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Forums for Gubernatorial Candidates Set at UVI Oct. 22-23

October 21, 2014 - UVI concludes a series of election forums with sessions for 2014 governor and lieutenant governor candidates on St. Thomas, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, and on St. Croix, on Thursday, Oct. 23. All candidates for these positions have accepted the invitations to attend.Read More
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Media Invited to Cover Announcement of UVI’s 2014 Alumni Giving Rate

October 21, 2014 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the announcement of the University of the Virgin Islands’ 2014 alumni giving rate at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Read More
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VIUCEDD to Host 11th 'Voices That Count' Forum

October 21, 2014 - VIUCEDD will host the 11th annual “Voices That Count” forum from Oct. 23 to 24, in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, and from Oct. 28 to 29, in the Administration and Conference Center on St. Thomas. The theme of the forum is “VIUCEDD: 20 Years of Empowering People with Disabilities.” The forums will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.Read More
Miss UVI Elisa Thomas is crowned Miss NBCA Hall of Fame

Miss UVI is First to Bring Home National Hall of Fame Crown

October 15, 2014 - Miss UVI Elisa Thomas made history when she won the title of Miss National Black College Alumni (NBCA) Hall of Fame – becoming the first Miss UVI to win that crown. Read More
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UVI to Open Today on Normal Schedule

October 14, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands will open on its normal schedule today, Tuesday, Oct. 14. Read More
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UVI 6:30 a.m. Update: UVI to Open Today - Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 - on Normal Schedule

October 14, 2014 - The U.S. Virgin Islands are under Tropical Storm Warning, Hurricane Watch and Flash Flood Watch due to the approach of Tropical Storm Gonzalo. UVI is currently operating on its normal schedule and is expected to operate on its normal schedule throughout the day. Read More
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UVI Monitors Tropical Storm Gonzalo

October 13, 2014 - UVI is currently operating under its normal schedule as administrators monitor the approach of Tropical Storm Gonzalo. Read More
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The Caribbean Writer Releases New Volume with Book Launch Party

October 10, 2014 - The Caribbean Writer has launched Volume 28 of the University of the Virgin Islands’ international, refereed, literary journal with a Caribbean focus. Read More
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‘Hunger Banquet’ to Kick Off World Food Day Activities on St. Croix

October 09, 2014 - UPDATE: The World Food Day Hunger Banquet activity, scheduled for Oct. 16, has been postponed until further notice. The main St. Croix World Food Day celebration, set for noon to six p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, will take place as scheduled. Read More
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UVI Receives 65 Acres in Sorgenfri in its Largest Gift of Land

October 09, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands received its largest real estate gift with the donation of 65 acres in Estate Sorgenfri on St. Thomas. The property at Sorgenfri No. 1 Southside Quarter includes a rolling hillside, two fresh-water guts and a quarter-mile of beachfront on Hendricks Bay. Read More
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Media Invited to Cover 2014 CERC Health Disparities Conference

October 08, 2014 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph keynote addresses at the 2014 Annual Health Disparities Institute conducted by UVI’s Caribbean Exploratory Research Center (CERC), at the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort on St. Thomas. Read More
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UVI Board Votes on Locations for School of Medicine Facilities

October 06, 2014 - In a special meeting of the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees held on Oct. 6, the Board passed a resolution authorizing UVI President Dr. David Hall to begin the development process of the School of Medicine’s simulation center on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the classroom building on the St. Thomas Campus. Read More
University of the Virgin Islands Caribbean Exploratory Research Center students at a poster presentation.

Seventh Annual CERC Health Disparities Institute Set for Oct. 8

October 03, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands Caribbean Exploratory Research Center (CERC) will hold the 7th Annual Health Disparities Institute from Oct. 8 to 10, at the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort on St. Thomas. Read More
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Media Invited to Cover Major St. Thomas Land Donation to UVI

October 03, 2014 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph a reception and property tour, beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Read More
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MEDIA ALERT: Media Invited to Cover Inaugural UVI Home Soccer Game on St. Croix

October 02, 2014 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the UVI Buccaneers’ inaugural home soccer match on the school’s new, LAI league-approved soccer field on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, on Saturday, Oct. 4. The 2 p.m. matchup pits UVI against Polytecnica University of Puerto Rico. Activities begin at 1 p.m. with an official opening ceremony.Read More
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St. Thomas Campus Fall Fest on Oct. 3 Will Put the Pieces Together

