Week Ending January 23 2004 - Synopsis number 581


University of Dundee News

A shot of hope to take home
A Dundee scholarship scheme is helping one Rwandan woman polish her medical skills so she can apply them in the battle against HIV/Aids in Africa.
THES 23.01.04

Professor speaks up for silent witnesses
The woman bringing Scotland back to the forefront of medical sciences is not taking the responsibility lightly. "People have put their faith in me to deliver and I'll pull out all the stops to do just that," says Sue Black, the newly appointed Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University.
The Scotsman 23.01.04

Upstate leads biotech surge
US biotech guru Sheridan Snyder, chief executive of drugs services group Upstate, told The Scotsman he expected sales at the Dundee company to soar to 21.3 million this year, based on a wave of new contracts.
The Scotsman 23.01.04

Edging nearer to art prize
Carnoustie artist Rachael Flynn has been shortlisted for the Hunting Art Prizes 2004.
The Courier 23.01.04

Stimulating debate
A letter from Professor Keith Topping about school examination league tables.
The Scotsman 23.01.04

Solar event powers forward
An all-day symposium on active solar power systems and their role in 21st century buildings will take place on Thursday in Dundee University's West Park Centre.
The Courier 23.01.04

Shedding light on solar power
As above
Evening Telegraph 22.01.04

Franc view of a genius
A brilliantly researched exhibition of the work of Patrick Geddes is essential viewing.
The Herald 23.01.04

Sporting success for students
Dundee University has had some remarkable sporting success this academic year, and are currently ranked just outside the top 10 universities in Britain.
The Courier 22.01.04

Learning course for GPs
A new distance learning package, which allows GPs and other members of the primary healthcare team to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education in General Practice, has been jointly established by the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
Evening Telegraph 21.01.04

Art student shortlisted for top prize
A Dundee art student has been shortlisted for a top art prize.
Evening Telegraph 21.01.04

Research to tackle addiction
Professor David Balfour of Dundee University has been appointed chairman of the European Board of the Society for Research on Nicotine and tobacco which is dedicated to the study of tobacco addiction
The Courier 21.01.04

Concerts to look forward to
A new series of lunchtime concerts opens in Dundee University Chaplaincy on Friday with a programme presented by the Dundee musical Maynes family.
The Courier 21.01.04

15,889 raised for research
Dundee University has received a cash injection of more than 15,000 towards its School of Life Sciences thanks to its fundraising partnership with Tesco.
The Courier 21.01.04

Tesco tops up diabetes research cash
As above
Evening Telegraph 20.01.04

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A ceremony was held yesterday to mark the launch of a ground-breaking partnership between Dundee College and the University of Dundee.
The Courier 21.01.04

College celebrates its new partnership with university
Dundee College staged a special ceremony yesterday to celebrate a groundbreaking new partnership with the University of Dundee.
Press & Journal 21.01.04

Launch of ground-breaking partnership
As above
Evening Telegraph 20.01.04

Cash injection needed to fill dentist gap: claim
Professor Graham Ogden says more must be done to ensure that the hundreds of people who queued to register with a new practice in Stonehaven does not become commonplace and that there is not only a lack of NHS dentists in the North East but throughout Scotland.
The Courier 21.01.04

Dental hospital professor in urgent cash call
As above
Evening Telegraph 20.01.04

Speed skiers go like the wind
In competition, they drop on to a slope so sheer they accelerate faster than a Formula 1 car. Most skiers would be desperate to slow down, but Britain's speed-ski team wants to increase its speed as much as possible. Nigel Brockton, Miller Reid and Richard Abram spent the day trying different skiing positions at Glasgow University's department of aerospace engineering to find the most aerodynamic.
The Herald 21.01.04

Using Tunnel vision to fine tune techniques
As above
The Courier 21.01.04

Tunnel test for Dundee speed skier
As above
Evening Telegraph 20.01.04

From the chalk face
Comments regarding Professor Keith Topping's new formula for alternative school league tables in an article published on 14 January.
The Scotsman 21.01.04

1.5m Dundee project lost to Glasgow
A prestigious 1.5 million project which will bring relief to the blind and disabled, an which started life at Dundee University has been lost to Glasgow.
The Courier 21.01.04

A royal commission
The ritz and razzmatazz surrounding the launch of the super cruise ship Queen Mary 2 has brought a bit of glamour into the New Year gloom. As well as presenting luxurious facilities to lucky and well-heeled passengers, it has also provided the opportunity for a fleet of talented artists to exercise their imaginations on what must surely be a unique canvas. Helen Brown spoke to Brigid Collins of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee about floating this particular artistic boat.
The Courier 21.01.04

