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45th Annual Clinical Conference

The Association of Surgeons of Jamaica will host its 45th Annual Clinical Conference at the Renaissance Jamaica Grand Resort, Ocho Rios on Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11 starting at 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. respectively.  Guest Lecturer will be Dr. Jameel Ali from Advanced Trauma and Life Support (ATLS®) who is sponsored by the Jamaica Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.  There will also be an Awards Banquet on Saturday night at which several new members will be inducted and longstanding members awarded.

Annual Business Meeting of UWI Council

The Council of the University of West Indies at its Annual Business Meeting last Friday, April 4 approved several recommendations including those for the increase of tuition fees for the 2003 to 2004 academic year.  The fees for the St.

Annual Revision Lecture Series for 6th Form Students

The Department of History, UWI Mona will continue its annual Revision Lecture Series for 6th Form students on Saturday, May 3.   The lecture will focus on Cape Unit 2 and will be held in the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre in the Faculty of Humanities and Education.  Students and teachers needing more information may telephone 927-1922 or 999-9935.

Book Launch

The Department of Literatures in English is organizing the launch of two works of fiction on April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Undercroft. They are: Songs of Silence by Curdella Forbes, Lecturer, Department of Literatures in English and Aunt Jen by Paulette Ramsay, lecture, Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy.

Call for Papers

The School of Continuing Studies will hold the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Country Conference from May 22-23. This is the sixth conference in the Series. The aim of the conference series is to stimulate and highlight research in each country by academics in the country, UWI staff based at the campuses and by scholars in other institutions with interests in Caribbean Studies. Papers are invited from persons with an interest in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Please contact the School of Continuing Studies for further information.

Caribbean Intercollegiate Debating Tournament

The 14th Caribbean Intercollegiate Debating Tournament will be hosted by the Mona Campus from March 26-30.  The Tournament began as an initiative of the University of the Virgin Islands in 1989.  The Mona Campus has won the tournament six times and was awarded the Best Speaker trophy on all six occasions.  The Debate Centre will be Mary Seacole Hall Dining Room and the Grand final will be on Saturday, March 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Caribbean Intercollegiate Debating Tournament

The debating team from the UWI St. Augustine Campus emerged winners of the recently concluded 13th Annual Caribbean Intercollegiate Debating Tournament hosted by UWI Mona.  They defeated the team from the University of Technology, Jamaica in an exciting final contest on the moot “Globalization is Colonialism Repackaged”.   The St.

Centre for Marine Sciences

The Centre for Marine Sciences will host a seminar on Thursday, May 1 at 1:00 p.m. at the Botany Seminar Room, Department of Life Sciences, UWI.  The Speaker will be Miss Stacey Moses.  Her topic will be Artificial Reefs in Kingston Harbour.

Centre for Marine Sciences Seminar Series

The next in the Centre for Marine Sciences Seminar Series will take place on April 3 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., in the Botany Seminar Room.  Professor Ivan Goodbody and Mrs. Goodbody will speak on “Deep water fauna collected from the Pedro Channel and the Morant Ridge”.

Chat Bout Series

The School of Graduate Studies and Research at UWI Mona will host the eighth session in the Chat Bout Series on Tuesday, May 13 at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts at 6:00 p.m.  The session will feature a presentation by Marjorie Whylie, staff tutor/senior lecturer at the Philip Sherlock Centre on the Mona Campus on the topic, Composing Music for Dance. Ms. Whylie is a well known music educator, composer, arranger, musicologist and bandleader, with expert knowledge of the music of Jamaica and the Caribbean. The public is invited to attend.

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