:01pm
Inaugural Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies Irish Writing Fellowship recipient and one of New Zealand’s most accomplished authors and supporters of literature, Dame Fiona, will be at Otago’s Dunedin campus between 4 and 8 October.
Wednesday, 22 September 2021 9:10am
Newly appointed Centre for Sustainability Director Associate Professor Caroline Orchiston wants to bring her “passion for applied research that makes a difference to our society” to the role.
Wednesday, 15 September 2021 5:17pm
The University of Otago’s 2022 Arts Fellows’ projects will explore a wide range of topics with a common thread; understanding and embracing diversity.
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 3:21pm
An award celebrating Pacific women’s academic achievement – the Heilala Book Prize in Humanities – was presented to students Maya Kiddle and Kiana Raeli today.
Wednesday, 8 September 2021 3:57pm
Syria’s seemingly endless cycle of catastrophic violence will be the subject of a webinar hosted by Middle East and Islamic Studies Aotearoa (MEISA) on 14 September.
Thursday, 2 September 2021 12:21pm
A careers presentation evening for humanities students was off to a positive start, right as the Government announced a second nationwide lockdown.
Tuesday, 31 August 2021 4:13pm
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.
Thursday, 26 August 2021 1:10pm
Peace and conflict studies can take researchers to interesting and challenging places, but the reward is more than worth it, says August PhD graduate Alejandra Ortiz Ayala.
Wednesday, 25 August 2021 9:56am
Four Otago teachers have secured prestigious honours at the national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.
Tuesday, 24 August 2021 4:39pm
The University of Otago has underlined its credentials as having some of the best tertiary teachers in the country with huge success at the national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.
Wednesday, 11 August 2021 9:34am
Te Tumu PhD candidate Jenni Tupu has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.
Tuesday, 10 August 2021 9:46am
Ten students from lower North Island schools have gained an early insight into University life during a recent trip to the Dunedin campus.
Friday, 6 August 2021 10:03am
A new book edited by Gender Studies Professor Chris Brickell, James Courage Diaries, will be launched by publisher Otago University Press on August 25. Professor Brickell edited selections from diary entries made by the UK-based New Zealand writer between 1920 and 1963.
Friday, 6 August 2021 12:59pm
One student stepped in to help her community when a local state of emergency was declared in Westport last month.
Thursday, 5 August 2021 5:35pm
On Tuesday 10 and 17 August, about 130 pupils from Dunedin schools will gather at Otago’s St David Lecture Theatres for the popular Otago Classics quiz.
Wednesday, 4 August 2021 5:36pm
Frances Hodgkins Fellow Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi) opens her new exhibition Pōkai Whenua, Pōkai Moana on 16 August at Te Uare Taoka o Hākena, Hocken Collections.
Wednesday, 4 August 2021 1:01pm
Irish Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, Emer Lyons was interviewed on Wellington access radio's “Quilted Bananas Radio Programme”.
Tuesday, 3 August 2021 9:26am
The University of Otago and Dalian University of Foreign Languages have once again strengthened the relationship between the two through the signing of an articulation agreement.
Monday, 2 August 2021 9:59am
Menstrual tracking apps are widely used to monitor menstruation and record its characteristics, but they routinely promise more than they can deliver, a University of Otago academic argues.
Thursday, 29 July 2021 1:05pm
Iconic music group SIX60 have bought their old flat and teamed up with the University, signing an agreement today at Te Korokoro o te Tūī, Otago's new Performing Arts centre.
Wednesday, 28 July 2021 8:37am
A special edition of the 'Performance of the Real Journal' explores how performance adds to understandings of our increasingly bleak ecological future.
Tuesday, 27 July 2021 5:16pm
Languages and Cultures French Programme Teaching Fellow Dr Christiane Leurquin has become the first Pacific person to receive the Fédération des Alliances Françaises de Nouvelle-Zélande’s John Dunmore Medal.
Monday, 12 July 2021 10:44am
The Chair of Scottish Studies, Professor Liam McIlvanney, was interviewed on Radio New Zealand's programme “The Rest is History”.
Friday, 9 July 2021 5:36pm
On July 13 University of Otago Centre for Sustainability research affiliate Sandra Mandic will present the latest findings from a large-scale, eight-year transport research on how pupils get to school across Otago.