October 02, 2014 - A Fall Fest for students on UVI’s St. Thomas Campus will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3. The theme is “Putting the Pieces Together.” The “pieces” of the Fall Fest are a Health and Wellness Fair, a Career Fair, and an Activities Fair. The fest is also open to the general public.Read More
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UVI Marks Inaugural Home Soccer Match Oct. 4; Bucs to Host Polytecnica

September 30, 2014 - UVI marks its inaugural home soccer match on the school’s new, LAI league-approved soccer field on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix on Saturday, Oct. 4. The 2 p.m. matchup will pit UVI’s Buccaneers against Polytecnica University of Puerto Rico. The match is the first of two scheduled home matches this season, with the second against Sacred Heart on Oct. 7.Read More
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UVI Board to Reconvene Special Meeting on Oct. 6

September 25, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will reconvene a special meeting at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6, in room 303 of the Administration and Conference Center on St. Thomas and in the Great House, room A-204, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Read More
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UVI to Hold Town Hall Meetings to Discuss School of Medicine Facilities

September 23, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands will hold public town hall meetings to discuss the proposed School of Medicine facilities. Read More
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Coastweeks Beach Cleanups Begin Sept. 20

September 18, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands VI Marine Advisory Service will coordinate Coastweeks beach cleanup activities in the territory from Sept. 20, through Oct. 31. Read More
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UVI Alumni Phonathon Goal to Continuing Historic Giving Levels

September 18, 2014 - The UVI family joins forces with alumni and special alumni on Sept. 23, 24 and 25 for the 2014 Alumni Phonathon. This year’s Phonathon continues the University’s successful and historic efforts to reach alumni giving rates among the highest in the nation. Volunteers will be placing calls from 5:30 to 9 p.m. each evening. Read More
UVI President David Hall and National Park Service Superintendent Joel Tutein signed the MOU in the newly renovated National Park Service offices

UVI & National Park Service Sign Historic MOU

September 16, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands and the National Park Service signed a memorandum of Understating demonstrating future cooperation between the NPS on St. Croix and the University. Read More
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VI Certified Public Manager Program Taking Applications; Deadline Sept. 25

September 16, 2014 - The Virgin Islands Certified Public Manager program at the UVI is taking applications for the program’s 2014-2015 cohort or “colleague group.” The certificate program is open to persons who are currently active in managerial or supervisory roles with local, state or federal government and non-profit organizations in the USVI.Read More
Miss UVI Elisa Thomas

Miss UVI to Vie for National HBCU College Queens Crown

September 12, 2014 - Miss UVI 2014-2015 Elisa Thomas will compete in the 2014 National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Queens pageant from Sept. 24 to Sept. 28, in Atlanta, Ga., at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Read More
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UVI Board Receives Updates on the School of Medicine and Eco Industrial Park; Plans Public Forums

September 11, 2014 - In a special meeting of the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees held on Sept. 11, the Board received updates on the proposed UVI School of Medicine and Eco Industrial Park. Read More
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UVI Board of Trustees to Hold Special Meeting on Sept. 11

August 29, 2014 - A special meeting of the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, in room 303 of the Administration and Conference Center on St. Thomas and in the Great House, room A-204, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Read More
The Reichhold Center for the Arts unveiled its 2014-2015 season with the biggest names in the music industry.

UVI’s Reichhold Center Announces 36th Season Line-Up

August 29, 2014 - The Reichhold Center for the Arts unveiled its 2014-2015 season.Read More
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UVI RTPark Awarded LEED® Green Building Certification

August 28, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park’s (RTPark) 64 West Center building was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)® Silver Certification in August. LEED, which was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. Read More
UVI Dean of Nursing Beverley Lansiquot

UVI Appoints Dean of the School of Nursing

August 27, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands has appointed Dr. Beverley Anne Lansiquot to serve as dean of the School of Nursing. Read More
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Media Invited to Cover First CPM Program Graduation

August 26, 2014 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands’ first Certified Public Manager Program graduation.Read More
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Reichhold Launches 36th Season with Business after Hours

August 21, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands’ Reichhold Center for the Arts will unveil its 36th season of entertainment at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, during a St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce Business after Hours reception. Read More
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UVI to Welcome New, Transfer Students With Orientation Week

