25 Jul 2017

Girls in Print: Female Figures in British Comics

Girl power is the focus of a new exhibition at the University of Dundee which takes a look at how women have been portrayed in comic books. ‘Girls in Print’ is now on display in the Tower Building Foyer and showcases original artwork from a number of DC Thomson titles such as The Topper, Bunty and Twinkle. The exhibition has been curated by Louise Quirion, a recent graduate from the University’s MLitt course in Comics & Graphic Novels.  Louise said, “When I began looking into this area, I was amazed at the range of stories covered by girls’ comics. As well as school a...

Girls in Print: Female Figures in British Comics

25 Jul 2017

`Graduate Attributes in Higher Education' - new book

In the wake of the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) results, a new book highlighting a range of graduate attributes which provide added value to a degree in today’s competitive job market has been launched by academics at the University of Dundee. Graduate Attributes in Higher Education, written and edited by specialists across a range of disciplines from the University and colleagues at the University of Highlands and Islands, is a timely reminder of how studying at higher education level provides more than core subject knowledge.   The book draws attention to the fact that in an increa...

`Graduate Attributes in Higher Education' - new book

24 Jul 2017

Miniature marvels under the microscope

Fruit flies, larvae, and flat-worms used by the University of Dundee in ground-breaking scientific research will be going under the microscope at Mills Observatory this week. Members of the public are invited to delve into the world of the microscopic marvels in biological sciences from 1- 3pm on Wednesday, 26th July.  Admission is free and experts from the School of Life Sciences at the University will be on hand to help those attending in their interactive exploration of the miniature model organisms.  Dr Alan Prescott, a Senior Lecturer at the University who specialises in microscopy, said, &l...

Miniature marvels under the microscope

21 Jul 2017

Mixed reality offers glimpse of medical future

A group of University of Dundee students have won prestigious studentships with world-leading medical technology company Medtronic after developing new learning tools in augmented reality. Seven students from a range of disciplines have been offered studentships with the company, after completing a three-month project which saw more than 50 students design and build new medical software and teaching tools through the Microsoft HoloLens. The HoloLens is the first self-contained, holographic computer, which allows users to interact with holograms in mixed reality. Professor Tracey Wilkinson, joint ...

Mixed reality offers glimpse of medical future

20 Jul 2017

Dundee-China linkup uncovers secrets of our cellular 'energy sensor'

A scientific collaboration between researchers in Scotland and China has uncovered a new kind of 'energy sensor' in our cells, changing our understanding of how the body monitors glucose levels and switches on the supply of alternative 'fuels'. It is thought the research, published in the journal Nature, could have particular implications for diabetes, in which the level of glucose in the blood is abnormally high. The research focused on the activity of a protein called AMPK. Professor Grahame Hardie, of the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, first identified AMPK in the 1990s as a key pl...

Dundee-China linkup uncovers secrets of our cellular 'energy sensor'