31 Aug 2018

Major European Forensic Science award for Dundee Professor

Professor Niamh Nic Daeid, of the University of Dundee, has been named the recipient of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) Distinguished Forensic Scientist Award. Professor NicDaeid, Director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) at Dundee, is the first woman to be presented with the honour, and also the first person from a UK academic institution. The award is highly prestigious and is only given once every three years to ‘honour an individual who has performed outstanding scientific work in forensic science’. She was presented with the award a...

Major European Forensic Science award for Dundee Professor

31 Aug 2018

New Chancellor and 3000 students to be welcomed to Dundee

The University of Dundee will next week roll out the red carpet for more than 3000 new students and their new Chancellor. City Square will be abuzz with excitement and anticipation on Monday 3 September when the new crop of undergraduate and postgraduate students congregate ahead of the traditional greeting in the Caird Hall. Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Pete Downes will welcome them to Dundee at the first event to take place as part of a programme organised to ensure that starting life in the city is made as easy as possible for the new arrivals. The ceremony will also see the official inst...

New Chancellor and 3000 students to be welcomed to Dundee

30 Aug 2018

Frankenstein – a complete public reading and mystery tour

A complete public reading of Frankenstein is to take place over a single weekend in various locations in and around the city that inspired Mary Shelley to become a writer. The event, to be held on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September, forms part of the University of Dundee’s programme to celebrate the book’s 200th anniversary. The group will visit South Baffin Street, site of the cottage where Shelley lived during her time in Dundee, as well as a variety of other locations across the city and into Angus and Fife. Readings will take place at each of these locations that will remain a mystery unti...

Frankenstein – a complete public reading and mystery tour

30 Aug 2018

New comic shares the gift of organ donation

Artwork by Ashling LarkinThe tragic death of a University of Dundee lecturer’s son, whose organ donation renewed the lives of nine strangers, has inspired a new comic that aims to get the public talking about life after death. The new comic is a collaboration between the University of Dundee and the NHS, and seeks to get high school-aged children and the wider public thinking about organ donation. Entitled The Gift, it will be launched on Monday 3 September to kick-off Organ Donation Week in Scotland. The 32-page book, written by recipients of organ donation, the families of donors as well as Univers...

New comic shares the gift of organ donation

29 Aug 2018

New Contemporaries accolade for artists and architect

Fourteen graduates who vowed visitors to this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show have been chosen to exhibit at Scotland’s most prestigious platform for young creative talent. The University of Dundee contingent will compete for prizes with a total value of more than £40,000 at the 10th annual New Contemporaries exhibition, which takes place at the Royal Scottish Academy Galleries in February. Thirteen artists and one architect from the University will be exhibiting, along with dozens of graduates of Scotland’s other art colleges wh...

New Contemporaries accolade for artists and architect