10 Jul 2017

HM Princess Royal opens Island Invasives conference

HM The Princess Royal officially opened the `Island Invasives 2017’ conference at the University today (Monday July 10th), the first time the major gathering has taken place in the northern hemisphere. Invasive alien species (IAS) on islands can have a huge impact on habitats and ecosystems.  Island flora and fauna, which have often evolved in isolation for thousands of years, can be particularly vulnerable to extinction from these invaders. However, by their very nature, islands may also offer the possibility of long-term refuge and security if alien species can be eradicated or effectively con...

HM Princess Royal opens Island Invasives conference

10 Jul 2017

Work on display to celebrate artist’s 150th Birthday

The work of Stewart Carmichael, one of Dundee’s great champions of art, is to be featured in a new exhibition at the University of Dundee, the first major retrospective since his death in 1950. Carmichael, who was born 150 years ago, played a leading role in developing the `Celtic Revival’ art movement in Dundee. The `Stewart Carmichael: Celtic Visions’ exhibition displays his own work and also points to the great influence he had in Dundee’s cultural development. Curator Matthew Jarron said, “Carmichael was arguably the most important champion of art that Dundee had over half...

Work on display to celebrate artist’s 150th Birthday

7 Jul 2017

Astounding response for leg amputee study

A University of Dundee PhD student has been inundated with people volunteering to take part in her study. Giulia Zedda from the Institute of Motion Analysis and Research at Ninewells Hospital put a call out to leg amputees who use a prosthetic unaided. Her study aims to find out if the patients are using the correct prosthesis. She has now had to close the study to new patients as she has received an overwhelming number of people coming forward to take part. She said, “The response has been amazing. Within two hours of the press release going out I had enough patients to complete the study. I’m...

Astounding response for leg amputee study

6 Jul 2017

'Island Invasives' - public lecture

Professor Tony Martin, Professor of Animal Conservation at the University of Dundee and former Director of the South Georgia Heritage Trust’s Habitat Restoration Project, will recount the remarkable story of the charity that funded and undertook the largest ever island eradication, making it a world leader in island conservation, in a public lecture in Dundee next week. Professor Martin’s talk on Monday July 10 will look at the project which cleared millions of rats from South Georgia and preserved the future of millions of breeding seabirds. Professor Martin, who was awarded the Zoological Soc...

'Island Invasives' - public lecture

4 Jul 2017

No jokers, Dundee wins big at Comic Awards

Comics students and alumni from the University of Dundee have won a host of awards at the Scottish Independent Comic Book Awards, held as part of Glasgow Comic Con. Dundee students past and present had been nominated in all of the categories, and duly picked up a string of successes. The winner of the ‘Up and Coming Talent’ award went to Catriona Laird for her comic `Stinger’. Catriona is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (part of the University), and completed a comics module in 2015. She is now one of the studio members at Ink Pot Studios, which is part of ...

No jokers, Dundee wins big at Comic Awards