23 Nov 2016

‘A Just Peace for Palestinians and Israelis’ – 24th November

The UK’s former Consul-General in Jerusalem will tomorrow visit the University of Dundee to discuss how peace can be brought to the Middle East. Sir Vincent Fean will deliver a public lecture entitled, ‘A Just Peace for Palestinians and Israelis’ at the University’s Dalhousie Building at 6.30pm on Thursday, 24th November. Wendy Alexander, Vice-Principal (International) at Dundee, will deliver opening remarks outlining the University’s work with Palestinian scholars. Sir Vincent’s diplomatic career took him to North Africa and the Middle East. His views on the future of P...

‘A Just Peace for Palestinians and Israelis’ – 24th November

20 Nov 2016

‘Wishing Tree’ returns for carers’ Christmas

Christmas shoppers in Dundee will be able to help provide a gift of reading for young carers in the city with the return of the `Waterstones Wishing Tree’. The charitable fauna, a collaboration between Waterstones, the University’s `Literary Dundee’, Leisure and Culture Dundee and the City Council, is a special way for shoppers to gift a book to a young person in the city who has a caring role and/or is affected emotionally by a family member’s long-term illness, disability, mental health or addiction problems. This year’s tree will be unveiled at Waterstones in Commercial Str...

‘Wishing Tree’ returns for carers’ Christmas

18 Nov 2016

Exhibition celebrates Dundee polymath

Artworks and artefacts from the University of Dundee’s D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum will this weekend go on display in Edinburgh at a new exhibition celebrating the polymath who gives his name to the museum. The City Art Centre is staging ‘A Sketch of the Universe: Art, Science and the Influence of D’Arcy Thompson’, a major new exhibition of modern and contemporary art inspired by Thompson, Dundee’s first Professor of Biology.  The exhibition features more than 90 artworks and other objects on loan from the museum’s collection and opens on Saturday, 19th Nov...

Exhibition celebrates Dundee polymath

17 Nov 2016

Damehood no match for daughter’s graduation

Professor Sue Black may have received her Damehood from HM The Queen at Buckingham Palace last week but it will be a ceremony at Dundee’s Caird Hall this Friday that really fills her with pride. As a senior academic at the University of Dundee, Professor Black will be on the stage during the institution’s Winter Graduation ceremony on the morning of Friday, 18th November. That so happens to be when her daughter Grace receives her Nursing degree. Twenty-one-year-old Grace, originally from Stonehaven, says she is delighted that her mother – one of the world’s foremost experts in foren...

Damehood no match for daughter’s graduation

16 Nov 2016

The American who came to Dundee to study American History and found love

The University of Dundee turned out to be the best place for American Jonathan De Vries to study his country’s history, for both professional and personal reasons. Jonathan (35) moved from Wisconsin to carry out his Masters in American History at the University in 2009. He quickly established himself as a star student and has gone on to obtain a PhD in the subject, which he will receive at the University’s Winter Graduation ceremony on Thursday, 17th November. In addition to his academic success, Jonathan has been an outstanding contributor to the University since arriving in Dundee, working as...

The American who came to Dundee to study American History and found love