Thursday, 18 December 2014 2:19pm
MFCO December Graduation Morning Tea
Tuesday, 9 December 2014 11:12am
A new report by University of Otago researchers on the role of preventive detention in New Zealand raises serious concerns about a new law permitting ongoing and indefinite detention of certain offenders after they have completed their sentence.
Monday, 8 December 2014 1:38pm
Researchers and Librarians from Otago’s six international Matariki partnership institutions are gathering at the Dunedin campus this week to share insights and best practises in the inaugural Matariki Humanities Colloquium.
Monday, 8 December 2014 4:13pm
The passing of the Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Bill has coincided with the publication of a report from Otago University academics into the role of preventive detention in New Zealand.
Thursday, 27 November 2014 11:45am
The outstanding achievements of three University of Otago researchers were recognised through the bestowing of prestigious national medals at last night’s 2014 Research Honours Dinner.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 3:55pm
Otago Law students Amber Hosking and Alicia Rosevear are set to compete in the 2014 National Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot in Wellington this weekend.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 4:22pm
Mozart Fellow Jeremy Mayall will this weekend host a performance to stimulate all five of the senses. The Bulletin spoke with him about Flutter, the Fellowship and facial hair.
Monday, 24 November 2014 12:46pm
Dr David Tombs, a leading public theology and reconciliation researcher working in Northern Ireland, will take up the University of Otago’s Howard Paterson Chair in Theology and Public Issues in January.
Monday, 17 November 2014 11:11am
The Hocken has completed a major upgrade to its online search tool Hākena. The upgraded search tool represents a new collection management system for the Hocken's unpublished collections: archives, photographs and artworks.
Monday, 17 November 2014 2:16pm
A colloquium is being held on ‘Multiculturalism in New Zealand’.
Monday, 17 November 2014 2:54pm
Historical and contemporary global migration involves a range of cross-cultural encounters, but how are these interactions discussed, debated, and defined? This three-day multidisciplinary conference seeks to examine past and present migrant encounters with other peoples in a diverse range of locations. We welcome papers from all disciplinary angles from both academics and independent researchers concerned with this issue.
Thursday, 13 November 2014 9:33am
A University of Otago research project to find out how Dunedin families pass on Māori to their children has led to the development of an innovative new Māori Language App, called Aki.
Thursday, 13 November 2014 9:01am
Winners of this year's Essay Competition
Thursday, 13 November 2014 10:31am
The Department of Media, Film and Communication is bidding to host the annual international conference on screenwriting research in 2017 at the University of Otago in Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Monday, 10 November 2014 2:16pm
A new study suggests that the flightless birds named moa were completely extinct by the time New Zealand’s human population had grown to two and half thousand people at most.
Monday, 10 November 2014 9:30am
Associate Prof Janine Hayward has been named chairwoman of an independent review team appointed to carry out the council's representation review.
Friday, 7 November 2014 4:34pm
About 50 guests yesterday attended an emotional mihi whakatau and blessing for a carved taonga (treasure) that was flown from Auckland to Dunedin to take its place among the exhibits in an exhibition showcasing missionary Samuel Marsden’s legacy at the Hocken Library.
Tuesday, 4 November 2014 9:43pm
A study looking at the history of coconuts as a commodity in the Pacific Islands is one of 22 world-class Otago research projects to receive grants in the latest Royal Society of New Zealand-administered Marsden funding round announced today.
Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:26am
The Bulletin meets Associate Professor Ruth Fitzgerald who was recently declared 2014 OUSA Supervisor of the Year.
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 2:18pm
The Bulletin meets Kelli Te Maihāroa, a College of Education Professional Practice Fellow, who is upholding the peace legacy of her whānau through her PhD research and her new roles as the Australasian representative on the Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA) and International Peace Research Council (IPRA).
Friday, 17 October 2014 10:02am
Second year law students compete in the 2014 Kensington Swan Teamwork Competition.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 10:53am
Edward Said: Intellectual Cultural Critic, Activist
Thursday, 16 October 2014 10:54am
States of Violence: Geopolitics, Law, Technology
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 2:16pm
Two fourth-year design students are applying what they’ve learned in class to preserve, promote and celebrate the legacy of noted poet Hone Tuwhare.
