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Vol 4 No 5 : December 7, 2014

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From skin bleaching to cocaine

Teens present shocking findings at UWI Conference

A small group of schoolchildren said to be addicted to alcohol have reportedly been smuggling liquor in plain plastic bottles onto the compound of one high school in St Catherine. This was...more

Ricketts at Cockle Bay Wharf in Sydney, Australia

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Research student wins award at Int’l conference

MPHIL STUDENT PHYLICIA RICKETTS won the Best Poster Award at the Women in Nuclear (WiN) 22nd Annual Global Conference held in Sydney, Australia, from October 20 to 24. Ricketts was among 19 women...more

Dr Keren Cumberbatch (centre) in conversation with (from right) Dr Elizabeth Barkley, Professor and Faculty Development Specialist, Foothill College; Eric Hosin, President, Guardian Life Limited; Professor Alvin Wint; and Professor Evan Duggan. The occasion was The UWI/Guardian Group Premium Teaching Award for Excellence ceremony which was held on October 9 at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge, The UWI, Mona.

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‘No ordinary teacher’

DR KEREN CUMBERBATCH is no ordinary lecturer, and the fact that she took home this year’s top award at the 10th staging of The UWI/Guardian Group Premium Teaching Award for Excellence in University...more

The campus is making special efforts to admit men and see that they graduate

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Celebrating success, charting the future

MANY TOOK before-and-after “selfies” and “usies” to immortalise the occasion on the World Wide Web. They had made it to graduation day.

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Sports

Out of the starting blocks.

Sports

Run/walk pulls huge crowds

More than 4,000 people participated in the CB Group UWI 5k Run/Walk and Smart Egg Kids K held on November 16 at the Mona Bowl, The UWI. Eleven-year-old Stephen Clunis was the overall winner of the...more

Feature

This year’s recipients smile for the camera after the ceremony, which was held on October 27 at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge and Conference Centre. Photo by Aston Spaulding

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Recognising excellence

Three of the five 2014 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence went to members of staff at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus. On October 27 Professor Marvin Reid, Director of the...more

Dunn is an active international advocate on issues of ICT access

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Prof Hopeton Dunn: academic leadership and excellence in media and communication

PROFESSOR HOPETON DUNN, the Director of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), has had a long and illustrious association with The UWI, Mona. His relationship with the...more

Mitchell’s understanding of the geology of Jamaica has been crucial in the government’s bid for oil exploration

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Fieldwork is the most exciting thing for Prof Simon Mitchell

WHEN PROF SIMON Mitchell left his hometown of Malmesbury in western England to accept the position of lecturer in Sedimentology in the Department of Geology (now Department of Geography and Geology)...more

Reid… we are looking at building a programme in kidney diseases and have started to explore the interface between nutrition and sickle cell

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Prof Marvin Reid loves to share the joy of the research inquiry

WHEN HE IS not seeing patients, Professor Marvin Reid can be found conducting research, spearheading projects, mentoring students or supervising PhD and DM candidates, among other things. Reid...more

Opinion

Opinion

Appoint an Ebola ‘czar’

Dear editor, Jamaica is off to a good start with its Ebola preparedness plans, but we have to be careful not to let petty politics derail measures that are being put in place to alert people to the...more

Dear editor, Jamaica is off to a good start with its Ebola preparedness plans, but we have to be careful not to let petty politics derail measures that are being put in place to alert people to the...more

A-listers

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen (right) shares lens time with Dr Tariq Parker, the new 2015 Jamaica Rhodes Scholar, shortly after the announcement on November 20. Earlier this year, The UWI Development and Endowment Fund awarded Parker the Aubrey McFarlane Memorial Bursary for his exceptional grade in completing the MBBS course at Mona. Photo by JIS

Class of 2014 A scene from graduation 2014. Photo by Steve Quallo.

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen (left), presents Professor Joseph Frederick, Director of the Hugh Wynter Fertility Management Unit, with the Order of Jamaica.

The UWI, Mona Principal, Professor Archibald McDonald is presented with the Order of Distinction – in the rank of Commander (CD).

Professor Rupert Lewis is presented with the Order of Distinction – in the rank of Commander (CD).






















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