2 Oct 2018

Careers fair aims to surprise and inspire

Hundreds of people will begin their journey into the world of work this week as the University of Dundee hosts one of Scotland’s largest careers events. Some of the country’s biggest employers will be in attendance at Careers Fair 2018, which takes place in the University’s Bonar Hall on Thursday 4 October. With companies representing a variety of sectors, Richard Pool from the University’s Careers Service said that visitors could be surprised at the potential avenues of employment available to them. “Employers are aware of the quality of graduates that we produce here at Dund...

Careers fair aims to surprise and inspire

1 Oct 2018

Cardiovascular disease could be detected earlier in life, says professor

One of the main causes of death and disability in the UK could be detected earlier in life, says Professor Faisel Khan, who will present current findings on cardiovascular disease to the public this week. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) which is usually associated with the build-up of plaque in the arteries and increases the chance of blood clots, strokes, heart attack or angina could be prevented at an earlier age, says Professor Khan, ahead of his free public lecture. “We know that people who present with cardiovascular disease tend to do so later in life, normally over the ages of 40 but we now know ...

Cardiovascular disease could be detected earlier in life, says professor

1 Oct 2018

Leading designers set for leading design city

Hundreds of leading designers from across Europe will head to the UK’s only UNESCO City of Design next year when the University of Dundee hosts one of the world’s most influential design conferences. The European Academy of Design event takes place in the city in April 2019 and will include a welcome reception at the V&A Dundee. Entitled Running with Scissors, the conference invites designers, businesses and researchers to explore globally recognised challenges including the future of healthcare, Artificial Intelligence, entrepreneurship, inclusivity and ethics. Dr Louise Valentine, head of...

Leading designers set for leading design city

28 Sep 2018

Human-plant hybrids proposed in new exhibition

Can you imagine a world where your strawberries contain the DNA of your grandfather or your roses contain the genes of other loved ones?  The possibility of such a world is imagined in a ground-breaking art exhibition going on display at the University of Dundee next week. Spirit Molecule I, which opens to the public at LifeSpace Gallery on Thursday 4 October, is a new collaboration between the internationally renowned artists Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Phillip Andrew Lewis. The exhibition has been inspired by the greater understanding we have of DNA as an individual identifying marker, and the mo...

Human-plant hybrids proposed in new exhibition

27 Sep 2018

Public art crucial for communities, says penguin designer

The success of charity art trails highlights the positive effect sculpture can play in bolstering civic pride, a University of Dundee academic has said. Janice Aitken, Associate Dean for Public and Community Engagement at the University‘s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, said that the success of campaigns like the city’s Maggie’s Penguin Parade would also help to inspire future generations of artists. Janice, who created the original design used for the cancer charity’s summer fundraiser, made the comments as she prepares to speak at Dundee Arts Café on Tuesda...

Public art crucial for communities, says penguin designer