16 Feb 2015

New book explores big questions faced by humans and the cosmos

Antony Black , Emeritus Professor of Political Thought at the University of Dundee, has addressed some of the biggest questions of spirituality, humanity and morality in a new book published this week. Humans and the Cosmos: Exploration and Mindfulness asks what kind of universe we live in, where do we fit into the galaxies and whether God explains it all? The book, which will be officially launched at the University’s Chaplaincy Centre on 19th February, also highlights the dangers of global warming, which he describes as “the greatest threat humanity has ever faced.” Professor Black said...

New book explores big questions faced by humans and the cosmos

16 Feb 2015

‘Patient Safety: How Do We Train Our Doctors?’ – Café Science event on 23rd February

One of the country’s foremost authorities on medical education will discuss the challenges of training doctors to ensure the safety of patients at the next Café Science event in Dundee. Jean Ker is Professor in Medical Education at the University of Dundee and Associate Dean of Innovation for the College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing. She will deliver a talk entitled ‘Patient safety: how do we train our doctors?’ at Avery & Co on Monday, 23rd February. Professor Ker said, “With the increasing pressures on public services, ensuring that patients are cared for in a saf...

‘Patient Safety: How Do We Train Our Doctors?’ – Café Science event on 23rd February

13 Feb 2015

Dundee to lead `big data’ challenge

The University of Dundee is to lead a major project to help tackle one of four key biosciences `big data’ challenges identified by the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. The BBSRC has announced an investment of £7.5m in new infrastructure to tackle bioscience big data challenges. The new funding will improve the storage and curation of enormous datasets that will unlock untold discoveries in important areas like health, agriculture and sustainable fuels. £1.79m of the funding has been awarded to a project led by Professor Jason Swedlow at the University of ...

12 Feb 2015

Major exhibition from Portuguese artist set for Cooper Gallery

Cooper Gallery at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) will next month host the first major solo exhibition by Portuguese artist Hugo Canoilas to take place in Scotland. ‘Someone a long time ago, now.’ will be shown over two floors of the gallery from 6th March to 10th April. Collaged projections of paintings, photographs, drawings and writings will give visitors the rare chance to engage with the striking and complex images that Canoilas produces. The exhibition draws upon the metaphors of the window and the mirror to set in motion an interplay of two forces, one passive and...

Major exhibition from Portuguese artist set for Cooper Gallery

10 Feb 2015

University Graduation at Dasman Diabetes Institute

The University of Dundee has held its second graduation ceremony at the flagship Dasman Diabetes Institute in Kuwait City.  Graduation marked the successful achievements of over 50 postgraduate students, including the first Masters level graduates. The event marked the pinnacle of three years of hard work and dedication for the students and dignitaries from Kuwait and Scotland joined them to celebrate their achievements. Diabetes is a significant problem in Kuwait where it has been estimated that up to 1 in 4 of the adult population suffers from the disease. The University, a world leader in clinical ...

University Graduation at Dasman Diabetes Institute