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Dr. John Bewaji Promoted to Professor

Dr. John Bewaji Promoted to Professor

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. John  Ayotunde (Tunde) Isola Bewaji, Senior Lecturer Department of Language Linguistics and Philosophy, in the Faculty of Humanities and Education, Mona Campus to the rank of Professor.
 
Professor Bewaji holds the Bachelor of Arts  (1979)and Master of

Dr. Henry Ellis Promoted to Professor

Dr. Henry Ellis Promoted to Professor

The University of the West Indies is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Henry Ellis, senior lecturer in Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, Mona Campus to the rank of Professor of Chemistry, with effect from October 5, 2011.
 
Henry Anthony Ellis holds both the Bachelor of Science (BSc

Dr. Beverley Bryan Promoted to Professor

Dr. Beverley Bryan Promoted to Professor

The University of the West Indies, Mona is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr Beverley Bryan, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies, School of Education, to the rank of Professor, with effect from October 5, 2011.
 
Beverley Bryan holds the Bachelor of Arts in English, the Master of Arts in Language and Literature in

UWI Professor Receives 2011 CARICOM Science Award

UWI Professor Receives 2011 CARICOM Science Award

Dean of the Faculty of Pure & Applied Sciences at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Professor Ishenkumba Kahwa, has been awarded the prestigious 2011 CARICOM Science Award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of science nationally and throughout the region.
 
The award was presented to Professor Kahwa at a

The UWI Climate Studies Group, Mona Launches Docu-feature:“Time to Adapt”

The UWI Climate Studies Group, Mona Launches Docu-feature:“Time to Adapt”

 
The UWI Climate Studies Group, Mona (CSGM) in association with the UNDP/GEF CBA Programme launched and preview a docu-feature entitled, “Time to Adapt” on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. The docu-feature tells the stories of three Jamaican communities who have sought to adapt to climate change. Time to Adapt - 3 Jamaican Community

Acclaimed Writer, Olive Senior Conducts Writers’ Workshop at UWI, Mona

Acclaimed Writer, Olive Senior Conducts Writers’ Workshop at UWI, Mona

 
The Department of Literatures in English, University of the West Indies, Mona will hold the second in a series of Writers’ Workshops on Saturday, December 17, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the UWI, Mona Campus. Prize-winning Jamaican writer, Olive Senior, will conduct a workshop, entitled “The Art of Disguise in

50 Participants Partake in Child Rights Course at UWI, Mona

50 Participants Partake in Child Rights Course at UWI, Mona

The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (Mona) in collaboration with the Child Development Agency (CDA) and the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) hosted a Child Rights Course recently for approximately 50 persons from the private, public and non-governmental organizations in Jamaica.  Financial and technical support

UWI , Mona Hosts Seminar to Explore Why Do We Run So Fast?

UWI , Mona Hosts Seminar to Explore Why Do We Run So Fast?

 “Why do people of African descent in the Caribbean run so fast? Explanations from Gender Analysis, History and Medicine” is the title of the seminar presentation to be delivered by Dr. William Aiken, Lecturer in Surgery (Urology), UWI Mona & Consultant Urologist. The seminar is set for Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 3 pm at

Award-winning Writer, Olive Senior, Launches First Novel, Dancing Lessons

Award-winning Writer, Olive Senior, Launches First Novel, Dancing Lessons

Prize-winning Jamaican author, Olive Senior, will launch her first novel, Dancing Lessons, on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre (N1), Faculty of Humanities and Education, UWI, Mona Campus. Dancing Lessons has been described as “sad, satirical, hilarious, and ultimately redemptive. A novel infused with

CARIMAC Students Tackle Stress With Health and Wellness Expo

CARIMAC Students Tackle Stress With Health and Wellness Expo

 
The final year Public Relations students from the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at UWI, Mona will stage a Health and Wellness Expo dubbed, “F.R.A.S.S: Fit Ready And Striving For Success.” The Expo takes place on Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 11 am at the Rex Nettleford Hall Multifunctional Room, UWI,

UWI, Mona Hosts Education Forum

UWI, Mona Hosts Education Forum

 
The School of Education at UWI, Mona has organized a Forum on Education under the theme, “Education Transformation – Determining the Gain and Refocusing on the Challenges.” The event takes place on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 5 pm at Lecture Theatre 1, Faculty of Law, UWI, Mona. 
 
The main speakers on this

Open Letter Volume 4 September 2011

Open Letter Volume 4 September 2011

The University of the West Indies Open Campus Principal and Director of Sites visit Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in September 2011.

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Open Letter Volume 4 August 2011

Open Letter Volume 4 August 2011

LCI were delighted to be invited to contribute to this month’s edition of the UWI Open Campus newsletter. In June we met with the leadership team to brain storm and design much of the output that formed the foundation of the Employee Retreats that took place in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad over the months of July and August.

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Jazz for a Cause

Jazz for a Cause
An evening of Jazz featuring Barbadian saxophonist, Arturo Tappin, and Jamaica’s guitarist and composer, Ernest Ranglin, OD, was held at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland on Friday, September 23.

Jazz for a Cause

Jazz for a Cause
An evening of Jazz featuring Barbadian saxophonist, Arturo Tappin, and Jamaica’s guitarist and composer, Ernest Ranglin, OD, was held at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland on Friday, September 23.

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Debt at Med School – UWI Student doctors fear dropout

UWI Student doctors fear dropout
Samantha Smith will be the first homegrown medical doctor in Madras, St Ann, and Andrea Salmon hopes to rewrite history in the inner-city community of Rockfort if she finds money to buy books, lab tools and diabetic medication.
The two, straight-A students, enrolled in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies, Mona, are among the country’s poorest who now have access to bettering their lives, but experience incomparable suffering trying to make ends meet.

Open Letter Volume 3 July 2011

Open Letter Volume 3 July 2011

Three years ago the UWI established an Open Campus for the purpose of extending the scope, enhancing the appeal and improving its service to the individuals and communities it serves. This was considered to be a bold move by the University, one that was overdue and much welcomed by those countries without full-fledged campuses. The Open Campus

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