11 Dec 2017

Ghosts of Christmas past: magic lantern set to dazzle Dundee

A rare and authentic triple-lensed magic lantern will be used for a spectacular Christmas show at the University of Dundee this week. Dr Jeremy Brooker, magic lantern performer and Chairman of the Magic Lantern Society, will present ‘A Grand Gothic Magic Lantern Christmas’ for the Arts & Humanities Research Institute (AHRI) Christmas Lecture. The event will take place from 6pm-7.30pm on Wednesday 13 December, in Room 1.36 of the University’s Tower Building. It is free, open to all and follows a wine reception from 5.15pm. Dr Keith Williams, Reader in English at the University, said, &...

Ghosts of Christmas past: magic lantern set to dazzle Dundee

8 Dec 2017

Student recreates the face of Indian Goddess

A student on the University of Dundee’s Medical Art MSc, which attracts people from around the world, has brought a new face to the studios, that of Kali the Indian Goddess of War. Tejeswini Padma, from Bangalore, chose to depict Kali in the middle of battle, for a first-year assignment to create an anatomical facial model which will be used by students to learn key forensic and medical skills. Created from recycled materials in Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD), Tejeswini combined wax and plasticine mixed with clay to depict the Goddess with her eyes wide open in rage and her...

Student recreates the face of Indian Goddess

7 Dec 2017

Storm Caroline’s progress shown from space

Images captured by the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station over the last 72 hours show the progress of Storm Caroline as it passes over the British Isles. The images captured by the Meteosat satellite at 15:00 GMT on 05/12/2017, 12:00 GMT on 06/12/17 and most recently by the MetOp-B satellite at 10:15 GMT on 07/12/2017 demonstrate that while the UK is dwarfed by the oncoming Caroline, named by the Met Office on Tuesday, 5 December, it is largely passed over. The most recent images captured on Thursday, 7 December by the MetOp-B satellite shows the eye of the storm centered over the S...

Storm Caroline’s progress shown from space

7 Dec 2017

Life Sciences gold award for public engagement

The University of Dundee’s School of Life Sciences has been awarded a prestigious Gold Watermark for its work in bringing world-class science to the wider community. The School is the first to receive the faculty-level Gold Engage Watermark award from the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement. To achieve a Gold award the School of Life Sciences needed to demonstrate that they are a beacon of excellence when it comes to sharing the work they do with the wider community and show how public engagement has built substantial momentum over several years. Professor Nicola Stanley Wall, Academi...

Life Sciences gold award for public engagement

7 Dec 2017

European funding award for Dundee researcher

A University of Dundee scientist has been awarded €2 million to study how cells respond to infection. Professor Victoria Cowling, from the School of Life Sciences, has been given the European Research Council grant to investigate T cells, key components of the immune system which fight infection and kill cancer cells. Professor Cowling said, “I am delighted to receive this award from the European Research Council. This grant is unusual as it encourages high risk research, in our case funding a new area of research in immunology. “I would like to thank the many people who were involved in p...

European funding award for Dundee researcher