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week's press cuttings

Week Ending 27 April 2012 -
Synopsis number 1005

University of Dundee News

University's 'wonderful' accolade
Celebrities and Dundee University students have welcomed the top ranking it has been given in a national survey.
The Courier 27.04.12

Artwork inspired by Thompson
Two exhibitions are about to kick-start a £100,000 art project at Dundee University.
The Courier 27.04.12

Historians to debate Bandon massacre of 1922
Dr John M Regan, who teaches Irish and British history at the University of Dundee, will deliver a lecture, The Bandon Massacre Revisited, in which he will examine the controversial interpretation of the events by the late Prof Peter Hart, who wrote a history of the IRA in west Cork.
Irish Times 27.04.12

Should Humanities be taught at University?, asks professor
Should non-vocational Humanities subjects still be taught at University when higher education funding is coming under increasing pressure? That’s the question that will be asked when the University of Dundee’s Professor Nicholas Davey delivers a thought-provoking talk at the next Dundee Arts Café event.
deadlinenews 27.04.12

Book launch
Winner of the Dundee Book Award for Whales of the Wizard in 2005, Malcolm Archibald, yesterday launched his book.
The Courier 27.04.12

Dundee tops THE Student Experience Survey as fees put focus on 'value for money'
The University of Dundee offers the best student experience, according to the latest Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. The Scottish institution rose from fifth position in 2010 to take first place from long-time champion Loughborough University by the narrowest of margins. Loughborough - which continues a strong showing in second place - had held the top spot for five years.
THE 26.04.12

Dundee University tops Times student experience survey
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The Courier 26.04.12

Students say Dundee University is best
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The Scotsman 26.04.12

Students say Dundee University is best
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Radio Tay 26.04.12

Students say Dundee University is best
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Wave 102 26.04.12

Students say Dundee University is best
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BBC Radio Scotland News 26.04.12

Students say Dundee University is best
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BBC Scotland John Beattie Live 26.04.12

Students say Dundee University is best
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STV tv 26.04.12

Students say Dundee University is best
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BBC Scotland tv 26.04.12

University marks up a top result
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Daily Mail 26.04.12

University tops student survey
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The Herald 26.04.12

Dundee ranked number one in UK in new student experience survey
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STV 26.04.12

Loughborough University knocked off top spot in student survey
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thisisleicestershire 26.04.12

Students say Dundee University is best
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The Scotsman 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Motherwell Times 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Montrose REview 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Brechin Advertiser 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Carlukegazette 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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The Southern Reporter 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Donside Piper 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Hawick News 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Mearns Leader 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Carrick Gazette 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Selkirk Weekend Advertiser 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Boness Journal 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Bourne Local 26.02.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Kincardineshire Observer 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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East Lothian News 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Deeside Piper 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Ellon Times 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Scotland on Sunday 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Fife Today 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Bellshill Speaker 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Kirkintilloch Herald 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Stornoway Gazette 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Queensferry Gazette 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Rutland & Stamford Mercury 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Inverurie Herald 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Milngavie Herald 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Grantham Herald 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Guide & Gazette 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Kirriemuir Herald 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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The Buteman 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Edinburgh Evening News 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Lanark Gazette 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Midlothian Advertiser 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Forfar Dispatch 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Press Association 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Linlithgow Gazette 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Lancashire Evening Post 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Arbroath Herald 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Falkirk Herald 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Galloway Gazette 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Cumbernauld News 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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BBC News Online 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Airdrie & Coatbridge 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Wishaw Press 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Hamilton Advertiser 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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East Kilbride News 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Ayrshire Post 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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ic.dumfries 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Kilmarnock Standard 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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ic.renfrewshire 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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paisley Daily Express 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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ic.scotland 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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ic.lanarkshire 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Dumfries & Galloway Standard 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Strathearn Herald 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Lennox Herald 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Rutherglen Reformer 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Stirling Observer 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Perthshire Advertiser 26.04.12

Dundee tops for student experience
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Irvine Herald 26.04.12

Links between poverty and cancer to be explored
A Dundee University scientist will explore the links between cancer and poverty at a public talk next week.
The Courier 26.04.12

Grant could help develop new drugs
An £800,000 grant for X-ray equipment could help Dundee University to create new drugs.
The Courier 26.04.12

Dundee University event to tell story of Linlathen East Iron Bridge restoration
The story of how a 200-year-old crumbling bridge to the east of Dundee has been restored to its former glory is to be told at a special presentation at Dundee University.
THe Courier 25.04.12

Lecture to focus on phone call made by wrongly condemned man
A Telephone call that wrongly condemned a man to more than a decade in prison for the murder of his family is to be explored. Dr Geoffrey Stewart Morrison is an expert in forensic voice comparison and will give a guest lecture on the subject of the infamous case. He is an alumnus of the Faculty of Science & Engineering, University of Dundee.
The Courier 25.04.12

