New ice hockey scholarship student makes it a trio from Canada.

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The University of Dundee has announced its new Dundee Stars ice hockey scholarship student. Justin Faryna from Alberta, Canada will start at the School of Business next semester to complete a fully funded place on the MSc Management programme. He was named player of the year for the Dundee Stars this season, and was also their top scorer. Justin will be added to a trio of Canadian players who have been sponsored by the University, with this season’s player Lou Dickenson from Ontario and 2014/15’s player Marc Cheverie from Nova Scotia. Justin said, “Being the third Canadian to be spon...

Parasites'winner-takes-all mechanism to evade immune defenses

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A genetic game of `winner takes all’ that sustains the parasitic infections which cause sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in cattle – devastating diseases particularly in rural areas of Africa - has been identified in a research breakthrough led by the University of Dundee. African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, affects both humans and animals and has a destructive impact, particularly in rural areas. The disease in humans is typically lethal without therapy and in cattle is the most economically important livestock disease in Africa. The disease parasite is usually transmitted thr...

Cypriot conflict exhibit a must-see before Degree Show closes

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Visitors have just three days left to take in the attention-grabbing, thought-provoking and convention-challenging exhibits at this year’s Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show at the University of Dundee. Almost 10,000 people have already visited the show at the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, which has temporarily been transformed into Scotland’s largest exhibition space, since it opened last Friday. Greek Cypriot Fine Art student Leda Solomonidou is among the near-300 graduands exhibiting. Her work explores the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus in respo...

‘Redesigning the Dundee Experience’ – Friday, 27th May

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The ways in which design can be used to transform Dundee’s visitor experience will be explored at the Dundee Design Festival tomorrow. Hazel White of innovation consultancy Open Change and the University of Dundee’s Professor Mike Press will lead the two-hour workshop, which aims to provide vivid new concepts to both attract tourists and benefit the experience of living in Dundee for all its citizens. ‘Redesigning the Dundee Experience’ takes place at West Ward Works and is open to all. The fun, engaging and highly visual event will provide participants with access to powerful servi...

Dundee student recognised for cancer prevention work

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University of Dundee student Sharandeep Singh has been awarded the first elective bursary from the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network (SCPN) recognising his efforts to help reduce rates of cervical cancer in Punjab, India. Travelling to the rural communities of India, Sharandeep drew upon his clinical experience at Ninewells Hospital to compare the services and knowledge of cervical cancer available to patients in Punjab. With a consistently high number of cervical cancer deaths and no national screening programme in place, his elective explored the willingness Punjabi women have to undergo screening. He a...