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Schedule 2019

Date: Friday February 8
Date Time Type Details Venue
Friday February 8 10:00AM - 11:00AM LECTURE

Water-supply/Metissage/Global-warming and Fanon: South/South dialogical engagement between Cuba and Jamaica

Overview: Twenty six years on, Pswarayi laments that from a full complement of one hundred and twenty states, only twelve made the attendance of the Venezuelan summit. At the heart of the attrition in attendance and waning interest is the notion of colonialism being outdated and a relic of a bygone era. This presentation argues, in the vogue of Fanonian thinkers like Sylvia Wynter that the current dereliction of the non-aligned movement is rooted – like the failure of the black power movement of the 1960’s – in the confusion and displacement of transcendental phenomenology with phenomenological psychology and the resulting – constricting - hegemonic dialectic of developed versus developing world. This water-as-metissage tropic analysis will be carried out in the context of the postcolonial experiences of Jamaica and Cuba

Presenter: Dr Horace Williams, Lecturer, Jamaica Theological Seminary

The Undercroft, Senate Building
Friday February 8 10:00AM - 2:00PM PARTICIPATORY EXPERIENCE

Alternative energy using the bicycle

Overview: Participants will ride a bicycle and attempt to light up a series of light bulbs based on speed

AUDIENCE: High school students, FST students

The Spine, Faculty of Science and Technology
Friday February 8 11:00AM-12:00PM WORKSHOP

Critical Thinking and Fun with Languages

Overview: Three members of staff, Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy will guide the scheduled workshops. There will be two daily scheduled daily.

Target Audience: Specially invited High School students and visiting school groups

The Writing Centre, Faculty of Humanities and Education
Friday February 8 1:00PM - 2:00PM FACULTY TOURS

FACULTY TOURS

Overview: Special tours offered of the state-of-the-art Faculty of Law facilities, guided by current students in the Law programme.

Faculty of Law Foyer
Friday February 8 11:00AM PARTICIPATORY EXPERIMENTS

CSI Fire Game

Overview: Fire! Delve into the world of Crime Scene Investigations (CSI). Participants will learn basic information about burn patterns and accelerants. Using a series of physical clues and deduction, determine the cause of a fire and solve the case.

Target Audience: High school students Capacity: 15 students per group

Material Science Fire laboratory
Friday February 8 11:00AM SCAVENGER HUNT

Science Scavenger Hunt

Overview: Involve all departments. QR Codes will be mounted at various locations around the faculty and students will have to follow the clues to move from the starting point to the end. Students will need their smartphones or tablets to download QR code reader and use it to participate in the hunt

AUDIENCE: High school students (15 students per session)

The Spine, Faculty of Science and Technology
Friday February 8 11:00AM - 12:00PM FACULTY TOURS

FACULTY TOURS

Overview: Special tours offered of the state-of-the-art Faculty of Law facilities, guided by current students in the Law programme.

Faculty of Law Foyer
Friday February 8 11:00AM - 12:00PM SEMINAR

Copyright Seminar

Overview: Covers authors’ rights and the types of intellectual property

Facilitator: Mrs. Frances Salmon Retired Senior Librarian, West Indies & Special Collections, Main Library

Venue Description: Library Booth, Mona Research Village

Mona Research Village
Friday February 8 11:00AM MuSEUMS AND BOTANY GARDENS TOURS

FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TOURS

Overview: Campus visitors will have the opportunity to explore or research facilities and museums, by participating in the following tours:

  • Tour of Geology Museum
  • Tour of Map Library
  • Tour of Herbarium
  • Tour of Medicinal Plants (Botany Gardens)
  • Tour of Zoology Museum
  • Tour of the Natural Products Institute’s Mosquito Research facilities, Biochemistry Lab and Cell Culture Screening Laboratory.

Audience: UWI Students, High School Students, General Public

Venue Description: URD Students and Tours Centre, adjacent The Assembly Hall

URD Tours Centre
Friday February 8 12:00PM -1:00PM WORKSHOP

Reference Management Software Workshop

Overview: Step-by-step guide to managing your references using Endnote software

Facilitator: Mrs. Karen Tyrell, Librarian, Science & Engineering Branch Library

Venue Description: Library Booth, Mona Research Village

Mona Research Village

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