14 Jun 2018

Raquel over the moon with space summer school

University of Dundee student Raquel Serrano-Calvo is over the moon at the news that she has landed a spot on a two-week space camp at the European Space Agency (ESA) next month. The 30-year-old PhD student from Barcelona said the prestigious placement could help launch her career into remote sensing of the planet by satellites. Raquel, who joined the University in 2016, is currently investigating the impact of hydrocarbons on vegetation through satellite-based sensors in a collaboration between the University’s Geography and Environmental department, School of Science and Engineering and the James Hu...

Raquel over the moon with space summer school

13 Jun 2018

Campaign to honour Dundee lecturer’s dying wish

A group of University of Dundee lecturers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to honour the final wish of a former colleague. Members of the University’s English department are hoping to raise £2,000 to publish the poetry of Dr Jim Stewart, who lost his battle against liver cancer two years ago. An immensely popular figure with both students and staff, Jim had shown little interest in making his poems public during the early stages of his career. However, after stating a desire to produce a volume of his work following his diagnosis, Professor Kirsty Gunn and Dr Gail Low have vowed to honour ...

Campaign to honour Dundee lecturer’s dying wish

13 Jun 2018

A Working Model of the World goes on display

Image courtesy of Sascha Pohflepp & Chris Woebken   Small may be beautiful but a larger than life exhibition at the University of Dundee will chart the major role that miniature models play in shaping our world. A Working Model of the World will open to the public at the University’s LifeSpace Gallery on Friday 15 June and will be on display until Saturday 22 September 2018. The exhibition presents new and existing works by leading Australian, New Zealand and North American artists who examine the way models help us make sense of the world. The show is curated by Dr Lizzie Muller&n...

A Working Model of the World goes on display

12 Jun 2018

Activity key to optimising stroke recovery

Emphasising the importance of sustained rehabilitation can help health services cope with rising numbers of people surviving a stroke, a University of Dundee expert has said. Dr Jacqui Morris, Reader in Rehabilitation Research at the University’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences, said that providing long-lasting support for those living with the aftermath of the condition is now more essential than ever. It comes as Dundee prepares to welcome delegates attending the annual conference of the Scottish Stroke Allied Health Professions Forum (SSAHPF), which takes place on Wednesday 13 June. With hea...

Activity key to optimising stroke recovery

12 Jun 2018

Fun and games to help youngsters discover science

Experts at the University of Dundee have concocted a formula for family fun as they celebrate all things science this weekend. Staff are throwing open the doors of the University’s School of Life Sciences on Saturday 16 June for its Inside Out Science Open Day. As well as giving youngsters the chance to get hands-on with a series of fun games and interactive exhibits, researchers will offer tours of their laboratories and provide insight into what life is like as a working scientist. Theresa Tachie-Menson, a PhD student and lab member from the University’s Medical Research Council Protein Phosp...

Fun and games to help youngsters discover science