US Ambassador explores the ‘special relationship’, past present and future

Ambassador

US Ambassador to the UK Matthew Barzun talked about the enduring nature of the ‘special relationship’ between the two countries and its vital importance in the future at a public lecture at the University of Dundee this evening The event, held in conjunction with the Royal Society of Edinburgh, took place at the University’s Dalhousie Building. A packed auditorium heard Ambassador Barzun discuss “The ‘Special Relationship’ between the UK and the US – past, present and future” and answer questions from the audience about the relationship and the challenges fac...

Dundee lecturer part of BBC documentary to highlight British Black History

Peggybrunache

A University of Dundee lecturer will star in a new BBC documentary series to highlight British Black History. History and American Studies lecturer Dr Peggy Brunache will be featured on ‘A Black History of Britain’, which will be aired on BBC Two in the autumn. Dr Brunache will be providing her expertise on African-American Abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass. In 1845 he toured across Britain for 19 months, lecturing against slavery in the US. One of the places he ended up on his tour was Dundee, and he made his speech in what is now The Bell Street Music Centre. As part of the do...

Report card decreases dentists’ antibiotic prescriptions

University of Dundee DentalSchool

Dentists prescribe fewer antibiotics after they receive a personalised report detailing their past prescription rates, according to a 12-month randomised controlled trial in UK general dental practices. The trial which featured all 795 antibiotic prescribing general dental practices in Scotland has shown a 5.7 percent reduction in dentists’ antibiotic prescribing rate after receiving the intervention. The journal PLOS Medicine has published the results of the study which was co-led by Professor Jan Clarkson, Co-Director of Dental Health Services Research Unit at the University of Dundee, Professor Cr...

New print group to hold first exhibition in home city

AllanBeveridge

The University of Dundee will this week host an exhibition from a new group of artists formed to promote the print-based work taking place locally. PrintRoomDundee’s self-titled exhibition opens at the Tower Foyer Gallery on Friday, 2nd September. It will be the first group show from the collective of artists and printmakers who live and work in Dundee and its surrounding area to take place in the city. All are graduates of the University and all but one studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Members include Allan Beveridge, who graduated in 1977 and later worked as a printmaki...

Student and academics in the final for creation competition

convergechallenge

A website developed at the University of Dundee to help diabetes sufferers has made it to the final of a top entrepreneurial competition. Dr Deborah Wake has secured a place in the Converge Challenge final. The Converge Challenge is a high profile entrepreneurship development programme for staff, students, and recent graduates of Scottish Universities and research institutes, with entrants competing for a £150,000 prize fund. Dr Wake is looking to expand her MyDiabetesMyWay website. This allows patients to have online access to test results, clinic letters and their very own treatment plan. It is alr...