Thursday, 8 July 2021 1:18pm
Six researchers whose work ranges from investigating pre-schoolers urban experiences to how reproduction influences life-history, health and ageing have been honoured with Early Career Researcher Awards.
Tuesday, 6 July 2021 6:18pm
English and Linguistics programme Associate Professor Thomas McLean went in search of Oliver Cromwell last month in the Central Otago town which bears the 17th century statesman’s name.
Tuesday, 29 June 2021 11:03am
The beginning of the Māori New Year has culminated in a new beginning for two Te Tumu lecturers starting out at the University of Otago.
Monday, 28 June 2021 11:05am
The beginning of the Māori New Year also signalled a new beginning for new Te Tumu lecturers Kare Tipa and Emma Powell.
Monday, 28 June 2021 10:17am
Online courts may hold the key to breaking barriers to justice, but the basics need to be right first, a University of Otago academic argues.
Thursday, 24 June 2021 11:52am
New History lecturer Dr Frances Steel says undergraduate experiences studying history and the programme’s enduring reputation for strong regional research - combined with ready access to facilities such as the Hocken Collections - made returning to Otago an easy decision.
Thursday, 24 June 2021 2:01pm
Retired Foundation Director of Otago’s National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies Professor Kevin Clements has been awarded the prestigious International Studies Association’s (ISA) 2022 Distinguished Scholar Award in its Peace Studies Section.
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 5:37pmA welcome event at the Hocken Collections on 2 June celebrated the 2021 University of Otago Arts Fellows’ wide-ranging contribution to culture in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Monday, 21 June 2021 4:41pm
Archaeology Professor Glenn Summerhayes says receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Australian Queen’s Birthday Honours List for service to tertiary education and history was surprising and gratifying.
Thursday, 17 June 2021 8:51am
Snow falling in Aotearoa/New Zealand’s mountain regions is a major source of freshwater, but how much snow is being stored and how it’s expected to contribute to future stream flows with our changing climate remains uncertain.
Wednesday, 16 June 2021 3:53pm
Religion programme Professor Ben Schonthal and Religion Head of Programme Associate Professor John Shaver are joint 2021 recipients of the University’s premier research award, the Rowheath Trust Award and Carl Smith Medal. Division of Humanties academics Dr Christina Ergler (School of Geography) and Dr Anna High (Law) were recently announced as Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research recipients.
Wednesday, 16 June 2021 10:18am
What do you get when you cross the woman on the ten dollar note and punk rock? A musical of course.
Tuesday, 15 June 2021 5:23pm
The Division of Humanities this month acknowledged the outstanding service several outgoing Associate Deans have given in recent years, and welcomed new Associate Deans International, Academic and Pacific.
Monday, 14 June 2021 5:12pm
As the University of Otago’s School of Geography marks its 75th year it has extra cause for celebration – its students and staff have scooped half the recently announced New Zealand Geographical Society (NZGS) annual awards.
Thursday, 10 June 2021 5:01pm
The University of Otago provided a focal point for discussion on the close bonds between Aotearoa New Zealand, Scotland and Ireland last week during a visit by Faran Foley, the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Ireland to New Zealand and Samoa.
Wednesday, 9 June 2021 4:33pm
Otago academics joined history professionals to help teachers get to grips with proposed changes to the history curriculum during the Teaching Aotearoa New Zealand Histories Professional Development Hui, held at the Dunedin campus on 4 June.
Wednesday, 9 June 2021 11:15am
An inspirational group of 21 University of Otago alumni and staff received Queen’s Birthday Honours at the weekend.
Thursday, 3 June 2021 8:27am
While Otago staff and students are increasingly walking, cycling, and using public transport or electric vehicles, a rising number of staff are also commuting alone in a vehicle, according to initial results from our University-wide travel survey.
Thursday, 3 June 2021 11:36am
Most students believe teaching spaces revamped on the Dunedin campus to include the latest technology and furniture are helping their learning – and now more lecturers and tutors are being sought for those pilot spaces next semester.
Thursday, 27 May 2021 4:35pm
Geography Emeritus Professor Richard Morgan has received a lifetime achievement award from the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), the leading international organisation promoting and supporting impact assessment for informed decision-making regarding policies, programmes, plans and projects.
