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KOLAWOLE SOYIBO PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR

The University of the West Indies is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Kolawole Soyibo, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies in the Faculty of Humanities and Education, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, to the rank of Professor of Science Education, with effect from May 20, 2004.

THIRTEEN TO RECEIVE HONORARY DEGREES

The University of the West Indies will award thirteen honorary degrees at graduation ceremonies to be held at its three campuses at Cave Hill, Barbados, Mona, Jamaica and St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, later this year.

UWI TO PROVIDE LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONALS

Professionals working in the Early Childhood Education sector in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean will have the opportunity to acquire management and leadership skills in Early Childhood Development through an innovative web-based Masters degree programme which has been introduced at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.

JAMAICA COMMITTEE OFFERS SCHOLARSHIP

A new scholarship in Primary Education valued at some two hundred and forty thousand
Jamaican dollars (J$240,000) over two years, will be offered at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, beginning in the 2004-2005 academic year.

The scholarship has been donated by the Jamaica Committee, a U.S. based, not for profit corporation, comprised of Jamaicans and lovers of Jamaica who are committed to helping provide the people of Jamaica with a better life.

FRANCE CONFERS NATIONAL HONOUR ON FOUR

The French Government has conferred a prestigious national honour, the Order of the “Palmes Academiques” on four Caribbean women. They are former head of the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and well known actress, writer and teacher, Mrs. Jean Small; Senior Lecturer and former Head of the Department of French, Dr. Betty Wilson; Coordinator of the Language Laboratory and Lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages at the UWI, Mona Campus, Dr.

$700,000.00 Gift for UWI Cable & Wireless and Nortel Networks Partner to Provide UWI Mona with Advanced Communications Networ

Nortel Networks and Cable & Wireless Jamaica have partnered to provide the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies with an advanced wireless local area network and related security system, valued at some J$700,000.00.

The official handing over of the equipment took place at the offices of the UWI’s Management Information Technology Services (MITS) on Thursday, May 27.

Minimal Access Surgery in Children focus of 3rd William Dennis Memorial Lecture

The Third Annual William Dennis Memorial Lecture will be held on June 8, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital of the West Indies. The Lecture on “Minimal Access Surgery in Children” will be delivered by Dr. Jacob Langer, Chief of Paediatric Surgery, Toronto Sick Children’s Hospital, Canada. Prof. Langer is also the Department of Surgery’s 2004 External Examiner for the DM (Paediatric Surgery) exams.

The Centre for Caribbean Thought Honours Stuart Hall

The Centre for Caribbean Thought at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona will honour Jamaican-born Stuart Hall in the Third Caribbean Reasonings to be held on the Mona Campus on June 17-19, 2004. The conference will be held under the theme “Culture, Politics, Race and Diaspora: The Thought of Stuart Hall”. Prof. Stuart Hall is an internationally renowned scholar best known for his contribution to cultural studies, political thought, film and media studies and critical theory.

CARIBBEAN REASONINGS IN HONOUR OF STUART HALL

The Centre for Caribbean Thought, The University of the West Indies (UWI) will hold the 3rd Caribbean Reasonings on June 17-19, 2004 at UWI, Mona under the theme ‘Culture, Politics, Race and Diaspora: The Thought of Stuart Hall’.

MONATS Elects New Executive Council

At its Annual General Meeting held on Thursday May 13, 2004, the Mona
Administrative and Technical Staff Association (MONATS), formerly MONASA, elected a new Executive body to serve for a period of one year. Mr. Patrick Thwaites was re-elected President for a third consecutive term. New Officers elected by the membership include Vice-President, Miss Nolda Thompson; Secretary, Ms. Cecelia Ferguson; and Assistant Secretary, Mrs. Annett Allison-Beckford.


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