31 Jul 2014

‘A Tale of Two Penguins’ – Café Science Summer Special on 6th August

The tale of two penguins that came to reside in Dundee will be told at a Café Science Summer Special event next week. The D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum at the University of Dundee holds two penguin specimens that each has extraordinary stories to tell, connecting Dundee’s whaling industry with pioneering Antarctic exploration. Matthew Jarron, Curator of Museum Services at the University, will explain how these penguins came to be in D’Arcy Thompson’s collection and how a Dundee student became part of the first expedition in the world to reach the South Magnetic Pole when he ...

30 Jul 2014

University to help mark centenary of WWI at major BBC event

The University of Dundee will be heavily represented when the BBC World War One At Home Tour reaches the city later this week. The BBC is working alongside the Great War Dundee (GWD) Partnership, Dundee City Council and Leisure & Culture Dundee to deliver a free, family friendly commemorative event at the City Square on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd August. University historians Dr Billy Kenefick and Dr Derek Patrick co-founded the GWD project and, with partner groups, are coordinating the city-wide approach to commemorate the conflict. The pair, along with Caroline Brown, from the University’s Arc...

University to help mark centenary of WWI at major BBC event

29 Jul 2014

DJCAD lecturer highlighted as one of Scotland’s top emerging tech entrepreneurs

A nanotechnology firm formed by a lecturer from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) has been named as one of Scotland’s most innovative spin-out companies. Sarah Morgan, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nano-Lit Technologies and a lecturer on the Product Design programme at DJCAD, will this week pitch her company to an audience of industry professionals and investors at a special event showcasing the country’s entrepreneurial talent. ‘Teaming with Start-ups’ takes place at Scotland House, home to Team Scotland during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, on ...

25 Jul 2014

Wild Angus fundraisers boost for Ninewells Cancer Campaign

Walking pals 'Wild Angus' have celebrated the climax of a year's fundraising by handing over a cheque for £14,125 plus £2,965 worth of Gift Aid to Ninewells Cancer Campaign. This far surpassed their target of £10,000 and places 'Wild Angus' top of the fundraising league for the University of Dundee's registered cancer research charity. Carol Pope, organiser, said "We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to all our generous and long suffering friends who have supported us in so many ways over the year. These include walking 500 miles, diving into the icy waters of the Tay, baking hundreds of ...

25 Jul 2014

Starry sponsorship deal for School of Business

The University of Dundee’s School of Business will help bring an extra Star to the city after signing an innovative sponsorship deal with the local ice hockey team Dundee CCS Stars. The School of Business will be sponsoring an international player by offering a scholarship on the MSc in Management programme, meaning the player will have the opportunity to earn a degree while they are with the Stars. “We are delighted with the support from the University and the School of Business, which will make a real difference to the quality of player we can attract to Dundee,” said Steve Stirton, Spo...