31 Jan 2014

BBC seeks expert advice from Scottish historians

History researchers at the University of Dundee and Edinburgh Napier University have been selected as national academic experts for the BBC as part of the broadcaster's World War One at Home project. Dr Derek Patrick and Dr Billy Kenefick, who were instrumental in setting up the Great War Dundee Commemorative Project 2014-2019, and Professor Alistair McCleery, from Edinburgh Napier University, will make up a three-strong team of academic advisers in Scotland. Similar appointments, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), have been made in Wales, Northern Ireland and England. The World War...

31 Jan 2014

Prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Award for Professor Claire Halpin

University of Dundee scientist Professor Claire Halpin has been appointed one of 21 new Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holders. The prestigious award provides five-year's support for outstanding scientists to help them continue their ground-breaking work. Jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the scheme helps universities to attract science talent from overseas and retain respected UK scientists of outstanding achievement and potential. The newly appointed award holders are working on a wide range of projects including looking at ...

Prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Award for Professor Claire Halpin

31 Jan 2014

'The Battle for Britain: Scotland and the Independence Referendum' - 7th February

Both sides in the independence referendum will be challenged at a University of Dundee event next week aiming to clarify the claims and counterclaims that have so far dominated the debate. David Torrance, Associate Director of the University's 5 Million Questions initiative and author of book 'The Battle for Britain - Scotland and the Independence Referendum', will count down to the big day by analysing the arguments made by the 'yes' and 'no' camps at a public lecture at the Dalhousie Building on Friday, 7th February. With access to the strategists and opinion-makers on both sides of the political divide,...

28 Jan 2014

Art ACES from local schools to exhibit at DJCAD

Photo opportunity: 5.30-7.30pm on Thursday, 30th January at Bradshaw Art Space, Crawford Building, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. Works created by dozens of school pupils from across Tayside and Fife will be exhibited at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), part of the University of Dundee, later this week. Participating pupils created 'mail art' as part of the Access to Creative Education in Scotland (ACES) project. This national initiative involves Scotland's four major art colleges and seeks to widen participation in art and design and architecture degrees. The ACES...

27 Jan 2014

Interdisciplinary team to transform understandings of home and wellbeing

Ways of enhancing individual and community wellbeing through the concept of home will be explored by an interdisciplinary team from across Scotland led by the Universities of Dundee and Stirling. The 'Home not Housing: Engaging with wellbeing outcomes' programme has been funded by a £20,000 grant from the Scottish Universities Insight Institute. The programme will bring a range of different policy areas and groups together in a series of workshops to examine the links between home and wellbeing from both individual and community perspectives. Different organisations, services, professionals and indiv...