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Dr. Luciano, UVI Professor of Data Science

UVI Welcomes New Professor of Data Science

November 29, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands welcomes Dr. Joanne Sylvia Luciano to the University’s College of Science and Mathematics. She will work in the department of Computer and Computational Sciences to develop curriculum in Data Science. This multidisciplinary field blends data inference, algorithm development, and technology in order to solve analytically complex problems. Data science is ultimately about using this data in creative ways to generate business value while being sensitive to and respectful of data privacy, data security, data stewardship and the ethical use of data. The incoming professor has so far proposed two new courses in Health Web Science and will be teaching a special topics course in Data Science this springRead More
ABRCMS Winners

UVI Students Take Top Honors at National Biomedical Research Conference

November 27, 2018 - Three students from the Caribbean’s preeminent Historically Black College and University (HBCU) captured Best Poster Awards at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) last week in Indianapolis.Read More
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UVI Call Center Hosts its Third Annual Thank-a-Thon

November 21, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands Alumni Call Center is hosting its 3rd annual Thank-a-Thon from Nov. 21-28. Alumni will be phoned and thanked for their contributions to UVI over the years. The Thank-a-Thon is primarily powered by highly trained UVI students and seeks to show appreciation for the support shown by the alumni and global community. Read More
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UVI Issues Run-off Electoral Poll Results

November 19, 2018 - The Virgin Islands Run-off Election poll results are in. The poll was conducted by VI Tech Stack (VITS), a University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park (RTPark) company that specializes in political polling. Read More
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UVI Students Capture First Place in National HP Competition

November 16, 2018 - Five University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) students won the 2nd Annual HP HBCU Business Challenge competition on November 12. The national competition was hosted and sponsored by Hewlett Packard (HP), a multinational enterprise information technology company. The competition is designed to inspire future talent, foster emerging careers in technology and increase student business acumen.Read More
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Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament Tips Off Friday at UVI

November 15, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands will host the 2018 Paradise Jam beginning Friday, Nov. 16, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. The highly anticipated basketball tournament tips off at 2 p.m. with the men’s games when Oregon University goes up against Old Dominion University.Read More
The Rastaman by Geraldine Bryan

UVI Students Exhibit Visual Work Display of Art in Local Gallery

November 14, 2018 - Visual artwork of students from the University of the Virgin Islands Caribbean Art1 class, will be on display at an exhibit under the instruction of Professor Danica M. David, at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Art Thursday is a monthly activity on St. Croix which is held at Art at Top Hat Gallery, located in downtown Christiansted. Read More
Photo of Professors Gregory Guannel and Kristin Grimes

NOAA Environmental Literacy Program Awards UVI $500,000 in Funds to Advance USVI Community Resilience to Hurricanes

November 13, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands has received $500,000 in funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environmental Literacy Program (ELP) for its U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Storm Strong Program. The five-year project will create the Territory’s first sustained, community-based, hurricane hazard preparedness program. Through new and strengthened partnerships and the development of a long-term community‐based program, middle- and high school youth and their families across the territory, will engage in on-the-ground projects that increase individual, family, and community preparedness for hurricanes. The program is free and will begin in 2019 on the island of St. Thomas, then expand to St. John and St. Croix.Read More
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Eastern Caribbean Center to Conduct V.I. Community Survey

November 07, 2018 - The Eastern Caribbean Center of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will conduct the 2018 Virgin Islands Community Survey (VICS) during the months of November and December 2018. This scientific survey of a sample of households is a follow-up to the one conducted in 2016. The information collected is similar to that gathered in the Population and Housing Census of 2010.Read More
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University of the Virgin Islands Second Prediction of Election Poll by VI TECH Stack

November 05, 2018 - Attached are the second poll results as of October 30, 2018, from VI Tech Stack, a UVI RTPark company, in collaboration with the University’s Institute for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (ILOE).Read More
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UVI Brothers With a Cause Presents Dine with a Brother

October 31, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands’ Brothers With a Cause (BWC) Association is hosting its 1st annual Dine with a Brother on November 17, 2018, themed “A Night of Chivalry – The Fight Against Domestic Violence.” The event will be held in the UVI Cafeteria on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Read More
strategic planning task force receiving presidential award from president david hall

UVI Board of Trustees Approves New Strategic Plan

October 27, 2018 - In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in the Administration and Conference Center Building on the St. Thomas Campus, the Board of Trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) approved a new five-year strategic plan for the University, titled “Greatness Through Innovation”.Read More
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UVI Board of Trustees to Meet on October 27

