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UWI Calendar of Events : July - October 2010

Mango Festival
Sunday July 25, 2010
University Field Station, Mt Hope

There is a lot to be had at this second edition of the day-long Trinidad and Tobago Mango Festival 2010.
The day is full of activities meant to promote mango as a business enterprise, to teach people about the various features of mango life and to offer some tempting mango delicacies and fruit. It opens with a mango market, and then a presentation on how mangos are used around the world in various ceremonies. Just after lunch the formal part kicks in, and this includes a tea party. Admission: Adults $10, Children over 12: $5, Under 12: Free

For further information, please contact the Marketing and Communications Office at (868) 662-2002, ext 3635, or email at Jules.Sobion@sta.uwi.edu

COMSOL Multiphysics Workshop
Tuesday August 3, 2010
Lecture Theatre 2, Faculty of Engineering
UWI, St. Augustine

The first half of this free workshop provides an overview of COMSOL Multiphysics Version 4: its capabilities, new abilities and functionality enhancements, and its new, more efficient, user interface. The second half of the workshop, which begins at 2pm, is a hands-on tutorial in COMSOL Multiphysics Version 4.0a. Both sessions are directed at both new and existing users. The speaker is Dr. Jiahe (Jan) Wang of Comsol, who specialises in numerical simulation of environmental fluid mechanics and inverse problem modeling. Please note that seating is limited.

For further information, please contact Randall Ali at the Engineering Dept, UWI, 662-2002, ext. 3604 or email at randallali@gmail.com.

Ayurveda Conference and Exhibition
Tuesday August 3, 2010
8.30 am
UWI, Faculty of Medical Sciences,
Amphitheatre A, St. Augustine

The High Commission of India, the Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Cultural Cooperation (MGICC) and The UWI hold an International Ayurveda Conference and Exhibition. The event, supported by the Department of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy), Government of India will be inaugurated by the Honourable Fazal Karim, Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education for the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago.

A panel discussion with experts on Ayurveda in the Caribbean will also be held as part of the event. All are invited to attend and benefit from the first ever such event in the region.

For further information, please call MGICC at (868) 645 3800, or email Dr Monica Davis, FMS, at em.davis@sta.uwi.edu

Caribbean Linguistics
Monday 9 to Friday 13 August, 2010
UWI Cave Hill, Barbados

The Society of Caribbean Linguistics, in conjunction with The UWI Faculty of Humanities and Education, will host the SCL 18th Biennial Conference, to be held at the Amaryllis Beach Resort in Barbados. Scholars, students, educators, writers, and the general public are encouraged to participate. Sessions include presentations, workshops, colloquia, poster sessions, and plenary addresses.

For further information, please call Dr. Jo-Anne S. Ferreira at 868-662-2002, Ext 2035 or 3029, or e-mail her at Jo-Anne.Ferreira@sta.uwi.edu.

Negotiating the African Presence
Tuesday 17 to Friday 20, August, 2010
UWI Mona, Jamaica

It has been 50 years since the “Report on The Rastafari Movement in Kingston, Jamaica” was first published by the then University College of the West Indies, and this year also marks the 80th anniversary of the Rastafari Movement itself. In recognition of these two anniversaries, and on the birthday of Pan-African champion, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the Institute of Caribbean Studies will host the inaugural Rastafari Studies Conference: Negotiating the African Presence: Rastafari Livity and Scholarship.

For further information please e-mail Dr. Sonjah Stanley-Niaah at sonjahst@yahoo.com.

Religion in the Caribbean
Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 September, 2010
UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad

There has been considerable published research on religion internationally but insufficient work has been conducted in the Caribbean and Latin America. This conference, Religion in the Caribbean: Addressing the Challenges of Development and Globalism, hosted by the Department of Behavioural Sciences, UWI, seeks to fill that gap by bringing together scholars who have been doing research in this area.

For further information, please visit the conference website at http://sta.uwi.edu/conferences/10/religion/, or contact Rachel D’Arceuil, Faculty of Social Sciences, UWI, at 663-4968, or via email at Rachel.DArceuil@sta.uwi.edu.

Reflections, Relevance and Continuity
Saturday 18 to Sunday 19 September, 2010
UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Black Power Movement in Trinidad and Tobago and this provides an opportunity to re-examine this period in our history and place it in a global context.

The Department of History at The UWI, St. Augustine Campus, in collaboration with SALISES, CENLAC, local organszations and trade unions, will host this international academic conference, “Reflections, Relevance and Continuity.”

For further information, please contact Jerome Teelucksingh, Department of History, UWI, St. Augustine, at jerome.teelucksingh@sta.uwi.edu.

COTE 2010
Thursday 7 and Friday 8 October, 2010
UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad

The St Augustine Campus of The UWI is preparing to host its annual Conference on the Economy (COTE 2010) in October. COTE aims to highlight, developmental issues facing the country and the wider Caribbean.

Organized by the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, COTE 2010 is open to decision makers, policy makers, technocrats, private sector representatives, academics, students and the general public.

For further information, please visit the official website at http://sta.uwi.edu/fss/economics, or please contact Joel Jordan, COTE 10 Secretariat Office at joel.jordan@sta.uwi.edu or (868) 662 2002, Ext. 3231, or contact Roger Mc Lean, Chair, COTE 10 Committee at Roger.McLean@sta.uwi.edu, or (868) 662 2002 Ext. 3055, or (Fax) 662 6555.