10 Jun 2015

Researchers and public to explore what it means to be human at national humanities festival

Frankenstein author Mary Shelley’s formative experiences in Dundee will be revisited at the UK’s national festival of the humanities later this year. The University of Dundee will host ‘Mary Shelley’s Dundee: Re-animating a City’ as part of the Being Human 2015 festival. The festival will see events take place at 41 universities and other organisations across the UK from 12th to 22nd November. The Dundee programme includes the production and exhibition of an original comic, theatrical adaptations and immersive film screenings that will explore Shelley’s teenage years in ...

Researchers and public to explore what it means to be human at national humanities festival

9 Jun 2015

Eye imaging software could aid disease diagnosis, study suggests

Imaging technology that scans blood vessels in the eye could be used to help diagnose a wide range of diseases, according to a study carried out by the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee. Researchers say software designed to assess the health of vessels in the retina could help scientists spot the early signs of heart disease, diabetes and dementia. Changes to the retina are often a sign of sickness elsewhere in the body. The software – known as VAMPIRE – allows scientists to analyse the shape of blood vessels in thousands of images at a time and can identify known indicators of disease. VAMP...

Eye imaging software could aid disease diagnosis, study suggests

9 Jun 2015

Dundee to host `App-a-thon’ Guinness World Record attempt

The University of Dundee will be part of a Guinness World Record attempt this weekend when locals can boost the effort to reach the largest number of people simultaneously learning to code an Android app. The 'App-a-thon’ is open to anyone and does not require specialist computing or programming knowledge. The event is being run by BCSWomen, part of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The record attempt will be held on Saturday 13th June in locations across the UK. The Dundee event takes place in the Queen Mother Building at the University of Dundee, from 10am on Saturday. Dr Karen Petrie, from the ...

Dundee to host `App-a-thon’ Guinness World Record attempt

8 Jun 2015

Degree Show plaudits and prizes for exhibiting students

Sixteen of the students who wowed visitors to this year’s record-breaking University of Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show have been selected for the prestigious 2016 Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries. The students from the Architecture, Art, Philosophy and Contemporary Practices, Fine Art and Time Based Art & Digital Film programmes will exhibit alongside graduates from the other main colleges of art in Scotland. They are among the dozens of students from the University’s School of Architecture and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design who won prizes for the ...

Degree Show plaudits and prizes for exhibiting students

8 Jun 2015

CURRENT |不合时宜: Contemporary Art from Scotland – a collaboration between Cooper Gallery and Shanghai Himalayas Museum, part of the 2015 UK-China Year of Culture Exchange.

The University of Dundee’s Cooper Gallery is to present the first major exhibition dedicated to Scottish contemporary art to be held in China in collaboration with Shanghai Himalayas Museum. ‘CURRENT: Contemporary Art from Scotland’ is a collaboration between Cooper Gallery and Shanghai Himalayas Museum. The four-phase, 18-month exhibition and forum programme will showcase for the first time in China the distinctiveness of contemporary art made in Scotland, its grass-roots spirit and its keen debates with the social and political dimensions of art and culture. CURRENT: Contemporary Art fr...

CURRENT |不合时宜: Contemporary Art from Scotland – a collaboration between Cooper Gallery and Shanghai Himalayas Museum, part of the 2015 UK-China Year of Culture Exchange.