October 19, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, in the Administration and Conference Center Building on St. Thomas, in the first-floor conference room. Read More
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UVI Announces Winners for Hackathon 2018

October 17, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands announces the winners of the 4th annual Hackathon which was held on both the St. Thomas and Albert A. Sheen Campuses on September 14 and 15 and October 12 and 13, respectively. Read More
2018 Fall Student Symposium

UVI Announces Winners for 2018 Fall Student Research Symposium

October 16, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands Emerging Caribbean Scientist Committee (ECS) announces the students and faculty winners of the 19th annual Fall Student Research Symposium held on Saturday, September 22, 2018.Read More
A Political Forum will be held on the Campuses on October 15 - 18

Media Invited to Cover & Photograph Gubernatorial and Senatorial Forums

October 15, 2018 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands Institute for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (ILOE) General Elections Political Forums for gubernatorial and senatorial candidates on St. Thomas on October 15 and 16, and October 17 and 18 on St. Croix, respectively. Read More
The Opinion Polls are done by automated phone calls.

Media Invited to Cover & Photograph Prediction of Election Poll by VI TECH Stack

October 11, 2018 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph a general election poll hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands. Traditionally every election season, the University of the Virgin Islands through an external company, VI Tech Stack, facilitates multiple polls up until the general election. Read More
The Event is Cancelled for October 12, 2018.

World Food Day “Hunger Banquet” Cancelled

October 11, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service (CES) “Hunger Banquet” scheduled to be held on Friday, October 12 in the Great Hall on the University’s Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix has been canceled.Read More
2018 Political Forums at the University of the Virgin Islands Campuses

General Elections Political Forums for Senatorial and Gubernatorial Candidates Set for October 15 - 18

October 10, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands will conduct General Election Forums for senatorial and gubernatorial candidates on St. Thomas on October 15 and 16, and October 17 and 18 on St. Croix, respectively. The forums will be held in the Administration and Conference Center (ACC), First-Floor, Room 142 and in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus. All forums will begin promptly at 6 p.m.Read More
The Bread Fruit is a staple Food in many Caribbean Islands.

“Hunger Banquet” Kicks Off World Food Day Observance

October 09, 2018 - On Friday, October 12, the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service (CES) begins its World Food Day observance with a “Hunger Banquet” from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Great Hall on the University of the Virgin Islands Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. This event is open to 4th through 9th graders, representatives from the Department of Education, and other community leaders. The Hunger Banquet is made possible through the generous support of Rotary Club of St. Croix Mid-Isle. Read More
President Hall at the height of his Jump Shot at Kansas State University

University of the Virgin Islands President David Hall elected to Kansas State Athletics Hall of Fame

September 28, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands President David Hall has recently been elected to the Kansas State University Athletics Hall of Fame. Dr. Hall is one of nine distinguished alumni who will be inducted into the schools Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend in Kansas. In addition to his various accomplishments, he was also a standout college basketball player finishing his career with 1,007 points and 827 rebounds.Read More
Kendra Kent, Miss UVI 2018

Miss UVI to Vie for National HBCU Title

September 20, 2018 - Miss UVI 2018-2019, Kendra Kent, will compete in the 2018 National Black College Alumni (NBCA) Hall of Fame Queens pageant from Sept. 26 to Sept. 30, in Atlanta, GA., at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Kent will compete against other college queens from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) around the nation for the title of Miss NBCA Hall of Fame.Read More
Undergraduate Students researches the death of Corals in the Caribbean Sea.

Media Invited to Cover & Photograph Fall Annual Student Research Symposium

September 19, 2018 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands 19th Annual Fall Research Symposium which will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Read More
UVI Coca Cola Scholarship Grant Recipients

The University of the Virgin Islands Receives First Generation Scholarship Grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation

September 14, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has received a $150,000 donation from The Coca-Cola Foundation to provide scholarships to students who represent the first generation in their family to attend college. The grant will fund four-year scholarships for four UVI students. The students selected to receive the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship are Leeann Knight, Shania Joseph, Naseem Jamil, and Naeem Sealey. The recipients will be eligible for renewal if they remain full-time students in good standing.Read More
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UVI Monitors Tropical Storm Isaac - UVI Community Urged to Review Preparedness Plans

September 13, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands continues to monitor all activity associated with Tropical Storm Isaac as it approaches the Leeward Islands. Both campuses are reviewing the emergency response plans and beginning preparedness activities as necessary. Information on steps to prepare for inclement weather can be found on UVI’s Emergency Preparedness webpage via this direct link: Emergency Preparedness. Read More
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The University of the Virgin Islands Receives First Generation Scholarship Grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation

