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News archive 2003

CBMS celebrates 5 years

Monday 22 December 2003

CAPTION: The glass and steel building, Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, was established five years ago. CREDIT: University of St Andrews.

The changing face of Shakespeare

Tuesday 16 December 2003

CAPTION: An example of how the work of Shakespeare has been represented over time, this miniature Pickering edition of the 1820s was described as 'intended for sale in the kingdom of Lilliput.'

Collaboration praised for excellence

Tuesday 16 December 2003

A collaborative effort at the University of St Andrews has been awarded a prestigious award in recognition of 'excellence in publishing standards'.

Alumni Christmas carol service

Tuesday 09 December 2003

Friends and alumni of the University of St Andrews are once again invited to attend this year's Alumni Carol Service.

'Shakespeare the barbarian'

Wednesday 03 December 2003

An academic from the University of St Andrews will explore today why the English language of the mid 16th century was considered to be inadequate and barbaric, even by the English themselves.

Bringing Scottish health specialists together

Tuesday 02 December 2003

The Universities of St Andrews and Dundee will host an event this week (Wednesday 3rd December 2003) aimed at bringing together research-active health professionals from Tayside and Fife.

Principal's graduation address

Monday 01 December 2003

St Andrew's Day Graduation Address By Dr Brian Lang, Principal & Vice- Chancellor Friday 28 November 2003

New Professors inducted

Monday 01 December 2003

Caption: In addition to the Graduation ceremony on Friday, the University formally inducted its new Professors. They were:

Lord Robertson awarded honorary degree

Monday 01 December 2003

Lord Robertson, Secretary General of NATO received his honorary degree from the University of Friday. He also delivered the St Andrews International lecture, entitled 'Does NATO make the World Safer?'

Honorary graduates November 2003

Monday 01 December 2003

Renowned fiddler Aly Bain, The Right Hon. Lady Cosgrove, Senator of the College of Justice and the Very Reverend Iain MacMillan, Minister of St Giles', the High Kirk of Edinburgh received their degrees during the St Andrew's Day Graduation Ceremony on Friday (28th November 2003).

New light shed on drug-delivery techniques

Thursday 27 November 2003

Scientists at the University of St Andrews have developed non- invasive methods of moving and manipulating biological cells using lasers, which could have important implications for future methods of drug-delivery.

Cancer experts join re-established medical school

Wednesday 26 November 2003

Leading cancer specialists from across the UK have joined the University of St Andrews - further strengthening the University's growth as a citadel of medical research and teaching.

Top Scots to be awarded honorary degrees

Monday 24 November 2003

Date of issue: Monday 24th November, 2003

Aurora at St Andrews

Friday 21 November 2003

CAPTION: The spectacular auroral display witnessed in St Andrews last night.

Observatory to open skies to the public

Thursday 20 November 2003

CAPTION: Visitors can examine The James Gregory Telescope, the largest of its kind in th UK.

Lord Robertson to be awarded honorary degree

Thursday 20 November 2003

CAPTION: Lord Robertson, The Secretary General of NATO, who will be awarded an honorary degree on Friday 28th November, 2003.

Cancer research goes 'back to basics'

Tuesday 18 November 2003

CAPTION: Dr White will study the repair systems of archaea - a group of microbes often found in extreme environments such as volcanic pools - to find out more about human repair systems.

Talking seals and the evolution of language

Monday 17 November 2003

TALKING SEALS CAN HELP US UNDERSTAND LANGUAGE EVOLUTION

Scots trio to be honoured on St Andrew's day

Wednesday 12 November 2003

Three top Scots are to be awarded honorary degrees by the University of St Andrews later this month: renowned fiddler Aly Bain, The Right Hon. Lady Cosgrove, Senator of the College of Justice and the Very Reverend Iain MacMillan, Minister of St Giles', the High Kirk of Edinburgh.