Friday, 10 October 2014 9:27am
With its topic of great interest to both current and past staff and students, as well as a wide public audience, a full house is expected for this year’s Margaret Dalziel Lecture being held on Monday.
Tuesday, 7 October 2014 9:05am
Associate Professor Ruth Fitzgerald, of Social Anthropology, was last night named the OUSA Supervisor of the Year for 2014.
Monday, 29 September 2014 3:03pm
Multi-talented Otago Law and Music student Latafale Auva’a was this month crowned Miss Samoa, after competing in that country’s pageant as the New Zealand Samoan community’s representative.
Monday, 29 September 2014 2:54pm
On September 12, the Faculty of Law joined with the Departments of Politics and Film, Media and Communication to host a special "webinar" on the theme of Dirty Politics: Media, Politics and Law.
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 12:54pm
Students from the Faculty of Law at the University of Otago achieved great success at the recent Australian Law Students Association (ALSA) and NZ Law Students Association (NZLSA) Conferences.
The United Nations Inquiry Into Human Rights in North Korea - An Address by The Hon. Michael D. Kirby AC CMG
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 11:28am
On the 5th of August, The Hon. Michael D. Kirby AC CMG delivered a guest lecture at the Faculty of Law on the topic: The United Nations Inquiry Into Human Rights in North Korea.
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 4:44pm
Historians are eagerly anticipating the fruits of a ground-breaking University of Otago Library project to place thousands of New Zealand's earliest missionary archives online so they can be mined for new clues to European and Māori contact up to 200 years ago.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 8:34pm
A sizeable group of New Zealand’s theatrical talent – directors, actors and comedians – as well as those who have forged their careers along different paths, will descend on Dunedin this weekend for the University’s celebrations of 100 years of Allen Hall.
Tuesday, 9 September 2014 9:21pm
The University today announced the six talented individuals who will take up its prestigious arts fellowships and residencies in 2015.
Tuesday, 9 September 2014 3:20pm
The names of six talented individuals who will take up prestigious arts fellowships and residencies with the University in 2015 were announced by Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne today.
Tuesday, 9 September 2014 12:54pm
Posters advertising our 2015 Summer School Papers are now available
Thursday, 4 September 2014 11:08am
Otago’s Associate Professor Jenny Bryant-Tokalau of Te Tumu - School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies has been made an Adjunct Professor at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Fiji.
Wednesday, 3 September 2014 8:06am
On Wednesday, Otago is playing host to a public workshop titled Chinese soft power and culture: between complicity and independence.
Tuesday, 2 September 2014 8:56am
Otago’s Professor Kevin Clements, Director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, has been honoured with the New Zealand Peace Foundation’s 2014 Peacemaker Award – an award his own father helped create more than 40 years ago.
Friday, 29 August 2014 11:00am
The Division of Humanities is offering a number of Bridging Scholarships for Māori and Pacific students in 2017.
Friday, 29 August 2014 4:26pm
This competition is open to postgraduate research PhD and thesis Master's students, and the closing date for Division of Humanities students is Wednesday 29 July 2015.
Friday, 22 August 2014 8:08am
Te Roopu Whai Pūtake, Otago’s Māori Law Students’ Association, has officially grown up. This weekend the Association, which was created to support and help Māori Law students and give them a presence and voice in the Faculty of Law, turns 21.
Friday, 8 August 2014 4:21pm
A new app developed at the University of Otago is already helping researchers in over 20 countries connect more effectively with journals that could publish their research.
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 8:08am
A photo inspired by the word “āpōpō” (tomorrow) has won Volunteer Centre Coordinator Sze-En Lau the staff award in the University’s #50kupumoments photo competition as Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) kicks off on campus.
Friday, 18 July 2014 2:01pm
A ground-breaking University of Otago study of more than 600 findings by coroners in New Zealand has identified serious failings that constrain the ability of coroners to act preventively and stop further loss of life.