Thursday, 27 May 2021 4:29pm
It is time for the management and conservation of the Antarctic to begin focusing on responsibility, rather than rights, through an Indigenous Māori framework, a University of Otago academic argues.
Tuesday, 25 May 2021 9:36am
Noah Kemp (23) is aware that the full extent of his achievements could take some time to come into effect.
Thursday, 20 May 2021 1:46pm
During a visit to the University of Otago’s Dunedin campus on 18 May, German Ambassador His Excellency Stefan Krawielicki told students language skills are essential for gaining good jobs in Europe, and worldwide.
Wednesday, 19 May 2021 10:23am
Knowing where to get started when on the hunt for your dream job is not always a simple task. With a new tool available to students, some have already had success.
Wednesday, 19 May 2021 11:47am
For the recipients of the New Zealand Scholarship, studying at Otago gives them the opportunity to return home and make a difference in their communities.
Tuesday, 18 May 2021 12:47pm
University of Otago College of Education staff are leading a research project with former refugees from Dunedin and Invercargill secondary schools that explores tertiary education pathways in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Friday, 14 May 2021 4:40pm
The German Ambassador to New Zealand His Excellency Mr Stefan Krawielicki will visit the University of Otago on 18 May.
Friday, 14 May 2021 11:32am
Kaiya Cherrington’s time at the University of Otago resembles a whāriki, a mat woven with different strands consisting of her academic and cultural journeys.
Thursday, 13 May 2021 5:08pm
New chaplaincy lecturer Dr Graham Redding is excited to join the Theology Programme at a time when chaplains for a wide-range of areas are in high demand.
Tuesday, 11 May 2021 3:39pm
A chance encounter and a proposal that “made no sense” led to a PhD via Otago’s Languages and Cultures Programme, says French novelist Nicolas Fargues.
Friday, 30 April 2021 9:14am
Taking to the Dunedin Town Hall stage are three young musicians with carefully crafted pieces to share.
Friday, 30 April 2021 9:08am
From Sports to Music a range of talented young people are on their new journey at University with a scholarship in hand.
Wednesday, 28 April 2021 6:17pm
The recently formed Middle East and Islamic Studies Aotearoa (MEISA) network will be launched at the University of Otago’s Wellington campus on Monday, 3 May.
Tuesday, 27 April 2021 12:04pm
Tane Mercer is not just any performer. With a story of resilience and a passion for encouraging other young people he is already making waves in the world of rap music.
Monday, 26 April 2021 5:59pm
From a school in Moscow to local classrooms, six new College of Education staff bring a wealth of education-sector knowledge to teaching, research and governance positions.
Friday, 23 April 2021 11:19am
The discovery of ancient kumara pits just north of Dunedin dating back to the 15th century has shone a light on how scientific evidence can complement mātauraka Māori around how and where the taonga were stored hundreds of years ago.
Thursday, 22 April 2021 3:43pm
Social and Community Work lecturer Dr Marissa Kaloga says involvement in the Iti Rearea Collective ties in with her interest in research that benefits communities and helping migrants’ businesses reach their full potential.
Thursday, 22 April 2021 12:31pm
Dunedin's town hall filled with the music of Beethoven last Wednesday evening with many of Dunedin’s amateur musicians revelling in the chance to perform alongside the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Peter Adams.
Wednesday, 21 April 2021 12:13pm
Many New Zealand families have stories of relatives who returned from war changed, struggling with mental illness because of their service.
Wednesday, 21 April 2021 11:34am
A University of Otago tauira has left an incredible gift for her Kapiti Coast hapū following a studentship filled with research and reconnection.
Friday, 16 April 2021 10:50am
The final curtain call is just moments away for a group of performers bringing a popular Broadway show to the local stage.
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 10:41am
From sweeping beaches to a neighbourhood park, therapeutic landscapes are beneficial for former refugees’ health and wellbeing, a University of Otago study has found.
Thursday, 8 April 2021 2:40pm
Supported by the first of its kind partnership with Twitter in Aotearoa, the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies' (NCPACS) conference on 16 and 17 March afforded important insights into the intersection of social media and democracy.
Thursday, 1 April 2021 11:51am
The work of two Division of Humanities academics on progressive planning by Indigenous communities and the importance of te reo Māori has been recognised by the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Thursday, 1 April 2021 11:50am
From Sports to Music a range of talented young people are on their new journey at University with a scholarship in hand.
