10 Jan 2017

‘Signal/Noise: Imaging/Drawing – exhibition at LifeSpace Gallery

Artwork inspired by medical data will go on display this week at the University of Dundee’s LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery. An exhibition of drawings and animations by Manchester-based artist and researcher Daksha Patel will open on Wednesday, 11th January. It includes her recent work based on medical and scientific data and imaging technologies. Daksha is interested in unpredictability and the unknown in both art and science, and her drawing practice often employs unstable materials, such as clay and latex. She was recently part of a residency in Imaging Science at the University of Manchest...

‘Signal/Noise: Imaging/Drawing – exhibition at LifeSpace Gallery

9 Jan 2017

`Ben Nevis’ of tablet brings almost £60,000 to cancer research

A mountain of homemade tablet taller than Ben Nevis has helped a Dundee woman raise almost £60,000 for breast cancer research. Fiona Edwards has been selling her homemade tablet at running events and through friends and family around Tayside and Fife since 2003 to support breast cancer research at the University of Dundee. In 2016 she raised over £6000, bringing her total to just under £60,000. “I’ve worked out that if all the tablet I’ve made was stacked up it would be taller than Ben Nevis!” said Fiona. “I still sell much of the tablet at running events acr...

`Ben Nevis’ of tablet brings almost £60,000 to cancer research

9 Jan 2017

70 year retrospective exhibition from Duncan of Jordanstone alumnus.

An Octogenarian artist and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design graduate will have his work celebrated at the University of Dundee’s Lamb Gallery. An exhibition of 86-year-old Alec Muir’s artwork, spanning seven decades, will be launched on Friday, 13th January at 5:30pm. It features Dundee, past, present and future with scenes from 1970s Downfield, the Wellgate redevelopment and the more recent demolition of tenements throughout the city. Alec enrolled at Dundee College of Art, now Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, at the age of just 15 in 1945 and he had his first ...

70 year retrospective exhibition from Duncan of Jordanstone alumnus.

6 Jan 2017

Discovery Days 2017

Bacterial cities and bladder cancer, skin diseases and street citizenship, flatscreen technology and fitness in cyberspace – just some of the subjects to be explored at the University of Dundee’s annual Discovery Days event next week. Discovery Days 2017 takes place on Friday 13th January at the Dalhousie Building. Eight newly appointed Professors will each talk for 15 minutes about their area of research, as will award-winning teachers and students whose approach to entrepreneurialism has been recognised. The short presentations will provide glimpses of the leading-edge work the University is ...

Discovery Days 2017

5 Jan 2017

‘Why Do People Get Spots?’ Café Science on 9th January.

A University of Dundee lecturer will get ‘under the skin’ at the latest Café Science event. Professor Maurice van Steensel from the School of Life Sciences will be talking about the largest organ of the human body, the skin. Acne is the most common skin disease in the world, yet it is still not known what causes people to develop spots. Professor Van Steensel will explain what the University is doing to come up with new skin treatments. He said, “Most people have been affected by spots at some point in their life, but most don’t know why. “I hope to help people under...

‘Why Do People Get Spots?’ Café Science on 9th January.