5 Aug 2019

Facial reconstruction is head of the table

A facial reconstruction of a historic Fife man is joining a modern day family for dinner thanks to the skills of a University of Dundee student. Rachel McGarvey, an MSc Forensic Art student at the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, has painstakingly recreated the visage of Archie Flockhart, a well-known character on the streets of 19th century Dunfermline. With his skull having been preserved by the medical community following his death in 1877, Archie’s face has been recreated as part of this year’s Masters Show, one of Scotland’s most exciting displays...

Facial reconstruction is head of the table

2 Aug 2019

Bronzed cigarette butts light up Masters Show

New life is being breathed into discarded cigarette butts for one of Scotland’s most exciting celebrations of art. Nick Brodie, a postgraduate student at the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, says that he wants to give ‘greater significance’ to life’s everyday moments by casting in bronze abandoned filter tips found on Dundee’s streets. They form a part of his work which provides a multi-layered perspective of the city and its people through photography, sculpture and audio recording. He is one of more than 80 postgraduate students...

Bronzed cigarette butts light up Masters Show

1 Aug 2019

Candidates beat international competition to land Deans roles

The University of Dundee has made several appointments to key leadership roles across the institution. New Deans have been appointed to head up the University’s School of Business, School of Medicine and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Professor Morris Altman has been appointed as Dean of the School of Business. Previously part of the School of Social Sciences, Business is newly established as an academic School in its own right and has a strong base to build from, with very fast growth in student recruitment. Professor Rory McCrimmon has been appointed as Dean of the School of Med...

Candidates beat international competition to land Deans roles

31 Jul 2019

Student’s party plans postponed for Alzheimer’s charity trek

A University of Dundee student will forgo his 21st birthday celebrations in order to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK by walking the entire length of the Outer Hebrides alone. Curtis Large, who studies European Politics in Dundee, has chosen to swap a birthday bash for the breath-taking backdrop of the Western Isles this month as he plans to trek 173 miles for a cause close to his heart. Giving himself a fortnight to complete the walk, the final year student from Nottingham said his birthday was the best opportunity he could think of to raise awareness of dementia, which affects more than 850,...

Student’s party plans postponed for Alzheimer’s charity trek

31 Jul 2019

Researchers make critical cell division discovery

Researchers at the University of Dundee have solved one of the mysteries of cell division, a discovery which may shed light on cancer development and one day help develop new drugs to treat the disease. Humans are made of approximately 37 trillion cells, all of which need to be constantly replaced with exact copies when they become old or damaged through an orderly process called cell division, or mitosis. Depending on the location of the cells in specific tissues and organs, the cell division axis determines the correct positioning of the new cells in tissues. When this process goes wrong it can contribut...

Researchers make critical cell division discovery