26 Mar 2015

University reveals new portrait of Richard III

A University of Dundee team who worked on the original reconstruction of the face of Richard III have revealed a new portrait of him. Artist Janice Aitken, who is based in the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, worked with facial reconstruction experts in the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at Dundee (also part of the University) on the original reconstruction of Richard III’s head, which was developed from his skeletal remains. Janice textured the head, using a combination of references such as portraits from the appropriate period and recent photograph...

26 Mar 2015

Dundee leading way in improving access for poorer students

The latest figures issued by the Scottish Funding Council on widening access to higher education for students from the most deprived sections of society have shown the University of Dundee making the biggest improvements in the country. The Funding Council’s `Learning for All’ report shows entry rates into higher education in Scotland for students from the 20 per cent most deprived areas (MD20) and the 40 per cent most deprived (MD40) areas in the country. Dundee demonstrated the biggest improvement in MD20 entry in Scotland, a 4.4 per cent improvement. The University also had one of the b...

26 Mar 2015

The philosophy of the digital age

Is the Internet one or many things and is the advent of the ‘Information Age’ something to be welcomed or feared? These are some of the questions that will be asked at an event at the University of Dundee examining the role of philosophy in helping us to understand our digital lives. ‘Digital Subject UK’ takes place at the Dalhousie Building on Wednesday, 1st April. The event is a collaborative initiative between the Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy at Dundee, and the 'Sujet Digital' research network centred on the University of Paris VIII. The intensive one-day workshop w...

The philosophy of the digital age

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