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Otago grads shine at award show

Half the winners of this year's Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year awards are Otago alumni. Professor Bill Glass, Kendall Flutey, and Ian Taylor were each recognised for their achievements.

Summer research programme a hit

Over the summer, while many students were hitting the beach, 80 mainly second, third or fourth-year Otago students were in the lab working as summer research students.

Carole McArthur – on a mission

For a long time now, Carole McArthur has been on a mission. From growing up in South Otago, she has taken her interest in immunology and combined it with her drive to help people with HIV.


Your Story - Cheerfulness the anchor of 100 well-lived years

In 1937, Wilma McLennan, aged 17, left her home in Wellington and travelled south to Dunedin, to begin her degree in Home Science at Otago.
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Lecture hot picks

Instead of our usual lecture hot picks, we invite you to listen to the OAR Daring to be Wise 150th anniversary interviews. This series includes interviews with Mayor Dave Cull, Chancellor Dr Royden Somerville, QC, and 150th Project Coordinator Kerry Buchan.

150th Anniversary calendar

Mar Street Parade
16 Dunedin
Sat 16 Mar, 10:30am
Apr Kansai & NZ Universities rugby
02 University Oval, Dunedin
Tue 2 Apr – Sat 6 Apr
Apr Science Teller Festival
12 Dunedin
Fri 12 – 14 Apr
Apr Tally Ho! 3
13 Town Hall, Dunedin
Sat 13 Apr, 7:30 – 11:30pm
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Networks & events

2019 commenced with a variety of events for alumni and the public to enjoy as the University launched into its 150th anniversary. It will continue to be a busy year, with many exciting and inclusive celebrations planned for every month of 2019.

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Picnic launches celebrations

The sun shone and town definitely came to gown in February, when Dunedin residents and their families set up picnics, played games and listened to music on the Clocktower Lawn for the public launch of the University's 150th anniversary.

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Supporting Otago - Special 150th fundraising projects

The University has chosen some very special and worthy projects to support in the new 150th Anniversary Fundraiser, including a number of 2018 Annual Appeal projects.
Every dollar raised towards these projects counts and will make a huge difference.
Special 150th fundraising...

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Competition to rename eConnect

The winning entry will receive a copy of the new Scarfie Flats of Dunedin book featured in this issue.

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From the Archives - Stroke of luck brings bell home

It's taken 142 years, but finally the clocktower bell from the original University premises in Princes Street has found its way home.

Stroke of luck brings bell home...

Upcoming reunions and events for alumni

Apr Fiji alumni event
01 NZ High Commission Residence
Mon 1 Apr
Apr Samoa alumni event
04 Samoa
Thu 4 Apr
Apr Brisbane alumni event
08 Brisbane
Mon 8 Apr
Apr Physio 1967-69 reunion
13 Dunedin
Sat 13 – Mon 15 Apr
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Why we Otago

This year sees the launch of two books celebrating the history of Otago. "Otago, 150 years of New Zealand's First University" by Dr Alison Clarke, and "Scarfie Flats of Dunedin" by Sarah Gallagher and Ian Chapman.

New books celebrate history and culture...

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