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The four recipients of University of Otago Teaching Excellence Awards for 2017 were formally congratulated at a ceremony at the Clocktower building last week.
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Award ceremony celebrates teaching excellence

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University of Otago
03/26/2017 at 18:04. Facebook
Māori university graduates describe whānau (family) support as the top factor that helped them to complete their qualifications, while family responsibilities and commitments made completion of their studies more difficult, according to research from the University of Otago’s National Centre for Lifecourse Research.
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New study describes what helps and hinders Māori university success

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University of Otago
03/26/2017 at 04:00. Facebook
Do you dream of traveling but are focused on studying?
Did you know that you can study towards your Otago degree overseas at one of over 90 institutions worldwide through the Otago Global Student Exchange Programme – University of Otago?
There are lots of opportunities to find out more during the programme’s Exchange Week next week. More info at [ Otago.ac.nz Link ]
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03/25/2017 at 02:10. Facebook
This year's University of Otago Student Relay for Life is set to be bigger and better than ever before, with the organisers hoping to raise more than $100,000 for cancer research.

Staff urged to join 2017 Student Relay for Life

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University of Otago
03/24/2017 at 03:24. Facebook
The creation of a new national School of Rural Health is being investigated by New Zealand’s two medical schools at the University of Otago and The University of Auckland, to begin to address the country’s chronic shortage of rural health professionals.
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New national School of Rural Health proposed

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University of Otago
03/23/2017 at 18:17. Facebook
New evidence from the University of Otago, Wellington shows that government social investment in safer housing would be justified to prevent falls.
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Evidence supports nationwide roll-out of home safety measures

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University of Otago
03/23/2017 at 06:06. Facebook
Otago staff member Taichi Nakamura is one of only 150 people on a chartered flight that will zigzag across the international dateline four times tonight to get a good view of tonight's aurora.
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Aurora fan 'nervous' ahead of rare flight

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University of Otago
03/23/2017 at 02:58. Facebook
Picking up New Zealand’s most valuable science prize is a “watershed moment” for the researchers of a 45-year-old University of Otago-led study which has changed and saved lives around the world.
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Dunedin Study wins top science prize as new assessment phase begins

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University of Otago
03/22/2017 at 17:39. Facebook
A joint study by the Universities of Otago and Auckland has completed initial trials to see if MDMA could be used as a treatment for Tinnitus.
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Now MDMA Is Being Researched To Cure Tinnitus

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University of Otago
03/22/2017 at 06:16. Facebook
Participants in the University’s first New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) courses left their first classes holding their hands in the sign for “heart” – a great indication of how well the programme has been received.
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University Sign Language classes incredibly popular

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University of Otago
03/22/2017 at 02:14. Facebook
A study of the support and treatment of Māori men with prostate cancer involving University of Otago and University of Auckland researchers has received more than $500,000.

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Māori prostate cancer study gets "Movember" funding

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University of Otago
03/21/2017 at 21:08. Facebook
The due date for deleting full year papers is this Friday 24 March.

If you're in Dunedin, please collect a Change of Course Form from the University Information Centre (next to the ID Card Office).

Changing Your Course

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University of Otago
03/21/2017 at 18:12. Facebook
Dr Ali Clarke explores the development of the medical campus in Dunedin and how many older, smaller buildings were replaced by purpose-built facilities - some of which (including the well-known Ferguson Building) are still in use today.
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Building of a medical campus

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University of Otago
03/21/2017 at 06:20. Facebook
Happy Nowruz to all Otago students, staff, and alumni celebrating this special day! Many cultures mark this date as heralding the start of the Northern Hemisphere spring - Watch the BBC clip on the day's history and significance here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

International Day of Nowruz, 21 March

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University of Otago
03/21/2017 at 02:32. Facebook
Put a decimal point then add 35 zeroes and a 1 – this is how soon after the Big Bang in seconds Otago mathematicians have delved back to.
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Science: Kiwi figuring out what happened after the Big Bang

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Have you had a chance to see the Hocken’s new exhibition, The Glass Archive? The exhibition, featuring works by Wayne Barrar, opened over this past weekend.
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Historic microscope slides and archives on display at Hocken

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Getting teenagers more active and how our gut hormones impact on obesity were just two of a wide range of topics discussed at a major gathering of top national and international researchers at Auckland City Hospital on Friday.
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Major science event presents latest research on our “Diabesity” epidemic

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Researchers from the Universities of Otago and Auckland have teamed up with a leading New Zealand animal health innovator, Deosan, to develop new sanitisers for mastitis management.
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Researchers developing next-generation sanitisers to control bovine mastitis in the dairy industry

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Can we use corn to mass-produce eco-friendly plastics? – Otago Department of Chemistry’s Professor Sally Brooker and colleagues are hard at work on new catalysts aimed at making this a reality: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Catalyst - from corn to plastic

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Otago is a key partner in three inaugural Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) announced today by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith.
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Otago key partner in Asia-Pacific ties-strengthening initiatives

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