Archived Issue May 2008

New talent springs to life at UWI concert

It’s not surprising that The UWI Percussion Ensemble and Golden Hands Steel Orchestra have been invited to perform their latest undertaking, The Rainmakers, at the 33rd Annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Austin, Texas in November. The popular production has received praise from both audiences and drama critics at home. And so in just a few months the young musicians, who are now actively seeking sponsorship in order to take up this opportunity, will perform alongside competitively selected percussionists from around the world. The Rainmakers, a full length dramatic concert written and directed by Franka Hills Headley and featuring nine original compositions for the steel pan by Dr Jeannine Remy, brought together The University of the West Indies (UWI) Percussion Ensemble and the Golden Hands youth orchestra. Headley is the director of Golden Hands...

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UWI Calendar APRIL - MAY 2008

Wednesday 16th –Sunday 20th April, 2008 : Agritech 2008 : National Agricultural Expo
Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th April, 2008 : Communications Week
Thursday 1st –Saturday 3rd May, 2008 : Milestones in Computer Algebra
Friday 23rd –Sunday 25th May, 2008 : HRM: Adding Value or Adding Complexity?
Thursday 22nd May, 2008 : 60th Anniversary Celebration : UWI Family Day
Friday 2nd May, 2008 : Archaeology and Geoinformatics: Case Studies from the Caribbean

Also In This Issue

  Cover Story : The Rainmakers
  UWI Seismic Unit to monitor Soufriere
  Caribbean Integration : Caribbean Leaders and Students Celebrate
  UWI Researchers invent electronic “PHI”-pan
  Generation Overweight : Are we getting fatter as a nation?
  Found in Translation : Gerard Best talks with Eric Maitrejean about the new, in-demand diploma in Interpreting Techniques
  Princely Passion : UWI and the Prince of Wales celebrate sixty years
  UWI 60th Anniversary Celebration
  Shake, Rattle & Roll :What has history taught us about earthquakes?
  Flora Exotica: Food product development and safety at UWI
  Bitter Cassava at UWI
  First Year Student Experience Survey
  On Target: Master Archer and UWI Graduate Jonathan Kacal
  A Slice of History
  OXFORD and GSB Collaborate