19 Jul 2019

Talk puts medical art under the microscope

The world of Victorian-era medical tuition is to be dissected at a talk at the University of Dundee on Tuesday. Dr Jessica M. Dandona will discuss how wax models, charts and human specimens were used to teach anatomy to medical students at University College Dundee and the University of St Andrews between 1880–1900. Dr Dandona, a US-UK Fulbright Scholar and art historian based at Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, will chart how the two institutions came together to form a medical school, reconstructing what life might have been like for an aspiring doctor from that per...

Talk puts medical art under the microscope

19 Jul 2019

Garden mural to sprout interest in healthy eating

A University of Dundee student is hoping to give residents of the city’s West End food for thought by promoting an edible garden. Alexis Bernstein, an Arts and Humanities Masters student at the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, plans to take a bite out of bad eating habits by unveiling a mural to highlight the garden, which was planted last summer. Located on the edge of campus at Miller’s Wynd, fruit grown on site can be picked and eaten in its natural form or utilised in home cooking. With a bumper crop of berries to be enjoyed following recent summer sunsh...

Garden mural to sprout interest in healthy eating

18 Jul 2019

Hitting the books helped author realise writing dream

One of Scotland’s most exciting emerging authors says that her experience as a University of Dundee student prepared her for a new chapter in her life. Having completed her MLitt in Writing Practice and Study in 2014, Sandra Ireland has just released her third novel, The Unmaking of Ellie Rook. Now a tutor within the University’s English department, Carnoustie-based Sandra said that her studies gave her the confidence to embark upon a career as an author. “I was 45 when I started my English and Creative Writing undergraduate course at Dundee,” she said. “I always had a love fo...

Hitting the books helped author realise writing dream

14 Jul 2019

Malaria scientist ready to raise the bar for Scotland

Images: John Post A University of Dundee life scientist will swap the laboratory for the lifting platform after being selected to represent Scotland at an international powerlifting competition. Irene Hallyburton, who has more than 20 years experience developing drug compounds for life-threatening diseases such as Malaria, said competing at this year’s Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships in Canada will be her chance to break records as well as assumptions about powerlifters. Originally from Perth, the 49 year-old was bitten by the lifting bug two years ago when she decided to add weight-trai...

Malaria scientist ready to raise the bar for Scotland

13 Jul 2019

Hailey’s comic: a world-first for Colorado student

A University of Dundee student has penned herself a page in comic book history as she becomes the first American to write for the UK’s legendary Commando comic. Hailey Austin, a 24-year-old PhD student, who moved to Scotland with no experience of writing comics. She has made her international mark in the comic book scene after writing Steel Inferno, a fictionalised version of a true World War II story of bravery and sacrifice. Inspired by the daring efforts of a train crew who saved a Cambridgeshire town from an ammunition train that caught fire, Hailey was determined to share their story in the popu...

Hailey’s comic: a world-first for Colorado student