New methods in breast cancer investigations

Monday 10 November 2003

PIC CAPTION: Professor Michael Steel and Dr Margaret Ritchie of the University of St Andrews investigate the properties of a strawberry. CREDIT: Alan Richardson

Football: an academic study

Monday 10 November 2003

Experts in the economics of sport have completed a new academic study of the footballing profession in the post-Bosman era.

World-first philosophical centre to open

Wednesday 05 November 2003

A new £1.3 million AHRB Research Centre which will address fundamental questions in the philosophy of logic, language, mathematics and mind, has been established at the University of St Andrews.

Volcanoes and virtues in ancient Greece

Monday 03 November 2003

St Andrews will this week play host to public talks on two very different aspects of Greek and Roman culture: erupting volcanoes and virtues in Greek tragedy.

Is Scotland still a football country?

Monday 03 November 2003

CAPTION: David Taylor CREDIT: SNS Group

Economist appointed chair of research institute

Friday 31 October 2003

CAPTION: Professor John Beath CREDIT: University of St Andrews

Physicists at the 'frontiers' of science

Wednesday 29 October 2003

CAPTION: Illustration of a microscopic sphere trapped in a tightly focussed laser beam. CREDIT: Michael MacDonald

Partnership welcomes new intake

Wednesday 29 October 2003

CAPTION: The joint Microelectronics and Photonics degree students at St Andrews this week.

Classics in Scotland

Tuesday 28 October 2003

A body founded over a hundred years ago to promote the teaching of Classics in Scotland has appointed a new Honorary President.

Management student awarded memorial prize

Wednesday 15 October 2003

CAPTION: Winner of the Mark Reed Prize, Dawn Rimmer, with Mrs Alsion Reid and her children and representatives from the School of Management and The Royal Mail. CREDIT: University of St Andrews

The first kiss

Monday 13 October 2003

CAPTION: Two chimpanzees kiss and make up. CREDIT: Professor Frans de Waal.

Making crime pay

Thursday 09 October 2003

CAPTION: Donald Findlay Q.C. CREDIT: University of St Andrews Archives

2003 scholarships awarded

Thursday 09 October 2003

CAPTION: The 2003 Scholarship recipients with Principal and Vice- Chancellor Dr Brian Lang (centre) CREDIT: The University of St Andrews

White's world

Monday 06 October 2003

PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Taylor

Summer School success

Thursday 02 October 2003

CAPTION: Principal and Vice- Chancellor Dr Brian Lang (centre) with the students and representatives from the Access Centre and The Royal Bank of Scotland, at last night's reception.

Maths Professor bids farewell after 40 years

Wednesday 01 October 2003

Professor Alex Craik retired today (Tuesday 30th September) after 40 years as a member of staff in the University of St Andrews' School of Mathematics and Statistics.

Coffee raises cash for cancer relief

Wednesday 01 October 2003

CAPTION: (l-r) Professor Wilson Sibbett, Mary Rodger, Professor Steve Lee and Lesley Aitken at the School of Physics and Astronomy coffee morning.

It's cheap to cheep

Tuesday 30 September 2003

Scientists studying just how much hard work it is for birds to attract a mate, have found that it doesn't take any more effort to sing an elaborate song than a simple 'cheep cheep'.

Grounds for a world record?

Friday 26 September 2003

Staff at the University of St Andrews will raise their cups of coffee today in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief.

Investigating innovation in Scotland

Thursday 25 September 2003

An expert in economics is about to launch a six-month study into Scotland's most innovative development firms.

The union of the crowns (1603-2003)

Wednesday 24 September 2003

The University of St Andrews' School of English will hold a special event this week (Friday 26th September, 2003) to mark the quatercentenary of the Union of the Crowns.

Divinity in the 21st century

Friday 19 September 2003

One of the World's most ancient subjects is to be given the 21st century treatment by Professors of Divinity at the University of St Andrews.

Deputy Principal retires

Friday 19 September 2003

CAPTION: (l-r) Professor Vincent and his wife Susan with Dr Lang at last night's presentation.

