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The UWI’s Department of Life Sciences in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences will offer a Master of Science in Plant Production and Protection come the 2003-2004 academic year. The new programme will be offered part-time over two years and will cover topics such as plant production, propagation and harvesting; weeds, soils and climate; pre and post harvest management of pests and diseases; and research methodology. The qualification for entry is a B.Sc. Degree in a Biological or Agricultural Science.
New security arrangements were recently put into effect for the Senate Building at UWI, Mona. The official opening hours for the building are 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. All persons visiting the building outside of normal working hours, which are 8:30 a.m.
The Office of Administration and Special Initiatives, UWI through its Special International Group Programmes office, has collaborated on the design of four programmes to be delivered in May 2003 on the Mona Campus. During this month, some 54 students from 4 universities and colleges in the USA along with 8 faculty members will participate in tailor-made courses covering various aspects of socio-cultural, historical, political and economic issues related to the Caribbean in general, and Jamaica in particular. The visitors will be on the campus for varying periods ranging from 6 to 28 days.
The University of the West Indies is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Brian Meeks, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government, Mona Campus to the post of Professor in the Department with effect from February 5, 2003.
The Annual Awards Ceremony for the Undergraduate students of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences will be held on Thursday, March 27, at 3:00 p.m. in the New Chemistry Lecture Theatre. Dr. Nigel Clarke, 1994 Rhodes Scholar, will give the Keynote Address.
Chancellor Hall will re-open its newly refurbished Multi-purpose Hard Court on Wednesday May 7th at 4:00 p.m. The refurbishing exercise is dubbed Hard Court 2003 - Upgrading a Sporting Facility to meet the Demand of a Growing Campus Population. The project was designed and implemented by final year CARIMAC student, Yushaine Morgan as part of the Communication Analysis and Planning course. The project was sponsored by KFC, Scotia Bank, UWI Mona and Community Co-operative Credit Union and past Chancellorites the Most Honourable P.J.
The Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy will host a presentation by Professor Hubert Devonish titled Researching Maroon Spirit Language: A Linguistic Field Trip to Moore Town. The presentation will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 in Room 1 in the Faculty of Humanities and Education. Members of the University community are invited to attend.
The Social Welfare Training Centre (SWTC) School of Continuing Studies will celebrate its 40th Anniversary celebrations from Sunday, April 20 to Thursday, April 24. Activities will include a church service on Sunday, April 20 at 9:00 a.m., an opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m., on Tuesday, April 24. The keynote speaker at the opening ceremony will be the Hon. Dennis Lalor, Chief Executive Officer, ICWI and Mr. Morin Seymour, Executive Director of the Kingston Restoration Company. There will also be a seminar presentation on HIV/AIDS, by Professor Brendan Bain beginning at 11:00 a.m.
The Graduation exercise for the 40th Regional Four Month Course in the Principles and Practice of Social Work will take place at the Social Welfare Training Centre (SWTC) on Thursday, April 24 at 5:;0 p.m. The SWTC of the School of Continuing Studies, UWI arranges annual Four Month Course, which brings together persons from many areas of the Caribbean and Latin America who are working in the broad field of social work. The tutor/coordinator in Social Work, Lincoln Williams, is assisted by staff of over thirty-five part-time and full-time faculty members representing various disciplines rel
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.