21 May 2015

Epic `Solium’ to get Degree Show premiere

Seven months of work, days spent building and then dismantling sets, a 100-piece choir singing an original score of Gaelic psalms and scenes of bodies buried in sand and naked at the top of the Lomond hills – the making of a degree show project for two University of Dundee students has been an epic task. Michael Hunter and Robbie Gray will premiere their film `Solium’ at this year’s Art, Design & Architecture Degree Show at the University. To make the film they have had to raise thousands of pounds while taking care of writing, producing, directing, filming and editing. The finished p...

19 May 2015

Across Loch Rannoch in a self-built boat

A University of Dundee student’s epic journey down Loch Rannoch in a self-built boat and then to the summit of Schiehallion is captured at this year’s Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show. Tanith Marron (21), from Eskdalemuir in Dumfries & Galloway, made the trip in March this year as part of the project for her Fine Art degree, capturing stunning imagery and leaving a trail of paper boats all the way to the top of Schiehallion. She crossed Loch Rannoch in her self-built bright green kayak, made from corrugated plastic. “My work is concerned with being immersed in the natur...

18 May 2015

‘Tomato Killers: What might rob us of our salads’ – 25th May

An age-old battle continues to be fought in the fields and polytunnels that surround our city, a conflict that Dr Edgar Huitema from the University of Dundee will explore in the next Café Science event. There are many other creatures and organisms with desires on our food before it reaches the dinner table, and Dr Huitema will be revealing how plants survive in their environment at Avery & Co at 7pm on Monday, 25th May. “I will be discussing how plants defend themselves against attacks from bugs and organisms that would threaten their survival,” he explained. “This will involve...

‘Tomato Killers: What might rob us of our salads’ – 25th May

18 May 2015

Dundee researchers win Parkinson’s UK funding

Researchers at the University of Dundee were today awarded over £90,000 from Parkinson’s UK to fund research which could shed light on the genetics behind Parkinson’s. Dr Miratul Muqit and his colleagues will use state-of-the-art technology to study how a gene linked to Parkinson’s affects the cells in the brain. One in 500 people in Dundee have Parkinson's, a condition which can leave people struggling to walk, speak and sleep. Across Scotland it affects about 10,000 people, yet there is no cure. Parkinson’s occurs when nerve cells in the brain start to die. Even though it is...

14 May 2015

Student launches ‘Dundee for Nepal’ appeal

A third-year student from the University of Dundee has launched an appeal to help his homeland of Nepal recover from the devastating earthquakes that have hit the country.. Aayush Paudel (23), who is studying Mechanical Engineering, is looking to raise funds and recruit people willing to work on the rebuilding of the country through his ‘Dundee for Nepal’ appeal. He hopes the campaign will help the relief effort in the country, which has been left in ruins by the earthquakes of 25th April and 12th May that have left more than 8,000 dead, 17,000 injured and hundreds more missing. Aayush comes fr...

Student launches ‘Dundee for Nepal’ appeal