Friday, 17 August 2018 9:39am
Virtual reality is moving beyond purely entertainment to become a potential tool in improving literacy, and the University of Otago is behind one ground-breaking approach.
Thursday, 16 August 2018 9:54pm
The Prime Minister’s news Chief Science Advisor Juliet Gerrard will visit Otago next Tuesday to hear from University staff and other Dunedin scientists about how to shape her new role.
Thursday, 9 August 2018 2:27pm
One thousand plastic bottle caps donated by staff and students from across the University’s Dunedin campus have been turned into a beautiful piece of art aimed at educating people about the impact of plastics on the creatures that live in the ocean.
Monday, 6 August 2018 11:45am
Book Launch - Geographies of Development
Monday, 6 August 2018 10:07am
The University of Otago is delighted to announce the appointment of Scottish novelist Val McDermid as a Visiting Professor in the Division of Humanities.
Friday, 3 August 2018 9:59am
Imagine if those scuffling sounds you hear in your garden at night were kiwi poking around looking for bugs. According to two University of Otago academics, the idea is not so far-fetched.
Thursday, 2 August 2018 4:29pm
The head of the University of Otago’s Department of Geography who secured the New Zealand Geographical Society’s supreme award says it is a victory for a dynamic approach to research.
Thursday, 26 July 2018 10:34pm
Augmented reality has been used on the cover of a scientific journal for the very first time thanks to a collaboration between Otago scientists and a Dunedin company.
Thursday, 26 July 2018 11:55am
Two of the Otago scientists involved in the new Art + Oceans exhibition currently on display at Otago Museum’s HD Skinner Annex rolled up their sleeves and took a more hands-on role in the creative process.
Monday, 23 July 2018 11:13am
Sore muscles and peak athletic performance do not mix. Otago researchers have found a common health supplement may solve the issue.
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 1:24pm
Antarctica is not as isolated from the rest of the world as scientists have thought, new research reveals, with potential for drifting plastics to create problems in the continent in future and new species to colonise there as the climate warms.
Thursday, 12 July 2018 9:05pm
Antarctic glaciers and microscopic algae will soon be the focus of two University of Otago students who have just been awarded two of three Antarctica New Zealand Scholarships for 2018.
Thursday, 12 July 2018 8:52pm
A captivating augmented reality (AR) experience, aimed at enthusing eight- to 12-year-olds about gut microbiomes, was one of many successful exhibits at the University of Otago Science Expo, held last weekend as part of the New Zealand International Science Festival.
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 7:56pm
A University of Otago frog expert who has dedicated more than 30 years at the forefront of amphibian conservation, was last week recognised for his lifelong commitment to science at an awards ceremony to launch the 11th biennial New Zealand International Science Festival.
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 7:35pm
The University’s School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences (SPESES) will offer a restructured curriculum from next year – offering more career-focussed options to its students – as well as opening its programmes up to the wider University.
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 7:07am
New Zealand’s unique and relatively short history coupled with new and revealing techniques examining ancient DNA from fossil bone fragments has provided insights around the impact of humans on the environment.
Monday, 9 July 2018 8:34pm
A leading University of Otago lecturer has been praised in one of the world’s most prestigious academic journals as someone who is “winning at science”.
Monday, 9 July 2018 8:32pm
Giving consumers confidence in the safety and origin of their food is just one of the benefits of a recent Otago-led food authentication course.
Monday, 9 July 2018 12:17pm
Professor Neil Gemmell’s unique contributions to the field of genetics have been recognised on the international stage.
New degree structure for School of Physical Education Sport & Exercise Sciences coincides with major anniversary
Friday, 6 July 2018 4:30pm
The 70th Anniversary of the University of Otago’s School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences is being marked with a celebration of its history at Hocken Collections Uare Taoka o Hākena Research Library, and as the past is remembered a new degree structure has been confirmed.
Wednesday, 4 July 2018 11:51am
Ever wondered where parrots get their bright plumage? An Otago-led project may have just solved the mystery.
Thursday, 28 June 2018 1:24pm
The University’s Dunedin campus will be buzzing with science next month, when the New Zealand International Science Festival gets under way.
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 10:03am
University of Otago Marine scientist Professor Gary Wilson has been elected Vice-President of a major international group coordinating research in Antarctica.
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 10:30am
University of Otago researchers are demonstrating the potential of a new technology which could see New Zealand production of a popular food – the French fry – become healthier, and less costly and wasteful.
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 2:35pm
Dr James Hale discusses his involvement in The New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard, Dr Caroline Orchiston summarises her work on QuakeCoRE's Oamaru Tourism precinct and Postgraduate student Karly Burch shares her completed PhD project.
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 1:07pm
The University of Otago has extended the appointment of Professor Richard Barker as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Sciences.
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 10:40pm
A project that could help thousands of people who suffer from hearing disorders won the Brain and Technology Symposium 2018 Challenge held recently.
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 9:02am
The cost of buying healthy food in a weekly supermarket shop continues to grow, the latest New Zealand Food Cost Survey carried out by the University of Otago shows.
Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:57pm
A ground-breaking proposal that would allow photos and videos to be taken through solid objects has won Otago Innovation Ltd’s 2018 Proof of Concept competition.
Thursday, 14 June 2018 1:53pm
Storm-driven ocean swells have triggered the catastrophic disintegration of Antarctic ice shelves in recent decades, according to new research published in Nature today.
Wednesday, 6 June 2018 10:45am
Dean of the University of Otago’s Faculty of Dentistry, Professor Paul Brunton, has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Health Sciences.
Tuesday, 5 June 2018 10:31am
In the first experimental test of the potential of natural disasters to produce stronger bonds within a group, University of Otago researchers asked residents of Christchurch, New Zealand, to recall their experience of the city's devastating 2011 (Feb 22) earthquake.
Thursday, 31 May 2018 9:48am
For Leigh McKenzie a summer internship at the Centre lead to the unexpected experience of being granted the New Zealand Esri Young Scholar award for 2017 and nominated for the New Zealand Emerging Spatial Professional award.
Thursday, 31 May 2018 10:07am
Centre Director Janet Stephenson and Deputy Director Caroline Orchiston were authors recently on a report for MOTU - Communities and climate Change: Vulnerability to rising seas and more frequent flooding.
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:29pm
In the ongoing quest for better, faster and higher-quality wireless communication, University of Otago researchers are leading the way.
Friday, 25 May 2018 11:19am
Otago staff and postgraduate students are being offered a free nutritional ‘check-up’.
Friday, 25 May 2018 1:46pm
An initiative that has enabled more than 100 mostly geography students from Otago University to carry out voluntary work abroad since 2006 has been given a new lease on life, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne in Wellington this week.
Thursday, 17 May 2018 12:32pm
Centre Deputy Director Dr Caroline Orchiston recently appeared on Stuff News through her involvement with Project Alpine Fault Magnitude 8 (AF8)
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 10:24am
A call is being made to recognise Otago’s science heroes with nominations now open for the biennial Otago Daily Times Otago Science Awards – a joint initiative between the New Zealand International Science Festival and the ODT. Nominations can be made online via the New Zealand International Science Festival scifest.org.nz website and will close on Thursday 28 June at 5pm. Winners will be announced at the launch of the New Zealand International Science Festival on Friday 6 July.
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 11:08am
Researchers from Catchments Otago – a University of Otago Research Theme – are embarking on a year-long study with three Dunedin primary schools into the mysterious ancient velvet worm – peripatus – thanks to a $20,000 grant from the from the Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment’s Participatory Science Platform (PSP).