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Deleuze, Guattari and the Scottish independence referendum

James Williams, Professor of Philosophy at the Universit of Dundee, writes: "I have been asked recently by students in Dundee and while travelling to conferences abroad how support for Scottish independence can be politically progressive, in the sense of a search for a better society for all on an egalitarian basis. The background to the query stems from my claim that Deleuze and Guattari are modernist progressives rather than postmodernist conservatives, reactionaries or nihilists. In response, I will argue here that independence can be a positive political choice, when understood according to recent philosophic...

Study to analyse World Cup impact on Brazil’s children

The World Cup is in full swing in Brazil but what will be the effects of such a huge sporting event on the country’s children? A study led by the University of Dundee, in collaboration with the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro, is to examine potential human rights violations towards children around the World Cup. “Sporting mega events like the World Cup have a huge impact on the countries which host them but unfortunately that can also include negative effects, particularly for some of the most marginalised in society,” said ...

Fulbright students arrive in ‘the land of big ideas’

How can dead bodies help the living? Why is Scotland a global centre for renewable energy? How will we discover the medicines of the future? These are just some the big questions awaiting ten American undergraduates who arrive in Scotland this July for the 2014 Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute.  Now in its second year the Institute is a unique partnership between the University of Dundee, University of Strathclyde and the US-UK Fulbright Commission with support from The Scottish Government and civic partners. The students from across the United States will spend five weeks (6 July-9 August) ...

RSE Young Academy of Scotland welcomes Dr Annie Tindley

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We are delighted to announce that Dr Annie Tindley, Senior Lecturer in History, has been confirmed as one of the new members of the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy of Scotland (YAS).  She is one of three University of Dundee representatives in the new YAS intake alongside Dr Maria Ana Cataluna, Senior Lecturer in Physics and RAEng/EPSRC Research Fellow, and Dr Mhairi Towler, CEO & Director of Vivomotion, who founded her company while working towards her PhD at Dundee. T...

Graduation caps perfect year for Felipe and Marcela

When they get married, couples pledge to share every experience – something husband and wife Felipe Correa Rozo and Marcela Trujillo Villa from Colombia did this week when they graduated together from the University of Dundee. Felipe (30) and Marcela (29) were sponsored by their respective employers in Bogota to undertake postgraduate studies and chose Dundee because of its reputation for law programmes. Felipe graduated with a LLM National Resources Law and Policy while his wife received her LLM International Law. The couple only married last year and have spent the first year of their marriage in S...