2 Nov 2016

Efforts to help doctors treat the dying recognised

A plaque marking the University of Dundee’s efforts to help doctors care more effectively for the dying has been unveiled at Ninewells Hospital. Palliation and the Caring Hospital (PATCH), a charity which supports specialist palliative care for patients in Scotland, unveiled the plaque at a ceremony attended by representatives of the University’s School of Medicine and NHS Tayside. The charity initiated the accolade in recognition of the unique collaboration between the three organisations, who have developed a series of workshops to help healthcare professionals have honest and open conversati...

Efforts to help doctors treat the dying recognised

31 Oct 2016

Spooky footage reveals fiendish forensics afoot

Leaked footage of Professor Dame Sue Black suggests something spooky is afoot at the University of Dundee. The video, showing what is believed to be an autopsy of a Martian, has been leaked by an unknown source from the University. In the footage, which is abruptly stopped by a masked man in a hazmat suit, Professor Black suggests that the ‘creature’ which was delivered to her mortuary is quite unlike anything she has ever seen before. The footage which can be viewed at https://youtu.be/rHMJZsb13MI , has surfaced only weeks before the Professor conducts an alien-autopsy in front of a live audie...

Spooky footage reveals fiendish forensics afoot

31 Oct 2016

‘Creating Comics: A Celebration of H. G. Wells’– Dundee Arts Cafe on November 1st

The work of one of the most influential science fiction writers of all time will be discussed at the next Dundee Arts Café. Professor Chris Murray, from the University of Dundee, will be exploring the adaptations of H. G. Wells’ stories in comics and will give an insight into the creative process behind comics. H. G. Wells’ books include The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and The Invisible Man. Professor Murray said, “H. G. Wells was light years ahead of his time, with his novels still sparking interest to this very day. He brought forward futuristic and new ideas to life and...

‘Creating Comics: A Celebration of H. G. Wells’– Dundee Arts Cafe on November 1st

28 Oct 2016

‘The Changing Face of the Army’

The UK’s most senior soldier will visit the University of Dundee next week to discuss how the country’s military is adapting to an ever-evolving series of events and challenges. General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the General Staff (CGS) of the British Army, will deliver a talk, entitled ‘The Changing Face of the Army’ at the Dalhousie Building on Wednesday, 2nd November. In it, he will explore how the Army is evolving in the face of technological developments, economic challenges and changing geopolitical situations across the globe. General Carter said, “We live in unprecedent...

‘The Changing Face of the Army’

27 Oct 2016

Wellcome multi-million pound boost for biomedical research

The world renowned biomedical research which takes place at the University of Dundee has received a multi-million pound boost from Wellcome, the global charitable foundation. Wellcome has awarded the University £3.75million from their Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF), which enables universities in the UK and Ireland to invest in areas that are of mutual strategic importance to Wellcome and the individual institutions.  The ISSF grant will support biomedical research at Dundee, in particular helping fund: Recruitment and Career Development of Researchers Equality & Diversity Initi...

Wellcome multi-million pound boost for biomedical research