Friday, 11 July 2014 4:09pm
A ground-breaking study of interracial relationships in New Zealand has won University of Otago history senior lecturer Dr Angela Wanhalla the 2014 Ernest Scott Prize for history.
Tuesday, 1 July 2014 4:44pm
Tonight (Tuesday, July 1) the Prime Minister presented his 2014 Supreme Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence to Dr Karyn Paringatai (Ngāti Porou), lecturer at Te Tumu – School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, University of Otago.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 12:00pm
In June 2014, a group of environmental lawyers met to consider the ramifications of the Supreme Court decision in EDS v King Salmon.
Thursday, 19 June 2014 8:26am
The Faculty of Law is excited to present the new University of Otago commercial promoting law, using teaching that all our students consider at first year, starring law students.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 8:07am
Latest research from the College of Education could lead to a new way of thinking about how children learn to read.
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 12:51pm
The latest issue of Critical Race and Whiteness Studies is out
Friday, 16 May 2014 8:07am
The University of Otago will confer the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws on one of its distinguished law graduates, Justice Christine French, at a graduation ceremony tomorrow.
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 4:51pm
The Law Faculty recently welcomed Brenda McKinney, a recent graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Fulbright Scholar.
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 8:07am
On Anzac Day, April 25, "Born of Conflict – Children of the Pacific War" will screen on Māori TV on Freeview channel 5 and Sky TV channel 19 at 9am as part of the station’s Anzac morning coverage. The film, about children of WW2 servicemen, is based on the research of Professor Judy Bennett.
Friday, 4 April 2014 12:00am
The Division of Humanities and the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Otago are delighted to announce that the inaugural University of Otago Scottish Writers Fellow will be the acclaimed Scottish novelist Janice Galloway.
Thursday, 27 March 2014 11:16am
The Secretary for Education in the Scottish Government, Michael Russell, visited Dunedin earlier this week. After a full slate of engagements throughout the city, Mr Russell’s visit culminated in a trio of events organised by Otago’s Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies (CISS).
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 11:16am
It’s been nearly four years since the idea first came to light, but last week Mayor Dave Cull officially submitted Dunedin’s bid to become a UNESCO City of Literature. Otago’s Dr Noel Waite and two Design & Applied Sciences students were heavily involved in bid preparations and now anxiously await the results of their efforts.
Friday, 21 March 2014 11:16am
Dancing, acting, directing, music – the new performing arts degree is tailor-made for producing blended performers.
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 11:16am
While examining emotional appeals in election advertising, an Otago PhD student has found NZers may not react as expected.
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 11:16am
The arrival of the University of Otago’s five 2014 Arts Fellows was celebrated at a ceremony in the Hocken Library yesterday (17 March).
Monday, 17 March 2014 2:02pm
Dr Jon Cornwall, Senior research fellow in the Faculty of Law's research centre SoGoS (Centre for Society, Governance and Science), recently published an article on body donation that that has received attention in the Sunday Star Times newspaper and on the Stuff news website
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 11:16am
Why isn’t New Zealand following the western world trend of teaching general religious studies in schools?
Friday, 7 March 2014 10:18am
Ciaran Cullen is preparing for a future in the Air Force or Foreign Affairs with a Master of Politics
Friday, 7 March 2014 1:57pm
Sophie Gilmore has been accepted into Harvard on a full scholarship.
Friday, 7 March 2014 11:59am
Dr Brent Hyslop has delighted Otago’s Bioethics Centre and the Faculty of Law by winning two highly regarded essay prizes while studying for his Postgraduate Diploma in Bioethics and Health Law.
Friday, 7 March 2014 11:46am
Otago’s Division of Humanities is running an innovative programme to help doctoral candidates hone the teaching skills they will need if they pursue an academic career.
Friday, 7 March 2014 4:34pm
Roberta (Robbie) Francis’s “exceptional” essay about the disruption of disability won the Otago PhD candidate a place at the prestigious 47th St Gallen Symposium, Switzerland, last May and a ‘Wings of Excellence’ award.
Friday, 7 March 2014 10:48am
It’s unusual to see Honours students co-authoring papers published in high-ranking academic journals, but five taking an Otago Sociology Honours level ethics class achieved just that.