Pure maths Professor hangs up his gown

Thursday 18 September 2003

CAPTION: Professor Tom Blyth (left) with the Parisian doctoral robes he has gifted to the University's museum, with Professor Kenneth Falconer (right).

Conference honours Professor

Wednesday 17 September 2003

CAPTION: Professor Priest wearing the red robe gifted to him by Japanese colleagues.

The language of learning

Wednesday 10 September 2003

A unique web-based programme to allow children to collaborate electronically with others throughout Europe is being launched by the University of St Andrews.

Environmental history centre launched

Tuesday 09 September 2003

Academics at the Universities of St Andrews and Stirling will this week officially launch a joint research centre for environmental history, with special reference to the history of waste.

DRH moves into second phase

Wednesday 03 September 2003

CAPTION: Exterior of DRH Phase 1, competed in July this year.

The age of chivalry

Tuesday 02 September 2003

CAPTION: Illustration of the King Arthur's famous sword, Excalibur.

Opening of unique research centre

Tuesday 02 September 2003

CAPTION: One of the areas of research, the monitoring of wildlife populations.

Why fish are smarter than you think

Monday 01 September 2003

Date of issue: Monday 1st September, 2003

King cre-old

Thursday 28 August 2003

CAPTION: Elvis Presley, as he could have looked if he was still alive today. CREDIT: University of St Andrews, Perception Lab

Female flies dance of deceit

Thursday 28 August 2003

CAPTION: The 'ornamented' female dance flies leg, which they hold around their abdomens to trick males into believing they are ready for mating. CREDIT: University of St Andrews

Prestigious medal for biochemist

Tuesday 26 August 2003

CAPTION: Professor James Naismith

Award for outstanding mature student

Tuesday 26 August 2003

A mother of two young children studying for a part-time degree at the University of St Andrews has been rewarded for the dedication she has demonstrated over the last year.

University strengthens its links with SE Fife

Friday 22 August 2003

The University has further strengthened its links with Scottish Enterprise (SE) Fife with the appointment of Principal and Vice-Chancellor Dr Brian Lang to their board.

100 years of studying the earth

Friday 22 August 2003

CAPTION: Members of the East Fife Teachers Field Club in 1908, on an outing to Kinkell Ness. They include geologist Thomas Jehu (second from the left) and his colleague Robert Craig (fourth from the left). Copyright: The University of St Andrews Library

'First' for secondary scientists

Thursday 21 August 2003

CAPTION: One of the young scientists, Eugenie Younger (centre) with Dr Jim Kinghorn and Frances Chapman.

Shedding light on hidden dangers

Monday 18 August 2003

CAPTION: A 'normal' photographic image showing the naked eye view of a leaking hose and a snapshot of the detection of a cloud of methane. CREDIT: Dr David Stothard

Deputy First Minister praises research

Friday 15 August 2003

PIC CAPTION: l-r Iain Smith, Professor Ian Boyd, Jim Wallace, Lucy Hunter, Dr Brian Lang at the University today.

'State of the art' facilities for chemists

Thursday 14 August 2003

X-ray facilities at the University of St Andrews will become amongst the finest in the World, thanks to a funding injection of over half a million pounds.

Supporting poetry across Scotland

Tuesday 12 August 2003

Excluding libraries, The Poetry House at the School of English is the biggest building in Britain devoted to the reading and writing of poetry.

Improving Scotland's health

Monday 11 August 2003

Scientists at the University of St Andrews have been awarded a share of over £3.5m funding to find ways of improving the health of the people of Scotland.

First female elected to British Academy

Monday 04 August 2003

CAPTION: Professor Sarah Broadie CREDIT: University of St Andrews

Technician retires after 50 years of service

Friday 01 August 2003

Mr Iain Laurie retired from his post as Technician in the School of Biology at the University of St. Andrews this summer after nearly 50 years of continuous service.

