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Sex advice and Siri? To Google or not to Google? These are the questions

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Sex advice and Siri? To Google or not to Google? These are the questions

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Sex advice and Siri? To Google or not to Google? These are the questions Thursday, 14 December 2017 1:14pm Research led by OUW’s Professor Nick Wilson has found that Google’s virtual assistant performs better in online searches for sexual health advice than Apple’s Siri. In […]

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Otago offering free water survival skills programme

By   /  December 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago offering free water survival skills programme

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Otago offering free water survival skills programme Wednesday, 13 December 2017 3:02pm Chris Button, the Dean of School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science, is inviting kids to take part in a research project to learn about open water safety. Photo: Sharron bennet In […]

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How do firearms, floods and flu impact public health?

By   /  December 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on How do firearms, floods and flu impact public health?

Source: University of Otago Headline: How do firearms, floods and flu impact public health? Wednesday, 13 December 2017 2:44pmThe University of Otago Wellington has released its 2018 Summer School programme. Firearms and public health, impacts of New Zealand’s most common natural hazard – flooding, and lessons from the 1918 flu pandemic are just some of […]

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Honorary Doctorate for New Zealand businessman

By   /  December 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Honorary Doctorate for New Zealand businessman

Source: University of Otago Headline: Honorary Doctorate for New Zealand businessman Wednesday, 13 December 2017 1:07pmOtago alumnus Graeme Hart has been awarded a Honorary Doctor of Commerce by the University of Otago. The University of Otago will this week confer an Honorary Doctor of Commerce degree on internationally renowned businessman and philanthropist Graeme Hart.Mr Hart, […]

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New research shows retail crime increasing and more violent 

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New research shows retail crime increasing and more violent 

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: New research shows retail crime increasing and more violent  Thursday, 7 December 2017 4:51pm Retail crime is becoming more violent and organised, shows a joint University of Otago and Retail NZ study. A new study by Retail NZ and the University of Otago shows retail […]

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No hat, no play? Not always: Otago research

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on No hat, no play? Not always: Otago research

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: No hat, no play? Not always: Otago research Thursday, 7 December 2017 3:33pm University of Otago’s Kids’Cam study has found inadequate sun protection measures for NZ kids. Many children may not be sun-safe during school lunch breaks, research from the University of Otago, Wellington, reveals. […]

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Eclectic mix of donations warmly welcomed by Hocken

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Eclectic mix of donations warmly welcomed by Hocken

Source: University of Otago Headline: Eclectic mix of donations warmly welcomed by Hocken Thursday, 7 December 2017 2:14pmA collection of posters and ephemera donated from the public. From Cadbury packaging and Dunedin music posters, to family histories and historic maps, the Hocken Collections continues to benefit from public generosity with a fantastic amount of donations […]

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Otago University breakthrough in the war on sugar

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago University breakthrough in the war on sugar

Source: University of Otago Headline: Otago University breakthrough in the war on sugar Thursday, 7 December 2017 12:43pmUniversity of Otago research has created a method to distinguish between naturally occurring and free sugars and their role in our diets. Distinguishing naturally occurring sugars in a person’s diet from those added as sweetener has been challenging […]

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Exceptional artwork acquired by Hocken

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Exceptional artwork acquired by Hocken

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Exceptional artwork acquired by Hocken Thursday, 7 December 2017 12:05pm A strikingly intricate portrait of a young Māori chief is making its way home after being acquired by the University of Otago’s Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena. The purchase of Atay, Chief of Otargo, […]

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Otago appoints next Director of Development and Alumni Relations Office

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago appoints next Director of Development and Alumni Relations Office

Source: University of Otago Headline: Otago appoints next Director of Development and Alumni Relations Office Wednesday, 6 December 2017 8:31amShelagh Murray has been announced as the next Director of the Development and Alumni Relations Office at the University of Otago. The University of Otago has appointed Shelagh Murray, a highly experienced facilitator of non-profit fundraising, […]