August 15, 2014 - UVI welcomes a new class of new and transfer students with a week of orientation activities beginning Monday, Aug. 18. Orientation, which is a requirement for all new students, begins with residence hall check-in from noon to 7 p.m. on Aug. 18. Formal sessions which bring new and transfer students together with UVI administrators, faculty and advisors will continue throughout the week.Read More
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Media Invited to Cover Fall Semester Orientation Week Activities

August 15, 2014 - Members of the media are invited to cover selected activities planned during UVI’s fall semester Orientation Week for new and transfer student. Official Orientation Week activities run from Monday, Aug. 18, through Friday, Aug. 22. Numerous sessions are designed to help students adjust to the academic and social aspects of college life.Read More
Ambassador Terence A. Todman receives an honorary degree during UVI's 2013 Commencement Ceremony

UVI Mourns the Loss of Ambassador Terence Todman

August 14, 2014 - UVI President Dr. David Hall, on the behalf of the entire University family – the Board of Trustees, foundation boards, faculty, staff, students and alumni – has extended sincerest condolences to Mrs. Doris Todman, UVI Professor of Psychology Dr. Patricia Todman, other family, friends and loved ones of former U.S. Ambassador Terence A. Todman, who died on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Schneider Hospital on St. Thomas.Read More
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UVI to Offer Certificate in Entrepreneurship This Fall

August 13, 2014 - UVI's School of Business will begin offering a first-of-its-kind Certificate in Entrepreneurship program during the fall 2014 semester, which begins on Aug. 25. The certificate program will open up the wide variety of business courses at the University to the entire Virgin Islands community as well as to students majoring in something other than business.Read More
UVI President Dr. David Hall makes remarks at the VI-EPSCoR Award Announcement.

VI Receives $20M NSF Grant Award for VI-EPSCoR

August 08, 2014 - The U.S. Virgin Islands is one of six jurisdictions nation-wide to receive a Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1 award from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) to support Virgin Islands-EPSCoR. Read More
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Media Invited to Cover VI-EPSCoR Grant Award Announcement

August 06, 2014 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands’ announcement of a multi-million dollar National Science Foundation, Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 grant award to the Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR). Read More
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Media Invited to Cover UVI Summer Research Symposium

July 31, 2014 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the 12th Annual Summer Research Symposium. Read More
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Reichhold Center Begins Capital Improvement Projects

July 23, 2014 - This summer, the University of the Virgin Islands’ Reichhold Center for the Arts began much needed capital improvement projects to restore and enhance the 1,196 seat facility.Read More
Dean of Students Stephan Moore

UVI Appoints Dean of Students on Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix

July 23, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands has appointed Stephan Moore to serve as Dean of Students on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
UVI Appoints Nanyamka Farrelly Public Relations Director

Nanyamka Farrelly Named UVI Public Relations Director

July 21, 2014 - Nanyamka A. Farrelly has been appointed Director of Public Relations for UVI. Farrelly, who has served in this role in an interim capacity for the past two years, is charged with leading the University’s internal and external communication for all traditional and electronic media. She also stewards the University’s branding strategy and cultivates relationships with various media stakeholders locally and abroad. In addition, Read More
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New Student Convocation Planned as Part of UVI’s Fall Orientation

July 18, 2014 - This fall’s orientation for new and transfer students enrolling in the University of the Virgin Islands will feature first ever convocation sessions for new students on UVI’s campuses on St. Thomas and St. Croix. “This year marks the beginning of a new tradition: the New Student Convocation,” said UVI Provost Dr. Camille McKayle. Read More
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VI SBDC Receives $50,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant

July 16, 2014 - The VI Small Business Development Center received a $50,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in June.Read More
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AT&T Support Allows Expansion of UVI’s Summer Bridge Program

July 11, 2014 - AT&T has awarded the University of the Virgin Islands a grant of $30,000 in support of the University’s 2014 Summer Bridge Program. Summer Bridge is a free, five-week, residential program offered on UVI’s campuses on St. Thomas and St. Croix.Read More
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UVI Signs MOUs with Anguilla, H. Lavity Stoutt Community College

July 10, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands entered into five-year memoranda of understanding with Anguilla Community College (ACC) and H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC), British Virgin Islands.Read More
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Media Invited to Cover the 50th Caribbean Food Crops Society Meeting