September 11, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has received a $150,000 donation from The Coca-Cola Foundation to provide scholarships to first-generation students. The grant will fund four-year scholarships for four UVI students who are the first in their family to attend college. Read More
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The University of the Virgin Islands Youth Ocean Explorers Program Prepares VI Youth for STEM Careers

September 10, 2018 - On Saturday, Sept. 1, the Youth Ocean Explorers (YOE) program held a Seashore Trek event at John Brewers Bay, marking the close of the 3rd annual YOE, four-week program hosted by the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS). The Youth Ocean Explorers program, the substantially more ambitious offshoot of the five-day Coral Reef Discovery Week of several years ago, is open to students in grades seven through twelve. Read More
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The University of the Virgin Islands to Receive $11 Million in Grant Allotment

September 06, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy De Vos announced on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, that under the Emergency Assistance to Institutions of Higher Education Program, $63 Million in new federal assistance will be awarded to 47 institutions of higher education. Through this initiative, the University of the Virgin Islands will receive an allotment of $11,174.451, which is the largest amount allotted to any of the institutions selected.Read More
Peter H. Chapman, Executive Director of the University's Research Technology Park

Chapman named as Executive Director of the University of the Virgin Islands Research Technology Park

August 31, 2018 - The Research Technology Park Board is excited to announce Peter H. Chapman as the new Executive Director of the Research and Technology Park (RTPark) of the University of the Virgin Islands. The announcement follows an intensive international executive search by The PACE Group. Read More
UVI's President David Hall and Richard Berry, President of TOPA Equities VI

Anderson Family Establishes $2 Million Endowment in Support of UVI Students

August 30, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands received a transformational gift from the Marion & John E. Anderson Foundation today, August 30, in a ceremony which occurred on the University’s Albert A. Sheen Campus. UVI is among a group of non-profit organizations in the territory that were selected to be a part of the Family’s philanthropic efforts in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This investment will be among the most significant gifts the University has received in recent years. Read More
Entrance of the University of the Virgin Islands Albert A. Sheen Campus

Media Invited to Cover & Photograph a Press Announcement: Gift by Marion & John Anderson Foundation

August 28, 2018 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the transformational gift from the Marion & John Anderson Foundation to the University of the Virgin Islands. The public announcement will be held on both the Albert A. Sheen and St. Thomas campuses of the University, on August 30 and September 5, respectively. Read More
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First Cohort of Students Graduate from UVI at USM

August 28, 2018 - Thirty-three students graduated from the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) at the University of St Martin (USM) on Aug. 18, 2018 at the Belair Community Center in Sint Maarten. The graduating UVI at USM class is the first cohort of students to have completed their respective degrees under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of St. Martin (USM). Through the MOU, students from St. Maarten/St. Martin are able to study at UVI without having to leave the island. Read More
Dr.Robert Godfrey, Director of Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor of Animal Science

Dr. Robert Godfrey of UVI’s Agricultural Experiment Station Awarded for Senepol Cattle Research

August 28, 2018 - Dr. Robert Godfrey, Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor of Animal Science, received the Fritz E. Lawaetz Award at the 2018 Senepol Cattle Breeders Association meeting held on August 8-11, 2018 on St Croix. Read More
President David Hall accepts an Investment to UVI from Captain Morgan's Diageo

UVI Receives Major Gift from Diageo for Process Technology Program - Scholarships to be expanded and students to conduct energy research

August 23, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) announced yesterday, August 22, the receipt of a $250,000 gift from Captain Morgan’s parent company, Diageo in support of its Process Technology program housed in the College of Science and Mathematics. As a part of ongoing efforts to enrich and grow the Process Technology program the funds will be used for scholarships and to support research in the areas of energy and water management. The research is anticipated to produce valuable information and potentially actionable ideas for the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region, especially when major disasters strike.Read More
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EPA Announces Environmental Education Grant to the University of the Virgin Islands - Grant will support careers in marine and environmental sciences

August 23, 2018 - On Thurs. August 22, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the University of the Virgin Islands has been selected to receive funding to support career development in marine and coastal science among students in the U.S. Virgin Islands.Read More
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UVI to lead STEM Leadership Research through National Science Foundation Grant

August 20, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands will lead a collaboration of four entities that received a $9 million award over five years in funding from the National Science Foundation to create the Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (CASL). This center is the nation’s first broadening participation research center. The four partner institutions involved in the execution of the grant are the University of the Virgin Islands, North Carolina A&T State University, Fielding Graduate University and Association of American Colleges and Universities.Read More
Professor Douglas and Student views Distillation Project on the AAS Campus

