3 Jun 2016

University study reveals tensions for Olympics

The 2014 World Cup led to an increase in police violence, displacement, sexual exploitation and child labour in Brazil and paints a worrying picture for this summer’s Olympics, say researchers from the University of Dundee. The team, led by Professor Lorraine van Blerk and Dr Andrea Rodriguez, collaborated with Professor Irene Rizzini from the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro to explore the impact of the FIFA World Cup on the most marginalised in society. The Olympics Games, which takes place this August, will see 200 countries participate against a backdrop of discussion on the games...

University study reveals tensions for Olympics

2 Jun 2016

'Power to the People. What Happens When The Lights Go Out' - Dundee Arts Cafe on June 7th.

Two University of Dundee academics will discuss the impact of one of the UK’s wettest winters on record at the next Dundee Arts Café event. During the winter of 2014 the UK was hit by an exceptional run of winter storms, leading to serious coastal damage and widespread flooding. Dr Irena Connon and Dr Ed Hall will discuss stories of vulnerability and resilience collected from four UK communities, at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on June 7th. Dr Connon said, “The loss of power affected remote and urban communities. The companies responsible for maintaining and repairi...

'Power to the People. What Happens When The Lights Go Out' - Dundee Arts Cafe on June 7th.

1 Jun 2016

Researchers work with BBC to help dementia patients enjoy conversation

Researchers from the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews have collaborated with the BBC to help people who live with dementia and their carers to have mutually enjoyable conversations. The broadcaster is exploring a number of ways its extensive archive can be used for the public good and asked Dundee’s Dr Norman Alm to assist them as a result of his extensive research into the benefits of reminiscence work. The Dundee-St Andrews CIRCA (Computer Interactive Reminiscence and Conversation Aid) Project team, of which Dr Alm is a member, have been working together for some time on using technology to su...

Researchers work with BBC to help dementia patients enjoy conversation

1 Jun 2016

University pedalling forward with new award

Cyclists from the University of Dundee community, including its Rector, the world-renowned adventurer, Mark Beaumont, will this week receive an award recognising the institution’s efforts to promote sustainable travel. Cycling Scotland will present the Cycle Friendly Campus Award on Friday, 3rd June. The award, which has been supported with funding from Transport Scotland, celebrates the achievements of Scottish universities which promote cycling as an accessible and convenient travel choice. Cycling Scotland’s Development Officer Paul Wright, who will present the award, explained, “Cycli...

University pedalling forward with new award

30 May 2016

Professor Vicki Hanson elected President of Association for Computer Machinery

The University of Dundee’s Professor Vicki Hanson has been elected President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest computing society. Professor Hanson is Chair of Inclusive Technologies at the University and her distinguished career has seen her research issues of inclusion for older adults and disabled people. She is currently investigating care home design and technology in support of resident mobility and wellness. ACM is a volunteer-led society and Professor Hanson will continue her university research in addition to her duties during her two-year spell as Pr...

Professor Vicki Hanson elected President of Association for Computer Machinery