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Previous Sciences events

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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.

17 Oct October

Earthquakes, geometry, the mantle wedge and tsunami – Bill Fry

Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 5:30pm - Moot Court, 10th floor Richardson Building 
Bill Fry is a research seismologist with GNS Science, a NZ Crown Research Institute tasked with public good Earth science, including monitoring and researching geohazards.

29 Oct October

Thirst for Knowledge: Thinking like a lizard - in a world of change

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - Ombrellos Kitchen & Bar, 10 Clarendon St
New Zealand has more than 100 species of lizards as well as their more famous relative, the tuatara. This month, hear from Professor Alison Cree about what biologists think might be some of the risks for reptiles from climate change.