Media Invited to Cover & Photograph Diageo USVI Major Investment Award

August 20, 2018 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the major investment award from Diageo USVI to UVI. This major financial grant will fund a research program as a part of Diageo’s commitment to long-term hurricane recovery efforts. Read More
The University's Medallion given to Students represents Induction into the Student Body

Media Invited to Cover & Photograph New Student Move-in and Convocation 2018

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UVI Students to participate in NSE Programs in Fall 2018

August 06, 2018 - Nine UVI students on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix will commence studies at other universities in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 through the National Student Exchange Program (NSE). The National Student Exchange Program provides students with the opportunity to study at other institutions in the United States including Puerto Rico and Guam. Students learn about different cultures, different geographical locations, explore graduate school and employment options, enroll in courses not presently offered at UVI, expand their world view, and experience personal growth and enrichment.Read More
Ocean Gliders are Displayed by Students at the University of the Virgin Islands on the St. Thomas Campus

UVI Plays Vital Role in VI Ocean Glider Pilot Project

July 31, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) through an agreement with Ocean and Coastal Observing – Virgin Islands (OCOVI), has lent its support to housing data-collecting underwater drones that will aid in improved hurricane forecasting.Read More
University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas Campus Entrance

Media Invited to Cover & Photograph New Student Orientation Summer 2018

July 06, 2018 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands New Student Summer Orientation from Wednesday, July 11 to Thursday, July 12, for new students enrolling on both campuses. All newly accepted students are required to participate in orientation activities prior to the start of the Fall semester for academic advising and development of their class schedules. Read More
Colonies of Pallas' Mastiff Bats Occupy Rooves in the Virgin Islands

VI Homeowners Urged to Seek Help for Bat Removal

June 18, 2018 - With the start of the 2018 hurricane season on June 1, Virgin Islands homeowners still heavily focused on repairing structures damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria are urged to contact Dr. Renata Platenberg if bats have taken up residence in your home. Platenberg, assistant professor of Natural Resource Management at the University of the Virgin Islands, has a permit from the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) to handle and care for bats.Read More
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UVI Students Place First in Global Top 100 – Business Strategy Game

June 14, 2018 - University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) students of the Business Strategy class of Spring 2018 achieved a first place ranking in the Global Top 100. The students earned the top position on Global Top 100 ranking for their company's Business Strategy Game (BSG) performance during the week of April 2 – April 8, 2018. Read More
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New Member Appointed to UVI’s Board of Trustees

June 12, 2018 - A new member had been appointed to the University of the Virgin Islands’ (UVI) Board of Trustees. Dr. John A. Quelch was appointed by Gov. Kenneth Mapp to fill the vacant position on the Board. He has been appointed to join its 12-member body and will fill the vacancy left by former Trustee Carol Fulp. His appointment came into effect on April 4, 2018.Read More
Students on the Albert A. Sheen Campus build an App for the Hackathon Competition

UVI Rewards Students for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

June 12, 2018 - University of the Virgin Islands Hackathon participants, Business Design Program participants, 13D competition competitors and UVIDEA club officers of both the Albert A. Sheen and St. Thomas Campuses were recognized at the first Annual Innovation and Entrepreneurship gala luncheon held on Saturday, May 12. This event celebrated the growing innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem at UVI. The Hackathon, Business Design Program, and 13D competition students all received awards. Read More
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UVI Announces Winners for 2018 Research Day

June 04, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands announces the students and faculty winners of the 7th annual Research Day held in Spring 2018. Of the 32 undergraduate student entries on the St. Thomas Campus, Shantae Lewis from the College of Science and Mathematics emerged as the winner on the St. Thomas Campus. Read More
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UVI Board of Trustees Elects Officers; Approves New BS Degree in Maritime Management; RFP for Two Off-Grid Power Producing Facilities & FY 2018 Operating Budget Revision

June 02, 2018 - In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on June 2, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the Administration and Conference Center Building on the St. Thomas Campus, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees re-elected Henry Smock to serve as chairman and Alexander Moorhead as vice chairman.Read More
University of the Virgin Islands Signage at the Entrance of the St. Thomas Campus

