23 Mar 2015

‘Computers are only for Geeks’ – Tuesday, 24th March

The idea that computers are only for geeks will be challenged by Dr Karen Petrie, from the University of Dundee, and professional comedian Susan Morrison tomorrow evening. The latest instalment of the ‘Cabaret of Dangerous ideas’ series takes place at Braes Bar in Perth Road from 7-8.30pm on Tuesday, 24th March. Dr Petrie is a senior lecturer in the University’s School of Computing. She will be engaging with the audience in an attempt to find out what turned them on or off computers as well as revealing how an outdated view of computer science causes major consequences. “Many people...

‘Computers are only for Geeks’ – Tuesday, 24th March

23 Mar 2015

‘On the Edge’ – coastal railways at risk from climate change

Footage of a railway line suspended in mid-air and buffeted remorselessly by the storm that had caused the sea wall to collapse beneath it made for one of the defining images of 2014. Scenes such as those witnessed at Dawlish in Devon are set to become more frequent as a result of climate change and the Government and rail companies must face up to difficult funding decisions if rural areas currently served by coastal lines are to continue to be connected to the rail network. Those are the conclusions of a new book written by an expert in coastal processes from the University of Dundee. Professor Robert Du...

‘On the Edge’ – coastal railways at risk from climate change

23 Mar 2015

Experts and patients meet to tackle Scotland’s chronic pain

The latest developments in tackling chronic pain suffered by people across Scotland will be discussed at a meeting of experts and patients this week at the University of Dundee. The Scottish Pain Research Community (SPaRC) annual scientific meeting, taking place on Friday March 27th, is the country’s major gathering of experts in pain management and relief, with patients also playing a key part. “Chronic pain is common to many major diseases and conditions and affects hundreds of thousands of people across Scotland,” said Dr Lesley Colvin, Consultant/Reader in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicin...

20 Mar 2015

Deputy First Minister to discuss innovation and entrepreneurship on stream

Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP will be discussing innovation and entrepreneurship next week at an event that will be streamed live at the University of Dundee. The talk, organised by Informatics Ventures, will be screened at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, from 6-8.30pm on Tuesday, 24th March. LIVE:iVTuesday will see Mr Swinney address a large crowd in several venues across the country about the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship to Scotland’s economy. Informatics Ventures is a knowledge exchange program that runs across Scotland and helps foster innovation and entrepreneursh...

Deputy First Minister to discuss innovation and entrepreneurship on stream

20 Mar 2015

Deputy First Minister to discuss innovation and entrepreneurship on stream

Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP will be discussing innovation and entrepreneurship next week at an event that will be streamed live at the University of Dundee. The talk, organised by Informatics Ventures, will be screened at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, from 6-8.30pm on Tuesday, 24th March. LIVE:iVTuesday will see Mr Swinney address a large crowd in several venues across the country about the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship to Scotland’s economy. Informatics Ventures is a knowledge exchange program that runs across Scotland and helps foster innovation and entrepreneursh...

Deputy First Minister to discuss innovation and entrepreneurship on stream