New team take the helm at students' association

Friday 01 August 2003

CAPTION: (left to right) Will MacFarlane, Derek MacLeod, Nicola Heaney and Ben Spiers.

University's leading-edge research rewarded

Thursday 31 July 2003

CAPTION: Top - Professor Thomas Krauss receiving his award from Prof Neil Hood, Deputy Chairman of Scottish Enterprise.

'SMART' joint venture awarded funding

Monday 28 July 2003

CAPTION: Enterprise Minister Jim Wallace presenting the SMART Award to Donald Walker.

History made daily in St Andrews

Friday 25 July 2003

CAPTION: Jonathan Tyrens with a group of visitors during this summer's Historical Tours.

Rosy love life for red-faced monkeys

Wednesday 23 July 2003

CAPTION: A male macaque with a reddened face.

The future of the accounting profession

Friday 18 July 2003

CAPTION: ECAS 2003 Speakers (L-R) Dr Stefano Harney, Prof Andrew Brown, Prof Gerry Hanlon, Prof Robert Chia, Prof Randy Martin, Prof Frank Mueller, Prof Tony Tinker, Dr Chris Carter and Prof Ray Loveridge.

Completion of new student residences

Thursday 17 July 2003

CAPTION : Principal and Vice- Chancellor Dr Brian Lang cutting the ribbon with (l-r) David Harrold of Halliday Fraser Munro Architects; Roger Smith, Director of Residential and Business Services; David Downie, Regional Director for AWG Construction Services and David Loudon, Director of Estates and Buildings.

Walk to work raises £886.56 for Ninewells

Monday 14 July 2003

The University's first Walk / Cycle to work event last month raised a total of £886.56 for Ninewells Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit.

Sutton Trust Summer School

Thursday 03 July 2003

NEWS RELEASE NEWS RELEASE NEWS RELEASE

Distant star sings tune of warped space and time

Wednesday 02 July 2003

PRESS RELEASE........PRESS RELEASE........PRESS RELEASE

Honorary graduates 27/6/03 (afternoon)

Friday 27 June 2003

L-R: Principal and Vice-Chancellor Dr Brian Lang, The Rt Hon Baroness Boothroyd of Sandwell, Katzuo Ishiguro, Deputy Principal and Master Professor Colin Vincent

Honorary graduates 26/6/03 (morning)

Friday 27 June 2003

L-R: Chancellor Sir Kenneth Dover, Honorary Graduates Dame Elizabeth Blackadder and Professor Patricia Goldman-Rakic and Principal and Vice-Chancellor Dr Brian Lang.

Honorary graduates 26/6/03 (afternoon)

Friday 27 June 2003

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Dr Brian Lang (centre) with Professor Marvin Eisenberg and Lord Steel.

From paintbrush to pen

Friday 27 June 2003

CAPTION: David Dunleavey, MA (Hons) Philosophy

'Lost medics' graduate

Friday 27 June 2003

CAPTION: The 'Lost Medics' (above) with other medical students at St Andrews at the time (1968) and (below) after Graduating today, with (front centre) Professor Hugh MacDougall, Dean of Medicine and Professor Kenneth Lowe.

Honorary graduates 25/6/03 (morning)

Thursday 26 June 2003

L-R: Chancellor Sir Kenneth Dover, Honorary Graduates Professor Marshall Sahlins and Professor Colin Vincent and Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Dr Brian Lang.

Honorary graduates 25/6/03 (afternoon)

Thursday 26 June 2003

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Dr Brian Lang (centre) with Honorary Graduates Adrian Hollis and Professor Sir David King.

Honorary graduates 24/6/03

Thursday 26 June 2003

L-R: Principal and Vice- Chancellor, Dr Brian Lang, Honorary Graduates Jack Vettriano and Sir Michael Bonallack and Chancellor Sir Kenneth Dover.

16th century building brought into 21st century

Thursday 26 June 2003

Date of issue: Thursday 26th June, 2003

Can crabs, coral or camels catch cold?

