24 Feb 2015

Service jammers aim to show they have the Vision to change the world

Designers from Dundee will this weekend work with people from all walks of life to try and solve serious issues affecting the world when the city once again takes part in the Global Service Jam. The Dundee Jam, led by staff and students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), takes place at the Vision Building, Greenmarket, from 5pm on Friday, 27th February and once again challenges participants to change the world in 48 hours. The Global Service Jam movement began in 2011 and has grown ever since, with over 120 locations and nearly 3,000 people taking part around the world in 2014. Dun...

Service jammers aim to show they have the Vision to change the world

23 Feb 2015

Gaelic film nomination for Dundee-based student from Spain

An animation student from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) has been shortlisted for an award in a national film competition aiming to promote the Gaelic language. Fiona McAndrew, a second-year student at DJCAD, has been nominated in the Best Student Film category of the FilmG competition. Her animation, ‘Romansa Sèimh’, tells the story of someone who doesn't want to let her fear of a relationship coming to an end stop her from making the most out of love. It accompanies a love song that Fiona wrote and performed and, although it is sung in English, the bilingual mu...

Gaelic film nomination for Dundee-based student from Spain

23 Feb 2015

The Susan Reid Memorial Prize

Social Work students Diane Murray and Kari Gallacher have been named as the first winners of the Susan Reid Memorial Prize, named in honour of the former librarian at the University of Dundee. Susan worked as a Liaison Librarian at the University’s Library & Learning Centre for her entire professional career, spanning 34 years. She sadly died last year. She also contributed to the BA and MSc programmes in Social Work at the University, providing inspirational accounts of the impact of disability on a family and practical guidance for potential social workers in assessing and working with carers&r...

The Susan Reid Memorial Prize

18 Feb 2015

New bowel cancer home screening test to be introduced across country

Robert Steele, Professor of Surgery and Head of Cancer Research at the University of Dundee, has welcomed the introduction of a new bowel cancer test which simplifies sample collection in a bid to increase participation in Scotland’s national bowel screening programme and save more lives. The announcement was made by Health Secretary Shona Robison when she joined cancer clinicians, charities and patients to mark the three year anniversary of the Scottish Government’s Detect Cancer Early (DCE) programme, which has received an additional £9 million commitment for 2015/16. The new FIT home s...

New bowel cancer home screening test to be introduced across country

16 Feb 2015

New book explores big questions faced by humans and the cosmos

Antony Black , Emeritus Professor of Political Thought at the University of Dundee, has addressed some of the biggest questions of spirituality, humanity and morality in a new book published this week. Humans and the Cosmos: Exploration and Mindfulness asks what kind of universe we live in, where do we fit into the galaxies and whether God explains it all? The book, which will be officially launched at the University’s Chaplaincy Centre on 19th February, also highlights the dangers of global warming, which he describes as “the greatest threat humanity has ever faced.” Professor Black said...

New book explores big questions faced by humans and the cosmos