13 Nov 2015

#TakingControl - World Diabetes Day

Diabetes research at the University of Dundee - which has been acclaimed as sparking a `medical revolution’ - will be highlighted as part of World Diabetes Day on Saturday November 14th. Diabetes UK will be spreading the message via its `Taking Control’ campaign - #TakingControl The University is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in diabetes research, hosting over 20 research groups that include some of the world’s most cited scientists. Sir Mark Walport, when he was Director of the Wellcome Trust, summed up the impact of Dundee’s contribution to diabetes research w...

13 Nov 2015

‘People & Place’ – 11th annual Culture Day

The River Tay, Highland Clearances, Claude Monet, interior design and Minecraft are among the subjects that will be explored at the University of Dundee’s 11th annual Culture Day next week. Students, staff and members of the public will be treated to a fascinating interdisciplinary programme of talks and drama at the Baxter Conference Room 1.36 on Wednesday, 18th November when artists, scientists, historians and other speakers examine this year’s theme of ‘People & Place’. Organised by the University’s Culture and Arts Forum, the Culture Day has proved popular with a wide ...

‘People & Place’ – 11th annual Culture Day

12 Nov 2015

Winter Graduation 2015

More than 1000 students will be joined by family and friends to celebrate their academic achievements at the University of Dundee's Winter Graduation next week. Taking place at Caird Hall over three ceremonies on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th November, the Graduation will see students spanning a wide range of disciplines receive their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and diplomas. The winter celebrations are held to allow students whose courses finish after the traditional summer graduation to receive their awards as soon as possible after successfully completing their studies. Professor Pete Downes,...

Winter Graduation 2015

11 Nov 2015

LifeSpace-commissioned work features in international group exhibition at The Lowry

An artwork created for the opening of the University of Dundee’s LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery is included in an international exhibition of current digital art practice opening this week at The Lowry in Salford. ‘Stutterer’, created by artists Thomson & Craighead is a two-channel video installation that uses the human genome sequence as its score and take more than 75 years to play from beginning to end. The work was included in the exhibition ‘Scales of Life’ seen in Dundee from October 2014 to January of this year, during which time only the first 3 per cent of...

LifeSpace-commissioned work features in international group exhibition at The Lowry

11 Nov 2015

`Fashion Revolution’ hits Dundee

The global Fashion Revolution design movement arrives at the University of Dundee on Thursday November 12th on its only Scottish stop of a UK tour. The Fashion Revolution movement was borne out of the response to the 2013 Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, which tragically killed over a 1000 factory workers. A group of committed citizens joined together aiming to ensure that such a disaster could never happen again. Fashion Revolution believes that by bringing together people throughout the length of the fashion chain, from farmers to factory works, brands to buyers, consumers to campaigner...

`Fashion Revolution’ hits Dundee