Thursday, 1 April 2021 8:38am
Taking to the Dunedin Town Hall stage are three young musicians with carefully crafted pieces to share.
Wednesday, 31 March 2021 3:51pm
The benefits of an Alumni Entrance Scholarship range from vital financial support to increased opportunities and added motivation to do well, according to this year’s scholarship recipients.
Tuesday, 30 March 2021 11:35am
The new Otago Centre for Law and Society (OCLaS), Te Pokapū Ture me te Papori ki Ōtākou, will create a multi-disciplinary space to promote and lead discussions about the complex impacts that law has on people’s lives.
Tuesday, 30 March 2021 9:22am
Ten members of one Aiga (family) are currently studying at the Dunedin Campus in 2021.
Tuesday, 23 March 2021 11:55am
English and Linguistics third-year student Caitlin Duff has compiled little known poems by Archibald Baxter into a handprinted collection.
Thursday, 18 March 2021 12:59pm
New Division of Humanities Kaiāwhina Māori — Māori Student Support Officer Tenaya Brown says the support she received from staff, family, friends and colleagues at Otago both reinforced the importance of whakawhānaungatanga and inspired her personal and academic success.
Tuesday, 16 March 2021 2:04pm
Dr James Rodgers will bring strong institutional knowledge to his new role as Division of Humanities Business Development Manager.
Thursday, 11 March 2021 3:34pm
Media, Film and Communication Associate Professor Hugh Slotten is looking forward to boldly researching where he’s gone before; the Smithsonian Institution Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 1:27pm
On Monday a choral "flash mob" met in the Link to mark International Women's Day, celebrate Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne's service to Otago, and welcome new Humanities Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Jessica Palmer.
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 2:07pm
From hate speech to terrorism, regulation to misinformation, social media’s impact on democracy will take centre stage at a University of Otago conference this month.
Tuesday, 9 March 2021 4:40pm
Professor Harlene Hayne, the out-going Vice-Chancellor of the University of Otago, will be recognised for her contribution to the institution with the conferring of an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
Tuesday, 9 March 2021 2:51pm
The University of Otago is currently on track to record solid overall enrolment growth in 2021, with a surge in domestic enrolments more than offsetting the decline in international enrolments.
"Which science . . . whose religion?" Philospher's new book on deprovincializing science and religion
Thursday, 4 March 2021 5:51pm
Philosophy Professor Greg Dawes' new book Deprovincializing Science and Religion offers a global perspective on debates between science and religion.
Tuesday, 2 March 2021 11:31am
The Wall St Journal has described Social Anthropology PhD candidate Dreux Richard’s new book as an eclectic collage which weaves together stories of decline, reform and survival in a post-Fukushima Japan already hobbled by economic stagnation and an aging society.
Tuesday, 2 March 2021 2:34pm
Bridging the gap for both charities and emerging professionals is the aim of the game for the team at Ignite.
Monday, 1 March 2021 4:21pm
Two new publications tackling the realities of global and local migration were launched by the University of Otago’s Centre for Global Migrations on 26 February.
Thursday, 25 February 2021 4:29pm
A new book on Artificial Intelligence (AI) looks beyond the hype of the “new algorithmic world” to decode how AI already affects everyday life, and what it will mean in future.
Thursday, 25 February 2021 10:40am
The law surrounding human embryo research in New Zealand is a “classic example of regulatory failure” and is in urgent need of reform, a University of Otago academic argues.
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 2:04pm
A distinguished neurologist and philanthropist’s generous gift of NZ$3 million will support southern students to pursue their studies in Science, Music, Health Sciences and Engineering at the University of Otago and University of Canterbury (UC).
Thursday, 18 February 2021 9:52am
One of New Zealand’s most accomplished authors and supporters of literature, Dame Fiona Kidman DNZM OBE, is the inaugural recipient University of Otago Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies (CISS) Irish Writers Fellowship.
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 2:46pm
The links between Chinese Buddhist monasticism and filmmaking may seem obscure, but not for new Religion programme lecturer Dr Lina Verchery.
Friday, 12 February 2021 9:41am
New Division of Humanities Pacific Islands Students’ Support Officer Telesia Lei-Mata’afa wants to help students have the same positive experience at Otago that she enjoyed.