Unit's work earns award nomination
The University of Dundee's Drug Discovery Unit has been nominated for a prestigious industry award recognising excellence in knowledge exchange.
The Courier 25.04.12

Focus on keeping computers friendly
We have never relied more on computers in our daily lives than we do now.
The Courier 24.04.12

Dundee launches campaign to attract residents
City of Discovery bids to lure young people from Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The Herald 24.04.12

Keep fit to fight cancer
Rest is not always best! That's according to a Dundee doctor who says that regular exercise can help cancer patients on the road to recovery.
Evening Telegraph 24.04.12

Glasgow University hot on heels of Edinburgh
Glasgow University is closing the gap on Edinburgh, according to a new league table. Dundee University is ranked 43rd.
The Herald 24.04.12

St Andrews the highest ranked uni in Scotland
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The Courier 24.04.12

Knowing our place in the universe
Understanding our place in the universe has intrigued mankind for millennia and was the subject of this year's Graduates' Council Discovery Lecture at Dundee University at the weekend.
The Courier 23.04.12

Te perfect space
With the V&A coming to Dundee the architectural world has its eye on the city. A perfect time, then, for an event that helps identify the architects of tomorrow.
The Courier 23.04.12

Hayley has designs on award
A Dundee fashion designer to the stars has been nominated for a top award - just three months after celebrating the birth of twins.
The Courier 21.04.12

Scientific legacy of Scott's expedition explored
Dundee University is to host a lecture on the scientific legacy of Antarctic explorer Captain Scott.
The Courier 21.04.12

New Writing looking for new writers
Dundee University is seeking works by writers and poets for the next edition of its anthology.
The Courier 21.04.12

Cancer survivor David's rowing challenge
Cancer survivor David Winch is preparing to tackle a 12-mile charity row on the River Tay. David started attending the cardiac rehabilitation classes at the University of Dundee's Institute of Sport and Exercise.
Evening Telegraph 20.04.12

Collector's corner
Norman Watson takes a look at the work of Fife artist David Mach. The Fife artist trained at Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee.
The Courier 21.04.12

Scientists create real sonic screwdriver
Scientists have finally worked out how to build Dr Who's sonic screwdriver. Everyone knows that with one of these tools you can bring down the world's largest galactic empires, when you are not spending your time running down corridors. OK, the technology is not quite there yet. The Dundee University researchers have created a machine which uses ultrasound to lift and rotate a rubber disc floating in a cylinder of water.
Techeye.net 20.04.12

Scottish scientists create working sonic screwdriver
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Geek.com 20.04.12

Sonic screwdriver tightens up fundamental physics
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phys.org 20.04.12

'Improved' Dr Who's sonic screwdriver 'invented' at Dundee University
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News Track India 20.04.12

Doctor Who’s Sonic Screwdriver Invented By Scottish Scientists
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webpronews.com 20.04.12

Researchers develop Dr Who inspired sonic screwdriver
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slashgear.com 20.04.12

Doctor Who sonic screwdriver and Star Trek tricorder are real
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cnet.co.uk 20.04.12

Does Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver really exist?
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Washington Post 20.04.12

Scientists Building Doctor Who’s Sonic Screwdriver
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Technabob 20.04.12

Dr Who’s sonic screwdriver ‘invented'
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Zee News India 20.04.12

Dr. Who fans rejoice as scientists develop real-life sonic screwdriver
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examiner.com 20.04.12

Scientists make sonic screwdriver
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thisissouthwales 20.04.12

They Built Doctor Who's Sonic Screwdriver
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Fellow Geek 20.04.12

New evidence helps explain additional health benefits of aspirin
New evidence is helping explain additional health benefits of aspirin. Researchers in Canada, Scotland and Australia have discovered that salicylate, the active ingredient in aspirin, directly increases the activity of the protein AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase), a key player in regulating cell growth and metabolism. AMPK which is considered a cellular fuel-gauge is switched on by exercise and the commonly used anti-diabetic medication metformin.
News-Medical.et 20.04.12

Scientists believe salicylate gives aspirin its cancer preventing properties
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Activequote.com 20.04.12

New Target for Aspirin
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the-scientist.com 20.04.12

Cancer resistance in people taking aspirin: Mystery revealed
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News Track India 20.04.12

Aspirin could prevent cancer
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marieclaire 20.04.12

Aspirin Induces Body Fat to Burn, Study Says
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emaxhealth 20.04.12

Aspirin: Potential for New Uses of Old Drug
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Farsnews.com 20.04.12

Aspirin Ingredient Triggers Possible Cancer, Diabetes-Fighting Protein
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Red Orbit 20.04.12


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