July 07, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands’ Cooperative Extension Service is hosting the 50th annual Caribbean Food Crops Society’s meeting being held from July 6-11, at the Sugar Bay Resort and Spa on St. Thomas. Read More
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Media Invited to Cover ICMC Entrepreneur Business Institute Student Presentations

July 02, 2014 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph business plan presentations developed by students during the 2014 Entrepreneur Business Institute (EBI) summer program on UVI’s St. Thomas Campus. The student presentations are scheduled in two sessions, on Monday, July 7. They will take place from 10:45 a.m. to noon and from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 110 of the Business Education Building on UVI’s upper campus.Read More
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UVI Names Dr. Benjamin Sachs Interim Dean of Medical School

June 30, 2014 - UVI has named Dr. Benjamin Sachs interim dean for the medical school it is developing in the Virgin Islands. In this position, Dr. Sachs is engaged in the early stages of preparing documentation for the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the medical school accreditation organization for the United States and Canada, and developing the organizational structure of the medical school.Read More
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18th Mango Melee and Fruit Festival Slated for July 6 on St. Croix

June 30, 2014 - It’s time again for the Crucian summer fruit festival. And it’s all about mangoes and tropical fruits. If you want to eat, grow or learn about mangoes and tropical fruits, then the 18th Annual Mango Melee and Tropical Fruit Festival, set for noon to 6 p.m. on July 6, at the St. George Village Botanical Garden is for you.Read More
Just Threads owners Cyril and Germene Thomas pose for a photo after their business was named the Small Business of the Year on St. Thomas.

SBDC Names STX/STT Small Business of the Year

June 27, 2014 - The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) named Arawak Bay: The Inn at Salt River, LLC the Small Business of the Year on St. Croix, and Just Threads the Small Business of the Year on St. Thomas.Read More
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The Caribbean Writer Announces Volume 27 Prize Winners

June 27, 2014 - UVI The Caribbean Writer international, refereed, literary journal with a Caribbean focus – has announced its annual prize winners for Volume 27, which highlights music and visual arts. Topping the list is a new annual prize: The Cecile deJongh Literary Prize ($500) awarded to an author whose work best expresses the spirit of the Caribbean. Read More
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Media Invited to Cover ICMC Entrepreneur Business Institute Opening at UVI

June 20, 2014 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the opening ceremony of the 2014 Entrepreneur Business Institute (EBI) summer program on UVI’s St. Thomas Campus on Sunday, June 22, 2014. The opening will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. in the first-floor conference room of the Administration and Conference Center. Read More
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UVI Alumni Invited to Celebrate 50 Years of Nursing Education

June 17, 2014 - University of the Virgin Islands nursing alumni, faculty and friends are invited to celebrate 50 years of Nursing Education in 2015.Read More
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The Caribbean Writer Issues Call for Submissions for Volume 29

June 17, 2014 - The Caribbean Writer – the University of the Virgin Islands’ international, refereed, literary journal with a Caribbean focus – is announcing a submission call for its 29th edition. Issues unique to the Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience, or perspective. The submission deadline is Dec. 30, 2014.Read More
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UVI Appoints Dr. Camille McKayle Provost and VP for Academic Affairs

June 12, 2014 - Dr. Camille A. McKayle has been appointed Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of the Virgin Islands. In making the announcement, UVI President Dr. David Hall said Dr. McKayle, who served in the same role in an interim capacity for the last two years, “has made an important and meaningful contribution to the progress of the University, especially in the academic area.”Read More
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UVI Honors Students at Academic Awards

June 11, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands celebrated the 40th Annual Academic Awards by honoring top students for the 2013-2014 academic year at awards ceremonies held in April on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and on the St. Thomas Campus.Read More
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UVI Summer Enrichment Programs Set for 2014

June 09, 2014 - This year the University of the Virgin Islands is conducting a variety of summer programs that include youth camps, college preparatory programs, undergraduate opportunities, graduate opportunities and teacher training programs. Read More
UVI Board of Trustees Chairman Alexander Moorehead and UVI President David Hall

UVI Board of Trustees Elects New Chairman, Approves FY 2015 Budget

June 07, 2014 - In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on June 7, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees elected Attorney Henry Smock to serve as chairman and Alexander A. Moorhead as vice chairman. Read More
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Media Invited to Cover ROTC Scholarship Presentation on St. Thomas on June 10

