29 Sep 2015

£1.1million AI grant to mine arguments and analyse opinion

University of Dundee researchers are to bring the work of ancient Greek and Roman scholars together with cutting-edge technology to solve an Artificial Intelligence challenge that offers potentially huge benefits for stock market analysts, academics, the PR industry and political parties. They have been awarded funding for a project worth more than £1.1million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop new tools to carry out argument mining, a relatively new field of AI and one regarded as having exceptional academic, commercial and cultural potential. They will work...

£1.1million AI grant to mine arguments and analyse opinion

28 Sep 2015

‘The Gap of Time’ – celebrated author Jeanette Winterson to visit Dundee

Award-winning writer Jeanette Winterson will discuss her latest book, ‘The Gap of Time’, in a special event ahead of this year’s Dundee Literary Festival. The event takes place at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Wednesday, 7th October and will also see the author talk about her glittering career, which began with the publication of the celebrated ‘Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit’ in 1985. Over the past three decades she has won the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, the E. M. Forster Award and the Prix d’argent at Cannes...

‘The Gap of Time’ – celebrated author Jeanette Winterson to visit Dundee

25 Sep 2015

Egyptian dental delegation visit Dundee to cement links

A delegation from Cairo University will next week visit Tayside to cement dental links with the University of Dundee. Dundee’s School of Dentistry recently launched an innovative international training programme for dentists in Egypt. In a new development, the University of Dundee is linking with Cairo, the oldest and most established university in Egypt to further develop the opportunities for dental training and research.  The Dean of the Faculty of Dental and Oral Medicine at Cairo University, Professor Amr Abou El-Ezz, and senior colleagues will visit Dundee on Thursday, 1st October to sign ...

Egyptian dental delegation visit Dundee to cement links

24 Sep 2015

University to play part in 'Remembering Loos'

University of Dundee historians Dr Billy Kenefick and Dr Derek Patrick will tomorrow play a leading role in commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Loos, known as Dundee’s Flodden due to the devastating impact of the city’s soldiers. The battle, which began on 25th September 1915, was the largest fought by the British army that year. Such was the loss of local men, particularly from the 4th Battalion Black Watch, that it became known as Dundee’s Darkest Day. Presented by Dundee’s own Lorraine Kelly, the ‘Remembering Loos’ event at the Caird Hall on Friday, 25th Sept...

University to play part in 'Remembering Loos'

24 Sep 2015

CAHID reveal some of the mysteries of 9,000-year-old decapitation

The University of Dundee’s Centre for Anatomy and Human identification (CAHID) have helped archaeologists understand more about the oldest case of decapitation ever found in the New World. André Strauss from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology was excavating the Lapa do Santo site in eastern Brazil when he struck upon a head buried under a rock. The rest of the skeleton never materialised but Strauss slowly uncovered the disembodied skull and hands, partially crushed as a result of being buried for thousands of years. The remains have been dated to around 9,000 years ol...

CAHID reveal some of the mysteries of 9,000-year-old decapitation