New Student Orientation for Summer 2018 Set – July 11 – 12

June 01, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands will hold Summer Orientation from Wednesday, July 11 to Thursday, July 12, for new students enrolling on both campuses. All newly accepted students are required to participate in orientation activities prior to the start of the semester for academic advising and development of their class schedules. Orientation also includes sessions to introduce new students to UVI, networking with other students and instructors, campus tours, an official welcome from UVI President David Hall and a National Student Exchange meeting.Read More
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Seventeen Earn Masters of Marine and Environmental Studies Degrees at UVI

May 31, 2018 - Seventeen University of the Virgin Islands students earned Master of Marine and Environmental Science (MMES) degrees at UVI’s May 17, Commencement Ceremony on the St. Thomas Campus. Read More
University of the Virgin Islands Albert A. Sheen Campus on the island of St. Croix

UVI Board of Trustees to Meet on June 2

May 25, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, in the Administration and Conference Center Building on St. Thomas and in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. The Board will meet via teleconference from various points. Read More
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Over 300 Degrees to be Awarded at UVIs 2018 Commencement Ceremonies

May 14, 2018 - This year the University of the Virgin Islands will confer over 300 degrees students at the University’s 54th commencement ceremonies on the St. Thomas Campus and on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. The ceremony will take place on the St. Thomas Campus on May 17, in the Sports and Fitness Center and on the grounds of the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix on May 18. Both campuses will hold the ceremonies at 1:30 p.m. The keynote address will be delivered by acclaimed actor, producer, political activist and humanitarian Danny Glover who will receive an honorary degree from the University. Read More
Nursing Students Gather for their Rite of Passage Induction and Pinning Ceremony.

Media Invited to Cover & Photograph Nursing Pinning Ceremony

May 08, 2018 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands Nursing Pinning Ceremony on Sunday, May 13, and on Tuesday, May 16 in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Cafeteria on St. Thomas, respectively.Read More
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Grad Week Activities Planned for UVI Class of 2018 on St. Croix - Community Urged to Donate to ‘Many Cans for Many Hands’ Food Drive

May 04, 2018 - A variety of commencement week activities for the University of the Virgin Islands Class of 2018 of the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, their families and the community are scheduled. The week-long Grad Week celebration – from Sunday, May 13, through Friday, May 18, – is themed, “Enriched, Elite, Educated.” These characteristics define this graduation class.Read More
Commencement Ceremony on the Albert A. Sheen Campus

Media Invited to Cover & Photograph UVI’s 54th Commencement Ceremony - Danny Glover: Actor, Producer & Political Activist to Speak - Renowned Virgin Islanders to Receive Honorary Degrees

May 01, 2018 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands 54th annual Commencement Ceremony on the St. Thomas Campus and also on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix on May 17 and May 18, respectively. Both campuses will hold the ceremonies at 1:30 p.m. On the St. Thomas Campus, the ceremony will be held in the Sports and Fitness Center and on the grounds of the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
Volunteers gather for the Great Mangrove Cleanup in Estate Nadir on April 21, 2018.

First Ever Large Scale Mangrove Cleanup in the Territory Nets Thousands of Pounds of Debris

May 01, 2018 - The Great Mangrove Cleanup, the first large-scale community cleanup of the St. Thomas East End Reserves (STEER), took place last Saturday, April 21. STEER is a marine protected area on the east end of St. Thomas. One hundred twenty-six volunteers gathered to remove debris, large and small, from STEER’s mangrove shorelines. Read More
University of the Virgin Islands Steelband is a part of Carnival

UVI Presents ‘The Beauty of Resilience’

April 26, 2018 - Join us as we celebrate the fortitude and buoyancy of the University of the Virgin Islands. UVI celebrates its tenacity in our troupe presentation called “The Beauty of Resilience.” Our presentation salutes the herculean efforts and contributions the University of the Virgin Islands has exhibited in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, to rebuild and regroup the Virgin Islands at large. Read More
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Media Invited to Cover & Photograph the Great Mangrove Clean-Up

April 19, 2018 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands Great Mangrove Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon at the VI-Eco Tours in Estate Nadir on Saturday, April 21, 2018.Read More
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Kendra Kent Crowned Miss UVI 2018-2019

April 16, 2018 - Kendra Kent won the coveted title of Miss University of the Virgin Islands on Saturday April 14, at the St. Croix Educational Complex Gymnasium on St. Croix. Kent won the ambassadorial competition after competing against two other contestants.Read More
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Media Invited to Cover & Photograph Reef Fest 2018

April 12, 2018 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands Reef Fest for 2018. Reef Fest will feature its usual lineup of activities to include as live music, presentations by UVI’s researchers, environmental exhibitors and raffle prizes.Read More
Students on the Dean's List Show their Pride after Receiving their Academic Awards

