26 May 2016

Identity and relationships explored through smartphone-sized portraits

A University of Dundee student has revived the ancient practice of miniature portrait painting as a way of exploring the very modern way we forge and maintain relationships through smartphones. Emily Stewart, a Fine Art student, painstakingly painted a series of beautiful, small-scale portraits of family, friends and other acquaintances. The resulting paintings measure just 7x5cm, the size of the screen on the iPhone 4s which she used to contact each of the subjects and acquire their image. Emily, 22, originally from Dunfermline, then laser-cut plastic mounts to the exact size and scale of her phone and pl...

Identity and relationships explored through smartphone-sized portraits

26 May 2016

‘Redesigning the Dundee Experience’ – Friday, 27th May

The ways in which design can be used to transform Dundee’s visitor experience will be explored at the Dundee Design Festival tomorrow. Hazel White of innovation consultancy Open Change and the University of Dundee’s Professor Mike Press will lead the two-hour workshop, which aims to provide vivid new concepts to both attract tourists and benefit the experience of living in Dundee for all its citizens. ‘Redesigning the Dundee Experience’ takes place at West Ward Works and is open to all. The fun, engaging and highly visual event will provide participants with access to powerful servi...

‘Redesigning the Dundee Experience’ – Friday, 27th May

25 May 2016

Dundee student recognised for cancer prevention work

University of Dundee student Sharandeep Singh has been awarded the first elective bursary from the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network (SCPN) recognising his efforts to help reduce rates of cervical cancer in Punjab, India. Travelling to the rural communities of India, Sharandeep drew upon his clinical experience at Ninewells Hospital to compare the services and knowledge of cervical cancer available to patients in Punjab. With a consistently high number of cervical cancer deaths and no national screening programme in place, his elective explored the willingness Punjabi women have to undergo screening. He a...

Dundee student recognised for cancer prevention work

25 May 2016

Graduate theatrical artwork on display.

Posters by leading art and design graduates are now on display alongside the University of Dundee’s current crop of students, who are exhibiting at this year’s Degree Show. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design has unearthed a number of Dundee Rep posters from its archives. They were designed by former Graphic Design students, dating back to the mid-60s and early 70s. The exhibition has been curated by former Lecturer in Graphic Design Gordon Robertson. Many of the posters are uncredited, but one has been identified as being designed by Albert Watson OBE, who has since become a world ...

Graduate theatrical artwork on display.

24 May 2016

Tuberculosis drug may also target visceral leishmaniasis

A drug that has already been approved for treatment of tuberculosis could also be a powerful tool to combat another of the developing world’s major diseases, researchers at the University of Dundee have found. Visceral leishmaniasis is a disease which blights the developing world with 200,000 to 400,000 new cases and 48,000 deaths annually. The vast majority of cases are seen in six countries - Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, South Sudan and Sudan. There are no vaccines available and current drug treatments all have serious limitations such as prolonged administration (mainly by injection), high...

Tuberculosis drug may also target visceral leishmaniasis