26 Mar 2015

From Corby to the Gold Coast, hopes Dundee student Triathlete

A University of Dundee student who switched from Skiing to Triathlon will compete in her first race of the season on Sunday (29th March) as she builds towards her Commonwealth ambitions. Accountancy student Sarah Stephen, (23) has hopes of competing at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, but first she has a British Duathlon Championships in Corby to contend with. Duathlon is the Run-Bike-Run cousin to the Swim-Bike-Run Triathlon and Sarah is showing great prowess in these and in Aquathlon, the Swim-Run format. Despite only taking up the sport a year ago, she won the Scottish Student Sport Duathlon with...

26 Mar 2015

Famous women scientists travel through time to stitch and bitch

Emma Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie and other pioneering women of science are about to step out of a time machine at the University of Dundee tomorrow. They – or at least actresses playing them – will be participating in ‘The Lady Scientist Stitch and Bitch’ at the D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower Building, on Friday, 27th March. The event is taking place as part of the 2015 Women in Science Festival. They will come together to share funny, heart-breaking and illuminating stories about what it meant to be a woman scientist at particular times in history. A com...

Famous women scientists travel through time to stitch and bitch

25 Mar 2015

Yes and No voters more alike than you might think

Many voters in last year’s passionately contested referendum on Scottish independence were influenced by the same factors regardless of how they eventually voted, according to new research by the University of Dundee. Experts in polling, social media and focus group research will present their findings from a qualitative study into voter behaviour in the independence referendum at the University on Saturday, 28th March. The project team, led by Dr Edzia Carvalho, of the Politics programme at Dundee, conducted several focus groups with both Yes and No voters from the city in the aftermath of September...

Yes and No voters more alike than you might think

25 Mar 2015

‘Voices from Care Homes’ – Café Science event on Monday, 30th March

With changes in population demographics resulting in a growing number of care homes, economic, health and ethical considerations demand the creation of an enabling built environment to provide older adults with healthy and socially fulfilling lives. Dr Lesley McIntyre from the University of Dundee is part of a team who are carrying out research to tackle this challenge. She will talk about her work at the next Café Science event at Avery & Co, South Tay Street, on Monday, 30th March. ‘Voices from Care Homes: Gathering evidence for better building design’ is the next Café Scien...

‘Voices from Care Homes’ – Café Science event on Monday, 30th March

24 Mar 2015

‘The risks to society of unrestricted antibiotic use’ – Saturday Evening Lecture on 28th March

The resurgence of tuberculosis is a very real possibility and Professor Dame Sally Davies will explain how this is just one of the many serious implications of unrestricted antibiotic use for society at the University of Dundee this weekend. Dame Sally, Chief Medical Officer for England, will deliver the next instalment of the University’s Saturday Evening Lecture Series (SELS) at the Dalhousie Building on 28th March. The lecture is also the inaugural Margaret Fairlie Lecture, named after the first female Professor in Scotland, and takes place in conjunction with Dundee’s Women in Science 2015 ...

‘The risks to society of unrestricted antibiotic use’ – Saturday Evening Lecture on 28th March