Wednesday, 14 November 2018 7:58am
A University of Otago study has found that using mindfulness meditation applications (apps) on phones is associated with improvements in people’s mental health.
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 8:48am
Currently on the high seas east of New Zealand for research, Master of Science Communication student Lana Young is one of eight Otago students selected as a 2018 Sir Peter Blake Trust Ambassador.
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 9:42am
University of Otago researchers are celebrating the most successful Marsden Fund round to date, securing $28.5 million for 41 world-class research projects. Of this, $11 million across 14 projects has been granted to researchers in the Science Division, the highest number ever.
Thursday, 8 November 2018 8:07pm
Antarctica and the South Pacific islands seem worlds apart but a recent exhibition taken to Niue and Rarotonga taught local schools this connection is closer than expected.
Wednesday, 7 November 2018 4:42pm
The University of Otago has shipped 21 microscopes to Myanmar’s University of Yangon to help address a shortage of scientific equipment.
Tuesday, 6 November 2018 12:46pm
You are invited to join us for the official launch of the Otago Global Health Institute:
Wednesday 28 November at 6.30pm (directly after the 2018 McKinlay Oration), at Te Wao Nui, Otago Business School
Monday, 5 November 2018 3:41pm
Otago Geophysicist Professor Gary Wilson will join a team of New Zealand scientists in exploring new frontiers in Antarctica this season when they travel across the Ross Ice Shelf to collect information that helps identify the conditions that lead to the retreat of glaciers and sea level rise.
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 10:46am
University of Otago computer scientist Stefanie Zollman has won the L’Orėal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship, which recognises outstanding female scientists globally.
Monday, 29 October 2018 2:27pm
TVNZ has fallen for the enthusiasm of Otago Physics Professor Craig Rodger – asking him to front an item on Seven Sharp touring New Zealand’s new rocket factory.
Monday, 29 October 2018 2:16pm
There is a call for attention to focus on "Māori positive ageing" as the number of older Māori is set to double over a short period with higher rates of disability and dependence than the general population.
Monday, 29 October 2018 12:49pm
The Guardian of Kinabalu, a film co-produced by Dr Wiebke Finkler of the University of Otago’s Department of Tourism and Professor Lloyd Spencer Davis of the Centre for Science Communication, has been awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 11th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival. The award was announced at a formal ceremony in the Malaysian capital on 26 October, with the documentary having its world premiere the next night.
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 3:35pm
The School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences held the final performance for its last dance and gymnastics paper at the beginning of this month. The Division of Sciences’ Communications Adviser Guy Frederick was caught the action for the Otago Bulletin Board.
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 10:23am
Seminar: In the Blood: Salmonella Bacteremia in Hospitalized Children with Acute Febrile Illness—Uganda, 2016–2017
Date: October 23, 2018 Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am (ET) Venue: Global Communications Center, Langmuir Auditorium A, Centers for Disease Control (Atlanta GA)
OGHI Co-Director Professor John Crump MB ChB, MD, DTM&H will be a discussant on the panel.
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 3:33pm
Otago researchers now have some of the fastest links with the world that New Zealand has ever seen, following the launch of the new Hawaiki Cable capability by Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand (REANNZ) at the University on Friday.
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 2:25pm
Otago is a region of ‘quiet’ but important faults and will be the first researched in a project led by Professor Mark Stirling of the Department of Geology.
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 11:57am
Food safety takes constant vigilance. The changing landscape of food production and changes in the microbes themselves offer regular challenges. Finding unsuspected disease outbreaks and fixing problems that led to them is an important part of public health. Now, advanced DNA sequencing is helping public health officials find and solve more outbreaks, and target control measures to stop them from happening again. Working with partners from farm to fork, we can make food safer for everyone.
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 7:45pm
The United States Ambassador to New Zealand, Mr Scott Brown, visited the University last week to learn about Otago’s internationally significant research and foster future collaborative ties.
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 2:37pm
Have you ever wondered why so many species live in tropical rainforests? Or why some groups of organisms have thousands of species, and other groups only a few?
Monday, 15 October 2018 11:14am
They improve health, reduce the risk of heart disease, and can potentially make us leaner, but too many New Zealanders are shying away from nuts. University of Otago researchers are keen to crack this conundrum.
