7 Jun 2016

Student puts best foot forward in forensic experiment.

A final-year student at the University of Dundee has used his dissertation to find more ways to use footprints found at crime scenes. Fernando Bueno Neves wanted to find out if footprints could also be used to identify body movement as part of his dissertation for BMSc Applied Orthopaedic Technology, under the supervision of Professor Rami Abboud, Head of Department and Associate Dean. He recruited 11 volunteers who had to run and walk along tracks while their bare feet or footwear were covered in artificial blood. Each participant’s body movements were recorded using a three-dimensional motion captu...

Student puts best foot forward in forensic experiment.

7 Jun 2016

Staff, students and alumni to extract full value of centenary

The University of Dundee’s Dental School, one of the most prestigious in the UK and a world-leading centre of innovation, will this week celebrate 100 years of making a difference to people’s lives across the globe. On Friday, 10th June, Professor Callum Youngson, Head of Dental School at the University of Liverpool and a Dundee graduate, will deliver the last of a series of Alumni Lectures to mark the anniversary. It will be followed by a Civic Reception and Centenary Dinner the next day. These events are part of a year-long programme of events to mark the milestone. Dundee Dental Hospital beg...

Staff, students and alumni to extract full value of centenary

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