May 2016

The search for truth is one of the abiding quests for humankind. Every day, in one form or another, mundane or momentous, the mind seeks to get beneath the surface to understand events and actions. With experience, we learn that life is full of nuance and circumstance, and it is the perspectives we bring that provide us with truths – our own truths. After all, every story is told through the eyes of the storyteller.

Rashōmon, the famous play set in Japan, which was made into the classic 1950 film directed by Akira Kurosawa, was recently put on by UWI’s Department of Creative and Festival Arts, and directed by Dr. Danielle Lyndersay. The play recounts the tale of a samurai’s death, through contradictory accounts that serve the interests of the tellers, and illustrates the elusive nature of truth.

The DCFA’s production has been hailed as a success for the acting, set design and directing. It was indeed a creative enterprise from all accounts, using the open air space to maximum effect and even bringing in a horse to join the cast.

We carry some images from it, taken by Aaron Mohammed of TCDMedia.

Other Top Stories

APPOINTMENTS
New Campus Principal Designate
Professor Brian Copeland
WORLD OF WORK
The WOW Factor
Giving graduates the edge
RESEARCH
Outside The Labs
Things we do for science
VISUAL ARTS
Socially Conscious
Artists work on life

UWI Calendar May 2016 - July 2016

Season of the Arts
Visual Arts Exhibition
Until May 14, 2016
National Museum and Art Gallery
Port of Spain
Foreign Language meets Theatre
May 16-18, 2016
UWI St. Augustine
Sport and Higher Ed
May 18-20, 2016
UWI St. Augustine
World Festival of Emerging Cinema
May 19 to 22, 2016
UWI St. Augustine
Management in Tropical Vegetables
June 16 to 17, 2016
UWI St. Augustine
Public Health and Society Conference
July 6 to 9, 2016
UWI St. Augustine

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Also In This Issue

  Message from the Principal: Change and transition
  Six students get Huawei trip to China
  Senior appointments at UWI
  New Campus Principal Designate is Professor Brian Copeland
  The world of work, work, work
  The man in the giant blue raincoat…and other scientific adventurers
  DCFA Visual Arts Exhibition:The end is the beginning; Student art challenges audiences
  The Trinbago-Japanese connection
  Supporting Economic Diversification along the Cocoa Value Chain
  Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) marks 20 years
  Students bump up social awareness
  A taste of Lusofonia: Language students share Portuguese culture
  UWI’S World Film Festival: Something for everyone, 192 films on show
  Many sides to a story