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Faculty of Law Launches Website

The Faculty of Law, located at the UWI Cave Hill Campus has launched a website, the first of its kind in the region.  The site gives its subscribers the opportunity to view the judgements of cases from 18 commonwealth countries and contains information on treaties and selected legislation.  Some 6,500 cases have been edited and posted to the site and the Faculty aims to add at least 100 new cases per week.  The Faculty’s objective is to have at least 20,000 cases posted to the site when completed.

Festival of Arts

The Office of Student Services will host a “Festival of Arts” on Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts.  At this event UWI students will display their talents in music, dance, drama and speech.  Additionally, persons involved in photography painting, craft and drawing will mount displays to be viewed at the beginning of the show and during the intermission.  Admission is students with ID $50 those without ID $100 and staff and other patrons $200. The public is invited.

Fourth Annual Don Drummond Symposium

The fourth Annual Don Drummond Symposium takes place on Saturday, May 10, 2003 at the Social Sciences Lecture Theatre (SSLT), the University of the West Indies, beginning with registration at 9:30 a.m.  This year’s symposium focuses on the lives and works of pioneers of DJ music, Count Machuki, King Stitt and U-Roy.  Count Machuki (Winston Cooper), operated the historic Jamaican sound system making ingenious use of the aesthetic traditions of Jamaican verbal arts.  He was also influenced by the disc jockey as well as the Swing, Jazz and Rhythm and Blues expressions of the United States of

Fourth UWI-Colombia Exchange Programme

The Fourth Summer Linguistic Exchange Programme between the UWI and Colombian Universities will run from June 12 to July 25 at the Universidad del Norte in Barrianquilla, Colombia.  Members of the UWI student body, academic and administrative staff interested in participating in this Exchange are asked to contact the Language Laboratory (ext. 2382) or the Latin American-Caribbean Centre at 702-4721 or ext. 2421 for further information.  Minimum language prerequisite for consideration is University Level I or equivalent.

Gender Studies Relocation

The Centre for Gender and Development Studies (Regional and Mona Units) has relocated to new offices in the Sir Alister McIntyre Complex.  The Centre is in Building 6 on the Ground Floor.  The telephone numbers remain the same – Regional Unit – 927-1913, ext. 2494 and 2464, Mona Unit – 977-7365 and ext. 2644.  For the time being both units may be accessed at these extensions.

Geological Society Field Trip to St. Thomas

The Geological Society of Jamaica in association with the UWI Department of Geography and Geology will host a field trip to St. Thomas on Saturday, April 5.  The aim is to examine recent sedimentation in the Yallahs River and the Pleistocene Port Morant Formation along the coast near Morant Bay.  The group will leave from the Department of Geography and Geology at 8:00 a.m.  For further information contact Dr. Thomas Stemann 927-2728 or thomas.stemann@uwimona.edu.jm. Reservation is by Thursday April 3.

Instructional Development Unit

The Instructional Development Unit (IDU) will present another in its monthly series of workshops on Thursday, April 3 from 12:30 -2:30 p.m.  The topic is Managing Interactive Teaching Methods in the Classroom.  The workshop will take place in the IDU Training Room, upstairs the Interfaculty Lecture Theatre.  Workshop facilitators are Dr. Beryl Allen and the IDU training team.

Instructional Development Unit

The Instruction Development Unit (IDU) will present another in its monthly series of workshops on Thursday, April 10 from 12:30 0 2:30 p.m.   The workshop which is entitled Exploring Factors which Promote/Hinder How Students Learn: Learning Theories will take place in the IDU Training Room, upstairs Interfaculty Lecture Theatre.

JADOL Public Lecture

The first Jamaican Association for Distance and Open Learning (JADOL) public lecture for 2003 will be held on April 29 at 4:00 p.m. at the Church Teachers’ College, Mandeville.  The speaker will be Mr. Seymour Riley, Executive Director, Jamal Foundation.  His topic will be on “Distance Learning in Support of Adult Literacy”. The public is invited.

Lunch Hour Concert

The lunch hour concert this week is Ol’ Time Sinting tun Pickney Sinting.  Schools from St. Catherine and St. James will present.   Traditional Folk Forms from the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission competitions including quadrille, maypole, ring games, kumina etc.  The concert will take place at 1:00 p.m. at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts.

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