Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:12am
Vancouver-based Professor Rickey Yada has been named as the second Harraways 1867 Visiting Professor as a guest of Otago in June–July.
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 3:29pm
The Science Division is pleased to announce the promotion of five academics to the position of professor, and a further five to the position of associate professor.
Otago report investigates ‘shifting the peaks’ of electricity consumption via three residential appliances
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 9:54am
A University of Otago study has examined the potential for New Zealand residential electricity consumption to be shifted to reduce costs for consumers, demand on infrastructure and avoid future carbon emissions.
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 1:39pm
Most teenagers would prefer to spend their summer holidays on the beach, but nearly 400 Year 12 and 13 students are dedicating a week of their break to travel to Dunedin for a taste of student life.
Monday, 17 December 2018 10:41am
Raised in a Tongan speaking family in Auckland, the first time Mary Jane Kivalu visited Tonga was as a teenager with her mother. Recently she made her second trip to the Kingdom to help launch the Otago Tongan Alumni Network.
Monday, 17 December 2018 1:07pm
The world has one official kilogram against which all other country’s kilograms are measured and scales calibrated.
Thursday, 13 December 2018 3:35pm
Marea Colombo, the eldest daughter of Otago Vice-Chancellor and Psychology Professor Harlene Hayne and Head of the Department of Psychology Professor Mike Colombo, will graduate on Saturday with her PhD in … Psychology. She spoke to the Otago Bulletin Board about her studies and her future plans.
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:48am
Applications are now open for the Otago Global Health Institute 2019 Seed Grants round.
Closing date: 31 January 2019
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 10:39pm
The Division of Sciences recently celebrated its annual awards recognising the breadth of work undertaken across many areas of University life including research, teaching, community engagement, technical and administrative support.
Monday, 10 December 2018 10:51am
Seminar by the Timor-Leste Ministry Of Health
Dr Merita Monteiro (Head, Communicable Diseases) and Dr Sheena Dias Viegas (Deputy Head, Communicable Diseases) presenteed an overview of their work in the Department of Communicable Diseases in the Timor-Leste Ministry of Health.
Date/time: Thursday 29 November, 10.00 - 11.00 am
Venue: AVC 1, Disability Information & Support, Student Learning Centre Offices (Central Library/Information Services Building), Albany Street, Dunedin
Tuesday, 4 December 2018 10:46pm
This year’s University of Otago Distinguished Research Medal winner has been described as a research powerhouse.
Thursday, 29 November 2018 8:42pm
The University of Otago has signed an agreement with Jiangnan University in China establishing the ‘Belt & Road’ University Alliance for Food Science and Education (BRUA-FSE).
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 12:31pm
A memorial service will be held next week for Keith Hunter, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and former Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Sciences, who died at his home late last month.
Monday, 19 November 2018 1:00pm
University of Otago researchers have broken new ground by identifying a link between smell and obesity. The findings will be published today in the international Obesity Reviews journal.
Friday, 16 November 2018 12:57pm
The University of Otago remains committed to the collaborative proposal for a National Interprofessional School of Rural Health.
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 12:34pm
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 2:04pm
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 1:41pm
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 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 10:38am
Hidden Dangers: Protecting our Health by Making Food Safe
The New Zealand Food Safety Science & Research Centre invites you to a free public talk by Dr Robert Tauxe, Director for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
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.
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.