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DIPAK J. SHAH PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Dipak J. Shah, Senior lecturer in the Department of Pathology to the rank of Professor of (Anatomical) Pathology effective May 20, 2004.

Born in Jambusar, India, Professor Shah graduated from the M.S. University, Vadodara, India in 1969, with the Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery degree. He then received a Diploma in Clinical Pathology in 1972, also from M.S. University and the Doctor of Medicine in Anatomical Pathology from the UWI in 1978.

YVETTE JACKSON PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR

The University of the West Indies is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Yvette Jackson, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, to the rank of Professor, with effect from May 20, 2004.

Dr. Jackson, a Jamaican, and past student of Hampton School for Girls, holds the Bachelor of Science degree with Upper Second Class Honours in Chemistry and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.

UWI, GUILD MEET TO DISCUSS TUITION FEES

Members of the administration of the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, led by Deputy Principal, Mr. Joseph Pereira, and University Bursar, Mr. Winston Bayley, this morning (Tuesday, July 6, 2004) met with representatives of the Guild of Students, led by President, Mr. Damion Crawford, to discuss concerns raised by the Guild regarding tuition fees that will come into effect for the 2004-2005 academic year.

STATEMENT RE DEATH OF HUGH LAWSON SHEARER

The Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Professor the Honourable Rex Nettleford, received the news of the death of The Most Honourable Hugh Lawson Shearer while attending the meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government in Grenada and delivered the following statement, on behalf of the University.

JOSEPH FREDERICK PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

The University of the West Indies is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Joseph Frederick, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health, Faculty of Medical Sciences, at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and Director of the Advanced Fertility and Research Management Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), to the rank of Professor of Reproductive Medicine, with effect from May 20, 2004.

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.


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