10 Oct 2019

New aerial photographs shed light on dark days for Mont Blanc

Images: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich /Dr Kieran Baxter, University of Dundee. In 1919, the Swiss pilot and photographer Walter Mittelholzer flew over Mont Blanc in a biplane photographing the alpine landscape. Exactly 100 years later, researchers from the University of Dundee in Scotland have recreated his photographs to show the impact that climate change has had upon the mountain's glaciers. In August 2019, one century after the biplane flight, Dr Kieran Baxter and Dr Alice Watterson from the 3DVisLab at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University of Dundee, flew over the M...

New aerial photographs shed light on dark days for Mont Blanc

10 Oct 2019

Award recognises Dundee healthcare expert

Growing human resistance to antibioticsis already costing lives, a leading infection prevention expert has warned. Dr Emma Burnett believes that more must be done to educate the wider public about the inappropriate use of antibiotics and the threat posed to our way of life by antimicrobial resistance, referred to widely as AMR. Dr Burnett made the warning having been named as the recipient of the Infection Prevention Society’s Brendan Moore Award, a global honour presented to an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution to the society in helping to improve awareness of the issue ...

Award recognises Dundee healthcare expert

9 Oct 2019

Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell shines light on darkening universe

The University of Dundee’s Chancellor, Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, will return to the lecture theatre this month to discuss what astronomers understand about the universe, its future and what it means to hope. One of the UK’s most eminent astrophysicists will share stories from her career and take audiences on an interstellar journey during this year’s Margaret Harris Lecture on Religion. Past lecturers have included many eminent names from the field of religion, philosophy and other walks of life including Sir Jonathon Porritt, Terry Waite, Director of Oxfam Barbara Stocking and...

Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell shines light on darkening universe

9 Oct 2019

Dundee Funeral Poverty report calls for action

A major report commissioned by Dundee City Council and the Scottish Government carried out by researchers at the University of Dundee, calls for greater support to bereaved families facing rising funeral debt. The 90-page Funeral Poverty in Dundee: Funeral Link Evaluation, authored by Dr Carlo Morelli and Ruth Bickerton from the University’s School of Business, has identified more than £500,000 of funeral debt forced upon low income families in Dundee. The report, which will be released during Challenge Poverty Week, also demonstrated the effectiveness of the charity Funeral Link in providing a...

Dundee Funeral Poverty report calls for action

8 Oct 2019

Robot creator heads up Festival tech events

YouTube star James Bruton, whose DIY engineering projects have captivated tens of millions of viewers across the globe, will bring his one man (and robot) show to the University of Dundee later this month. Former toy designer James has an extensive background in robotics and electrical and mechanical engineering. He will give two exclusive performances on Thursday 17 October as part of the University’s Festival of the Future. James’ belief in innovation by trial and error has led to developing the Electric Batman Skateboard, Barcode Scanner Guitar and Henry Hoover Pipe Organ among other project...

Robot creator heads up Festival tech events