Media Invited to Cover & Photograph Students Dean’s List Reception & Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony

April 12, 2018 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands Annual Dean’s List Reception and Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony, which will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus.Read More
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Media Invited to Cover & Photograph the Alpha Mu Gamma Foreign Language Honor Society Induction Ceremony

April 12, 2018 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands Alpha Mu Gamma Honors Society Induction Ceremony. This is a National Honor Society for Spanish and French students who attain a minimum grade of A- in two classes of either foreign language.Read More
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UVI Students, Faculty & Staff to Showcase Findings at Research Day - Community Invited to Learn About Possible Future Careers

April 10, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands will host the 7th Annual Research Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 20, in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, and at the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. Research Day provides UVI students, faculty and staff the opportunity to showcase their research, which highlights diverse topics that impact the community.Read More
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Reef Fest 2018 to Highlight the Reduction of Plastic Use & Sustainable ‘Seafooding’

April 06, 2018 - The community is invited to attend the annual Reef Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at Yacht Haven Grande. The event is free for everyone and there are activities for both youth and adults. The theme for this year is Marine Ecosystem Health, which encompasses topics such as sustainable ‘seafooding,’ marine debris, coral bleaching, and mangrove protection.Read More
Award-Winning Actor, Danny Glover is the University 2018 Commencement Speaker

Danny Glover: Actor, Producer, Political Activist & Humanitarian to Speak at UVI’s 2018 Commencement; Renowned Virgin Islanders to Receive Honorary Degrees

April 05, 2018 - Danny Glover, award winning actor, producer, political activist, and humanitarian will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands 2018 commencement ceremonies. The ceremony will first take place on the St. Thomas Campus on May 17, 2018, then on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St Croix on May 18. Both ceremonies will begin promptly at 1: 30 pm.Read More
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Virgin Islands Literary Festival & Book Fair Set for April 13-14

April 05, 2018 - The fourth Annual Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair is scheduled for April 13 and 14, 2018 on the Albert A. Sheen Campus of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) on St. Croix. Read More
A student Receives his Award from President David Hall and Provost Camille Mc Kayle

Media Invited to Cover & Photograph Students Dean’s List Reception and Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony

April 05, 2018 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands Annual Dean’s List Reception and Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony, which will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
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Evening Classes on St. Thomas Campus & Video Conference Classes on St. Croix Canceled

April 04, 2018 - Due to a power service interruption at the VI Water and Power Authority and other challenges on campus on St. Thomas, the University of the Virgin Islands feels it is in the best interest of our community to cancel evening classes on Wednesday, April 4, on the St. Thomas Campus.Read More
Three Contestants Vie for the Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition

Three Vie for 2018-2019 Miss UVI Ambassadorial Title on April 14

April 03, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands’ Student Government Association (SGA) Queens Committee invites the public to its annual Miss University of the Virgin Islands Ambassadorial Competition at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, in the St. Croix Educational Complex Gymnasium on St. Croix.Read More
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UVI Responds to Reported Sexual Assault Incident on St. Thomas Campus

April 02, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands is stunned by an alleged sexual assault that occurred on the St. Thomas Campus early Saturday morning. The young woman who was assaulted was a UVI student. However, the individual that is alleged to have committed this act is not a student attending the University. Read More
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UVI’s Afternoon on the Green Cancelled

March 23, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands’ Afternoon on the Green (AOTG) committee regrets to inform the public that this year’s event has been cancelled. Held annually, the Afternoon on the Green is the University’s annual “friendraiser,” in which the community is invited to enjoy a day with music, food and family fun on UVI’s golf course. This year’s event had been scheduled for April 2018. Read More
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Letter to the Editor: UVI Responds to Comments on Postcard - Calendar and to Loan Secured for School of Medicine

March 21, 2018 - As part of the Halos & Pitchforks commentary in the March 19, 2018 edition of the newspaper, you made a negative reference to a postcard calendar which the University developed and distributed. The UVI postcard calendar shared this year is part of the University’s ongoing efforts to develop and nurture relationships with donors and friends. Read More
UVI's Mr. Incredible Crowns Miss Incredible Alexandria Wozniak and Maxkenzie Gross

Two Crowned Miss Incredible 2018

March 21, 2018 - Alexandria Wozniak and Mackenzie Gross both walked away crowned Miss Incredible 2018. The inaugural Miss Incredible Competition was held earlier in March in the Cafetorium on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
Signage at the Entrance of the St. Thomas Campus

