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UWI Calendar of Events : March 2010

Campus Literature Week
Monday 1 to Friday 5 March 2010
UWI, St Augustine Campus

The 11th edition of the Campus Literature Week will take place from March 1-5. There will be daily lunch-time readings from noon to 1.30pm by writers of the campus community, including published writers of the Department of Liberal Arts, MFA students, and other past and present students of the University. The final event will take place on Friday evening when Writer-in-Residence, NourbeSe Philip, will read.

For further information, please contact Dr Giselle Rampaul at Giselle.Rampaul@sta.uwi.edu or Dr Geraldine Skeete at Geraldine.Skeete@sta.uwi.edu.

50th Anniversary Celebrations Launch
Friday 12 March, 2010

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus will launch its 50th Anniversary celebrations with a media launch and rededication of the Administration Building on Friday 12th March, 2010 at 10am.

This launch will start a year-long celebration for the Campus with a special week of activities from October 10th to 15th marking the official anniversary, since ICTA and UCWI were formally merged on 12 October 1960.

The week will start with an Inter-Faith Service on the 10th, followed by a Panel Discussion and book launch, among other events.

Throughout 2010 the St. Augustine Campus will celebrate with a Family Day, a Distinguished Lecture Series and other significant staff and student events. The Distinguished Lecture Series will highlight the accomplishments and contribution from each of the five faculties and the vision for the future.

For further information about the St. Augustine Campus 50th Anniversary Celebrations, please call: Tel 662-2002 ext. 3635.

Sir George Alleyne Distinguished Lecture Series
Friday 12 March, 2010
Daaga Auditorium, St. Augustine Campus, UWI

Sir Christopher Edwards will deliver the Sir George Alleyne Distinguished Lecture on “The development of medical education towards 2020 and beyond.” Sir Christopher’s lecture will take place at Daaga Auditorium on the St. Augustine Campus and not at the EWMSC as previously stated.

For further information, please call 645-2640 Ext 5025 or 5021

World of Work (WOW)
January-March 2010
St Augustine Campus, UWI

Registration: 27 January-3 February, 2010
Interview Preparation and Resume Writing Workshop: 4 February, 2010
Seminar: 6 February, 2010
Mock Interviews: 27 February and 6 March, 2010
Recruitment Fair: 11-12 March, 2010

For further information, please contact Student Advisory Services at (868) 662-2002, Ext. 2360

Making Literacy Improvement a Reality
March 11-12, 2010
Mona Visitors’ Lodge, Mona Campus, UWI

The School of Education at the Mona Campus in Jamaica, hosts its biennial literary conference, “Making Literacy Improvement a Reality for Adolescents and at Risk Youths.”

The SOE literacy symposium is the premier regional forum for dissemination of research findings, exploration of issues and initiatives that contribute to or mitigate literacy improvement. This biennial symposium attracts participants from the Caribbean, North America, and Europe.

For further information, please contact the School of Education, UWI, Mona through Dr Beverley Bryan at beverley.bryan@uwimona.edu.jm, or Dr. Clement Lambert at Clement.lambert@uwimona.edu.jm

Turmoil and Turbulence
March 24-26, 2010
SALISES, St Augustine Campus, UWI

The 11th Annual Conference of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies (SALISES), “Turmoil and Turbulence in Small Developing States: Going Beyond Survival” will be held at the St Augustine Campus.

The small economies of the Caribbean and other areas are grappling with the consequences of a global financial and economic meltdown. These consequences include falling demand for traditional products like tourism, dwindling remittances and the accompanying intensification of negative social ills like unemployment, rising criminality, overburdened health and educational facilities and the like. What are the options, given the limited policy space now available to these small economies? The conference addresses these issues.

For further information, please visit the website http://sta.uwi.edu/salises, or contact Francine Alleyne at the.salises@sta.uwi.edu