Tuesday 24 June 2003

ADVANCE NOTIFICATION OF CONFERENCE - PRESS ATTENDANCE WELCOME, ABSTRACTS AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE.

Best accommodation award

Tuesday 24 June 2003

CAPTION: John Horobin (far right) accepts the Best Accommodation Award from Jamie Cash (Group Travel magazine) and the BBC's Sophie Raworth.

A new twist in optical traps

Tuesday 24 June 2003

CAPTION: A group of four particles rotated by the helical wavefronts of light in a Bessel light beam

Violence, culture and identity

Monday 23 June 2003

CAPTION: Spanish bullfighting in action - one of the cultural representations of violence under study at St Andrews

Guppy love

Friday 20 June 2003

CAPTION: Guppy mating CREDIT: Sean Earnshaw

Honorary degrees 24-27 June

Thursday 19 June 2003

PHOTOCALL...PHOTOCALL...PHOTOCALL... PHOTOCALL

German competition winners announced

Thursday 19 June 2003

CAPTION: Scotland Manager Berti Vogts with two winners from the German competition

'Classic' performance at St Andrews

Thursday 19 June 2003

CAPTION: Winners and Organisers of this year's Classics competition

Classics drama at St Andrews

Wednesday 18 June 2003

....PHOTO CALL....PHOTO CALL....PHOTO CALL....PHOTO CALL

Berti Vogts kicks off German competition

Wednesday 18 June 2003

....PHOTO CALL....PHOTO CALL....PHOTO CALL....PHOTO CALL

Lord Steel to be awarded honorary degree

Monday 16 June 2003

The University of St Andrews is to award distinguished politician and former Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Lord David Steel, an honorary degree.

Deputy Principal to be awarded honorary degree

Thursday 12 June 2003

CAPTION: Professor Colin Vincent

Staff 'walk to work'

Tuesday 10 June 2003

Date of issue: Tuesday 10th June 2003

How did the earth move?

Monday 09 June 2003

CAPTION: "Rocks forming the Scottish mainland may have moved hundreds of km towards the ancient crust of the Outer Hebrides to create a huge range of Caledonian Mountains 420 million years ago"

Scientists of the future

Friday 06 June 2003

Fifty keen young scientists from all over the UK will arrive at the University of St Andrews this weekend to participate in a Scottish Executive funded residential Chemistry Camp.

RSC awards for chemists

Tuesday 03 June 2003

CAPTION: (L-R) Professor John Irvine, Professor Russell Morris and Professor Neville Richardson.

EUR1m project to save Europe's threatened coasts

Monday 02 June 2003

CAPTION: The sunrise and swans at the Eden site with St Andrews in the background.

The last days of Darwin's Beagle

Friday 30 May 2003

CAPTION: HMS BEAGLE COPYRIGHT: Dr John van Wyhe

Chemistry: the vital element

Friday 30 May 2003

Two hundred Chemistry teachers from every corner of Scotland will descend on the University of St Andrews today (Friday 30th May 2003) to learn about the latest developments in the world of chemistry and how they can take them back to their classrooms.

£1.6m funding for biochemist

Wednesday 28 May 2003

CAPTION: Professor James Naismith

St Andrews experts join fishing inquiry

Tuesday 27 May 2003

ST ANDREWS EXPERTS JOIN FISHING INQUIRY

The art of surprise

Thursday 22 May 2003

Creative Writing students from the University of St Andrews will join forces with Fine Arts students from Duncan of Jordanstone College tomorrow (Friday May 23rd) to produce a show full of surprises.

Higher education: the future

Thursday 22 May 2003

A University of St Andrews economist will lead the collective voice of UK University academics as they meet to discuss the implications of the Government's White Paper on the future of Higher Education.

First 24 hour university library in Scotland

Monday 19 May 2003

The University of St Andrews is the first in Scotland to offer 24 hour library opening during crucial exam times. The move, a direct display of meeting student needs, began on a trial basis this weekend (Sunday 18th May, 2003).