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Otago study fails to find strong link between sitting and weight gain

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago study fails to find strong link between sitting and weight gain

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Otago study fails to find strong link between sitting and weight gain Wednesday, 6 December 2017 3:28pm Sitting is bad for you, but it is unlikely to make you fat, a University of Otago study has found. Lead author Dr Meredith Peddie, of the Department […]

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Otago welcomes fees-free details

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago welcomes fees-free details

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Otago welcomes fees-free details Wednesday, 6 December 2017 9:58am The government has confirmed details of its fees-free scheme for 2018. Photo: Sharron Bennett. Yesterday’s announcement from Government, confirming key details of the fees-free first year initiative, has been welcomed by the University of Otago. Government […]

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Otago survey shows care needed at Christmas and social functions

By   /  December 5, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago survey shows care needed at Christmas and social functions

Source: University of Otago Headline: Otago survey shows care needed at Christmas and social functions Tuesday, 5 December 2017 4:28pmProfessor Ian McAndrew A University of Otago survey of 1000 employers and employees in New Zealand has found that many things can go wrong at work social events when alcohol is involved. A study led by […]

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Hocken collection offers a creative journey through time

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Hocken collection offers a creative journey through time

Source: University of Otago Headline: Hocken collection offers a creative journey through time Monday, 4 December 2017 4:42pmGreg Semu, Auto-portrait with Twelve Disciples, 2010/2011, Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena, University of Otago, 2011/78 From the works of botanists and surveyors, to a C.F. Goldie portrait and Ralph Hotere’s expressive drawings created decades later, the […]

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Otago researchers gain new insights into inflammatory signalling mechanisms implicated in cancer

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago researchers gain new insights into inflammatory signalling mechanisms implicated in cancer

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Otago researchers gain new insights into inflammatory signalling mechanisms implicated in cancer Monday, 4 December 2017 2:51pm Professor Catherine Day University of Otago biochemistry researchers are continuing a fine trans-Tasman history of scientific connections by making use of the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne in their studies […]

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Otago announces new Dean of School of Physical Education 

By   /  December 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago announces new Dean of School of Physical Education 

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Otago announces new Dean of School of Physical Education  Friday, 1 December 2017 4:08pm Associate Professor Chris Button has been announced as the new Dean of the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science. Associate Professor Chris Button says his “healthy obsession” with physical […]

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Global study reveals major set net risk to rare, treasured NZ penguin

By   /  December 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Global study reveals major set net risk to rare, treasured NZ penguin

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Global study reveals major set net risk to rare, treasured NZ penguin Friday, 1 December 2017 10:11am Yellow-eyed penguin that died as bycatch in a net set for school shark and rig attached. Photo: supplied. A new review whose authors include University of Otago scientists […]

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UNESCO honour for University of Otago heritage collection

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on UNESCO honour for University of Otago heritage collection

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: UNESCO honour for University of Otago heritage collection Wednesday, 29 November 2017 5:14pm The interior of the State Insurance Building, now part of the Southern Cross Hotel, Princes Street. Photo: Hocken Library Salmond Anderson collection. A University of Otago architectural collection spanning 150 years has […]

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Sneaky males adopt ‘female-like’ brains to fool big brutes

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Sneaky males adopt ‘female-like’ brains to fool big brutes

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Sneaky males adopt ‘female-like’ brains to fool big brutes Wednesday, 29 November 2017 2:13pm Can you spot the sneaker male? Distinctive territorial males (top left) defend courtship territories visited by groups of females, which may also include cryptic “sneaker” males. PHOTO: Kevin Bryant. In the […]

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City College re-named after Otago’s first female graduate

By   /  November 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on City College re-named after Otago’s first female graduate

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: City College re-named after Otago’s first female graduate Tuesday, 28 November 2017 4:03pm The University of Otago has announced that City College will be renamed the Caroline Freeman College. The University of Otago is renaming City College the Caroline Freeman College, after the University’s first […]

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