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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.


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.


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.


The Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence for 2004 has been awarded to six members of the academic staff based at the Cave Hill, Mona and St. Augustine Campuses of The University of the West Indies as well as the Instructional Development Unit at the St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad.

Danticat, Dash and Walcott for UWI, St. Augustine Haitian Conference

Several world-renowned scholars and artists will take part in the Haitian Bicentenary Conference, which will be held from June 15-18th, 2004 at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus. Entitled Re- Interpreting the Haitian Revolution, the Conference’s speakers will include critically acclaimed novelist Edwidge Danticat, scholars Lloyd Best, Michael Dash and Dany Laferrière, UWI Vice Chancellor Rex Nettleford and Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, among others.

16th All African Students’ Conference at UWI, Mona

Hundreds of students of African descent from around the world are expected to attend the 16th All African Students’ Conference (AASC) to be held at the University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona Campus May 20-22, 2004. The theme of the Conference will be “The Bicentenary of Haitian Independence and the Historical Significance of the Haitian Revolution; Prospects, Possibilities and Perspectives”.

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