5 Feb 2015

‘Using the Power of Youth to Restore the Wisdom of Old Age’ - 11th February

University of Dundee neuroscientist Dr Ros Langston will next week explain how the key to preventing disease such as Alzheimer's or Huntington's may lie in our formative years. She will lead the next Café Science Extra event at Dundee Science Centre on Wednesday, 11th February with a talk entitled, ‘Using the Power of Youth to Restore the Wisdom of Old Age’. Dr Langston said, “The ability to learn and remember complex information about the world around us develops slowly from birth, reaches a peak as we mature. However, this ability then often declines during old age or in neurodeg...

‘Using the Power of Youth to Restore the Wisdom of Old Age’ - 11th February

4 Feb 2015

Scotland + Venice partnership launches largest ever Learning Programme

Three students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) have been selected to be part of the largest Scotland + Venice Learning Programme to date. Kieran Milne, Lisa Olsen and Tama Richardson are among 28 students and recent graduates from across Scotland selected by Hospitalfield in Arbroath for the scheme, which gives them the opportunity to learn and develop new skills within the context of the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, the world’s largest and most prestigious visual arts exhibition. Beginning with an intense Residential Learning Weeken...

Scotland + Venice partnership launches largest ever Learning Programme

4 Feb 2015

Impact of environmental research to be explored at symposium

Ways of increasing the impact of research into climate change and other environmental challenges will be explored at the University of Dundee next week. The University’s Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) will hold its annual symposium at the West Park Conference Centre on Wednesday, 11th February. Dundee researchers and visiting academics will host a series of talks and facilitated discussions around the topic of the ‘Impact Agenda’. The issue is vital in academia as funding bodies and policymakers seek to ensure the maximum benefit is derived from research by s...

Impact of environmental research to be explored at symposium

3 Feb 2015

Climate change experts to launch SELS 2015

Climate change will be on the agenda at the University of Dundee this weekend when a panel of international experts on the subject launch this year’s Saturday Evening Lecture Series (SELS). The flagship series will begin its 2015 run on Saturday when Professor Karen O’Brien (University of Oslo), Professor Laura Lindenfeld (University of Maine) and Paul Ryan (Director of the Australian Resilience Centre) join Dundee’s Professor Ioan Fazey to discuss the ways in which societies can respond in order to deal effectively with climate change. SELS is Scotland's oldest continuous free public lec...

Climate change experts to launch SELS 2015

3 Feb 2015

DUSA TV Launches Customer Safety Documentary

Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) has produced a short film documenting the work carried out by its Customer Safety team. Since the start of September, DUSA TV, the student-led online television channel, has been following and filming the organisation’s evening staff as they help keep students safe on nights out. The 11-minute documentary shows the work that goes into ensuring that DUSA remains the safest venue in the city. DUSA TV Manager Gillian Howieson said, “This short documentary was made to show that the Customer Safety team, which is made up almost entirely of student...

DUSA TV Launches Customer Safety Documentary