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{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157629116909517/{/gallery} Campus Literature Week is an annual event in the Literatures in English (LIE) Section. It usually runs for a week and coincides with the visit of the Writer-in-Residence to the campus. There are daily lunchtime readings that feature the work of writers from the St Augustine Campus community, including especially the first-year MFA students. Other local writers are also invited to attend. Campus Literature Week culminates in a gala evening of readings by the Writer-in-Residence.
Last year, 2011, our Writer-in-Residence was Shani Mootoo, and Campus Literature Week took place from 14 to 18 March.


{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157629116498661/{/gallery} The Department of Liberal Arts, UWI St Augustine hosted Dialogues 2010—a collaborative launch of recent book-length publications by members of the Department. This launch took place on Thursday 11th November, 2010 at the Centre for Language Learning (CLL), The UWI, St. Augustine Campus.

Dialogues 2010 featured Language Education and Policy in Fiji: A Culturometric Investigation of Ethnic Values. Vols 1 & 2 by Béatrice Boufoy Bastick (Lambert Academic Publishing 2010); and Ancestories: Readings of Kamau Braithwaite’s Ancestors by Professor Emeritus Gordon Rohlehr (Lexicon 2010). Also launched were three works of fiction and three edited journal collections.

Works of fiction included: Moving Right Along: Caribbean Stories in Honour of John Cropper edited by Funso Aiyejina with Judy Stone. Two award-winning works of fiction: Barbara Lalla’s Cascade: A Novel (UWI Press 2010), Winner of the UWI Press Inaugural Fiction Award; and Jennifer Rahim’s collection of short stories Approaching Sabbaths (Peepal Tree Press 2009), winner of the prestigious Casa de las Américas Prize for Caribbean Literature in English.

Three edited journal collections: “Where is Here: Remapping the Caribbean” Journal of West Indian Literature Vol. 18 No. 2, edited by Jean Antoine; “Caribbean Religion and Politics: A Model for Cultural Change” Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diaspora. 12 (3) Winter 2009, edited by Maarit Forde and Diana Paton; and “The Culture of Violence: A Trinidad and Tobago Case Study” Caribbean Review of Gender Vol 4: 2010, edited by Valerie Youssef and Paula Morgan.

The UWI Press launches five e-books for Kindle customers

The UWI Press launches five e-books for Kindle customers

The University of the West Indies Press is a not-for-profit scholarly publisher of books in thirteen academic disciplines.

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UWI Fete 2012, Zangalewa...It’s time for Africa

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157629114822527/{/gallery} After another sold-out year in 2012, UWI Fete – the original all-inclusive – celebrated its 22nd year on Sunday 22nd January, 2012, with a journey to Africa!

Established in 1989, UWI Fete is the cornerstone of The University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Development and Endowment Fund. Over 3,000 bursaries have been awarded by the Fund to promote academic excellence, to assist deserving UWI students and to facilitate student interchange between the Campuses of the University. This year's much anticipated fete themed “Zangalewa ,” with offerings of exotic music, food and drinks, and African inspired décor by Randal Halfhide of Another Idea, UWI Fete 2012 brought to life the rich cultures of Africa.

The day began with brunch that included an array of local classics. Throughout the day, guests continued to experience the very best in food, including a tantalising mix of authentic African cuisine. Zangalewa guests also, of course, feasted on Arabic, Indian, Creole and other international culinary delights.

This year’s UWI Fete line up included Kes the Band, Karma, Dil-E-Nadan, Roy Cape and his All Stars, with a special back-in-times session featuring Nelson, Stalin and Ronnie McIntosh.
Recently, The UWI conferred an honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) degree upon Roy Cape in recognition of his contributions to Caribbean music over the past 52 years. Cape’s band is the longest serving at UWI Fete and really delivered a special performance at the Zangalewa.

UWI History Department Launches 'In the Fires of Hope'

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157629101572075/{/gallery} In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Independence in Trinidad and Tobago, the Department of History at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus will host a yearlong series of activities including essay and poetry competitions for our country’s primary and secondary school youth, a public lecture series and film showings throughout various communities in Trinidad and Tobago.

These activities will culminate in a 3 day international conference from the 13-15 September 2012 entitled “In The Fires Of Hope: 50 Years of Independence In Trinidad And Tobago,” which is designed to investigate all facets of the theme of Independence with emphasis on Trinidad and Tobago. The yearlong activities was officially launched on Thursday 26th January at UWI St. Augustine.

Launch of New Publication from the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Institute

Launch of New Publication from the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Institute

A media launch of the most recent publication from the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Insitute (HLSTUEI), entitled, A Roadmap for Trade Unions: Relevance & Sustainability, will be held on Thursday February 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Institute’s main lecture room at 12a Gibraltar Camp Way, Mona, The University of the West

UWI, Mona Continues Climate Change Lecture Series

UWI, Mona Continues Climate Change Lecture Series

The second lecture in the Climate Energy Nexus: Call to Action Lecture Series is entitled: ‘The Geopolitics of Climate Change and Energy Balances’.  The lecture will be delivered by Ambassador KGA Hill, on Tuesday January 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm at the Mathematics Lecture Room 3 (M3), UWI, Mona.
The Series is organized by

World Bank “Open Data Evangelist” for Slashroots Conference at UWI, Mona

World Bank “Open Data Evangelist” for Slashroots Conference at UWI, Mona

World Bank Open Data evangelist, Dr. Tariq Khokhar will deliver the keynote address at the Opening Plenary of the Mona School of Business-hosted SlashRoots-Caribbean Open Data Conference, which is being presented under the theme, “Developing the Caribbean.”  Describing his interests as being “where technology,

UWI Research Days 2012 to Examine Health and Wellness Research

UWI Research Days 2012 to Examine Health and Wellness Research

Health and Wellness will be the focus as the University of the West Indies hosts its 2012 Research Days activities on January 26 and 27 on the Mona Campus. Now in its 13th year, the annual forum provides an opportunity for dialogue between researchers and students, potential investors/research collaborators, business leaders and policy


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