The University of the West Indies

CHANCELLOR’S MEDAL

The Chancellor’s Medal is a rare accolade.
First struck in 1998, the 50th anniversary of the university opening its doors, the June 2017 award to Professor Elsa Leo-Rhynie is the sixth such award; and perhaps the last hurrah of outgoing Chancellor Sir George Alleyne.

FINDING NUGGETS

History is a montage – a tapestry – a patchwork. Much depends on the perspective and the sources available. And we have to be willing to consider all sorts of sources as we understand and fill gaps in the story.

PAN GOES TO COLLEGE: Update and Sound!

We’ve been working to get the timeline straight for the story of how both steel bands and carnival evolved at the Mona, Jamaica regional hub that was the University College of the West Indies, popularly known as ‘UC’, in the 1950s; and to capture some of the voices.  A cameo exhibition last year was a work-in-progress, and since then we’ve been able to bring more people into the conversation.

SLIDE SHOW: International Museum Day

It’s been a good day of collaboration between the University of the West Indies (UWI) Museum and the Jamaica Military Museum, with the Jamaica German Society also giving assistance. Here’s a slide show of some of the pictures. Thanks to those who participated and to those, including our colleagues at the University Archives and other offices of the UWI Regional HQ, who assisted.

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