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Special Production of PECONG at PSCCA

In May, the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts’ 35th Anniversary celebrations will focus on Theatre when PSCCA hosts a special production of the play PECONG by Steve Carter, American playwright whose mother was Trinidadian. PECONG is set in the earlier days of Carnival when this slanging-match/contest between leading Calypsonians was the highlight. It retells the legend of Medea and her lover, Jason of the Argonauts, on whom she wreaked vengeance when he deserted her. Medea has become the universal symbol of a woman scorned.

Study Tour for Students

The School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine of Tulane University, New Orleans, USA has requested Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI) to organize a two-week, two-credit, study tour for students during the period May 19 to 31, 2003.  The tour is entitled: ”A Study of Field methods for Nutrition programmes in the Caribbean” and will comprise fourteen students and two lecturers.  The aim of the tour is to provide theoretical and practical experiences in public health methods used in the management of population nutritional issues.

Sunday Morning Reading

The Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, in association with the Edna Manley College for the Visual and the Performing Arts will present of the play “No Exit” by Jean – Paul Sartre on Sunday March 30 at 11 a.m. This highly acclaimed production will be presented by final year students of the school of Drama, and is directed by Pierre Lemaire. It was recently staged very successfully at the Edna Manley College.

Talking Rhythm, Stressing Tone

Curious about the rhythm and music of people’s speech and the way that the beat varies depending on where you are from?  Always wondered about the tone of Caribbean pronunciations of the word ‘table’ compared with that of ‘cable’?  Arawak Publications and the Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy, UWI will launch a book, Talking Rhythm, Stressing Tone: The Role of Prominence in Anglo-West African Creole Languages’ by Hubert Devonish, Professor of Linguistics, at the Neville Hal Lecture Theatre, Faculty of the Humanities and Education, UWI at 6:00 p.m.

The 15th All African Students’ Conference

The 15th All African Students’ Conference (AASC) will be held at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies from May 22-24 under the auspices of the Marcus Garvey Movement and the Guild of Students.  The AASC is held annually at different universities around the world.  The main aim of the conference is to provide students of African descent with a forum to share and exchange ideas and information.  It is also aimed at promoting linkages between Africa and the Diaspora.

The Department of Library and Information Studies

The Department of Library and Information Studies (DLIS) will host a talk on “Information Seeking Behaviour of Lecturers in the Faculty of Humanities and Education, UWI, Mona” (Results of Research undertaken at UWI) on March 28 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multifunctional Room.  The talk will be given by Miss Caleta Miller, Librarian for Region 1 of the Jamaica Library Service.

The Department of Library and Informational Studies

The Department of Library and Informational Studies at UWI Mona will this summer offer a course on Copyright Issues Affecting Caribbean Libraries and Information Services from June 9 to July 25.  The course is designed to help build the capacity of libraries to develop and implement copyright policies.  It will focus on the impact of copyright conventions, treaties and legislation on the delivery of library and information services in the Caribbean.  It will also explore the special impact of information technology and the development of balance between copyright laws and access to informat

The Natural Products Institute

The Natural Products Institute, The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona will host a workshop on Composting and the use of Agricultural and Agro-industrial Waste at Mona from April 24 to 26.  The three-day workshop is being organised in collaboration with the Canadian Regional Programme for Economic Competitiveness; the Ridge to Reef Watershed Project and the Jamaica Organic Agricultural Movement. The workshop is being conducted by Professor P.

The Office of Placement and Career Services

The Office of Placement Career Services, Mona will stage its Annual Graduate Recruitment Programme between March 31 and April 25.  During this period finalizing students will be interviewed for current or likely vacancies which exist in the schools as well as public and private Sector Organizations.  Organizations and finalizing students are therefore asked to contact the Office of Placement and Career Services at 927-1650, fax 977-3725 or website hppt://placement.uwimona.edu.jm.

The University in the West

Professor of Psychiatry at the University of the West Indies, Dr. Frederick Hickling, will speak on the History of Psychiatry and Mental Health in Jamaica as the UWI forum “The University in the West” continues in Montego Bay on Wednesday April 9 at 5:30 p.m.  The lecture will be held at the St. John’s Methodist Church Hall, sponsored in collaboration with the UWI School of Continuing Studies in Montego Bay.

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