Margaret Mead Film Festival Set for March 24

March 20, 2018 - The Communication program of the University of the Virgin Island presents the 5th annual Margaret Mead Film Festival. This year the films all come to the Festival from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student “Oscars.” These are the best films of the year as judged by the “Oscars” committee and are mostly on Afrocentric topics. The program will be from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. They will be shown in the Communication classrooms – on the St. Thomas Campus in Penha House Studio four and on St. Croix in Evans Center Room 304. Admission is free. The total time is 2.6 hours. Read More
Dr Tyler Smith, VIEPSoR lead Coral Researcher

VI-EPSCoR Coral Reef Research Scientist Appointed to National Academic Science Committee

March 15, 2018 - The National Academies of Sciences Committee has appointed Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) lead Coral Reef Researcher, Dr. Tyler Smith, to serve on the committee. Dr. Smith, a University of the Virgin Islands associate research professor of Marine Science, will be a part of a study on coral reef resilience. Formed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, the committee is tasked with conducting a study titled, “Interventions to Increase the Resilience of Coral Reefs.”Read More
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CFVI & UVI CERC Announce Launch of Post-Hurricane Assessment of Impacts on Children & Families of the USVI

March 14, 2018 - The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI), through an Agreement with the Caribbean Exploratory Research Center at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVICERC), has initiated an assessment to determine the status of children in the US Virgin Islands post hurricanes Irma and Maria. The assessment, a project that will be managed through CFVI’s USVI KIDS COUNT Initiative, will take place over the next six months and will include several best practice approaches to determine the health, education, human services, and housing status and needs of children and families in the US Virgin Islands during this post-hurricane period.Read More
Professor Emerita Dr. Marilyn Krigger of the University of the Virign Islands

‘Race Relations in the U.S. Virgin Islands’ at the Center of UVI Charter Day Program

March 14, 2018 - In commemoration of the University of the Virgin Islands’(UVI) 56th Anniversary of its charter on March 16, 1962, this year’s Charter Day program will feature a keynote address by Professor Emerita, Dr. Marilyn Krigger, author of “Race Relations in the U.S. Virgin Islands.”Read More
Staff and students on behalf of the Call Center Program gather for a photo.

UVI Call Center Tele-Fundraising Drive Resumes March 12 - Alumni Urged to Sign up for Birthday Club Prizes

March 09, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Alumni Affairs Call Center is set to have its third annual multi-lingual, campus-based fundraising calling program. Alumni and friends will be asked to show their support to the University’s tele-fundraising drive to support academic scholarships for students in need. The Center will begin its philanthropic efforts on Monday, March 12, and will run through Friday, July 31. The Center will then resume on Sept. 1, and run through Sept. 30.Read More
Photo Promoting Teacher Marine Debris Worshop

Media Invited to Cover & Photograph NOAA Marine Debris Teacher Workshop

March 07, 2018 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Teacher Workshop. Read More
Genique Nicholas

UVI STEM Students Win National Awards at the 2018 ERN Conference

March 06, 2018 - Three University of the Virgin Islands undergraduate students emerged victorious after their presentations were judged at the Annual Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM on Feb. 22 – 24, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. Nineteen UVI students were among the over 800 students that attended from colleges and universities across the country.Read More
Presidential Awardees

UVI Board of Trustees Approve New Online Degree; University Online Program to Launch on March 15

March 03, 2018 - In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on March, 3 on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the Administration and Conference Center on the St.Thomas Campus, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees unanimously approved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies - Strategic Communications to be offered as part of the UVI Online program.Read More
Entrance of the University of the Virgin Islands on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix

UVI Board of Trustees to Meet on March 3

March 01, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, in the Administration and Conference Center Building on St. Thomas and in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Read More
University of the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center Logo

VI SBDC, CES & IRB to Host 2017 Tax Workshops - Farmers & Small Businesses to Get 2017 Tax Prep Assistance

March 01, 2018 - The VI Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) in collaboration with the UVI Cooperative Extension Service (CES) and the VI Bureau of Internal Revenue (IRB) will host workshops to assist farmers and small businesses with filing their taxes. Read More
UVI's President David Hall Receives Check from Philip Arcidi, Owner of Greenleaf VI II. Inc.