June 05, 2014 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the presentation of a four-year Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship to Cadet Capt. Morgan Cleaveland to attend the University of the Virgin Islands at 10:30 a.m. on June 10, at the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School (I.E.K.H.S.).Read More
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Media Invited to Cover International Student Research at UVI’s AES

June 05, 2014 - International student interns from insular land grant colleges and universities around the world are conducting research at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) research program from June 1-20, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Read More
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UVI Librarian Named Caribbean Information Professional of 2014

June 05, 2014 - UVI’s Director of Libraries, Judith V. Rogers, has been named the Caribbean Information Professional of the Year 2014 by the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL).Read More
Dedicated Alumni Recruitment Teams leader Jaedee Caines

UVI Alumni to Join Recruiting Effort Through DART Program

June 04, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands and its alumni have joined forces to increase new student enrollment with the launch of the Dedicated Alumni Recruitment Team (DART) program. Read More
UVI Board of Trustees Chairman Alexander Moorehead and UVI President David Hall

UVI Board of Trustees to Meet on Saturday, June 7

May 30, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, in the Great Hall in the North West Wing on UVI’s Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
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UVI’s School of Business Receives Initial Accreditation

May 30, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands School of Business received initial accreditation status in May from the Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).Read More
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UVI Appoints New Human Resources Director

May 29, 2014 - Ron Meek has been appointed to serve as director of the University of the Virgin Islands Human Resources Department (UVI-HR).Read More
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Media Invited to Cover UVI-CES Beekeeping Training Session

May 28, 2014 - The media is invited to cover and photograph a beekeeping training session at the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service’s (UVI-CES)7th Caribbean Beekeeping Congress and the 2nd Caribbean Beekeeping College.Read More

SBDC/SBA to Honor Small Business in the Virgin Islands June 1-7

May 27, 2014 - The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration will honor small businesses during Virgin Islands Small Business Week from June 1 through 7. The annual Small Business Awards ceremonies are for St. Croix, on June 5, and for St. Thomas, on June 6. Read More
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UVI-CES to Host 7th Caribbean Beekeeping Congress on St. Croix

May 23, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service (UVI-CES) will host the 7th Caribbean Beekeeping Congress and the 2nd Caribbean Beekeeping College from May 26 to 30, on the University’s Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
CELL Director Ilene Garner receives Patriot Award

UVICELL Director Honored with Patriot Award

May 22, 2014 - The director of UVI’s Center for Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning was recently presented with a Patriot Award by the office of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, which recognizes extraordinary support of employees serving in the Virgin Islands’ Guard and Reserve.Read More
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will address the UVI Class of 2014

UVI to Award More Than 300 Degrees at 2014 Commencement Ceremonies

May 16, 2014 - More than 300 degrees will be awarded by the University of the Virgin Islands during Commencement Ceremonies scheduled for May 17, on the St. Thomas Campus, and for May 18, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
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Media Invited to Cover UVI 2014 Commencement Ceremonies

May 13, 2014 - The media is invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands’ 2014 Commencement Ceremonies at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, on the grounds of the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
University of the Virgin Islands and New Generation Power solar signing ceremony

$3 Million USDA Grant to Support Solar Development at UVI

May 13, 2014 - A $3 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) High Energy Cost Grant Program will be used to enhance a three-megawatt solar installation project at the University of the Virgin Islands. Read More
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UVI Receives $900,000 Grant for Substance Abuse/HIV Prevention in the V.I.

May 08, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands, with support from a substantial federal grant, is developing and implementing a Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Program with the goal of reducing drug use and abuse, and preventing the transmission of HIV infections among college students and other young adults in the U.S. Virgin Islands.Read More
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VI-EPSCoR Conference to Focus on Bolstering Research, Outreach in Region

April 30, 2014 - The Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) hosts its Annual Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, May 12. The conference is free and open to the public. It takes place in the UVI Administration and Conference Center, on the St. Thomas Campus.Read More
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Budding UVI Student Entrepreneurs Win $60,000 in 13D Competition

April 26, 2014 - Three budding student entrepreneurs at the University of the Virgin Islands now have an additional $60,000 in funding with which to pursue their dream businesses following the final round of the University’s annual 13D Student Entrepreneurship Competition held April 23. Read More
New Generation PowerChairman Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria speaks of government house on St. Thomas.