Friday, 7 March 2014 12:50pm
“Courageous, innovative research environment with inspirational people and ‘visionaries’”; ask Tourism PhD candidate Wiebke Finkler her opinion of Otago, and that’s her unrestrained reply.
Friday, 7 March 2014 3:41pm
Today there are some 800 Māori with PhDs. Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, Aotearoa New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence’s goal is to raise number to an interconnected whanau of 1500 scholars and decision makers, with Otago as a major partner.
Friday, 7 March 2014 3:39pm
When seeking a person to profile about distance learning, Otago Post got this tip: “Janine Campbell would be great. She’s doing her Doctor of Education (EdD.) with Otago, is based in Chile, and completed her Masters’ at Harvard…”
Friday, 7 March 2014 10:39am
The benefits of being a PhD student at the University of Otago are enormous, says PhD candidate Jon Keyzer.
Friday, 7 March 2014 9:24am
Postgraduate study has transformative power, says Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Tony Ballantyne.
Friday, 7 March 2014 2:44pm
Otago’s History department’s “wonderful culture” provides an inspiring backdrop to PhD student Claire Macindoe’s investigation into “The Radio Doctor” one of New Zealand’s longest running health promotion services.
Friday, 7 March 2014 12:15pm
Sarah Tapp studied Dunedin's Gigatown win for her Master of Planning degree.
Friday, 7 March 2014 10:05am
Ula Atatagi will look at conflict in Timor Leste for her Master of Peace and Conflict Studies degree.
Friday, 7 March 2014 3:36pm
Julia Lewis, Masters student at Otago University, is seeking answers to the tool-making capability of the first New Zealanders in a rubbish pile.
Friday, 7 March 2014 10:46am
Twins Hannah and Nyssa Payne-Harker are working towards a double Master of Planning at the University of Otago.
Friday, 7 March 2014 2:40pm
Mike Wright’s love of study blends in well with his current position – as a chaplain for students and staff at the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic.
Friday, 7 March 2014 11:07am
Research into how Korean immigrant women in New Zealand experience and manage ageing
Friday, 28 February 2014 3:57pm
The Faculty is pleased to welcome Dr Jennifer Moore as Acting Director of the Legal Issues Centre, Faculty of Law University of Otago.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 3:02pm
2014 will be notable for the many initiatives at the Faculty of Law. Not least is the appointment of three new staff members to the Faculty.
Monday, 10 February 2014 2:44pm
The site of New Zealand’s first mission station and its first classroom has been revealed during two years of fieldwork and research led by University of Otago archaeologists, uncovering plentiful details about the daily lives of our first permanent European settlers.
Wednesday, 5 February 2014 8:07am
Researchers at the Universities of Otago and Sydney predicted the current atrocities in the Central African Republic, based on their own forecasting model.
Wednesday, 5 February 2014 12:05pm
The Inaugural conference of the Digital Humanities Otago Research Group "Surveillance, Copyright, Privacy: the end of the open internet" was hosted by the MFCO department 30 January-1 February 2014.
Tuesday, 4 February 2014 3:25pm
Researchers at the University of Otago and the University of Sydney predicted the current atrocities in the Central African Republic (CAR), based on their own forecasting model.
Thursday, 23 January 2014 8:07am
Two of the six academics to receive Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Awards this year are Otago academics keen to make use of the travelling opportunity the award brings.
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 8:06am
Today, we bring you a re-post of The best prank? - the most popular post to date on Ali Clarke's blog 'Otago 150 years'.
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 8:06am
Irene Hundleby is putting her honours degree in music to immediate and practical use – in her own music store.
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 4:39pm
The Faculty of Law hosted 22 high school students at the annual University of Otago Hands on Science Law ‘Snack’ .
Friday, 10 January 2014 8:06am
Little dampens Centre for Society, Governance and Science Research Fellow Dr Jon Cornwall’s enthusiasm for opportunities created through active collaboration.
Monday, 6 January 2014 9:41am
An Otago-led group of academics and practitioners has given evidence to Parliament about proposed post-sentence detention orders.