Thursday, 11 February 2021 11:48am
A University of Otago study has provided the first detailed analysis of atmospheric rivers and their impact on New Zealand weather events.
Friday, 5 February 2021 11:02am
Philosophy’s Dr Zach Weber has won the €45,000 Fredrich Wilhelm Bessel Award.
Wednesday, 3 February 2021 4:59pm
Deepa Kuttikat overcame many challenges in 2020 to gain her Master of International Studies
Wednesday, 3 February 2021 1:53pm
A project summing up the financial cost of eating disorders in New Zealand took out the top prize at this year’s Christchurch Summer Studentship programme awards.
Tuesday, 2 February 2021 2:06pm
Three Otago University Press books have made it on the long list for the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.
Friday, 29 January 2021 12:28pm
Sonja Tiernan, Eamon Cleary Professor of Irish Studies gave the inaugural keynote address for the Embassy of Ireland Summer School in New Zealand Parliament.
Thursday, 28 January 2021 12:28pm
The Chair of Irish Studies, Professor Sonja Tiernan was interviewed by Jesse Mulligan on Afternoons RNZ national radio programme.
Wednesday, 27 January 2021 10:55am
“I’ve known for a long time that I want to do something that helps people and I decided law was a way of helping many people at once.”
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 12:28pm
The Ambassador for Ireland to New Zealand and Samoa, His Excellency Peter Ryan, visited the University of Otago on 26 January 2021 to speak with alumni and staff on the work of the Irish Embassy in Aotearoa.
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 10:14am
Otago alumnus Jonathan Lemalu doesn’t hesitate when it comes to describing the impact of COVID-19 on his career, his family and his health.
Friday, 22 January 2021 2:11pm
Law student Harrison Boyle is proving that you can have your cake and eat it too when it comes to choosing a lifelong career that supports following your dreams.
Monday, 18 January 2021 8:54am
In addition to containing many ‘firsts’, new research from the University of Otago’s Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies provides comprehensive insights into the identity of Irish people in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Thursday, 14 January 2021 11:33am
Professor Patman discusses the current political crisis in the United States.
Wednesday, 23 December 2020 1:47pm
A highlight of 2020 for English and Linguistics Professor Jacob Edmond was having his publication Make it the Same shortlisted for a major international prize in literary studies.
Tuesday, 22 December 2020 2:57pm
Leading a diverse and vibrant Division of Humanities is something Professor Jessica Palmer is looking forward to.
Monday, 21 December 2020 3:17pm
Professor Helen Nicholson will take up the role of Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Otago in 2021.
Friday, 18 December 2020 4:03pm
A title referring to a recent intergenerational spat is entirely appropriate for Dr Ian Chapman’s new book Okay, Boomer, which delves into life in 1960s New Zealand.
Friday, 18 December 2020 4:07pm
A strong belief in the transformative power of te reo Māori for all in Aotearoa New Zealanders has guided Education graduand Will Flavell’s professional and educational journey.
Friday, 18 December 2020 2:35pm
Professor James Flynn FRSNZ, a University of Otago academic renowned for his intelligent approach to research and teaching, and his internationally recognised work on race and IQ, died on 11 December, aged 86.
Thursday, 17 December 2020 11:02am
Politics researhers need respondents for the 2020 General Election Survey and would like 600 people – 300 from the Taieri electorate and 300 from the Dunedin electorate – to answer a 44-question survey.
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 4:35pm
Graduand Helen Bollinger’s behind the scenes view of intergenerational film families in New Zealand cinema provided the inspiration for her Gender Studies master’s.
Tuesday, 8 December 2020 4:25pm
Twenty-six University of Otago academics have been promoted to the position of professor this year.
Friday, 4 December 2020 12:49pm
Professor Sonja Tiernan’s seminar for the Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar Series Commemorating controversy: Women and the shaping of Modern Ireland is now available to watch online.
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 12:23pm
Otago alumnus Alex Latu sees his recent appointment lecturing in the Faculty of Law as a continuation of a “very rewarding journey.”
Monday, 23 November 2020 11:40am
Two Māori academics who have helped postgraduate students flourish in their studies have been awarded the top awards at the OUSA Supervisor of the Year.
Friday, 20 November 2020 12:55am
Division of Humanities researchers Professor Claire Freeman (Geography), Dr Erica Newman (Te Tumu: School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies) and Dr Karen Greig (Archaeology) have secured Marsden funding for research projects.