The University of the Virgin Islands Announces $30 Million Gift for the Development of a Medical School

April 25, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) received a $30 million gift commitment to help establish a state-of-the-art, Territory-wide medical school. Read More
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Media Invited to Cover a Major Gift Announcement for Development Phase of UVI Medical School

April 23, 2014 - At 11 a.m. on Friday, April 25, at Government House on St. Thomas, the University of the Virgin Islands will announce a major gift by Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria, chairman of New Generation Power (NGP), for the development of a territory-wide medical school.Read More
 Jamila Martin, a UVI senior majoring in applied mathematics, gives a poster presentation on the UVI Saint Thomas Campus

UVI Student Wins First Place at National STEM Conference

April 22, 2014 - University of the Virgin Islands undergraduate students from the College of Science and Mathematics attended the Annual Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in February 2014 in Washington D. C.Read More
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UVI CES to Host 50th Caribbean Food Crops Society Meeting

April 22, 2014 - Over 200 agriculturists, representing 22 countries will converge on St. Thomas, from July 6-11, at the Sugar Bay Resort and Spa for the Caribbean Food Crops Society’s (CFCS) 50th annual meeting to discuss production, marketing and policy issues affecting agriculture in the Caribbean.Read More
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Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to Speak at UVI Commencement in May

April 21, 2014 - Harvard University Professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., a noted literary historian, activist and filmmaker, will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands’ 2014 Commencement Ceremonies in May. Joining him as honorary doctorate recipients will be Hon. Ron de Lugo and Horace Clarke.Read More
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UVI Board Approves the Development Phase of Medical School; Major Gift Announcement Planned for April 25

April 19, 2014 - The Board of Trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands, in a unanimous vote, authorized President David Hall to commence the development phase for a medical school in the territory. Read More
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Reichhold Presents an Intimate Night of Jazz with Tuck & Patti

April 16, 2014 - The Reichhold Center for the Arts presents Tuck and Patti in a live jazz performance that is sure to soothe the soul at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. Read More
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Media Invited to Cover UVI’s Model U.N. Competition

April 16, 2014 - The media is invited to cover the sixth annual Model United Nations Conference at 10 a.m. on April 16, in the Great Hall of the University of the Virgin Islands’ Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
Miss UVI Elisa Thomas

Elisa Thomas Crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands 2014-2015

April 14, 2014 - Elisa Thomas was crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands 2014-2015 at the 34th Annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition held on Saturday, April 12, at UVI’s Reichhold Center for the Arts on St. Thomas. Read More
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UVI’s Mock U.N. Competition to Debate Issues in Belize, Jamaica

April 10, 2014 - The public is invited to the sixth annual Model United Nations Conference at 10 a.m. on April 16, in the Great Hall of the University of the Virgin Islands’ Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
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UVI Board of Trustees to Hold Special Meeting on April 19

April 04, 2014 - A special meeting of the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, in the third-floor conference room of the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus and in the Provost Conference Room on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
Representatives of WUVI announce the opening of their new radio station.

UVI Communications Majors Make Big Splash in Territory, World

April 04, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands Communication Program is making a resounding impact in the region and beyond. Read More
Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Dr. Simon B. Jones-Hendrickson

Dean Selected for UVI’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

April 04, 2014 - University of the Virgin Islands professor of economics Dr. Simon B. Jones-Hendrickson has been appointed dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS). Read More
2014 Miss UVI Contestants

Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition Set for April 12

April 02, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands Student Government Association invites everyone to the 34th Annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition at 6:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 12, at UVI’s Reichhold Center for the Arts on St. Thomas. Read More
UVI 2013 Research Day on Saint Thomas

UVI Scientists, Students to Share Findings on Research Day

April 02, 2014 - The public is invited to the University of the Virgin Islands' third annual UVI Research Day scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, in the Sports and Fitness Center on UVI's St. Thomas campus and in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Read More
Charles S. Dutton, actor, director and inspirational speaker

Former ‘Roc’ Star to Speak at UVI’s Heath Lecture Series

March 28, 2014 - Charles S. Dutton, actor, director and inspirational speaker, will be the keynote speaker of the University of the Virgin Islands 2014 Alfred O. Heath Distinguished Lecture Series.Read More
Brianna Hairston received the People's Choice award for her 25th Anniversary Cupcakes at Afternoon on the Green 2014

UVI Announces 2014 Afternoon on the Green Winners

March 26, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands announced the winners of the 25th Annual Afternoon on the Green, which was presented by the VI Lottery, held on Sunday, March 9.Read More
Look back at Tektite 40th Anniversary

VIERS to Celebrate 45th Anniversary of Project Tektite I

March 21, 2014 - UVI’s Virgin Islands Environmental Resources Station (VIERS) will host a celebration of the 45th anniversary of Project Tektite I, which established an ambitious underwater habitat research project for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the spring of 1969 on St. John. The celebration is planned for 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 29.Read More
UVI students take a walk on the beach.

