20 Oct 2016

Trans story takes Dundee International Book Prize 2016

Jessica Thummel’s unpublished novel The Margins has been announced as the winner of the Dundee International Book Prize 2016. American writer Jessica, who was born in Kansas and now lives in Denver, has been awarded £5000, a publishing deal with Freight Books and a week’s protected writing time in Dundee. The book will be published next year. She said, “I am thrilled and honoured to have won this year’s Dundee International Book Prize. The Margins and its characters have spent the better part of a decade in my mind, so the possibility of them existing in others' is b...

Trans story takes Dundee International Book Prize 2016

20 Oct 2016

European Young Investigator award for Dundee Parkinson’s researcher

Dr Miratul Muqit, a leading researcher into the causes of Parkinson’s disease based at the University of Dundee, has been named as one of this year’s awardees of the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organisation Young Investigator Programme (EMBO YIP). The EMBO YIP awards are among the most prestigious given to young researchers every year. EMBO go to great efforts to identify the brightest young Life Sciences researchers working in Europe, Israel, Turkey and Singapore and award them with an EMBO YIP Prize. In addition to the prestige, the EMBO YIP Prize also provides awardees with signif...

European Young Investigator award for Dundee Parkinson’s researcher

19 Oct 2016

University of Dundee space-tech to land on Mars

Image: ESA/ATG medialab A new era of Mars exploration for Europe will begin today when the ExoMars Mission 2016 lands on our neighbouring red planet, with the help of technology developed at the University of Dundee. The European Space Agency (ESA) mission, which began in March 2016, is expected to survive the 21 000km/h entry into Martian atmosphere and begin scientific operations in the orbit and surface of Mars. World-leading research on spacecraft technology has been taking place at the University for over 20 years. With input from international spacecraft engineers, this has led to the developmen...

University of Dundee space-tech to land on Mars

18 Oct 2016

New exhibition cites Dundee’s ‘She Town’ as an influence

The University of Dundee will this month play host to the first instalment of a two-chapter exhibition and event programme that takes feminism as its starting point. Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event? takes place at the University’s Cooper Gallery and off-site venues in Dundee and features work by seminal artists from the past four decades. Chapter One opens with a preview evening on Thursday, 27th October and runs until mid-December. Chapter Two will take place between January and March next year. Referencing art works, artist collaborative groups and activism from the 1970s to t...

New exhibition cites Dundee’s ‘She Town’ as an influence

18 Oct 2016

Dundee Literary Festival from cradle to grave: on pregnancy, mental health, death and more

Books exploring our physical and mental wellbeing, birth and death, will be part of this year’s Dundee Literary Festival, which takes place this week. Local author Tina McGuff will be talking about her life-or-death struggle with anorexia at the Bonar Hall on Thursday, 20th October at 12pm. She will be revealing more about her memoir Seconds to Snap, an extraordinary tale of a girl at war with herself. A further three events will be taking place on Friday, 21st October starting with journalist Chitra Ramaswamy. She will be taking us on a journey with her book, Expecting, an extraordinary series of es...

Dundee Literary Festival from cradle to grave: on pregnancy, mental health, death and more