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Professorial Inaugural Lecture: Professor Gyan Shrivastava

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157641511130825/{/gallery} On January 30, 2014, the Open Lectures Committee of The UWI St. Augustine Campus hosted the Professorial Inaugural Lecture presented by Professor Gyan Shrivastava titled "River Mechanics - Linking Engineering and Society " at Engineering Lecture Theatre 1, Block 13, Max Richards Building, Faculty of Engineering.

These Professorial Inaugural lectures aim to showcase the research of our campus' recently appointed or promoted Professors for members of the wider community. Shrivastava is Senior Lecturer and Professor of Coastal Engineering, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Engineerin. A national of India, he is also former Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and was awarded a BPTT Fellowship to the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London. He sees rivers as major interest to civil engineers for water supply, irrigation, bridge construction, power generation, navigation, drainage, and wastewater effluent disposal.

Distinguished Open Lecture: Professor Milla Riggio

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157641511061123/{/gallery} On February 3, 2014, Professor Milla Cozart Riggio presented a Distinguished Open Lecture titled "Carnival Crossings: From There to Here - Arkansas to Harvard to Trinidad". Riggio is currently a James J. Goodwin Professor of English from Trinity College Hartford, Connecticut, and has focused her research and much of her pedagogy since 1995 on Trinidad Carnival and the plays of Shakespeare and has coordinated world conferences on Carnival, and served as a frequent consultant for the Trinidad and Tobago National Carnival Commission.

Currently, Riggio coordinates the Trinity-in-Trinidad Global Learning site, an exchange program that bribgs students from institiution sin the U.S. to study in Trinidad each year. Among her books are included an edited volume entitled Teaching Shakespeare through Performance, as well as three books she edited and co-edited on Trinidad Carnival. She is also co-editor of "In Trinidad, a book of photographs by Trinity Professor Pablo Delano, published in 2008 by Ian Randle Publishers. Her lecture focused on her journey: as the daughter of a Southern Baptiste preacher in Arkansas, to a Harvard Ph.D., to an immersion in the plays of Shakespeare and finally into Trinidad and Tobago Carnival. It was presented not simply as the story of one peculiar North American woman, but as a key to what makes the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago unique.

Annual Mary Seacole Hall Lecture


March 6, 2014 - 2:30pm

The annual Mary Seacole Hall Lecture will take place on Thursday March 6 at the UWI Undercroft.  The lecture will be delivered by Sen. Marlene Malahoo Forte under the theme "Women: Inspiring Change."  Mary Seacole Hall week traditionally falls during the week of International Women's

Mary Seacole Hall hosts Elect Her annual event with Emmy Award Winning Journalist


March 1, 2014 - 9:00am - 4:30pm

Mary Seacole Hall hosts "Elect Her: Campus Women Win"The centerpiece program of the Elect Her initiative is a training program that encourages college women to run for student government on their college or university campuses. Research has shown that women who run for

Vice Chancellor Nigel Harris on NY1

Vice Chancellor Nigel Harris on NY1
Inside City Hall’s Errol Louis spoke with Professor E. Nigel Harris, vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies Open Campus, about his organization’s efforts to help more Caribbean young people attend college.
Click here to watch the video

Vice Chancellor Nigel Harris on NY1

Vice Chancellor Nigel Harris on NY1
Inside City Hall’s Errol Louis spoke with Professor E. Nigel Harris, vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies Open Campus, about his organization’s efforts to help more Caribbean young people attend college.
Click here to watch the video


Discussion on Pinnacle - The first Rastafari settlement in Jamaica


February 28, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Pinnacle Story: The Half that has never been told  promises to provide insights into why Pinnacle should be made a heritage site of significance. Featured speakers include Dr Clinton Hutton, Dr Michael Barnett, Michael Boyd and Ras Miguel Lorne. Download event poster

Literatures in English Month: Launch of the novel 'As Flies to Whatless Boys'


March 1, 2014 - 3:00pm

Trinidadian writer Robert Antoni will launch his latest novel As Flies to Whatless Boys.  This is Antoni’s fifth novel which follows his previous successes Divina Trace (1991) and Blessed is the Fruit (1998) and My Grandmother’s Erotic Folktales (2002). The event will be held in ass

Literatures in English Month: Poetry Writing Workshop


March 1, 2014 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

The Department of Literatures in English will launch its annual celebration of Literatures in English Month with two major events, one of which is a poetry writing workshop to be led by St. Lucian poet and dramatist Kendel Hippolyte

The four-hour session is co-sponsored by Artistic

Presentation Ceremony - Sir Frank Worrell Blood Drive Trophy winner


February 26, 2014 - 2:00pm

The Hall of Residence with the highest donation of blood for the University of the West Indies' Blood Drive 2013 will be announced at this event. The winning hall will also be presented with the Sir Frank Worrell Trophy.


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UWI signs First-of-a-kind Research Agreement with NCB Jamaica

UWI signs First-of-a-kind Research Agreement with NCB Jamaica

The University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona and National Commercial Bank (NCB) Jamaica on Thursday, February 20 signed an agreement under which NCB will provide US$953,000 to finance a programme of applied research focusing on strategies for corporate renewal and transformation in the Caribbean region.
The programme, which is the first of its

On Campus radio show: The story behind UWI's Cassava Bread + A MSc. in Food Agro Proccessing Technology


February 23, 2014 - 2:00pm


February 23, 2014 - 4:00pm

Next On Campus:
Dr. Ian Thompson, Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry is our special guest, as he highlights the thinking and latest developments behind the Cassava Bread initiative.
He stays with us for the 'Choice


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