9 Mar 2016

‘From Kabul to Raqqa: How we have gone from Afghanistan to a more dangerous world’ – 19th March

Award-winning war correspondent and author Christina Lamb will share her experiences of reporting from high-pressure conflict zones and evaluate recent military interventions when she appears at the University of Dundee later this month. She will deliver the latest instalment of the Saturday Evening Lecture Series (SELS) at the Dalhousie Building on Saturday, 19th March. She will also discuss and read from her latest book, ‘Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan to a More Dangerous World’ at the event.  Christina Lamb’s despatches from Peshawar as the Afghan mujahedeen fought the Russians ...

‘From Kabul to Raqqa: How we have gone from Afghanistan to a more dangerous world’ – 19th March

9 Mar 2016

Legendary artist to launch new course in comics and graphic novels

Cam Kennedy, the legendary Judge Dredd and Star Wars artist, will tomorrow help launch a new postgraduate programme for aspiring comics artists, writers and scholars at the University of Dundee. The new MLitt/MDes Comics and Graphic Novels course will be officially unveiled at a series of workshops at Dundee Comics Creative Space (DCCS) on Thursday, 10th March. The workshops will be led by Cam, one of Scotland’s greatest ever comics artists, who will pass on the wisdom of his experience to students and schoolchildren. Thanks to the internet, big-screen adaptations and a growing recognition of their a...

Legendary artist to launch new course in comics and graphic novels

8 Mar 2016

First Minister praises Dundee-China art collaboration

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has praised the University of Dundee’s Cooper Gallery for enhancing Scotland’s standing in the world of contemporary art and helping create cultural exchanges with China. ‘NEW Wheat, NEW Mud, NEW Machine’, a major new exhibition from Glasgow-based artists’ group Poster Club will open at the Cooper Gallery with a Preview Evening on Thursday. Chinese Consul General Mr Pan Xinchun will be in attendance at the preview, as will representatives from the Scottish Government and the British Council. The show stems from Poster Club’s participation i...

First Minister praises Dundee-China art collaboration

8 Mar 2016

Collaboration to develop new treatments for tuberculosis

World-leading medicinal chemistry and biology at the Universities of Dundee (Scotland) and Cape Town (South Africa) have been allied to the industrial expertise of the Pharmaceuticals Division of Bayer (Germany), one of the world’s leading pharma companies, in an effort to develop critically needed new treatments for tuberculosis (TB). The collaboration combines some of the world’s best knowledge on TB biology, drug discovery and medicinal chemistry, with access to an industrial library of chemical compounds. All three partners in the new collaboration are already members of the Tuberculosis Dr...

Collaboration to develop new treatments for tuberculosis

8 Mar 2016

Four new RSE Fellows for University of Dundee

The Royal Society of Edinburgh has announced today that four people from the University of Dundee have been elected as Fellows of the RSE. The new Fellows from the University are: Wendy Alexander, Vice-Principal (International) Paul Birch, Professor of Plant Pathology and Deputy Head of the Division of Plant Sciences Andrew Hopkins, Professor of Medicinal Informatics and SULSA Research Professor of Translational Biology Karim Labib, Professor of Genome Integrity “I am delighted to see our staff recognised among the range of new Fellows announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh,” said Profes...

Four new RSE Fellows for University of Dundee