Community Asked to Show ‘UVI Pride’ on March 28

March 21, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands will celebrate UVI Pride Day throughout the territory on Friday, March 28.Read More
Photo from UVI Spring Symposium held in 2013

UVI Spring Student Research Symposium on St. Croix Set March 22

March 20, 2014 - Members of the UVI community and the general public are invited to the University’s 12th Annual Spring Student Research Symposium. A showcase of student research conducted with faculty locally and at other institutions, the symposium takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. at UVI’s Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix on Saturday, March 22, 2014.Read More
UVI's Voices of Inspiration Choir

UVI’s Voices of Inspiration Choir to Perform at Reichhold Center

March 19, 2014 - The Reichhold Center for the Arts will bring the Voices of Inspiration Choir to the stage in “A Musical Journey Through Time” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. Read More
Popular talk show host and philanthropist Tom Joyner

Tom Joyner to Visit UVI’s Radio Station WUVI

March 17, 2014 - Popular talk show host and philanthropist Tom Joyner is coming to St. Thomas on Wednesday, March 19, and he will visit the Virgin Islands radio station that carries his show – WUVI 1090 AM. Read More
Dr. Lorna Young-Wright to host music conference at UVI on St. Thomas

UVI Opens Three-Day Conference on Music and the Arts

March 15, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands kicks-off its first biennial Conference on Music and the Arts at the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 17. Virgin Islands music educators and their students are urged to sample conference presentations.Read More
UVI Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix

UVI Board of Trustees Approves FY ‘15 Budget Request, Reviews New KPIs

March 08, 2014 - In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on March 8, on the St. Thomas Campus, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees examined the University’s key performance indicators (KPIs), which were reported using a new format that links the KPIs to the institution’s Strategic Plan.Read More
UVI CELL offers continuing education to the VI community.

Free SAT Prep Course Offered for High School Students

March 04, 2014 - The UVICELL Center is inviting public high-school students to participate in a free SAT preparatory program. Classes begin March 15, 2014. Sessions will be held on both the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses of UVI. Read More
Image of St. Thomas Campus entrance.

Media Invited to Cover Feb. 27 Grand Opening of Remodeled Social Sciences Building on St. Thomas

February 26, 2014 - The remodeled Social Sciences Department Building on UVI’s St. Thomas Campus now houses the department's entire faculty and staff. The ceremony runs from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursday, Feb. 27. Read More
University of the Virgin Islands Albert A. Sheen Campus

UVI Board of Trustees to Meet on Saturday, March 8

February 26, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, in the first floor conference room of the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus.Read More
Brianna Hairston received the People's Choice award for her Tropical Cupcakes at Afternoon on the Green 2013.

UVI Celebrates the 25th Annual Afternoon on the Green

February 21, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands and the Virgin Islands Lottery invite the community to the 25th Anniversary of the Afternoon on the Green on Sunday, March 9, on the UVI's Herman E. Moore Golf Course on the St. Thomas campus. Read More
Dr. Tim Faley at HBCU Innovation Summit

UVI Among 15 HBCUs Tapped to Bolster Efforts on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Universities

February 21, 2014 - The new, multi-year collaboration of institutions is designed to bolster innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship efforts on their respective campuses.Read More
Dr. Shana Augustin, UVI graduate

UVI STEM Graduates Excel Beyond National Average

February 20, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands' Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduates are going on to seek doctoral degrees and achieving their goals at rates above the national average.Read More
UVI Student Government Association (SGA) President Kevin Dixon

UVI SGA President Named National HBCU All-Star

February 14, 2014 - University of the Virgin Islands Student Government Association (SGA) President Kevin Dixon was named a 2014 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) All-Star in February. Read More
Open House graphic

