8 Sep 2015

‘Struggle and Revolution in the USA’s Criminal “Injustice” System’ – civil rights campaigner to visit Dundee

Civil rights campaigner Robert King, who spent 29 years in solitary confinement as a result of a miscarriage of justice, will visit the University of Dundee next week to talk about what he sees as injustice and prejudice built into the US penal system. At a time when the Black Lives Matter campaign has focused the world’s media attention on alleged institutional racism of America’s criminal justice system, Robert King will draw on his own extraordinary experiences as one member of the ‘Angola 3’ to explore the country’s racial, social and political context. He will be appearin...

‘Struggle and Revolution in the USA’s Criminal “Injustice” System’ – civil rights campaigner to visit Dundee

8 Sep 2015

Huge response to Calais refugee camp appeal

Hundreds of bags of clothes, food, sanitary products and camping equipment have been collected in the space of only three days at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in response to an appeal for aid for the refugee camp at Calais. The appeal went out last Thursday with the College, part of the University of Dundee, one of several collection points around Dundee and Angus. Over the space of Thursday, Friday and Monday, a mass of goods have been donated by staff, students and members of the public. “It has been an overwhelming response and we are fast running out of room in our reception ...

7 Sep 2015

Dundee contributing to €50m programme to develop new antibiotic treatments for cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis

The University of Dundee is contributing to a €50 million, Europe-wide, project to develop new drugs that could improve the lives of patients with cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis. The iABC (inhaled Antibiotics in Bronchiectasis and Cystic Fibrosis) consortium, which is made up of world-leading lung specialists from across Europe, will develop new ‘inhaled antibiotics’ to alleviate the symptoms of chronic lung infection, the main cause of disease and death in patients with cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis. The new antibiotics, which are to be trialled over a five year period and are be...

7 Sep 2015

Thousands of students arrive for Freshers Week 2015

The University of Dundee this week welcomes over 3000 new students from almost 90 countries for the new academic year. Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University, is leading the traditional greeting ceremony in the Caird Hall today, Monday, 7th September. It takes place as part of Freshers Week 2015, a range of events organised to ensure that starting life at Dundee is made as easy as possible for the new arrivals. “It is always an immense pleasure to be able to welcome our new students to the University, whether they are from Dundee, elsewhere in Scotland and the UK o...

3 Sep 2015

£2million Jacqui Wood Campaign draws to a close

The Ninewells Cancer Campaign, which has raised in excess of £20million to support cancer research and treatment in Dundee, is celebrating the successful conclusion of its latest fundraising drive. The Jacqui Wood Cancer Centre, on the University of Dundee Medical School campus at Ninewells Hospital, stands as tribute to the work done by Jacqui, who was Chairman of the Ninewells Cancer Campaign from its foundation in 1991 until her sad death in May 2011. The Ninewells Cancer Campaign launched a £2million fundraising drive to support the new Centre in 2012 to commemorate Jacqui. This campaign ha...