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Previous Seminar events

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23 Aug August

Integrated Data for Public Health Research

Friday, 23 August 2019 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington, 23A Mein Street
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Sheree Gibb, Andrea Teng, and Maddie White from the Department of Public Health.

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

02 Sep September

"Pregnancy puzzles in live-bearing lizards"

Monday, 2 September 2019 at 1:00pm - D'Ath Lecture Theatre, 1st floor, Hercus Building
Presented by Professor Alison Cree, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

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.

10 Sep September

Build on your BCom or any degree

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 at 12:00pm - Otago Business School / 60 Clyde St
Room 1.17 

Build on your BCom or any degree with the Postgraduate information hour to learn more about business postgraduate options.

 

Te Hau Kāinga during World War Two: reaching out to whānau

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 at 5:45pm - Hocken Library Seminar Room, 90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin
Join us for an evening kōrero by Professor Lachy Paterson (Te Tumu, School of Māori, Pacific & Indigenous Studies) and Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla (History) on their research into the Māori Home Front, as part of celebrations for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019.

12 Sep September

Natural Hazards Planning in New Zealand

Thursday, 12 September 2019 at 12:00pm - Centre for Sustainability Seminar Room, 563 Castle Street, Dunedin
Dr Wendy Saunders looks at the challenges and opportunities when planning for natural hazards in New Zealand.

 

Unfinished business: The pursuit of rights and choices for all

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Dr Natalia Kanem, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

20 Sep September

Shaping our culture together, He waka kotuia

Friday, 20 September 2019 at 9:00am - Rolleston Lecture Theatre, University of Otago, Christchurch
Shaping Our Culture, Together – He Waka Kotuia – a project to review our organisational culture and design ways to ensure that the University of Otago is a welcoming and supportive place for all members of our community.

 

The Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy

Friday, 20 September 2019 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington, 23A Mein Street, Newtown.
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Donna Caddie, Principal Analyst, Child Wellbeing Unit, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

 

Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse

Friday, 20 September 2019 at 3:00pm - RMOOT - Moot Court, 10th floor, Richardson Building.
This two-hour continuing professional development seminar will explore the impacts on family members and the strategies that might be effective in managing distress.

 

The “Pink Vote” in Aotearoa

Thursday, 26 September 2019 at 4:00pm - Richardson 6.N4
Some queer communities in Europe and the United States are supporting right, and far-right, political parties. Can we see the same trends in Aotearoa?

27 Sep September

The Construction of the 2018 Census File

Friday, 27 September 2019 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Vince Galvin, Chief Methodologist, StatsNZ

02 Oct October

Terrible Tuskers, Tanky Torpedos and Timey-wimey Travellers

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 at 1:00pm - Benson Common Room (Gn9), Geology Building
A series of three short paleontology presentations by Amber Coste, Katie Matts and Marcus Richards covering the animals that swam in Otago’s paleo-seas.

 

Public Health Programmes and Careers Information Evening

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 at 5:30pm - 1st Floor Common Room, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Adams Building, 18 Fredrick Street, Dunedin
Hear from our teaching staff and current and past students working in the public health sector, who will share their experiences and success stories.

04 Oct October

Electricity Prices, Profits, and Productivity

Friday, 4 October 2019 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Dr. Geoff Bertram, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington.

 

“Paradigm wars and the social construction of sex and gender”

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 at 1:00pm - D'Ath Lecture Theatre, 1st floor Hercus Building
Presented by Dr Melanie Beres, Sociology, Gender Studies and Criminology Programme, University of Otago

11 Oct October

Workshop: The Body Politic Metaphor in Discourse, Past and Present

Friday, 11 October 2019 at 9:00am - Hocken Library Seminar Room
The Body Politic Metaphor in Discourse, Past and Present workshop will examine various aspects of the metaphorical discourse on the body politic from multi-disciplinary perspectives.

 

Department of Medicine Seminar Series

Friday, 11 October 2019 at 1:00pm - 9th Floor Seminar Room
Dunedin Public Hospital

Corneal Collagen Crosslinking: A new paradigm in the management of Progressive Corneal Ectasias, Dr Kelechi Ogbuehi, BSc(Hons), PhD, FAAO - Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology

14 Oct October

Inaugural Rural Doctor CME Webinar: AF and SVT update

Monday, 14 October 2019 at 7:30am - Online
Guest presenter: Dr Gerry Wilkins, Cardiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine. RNZCGP MOPS points accredited

Free registration: bit.ly/Rural-Cardiology

Contact: Dr Matilda Hamilton, Rural Hospital Specialist and CME convenor

matilda.hamilton@otago.ac.nz

 

Digital Humanities Expo 2019

Monday, 14 October 2019 at 1:00pm - BURNS2 Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Dunedin campus
Join us for this year's Digital Humanities Expo, where we mix in critique and current events in heavy measure as we think about DH practice in our curiously polarising contemporary moment... 

29 Oct October

Biochemistry PhD Seminar – Stephanie Mercer

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 at 12:00pm - Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Pharmaceutical enhancement of autophagy in an APP/PS1 transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

The New Farmers Project

Thursday, 31 October 2019 at 4:00pm - Centre for Sustainability Seminar Room, 563 Castle Street, Dunedin
Rural sociologist, Associate Professor Paul Stock, presents The New Farmers Project: Collaborative Creative Scholarship and Utopian Futures of Food -  an interdisciplinary art and research ethnography of new and emerging farmers in the U.S. Midwest.

 

Cancer control in the small island states of the Pacific

Friday, 8 November 2019 at 12:30pm - Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Diana Sarfati and Alec Ekeroma.