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NEW FACULTY DEANS TAKE OFFICE AT THE UWI MONA

 
The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Office of Administration is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Deans at the Mona Campus in Jamaica. Professor Michael Taylor is the new Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology and Professor David Tennant is the new Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The new Deans took office on August 1, 2018 and will serve until July 31, 2022.
 

KOFI ANNAN: PHILOSOPHER PRINCE

The following editorial on the passing of Kofi Annan—Ghanaian diplomat and seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations—is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles.

PROFESSOR MATTHEW J. SMITH AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

The UWI-Mona congratulates Professor Matthew J. Smith of the Department of History and Archaeology, on being awarded a prestigious research Fellowship at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle, North Carolina for the academic year 2018-2019. Professor Smith is one of 39 fellows chosen among 556 applicants from around the globe. Each Fellow will work on an individual research project and will have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures, and conferences at the Center.
 

THE UWI, MONA LIBRARY: FIRST UNIVERSITY OUTSIDE THE US TO GET EBSCO SOLAR GRANT

(L-R), Mr Stanley Smellie, of the Energy Management Unit, Mona School of Engineering; Dr Paulette Kerr, Campus Librarian, The UWI, Mona Library; Professor Ishenkumba Kahwa, Deputy Principal, The UWI, Mona; Professor Paul Reece, Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, The UWI Mona; Mr Damien Satterthwaite, Regional Sales Manager, Caribbean EBSCO Information Services; Dr. Sasekea Harris, Head: Science & Engineering Branch Library (SEBL) and Adjunct Lecturer in Dept. of Library & Info.

Recalling Naipaul

The following statement on the passing of Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad (V.S.) Naipaul is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles.
 

17 to receive UWI Honorary Degrees at 2018 Graduation

Seventeen influencers who have made outstanding contributions regionally and internationally within their respective fields will be awarded honorary degrees by The University of the West Indies (The UWI) in 2018.

As is tradition, the honorary graduands represent a cross-section of eminent people in the arts, sciences and other fields. Their degrees which have been approved by the University Council, will be conferred at The UWI’s 2018 graduation ceremonies and presented by Chancellor Robert Bermudez.

Professor Gift appointed to oversee The UWI Board of Graduate Studies and Research

Effective August 1, 2018, Professor Stephan Gift is the new Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research, at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). Professor Gift’s appointment was approved at the June meeting of University Finance & General Purposes Committee. He succeeds Professor Dale Webber who has now taken up the portfolio of Campus Principal of The UWI Mona Campus.
 


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