14 Sep 2015

Art from mini human hearts – new exhibition opens

Miniature beating human hearts and a periodic table of emotions are the inspiration behind an exciting new joint exhibition opening at Abertay University and the University of Dundee. Made from stem cells, the mini hearts have been developed by the medical biotechnologist Professor Nikolai Zhelev to find a cure for heart disease, and the exhibition – entitled ‘Hearts & Minds’ – explores the function, power and frailty of the heart and brain from many different biological and emotional perspectives. Through 3D projections, games design, the moving image and conceptual art to name...

Art from mini human hearts – new exhibition opens

14 Sep 2015

Dystonia Society awards seed funding to Dundee researcher

Dr Tom Gilbertson, a Clinical Lecturer in Neurology at the University of Dundee, has been awarded £30,000 to carry out research into a disabling and currently incurable neurological condition that causes uncontrollable and sometimes painful muscle spasms. Around 70,000 people in the UK live with dystonia, and can experience difficulties with movement, eating, talking, writing, reading and sometimes even sitting up. The grant, awarded by the Dystonia Society, will fund a behavioural and imaging study in dystonic patients. Data from this project will then be used to support further applications for lar...

Dystonia Society awards seed funding to Dundee researcher

11 Sep 2015

2015 Dundee Literary Festival to be launched

Award-winning authors, exciting new literary talent and some of the biggest names from the comics industry will rub shoulders with a famous string-vest sporting street philosopher, a show-stopping baker and an unlikely zombie slayer at the 2015 Dundee Literary Festival. A special pre-festival event will kick things off on Wednesday, 7th October when Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit author Jeanette Winterson talks about The Gap of Time, her reimagining of The Winter’s Tale. The main Festival programme will see a further 46 talks, readings, workshops and other events take place from Wednesday 21st to Sun...

2015 Dundee Literary Festival to be launched

11 Sep 2015

Students encouraged to ‘Give It A Go’ and take up a new sport

The University of Dundee will next week host its annual ‘Give it a Go’ days in an attempt to encourage students to try their hand at new sports. Taster sessions in 39 sports ranging from archery to athletics, fencing to football, sailing to shinty and taekwando to trampoline will be held at the Institute of Sport and Exercise (ISE), University Swimming Pool, Riverside Sports Ground and elsewhere from 14th-20th September. Give it a Go showcases the wide range of sports, clubs, and facilities on offer, and is organised by Dundee University Sport, the partnership between ISE and Dundee University ...

Students encouraged to ‘Give It A Go’ and take up a new sport

10 Sep 2015

Dundee students honour DJ Scott Mills

Dundee University Students’ Association has honoured BBC Radio One DJ Scott Mills by naming one of its main rooms after him. The popular DJ was at DUSA last night (Wednesday Sept 9th) to play host to thousands of first-year students for the third year in a row as part of the University’s Freshers’ Week. While there he was asked to cut the ribbon on the newly named Scott Mills Room, one of the main meeting spaces in DUSA. Scott said, “I always love coming to Dundee, there is always a special feeling about the place every time I come up here that you don’t get anywhere else.&rdq...