7 Nov 2016

Dundee and Abertay students raise thousands for vulnerable children around the world

Students from the Islamic Societies at the Universities of Dundee and Abertay raised almost £10,000 in one night for vulnerable children and orphans around the world. The students, who form part of an international effort which sees fundraising from afar afield as Qatar and Canada for Islamic Relief, look likely to exceed their £15,000 target this year. Aiming to raise as much money as possible in one week for orphans and needy children, they ran a series of fundraising events from an international food festival to a football tournament and managed to raise £9,406 during their Charity Din...

Dundee and Abertay students raise thousands for vulnerable children around the world

7 Nov 2016

The Importance of Lawyers in a Democratic Society

Why lawyers matter will be the focus of this year’s Jean Clark Memorial Lecture at the University of Dundee. This year’s speaker, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, Sir Declan Morgan, will be discussing the importance of the legal system and what challenges lawyers face on Thursday, 10th November at the Dalhousie Building. ‘The Importance of Lawyers in a Democratic Society’ will delve into Sir Declan’s career. He will be giving his insights into how lawyers can uphold democratic values in an ever changing society. Professor of Public Law, Alan Page, said, “We are de...

The Importance of Lawyers in a Democratic Society

6 Nov 2016

‘Generation-Tech: Crossing the Digital Divide’ – 10th November

Academics from the University of Dundee are inviting the public to cross the digital divide as part of this year’s Dundee Science Festival. On Thursday, 10th November, computing researchers will lead the ‘Generation-Tech: Crossing the Digital Divide’ event at the Queen Mother Building. They will discuss the ways in which technology can be designed to deliver social and healthcare benefits for older and disabled people while interactive research stations will offer hands-on opportunities for visitors to engage with projects developed at the University. Dr Jon Urch, Public Outreach Officer ...

‘Generation-Tech: Crossing the Digital Divide’ – 10th November

4 Nov 2016

`Molecular commando’ identified to tackle hypoxia pathway

Scientists at the University of Dundee have identified a `molecular commando’ which can be stealthily deployed to activate a hypoxic response, a process which can help to fight a range of conditions including stroke, angina, colitis and brain injuries. A Dundee team led by Professor Alessio Ciulli in the School of Life Sciences have used pioneering techniques to develop a `small molecule’ chemical probe called VH298, which offers highly targeted access to the parts of the cell which regulate hypoxia, known as the hypoxic signalling pathway. “Using a small molecule like this offers a highl...

`Molecular commando’ identified to tackle hypoxia pathway

4 Nov 2016

‘Reanimating H.G. Wells’ – new exhibition at Tower Foyer Gallery

An exhibition of art, design and typography created in response to the work of pioneering sci-fi writer H.G. Wells will open at the University of Dundee tonight. ‘Reanimating H.G. Wells’, which will be held in the University’s Tower Foyer Gallery, is the inaugural event in a month-long programme marking the 150th anniversary of Wells’ birth. That programme, ‘H.G. Wells at 150: Hope and Fear’, takes place as part of Being Human 2016, a national festival of the humanities. The exhibition features work by students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in a wi...

‘Reanimating H.G. Wells’ – new exhibition at Tower Foyer Gallery