Student 'business brains' announced

Friday 16 May 2003

CAPTION: The winners, organisers and sponsors of the Student Business Plan Competition 2003 CREDIT: The University of St Andrews

Chemist awarded by RSC

Thursday 15 May 2003

CAPTION: Professor Peter Bruce CREDIT: The University of St Andrews

St Andrews signs Franco-Scottish alliance

Wednesday 14 May 2003

An historic agreement was signed today (Wednesday 14th May, 2003) between three Scottish and six French Universities to establish joint PhD programmes.

Scotland needs scientists

Wednesday 14 May 2003

PHOTO CREDIT: The University of St Andrews

Student 'business brains' awarded

Tuesday 13 May 2003

...PHOTOCALL....PHOTOCALL.... PHOTOCALL....PHOTOCALL.....

Economics students 'debut' research

Monday 12 May 2003

CAPTION: One of the students presents her research at the Economics event last week.

Student tutors rewarded

Wednesday 07 May 2003

CAPTION: Members of the Student Tutoring Programme 2003 CREDIT: The University of St Andrews

Student essay competition winners

Tuesday 06 May 2003

Students will be rewarded for their creative writing skills today (Tuesday 6th May, 2003) at the University of St Andrew's Student Essay Competition Awards Ceremony.

Pulitzer poet Paul Muldoon to visit St Andrews

Tuesday 06 May 2003

Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Paul Muldoon, will discuss his craft and perform readings of his work during a visit to the University of St Andrews this week.

The future of voting?

Wednesday 30 April 2003

PRESS RELEASE...PRESS RELEASE...PRESS RELEASE..

May Day myth at St Andrews

Tuesday 29 April 2003

Renowned novelist and mythographer Marina Warner will give a lecture and host a booksigning session at the University of St Andrews this week (Thursday 1st May, 2003).

International interest in scientific instruments

Monday 28 April 2003

CAPTION: The Universal instrument, made by Humphrey Cole of London in 1582 - part of the University's collection of scientific instruments.

Prestigious prize for Scottish Parliament research

Wednesday 23 April 2003

A researcher who revealed that the first Scottish Parliament was one of the most argumentative and powerful parliaments in the world has been awarded a prestigious book prize for his research.

Science & dance festival kicks off

Monday 21 April 2003

Scientists from the University of St Andrews will team up with some of the countries leading experimental choreographers in an innovative Science & Dance Festival starting tonight.

'Lost medics' to graduate

Friday 18 April 2003

A group of doctors who studied medicine at the University of St Andrews will finally graduate this summer - more than 30 years after embarking on their course.

Survey of cancer genes uncovers Viking roots

Wednesday 16 April 2003

The Scots and Northern Irish are genetically distinct from elsewhere in the UK, with a different legacy of inherited cancers than in England and Wales, according to the largest ever survey of its kind.

Sprechen sie Deutsch?

Tuesday 15 April 2003

CAPTION: Scotland's national coach, Bert Vogts. CREDIT: The Scottish Football Association.

Student enterprise information day

Monday 14 April 2003

Enterprising students and staff from the University of St Andrews will be given the chance to make key business contacts at an information day later this month.

St Andrews expert testifies at 9-11 hearing

Friday 11 April 2003

A University of St Andrews expert in terrorism has testified at the first hearing of the 9-11 Commission.

John Melvin exhibition & lecture

Friday 11 April 2003

CAPTION: 'Road 1 01-2000' by John Melvin.

Using research to improve social care

Thursday 10 April 2003

USING RESEARCH TO IMPROVE SOCIAL CARE

Ancient St Andrews photographs in U.S exhibition

Friday 04 April 2003

*Pic caption - "St Salvator's College Chapel from the Southeast" - 1845 - Credit University of St Andrews Library/Hay Fleming Trustees - Album 66-3*

Blue Nile's source to reveal its dark secrets

Thursday 03 April 2003

A team of scientists from St Andrews and Wales are set to make an important contribution to understanding what caused the collapse of one of the World's great dynasties around 4200 years ago, that of the Egyptian Old Kingdom.

