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UWI, Mona Seminar Examines Economic and Social Impacts of Climate Change

The Department of Economics, UWI Mona and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will host a presentation by Dr. Roberto Roson on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 10 am in the UWI Multifunctional Room (Main Library).  His presentation is entitled, “Modeling the Economic and Social Impacts of Climate Change”.
Dr. Ronson is from the Department of Economics, Universitá Ca’ Foscari di Venezia and a Consultant with ECLAC.
The university community is invited to attend.

The Honorable Louis W. Sullivan, M.D to Deliver Lecture on Global Health Disparities Reduction: Challenges & Opportunities

The University of the West Indies is honoured at this time to have on Campus Professor Louis W. Sullivan M.D. He has graciously agreed to deliver a lecture to the Academy on Monday 23 April at 6:00 p.m, in the Main Medical Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mona.


School of Education Hosts Workshop: Insights into Children's Temperament

The School of Education (SOE) will be hosting a two-day professional development workshop for lecturers of teachers colleges and development officers of the Early Childhood Commission (ECC).  This activity will be conducted by INSIGHTS, an intervention developed by New York University which examines children’s temperament and addresses issues related to student disruptive behaviors in the early primary grades.  This concern marks the beginning of a pathway that, for many children, leads progressively to more serious behavioural and academic problems. 

Social Policy Panel Discussion

The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies at UWI, Mona has organized a panel discussion under the theme “Has Social Policy Achieved Anything since Independence?”  The panel discussion takes place on Thursday, April 26 at 4:30 pm at the Jamaica Pegasus. 
Presenters on this occasion include: Mrs. Hermione McKenzie, Dr. Pauline Knight, Mrs. Mary Clarke and Mrs. Faith Innerarity. This panel will be chaired by Dr. Orville Taylor, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work, UWI, Mona.  

Department of Government Monthly Lecture

The Department of Government, UWI, Mona hosts its Monthly Departmental Seminar entitled, “Leonard P. Howell and the Early Rastafari in Colonial Jamaica, 1933-1954.”  The event takes place on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm at Seminar Room 4 (SR4). Mr. Louis Moyston, MPhil Candidate in the Department of Government will deliver the Lecture.
The university community and the public are invited. 

Energy Lecture Series Explores Fossil Fuel

The Department of Physics at UWI, Mona hosts the fifth lecture in its Climate Energy Nexus: Call to Action Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm at the Physics Lecture Room B, UWI, Mona. The Lecture which is entitled, “Options for Fossil Fuel System” will be delivered by Aston Stephens, Consultant, Gar Engineering. 
The presentation will examine the power grid and explore the impact that the conventional source of generation has. It will discuss the planning and operation of conventional/central generation, on the planning process and the operation of the transmission and distribution. 

Modern Languages and Literatures Seminar Examines Literary Perspectives in “Aunt Jen”

"Literary Perspectives on Citizenship in Paulette Ramsay's Aunt Jen" is the title of the seminar being hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at UWI, Mona. The presentation will be made by Ms. Carrie Walker, PhD Candidate at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  The seminar is scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 5 pm at Room N5, UWI, Mona. 
Her research investigates how women writers from Africa and the Diaspora revise the classic epistolary form to endorse and challenge universal human rights discourse. Carrie’s research interests include transnational feminism and Africana literature.  

Double Book Launch

The Centre for Caribbean Thought and the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at UWI, Mona hosts a Double Book Launch. The Launch takes place on Friday, April 27 at 6:30 pm at the Lawns of SALISES, UWI, Mona. 
On this occasion Caribbean scholars, Professor Brian Meeks, Director, SALISES and Professor Anthony Bogues of Brown University will launch their books, M. G. Smith, Social Theory and Anthropology in the Caribbean and Beyond and the George Lamming Reader respectively. The books explore the work and theory of two prolific figures, M.G. Smith and George Lamming. The guest speaker at the Book Launch will be UWI Vice Chancellor, Professor Nigel Harris. 

UWI Pop Society Stage Benefit Concert

The UWI Pop Society will re-stage their 2012 major season, 'Rhythm of Life' at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts as a benefit for Jadon Dixon. The Benefit Concert is set for Friday, April, 20, 2012 at 7 pm at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA). 
Jadon Dixon, is the two year old son of a member of staff at UWI, Mona  who has a health condition called Neurofibromatosis Type 1, which causes tumors to appear anywhere on the body. He requires specialist treatment in the USA which will cost US$70,000. 
The Benefit hopes to assist in raising over J$1 million. Tickets are J$1000 each and are available at the Centre or on the night of the performance. 

Departmental Seminar Examines How Women Create Social Spaces

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at UWI, Mona will host another seminar in its Departmental Series on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 5 pm at Room N5, UWI, Mona. The seminar is entitled, "Gyno-Exclusivism: Negotiating spaces of alterity as presented in "Juletane,' 'Femmes Echouées' & 'Le Quimboiseur L'avait dit.'"  Ms. Rashell Powell, a graduate student in the Department will make the presentation. 
Her presentation is centered on how women living in patriarchal societies attempt to create spaces of exclusion for men, other women and to an extent the self (that is the woman).
All are invited to participate.

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