23 Jan 2018

‘Reanimating Rabbie’ – rare film screenings for Burns Night

A free event at the University of Dundee this week will celebrate Burns Night with screenings of rare films from Scotland’s National Moving Image Archive.  The programme includes two rare animated films from the 50s and 70s, Tam o’ Shanter and Tam o’ Shanter Rides Again, as well as a rare 1933 silent documentary, Homes and Haunts of Scotland's Ploughman Poet Robert Burns. Silent screen pianist and composer, Steven Gellatly will provide live musical accompaniment. Honorary Research Fellow Dr David Robb will give a short talk on Burns’ ‘Tam o’Shanter’ and Creati...

‘Reanimating Rabbie’ – rare film screenings for Burns Night

22 Jan 2018

Fearless fourteen to freefall for ARCHIE Foundation

Child-nursing students from the University of Dundee will take a 10,000ft skydive later this year as they fundraise for the ARCHIE Foundation. A team of 14 students will make the jump on Saturday 9 June, 2018 in order to raise money for ARCHIE’s Tayside Children's Hospital appeal. All the donations they raise will go towards a new children's surgical day care unit, with two paediatric operating theatres. This new unit will not only double the current operating capacity in Tayside but it will also transform the experience of the 3000 children who need operations in Ninewells every year, by p...

Fearless fourteen to freefall for ARCHIE Foundation

19 Jan 2018

Fruit fly researcher lands funding fellowship

A University of Dundee scientist has been awarded £568,000 by the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society to research stem cells within fruit flies, which could have broad implications for understanding how stem cell division can cause cancer in humans. Dr Jens Januschke from the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology in the School of Life Sciences has received an extension of his Sir Henry Dale Fellowship to investigate how stem cells work and sometimes malfunction in the developing nervous system of Drosophila, also known as the fruit fly. “Stem cells are specialised cells that are important...

Fruit fly researcher lands funding fellowship

18 Jan 2018

V&A Dundee opening announced

The University of Dundee, as one of the founding partners, is delighted to share the news today that V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, has confirmed its opening date and first exhibition. V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, will open to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018. It will be the only V&A museum in the world outside London: an international centre for design, a place of inspiration, discovery and learning. Visitors to V&A Dundee will experience the remarkable story of design past, present and future, and the vital contribution design makes to all o...

V&A Dundee opening announced

17 Jan 2018

Satellites show snow-covered Scotland

Images captured by the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station show almost half of the British Isles covered in snow and cloud today. The image captured by the NPP-VIIRS satellite at 11:58 GMT on 17/01/18 shows Scotland, Ireland and Wales covered in snow and clouds (high white and lower grey clouds) however, snow coverage is visible of central Scotland including Fife, Perthshire and the Highlands of Scotland.  Image: NEODAAS/University of Dundee...

Satellites show snow-covered Scotland