26 Oct 2016

Dundee based art project inspired by Putin meme goes on display

A University of Dundee PhD student has helped to develop an exhibition all about internet memes. Alejandro Ball is part of PILproject, an artist group that explores the artistic properties of .gif and meme formats. Their exhibition, 'PILproject 2.0: Russia. Be blinded by an inner light', is taking place at the Centrespace Gallery this week. The team became fascinated by the ‘Putin Rides’ meme, which created a political uproar in Russia back in 2015. This was a selection of memes that used a photo of the Russian President riding a horse which was then super imposed into other pictures. The group...

Dundee based art project inspired by Putin meme goes on display

24 Oct 2016

University and DUSA reaffirm partnership

The University of Dundee and Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) have pledged their joint commitment to enhancing student engagement, employability and representation. Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University, and Indre Urbanaviciute, President of DUSA, signed the fourth annual Student Partnership Agreement (SPA). This document sets out key principles that define student engagement and representation as well as annual priorities agreed upon by both institutions. Based upon the values of openness and trust, the 2016-17 SPA will strengthen community-building...

University and DUSA reaffirm partnership

24 Oct 2016

Baby Box design competition launched

The competition to design Scotland’s Baby Box was officially launched at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design today, with students across Scotland urged to submit bold and inspirational designs for consideration by an expert panel. Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Mark McDonald MSP, a graduate of the University of Dundee, confirmed that the winning student will receive a prize of £1,000 and exclusive mentoring from leading Scottish designers Holly Fulton and Scott Jarvie. V&A Museum of Design Dundee will run the national competition on behalf of the Scottish Government, wi...

Baby Box design competition launched

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Jessica Thummel’s unpublished novel The Margins has been announced as the winner of the Dundee International Book Prize 2016.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