14 Oct 2019

Aerial dancers help Festival hit new heights

The 2019 Festival of the Future will get off to a flying start when Scotland’s leading aerial dance company take to the sky outside the University of Dundee at 7pm on Wednesday 16 October. All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre will perform their trademark spectacular moves while suspended high above the ground as part of the official opening of this year’s Festival. The dancers will move up and down the University’s Tower Building to a specially created soundtrack, while an original animation created by Dundee alumni Ryan McKnight is projected on to the side of the building. Guests will the...

Aerial dancers help Festival hit new heights

11 Oct 2019

Pomp, power and politics to go on display in major art exhibition

Image credit: Jasmina Cibic, The Gift, Act II, 2019. A solo art exhibition by award-winning Slovenian artist Jasmina Cibic will open to the public next week at the University of Dundee’s Cooper Gallery. Film, photography, sculpture, textiles, archival footage and performances by the internationally-lauded artist will attempt to dissect the state of contemporary politics and international relations, when it goes on display on Friday 18th October. An all-female operatic ensemble will sing excerpts of political speeches made during moments of social crisis whilst reclining on hammocks embroide...

Pomp, power and politics to go on display in major art exhibition

11 Oct 2019

Blood test raises hopes of tackling ‘silent killer’

It is the ‘silent killer’ that claimed the life of Albert Einstein and affects 1% of men over the age of 65, but researchers at the University of Dundee believe they may be able to reduce the number of fatalities caused by abdominal aortic aneurysms. Aneurysms are the swelling and weakening of the arterial wall. Aortic aneurysms occur in the aorta, which delivers blood from the heart to organs. Aneurysms are often called a silent killer, because patients can display no symptoms until the aneurysm bursts. Around 80% of all patients with a ruptured aneurysm die from the condition. A team from the...

Blood test raises hopes of tackling ‘silent killer’

11 Oct 2019

Short handshakes are better for relationships

Prolonged handshakes can trigger anxiety, negatively impact business meetings and affect the state of our relationships, a University of Dundee study has found. Researchers from the University’s School of Social Sciences found that extending handshakes beyond three seconds meant that people received less enjoyment from one-on-one encounters and even influenced how often they would laugh. Dr Emese Nagy, a Reader in Psychology who led the study, said that the findings highlight the importance of introducing ourselves appropriately. “Handshakes are a particularly important greeting and can have lo...

Short handshakes are better for relationships

10 Oct 2019

New aerial photographs shed light on dark days for Mont Blanc

Images: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich /Dr Kieran Baxter, University of Dundee. In 1919, the Swiss pilot and photographer Walter Mittelholzer flew over Mont Blanc in a biplane photographing the alpine landscape. Exactly 100 years later, researchers from the University of Dundee in Scotland have recreated his photographs to show the impact that climate change has had upon the mountain's glaciers. In August 2019, one century after the biplane flight, Dr Kieran Baxter and Dr Alice Watterson from the 3DVisLab at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University of Dundee, flew over the M...

New aerial photographs shed light on dark days for Mont Blanc