20 Apr 2015

Café Science Extra - `Are you a chicken-flavoured nipple biscuit?'

Historically, highly educated scientists and their detractors have not been above throwing puerile abuse at each other, and it is not surprising that this continues in the digital age as this month’s Café Science Extra event will show. Dr Jonathan Mendel from the University of Dundee will be joined by Dr Hauke Riesch of Brunel University London to discuss the subject at Dundee Science Centre on Wednesday, 22nd April in a talk titled ‘Are you a chicken-flavoured nipple biscuit? Science blogs, comments and trolling’. Science blogging has been heralded as a means of improving how scie...

16 Apr 2015

Arctic expedition for artist Ellis

University of Dundee student Ellis O’Connor will boldly go where few people – and fewer artists – have gone before after being selected for a month-long residency in the Arctic. Ellis (23) graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University, last year and recently won the RSA Landscape Award at the prestigious New Contemporaries exhibition in Edinburgh. She has been selected by the Arctic Circle organisation to be one of ten artists from across the world to take part in the expedition around Svalbard in the High Arctic, where Polar Bears outnumber people...

15 Apr 2015

Transforming the health of mothers and babies through research

The University of Dundee’s Mother and Infant Research Unit will next month celebrate how  research in midwifery and maternity care is improving the care of women and babies globally, with a particular focus on Scotland’s contribution. The 2015 Transforming Midwifery and Maternity Care Through Research conference takes place at Apex City Quay Hotel on Wednesday, 13th May. The programme will include experts in midwifery and maternity care from across the globe, including the World Health Organisation, Yale University, and the University of Toronto. They will explore topics ranging from lesso...

Transforming the health of mothers and babies through research

15 Apr 2015

‘Mary Slessor and the Scottish Mission’ – Saturday, 18th April

As part of the Mary Slessor Centenary events, writer and broadcaster Billy Kay will give an illustrated lecture on ‘Mary Slessor and the Scottish Mission’ at the University of Dundee this Saturday. Billy will place Mary in the context of the Scottish Diaspora and of the Scottish missionary effort which attempted to plant Presbyterianism in places as far afield as Russia, China, Africa and Brazil. His talk will be illustrated with audio from his radio programmes and will include music from Mary's Duketown Parish Church in Calabar as well as the voices of the daughters of Daniel Slessor, one of t...

‘Mary Slessor and the Scottish Mission’ – Saturday, 18th April

15 Apr 2015

Candidates to be grilled during University debate

Students from the University of Dundee will next week welcome some of the city’s Westminster candidates for a debate on the biggest election issues. The event, co-hosted by the University’s student political societies and open to all, takes place at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill at 6pm on Thursday, 23rd April. Trevor Harley, Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University, will chair the debate, which features: Bill Bowman (Conservative) Craig Duncan (Liberal Democrats) Pauline Hinchion (Scottish Green Party) Chris Law (Scottish National Party) Michael Marra (Labour) Jim McFarlane (...

Candidates to be grilled during University debate