25 Jun 2015

Ambitious first showcase of Scotland’s contemporary artists in China

The first major showcase of Scotland’s internationally renowned contemporary art scene in China, a collaboration between the University of Dundee’s Cooper Gallery and Shanghai Himalayas Museum, opens this weekend. CURRENT comprises eight exhibitions featuring more than 50 artists over an 18 month period and is co-curated by Sophia Hao, of Cooper Gallery, and Wang Nanming, an independent curator and critic in Shanghai. The first phase of CURRENT features work from Poster Club, an artists’ collaborative group, and Edgar Schmitz. It opens on Saturday, 27th June to coincide with the British C...

Ambitious first showcase of Scotland’s contemporary artists in China

25 Jun 2015

Father to watch daughter graduate from stage

Proud fathers are not exactly in short supply at the University of Dundee’s Graduation ceremonies but only one will be on the stage with his daughter when she receives her degree tomorrow. Dr Iain Murray, a Lecturer in the University’s School of Computing, will be part of the traditional academic procession across City Square and onto the Caird Hall stage for the ceremonies on Friday, 26th June. His daughter, Kirsten, will be among those who graduate in Medicine during the afternoon ceremony. Kirsten (23), a former pupil of Monifieth High School, received her first-class honours intercalated de...

Father to watch daughter graduate from stage

23 Jun 2015

Outstanding academic achievements marked with Sir James Black Awards

The Sir James Black Awards for 2015 will give four University of Dundee graduands double reason to celebrate this week. The Sir James Black Award for Outstanding Achievement is an annual prize presented by each College of the University to the final year undergraduate student making the biggest contribution to research and scholarship in their field. The Awards are named after the former Chancellor of the University. Sir James Black was a Nobel-prize winning scientist renowned for his discovery of the beta-blocker, propranolol, and the H2 blocker, cimetidine (Tagemet), which transformed the treatment of an...

Outstanding academic achievements marked with Sir James Black Awards

23 Jun 2015

‘The Scholarship’ winner to graduate

The first winner of ‘The Scholarship’, the Apprentice-style, Ghanaian radio reality show offering a place at the University of Dundee will graduate later this week. Dennis Akande (27) won the inaugural series in 2013 and received a prize worth £30,000, which included a one-year postgraduate scholarship for an Energy Studies-related course at the University, return ticket to Scotland, and residential, living, and learning material allowances. The initiative is a joint collaboration operated by Accra-based radio station, Joy FM and educational consultancy firm, Go Study Abroad (GSA). The co...

‘The Scholarship’ winner to graduate

23 Jun 2015

Graduand’s cancer prevention device wins him award

The educational journey of more than 3000 University of Dundee students will conclude this week and a designer who has already won an award for a wearable device he hopes will help to prevent skin cancer is among the graduands looking to make their mark on the world. Stuart Clark will receive his degree in Product Design during the University’s afternoon graduation ceremony at Caird Hall on Wednesday, 24th June. While he is on the stage he will also be presented with the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network Art & Design Prize 2015 for ‘Exposed’, his final year project to help users trac...

Graduand’s cancer prevention device wins him award