‘Outstanding’ mother and son hailed at Graduation

Graduation

Mechanical Engineering student Jamie Scott will be recognised for his stellar academic achievements at the University of Dundee on the same day that the institution celebrates his mother’s exceptional teaching. Jamie (23) will graduate with First Class honours in Mechanical Engineering at the Caird Hall on the morning of Friday, 24th June and will receive the School of Science & Engineering’s Sir James Black Prize during the same ceremony. These annual awards are presented by each of the University’s component Schools to the final-year undergraduate student making the most outstanding...

Snow Patrol degree postponed by illness

Gary Lightbody

The award of a honorary degree by the University of Dundee to Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has had to be postponed due to illness. Gary was due to receive his honorary degree from the University on Friday June 24th but he has been hit with an illness that has meant he is currently unable to travel from his home in California. “I am heartbroken to miss the Graduation, and also the chance to see Northern Ireland playing in the Euro Championships, but I am hoping to make it back to Dundee at the next possible opportunity,” said Gary. The University will award Gary his honorary degree at a f...

High-achieving couple have Summer School to thank for success – and love

SummerSchool

David Ogle and Cassie Hinkson will both graduate from the University of Dundee with First-Class Honours this week – four years after a course for people without the grades to enter university led them to the city and into each other’s lives. David (30) and Cassie (25) met after enrolling on the Dundee University Access to Learning (DUAL) Summer School in June 2012. After successfully completing the course they took up places at the University and will collect their top-ranked degrees at Dundee’s annual Graduation ceremony at Caird Hall on Friday, 24th June. David, who studied Computing Sc...

Leading German expert to talk on the Somme

GWD

A public lecture at the University of Dundee next week will explore the most devastating battle of the Great War from a German perspective. Benjamin Ziemann, Professor of Modern German History at the University of Sheffield will deliver the Great War Dundee (GWD) partnership’s Somme commemoration lecture on Saturday, July 2. The Battle of the Somme was the largest Western Front battle of the First World War, beginning on July 1, 1916 and ending 141 days later. By the end of the battle, the British Army had suffered 420,000 casualties. There were 57,470 on the first day alone, 19,240 of whom died. Fif...

Pioneering use of diabetic drug to treat heart disease

Professor Chim Lang 2015

Researchers at the University of Dundee have launched a series of projects to determine whether a new class of anti-diabetes drugs could also be used to treat heart disease. Diabetes and heart disease are frequently seen together and can be a potentially lethal combination. Past and present anti-diabetic medications that lower blood sugar levels have been shown to improve some markers of cardiovascular disease, however there has yet to be conclusive evidence linking them to a reduction in rates of heart attacks and death. Recently, research published in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed a new cl...