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Professor Elsa Leo-Rhynie Awarded Chancellor’s Medal

Professor The Hon. Elsa Leo-Rhynie, Professor Emerita of The University of the West Indies (UWI) was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal by Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne at a ceremony at the UWI Regional Headquarters on Friday, June 23, 2017.

Experts in Jamaican Share Solutions for Caribbean Crime at UWI Vice-Chancellor's Forum

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) hosted a forum aimed at tackling solutions to crime in the Caribbean Region. The forum themed “Taming the Caribbean Crime Monster: A Solutions Agenda” was held at The UWI Regional Headquarters in Jamaica and streamed live via the University’s multimedia, public information and education service, UWItv.

Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller to be named Honorary Distinguished Fellow of The UWI

“We see her as an elder who has so much to teach”, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) joins with the people of Jamaica, the wider Caribbean and its Diasporas, and indeed the global coalitions for democratic governance and equality for women and the inclusion of the poor, in celebrating the long and distinguished contribution of the Most Honourable Portia Simpson-Miller to public and political life.

Dacres achieves first Diamond League win

The University of the West Indies, Mona congratulates scholarship athlete and discus thrower, Federick Dacres, on his outstanding performance at the recent IAAF(International Association of Athletics Federation) Diamond League meet held in  Stockholm, Sweden on Sunday, June 18, 2017.   Dacres threw a distance of 68.36m,  the third-farthest distance so far this season. It was the first IAAF Diamond League win of his career.

The 23-year-old has been having an excellent season. He set the national record for Jamaica twice this year, first in January at the Big Shot Invitational meet with a throw of 68.67m, then broke it just two weeks later at the King of the Ring throws meet at Excelsior High with a mark of 68.88 on February 11.

Dr Paul D. Brown elected as Vice-Chair for inaugural ASM Council on Microbial Sciences

Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, Dr. Paul Brown, has been elected as Vice-Chair for the inaugural Council on Microbial Sciences (COMS) of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

The UWI’s Mona Campus Takes Title as 2017 UWI Inter-Campus Games Champions

The University of the West Indies, Mona campus emerged as the 2017 UWI Inter-Campus Games Champions at the close of the 2017 UWI Inter-Campus Games held recently at The UWI, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. Defending champions, Mona, amassed 102 points, to edge out Cave Hill with 100 points. St. Augustine closed with 76 points, coming in third place and the Open Campus team, which competed only for the second time in the Games’ 52-year-history, earned 18 points.

Dr. Stacy Stephenson-Clarke selected as American Society for Microbiology [ASM] Young Ambassador of Science to Jamaica

Lecturer in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Dr. Stacy Stephenson-Clarke, has been appointed as the American Society of Microbiologists’ (ASM) Young Ambassador to Jamaica, effective March 7, 2017.  

The UWI, University of Lagos Set Up Institute of African and Diaspora Studies

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The Institute of Caribbean Studies and the Reggae Studies Unit, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona is pleased to announce that it will host the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STUART HALL in collaboration with the Faculty of Social Sciences (UWI Mona), the British Council and the Stuart Hall Foundation. Slated for June 1 – 3, 2017, the conference and its related events will seek to honour the work of late intellectual and icon Stuart Hall (1932 – 2014) under the theme Whither the Caribbean?: Stuart Hall’s Intellectual Legacy.

Robert Bermudez Confirmed as The UWI’s 6th Chancellor

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I., April 28, 2017 – The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Bermudez has been appointed as its 6th Chancellor.

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