Archived Issue September 2009

As the society reels from its violent wounds, there seems no immediate way to staunch the torrents of blood. Many of the perpetrators of violent acts are barely out of their teens and several citizens have succumbed to the temptation to dismiss that generation as lost, but not everyone is so pessimistic about the present or the future.

Commenting on the mental state of the society in our last issue, psychiatrist Professor Gerard Hutchinson contended that more should be done to help these young people.

“I think a lot of them could be reached if we had systems and structures in place to reach them, it is not that they don’t care but they have been taught or conditioned not to care. Once they’re taken out of that environment, they become concerned again about the things that most people in society are.”

Mentorship at many levels was an important aspect of reaching them, he said.

“People recognise that the younger people in whichever context, professional, school, religious, need that kind of guidance. The key thing there is stability, as many people have said, single parent homes are not a new phenomenon, he said....

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UWI Calendar October 2009 - November 2009

Conference on the Economy
Thursday 1 and Friday 2, October, 2009
UWI School of Education Auditorium, St Augustine
Anniversary Celebrations
October 1-15, 2009
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Community School of Arts
Sept 12 to November 21
The Department of Creative and Festival Arts
UWI SPEC International Half Marathon 2009
Sunday 1st November, 2009
6am, UWI SPEC, St Augustine
Presentation of Graduates 2009
Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October 2009
Sport and Physical Education Centre

The UWI/Guardian Life ‘Premium’ Open Lecture 2009
Friday 2 October, 2009 5.30pm
Daaga Auditorium,
Brazilian Film Week
October 1st to Sunday 4th October
The Centre for Language Learning (CLL)

Also In This Issue

  All You Need Is Love : Early Pioneers of Childhood Education
  Editorial : Pioneers In Our Midst
  Conference On The Economy
  On The Cutting Edge: Little Laser Points The Way Ahead
  A Runner's Paradise
  Why PHI?: This Latest Synthesizer Is Worth Its Weight
  She’s Got The Whole World In Her Hands
  UWI SPEC International Half Marathon 2009 Route Map
  UWI & ACTT Make Strides For Quality Excellence
  Earth Science Week
  History Journal Launched
  I Love UWI Life