Archived Issue May 2009

Days after the Fifth Summit of the Americas, and against a canvas of flaming red, burnt orange, earthy ochre and flamboyant yellows inspired by the First Nations, the earliest known inhabitants of the Americas, Professor Rex Nettleford received the Chancellor’s Medal, amid drums, dance, steel and song in a ceremony hosted by UWI Chancellor Sir George Alleyne.

Honoured for an immeasurable contribution to cultural development in the Caribbean region, Professor Nettleford sat front and centre in the St Augustine Campus’ newest facility, named Daaga Auditorium, smiling as Pat Bishop’s Lydian Singers enchanted with voice and Allan Balfour entranced with movement.

“If there is one person who completely embodies The University of the West Indies, that person is Rex,” said Professor Clement Sankat, Pro Vice Chancellor and St Augustine Campus Principal, as he welcomed the guests at the memorable occasion.

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UWI Calendar April 2009 - May 2009

Wed 20th- Fri 29th May 2009 : UWI Games 2009

Monday 8th -Wednesday 10th June 2009 : E-Learn 2009 Conference

Wednesday 27th-Friday 29th May 2009 : 3rd Biennial International Conference on Business, Banking & Finance
Monday 22nd-Wednesday 25th June 2009 : CTLPA 12th Annual Conference
Thursday 21st-Friday 22nd May 2009 : First they must be Children: the Child and the Caribbean Imagination
June 4-6, 2009 : Annual Meeting Small, Middle, and Emerging Powers in the UN System

Also In This Issue

  Cover Story : The Rex Legacy
  Editorial: Sibling rivalry at its finest
  3rd Biennial International Conference on Business, Banking & Finance
  Bridging the Gap between Research and Policy
  New Programme : Agriculture and Rural Development
  Campus News: Resurrecting implementation studies
  Only governments can make renewable energy systems a reality
  Mothers of Nature
  This Is What We Believe In
  Rhetoric and reality Summing up the ‘benefits’
  Crawling under race’s skin
  Fresh Fish
  New MOU with Buccoo Reef Trust
  Water Worlds
  Largest inflorescence in the world
  New Programme: Health Management MBA
  The Dilemma of Caribbean Crime
  Higher education institutions join forces