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Survey first to provide comprehensive view of Irish in Aotearoa New Zealand
Monday, 18 January 2021
In addition to containing many ‘firsts’, new research from the University of Otago’s Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies provides comprehensive insights into the identity of Irish people in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Focus on sleep quality, over social media quantity, to improve young people’s well-being
Monday, 18 January 2021
Worried about how social media use is affecting your teenager’s well-being? University of Otago research has revealed you may be focusing on the wrong issue.

Penned release of green geckos has potential to help preserve threatened native species
Thursday, 14 January 2021
University of Otago researchers have added another piece to the puzzle about how best to translocate New Zealand lizards for conservation purposes – confine them.

Care urged before banning people entering NZ from the UK
Wednesday, 13 January 2021
The Government should be careful about banning people entering New Zealand from specific countries based on the presence of variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, given most countries are not testing for variants, University of Otago experts say.

Elimination strategy optimal pandemic response – new research
Wednesday, 23 December 2020
A goal of eliminating community transmission of the pandemic virus causing COVID-19 is achievable and sustainable as a response strategy for COVID-19 and other emerging pandemic diseases, new research suggests.

Professor Jessica Palmer new PVC of Humanities
Tuesday, 22 December 2020
Leading a diverse and vibrant Division of Humanities is something Professor Jessica Palmer is looking forward to.

Google-glass-like electrical stimulator to zap Alzheimer’s Disease
Tuesday, 22 December 2020
Stimulating humans’ sense of smell to prevent conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease is the focus of international research led by the University of Otago.

Otago appoints Acting Vice-Chancellor
Monday, 21 December 2020
Professor Helen Nicholson will take up the role of Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Otago in 2021.

An incredible journey just begun for Cambridge-bound graduate
Monday, 21 December 2020
Curious child, decorated student, cancer survivor, marathon runner, volunteer and soon-to-be Cambridge University PhD student. Sometimes people’s stories leave us with gaping jaws.

Vice-Chancellor welcomes arrest in relation to graduation security threat

Friday, 18 December 2020
University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne is pleased that Police have made an arrest in relation to the security threat that led to the postponement of graduation ceremonies this month.


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