5 May 2015

Computing Degree Show 2015

Software engineers, games developers, computer programmers, tech entrepreneurs and other digital pioneers from the University of Dundee will this week showcase their innovative and thought-provoking work. The Computing Degree Show 2015 celebrates the creative talent of 40 students about to complete the final year of their undergraduate courses, with exhibits ranging from games to support children with autism and diabetes to business-focused applications. The Degree Show will run until the end of May, and will be attended by a wide range of visitors, including employers and industry professionals looking to...

Computing Degree Show 2015

5 May 2015

The State of Europe and the European Union: From War to Peace... to Peacemaker?

The challenges posed to the European Union both as a peacemaker in the wars outside its borders and by the rise of extremism and xenophobia within its own member states will be explored at a Europe Day lecture by Dr Rama Mani at the University of Dundee on Saturday May 9th. The public lecture is being hosted by the University’s European Institute for Security and Justice (EISJ), which is a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. Dr Rama Mani is Senior Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford. Her lecture, and this year’s Europe Day, comes at a time when t...

4 May 2015

Degree Show 2015 shows off brightest creative minds

The work of some of the UK’s brightest young creative minds will be celebrated at the University of Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show 2015 from May 22nd. The annual Degree Show turns the University into Scotland’s largest exhibition space for a week, with over 300 students from the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and the School of the Environment showing their work to thousands of visitors. Duncan of Jordanstone College is one of the leading art & design schools in the UK and many of its students go on to be world-renowned artists, animator...

1 May 2015

‘Rethinking what art is (and can be) in a digital age’ - Arts Café on 5th May

Dr Sarah Cook from the University of Dundee will next week explore how digital technology has brought about a revolution in art. She will lead the next Dundee Arts Café event at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum from 6pm on Tuesday, 5th May. Dr Cook said, “Mobile devices, computer networks and new ways of accessing information and people across space and time, has led to a revolution in art – one which some museums have been reluctant to acknowledge. “Artists have long experimented with new tools but ‘new media art’ has, over the last 30 years, embrac...

‘Rethinking what art is (and can be) in a digital age’ - Arts Café on 5th May

1 May 2015

UK voters give party leaders mixed marks on television performances

Not much separated the performances of the leaders of the three major parties in yesterday’s Question Time with David Dimbleby, according to focus groups held in Essex by the University of Dundee. While Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg were marked either a B or a C, David Cameron polarised voters with marks that were either on the very low or very high end of the scale. Those were the impressions of voters who took part in focus groups conducted as part of the Qualitative Election Study at the University of Essex in Colchester last night.  Eight people took part in the research which involved watching...

UK voters give party leaders mixed marks on television performances