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 9:37am
The University of Otago’s Archaeology programme has appointed Dr Gerard O’Regan as Honorary Senior Research Fellow; a move it says will greatly benefit research relationships with the Otago Museum and Ngāi Tahu.
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 11:18am
University of Otago researchers have secured $17.5 million in Marsden funding for 30 world-class research projects.
Monday, 9 November 2020 4:37pm
More diesel use; less renewable energy; less energy efficiency; more carbon emissions – a new report from the University of Otago’s Centre for Sustainability identifies many worrying energy use trends in Dunedin.
Tuesday, 3 November 2020 12:35pm
Professor Tiernan inaugurates a new series for the Keough-Naughton Institute's website: Three Questions.
Thursday, 29 October 2020 10:27am
During the Academic Live Review on Wednesday, 4 November, Otago students and academics will join counterparts from 13 universities worldwide tol debate and analyse events as they unfold in the US presidential election.
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 10:02am
City planners need to embrace self-determination by Indigenous property developers and regard them as treaty partners with the authority to plan for themselves, an Otago researcher says.
Monday, 19 October 2020 10:16am
The University of Otgao's 2021 Arts Fellows continue a strong tradition of celebrating diversity and making culture accessible to many.
Friday, 16 October 2020 11:30am
Award-winning writers and artists tackling challenging social issues; composers creating soaring operas; dancers working with the community – the University of Otago’s 2021 Arts Fellows continue a strong tradition of celebrating diversity and making culture accessible to many.
Thursday, 15 October 2020 1:39pm
New Māori Theology lecturer Reverend Wayne Te Kaawa is excited about his next steps at Otago
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 2:44pm
Leading historian Professor Tony Ballantyne, FRSNZ, has accepted a new role at the University of Otago as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement), effective from next year.
Thursday, 8 October 2020 1:16pm
The University of Otago announced this afternoon that Professor Harlene Hayne is leaving her role as Vice-Chancellor in April 2021. Professor Hayne has been appointed to the role of Vice-Chancellor at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia.
Thursday, 1 October 2020 4:33pm
University of Otago academics and alumnae have been named as finalists in the Women of Influence awards.
Monday, 28 September 2020 10:12am
University of Otago researchers are providing a cautious prediction that the majority of voters will support the End of Life Choice Act 2019 in next month’s assisted dying referendum.
Friday, 25 September 2020 10:48pm
Between 26 September and 6 October 49 talented pupils from around New Zealand will attend the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand National Shakespeare Schools Production (SGCNZ NSSP) in Dunedin to act, rehearse and learn.
Wednesday, 23 September 2020 10:46am
Two events hosted by the University of Otago Faculty of Law on 29 and 30 September are aimed at making the key issues behind next month’s assisted dying and cannabis referenda accessible to the public.
Tuesday, 22 September 2020 8:39am
Last month Nathaniel Otley was awarded with a Fulbright General Graduate Award which he will take up at Eastman School of Music in Rochester.
Wednesday, 16 September 2020 9:33am
An inter-disciplinary group of Māori academics from the University of Otago have released the Read Our Words poster to encourage the public to engage with “the voices and experiences of Māori to help create an anti-racist Aotearoa New Zealand.”
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 9:01am
Faculty of Law Dean Professor Jessica Palmer has been named the Otago Southland Branch Emerging Director for 2020.
Friday, 11 September 2020 9:30am
Mihiata Pirini (Tūwharetoa, Whakatōhea) has recently been appointed as a Māori lecturer in the Faculty of Law.
Thursday, 10 September 2020 9:26am
New evidence shows pre-schoolers are some of the most intuitive city planners, yet their voices are largely disregarded in city design.
Wednesday, 9 September 2020 11:40am
History Professor Takashi Shogimen has become the first New Zealand-based humanities scholar to be invited to join the prestigious Academia Europaea.
Monday, 7 September 2020 11:52am
Faculty of Law Dean Professor Jessica Palmer has been named the Otago Southland Branch Emerging Director for 2020.
Wednesday, 2 September 2020 7:35pm
“Court-ready” was the consensus among the judges of this year’s National Kaupapa Māori Moot competition, before declaring Faculty of Law student Jacobi Kohu-Morris national winner.
