14 Sep 2017

‘The More You Look, the More You See’ – Dundee Arts Cafe on September 19

This month’s Dundee Arts Café will be taking a look at the work of one of Scotland’s leading contemporary artists. Calum Colvin, Professor of Fine Art Photography at the University of Dundee, has exhibited nationally and internationally for over thirty years. A selection of his artwork that reflects upon Dundee and its place in Scottish, British and world culture is currently on display at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum, which is where his Dundee Arts Café session will take place on Tuesday 19 September. He constructs photographic artworks that begin as large-s...

‘The More You Look, the More You See’ – Dundee Arts Cafe on September 19

14 Sep 2017

Dundee students up for Undergraduate Awards

Students from across the University of Dundee have been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Undergraduate Awards. 10 students - representing disciplines across the University – are in the running for the awards, with MLitt English Studies student Sarah Coakley nominated twice for separate submissions. The winners will be announced next week, and all nominees will be invited to the awards ceremony in Dublin in November. The other nominees are: Martha Andrews – Interior and Environmental Design Joanne Hall – Fine Art Ruby Main – Philosophy Daniel McCallum – Geopolitic...

Dundee students up for Undergraduate Awards

13 Sep 2017

Dundee Literary Festival 2017 launch

Superstar children’s author Jacqueline Wilson will make her way back to Dundee for a spot of afternoon tea this November. As part of this year’s Dundee Literary Festival, the Tracy Beaker author and Honorary Graduate of the University of Dundee will host a party for her fans at the headquarters of DC Thomson, where she cut her teeth as journalist in the 1960s. The event, her only Scottish date in 2017, takes place on Saturday 11 November. The Festival will also give fans the chance to remember Michael Marra, the late, great Bard of Dundee, with the launch of a book about his life and work by ...

Dundee Literary Festival 2017 launch

12 Sep 2017

New diagnostic test for human African Sleeping Sickness

A new diagnostic test developed from research at the Universities of Dundee and Cambridge has been launched with the aim of helping eliminate the disease known as African sleeping sickness. Sleeping sickness, or Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), is caused by parasites transmitted by tsetse flies in sub-Saharan Africa and has a devastating impact, causing thousands of deaths each year. Today, September 12th, the international non-profit organisation FIND and the diagnostics company Alere launched their second-generation rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for sleeping sickness. This second-generation test is eas...

New diagnostic test for human African Sleeping Sickness

11 Sep 2017

Pioneering pilot seeks to solve STEM teaching crisis

The University of Dundee will this week launch a pioneering new programme aiming to address Scotland’s chronic shortage of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teachers. From January 2018, the University’s School of Education and Social Work will welcome up to 35 student-inductees onto a new 52-week Supported Induction Route (SIR) for potential chemistry, computing, home economics, mathematics and physics teachers. The pilot scheme integrates the existing one-year Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) qualification and the probationary year undertaken by new teach...

Pioneering pilot seeks to solve STEM teaching crisis