Extremist groups warned to stay away
Dundee's two universities yesterday made it clear they will not be used as recruiting grounds for extremist groups.
The Courier 20.01.04

Family support
"Parenting is not something you get training for. There isn't a manual provided where you'll find all the answers. There is the myth that parenting is supposed to come naturally and that it will all fall into place once the baby arrives, but that's just nonsense." These are the words of Dr Suzanne Zeedyk of Dundee University's department of psychology.
The Courier 19.01.04

Executive keeps its hands off rectorship
Scotland's four ancient universities - Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and St Andrews - and later, Dundee, are unique in Britain for having rectors.
The Scotsman 19.01.04

Animated weekend in prospect
Dundee's reputation as a centre for animation talent will be boosted when the city hosts a weekend of film screenings and free activities for would-be and budding animators.
The Courier 19.01.04

Turning the tables
The information is still not published in league form, ranking schools from best to worst, but inevitably it was turned into just that this week by a leading schools researcher, Professor Keith Topping of Dundee University.
Scotland on Sunday 18.01.04

Revealed: the art of Hollywood
Some of Scotland's most acclaimed artists, including Sir Eduardo Paolozzi and Christine Borland, will have their work displayed in the new parliament when it opens later this year.
Sunday Herald 18.01.04

Exhibition to aid cancer appeal
A former Duncan of Jordanstone design lecturer, who has twice been struck drown with cancer, is holding an exhibition of his watercolour paintings to raise funds to help beat the killer disease.
The Courier 17.01.04

Tayside expert 'misled US court'
A world authority on bone disease from Tayside misled a court while giving evidence as an expert in a child abuse case, the General Medical Council heard yesterday.
Press & Journal 17.01.04

Bone disease expert 'misled US court'
As above
The Times 17.01.04

Doctor denies he misled court
As above
The Courier 17.01.04

University online degree praised
Dundee University has been praised for its unique online masters course by one of the UK's leading linguistics magazines.
The Courier 17.01.04

High praise for language course
As above
Evening Telegraph 16.01.04

University of Dundee Radio & TV

Good bacteria reduces cancer risk
Professor John Cummings talks about his research.
Radio 5 live 23.01.04

University helping Penwith man with his dome homes project
A Penwith based homeless man's plans to create geodesic dome homes are being helped along by experts at Dundee University.
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk 22.01.04

New distance learning package for doctors launched
A new distance learning package which allows GPs and other members of the primary healthcare team to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education in General Practice has been jointly established by the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
http://www.publictechnology.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=487 22.01.04

C-Section Lowers Odds of Future Normal Delivery
As a treatment for delayed labor, c-section is tied to lower vaginal delivery rates in future pregnancies than is non-surgical delivery with special instruments, British researchers report.
http://paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=52408 21.01.04

C-Section Lowers Odds of Future Normal Delivery
Women who had an instrumental delivery were about 16-times more likely than women who had a c-section to aim for a vaginal delivery in future pregnancies, senior author Dr. Deirdre J. Murphy and colleagues, from the University of Dundee in the UK, note.
http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=4171305§ion=news 20.01.04

University of Abertay News

Campus building company collapses
University of Abertay Dundee will have to find another contractor to complete its new 6 million student centre after the company originally engaged for the project ceased trading yesterday.
The Courier 23.01.04

Graduate's university tartan set for worldwide market
An enterprising graduate of the University of Abertay Dundee is aiming to corner the marker in suitably Scottish merchandise for the university by securing exclusive rights to a brand new Abertay tartan.
Evening Telegraph 21.01.04

University of St Andrews News

St Andrews deal unlocks Gateway
The prominent Gateway building at the north entrance to St Andrews has been bought by the town's university.
Evening Telegraph 19.01.04

Principal tells of bullying probe
The Principal of St Andrews University ordered a probe into "back-biting and sniping" in one of its departments, a tribunal heard yesterday.
The Courier 17.01.04

University chief ordered inquiry over 'sniping'
As above
The Scotsman 17.01.04

Lecturer accuses university of a bullying culture
As above
Press & Journal 17.01.04

Lecturers compared to lying tribesmen
As above
The Times 17.01.04

National News

Consul General in Dundee
Ukraine's Consul General in Scotland made his first official visit to Dundee today to strengthen the links between the city and the former Soviet republic.
Evening Telegraph 22.01.04

6m business start-up fund promises 200 Scottish jobs
A new 6 million fund to support innovative start-ups and young businesses could create 200 jobs in the east of Scotland, it was claimed yesterday.
Press & Journal 21.01.04

Dundee venue impress Celtic festival board
Preparations for the Celtic Film Television Festival stepped up a gear yesterday when board members visited Dundee to inspect venues.
Press & Journal 21.01.04

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