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University of Guyana Vice-Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith Earns Impressive Report Card

U.G.  Vice-Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith Earns Impressive Report Card

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

UG logoThe vision of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana is simple: he wants to make the institution a dynamic, and nationally relevant world-class university. He also wants to do so in a hurry.

Professor Ivelaw Griffith is the Tenth Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Guyana (UG). He is a distinguished academic having held senior positions in the university system in North America. Professor Grif- fi th was the Provost and Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs at York College, CUNY, in New York; the faculty and students there remember him as a highly competent administrator. He also held senior leadership positions at Florida International University, at Fort Valley State University in Georgia and at Radford University in Virginia.

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Profile: Sister Mary Noel Menezes – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Sister Mary Noel Menezes: Emeritus Professor, University of Guyana

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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Sister Mary Noel Menezes

There was a time when the History Department of the University of Guyana (UG) was among the best in the Caribbean. This was in the seventies when the quality of teaching and research was to be envied. One of the leaders that helped the department to reach such great heights is Professor Mary Noel Menezes.

Sr. Noel, as she is fondly called, was highly respected for her ability to make complex ideas simple. She cared about her students and her own interests were broad and far-reaching. The history department boasted a number of distinguished luminaries. There was Dr. Robert Moore who went on to become Guyana’s High Commissioner to Canada.   Continue reading

Bishop’s High School Old Students Association Newsletter – November 2016

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What the ancient past can teach us about the chaos of 2016 – By Sarah Parcak – TED ideas

What the ancient past can teach us about the chaos of 2016

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This year has been marked by upheaval on a global scale — and many of us are wondering: What will happen next? Satellite archaeologist and TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak shares three examples from the ancient past that offer lessons for today.

2016 has been a bruising year. We’ve had the highly contentious election in the US, the divisive Brexit vote in the UK, continuing destabilization and conflict across the Middle East, the panic of the refugee crisis, and the frightening spread of the Zika virus. Many of us are wondering: Where are we headed?             Continue reading

Weather- Arctic heatwave could break records – video

Weather- Arctic heatwave could break records – video

Published on Dec 25, 2016

Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve, in what scientists say is a record-breaking heatwave. Climate scientists say these unseasonably warm weather patterns in the Arctic region are directly linked to man-made climate change. Temperatures throughout November and December were 5C higher than average. It follows a summer during which Arctic sea ice reached the second-lowest extent ever recorded by satellites.

Dr Friederike Otto, a senior researcher at Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute told that in pre-industrial times “a heatwave like this would have been extremely rare – we would expect it to occur about every 1,000 years”. Dr Otto added that scientists are “very confident” that the weather patterns were linked to anthropogenic climate change.

University of Guyana (UG) – Renaissance Magazine – November 2016

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Guyana 411 – December 23, 2016 – Focus on Natural Resources – video

GINA logoGuyana 411 – December 23, 2016 – Focus on Natural Resources

Brazil’s colour bind -an analysis of Race in Brazil – By Stephanie Nolen

Brazil’s colour bind

Published July 31 2015- Globe and Mail News – Toronto. Canada – By Stephanie Nolen

BrazilBrazil is combating many kinds of inequality. But one of the world’s most diverse nations is still just beginning to talk about race

Face to Face with the Stigma of Mental Illness – By Yvonne Sam

FACE TO FACE WITH THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS

By Yvonne Sam

Opinion - commentary -analysisLet us stop turning a blind eye to mental illness and address it instead

Sheila is crazy” or “Joseph is a little off.”
Yes, we have all heard people utter such statements in reference to someone we know, or we have even made them ourselves.

The unfortunate fact is that many people whom we have dismissed as being crazy may actually be suffering from some form of mental illness. An even more disturbing fact is that these illnesses often go undiagnosed in the Black community.    Continue reading

GUYANA – A Time To Remember- 20 poems – By Dmitri Allicock

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Read more:  Go to Dmitri Allicock’s Blog – Oh Beautiful Guyana

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