Wednesday, 20 February 2019
News from and about our departments, staff and students
Friday, 15 February 2019 2:33pm
New Eamon Cleary Chair in Irish Studies Professor Sonja Tiernan says the growing relationship between Ireland and New Zealand means her appointment could not have come at a better time.
Friday, 15 February 2019 10:42am
Two new appointments at the College of Education mean vital areas of learning for Otago’s education tauira will be well-covered in future.
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 10:58am
The appointment of Dr Rachel Martin and professional practice fellow Andrea Robertson at the University of Otago College of Education mean two vital areas of teacher education and research are well-covered.
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 4:39pm
Older people’s inability to engage in nature can leave them feeling sad, frustrated and angry, a University of Otago study has found.
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 11:12am
The University of Otago Faculty of Law is honoured to announce the establishment of a new Chair of Jurisprudence, named after International scholar and Otago alumnus Professor Jeremy Waldron.
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 5:47pm
After 10 years as the Division of Humanities Kaiāwhina Māori - Māori Student Support Officer Ana Rangi is moving on . . . but our tauira are in safe hands with current staff and two new appointments, she says.
Monday, 11 February 2019 12:03pm
The University of Otago's Faculty of Law announces a new Chair of Jurisprudence, named after international scholar and Otago alumnus Jeremy Waldron
Thursday, 7 February 2019 9:26pm
The University of Otago’s Māori academic staff network has started the year with a renewed vow to do what it can to support its Māori academic cohort.
Tuesday, 5 February 2019 10:05am
The University’s newest property based in Central Otago will have a name honoring a local tipuna whose life was filled with courage and bravery.
Tuesday, 5 February 2019 10:29am
A contemporary take on historical figures of Dunedin’s art world will soon go on display at Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena.
Monday, 4 February 2019 9:14am
The Legal Issues Centre is adding to its series of animated videos explaining legal basics, with the help of design student Catherine Chin.
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 9:19pm
Professor Peter Kuch, the inaugural Eamon Cleary Professor of Irish Studies, has retired from the position he has held since 2006.
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 6:09pm
Professor Peter Kuch, the inaugural Eamon Cleary Professor in Irish Studies and Co-Director of Otago's Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, retired in January 2019.
Friday, 25 January 2019 3:57pm
Held in Trust: Curiosity in Things conference brings together museum curators, academics and attendees from around New Zealand to explore legacy of colonial-era museum collections
Friday, 25 January 2019 12:04pm
The Legal Issues Centre's Summer Scholar Programme is exposing three Otago law students to how New Zealand’s legal system works in real life.
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:56pm
Classics lecture leads Dr Katherine Hall to research on what killed Alexander the Great - and a new theory in the 2000-year-old mystery.
Thursday, 17 January 2019 4:49pm
Childcare can be expensive, stressful, and annoying to organise, but a University of Otago-led study has found it may also be behind religion’s resilience.
Monday, 14 January 2019 11:51am
Almost 400 pupils from around New Zealand will enjoy a taste of student life at Otago this week during Hands-On Otago events.
Friday, 21 December 2018 7:32pm
Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature has teamed up with the University of Otago's Department of English and Linguistics to create dtour, an app that links writers' stories to sites in Dunedin and Otago.
Friday, 21 December 2018 6:28pm
Te Tumu School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies Senior Lecturer Tangiwai Rewi says while she was proud to cross the graduation stage in mid-December to become the first person in her family to gain a PhD, her family’s celebrations in Dunedin also acknowledged the value to her whānau of investing in knowledge.
Friday, 21 December 2018 11:45am
Faculty of Law graduate Sarah Butcher says balancing family commitments with multisport events, marathons and PhD research was made easier by support and encouragement from Otago staff.
Thursday, 20 December 2018 10:18am
Teaching runs in the family says recent bicultural teaching graduate Kane Johnson, as his wife joins College of Education staff
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 5:18pm
Gore resident Sara McVicar travelled to Invercargill several times a week for three years while studying Early Childhood Education. Her drive has landed her a teaching job much closer to home.
Monday, 17 December 2018 10:25am
In a Beatles-like tribute to the University’s Albany Street recording studio, a group of Dunedin musicians, joined by some former Otago students, gathered at the studio from Friday to Sunday to record an album of 22 songs over the three days.
Monday, 17 December 2018 10:31am
A host of moves in the Division of Humanities aim to bring people together, encourage collaboration, improve the use of space, cater for a new structure, share resources, eliminate duplication and reduce reliance on leased premises.
Monday, 17 December 2018 5:25pm
University of Otago College of Education Southland campus graduates already addressing regional teaching shortage
Thursday, 13 December 2018 4:25pm
Four Division of Humanities academics became professors in the December 2018 round of academic promotions, with several others becoming associate professors.
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 9:29pm
Learning te reo Māori got one of Otago’s newest professors hooked on the world of academia. Associate Professor Lachy Paterson of Te Tumu is one of 17 leading academics from the University to be promoted to Professor this year.
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 1:26pm
An emotional acknowledgment of a graduating senior academic was the highlight of the University of Otago’s second Māori pre-graduation ceremony of the December season, held yesterday.
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 10:40pm
Frances Hodgkins’ early career in Dunedin, and the impact photography had on it, is the focus of the Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena’s latest exhibition.
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 10:41pm
The University of Otago’s next generation of bicultural teachers have expressed relief, pride and determination at an emotional pre-graduation ceremony in their honour on Friday.
Thursday, 6 December 2018 11:29am
This year's Inoue Yasushi Award for Outstanding Research in Japanese Literature, Culture and Art in Australia and New Zealand has been awarded to Otago's Professor Roy Starrs.
Wednesday, 5 December 2018 11:32am
A decline in the numeracy skills of students coming to university has prompted an Otago trio to develop a test to ensure every such student is identified and given the help they need.