11 Jan 2016

Fiona’s tablet tally rises to £53,000 for breast cancer research

Sweet-toothed Taysiders and Fifers have boosted the fantastic fundraising efforts of a Dundee woman through sales of her homemade tablet – with over £53,000 raised for breast cancer research. Mrs Fiona Edwards has been fundraising since 2003 by selling her homemade tablet at running events and through friends and family around Tayside and Fife. Over the course of 2015 she raised £5200 and will present a cheque to Professor Andrew Evans at the University of Dundee Medical School on Monday January 11th. “This year has been a little harder as I think that people are becoming more `suga...

Fiona’s tablet tally rises to £53,000 for breast cancer research

11 Jan 2016

‘ALL SYSTEMS… go’ – new exhibition explores how systems wield and maintain power

An exhibition that draws attention to the inner workings of the world’s systems of power will open at the University of Dundee’s Cooper Gallery later this month. ‘ALL SYSTEMS… go’ is a group exhibition featuring moving image works by leading international artists Liam Gillick & Anton Vidokle, esteemed film-maker Miranda Pennell and emerging artist Dominic Watson. A preview evening will be held on Thursday, 22nd January when a new performance conceived by Gillick & Vidokle will be premiered. The exhibition will run until late February. The artists featuring in ‘A...

‘ALL SYSTEMS… go’ – new exhibition explores how systems wield and maintain power

8 Jan 2016

‘Frequently Asked Questions on Wellbeing’ – Café Science Dundee on 11th January

The first Café Science Dundee event of 2016 will investigate what happens when scientists, artists, designers and other researchers work together to address issues that impact upon the health and wellbeing of society. Professor Tim Croudace, from the University of Dundee, will discuss the health and wellbeing projects that he and his colleagues from across the institution are involved in when he appears at Avery & Co on Monday, 11th January. Prof Croudace said, “I am inspired by the different perspectives that science, technology, art and design have to offer when looking at human developm...

‘Frequently Asked Questions on Wellbeing’ – Café Science Dundee on 11th January

31 Dec 2015

New Year Honours for University staff

The New Year Honours list has seen University of Dundee staff rewarded for their work and contribution to society. Professor Annalu Waller, Chair of Human Communication Technologies at the University of Dundee, has been awarded an OBE for her services to people with complex communication needs. Professor Waller has been based in Computing at the University since 1989 and has helped established Dundee’s reputation as one of the world’s leading centres for research into augmentative and alternative communication technologies for people with severe communication difficulties. She works closely wit...

New Year Honours for University staff

21 Dec 2015

Using maths to unravel the Sun’s magnetic fields

Complex magnetic fields in the Sun’s atmosphere help heat it to multi-million degree temperatures and create explosive events such as solar flares that affect us here on Earth. Now a major research project led by the University of Dundee is aiming to use mathematics to boost our knowledge of how these magnetic structures are formed and the effect they have. “There is a growing appreciation of the effect that solar weather, including events such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections, has on the Earth and our atmosphere,” said Professor Gunnar Hornig, of the Magnetohydrodynamics Group ...