Greenleaf VI II, Inc. Gives Generously to UVI Rise Relief Fund

February 21, 2018 - Over 2,600 students and staff members at the University of the Virgin Islands were negatively impacted by the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, Greenleaf VI II, Inc. donated a $65,000 matching to the UVI Rise Relief Fund Initiative, which was created shortly after the storms, to assist University students and employees with the recovery process. Read More
Trees in galore on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix

UVI-CES to Host Tree Pruning Workshops - Public to Learn of the Importance of Trees in the Recovery Process

February 20, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands’ Cooperative Extension Service (UVI-CES) - Agriculture and Natural Resources Program will hold a tree pruning workshop entitled, "How to Correctly and Safely Prune Trees".Read More
The Melvin Evans Center on the Albert A. Sheen Campus

Media Invited to Cover & Photograph a Check Presentation to UVI Rise Relief Fund from Greenleaf VI II, Inc.

February 19, 2018 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the presentation of a check in the amount of $65,000 to the University of the Virgin Islands.Read More
Children learn about Marine Life with the Youth Ocean Explorers Program

UVI’s Youth Ocean Explores to Expand Program Thanks to Donation - Tropical Shipping & Saltchuk Gift to Enlighted Hundreds of VI Youth

February 16, 2018 - Each summer the Youth Ocean Explorers (YOE) Program educates middle school and high school youth about the marine ecosystems that surround the territory. Coral reefs and vital marine habitats come to life when students explore the marine environment and hear from leading experts working in eco fields. Thanks to a $18,500 donation from Tropical Shipping and their parent company, Saltchuk, more VI youth will be able to learn about the marine environment and possible marine careers in the industry. Read More
We are Rising - Logo for HBCU's Documentary

UVI to Get First Look of Acclaimed HBCU Documentary on Feb. 19 - University to Lead Off Social Media Conversation

February 15, 2018 - The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is hosting a pre-screening event of "Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.” This thought provoking 90-minute documentary was written, directed and produced by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson. "Tell Them We Are Rising" examines the impact Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have had on American history, culture, and national identity. Read More
UVI President David Hall

“UVI Is Rising” - EDITORIAL by David Hall, SJD President University of the Virgin Islands

February 15, 2018 - I had the honor of previewing a documentary entitled “Tell Them We Are Rising” which is a compelling and seminal history of the contributions of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to the ideals of social justice movement in the United States. In addition to the enormous educational contributions these institutions have made to this society, their students and faculty have served, and continue to serve, as a catalyst for social reforms that make equality and justice a closer reality, though still an elusive ideal.Read More
Students participate in Marine and Environmental Science

Media Invited to Cover & Photograph a Check Presentation to UVI’s Youth Ocean Explorers

February 13, 2018 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the presentation of a check in the amount of $18,500 from Tropical Shipping St. Thomas/St. John and their parent company Saltchuk to the Youth Ocean Explorers.Read More
UVI Vice President of Institutional Advancement Mitchell Neaves, EDA Chairman of the Board Jose Penn, Chief of External Affairs at Alpine Securities Jason Charles, UVI President David Hall and EDA Director of Administration and Finance Ernest Halliday pose for photo at a check presentation held at the EDAs Nisky Center Offices

Three UVI Students to Benefit from Alpine Securities Scholarships

February 12, 2018 - Three University of the Virgin Islands students majoring in accounting, finance or computer information systems will benefit from a generous donation from Alpine Securities USVI, LLC. A $15,000 check was presented to UVI on Friday, Feb. 9, at the U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority’s offices in Nisky Center. Read More
University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas Campus Entrance

Media Invited to Cover & Photograph Re-scheduled Alpine Securities Check Presentation

February 09, 2018 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the re-scheduled donation to the University of the Virgin Islands from Alpine Securities. The check presentation will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, at the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (EDA) in Nisky Center.Read More
Dr Gillian Marcelle

Executive Director RTPark Will Move to Private Sector While Retaining Link with UVI

January 31, 2018 - The Board of Directors of the RTPark Corporation has announced that Dr. Gillian Marcelle, the current Executive Director, whose three-year term ended on Dec. 31, 2017, will not accept the offer to renew her contract for another three-year term. The RTPark is a specialist economic development agency, which is an autonomous component unit of the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands, operating under policy guidance from the University of the Virgin Islands.Read More
University of the Virgin Islands 2018 New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation for Spring 2018 Set - Jan. 16 – 18 - Returning Students Urged to Re-enroll before Jan. 26th Deadline

January 12, 2018 - Spring semester classes at the University of the Virgin Islands are scheduled to begin on Monday, Jan. 22. Online registration for continuing UVI students is available, with access through the University’s BanWeb registration and student information portal. Late registration for new and continuing students is set for Friday, Jan. 19. UVI class schedules, a link to the BanWeb login page and additional details are available from the Registrar’s section of the UVI website: www.uvi.edu.Read More