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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 Kiddies 1K, while Rupert Green and Danielle James took the top male and female spots


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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 threat and prevent it. It appears that the Opposition and the Government are prepared for the


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News


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 worldwide sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) to attend the conference.


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News


‘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 Teaching is testament to this. If you are one of Cumberbatch’s students she is not likely to


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News


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.

They were among 3,073 proud graduates – 2,238 at the undergraduate and 835 at the postgraduate level

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December 7, 2014

Main


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 revealed by a young presenter during a question and answer session on day two of the Caribbean Child


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Feature


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 Tropical Metabolism Research Unit, and Professor Simon Mitchell, Head of the Department of


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Feature


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 institution started when he entered the campus in 1977 and completed a diploma (with distinction) in


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Feature


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) at The UWI, Mona in January 1996, he did not know that there would be no looking back. He


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Feature


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 was one of three members of staff at The UWI, Mona Campus recognised for Outstanding Research


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