Healthy living

Monday 31 March 2003

Health professionals and social scientists at the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee are working to take issues of health and lifestyle into the community.

E-comm facility showcased to UK education sector

Friday 28 March 2003

A pioneering e-commerce facility allowing students and other customers of the University of St Andrews to pay for goods or services on-line is being showcased to educational institutions from throughout the UK today (Friday 28 March 2003).

University crimeline

Wednesday 26 March 2003

*PIC CAPTION - left to right - Superintendent Alan Maich, Fife Constabulary's Eastern Division; Rory O'Hare, President of Students Association; PC Valerie Craig, University Community Constable; Dr Brian Lang, University Principal and Vice-Chancellor and Chief Inspector Alan Small, Deputy Commander of Fife Constabulary's Eastern Division*

Psychologist awarded prestigious readership

Tuesday 25 March 2003

PSYCHOLOGIST AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS READERSHIP

Honorary degrees

Tuesday 25 March 2003

Figures from the world of science and literature are among those receiving honorary degrees from the University of St Andrews this summer.

New investigations into cancer

Monday 24 March 2003

Scientists at the University of St Andrews have been awarded funding to look at the differences between cancer cells and normal cells using new optical methods.

Rhyme and reason collaboration

Monday 17 March 2003

A series of poems aimed at fostering creative dialogue between poetry and science have inspired a number of events throughout the UK involving a number of internationally celebrated artists.

Betty Boothroyd to be awarded honorary degree

Thursday 13 March 2003

BETTY BOOTHROYD TO BE AWARDED HONORARY DEGREE

Tom Paulin to give memorial lecture

Wednesday 12 March 2003

Leading poet, lecturer and polemicist Tom Paulin will give this year's George Jack Memorial Lecture in the University of St Andrews School of English tomorrow (Thurs 13 March 2003).

Here comes the sun!

Wednesday 12 March 2003

CAPTION: 'The Sun, the Earth's auroral belt and aurora.' Courtesy of the SOHO consortium. Soho is a project of international cooperation between ESA and NASA.

Artist to host charity painting masterclass

Wednesday 12 March 2003

World renowned Scottish artist Jack Vettriano is to host a unique painting masterclass at the University of St Andrews as part of a charity campaign to inspire the next generation of artists.

Countdown to charities campaign fashion show

Monday 10 March 2003

*Pic caption - painting to be auctioned at show - "Do You Still Dream?" - copyright Jack Vettriano, courtesy of Portland Gallery, London*

Amorous ostriches

Friday 07 March 2003

The courtship behaviour of ostriches towards humans is to be explained at a series of public events aimed at promoting science.

Management team to create vision for Edinburgh

Thursday 06 March 2003

The City of Edinburgh Council has called on University of St Andrews management experts to develop a vision for Scotland's capital city in 2020.

Aim to keep foreign languages alive

Thursday 06 March 2003

The University of St Andrews is spearheading a campaign to counter the decline in the study of foreign languages at secondary school level, following their removal from the post-14 compulsory core curriculum.

Psychologists open doors to the mind

Wednesday 05 March 2003

CAPTION: An illustration of research at the School of Psychology - 3-D model faces accentuating (right) or diminishing masculine face shape. Researchers at St Andrews have used computer graphics to study facial attributions. Unexpectedly, women were found to prefer slightly feminised male faces. CREDIT: Professor David Perrett

Latest challenge fund development

Wednesday 05 March 2003

The latest development in the £3 million Challenge Fund will be announced at a conference in Dundee today (Wednesday 4th March, 2003).

Royal Society of Edinburgh appointments

Tuesday 04 March 2003

Two University of St Andrews academics have been elected Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

Classics taken to 'higher' level

Tuesday 04 March 2003

A group of up to eighty local school pupils with an interest in the Classics will be welcomed to the University of St Andrews next week (Wednesday 12th March, 2003) for a conference aimed especially at pupils of the subject at Highers level.