Thursday, 11 October 2018 7:43pm
The Manager of the University of Otago’s New Zealand Marine Studies Centre (NZMSC) Tessa Mills will tomorrow hang up her “trusty blue polar fleece” for the last time when she retires after 13 years at the helm.
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 9:19pm
Forging new connections based around botanical ties was central to a recent visit to Otago by Sweden’s Ambassador to New Zealand.
Tuesday, 9 October 2018 10:58am
As Te Koronga – the University’s indigenous science research theme – turns five, the Otago Bulletin Board takes a look at the novel work of one of its PhD candidates, Chelsea Cunningham.
Friday, 5 October 2018 11:03am
University of Otago Zoologists are excited by this week’s launch of Predator Free Dunedin, a project bringing 20 agencies, environmental trusts, research institutions and mana whenua groups together to remove predators from over 31,000 hectares around Dunedin.
Thursday, 4 October 2018 11:57am
Studying emerging diseases through genomics and stem cells: antibiotic resistant typhoid as an exemplar
Professor Gordon Dougan
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
12:00 Noon, Monday, 15th October
Room 208, 2nd floor
720 Cumberland St
Wednesday, 3 October 2018 11:49am
If Katherine Lockton needed to justify taking time off from her research to compete in the Taekwan-do World Cup, then coming home with a gold medal was the perfect way.
Tuesday, 2 October 2018 9:03am
A University of Otago research team led by Professor Steve Dawson and Dr Will Rayment, have recently returned from a month-long expedition to the sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands where they have been collecting data on a recovering population of southern right whales.
Monday, 1 October 2018 7:57pm
A new scholarship for aspiring Māori and Pacific scientists is being labelled a game changer in the bid to retain students with an interest in science.
Friday, 28 September 2018 1:45pm
The University’s recent Polar Symposium showcased the breadth of Otago’s polar research community which organisers say is the most diverse in any New Zealand university.
Friday, 21 September 2018 3:44pm
A new approach in the fight against American foulbrood – a disease effecting beehives across the world – is the topic of a New Zealand-made film shortlisted in the International Jackson Hole Science Media Awards being held in Boston, USA, this week (26-28 September NZT).
Friday, 21 September 2018 3:36pm
University of Otago research psychologist Jesse Bering has explored the dark experiences of being suicidal, in his new book: A very human ending, how suicide haunts our species.
Thursday, 20 September 2018 11:21am
Researchers in the Department of Medicine in Dunedin are conducting a trial on whole grains and health for people with type 2 diabetes.
Thursday, 20 September 2018 11:48am
The East Antarctic Ice Sheet melted during extended warm periods in the past when temperatures were similar to those predicted for the coming century, a new study published in Nature has shown.
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 11:15am
A textbook co-authored by Otago Professor of Human Nutrition Jim Mann, has been named one of the best in the world by the British Medical Association (BMA).
Friday, 14 September 2018 1:32pm
The Otago academic who was last night crowned the top tertiary teacher in New Zealand says she is extremely humbled to receive the award.
Thursday, 13 September 2018 11:52am
“How much electricity do heat pumps really use? When is hot water heated and are the lights kept on all day in winter?” These and other questions can now be answered thanks to the release of anonymised electricity power demand data from a sample of 45 New Zealand households.
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 3:12pm
The scientists, emergency planners and numerous agencies involved in preparing for a future Alpine Fault earthquake have modelled the impacts of a major earthquake on the Alpine Fault and highlighted the need for emergency agencies to work across boundaries during a future disaster, University of Otago research reveals.
Tuesday, 4 September 2018 12:04pm
The first natural example of a fossilised earthquake in serpentinite (type of rock) is providing new knowledge about the extreme forces and chemical reactions that occur during seismic ruptures.
Friday, 31 August 2018 11:15am
The accuracy of the global positioning system (GPS) in smartphones has been significantly improved thanks to research conducted at the University of Otago, New Zealand, in collaboration with Curtin University, Australia.
Thursday, 30 August 2018 8:22am
Imagine making a 7,000km journey just for dinner. That, University of Otago scientists have found, is the life of the elusive Fiordland penguin.
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 10:09am
While in the Auckland Islands studying the recovering population of southern right whales, a University of Otago team led by Professor Steve Dawson and Dr Will Rayment was given an unusual task by the Department of Conservation (DOC) – to recover a drone that had become stranded on Sandy Bay, on Enderby Island.