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week's press cuttings

Week Ending 4th April 2014 -
Synopsis number 1104

University of Dundee News

Saddles suit horses but leave riders feeling sore
Saddles which protect horses from back pain, cause spinal damage to their riders, according to research by scientists.
The Courier 04.04.14

Back pain saddles 'harmful to humans'
as above
The Herald 04.04.14

First V&A project launched
The first community engagement project by the V&A Dundee kicked off last night.
The Courier 04.04.14

Lecturer to represent Scotland at art show
A senior lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design has been selected to lead Scotland's representation at the 2015 Venice Biennale.
Evening Telegraph 03.04.14

New hope for Parkinson's cure
Scientists at Dundee University have made a significant "missing link" breakthrough in the search for new drugs to tackle Parkinson's disease.
Evening Telegraph 03.04.14

All eyes are on the new exhibition at Dundee University
Do you ever get the feeling you're being watched? You might do if you head along to Dundee University's latest exhibition. It has been set up specifically to make viewers feel as if they are being spied on as they walk around the room.
STV 03.04.14

Holy Conventions, Batman!
Thousands of costumed characters from comics, games and other fiction will descend on Dundee University on Saturday for the fourth annual anime convention DEE-CON.
The Courier 03.04.14

City awash with heroes for DEE-CON
as above
Evening Telegraph 03.04.14

Top drugs experts to confer in Dundee
Dundee will be the focal point for drugs agencies and experts from around the world next summer.
The Courier 03.04.14

Test driving Dundee
Dundee University is inviting people to choose five people from a list of 20 to take part in a two-day "test-drive" of its facilities and the city as part of a social media project to give prospective students an insight into Dundee.
The Courier 03.04.14

University hosts green conference
Dundee University is welcoming more than 100 students from 10 European nations today.
The Courier 03.04.14

Do you see what I see?
Visitors to a Dundee University exhibition might get the distinct feeling they are being watched.
The Courier 03.04.14

Proposed song ban rejected
Dundee University students have rejected a proposal to ban certain songs from being played in bars and clubs at the students' association.
The Courier 02.04.14

Song ban proposal rejected in vote
as above
Evening Telegraph 02.04.14

Catton talks at the Steps
Literary Dundee has clarified that the talk at the Steps Theatre by Man Booker Prize-winning author Eleanor Catton will take place on April 10, not tomorrow are previously stated.
The Courier 02.04.14

Academics defend marking boycott
Dundee University academics have defended their threat to boycott marking the work of students.
The Courier 02.04.14

Students' union bars £113,000 in the red
University bars and clubs have plunged £113,000 into the red - because student are spending more time drinking in their flats before going out.
Evening Telegraph 02.04.14

Waterfront Revamped
As each day foes by Dundee's Waterfont looks more and more like the £1 billion vision for the city.
Evening Telegraph 01.04.14

Fans set for bigger and better DEE-CON
A celebration of all things fanatic will be bigger than ever when Dundee's annual anime convention takes place this week.
Evening Telegraph 01.04.14

Shedding new light on diseases
Researchers at Dundee and St Andrews universities have produced new insights into two muscle-wasting diseases, including 'floppy baby syndrome', the leading genetic cause of death in children.
Evening Telegraph 01.04.14

Career talk by winning author
Eleanor Catton, the youngest winner of the Man Booker Prize, will visit Dundee this week to talk about her career and the book that brought her worldwide acclaim.
The Courier 01.04.14

Games gig for students
Two interior environmental design students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design have been commissioned to create installations at the athletes' village for this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The Courier 01.04.14

Student leaders call on lecturers to 'think again'
Dundee University student leaders have warned a national pay dispute could have a 'catastrophic' impact.
The Courier 01.04.14

Researchers gain insight into muscle diseases
Researchers at Dundee and St Andrews universities have produced new insights into two muscle wasting diseases.
The Courier 31.03.14

Comics museum would be no joke!
Dundee is already the home of Dennis the Menace and Bananaman - and now its very own comics museum.
The Courier 31.03.14

Student teaching computer knowhow
A student at Dundee University has turned teacher by providing computer tuition to people around the world.
The Courier 31.03.14

Student turns his hand to teaching
as above
Evening Telegraph 02.04.14

Moves to commemorate city heroine with plaque
One of Dundee's heroines could be officially commemorated by Historic Scotland if a city councillor's application gets the seal of approval.
The Courier 31.03.14

Which university did your MSP go to and what did they study there?
Details on what universities MSP's attended and details of what they studies there.
The Herald 31.03.14

Student awards highlight volunteering value
The efforts of student volunteers were celebrated at the first University of Dundee Student Volunteering Awards.
Evening Telegraph 31.03.14

City's baton bearers celebrate their news
Hopefuls from across Dundee learned today whether they will take centre stage in the Queen's Baton Relay ahead of this summer's Commonwealth Games.
The Courier 31.03.14

Fanatics to celebrate at anime convention
A celebration of all things fanatic will be bigger than ever when Dundee's annual anime convention takes place next month.
The Courier 29.03.14

Students put price tag on at auction
Two art students at Duncan of Jordanstone last night put themselves on sale for their art as part of a live performance.
The Courier 29.03.14

Help to answer 5 Million Questions
Writer and broadcaster Billy Kay explored the history of Scottish nationalism at a public lecture for Dundee University's 5 Million Questions project last night.
The Courier 29.03.14


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