Reputation for medical teaching cemented

Monday 03 March 2003

PIC CAPTION: (l-r) Professor Michael Steel, Principal and Vice- Chancellor Dr Brian Lang and Professor Hugh MacDougall at the dinner. CREDIT: The University of St Andrews

Jack Vettriano to be awarded honorary degree

Monday 03 March 2003

CAPTION: Jack Vettriano at the re-opening of the University's Old Union Diner last year. CREDIT: Ian Jacobs Photography

Literary tribute to former student

Friday 28 February 2003

* PIC CAPTION

Awards for university's 'ground-breaking' research

Friday 28 February 2003

Two University of St Andrews scientists have been awarded funding by Scottish Enterprise for 'ground-breaking' research in the areas of renewable energy and optoelectronics.

Rectorial installation: Principal's welcome

Friday 21 February 2003

*Pic caption - Sir Clement Freud being officially installed by University Chancellor, Sir Kenneth Dover*

Retirement of university Professor

Thursday 20 February 2003

*Pic caption - l-r - Professor Alexander, Mrs Alexander and Professor Crawford*

New mace to play key role at university event

Thursday 20 February 2003

CAPTION: The finial of the new mace, depicting Laurence of Lindores.

Fashion show aims for record charity target

Thursday 20 February 2003

A sneak preview of this year's official University of St Andrews Charities Campaign Fashion Show was revealed today (Thursday 20 February 2003).

Rectorial installation

Wednesday 19 February 2003

*Pic caption - Rory O'Hare, President of Students Association with Sir Clement Freud at traditional rectorial "drag" on Thursday 20 Feb 2003*

Discovery of UK's newest plant species

Wednesday 19 February 2003

Two plant scientists working at the University of St Andrews have reported the discovery of Britain's newest plant species.

Scots school pupils to sample life at St Andrews

Tuesday 18 February 2003

Scottish school pupils are being offered a week's taster session at the University of St Andrews.

Multi-million pound research funding

Wednesday 12 February 2003

The University of St Andrews has been awarded over £5 million for investment in science and research.

Wanted: student entrepreneurs

Monday 10 February 2003

The Student Business Plan Competition - to be launched on Wednesday 19 February 2003 - is offering £3,500 in return for creative, innovative and commercially viable new business start-up ideas from students of the University of St Andrews.

Memory and the brain

Tuesday 04 February 2003

One of the world's authorities on the neurobiology of learning and memory is to give a series of public lectures at the University of St Andrews.

Classics event in St Andrews

Monday 27 January 2003

Two leading ancient historians will deliver lectures at the University of St Andrews this week (Wednesday 29th January, 2003), as part of a series of public events organised by the Tayside Classical Association.

University staff build career bridges

Wednesday 22 January 2003

The first recruits to an innovative course allowing junior managers and senior support staff from the Universities of Dundee, St Andrews and Abertay Dundee to develop their careers will be formally inducted today (Wednesday 22 January 2003).

'Important' find salvaged from 17th cent shipwreck

Friday 10 January 2003

PHOTO CAPTION: Raising the gun with air bags. CREDIT: Dr Colin Martin.

Rectorial installation

Thursday 09 January 2003

The new Rector of the University of St Andrews, journalist, author and broadcaster Sir Clement Freud, will be officially installed next month.

Marrying your 'parents'

Wednesday 08 January 2003

Psychologists have found that humans select long-term partners who not only look like themselves, but look like their opposite sex parents.

Managing impact of environmental change

Tuesday 07 January 2003

A new course aimed at meeting industry's demand for solutions to a growing number of costly environmental problems is to be launched by the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee.

OBE for services to education

Wednesday 01 January 2003

The Master and Deputy Principal of the University of St Andrews has been awarded the OBE in the New Year's Honours list for services to education.