Wednesday, 2 September 2020 9:17am
Robert Griffith thinks his time at Otago will make him a better politician in the long run.
Thursday, 27 August 2020 4:59pm
Systemic change in the legal studies curriculum at our universities would be an important step towards integrating Māori law into Aotearoa New Zealand’s legal system, research released this week says.
Thursday, 27 August 2020 8:46am
Dr Cullinane’s creative-practice thesis explores the interplay between memory and setting in the short fiction of US-based Irish writer Colum McCann.
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 5:29pm
University of Otago National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies PhD candidate Nick Tobia was part of a team that won this year’s NASA Space Apps COVID-19 Challenge.
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 5:06pm
Otago's first creative writing PhD Marjella Cullinane says her research and writing, often explore place, the experience of being an immigrant and the history of the Irish in New Zealand.
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 4:02pm
Central-Otago barrister and mediator Deb Inder’s PhD on children’s participation in family court processes is aimed at improving legal policy and practice to ensure children have the opportunity to express their views in matters affecting them.
Monday, 17 August 2020 12:04pm
The University of Otago’s Theology programme is excited about its future relationship with recently appointed Honorary Fellow Emeritus Professor the Reverend Dr Uili Feleterika Nokise, and the opportunities it will create for further engagement with the Pacific community.
Thursday, 13 August 2020 11:02am
A chapter on gender and musical subcultures in Japan by Media, Film and Communication lecturer Dr Rosemary Overell, recently published in the “The Routledge Companion to Gender and Japanese Culture", looks beyond the extreme metal scene to consider dynamics in other genres, including reggae and hardcore punk.
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 9:15pm
On 18 July the 2020 University of Otago Arts Fellows discussed their work with the public at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 3:22pm
Not one, but two Otago academics were celebrated when the Critic and Conscience of Society Awards were presented at the University Council Chamber last Friday night.
Monday, 10 August 2020 11:01am
There are likely to be several hundred Māori unaware they are at high risk of an inherited form of stomach cancer and a New Zealand research team is hopeful updated international clinical practice guidelines they helped develop will encourage these people to be tested.
Friday, 7 August 2020 5:30pm
University of Otago Politics students will interview candidates all aged under 30 in the month leading up to September’s general election as part of the Vote 2020 interview series.
Thursday, 6 August 2020 10:33pm
Classics programme Associate Professor Pat Wheatley's new book, released by Oxford University Press in April, reconstructs the life of one of Alexander the Great’s most intriguing and enigmatic successors, Demetrius “The Besieger of Cities”.
Thursday, 6 August 2020 3:15pm
Eight University of Otago graduates from across the University have been named Fulbright New Zealand award winners.
Wednesday, 5 August 2020 9:45pm
Politics Professor Philip Nel says public seminars on 12 and 19 August are aimed at making sense of the changes already linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, and those to come.
Tuesday, 4 August 2020 10:29pm
dtour, a literary app that links remarkable writers and their stories to iconic sites in Dunedin, has doubled in size and translated many of its entries into te reo Māori.
Monday, 3 August 2020 4:41pm
School of Geography Head Professor Etienne Nel recently was recently nominated as the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished New Zealand Geographer Award and Medal for his sustained contribution to Geography and development.
Monday, 3 August 2020 11:53am
For the first time, the Gama Foundation has recognised two people at once for their efforts in being the ‘Critic and Conscience of Society’ – both University of Otago academic staff members.
Thursday, 30 July 2020 9:09am
A multi-agency agreement, that includes the University of Otago, Police, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Otago Property Investors Association, the Dunedin City Council (DCC) and the Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA), has led to the launch today of The Sophia Charter, designed to enhance the safety and well-being of the student community in North Dunedin.
Thursday, 30 July 2020 10:26am
An opinion article by former English student Jean Balchin celebrates ENGL243 Tartan Noir: Scottish Crime Fiction.
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 8:22pm
A new book Scoundrels, Cads, and Other Great Artists by College of Education Dean Professor Jeff Smith discusses the amazing artistic creations of nine famous artists alongside their often appalling personal behaviour.
Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:02pm
Te Tumu Dean Professor Poia Rewi leaves Otago to become Tumu Whakarae (Chief Executive) of Te Mātāwai, a government agency created to assist hapū, iwi and communities in the important task of Māori-language revitalisation.
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