10 Jun 2019

Alastair MacLennan exhibition to celebrate archive donation

Work spanning the entire career of Alastair MacLennan, one of the UK’s leading live art practitioners, will be exhibited together for the first time at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) later this month. MacLennan is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone and recently donated his entire archive to his alma mater. The exhibition, entitled ‘Alastair MacLennan: Actuations and Other Works’ celebrates this gift and opens on the 5th floor of the Matthew Building on Wednesday 19 June. He will also receive an Honorary Degree from the University of Dundee at its summer Graduat...

Alastair MacLennan exhibition to celebrate archive donation

10 Jun 2019

Strength-based exercises could be beneficial at an early age

Encouraging children to do strength-based exercises could play a vital role in their physical development, a study suggests.  Strength training – such as squats, leg press and deadlifts – is an essential part of fundamental movement skill development, researchers say. The exercises enhance muscle strength at a young age and prepare children for being physical active throughout their life. Experts warn that children who do not enhance their muscular strength and fundamental movement skills (FMS) early in life may not be able to participate in a variety of activities and sports as they get o...

Strength-based exercises could be beneficial at an early age

7 Jun 2019

Dundee artists and architect among New Contemporaries

Sixteen students who wowed visitors to this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show have been chosen to exhibit at Scotland’s most prestigious showcase for young creative talent. The University of Dundee contingent will compete for prizes with a total value of more than £25,000 at the 11th annual Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries exhibition. The show will take place at the RSA Galleries in Edinburgh next February. Fifteen artists and one architect from the University will be exhibiting, along with dozens of graduates of Scotland’...

Dundee artists and architect among New Contemporaries

6 Jun 2019

Dundee is Higher Educational Institution of the Year

The University of Dundee has been named Scotland’s top university at The Herald Higher Education Awards. Dundee took the top prize, Higher Educational Institution of the Year, at the ceremony in Glasgow last night and also walked away with a further four awards recognising impact of staff and students. The Outstanding Contribution from a Student category was won by Rawad Qaq, a remarkable and courageous individual who made the journey from war in his homeland of Syria to study at the University on a Humanitarian Scholarship. Professor Kurt Mills’ work on the Scottish Human Rights Defender Fello...

Dundee is Higher Educational Institution of the Year

6 Jun 2019

University academics awarded RSA Fellowships

Two academics from the University of Dundee have been awarded prestigious fellowships to the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), celebrating their outstanding contribution to social progress and development. Dundee’s Dr Fiona Kumari Campbell, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Social Work, and Dr Megan O’Neill, Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, will join the worldwide fellowship of more than 29,000 individuals who have made significant contributions to their fields, including Dame Judi Dench and Bob Dylan. Dr Kumari Campbell, an expert in Disability Studies and Social Theor...

University academics awarded RSA Fellowships