21 Jan 2015

Graphic Design student receives cheque for Angus Open Studios competition win

A student from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) has won a competition to design marketing material for the Angus Open Studio Event 2015. Ruth Niven, a final-year Graphic Design student, received a cheque for £200 from representatives of Angus Open Studios (AOS), an association of artists, craftsmen, and designer-makers in and around Angus. Their showcase event takes place each May, when local artists and craftsmen open their studios to the public. The venture is designed to put members on the creative map in Scotland, and the AOS team approached Graphic Design staff at DJCAD wi...

Graphic Design student receives cheque for Angus Open Studios competition win

21 Jan 2015

Travel beckons for award-winning artists

Two masters students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) have won prestigious travel awards to enable them to develop their practice in new environments. Samantha Wilson was named winner of the £3000 Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award, a prize offered by the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours (RSW), while Laura Hope has won a newly initiated Saltire Society Arts Bursary worth £1500. Both artists are currently studying on the MFA Art & Humanities programme at DJCAD, and Course Director Mary Modeen congratulated them on their awards. “Samantha a...

Travel beckons for award-winning artists

20 Jan 2015

`How Design Can Change a City’ – public event Friday January 30th

How can Dundee use design to change the way others think about the city – and influence the world around us? To celebrate Dundee’s recently announced status as a UNESCO City of Design, leading voices on design both local and international will take part in a public event at the University of Dundee on Friday January 30th. A panel including Deyan Sudjic, (writer, broadcaster and director of the Design Museum), Laura Aalto, (Communications Director, Design Driven City, Helsinki), Gillian Easson (Creative Dundee) and Philip Long (Director of the V&A Museum of Design, Dundee), will di...

20 Jan 2015

Dundee ultrasound expertise to boost major US nanoscale science project

A University of Dundee research team, which is among the world leaders in developing new uses for ultrasound, is to look at the potential to develop nano-robots as part of a major study in the USA. The Dundee team is one of only a handful of international partners to be selected to take part in the prestigious US government-funded project. The Dundee researchers, whose work on an acoustic tractor beam was named one of the top 10 breakthroughs of the year by Physics World, will add their expertise to a six-year $15million research project on materials at the nanoscale, which is being led by the Pennsylvania...

19 Jan 2015

Health professionals say `Healthy Start’ could be improved

Health professionals say making vitamins free to all pregnant women and children under the age of 5 would be more cost-effective and lead to greater health gains for society than current provision, a study led by the University of Dundee has found. The research, published in the British Medical Journal, examined the impact of the UK Government’s Healthy Start Programme, a means-tested scheme designed to improve the nutrition of women and young children from low-income families. The study sought the views of 669 health professionals including doctors, midwives and health visitors – mainly in Lon...