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Patrick Prendergast Appointed Acting Director, UWI Mona Western Jamaica Campus

Mr Patrick Prendergast has been appointed Acting Director of The UWI Mona, Western Jamaica Campus, for one year, with effect from May 1, 2015.  Mr Prendergast replaces Dr Luz Longsworth who has been appointed Acting Principal of the Open Campus for one year.

Mr Prendergast is Lecturer in Development Communication at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at The UWI Mona and Programme Coordinator at the Western Jamaica Campus (WJC).  He comes to this new position with a wealth of experience as an Academic, Administrator, Communications Specialist and Educator and was among the first UWI Mona lecturers to teach at the WJC.

Professor Verene Shepherd to Address General Assembly on Elimination of Racial Discrimination

University Director of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, Professor Verene Shepherd, has been invited to be a keynote speaker at a commemorative plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to be held in New York on Friday, March 20, 2015.
 
The meeting will focus on the status of racial discrimination worldwide, and the theme for this year’s event is “Learning from historical tragedies to combat racial discrimination today”. This year’s commemoration also coincides with the commencement of the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015 - 2024).
 

UWI Mona Team off to Regional Finals of Hult Prize in Quest of 1 Million US Dollars to Improve Early Childhood Development

A team of six representing The University of the West Indies, Mona will be leaving on Wednesday March 11th, to compete at the sixth annual Hult Prize. The annual Hult Prize Challenge is the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good. In partnership with President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI); the innovative crowd-sourcing platform identifies and launches catalytic social ventures that aim to solve the planet’s most pressing challenges. Student teams compete for a chance to secure USD1 million in start-up funding to launch a sustainable social venture.  The Hult Prize, funded by the Hult family, has been named by TIME amongst the top five ideas changing the world.

Emeritus Professor Patrick Bryan CD, to deliver the 31st Elsa Goveia Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Department of History & Archaeology, The University of West Indies, Mona is pleased to announce that the 31st Annual Elsa Goveia Memorial Lecture will be delivered by UWI Emeritus Professor Patrick Bryan, CD. Professor Bryan’s lecture entitled “The Dominican Republic, 1870-1916: Socioeconomic and Ideological Aspects of „Free Labour‟ Plantations” will be delivered on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 5:30pm in the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts. This lecture will explore the rise of the “new-style” wage-based sugar plantation labour on the Dominican Republic during the period 1870-1916.

 

Changing Faces of Leadership at The UWI

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce two senior management changes to drive the strategic direction of the regional institution in its delivery of world-class teaching and online education.  The current Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor of The UWI Open Campus, as well as former Deputy Principal of The UWI Cave Hill Campus, Professor V. Eudine Barriteau, has been appointed as Principal Designate of UWI Cave Hill. Meanwhile, Dr Luz Longsworth, current Director of The UWI Mona’s Western Jamaica Campus has been selected as Acting Principal of the Open Campus for a period of one year. Both appointments take effect from May 1, 2015.

 

Mona Scool of Business & Management to Host Only Caribbean Event for Open Data Day 2015

Open Data Day, which  will take place on Saturday February 21, 2015, is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world's local, regional and national governments. This activity will explore how increasingly available open data can be made more accessible and interesting to citizens and the media through innovative visualization techniques and tools.
 
 

UWI Mona Team Advances to Regional Finals of Hult Prize in Quest of 1 Million US Dollars to Improve Early Childhood Development

The Hult Prize Foundation recently announced that the University of the West Indies, Mona, Team has advanced to the regional finals of the sixth annual Hult Prize. The annual Hult Prize Challenge is the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good. In partnership with President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI); the innovative crowd-sourcing platform identifies and launches catalytic social ventures that aim to solve the planet’s most pressing challenges. Student teams compete for a chance to secure USD1 million in start-up funding to launch a sustainable social venture.  The Hult Prize, funded by the Hult family, has been named by TIME amongst the top five ideas changing the world.
 

Storm Saulter is Filmmaker in Residence in Department of Literatures in English, UWI, Mona

The Department of Literatures in English, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona takes great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Mr. Storm Saulter as Filmmaker in Residence. Mr. Saulter’s appointment is for the second semester of the 2014/15 academic year and will run from January to May.
 

UWI Research Days posit innovation as key to development

Researchers at the Mona Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) will
demonstrate how key innovations resulting from their work continue to contribute to regional development at the 16th staging of the institution’s annual Research Days exhibition scheduled for Monday, February 9 to Wednesday, February 11 at the Mona Campus. Under the theme ‘Innovating for Development through Science, Creativity, Production and Governance’, the three day exposition will allow investors, policy-makers and stakeholders in the public and private sectors to explore practical solutions to their everyday challenges, developed through Mona research.

French National Honour for Two UWI Academics

The Government of France has conferred the designation Knight of the National Order of Merit (Chevalier de L’Ordre National du Merite) on two members of staff of The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. They are Head of the Department of Modern Languages, Dr. Paulette Ramsay, and Senior Lecturer and former head of the Department of Government,   Dr.  Jessica Byron-Reid.
 
The award, which was created in 1963 by President Charles de Gaulle, recognizes distinguished service and exceptional contributions to France by French or non-French individuals who have given significant service in the military, or in the public or private sector.
 


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