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UWI Collaborates with the ASJ to heighten awareness of need for Historic Preservation

The Department of History and Archaeology at The University of the West Indies, Mona will host an educational workshop for archaeologists from Friday, December 3 to Sunday, December 5, 2010 at the N1 Lecture Theatre, in the Faculty of Humanities & Education at the UWI, Mona Campus. The theme of the workshop is  “Increasing sensitivity to the past through information and guidance on material culture”.

Toronto Police Chief Visits Jamaica November 22-24, 2010

Chief of the Toronto Police Service, Mr. William Blair, arrives in Jamaica on Monday, November 22, 2010 for a four-day visit to the Island. This is the second in a series of planned visits by prominent international Crime Management experts with knowledge of contemporary trends in Policing, being organised by The University of the West Indies, Mona, in collaboration with the Police Service Commission.   The visits are intended to facilitate an interaction between these experts and key persons associated with the transformation of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) allowing for an exchange of perspectives, ideas and recommendations on specific elements of the transformation.

Expansion planned for Hugh Wynter Fertility Management Unit

Minister of Health, Hon Rudyard Spencer will deliver the main address at the official groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the Hugh Wynter Fertility Management Unit in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies Mona on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 11.00 a.m.

UWI Vice Chancellor Professor E. Nigel Harris will break ground at the ceremony which takes place on the compound of the University Hospital of the West Indies. 

UWI, Mona Hosts First UNESCO Micro Science Project in the Caribbean

The University of the West Indies, Mona will host the first UNESCO Micro Science Project training workshop on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 9 am. The Global Micro-science Experiments Project is a hands-on science education project that gives primary and secondary school students as well as university students the opportunity to conduct practical work in physics, chemistry and biology, using kits with booklets from UNESCO’s teaching and learning materials describing possible scientific experiments. It is also designed to promote capacity building for science education and enhance development of scientific thinking and experimentation.

Live Broadcast of Memorial Service for Professor Barry Chevannes

The University of the West Indies, Mona will provide live streaming of the Memorial Service for Professor Emeritus, Professor Alston Barrington ‘Barry’ Chevannes which takes place on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 10 am in the University Chapel, Mona.  The service may be viewed at http://tv.mona.uwi.edu/#. Persons may also access the site through the UWI TV link on the UWI, Mona home page (http://www.mona.uwi.edu). The service will also be broadcast live on the cable channel JNN.
A condolence book has been opened for Professor Chevannes at the Undercroft of the Senate Building. Persons wishing to sign the book may do so on the day of his funeral.

UWI, Mona Hosts Memorial Service to Honour the Life of Professor Chevannes

The Memorial Service for Professor Emeritus, Professor Alston Barrington ‘Barry’ Chevannes will take place on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 10 am in the University Chapel, Mona.  His body will lie in state from 9 am to 10 am and there will be musical tributes prior to the start of the service.

A condolence book has been opened for Professor Chevannes at the Undercroft of the Senate Building. Persons wishing to sign the book may do so from 10 am to 4 pm up to Friday, November 12. The book will be also be available for signing on the day of his funeral.

The Institute of Jamaica is organizing a Wake to take place at the Undercroft on Saturday, November 13, 2010, beginning at 6 pm.

Professor Emeritus and UWI pioneer dies at 88

Professor Rawle Farley, noted economist and educator and a pioneer academic of the University of the West Indies died on November 6 in Rochester, New York at the age of 88. Dr Farley had been a professor of economics at the State University of New York, College at Brockport since 1966. He was the founder and first chairperson of the Department of Economics at SUNY Brockport, and was named Professor Emeritus in 1995.

UWI Pays Tribute To Barry Chevannes

The University of the West Indies has learnt with profound regret of the passing of Professor Emeritus Alston Barrington (Barry) Chevannes on Friday, November 5, 2010 at the University Hospital of the West Indies.

Normal Operations Resume at The UWI, Mona on November 5

The UWI, Mona wishes to advise students, members of staff and the wider public that there will be normal operations at the Campus on Friday, November 5, 2010. Examinations will also take place as planned.


The three graduation ceremonies will also go ahead as scheduled today, Friday November 5 at 5.30 p.m. for the Faculties of Humanities & Education and Law; on Saturday, November 6 at 10.00 a.m. for the Faculties of Medical Sciences and Pure and Applied Sciences, and then later that afternoon at 5.30 p.m. for the Faculties of Social Sciences and Engineering.

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November 5, 2010

Advisory 3 - Tropical Storm Tomas

In accordance with the recommendation of the Ministry of Education, The University of the West Indies, Mona will suspend classes for today, Thursday, November 4, 2010.

Members of staff are however being asked to report for duty to assist in the phasing down operations.

A further advisory will be issued tomorrow in respect to the graduation ceremonies planned for the weekend.


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