30 Oct 2018

Frankenstein Returns ‘home’

The University of Dundee will next month host a series of events celebrating Mary Shelley in the city that inspired the teenage pioneer of science fiction to become a writer. Frankenstein Returns takes place at venues throughout Dundee from Friday 16 to Saturday 24 November as part of Being Human 2018, the national festival of the humanities that has this year expanded to include events in Australia, France, Italy, Singapore and the United States. One of the flagship events will be a recreation of the wildly popular Gothic shows that thrilled huge crowds around the time Shelley was writing Frankenstein. &l...

Frankenstein Returns ‘home’

29 Oct 2018

Gender myths dispelled by major new maths study

A major study into maths attainment has found that boys and girls perform equally in the subject, dispelling long-held myths around gender and education. The first UK-wide research of its kind for 13 years was carried out by Keith Topping, Professor of Educational and Social Research at the University of Dundee, and education assessment company Renaissance found differences in maths attainment between girls and boys to be almost negligible. The study also found that regular and high-quality maths practice improves outcomes across the board and that primary pupils outperformed secondary students, with bette...

Gender myths dispelled by major new maths study

25 Oct 2018

Art collective bringing “Great Noises” to Dundee

A radical and influential art collective renowned for making sounds from scrap metal is to host its first retrospective at the University of Dundee. Members of the Bow Gamelan Ensemble will join students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design to perform new work to mark the opening of ‘Great Noises That Fill the Air’, a lookback on the group’s famous, large-scale works that established it at the forefront of the 1980’s audio-visual arts scene. Ahead of the exhibition’s opening at the University’s Cooper Gallery on Friday 26 October, Principal Curator...

Art collective bringing “Great Noises” to Dundee

23 Oct 2018

University and Mozilla announce doctoral programme for ‘Healthier IoT’

The University of Dundee and Mozilla have launched a new and innovative PhD programme exploring how to build a more open, secure and trustworthy Internet of Things. The OpenDoTT (Open Design of Trusted Things) scheme will train technologists, designers, and researchers to create and advocate for safe connected products and is made possible by €1.5m in funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. As IoT evolves, the internet becomes more deeply entwined in humans’ everyday lives. Data flows around us in ever more complex ways – wearable technologies monitor our heartbeat, AI voice as...

University and Mozilla announce doctoral programme for ‘Healthier IoT’

23 Oct 2018

‘Brain Basics’ promises Halloween treat

Having captured hearts with an alternative Valentine’s Day event earlier this year, staff from the University of Dundee will move on to matters of the mind for Halloween. An animal brain dissection will be carried out by Claire Cunningham, Mortuary Technician at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), at The Vine Function Suite on Wednesday 31 October. It follows on from the sell-out dissection of a sheep heart performed by Claire on the most romantic day of the year. Members of the public are once again invited to come and find out how their bodies work. ‘Brain Basics’ i...

‘Brain Basics’ promises Halloween treat