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University announces next Sciences Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Friday, 30 September 2016, 12:26 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago has selected Professor Richard Barker as the next Pro-Vice-Chancellor of its Division of Sciences. Professor Barker holds the Chair in Statistics in the Division’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He will take up the role for ... More >>

Yale Students Urge Auckland University to go Fossil Free

Monday, 26 September 2016, 10:48 am | University of Otago

Fossil Free Yale University have applauded the recent decision by the University of Otago Council to exclude fossil fuels from their investment portfolio. More >>

Volkswagen scandal “game changer” for financial markets

Friday, 23 September 2016, 1:10 pm | University of Otago

The Volkswagen diesel emission cheating scandal has become one of the most significant business stories in decades, so powerful and sustained that it fundamentally changed the way the financial markets operate, according to a new study by Professor David ... More >>

Disparities in insulin pump use by New Zealanders

Friday, 23 September 2016, 11:00 am | University of Otago

There are significant demographic and regional disparities in the use of insulin pumps in New Zealand, according to new University of Otago research. More >>

Study reveals joint replacement surgery inequities

Friday, 23 September 2016, 9:47 am | University of Otago

The provision of publicly-funded hip and knee total joint replacement (TJR) procedures varies between District Health Boards (DHBs) and national rates have not increased since 2007, new University of Otago research has found. More >>

Positive Academic Audit for the University of Otago

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 1:08 pm | University of Otago

An Academic Audit undertaken by the University of Otago this year has validated the importance it places on promoting student engagement with their study and learning, the residential college experience, and the pursuit of teaching excellence. More >>

Pigeons have quite a way with words: Otago research

Monday, 19 September 2016, 11:48 am | University of Otago

Pigeons can learn to distinguish real words from non-words by visually processing their letter combinations, surprising new research from the University of Otago in New Zealand and Ruhr University in Germany shows. More >>

BLITZ study: A youth vision for Porirua City

Monday, 19 September 2016, 11:31 am | University of Otago

A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington, with a unique angle and focus in Porirua city has found that better facilities and affordable activities for youth are urgently needed to achieve social sector change. The BLITZ study, which was part ... More >>

Call for stronger regulation of roll-your-own tobacco

Monday, 19 September 2016, 10:09 am | University of Otago

Smokefree researchers at the University of Otago are calling on policy makers to develop stronger regulation of roll-your-own (RYO) tobacco. More >>

Mystery of colourful giant plants of the subantarctic solved

Friday, 16 September 2016, 11:01 am | University of Otago

The mystery of why so many plants on New Zealand’s otherwise bleak subantarctic islands have very large deeply coloured flowers and giant leaves has been solved by new University of Otago research. These insect-pollinated “megaherbs” stand ... More >>

Smokefree 2025 researchers welcome plain packaging

Friday, 9 September 2016, 10:01 am | University of Otago

ASPIRE2025 co-directors, Professors Janet Hoek and Richard Edwards, welcome the introduction of standardised packaging and congratulate Dame Tariana Turia for her foresight in introducing this legislation, and Minister Sam Lotu-liga for overseeing ... More >>

Increasing nursing mothers’ vitamin D may benefit babies

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 12:00 pm | University of Otago

New research from the University of Otago has found that giving breastfeeding mothers monthly high-dose vitamin D supplements may be a possible way to improve their babies’ vitamin D status. More >>

NZ children’s family lives often complex and fluid

Monday, 29 August 2016, 10:56 am | University of Otago

Conventional notions of family life that underpin New Zealand’s social policies do not match the reality of many young New Zealanders’ lives, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Kiwis favour banning TV advertising to pre-schoolers

Friday, 26 August 2016, 10:47 am | University of Otago

The majority of New Zealanders believe that advertising to children is unethical and that television advertising to pre-schoolers should be banned, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Cycling and walking in NZ cities

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:09 pm | University of Otago

Cycling and walking in NZ cities Cities with higher levels of cycling and walking have better overall population health, according to new research from the University of Otago, Wellington. In a study of New Zealand’s six largest cities, researchers ... More >>

Most homeless people working or studying

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 1:54 pm | University of Otago

Most homeless people working or studying More than half of all homeless adults in New Zealand are working or studying, say University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) researchers. UOW researcher Dr Kate Amore, from the Health Research Council-funded He Kainga Oranga/Housing ... More >>

CVD-targeted screening for the “silent killer” AAA

Friday, 19 August 2016, 10:37 am | University of Otago

Targeted screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) based on patients’ cardiovascular health shows promise for improving detection and treatment of this potentially deadly condition, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

University of Otago teacher wins Prime Minister’s prize

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 10:33 am | University of Otago

For the fifth year running, the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for tertiary teaching excellence has gone to a University of Otago academic. More >>

New map of world vegetation reveals substantial changes

Monday, 15 August 2016, 2:06 pm | University of Otago

A University of Otago botany researcher and colleagues have developed a new system to map the world’s “biomes”— large-scale vegetation formations — that will provide an objective method for monitoring how vegetation reacts as climate changes. More >>

Radical new law needed to ensure the Smokefree 2025 goal

Friday, 5 August 2016, 11:07 am | University of Otago

Sweeping changes to the Smokefree Environments legislation are proposed by University of Otago researchers in a newly published article in the New Zealand Medical Journal . More >>



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