University of Otago
02/22/2017 at 18:17. Facebook
Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy is challenging first-year students to share her four major aspirations as they begin their studies at the University.
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First-year students welcomed to Otago

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University of Otago
02/22/2017 at 00:21. Facebook
Did you attend the Otago Toga party? Last night's event saw students representing their college in the usual spirit of Roman-style celebration (with high thread-count cotton).
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yesterday at 21:18. Facebook
Some of the UniCol residential assistants prepared for the first-year arrivals.

(L-R) Marby Livesley (Lion suit), Cas Saunders, Satveer Logarh, John Lee, Louie Murphy. Reclining: Sarah Fleming
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yesterday at 17:48. Facebook
Winning Wednesday: Congratulations to Otago student Stacey Gunn, who took the bronze medal in Athletics New Zealand’s heptathlon championships in Dunedin at the weekend.

Javelin the turning point of the heptathlon championships

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yesterday at 06:27. Facebook
Dedication and passion has paid off for four Otago staff, who have each received Teaching Excellence Awards from the University.
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Teaching awards honour four Otago staff

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University of Otago
yesterday at 03:04. Facebook
Course Advice Days, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 February

Whether you know what you want to take for your course of study or not, course advice is an opportunity to make sure you get where you want to go by discussing your choices with the experts.

Academic Orientation Week

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University of Otago
yesterday at 02:11. Facebook
What is your #OnlyOtago story? Dr Blennerhassett met his wife Jill while doing his medical degree at Otago. The two created the Olive Grove, Wanaka where former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and Vantage Black Sticks hockey player Gemma Flynn were recently married. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Tale behind Olive Grove

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University of Otago
02/20/2017 at 17:44. Facebook
Otago’s new Office of Sustainability is aiming for the University to become a national and international centre of excellence for sustainability practice and research - with enthusiastic backing from Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Otago goes green – your thoughts?

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University of Otago
02/20/2017 at 06:02. Facebook
Our researchers have won new funding to support projects that aim to engage young people with science and technology: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Otago gains funding to engage young minds with science

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University of Otago
02/20/2017 at 01:55. Facebook
A study appearing in the British Medical Journal that involved a University of Otago, Christchurch, researcher has found vitamin D supplementation is safe and reduces the risk of acute respiratory infection overall. People very deficient in vitamin D experienced the greatest benefit.
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Vitamin D supplements may protect against the flu and a nasty cold

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University of Otago
02/19/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
The University of Otago welcomes all first-year students to the Convocation ceremony at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Monday, 20 February. Gates A and C open at 6.30pm and everyone must be seated by 7.20pm.
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02/19/2017 at 19:41. Facebook
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02/19/2017 at 18:35. Facebook
Otago Zoology alumnus Simon Lucas is one of four Kiwi explorers selected to go on the Antarctic Heritage Trust's second Inspiring Explorers' Expedition to make a film of the guided ascent of Mount Scott.
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Environmental filmmaker heads off on trip of a lifetime to Antarctica

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02/19/2017 at 01:35. Facebook
What is your #OnlyOtago story? New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English met Mary (now his wife) during an Otago Orientation Week.
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Bill and Mary English's private love story

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University of Otago
02/18/2017 at 02:21. Facebook
3,500 litres of tomato sauce get used across the 1.4 million meals eaten each year in Otago’s residential colleges. But the real question is: what is the best way to store your tomato ketchup? Otago food microbiologist Professor Phil Bremer tells us how to look after the sauce for optimal taste.

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Experts weigh on whether tomato sauce should be refrigerated

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University of Otago
02/17/2017 at 05:41. Facebook
Otago scientists will lead two new research projects in recently announced New Zealand Antarctic Research institute funding - one on how climate change affects the food webs that southern right whales rely on, and another on developing a new system for measuring sea ice in the winter: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Whales, drones and ice: Six bold new Kiwi studies

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University of Otago
02/16/2017 at 23:04. Facebook
Good luck to all our students who have examinations in the Summer School exam period, which commences tomorrow.

As soon as they become available, unofficial results can be viewed in Examinations and Results in eVision. Once "Unconfirmed" is no longer showing, results are official.
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02/16/2017 at 17:50. Facebook
Having hookworms might sound like bad news, but for some who suffer the effects of coeliac disease, a controlled dose might just be the outcome they desire! Christchurch-based Otago researchers are investigating whether hookworms can alleviate the effects of gluten intolerance, and are currently looking for participants:
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Hookworms used in trial to treat coeliacs

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University of Otago
02/16/2017 at 06:06. Facebook
Yesterday the Pacific Island Centre welcomed students at the Growing Pacific Scholars Orientation programme. The number of Pacific Island students at Otago has grown rapidly in recent years and is expected to grow about 20 per cent this year:
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