6 Jun 2016

Get the science right when you write about crime

Best-selling author Stuart MacBride and world-renowned forensic anthropologist Professor Sue Black will next week help aspiring crime writers to ensure their masterpieces both thrill readers and avoid falling foul of science. They will lead the creative crime writing workshop, which takes place at the West Park Conference Centre on Friday, 10th June. The event, organised by the University of Dundee’s Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification (CAHID), will highlight to the challenges that crime writers face in ensuring their grizzly plots are plausible from a scientific point of view before demons...

Get the science right when you write about crime

6 Jun 2016

University of Dundee to honour leading figures at Graduation 2016

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody, dementia rights campaigner Amanda Kopel and Maggie’s Centres co-founder Dr Charles Jencks are among the leading figures who will be honoured by the University of Dundee at its summer Graduations in June. The University is also set to award honorary degrees to: Sir William Castell, former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Wellcome Trust Sir William Patey, a Dundee graduate who went on to become UK Ambassador in Sudan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan Professor Harindra Fernando, one of the world’s foremost experts in fluid dynamics and environmenta...

University of Dundee to honour leading figures at Graduation 2016

3 Jun 2016

University study reveals tensions for Olympics

The 2014 World Cup led to an increase in police violence, displacement, sexual exploitation and child labour in Brazil and paints a worrying picture for this summer’s Olympics, say researchers from the University of Dundee. The team, led by Professor Lorraine van Blerk and Dr Andrea Rodriguez, collaborated with Professor Irene Rizzini from the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro to explore the impact of the FIFA World Cup on the most marginalised in society. The Olympics Games, which takes place this August, will see 200 countries participate against a backdrop of discussion on the games...

University study reveals tensions for Olympics

2 Jun 2016

'Power to the People. What Happens When The Lights Go Out' - Dundee Arts Cafe on June 7th.

Two University of Dundee academics will discuss the impact of one of the UK’s wettest winters on record at the next Dundee Arts Café event. During the winter of 2014 the UK was hit by an exceptional run of winter storms, leading to serious coastal damage and widespread flooding. Dr Irena Connon and Dr Ed Hall will discuss stories of vulnerability and resilience collected from four UK communities, at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on June 7th. Dr Connon said, “The loss of power affected remote and urban communities. The companies responsible for maintaining and repairi...

'Power to the People. What Happens When The Lights Go Out' - Dundee Arts Cafe on June 7th.

1 Jun 2016

Researchers work with BBC to help dementia patients enjoy conversation

Researchers from the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews have collaborated with the BBC to help people who live with dementia and their carers to have mutually enjoyable conversations. The broadcaster is exploring a number of ways its extensive archive can be used for the public good and asked Dundee’s Dr Norman Alm to assist them as a result of his extensive research into the benefits of reminiscence work. The Dundee-St Andrews CIRCA (Computer Interactive Reminiscence and Conversation Aid) Project team, of which Dr Alm is a member, have been working together for some time on using technology to su...

Researchers work with BBC to help dementia patients enjoy conversation