22 Jun 2016

Leading German expert to talk on the Somme

A public lecture at the University of Dundee next week will explore the most devastating battle of the Great War from a German perspective. Benjamin Ziemann, Professor of Modern German History at the University of Sheffield will deliver the Great War Dundee (GWD) partnership’s Somme commemoration lecture on Saturday, July 2. The Battle of the Somme was the largest Western Front battle of the First World War, beginning on July 1, 1916 and ending 141 days later. By the end of the battle, the British Army had suffered 420,000 casualties. There were 57,470 on the first day alone, 19,240 of whom died. Fif...

Leading German expert to talk on the Somme

22 Jun 2016

Pioneering use of diabetic drug to treat heart disease

Researchers at the University of Dundee have launched a series of projects to determine whether a new class of anti-diabetes drugs could also be used to treat heart disease. Diabetes and heart disease are frequently seen together and can be a potentially lethal combination. Past and present anti-diabetic medications that lower blood sugar levels have been shown to improve some markers of cardiovascular disease, however there has yet to be conclusive evidence linking them to a reduction in rates of heart attacks and death. Recently, research published in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed a new cl...

Pioneering use of diabetic drug to treat heart disease

22 Jun 2016

Exclusive early unveiling of Dr Wullie Manhattan

Hybrid creations have been a staple feature of comics for decades and graduating students from the University of Dundee will be among the first to cast their eyes upon Oor Wullie-as-Dr Manhattan when he is unveiled today. The University is a sponsor of Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail, a major public arts event will see the streets of Dundee and beyond come to life with a spectacle of colour as 50 giant Oor Wullie sculptures are installed in the city this summer. In recognition of the University’s position as one of the UK’s foremost centres of comics scholarship and creation, it was decided tha...

Exclusive early unveiling of Dr Wullie Manhattan

21 Jun 2016

Dundee student to become Scotland’s oldest graduate

At 86 years-young, Alex Stewart will become Scotland’s oldest graduate, and possibly one with the most degrees when he graduates from the University of Dundee tomorrow. Alex, who left school at 14, did not return to education until the tender age of 65 when he enrolled on the University’s New Opportunities Course through Dundee College in 1995. Over the next decade, he attained five degrees including ones in Philosophy, American Studies and Town & Regional Planning. In doing so, he followed in the footsteps of all three of his sons who also graduated from Dundee. Alex will be presented with...

Dundee student to become Scotland’s oldest graduate

21 Jun 2016

Graduation allows friends and family to remember beloved artist

Graduation is an emotional time for all involved but the University of Dundee’s ceremony on Wednesday afternoon will take on special significance for the family of the late Connor Craig. Connor, remembered as a modest, generous and inclusive conversationalist by his fellow students, tragically passed away in March at the age of only 23. He had formed strong friendships at the University, and his loss is still felt across Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design where he was studying Art, Philosophy, Contemporary Practices. Connor will be awarded a posthumous degree at the Caird Hall on Wedne...

Graduation allows friends and family to remember beloved artist