UVI Invites Prospective Students to Open Houses on St. Croix, St. Thomas

February 13, 2014 - High school juniors and seniors – as well as all other prospective students – are invited to come and explore the ocean of opportunities available at the University of the Virgin Islands. UVI will open its doors with Open House sessions set for Wednesday, Feb. 26, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, and on Friday, Feb. 28, on the St. Thomas Campus. Read More
Click Clack Moo: The Musical's performers

Cows on Strike! Reichhold Brings Click Clack Moo: The Musical

February 11, 2014 - On Saturday, March 1, the Reichhold Center for the Arts will present Click Clack Moo: The Musical, a vibrant production based on the award-winning children’s book, “Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type.” Read More
graphic image of basketballs

Bucs to Face American University in Homecoming Game

February 06, 2014 - UVI fans get their first chance to see the Buccaneers men’s basketball squad in action at Friday’s 2014 UVI Homecoming game when American University travels to the Sports and Fitness Center for a 7 p.m. match-up on Friday, Feb. 7. The game coincides with the University’s first “UVI Pride Day.”Read More
Image of adult learners at UVICELL

UVICELL Launches Redesigned Website

February 05, 2014 - UVI’s Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning Center (UVICELL) has launched a redesigned website to enable its students, community partners and the business community to find what they’re looking for with greater ease. Read More
UVI’s Brothers with a Cause student organization

Media Invited to Cover UVI’s Man-Up Male Conference

January 31, 2014 - Members of the media are invited to photograph and cover the University of the Virgin Islands’ fourth annual Man-Up Male Empowerment Conference.Read More
Tthe Surati Indian Dance Company

Reichhold Brings Authentic Indian Dance & Bollywood to the Stage

January 30, 2014 - The Reichhold Center for the Arts will present the Surati Indian Dance Company and their award-winning production “Glimpses of India” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Read More
UVI is one of only 14 undergraduate colleges selected by the Boston University Medical School to participate in the program, which admits academically talented undergraduate science majors to the medical school early.

Public Presentation on UVI Early Medical School Program Set for Jan. 30

January 27, 2014 - Persons interested in attending medical school through a joint program offered by UVI and Boston University are invited to a public presentation from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30.Read More
Former UVI Coach Eugene Werts

UVI Mourns the Passing of Retired Former Coach Eugene Werts

January 24, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands community mourns the passing of Eugene Werts. Read More
Man-Up Keynote Speaker Baruti Kafele

The Principal Is In: Kafele to be Man-Up 2014 Speaker

January 22, 2014 - Internationally-renowned author, educator and motivational speaker Baruti Kafele will be the featured speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands’ fourth annual Man-Up Male Empowerment Conference. Read More
RT Park Houses UVI's College of Science and Mathematics on St. Croix

HOVENSA Makes $100,000 Donation to UVI Scholarship Fund

January 16, 2014 - HOVENSA L.L.C. made a donation of $100,000 to the Scholarship Fund of the University of the Virgin Islands in a check presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 15, on the University’s Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
Bebel Gilberto

Reichhold’s Bebel Gilberto Performance Cancelled

January 16, 2014 - The Reichhold Center will not present Bebel Gilberto on Friday, Feb. 14, as previously scheduled.Read More
UVI Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix

UVI Board of Trustees Approves Contract to Employ President David Hall for Five More Years

January 13, 2014 - During a meeting on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, the Board of Trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) approved – by a vote of eight in favor, four not in favor and one abstention – a five-year agreement to employ Dr. David Hall as president of the University for the period of Aug. 1, 2014 through July 31, 2019. Read More
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony at UVI on St. Thomas

UVI Graduate Commissioned as U.S. Army Officer

January 10, 2014 - UVI ROTC Cadet Shenelle Gabrielle was commissioned into the United States Army in December on the St. Thomas Campus. Read More
Hip-hop artist Common

Reichhold Center Brings Hip-Hop Legend Common to the Stage

January 09, 2014 - Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist Common will bring his acclaimed performance to the Reichhold Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11.Read More
University of the Virgin Islands Albert A. Sheen Campus

UVI Board of Trustees to Meet on Monday, Jan. 13

January 02, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will meet at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, in the third-floor conference room of the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus.Read More

Spring Semester Begins Jan. 13; New Student Orientation Set Jan. 5-10; Continuing Student Registration Underway

January 02, 2014 - Spring Semester classes at the University of the Virgin Islands are scheduled to begin on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. A week of orientation activities is planned for new students enrolling at UVI on both campuses, from Sunday, Jan. 5, through Friday, Jan. 10. Read More