7 Mar 2019

Winston Churchill Fellowship to aid understanding of forensic science

A leading forensic anthropologist from the University of Dundee has won a prestigious Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowship to investigate what lessons UK police and courts can learn from other countries. Dr Lucina Hackman, from the University’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS), has been awarded the Fellowship to explore the relationship between forensic science and the criminal justice systems in Australia and Canada. She will visit both countries later this year to research the different ways in which forensic science is carried out in each, from the way evidence...

Winston Churchill Fellowship to aid understanding of forensic science

6 Mar 2019

Drag King workshop answers moustached questions about masculinity

The public will have a royal reason to put their best moustache forward this weekend as they are invited to explore masculinity in a Drag King workshop at the University of Dundee. The workshop, led by Lenna Cumberbatch from the University of St. Andrews and hosted by the University of Dundee LGBT+ Staff Network, will take place on Saturday 9 March between 2-4pm. Open to everyone, the free two-hour session will see participants exploring masculinity and how it is presented through the medium of drag. Props, facial hair and refreshments will be provided, however, those interested in becoming a Drag King for...

Drag King workshop answers moustached questions about masculinity

5 Mar 2019

Researcher recognised as emerging star of science

A University of Dundee scientist has been named as the inaugural winner of a new award recognising the UK’s best young researchers in the field of parasitology. Dr Mattie Christine Pawlowic, based at the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) in Dundee’s School of Life Sciences, has won the British Society of Parasitology’s President’s Medal. The medal will be awarded annually to an outstanding early career researcher who, as well as having already produced international-quality research, demonstrate the potential to become world leaders in parasitology. The award reco...

Researcher recognised as emerging star of science

5 Mar 2019

Students to colour campus with Holi

Image: Mohammed Nadat University of Dundee students are getting ready to colour their campus as they celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colours. The celebration, which takes place on Saturday 9th March, is being organised by the University of Dundee Indian Society (UDIS) in collaboration with Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA). More than 400 participants, including staff and members of the public, are expected to attend the festivity. Holi, which signifies the triumph of good over evil, correlating with the passing of winter, usually takes place later in March in India. However, i...

Students to colour campus with Holi

5 Mar 2019

Public invited to join ‘hackathon’

Researchers from the University of Dundee are inviting members of the public to help them interpret newly released ballistic and chemical datasets that will ultimately help support a fair and just criminal justice system. The University’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) will next week issue two important forensic science datasets they have created and are asking the public to come up with new interpretations of them as part of a ‘hackathon’ challenge which will take place between 11–22 March. A final presentation event at LRCFS on Friday 22 March will allow p...

Public invited to join ‘hackathon’