16 Nov 2016

The American who came to Dundee to study American History and found love

The University of Dundee turned out to be the best place for American Jonathan De Vries to study his country’s history, for both professional and personal reasons. Jonathan (35) moved from Wisconsin to carry out his Masters in American History at the University in 2009. He quickly established himself as a star student and has gone on to obtain a PhD in the subject, which he will receive at the University’s Winter Graduation ceremony on Thursday, 17th November. In addition to his academic success, Jonathan has been an outstanding contributor to the University since arriving in Dundee, working as...

The American who came to Dundee to study American History and found love

16 Nov 2016

Dental students scrum for Mouth Cancer Action Month

Dental students from the University of Dundee have teamed up with Scottish rugby legend Scott Hastings and oral health experts in a bid to raise awareness of mouth cancer. Hastings, patron of the charity Let’s Talk About Mouth Cancer will be visiting Dundee on Wednesday, 16th November to launch this year’s Mouth Cancer Action Month campaign in Dundee. This initiative will see students and health professionals take to the streets to offer oral health advice and teach locals the self-assessment process in order to check for symptoms of mouth cancer. Members of the public will be taught how to exa...

Dental students scrum for Mouth Cancer Action Month

16 Nov 2016

‘Research in Film’ award for Kieran

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design PhD student Kieran Baxter has won an award for his stunning visual reinterpretation of two prehistoric Angus hill forts. ‘The Caterthuns’ won Kieran the 2016 Arts and Humanities Research Council 'Research in Film Awards' Doctoral Award. The film saw Kieran recreate the White and Brown Caterhun hill forts near Edzell more than 2,000 years after they were populated. It formed part of his PhD project at Duncan of Jordanstone, part of the University of Dundee. Kieran’s work explored how aerial photography and creative visualisation technologie...

‘Research in Film’ award for Kieran

16 Nov 2016

Male fertility research boosted by Gates Foundation grant

The University of Dundee announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project will enable a unique collaboration bringing together expertise at Dundee in male fertility and drug discovery to help identify possible new male contraceptive drugs. Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) supports innovative thinkers worldwide to explore ideas that can break the mould in how we solve persistent global health and development challenges. The Dundee project, led by Professor Andrew Hopkins (Chair of Medicinal Informatics), Dr Pau...

Male fertility research boosted by Gates Foundation grant

15 Nov 2016

Busking, bars and blackboards

Primary teacher Adam Fortune will graduate from the University of Dundee this week – just a couple of hundreds of yards from where he used to busk during his student days in the city. Adam (27), originally from Campbeltown but who now lives in Perth, will receive his Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education (PGDE) at the University’s Winter Graduation ceremony on the morning of Thursday, 17th November. During his undergraduate days in Dundee, Adam would spend the weekends playing his guitar and singing to crowds of shoppers who passed by his pitch by the popular dragon statue on High Street. A...

Busking, bars and blackboards