26 Feb 2015

‘Mary Slessor - No Ordinary Missionary’ – Dundee Arts Café on 3rd March

Renowned storyteller Ruth Kirkpatrick will combine biographical fact, song and personal insight to tell the tale of Mary Slessor’s remarkable life at the next Dundee Arts Café event. ‘Mary Slessor - No Ordinary Missionary’ takes place at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on Tuesday, 3rd March. Born in the North East of Scotland, Ruth Kirkpatrick has performed at Storytelling festivals all over the world, including India, Singapore, Iceland and Dubai. Her strength is in forming a warm rapport with her audience, respecting the tradition but giving her performance a p...

‘Mary Slessor - No Ordinary Missionary’ – Dundee Arts Café on 3rd March

25 Feb 2015

Dundee scientist elected to the American Academy of Microbiology

Professor Tracy Palmer, of the University of Dundee, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows of the Academy are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. Tracy is Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology within the College of Life Sciences at Dundee. Her research aims to understand the molecular details of protein export in bacteria. All bacteria export proteins, and this is essential for them to...

25 Feb 2015

Smile4life training to help improve oral health amongst people experiencing homelessness

New training resources developed by researchers at the University of Dundee for practitioners working to improve the oral health of homeless people will be launched at an event in the city tomorrow. The Smile4life research team at the Dental Health Services Research Unit (DHSRU) and their partners in NHS Education for Scotland will be joined by Maureen Watt MSP, Minister for Public Health, to launch ‘Better oral care for homeless people: integrating health and social care’ at the Apex City Quay Hotel on Thursday, 26th February. A second training event promoting the new Smile4life training resou...

Smile4life training to help improve oral health amongst people experiencing homelessness

25 Feb 2015

2015 Women in Science Festival launches with a bang

Dundee will once again celebrate the achievements of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) when the 2015 Women in Science Festival takes place from 7th-28th March. A total of 45 family events, exhibitions, film screenings, fun days, talks and other events will take place across the city in March, and the Festival is supported by many of the internationally acclaimed female scientists and researchers working at institutions in Dundee. Led by the University of Dundee this is the UK’s only Festival that celebrates women in science and this year will present a range of film screening...

2015 Women in Science Festival launches with a bang

24 Feb 2015

FutureEverything 2015 - 20th Anniversary Festival

One of the world’s leading festivals of ideas - founded and organised by Dr Drew Hemment, an academic from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) - celebrates its 20th anniversary in Manchester this week. Dr Hemment’s research explores various dimensions of the emerging digital culture, from open data to data art, and also innovation, creativity and research methods. He develops highly collaborative and interdisciplinary forms for research, in which building communities of interest is integral. In this outward-facing role, he developed the FutureEverything festival as a highl...