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Open Letter Volume 4 February 2012

The University of the West Indies (UWI) recently held its Annual Outreach activities from January 25-27, 2012 in Saint Lucia.

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UWI Pop Society Stage Benefit Concert

UWI Pop Society Stage Benefit Concert

The UWI Pop Society will re-stage their 2012 major season, 'Rhythm of Life' at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts as a benefit for Jadon Dixon. The Benefit Concert is set for Friday, April, 20, 2012 at 7 pm at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA). 
 
Jadon Dixon, is the two year old son of a member of staff at UWI,

Top Caribbean Players to Participate in UWI, Mona Inaugural Beach Volleyball Invitational

Top Caribbean Players to Participate in UWI, Mona Inaugural Beach Volleyball Invitational

Top players including national players from Jamaica and Cayman Islands will be among the line up at the inaugural UWI, Mona Beach Volleyball Invitational. Among the players who will participate are:  Jamaican duos of Cherine Richards and Cheryl Daley and Tsahai Williams and Nardrake Hutchinson, former Ms. Cayman, Cristin Alexander will represent

Departmental Seminar Examines How Women Create Social Spaces

Departmental Seminar Examines How Women Create Social Spaces

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at UWI, Mona will host another seminar in its Departmental Series on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 5 pm at Room N5, UWI, Mona. The seminar is entitled, "Gyno-Exclusivism: Negotiating spaces of alterity as presented in "Juletane,' 'Femmes Echouées' & 'Le Quimboiseur L'avait dit.'"  Ms. Rashell P

Postgraduate Open Day 2012

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157629468853142/{/gallery} The Office of Graduate Studies and Research at The UWI, St. Augustine Campus, hosted a Postgraduate Open Day on Saturday 14th April, 2012, from 9 am to 5 pm, at the JFK Auditorium and Lecture Theatre.

The event showed the public how pursuing a postgraduate degree with The University of the West Indies (UWI) can expose them to new ideas through UWI’s innovative postgraduate taught and research programmes; exploration by developing expertise in several areas including Agriculture, Engineering, Social Sciences, Medicine, Business, the Arts, Education, Literature and Language; the great possibilities garnered by participating in collaborative international and local projects that are making a difference across the globe; and to the world by providing opportunities to collaborate with academics, researchers and intellectuals from more than 100 international universities and colleges.

During the Open Day, visitors had the opportunity to visit booths set up by the Faculties of Humanities and Education, Medical Sciences, Engineering, Science and Agriculture and Social Sciences, as well as the Institute of International Relations (IIR), the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) and the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (ALJGSB).

They also attended sessions which provided information on new and existing programmes at each of the Faculties and Institutes listed above.

Professorial Inaugural Lecture delivered by Professor Hariharan Seetharaman

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157629468354030/{/gallery} The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, hosted the Professorial Inaugural Lecture of Professor Hariharan Seetharaman on Thursday 12th April, 2012, at 5.30pm, at Amphitheatre A, Faculty of Medical Sciences,Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC), Mt. Hope.

A Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at The UWI’s Faculty of Medical Sciences, Professor Seetharaman’s expansive research in the area of critical care led him to question the role of the healthcare system in the death of a patient. In his inaugural lecture, “Keeping ICU patients alive – at all costs?” Professor Seetharaman will explore issues including, what the performance markers of a healthcare unit are, whether ‘death in a hospital’ can be interpreted as a failure of the healthcare system, the concept of ‘death’ in contemporary society, the role of life-support technology in medically futile patients and how cost influences the decision-making process.

Professor Seetharaman is also the Deputy Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at The UWI’s St. Augustine Campus, and the Director of Operating Theatres, at the EWMSC.

Department of Government Hosts Graduate Research Seminar

Department of Government Hosts Graduate Research Seminar

The Department of Government, UWI, Mona hosts a Research Seminar where PhD candidates in the Department will share findings from their research.  The seminar takes place on Tuesday, April 17 at 2 pm at SR 15.  
 
The seminar features the following:

  • Shinique Walters: “Management of Social Development Projects in Jamaica: Critical Factors Which C

16th Annual Derek Gordon Seminar

16th Annual Derek Gordon Seminar

“Crime and Social Theory in the Caribbean” is the theme of this year’s annual Derek Gordon seminar scheduled for Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 2 pm at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge and Conference Centre, UWI.

 

Graduate students and UWI academics will explore a range of topics during the seminar including: adolescent suicide, community relationship

UWI Mona Library to Measure Library Service Quality

UWI Mona Library to Measure Library Service Quality

The UWI Mona Library is one of the recipients of the Association of Research Libraries LibQUAL+® In-Kind Grant for 2012.  
 
LibQUAL+® is a survey developed by the Association of Research Libraries to measure library service quality and identify best practices.   The programme’s centrepiece is a rigorously tested Web-based survey paired with tra

UWI Research Improving Diabetes Care in the Region

UWI Research Improving Diabetes Care in the Region

Scientific studies and appraisal of some bush remedies at the University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona have found that these “bushes” though possibly having beneficial ingredients also have potential toxins which can be harmful to individuals and that these cultural practices greatly impact on the health of the region.
 
 The researchers found that

UWI, Mona Hosts Free CAPE History Workshops

UWI, Mona Hosts Free CAPE History Workshops

The Department of History and Archaeology at UWI, Mona will host free Caribbean Advance Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) History Workshops for sixth form students on April 14 and 21 at 9:30 am at the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre (N1), UWI, Mona. The Workshops are organized by the Department as a part of its outreach efforts. 
 
The first Workshop on

“Rastafari in the New Millennium” Book to be Launched at UWI, Mona

“Rastafari in the New Millennium” Book to be Launched at UWI, Mona

“Rastafari in the New Millennium” is the title of the Rastafari text being launched by the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 6 pm at the Undercroft, UWI, Mona.  Speakers on this occasion include, Professor Rupert Lewis, Garvey Scholar at UWI, Mona , Dr. Clinton Hutton, Pan- African Scholar and Lect

Student Awards Ceremony 2012

Student Awards Ceremony 2012

The annual Student Awards Ceremony will recognize hundreds of students for their outstanding performance in academics, co-curricular activities and sports. The Ceremony takes place on Saturday, April 14 at 6:30 pm at the Assembly Hall, UWI, Mona.  Dr. Carl Bruce, Associate Lecturer in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI, Mona and Consultant

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