Wednesday, 23 June 2021 11:18am
Tackling the uncertainty of how changes to snow and ice cover will impact New Zealand’s water resources is one of the goals of University of Otago’s Mountain Research Centre (MRC).
Tuesday, 15 June 2021 10:49am
Balanced rocks, poised in position for 24,000 years, have been used to assess the current seismic integrity of the Clyde Dam in a University of Otago-led study.
Monday, 14 June 2021 9:44am
Investigating the connections between sport and wider society has helped the University of Otago maintain its success in the sports-related category of the 2021 QS World Rankings.
Wednesday, 9 June 2021 11:24am
'A Policymaker’s Handbook for Addressing the Impacts of Ocean Acidification' has recently been launched.
Thursday, 3 June 2021 9:43am
Between them, Dr Cathy Cole and Dr Rosie Cole have clocked up three research expeditions to polar seas, forty ascents of Mount Tongariro, thousands of hours in a Scottish coral culture lab, and organised a ton of wax to mimic an eruption.
Wednesday, 2 June 2021 3:33pm
To sing is to live well. That is the simple message of a study led by an Otago Department of Psychology researcher and recently published in Journal of Health Psychology.
Thursday, 27 May 2021 4:29pm
It is time for the management and conservation of the Antarctic to begin focusing on responsibility, rather than rights, through an Indigenous Māori framework, a University of Otago academic argues.
Wednesday, 26 May 2021 12:15pm
Tiny charged electrons and protons which can damage satellites and alter the ozone have revealed some of their mysteries to University of Otago scientists.
Monday, 24 May 2021 10:02am
Feeling anxious can direct our attention and memory toward supernatural beings such as gods, a University of Otago study has found.
Friday, 21 May 2021 12:13pm
Talk of a graduate student mental health crisis is abundant in academic and popular media, but a University of Otago study has found no evidence of one in New Zealand.
Thursday, 20 May 2021 10:47am
A University of Otago study has revealed how earthquake upheaval has affected New Zealand’s coastal species.
Thursday, 20 May 2021 10:24am
Engaging Pasifika school students in conversations about climate change and supporting them to tell their own stories is the kaupapa of an Otago research grant pilot-project led by Dr Gianna Savoie.
Thursday, 13 May 2021 10:07am
A person’s stance on abortion is linked to their, often inaccurate, belief about when a fetus can feel pain, a University of Otago study has found.
Tuesday, 11 May 2021 10:29am
Brittany Jones was the first person to graduate with a Master of Applied Science with Distinction in Quantitative Genetics.
Thursday, 6 May 2021 4:07pm
Many people have dreamt of their teacher asking a question they don’t know the answer to, but what about not being able to hear the question in the first place?
Thursday, 6 May 2021 9:17am
Lachie Scarsbrook’s graduation on Saturday marks an important milestone in his academic journey.
Wednesday, 5 May 2021 10:08am
The University of Otago has appointed Dr Craig Bunt (Te Ātiawa) as the inaugural Professor of Otago’s Agricultural Innovation programme which commenced in 2019.
Monday, 19 April 2021 7:59am
A new space for the Sciences Divisional Office is being created in the heart of the Science Precinct this year.
Thursday, 15 April 2021 2:21pm
Research out of the University of Otago’s Department of Human Nutrition has examined the nutritional quality of baby food pouches found in most supermarkets.
Thursday, 15 April 2021 9:38am
Winner of the 2020 Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize, Dr Christopher Cornwall, says it is “exactly the right time” to highlight the type of research he is doing.
Thursday, 8 April 2021 4:43pm
The Centre for Sustainability recently submitted a response to the Climate Change Commission’s Consultation document, the combined submission is a research-informed perspective on the CCC’s draft Advice.
Thursday, 1 April 2021 4:35pm
A rare sighting of five new hatchling tuatara emerging at Orokonui Ecosantuary has been caught on camera by University of Otago researchers who were undertaking a routine inspection of the nest at the time.
World Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, the University of Otago and Prevent Biometrics to undertake ground-breaking community rugby head impact study
Thursday, 1 April 2021 4:43pm
Underscoring the continued commitment to furthering head injury prevention in rugby, World Rugby is partnering with New Zealand Rugby, the University of Otago and Prevent Biometrics to undertake a ground-breaking study to understand the nature and frequency of head impacts in men’s and women’s community and age-grade rugby.
Monday, 15 March 2021 8:59am
Associate Professor Sarah Wakes describes moving into her new role as Head of Department of Mathematics and Statistics as coming full circle.
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 10:20am
By looking at suicide prevention from a different perspective, University of Otago researchers hope to improve identification and support for people in suicidal crisis.
Thursday, 4 March 2021 7:25am
Two new Māori academics have been warmly welcomed to the Department of Psychology.
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 11:43am
Tongan postgraduate student Jordan Quensell is celebrating reaching his ambitious goal of entry into the competitive postgraduate Clinical Psychology programme.
Tuesday, 23 February 2021 11:16am
Impact assessments have a patchy history of effectively engaging Indigenous communities and providing positive outcomes for their aspirations – University of Otago research is providing a starting point to improve the situation.
Monday, 22 February 2021 10:19am
University of Otago research reveals bees’ sense of smell gives them a fighting chance against the deadly parasitic mite, Varroa destructor.
Thursday, 18 February 2021 9:11am
A new study by researchers from Otago and Duke Universities makes the case that mental health struggles in early life can lead to poorer physical health and advanced aging in adulthood.
Thursday, 18 February 2021 8:37am
The Division of Sciences recently signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with local provider Pacific Trust Otago (PTO).
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 10:04am
A University of Otago researcher is co-leading a new international alliance with Germany to explore green hydrogen technologies in New Zealand.
Thursday, 4 February 2021 11:39am
A University of Otago study explored factors which influence Americans’ levels of concern over climate change, providing discussion on how those factors could impact mitigation efforts.
Thursday, 4 February 2021 4:28pm
The Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies (DWC), Te Whai Ao, will receive a further $36.7m to continue operations.
Wednesday, 3 February 2021 5:02pm
Client Services Administrator Lyn Tyrrell started at the University of Otago in 1976.
Monday, 1 February 2021 2:39pm
Professor Phil Bishop was “quite protective” of his frogs during the shoot, recalls the photographer of this portrait taken for his 2014 Inaugural Professorial Lecture.
Friday, 22 January 2021 10:41am
Research examining the effectiveness of contact tracing systems in the hospitality sector has identified factors that influence buy-in from the public.
Thursday, 14 January 2021 11:13am
University of Otago researchers have added another piece to the puzzle about how best to translocate New Zealand lizards for conservation purposes – confine them.
Thursday, 14 January 2021 9:55am
A School of Surveying Te Kura Kairūri academic has been instrumental in supporting Nepalese surveyors to measure Mount Everest for the first time.