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This Awards ceremony organised by The UWI Alumni Association (UWIAA) will recognize seven alumni, selected by their peers and representing each decade from 1948 to present. Awardees chosen for their significant contribution to their communities and areas of endeavour.

The P.J. Patterson Collection officially received by The University of the West Indies.
The Most Honourable P.J. Patterson, ON, OCC, PC, QC, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, on Tuesday, April 25, 2018, formally deposited a collection of papers with The University of the West Indies (UWI). At a function held at the Regional Headquarters the Vice-Chancellor receiving the collection on behalf of The UWI described Mr. Patterson as “… an extraordinary history maker….”. The UWI, prides itself on being the Caribbean region’s premier research institution, the Mona Library will be the home for the collection.

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Dudley Joseph Thompson was born in Panama on January 19, 1917, to Daniel and Ruby Thompson. He had seven siblings. His father, a teacher and his mother, a seamstress, were part of masses Jamaicans who went to Panama and helped to build the Panama Canal. The family returned to Jamaica to settle in Darliston, Westmoreland in the late 1920s.

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This exhibition is designed to assist students in examining the key areas that will guide them in developing excellent research and writing skills.

The Science Branch library has created an exhibition on “Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)”. The aim of the exhibition is to highlight the work of women scientists (professors and doctors) in the Faculty of Science & Technology at the University of the West Indies, Mona. It also seeks to call attention to the burgeoning STEM concept in Jamaica.

An exhibition to honour the recipients of the 2014 Vice Chancellor's Awards for Excellence  is now on display in the Catalogue Hall of the Main Library.

Recepients of this award: Professor Marvin Reid, Director of the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit, Professor Simon Mitchell, Department of Geography and Geology, and Professor Hopeton Dunn, Director of the Caribbean Institute of Media & Communications (CARIMAC), whose award is for contributions to public service.

The awards were presented at a ceremony on Monday, October 27th at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge and Conference Centre.

A distinguished and well-respected thinker, theorist, sociologist, and political activist, Hall was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1932. He attended Jamaica College and in 1950 was the recipient of both the Jamaica and Rhodes scholarships. The exhibition highlights his high school accomplishments, his cultural and political activism in Britain, his scholarship, his impressive public service record, as well as his numerous honours and awards.

The exhibition was originally mounted  for the Centre  for Caribbean Thought's Third  Annual Conference  in 2004  entitled "Culture, Politics, Race and Diaspora: the Thought of Stuart Hall”,

It was remounted in his memory. (Feb 2014)

The University of the West Indies Mona Library marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jamaican author Victor Stafford Reid with an exhibition on his life and works.

In addition to being a writer Reid held several posts in the Jamaican government, including Chairman of the Jamaica National Trust Commission, and a Trustee of the Historic Foundation Research Centre in Kingston. He won a number of awards including, Silver Musgrave Medal in the field of Literature , the Non-resident Canada Fellowship, the Gold Musgrave Medal in the field of Literature , the Order of Jamaica as well as the Norman Manley Foundation Award for Excellence for his contribution to Literature in Jamaica.

The Library also houses the Vic Reid Collection. In addition it contains research materials from 1947-1987 especially those relating to Norman Manley’ biography Horses of the Morning.

Professor Archibald McDonald was formally inducted as Principal of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus at a ceremony that took place on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in the Graduation Tent on the lawns of the Senate Building. ...more

Professor McDonald served as Deputy Principal of Mona, and is the former Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mona.   He is a graduate of the UWI and received his postgraduate DM degree in 1987.  He has had an outstanding career as a surgeon in Trauma and Emergency Medicine.  He is credited with starting the first Accident and Emergency Department in Jamaica at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).  With colleagues, he established the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Programme in Jamaica and conducted seminal studies that defined the epidemiology of injury in Jamaica which led to development of Jamaica’s Injury Surveillance System.  He has published some 125 papers and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals.

A conference in honour of Professor Rupert Lewis entitled "Black Radical Thought, Pedagogy and Praxis was held October 11 to 12 2013 on the Mona Campus.

Rupert Lewis has spent a lifetime dedicated to teaching and activism meant to affirm people of African descent in the Caribbean and globally. His work on Marcus Garvey and Walter Rodney has been critical to the search for knowledge and understanding in the realities of African Diaspora peoples.


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