23 Jun 2015

Outstanding academic achievements marked with Sir James Black Awards

The Sir James Black Awards for 2015 will give four University of Dundee graduands double reason to celebrate this week. The Sir James Black Award for Outstanding Achievement is an annual prize presented by each College of the University to the final year undergraduate student making the biggest contribution to research and scholarship in their field. The Awards are named after the former Chancellor of the University. Sir James Black was a Nobel-prize winning scientist renowned for his discovery of the beta-blocker, propranolol, and the H2 blocker, cimetidine (Tagemet), which transformed the treatment of an...

Outstanding academic achievements marked with Sir James Black Awards

23 Jun 2015

‘The Scholarship’ winner to graduate

The first winner of ‘The Scholarship’, the Apprentice-style, Ghanaian radio reality show offering a place at the University of Dundee will graduate later this week. Dennis Akande (27) won the inaugural series in 2013 and received a prize worth £30,000, which included a one-year postgraduate scholarship for an Energy Studies-related course at the University, return ticket to Scotland, and residential, living, and learning material allowances. The initiative is a joint collaboration operated by Accra-based radio station, Joy FM and educational consultancy firm, Go Study Abroad (GSA). The co...

‘The Scholarship’ winner to graduate

23 Jun 2015

Graduand’s cancer prevention device wins him award

The educational journey of more than 3000 University of Dundee students will conclude this week and a designer who has already won an award for a wearable device he hopes will help to prevent skin cancer is among the graduands looking to make their mark on the world. Stuart Clark will receive his degree in Product Design during the University’s afternoon graduation ceremony at Caird Hall on Wednesday, 24th June. While he is on the stage he will also be presented with the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network Art & Design Prize 2015 for ‘Exposed’, his final year project to help users trac...

Graduand’s cancer prevention device wins him award

22 Jun 2015

‘A Passion for Print’ – new exhibition to open

A new exhibition in the University of Dundee will showcase prints by Salvador Dali, John Bellany and others as part of a national celebration of printmaking. ‘A Passion for Print’ opens at the Tower Foyer Gallery at 5pm on Saturday, 27th June. Specially curated for Print Festival Scotland, the exhibition features prints from the University’s collection selected by renowned artist and printmaker Jim Pattison, an Honorary Research Fellow at the University. Jim, who studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art from 1973-79 and taught Fine Art there from 1990 until 2012, said, “I was...

‘A Passion for Print’ – new exhibition to open

22 Jun 2015

Vitamin D `not guilty’ in heart disease and winter deaths

The belief that vitamin D deficiency from lack of sunshine – like childhood rickets a hundred years ago – causes increased heart disease and deaths in winter has been challenged by research from the University of Dundee. The research, led by Emeritus Professor Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe and published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, suggests that vitamin D is not guilty and is unimportant in cardiovascular disease and winter deaths, whatever its role in other diseases. Vitamin D was first linked with excess winter disease in 1981, the same year that the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit in...