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Previous Sciences events

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16 Jul July

Postgraduate Options in Human Nutrition Information Session

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 at 11:00am - Blue Lecture Theatre located in the Dental School
Find out more information about the programme options for: Master of Dietetics, Master of Applied Sciences in Nutrition, Master of Sciences Postgraduate Diploma in Nutrition


Climate secrets buried beneath the Southern Ocean

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 at 5:30pm - Barclay Theatre, Otago Museum
Ship-to-shore live stream from the scientific drilling research ship, JOIDES Resolution, with paleoceanographer, Dr Christina Riesselman, and paleoclimatologist, Dr. Chris Moy.

31 Jul July

“Dark Ages” in the History of Whales

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 at 1:00pm - Benson Common Room (Gn9), Geology Building
Professor Ewan Fordyce, Department of Geology Research Seminar  

08 Aug August

Abbotsford Landslip – 40 years on

Thursday, 8 August 2019 at 5:30pm - Benson Common Room, Department of Geology
Presented by Andrew Gorman: Historical context of the Abbotsford landslip and its use in teaching undergraduate students, and Lee Patterson (Stantec): Dunedin City hazards mapping in the context of the Abbotsford landslip.

12 Aug August

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor James Crowley

Monday, 12 August 2019 at 5:30pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Archway Theatres (Union Street pedestrian area, opposite the original stone archway)
Professor James Crowley delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture titled 'Molecular Scale Construction'

16 Aug August

Otago Geology 400-level student research talks

Friday, 16 August 2019 at 9:40am - Benson Common Room on ground floor of Geology building (room Gn9).
15 minute talks by our nine 400-level students Harry, William, Gray, Kaeli, Michelle, Caitlin, Alex and Brittany.

21 Aug August

Postgraduate evening

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 at 5:00pm - 55 Union Street West, Room 213
Come along and find out more about our world-class postgraduate programmes.

26 Aug August

Stress modulation of hippocampal activity – spotlight on the dentate gyrus

Monday, 26 August 2019 at 12:00pm - William James Seminar Room 103, William James Building, 275 Leith Walk, Otago Campus

"Stress modulation of hippocampal activity-spotlight on the dentate gyrus" presented by Professor Gal Richter-Levin, Integrated Brain and Behavior Research Center, University of Haifa

03 Sep September

The New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study: An Overview

Tuesday, 3 September 2019 at 12:00pm - William James Seminar Room 103, William James Building, 275 Leith Walk, Otago Campus
"The New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study: An Overview" presented by Professor Chris Sibley, School of Psychology, University of Auckland

04 Sep September

Marine anoxia during Oceanic Anoxic Event 2

Wednesday, 4 September 2019 at 1:00pm - Benson Common Room (room Gn9) , Department of Geology, University of Otago.
A research seminar presented by PhD student Sophie Gangl who will talk about improving understanding of how the complex ocean-atmosphere system is likely to respond to today’s high atmospheric CO2 levels; and includes global warming, ocean acidification, sea-level rise, and ocean de-oxygenation or anoxia.

05 Sep September

Mass Market Precise Positioning – Economy-wide benefits identified from the Australia and New Zealand SBAS Test Bed

Thursday, 5 September 2019 at 12:00pm - L1 Lecture Theatre, School of Surveying, 310 Castle Street

Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) have the potential to deliver precise positioning capability to the general public and enable emerging technology such as connected and automated vehicles, automated shipping and more efficient aircraft operations. This talk will give an overview of the test bed benefits report and the planning for a regional SBAS service.

29 Sep September

East Otago Bioblitz

Sunday, 29 September 2019 at 10:00am - East Otago Fishing Club
15 Barvas Street
Karitane, OTA 9471

Join a day at the beach, connecting with scientists, rūnaka and the community to discover what makes Dunedin’s northern coastline special.