Cruzan Rum Check Presentation
November 2 2021
University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) students enrolled in the Process Technology program will soon have access to advanced virtual reality and intelligent learning tools that will prepare them for real world work environments thanks to a $75,000 donation from Cruzan Rum. Louis Houle, Cruzan Rum Plant general manager was on hand to present the gift to Dr. Michelle Peterson, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics and Dr. Victoria Henry, assistant professor of Process Technology on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the Research and Technology Park (RT Park) on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.
Simplified Revised Organic Act Cover
November 2 2021
Scholars from the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) have published a user-friendly version of the founding documents of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The easily accessible, plain language version of the Revised Organic Act of 1954 is now available to the public in the form of a 185-page eBook thanks to the collaboration of UVI professor emeritus, Dr. Paul Leary; professor of political science and history, Dr. Malik Sekou; and UVI alumna, Attorney Patricia Welcome. The project was supported by a $20,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to raise public awareness of the Revised Organic Act and provide access to it via the territory’s schools, libraries, civic organizations and/or institutions. Its publication auspiciously coincides with Liberty Day, the Virgin Islands holiday commemorating the institution of free press in the former Danish West Indies.
Photo of Dr. Tai Hunte-Ceasar Founding Dean of UVI School of Medicine
October 25 2021
The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Virgin Islander, Dr. Tai Hunte-Ceasar, as founding dean of the UVI S. Donald Sussman School of Medicine. The medical school is on track to becoming the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) medical school to be established since 1975 and the only public medical school in the nation. It will also be the first accredited and English-speaking medical school in the Caribbean. 
Upper Campus UVI
October 23 2021
In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, via Zoom, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the draft strategic plan, including the mission and vision statements, for the UVI School of Medicine (UVISOM) project. With approval from the Board, the University plans to submit these required documents as part of its application for preliminary accreditation to the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) in late November or early December.
Upper Campus UVI
October 20 2021
The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, via Zoom. All media questions should be sent via email to the UVI Director of Public Relations, Tamika Thomas-Williams.
UVI Buccaneers Official Logo
October 14 2021
Members of the media is invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands Athletic Department Media Day from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas.
Logo of the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC)
October 12 2021
The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) School of Business is embarking on a venture to provide training services and technical assistance to USVI small businesses that wish to sell products and services to federal, state, and the local USVI government. UVI will be the only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to house a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), thanks to a $400K grant from the Defense Logistics Agency, Office of Small Business Programs.
Logo of the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC)
October 6 2021
The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) is proud to share another milestone in becoming more accessible to U.S. Virgin Islands Small Business owners and entrepreneurs. The VI SBDC app is now live and available to download for both Apple and Android users.
Energy Webinar Series
October 5 2021
The University of the Virgin Islands’ Caribbean Green Technology Center (CGTC) in partnership with the Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO) are looking for community input on the development of a comprehensive energy strategic plan for the Territory. The aim of the plan is to outline potential strategies, actions and programs that will bring the Virgin Islands together towards a brighter, cleaner and sustainable future of energy management.
George Francis HeadshotKarine Jean-Pierre
September 21 2021
A University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) communication student made history last week as a participant in a special White House briefing. UVI senior, communication major and contributing writer for UVIVoice2.0, George Francis, joined other student journalists from 21 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in a virtual White House briefing with Deputy Principal Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Sept, 10. In the half-hour live streamed event, Francis had the opportunity to directly interview Jean-Pierre as a professional journalist would in a White House press conference. The event was part of the first ever White House HBCU Week held in collaboration with the White House Initiative on HBCUs. The week’s activities marked debut demonstrations of initiatives put forth by the new administration.