20 May 2016

Textile lecturers racing to fundraise for students

Teaching staff from the University of Dundee are aiming for a personal best when they enter the Edinburgh half-marathon at the end of this month, in an effort to raise money for graduating Textile Design students to attend the prestigious New Designers exhibition later this year. Lecturers Sara Robertson and Jane Keith of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design are aiming to complete the half-marathon in less than two hours. Dr Robertson, Course Director for Textile Design, explained, “We are running to give our Textile Design graduates an extra boost to launch their careers at New Designers ...

Textile lecturers racing to fundraise for students

19 May 2016

Students get chance to impress ‘Sew Yummy’ ‘Menswear Designer’

Textile Design students from the University of Dundee will have the opportunity to wow Patrick Grant, leading fashion designer and star of The Great British Sewing Bee, when he meets with them next week. The creator of acclaimed menswear collections will be taking part in a number of events when he visits the city on Saturday, 28th May. Final-year students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, part of the University, will showcase their work to Patrick, who will discuss their creations with them and pass on advice from his experiences in the industry. The students’ work will be on d...

Students get chance to impress ‘Sew Yummy’ ‘Menswear Designer’

19 May 2016

From drum ‘n’ bass to tables and chairs

A former DJ who discovered a passion for Scandinavian furniture will be exhibiting his own stunning designs at this year’s University of Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show. Jon Christie co-owned the Pressure Records shop in Dundee and DJ’d in a variety of styles before a visit to his wife’s Danish homeland changed his life more than 20 years ago. He was blown away by the elegance of the furniture he encountered in the homes of his in-laws and his wife’s friends. Jon was also impressed by how the Danes’ placed huge value on the quality of construction as well as ae...

From drum ‘n’ bass to tables and chairs

18 May 2016

Study shows new way to predict COPD progression

New research from the University of Dundee has found that a process initiated in white blood cells known as neutrophils may lead to worse outcomes for some patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The discovery may help identify patients at higher risk for COPD progression, who might also show little benefit from standard treatments. The study was presented at the ATS (American Thoracic Society) 2016 International Conference in San Francisco. “We have known for many years that neutrophils should be able to fight infection, but we haven’t fully understood why they don’t ...

Study shows new way to predict COPD progression

18 May 2016

Grief inspires hauntingly beautiful tribute to brother and reflection on life

The death of her beloved brother and other family members led to the creation of the hauntingly beautiful work that Gentian Meikleham is exhibiting at this year’s Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show at the University of Dundee. Gentian (25), originally from Monifieth, worked in direct response to her experiences of loss, particularly following the passing of her brother Koan, during her time at University. She developed sculpture, performance, film and writing around the themes of memory, childhood, longing, time and melancholy, with each element using carefully considered materials, often with ...

Grief inspires hauntingly beautiful tribute to brother and reflection on life