3 May 2016

Professor to shed light on how much sun is bad for you

As spring fights with snow to light up Scotland’s sunniest city, the ultra-violet radiation from the sun, as well as manmade sources such as sunbeds, is causing a spike in skin cancer rates across the country. Professor Charlotte Proby, from the University of Dundee, will discuss the hazards (and benefits) of our sun during the next Café Science event, which takes place at Avery & Co on Monday, 9th May. “Light and radiation from our Sun is the basis of life on Earth,” explains Professor Proby. “However, sunlight is a powerful carcinogen that is driving the current skin ca...

Professor to shed light on how much sun is bad for you

31 Dec 2015

New Year Honours for University staff

The New Year Honours list has seen University of Dundee staff rewarded for their work and contribution to society. Professor Annalu Waller, Chair of Human Communication Technologies at the University of Dundee, has been awarded an OBE for her services to people with complex communication needs. Professor Waller has been based in Computing at the University since 1989 and has helped established Dundee’s reputation as one of the world’s leading centres for research into augmentative and alternative communication technologies for people with severe communication difficulties. She works closely wit...

New Year Honours for University staff

21 Dec 2015

Using maths to unravel the Sun’s magnetic fields

Complex magnetic fields in the Sun’s atmosphere help heat it to multi-million degree temperatures and create explosive events such as solar flares that affect us here on Earth. Now a major research project led by the University of Dundee is aiming to use mathematics to boost our knowledge of how these magnetic structures are formed and the effect they have. “There is a growing appreciation of the effect that solar weather, including events such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections, has on the Earth and our atmosphere,” said Professor Gunnar Hornig, of the Magnetohydrodynamics Group ...

17 Dec 2015

Discovery Days 2016

The work carried out by newly appointed Professors that will help to transform lives around the world will be explored at the University of Dundee’s annual Discovery Days event in the New Year. Discovery Days 2016 takes place on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th January at the Dalhousie Building. Ten Professors will each talk for 15 minutes about their area of research as will teachers and students who have been recognised for their innovative approach to the learning experience. The short presentations will provide glimpses of the leading-edge work the University is engaged in across topics as rich and ...

Discovery Days 2016

17 Dec 2015

Moroccan and Kenyan trips raise £45,000 for Childreach International

Students from the University of Dundee, Abertay University and Dundee and Angus College have raised an incredible £45,000 for an international education charity in just one year. Last summer, a team of 16 students set out with the charity Childreach International to help build an education centre in a small village in the middle of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. After arriving, they lived among the villagers and assisted with all the on-site manual labour from tiling to plastering to clearing dirt. The centre is now used by nursery and infant children during the day and by the women of the vill...

Moroccan and Kenyan trips raise £45,000 for Childreach International