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UWI School of Education Forum

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November 22, 2011 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Faculty of Law- Lecture Room 1

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Staff

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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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Professor Terence Seemungal lectures on the Scourge of NCDs

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157628135634612/{/gallery} THE UWI, ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad And Tobago-University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor of Medicine, Terence Seemungal, delivered his Professorial Inaugural Lecture, on Thursday 10th November, 2011, at 5:30pm, at the UWI St. Augustine Campus.

In his lecture titled, “The Rise of Non-communicable Diseases: definitely not a breath of fresh air!” Professor Seemungal addressed various types of non-communicable diseases, with a special emphasis on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

This lecture was chaired by Professor Vijay Naraynsingh, Head of the Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences, who also gave the welcome address. Professor Clement Sankat, Pro Vice Chancellor and UWI St. Augustine Campus Principal, delivered the opening remarks while Professor Samuel Ramsewak, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, introduced the feature speaker. Dr. Sherry Sandy, Senior Resident and DM Internal Medicine at the Port of Spain General Hospital, closed off the lecture with a vote of thanks.

The UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon 2011

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627974193631/{/gallery} The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus hosted its signature UWI SPEC 8th International Half-Marathon 2011 on Sunday 30th October, 2011, with First Citizens as the presenting sponsor.

USA’s George Towett took the first place position, coming in at a time of 1:06:41. Simon Sawe, from Kenya/USA, came in second at 1:08:03. Coming in third was Cleveland Forde from Guyana with a time of 1:08:55. Stephen Tanui was a close fourth at 1:08:59, and Trinidad’s very own Richard Jones hit the finish line a second later, at 1:09:00, taking fifth place.

The only traffic-free race in the region, the Half-Marathon was one of the most anticipated events on the local athletic calendar.

Since its inception in 2004, the UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon has grown tremendously. This year, over 1,000 local, regional and international athletes competed for over TT$135,000 in prizes. There were also specific categories for UWI students and staff, and wheelchair as well as physically challenged competitors.

Once again, this year’s race was electronically timed and any records broken in this AIMS-certified (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races), and International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF)-accredited race was recognized worldwide.

Faculty of Humanities and Education Awards Ceremony

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November 10, 2011 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The Annual Students Award Ceremony of The Faculty of Humanities and Education will be held on Thursday November 10, at 2:00 P.M. in the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre (N1).  The Ceremony will recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in their various fields of learning.

Anti Doping Seminar

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November 26, 2011 (Time To Be Announced)

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TBA

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Staff

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Students

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General Public

Energy Awareness Expo

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November 10, 2011 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

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November 11, 2011 - 9:00am - 8:00pm

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Lawns facing the Undercroft

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Staff

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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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Graduation 2011

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November 4, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:45pm

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November 5, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:30pm

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November 5, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:45pm

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Graduation Lawns

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Staff

Faculty of Medical Sciences Annual Research Conference

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November 9, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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November 10, 2011 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

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November 11, 2011 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

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Mona Visitors' Lodge and Conference Centre (Opening Ceremony) and Main Medical Sciences Lecture

Blood Drive

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November 9, 2011 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

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November 10, 2011 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

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Assembly Hall, UWI, Mona

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Staff

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The UWI HEU, Centre for Health Economics named after Sir George Alleyne

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157628020121772/{/gallery} On Tuesday October 25th, 2011, The HEU, Centre for Health Economics at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, was renamed after the University’s Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne.

Sir George has served as Chancellor to The UWI for the last eight years and has been a long-standing friend of the HEU. His contributions to the development of health systems in the region and beyond have been invaluable. In 1995, Sir George became Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau (PASB), Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) and completed a second four-year term, in January 2003. In 2003, he was elected Director Emeritus of the PASB. From February 2003 until December 2010, he was the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean. Sir George currently holds an Adjunct professorship on the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.

The building renaming is part of a wider initiative to recognize persons who contributed significantly to the success and well being of the Campus and the University. This initiative falls under the St. Augustine Campus 50th Anniversary commemorations.

The UWI Seismic Research Centre launches photographic book on Montserrat eruption

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627938414722/{/gallery} The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre and the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) launched the book : Island of Fire: The Natural Spectacle of the Soufrière Hills Volcano Montserrat, on Tuesday October 18th at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) in Port of Spain. The book launch was part of the University’s Earth Science Week Celebration which ran from October 10th-20th at NAPA and was themed “Our Ever-changing Earth”.

The first of its kind for the Caribbean, the book Island of Fire, is a photographic collection depicting the volcanic eruption in Montserrat which began in 1995. The eruption was one of the most dramatic volcanic events of recent decades and has shown a wide variety of geological phenomena – some of which had never been witnessed anywhere else or on such a large scale within historical times. Extended captions provided additional insight into the processes and dynamics of this spectacular eruption making the book a true synergy of science and art.

“From cover to cover, this volume depicts the multiple moods and colours of the mountain and its environs and the baleful effects of the eruption on people and places,” commented Sir Howard Fergus, former Professor of Eastern Caribbean Studies at UWI. “This publication satisfies while whetting the appetite for research whether in history, volcanology or photographic art,” added Fergus.

Dr. Paul Cole, Editor and Photographer for Island of Fire and Director of Montserrat Volcano Observatory said, "The book is not simply an exhibition of photographs; it also includes an explanation of the science behind each photographs. One of the objectives of the book was to feature photographs that the public rarely gets to see, such as close views of the lava dome and the devastation of Plymouth in the exclusion zone." He also added that, "Island of Fire can be taken at a number of levels, simply enjoying the photographs or taking in the science found in the captions and explanations at the start of each chapter."

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