With song for the spirit and sweets for the palate, members of UVI’s Concert Choir brought holiday caroling to the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas campus. Fans of Christmas got to enjoy the movable feast twice in a day on Friday, Dec. 11, when the serenaders continued their performance in the Music Building later in the afternoon.
Friday, December 11, 2009
In giving thanks she said she enjoyed every day of her work at the university.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
The theme for this year’s conference, held Dec. 4, was “Integrating Science and Management in Island Ecosystems.” The goal was to demonstrate ways to apply information gained through research in daily management practices.
The keynote speaker was Alan Friedlander, research biologist with the Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit at the University of Hawaii. UVI President, Dr. David Hall, delivered the lunchtime address.
EPSCoR is the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.
VI-EPSCoR was established at UVI with a grant from the National Science Foundation in 2004.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Stevie Henry from the Eastern Caribbean Center, right, demonstrates the Geographic Information System (GIS) at St. Thomas Dining Pavillion Nov. 25 to Paul Jobsis, left. Henry says the demonstration was meant to call attention to the different uses of geospatial technology and to let students know about a new course offering being developed around the GIS. No formal title has been assigned to the class yet but the subject, he said, will be geospatial technology and geographic inquiry. Henry said the course is intended to benefit students from different fields of study and is expected to be offered in the coming fall semester.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Paradise Jam features competition between top NCAA college basketball teams in the men's and women's divisions. Click here to view the matchups. The games are set to begin Friday at 2 p.m.. Portions of the tournament will be featured live, nationwide, on FOX Sports. Click here to check out the tournament via live via live video stream.
Monday, November 16, 2009
There was also an introduction to mitigation efforts now taking place on St. John under the auspices of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The project is called EPA-CARE, which stands for Community Action for a Renewed Environment.
The seminar, held at the UVI Administration and Conference Center, was sponsored by the Coral Bay Community Council and the Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-ePSCOR). For more information contact UVI’s Center for Marine and Environmental Studies at (340) 693-1380 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Thomas received the honor at the ASBDC’s 29th Annual Conference in September in Orlando, Fla. She said she was proud to serve as a “starting point for helping so many people achieve the dream of starting and succeeding in their own businesses.” The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center is a partnership program of the University of the Virgin Islands and the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information, call (340) 776-3206 on St. Thomas or (340) 692-5270 on St. Croix, or visit the VI SBDC web site http://www.sbdcvi.org/.
Dannica Thomas, second from right, was honored at the VI SBDC’s State Star for 2009 at the Association of Small Business Development Centers 29th annual conference. Also shown are, from left, Jerry Silberman, CEO and founder of Corporate Turnaround, sponsor of the 2009 State Star reception; Jerry Cartwright, 2009 chair of the ASBDC Board of Directors and State Director of the Florida SBDC Network; Carl Christensen, U.S. Small Business Administration project officer; Leonor Dottin, VI SBDC state director; Thomas; and Antonio Doss, associate administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Small Business Development Centers.
Monday, October 26, 2009
The half day conference was held Sunday, Oct. 25 at St. Thomas' Palms Court Harborview Hotel.
Newly promoted US Army Brigadier General Timothy Lake, who grew up in the Virgin Islands, served as they keynote speaker for the conference. He urged participants to set goals, learn to make their own decisions, and invest heavily in their educations and their future.
Pictured from left to right: STT Cadet Class Leader Sherrika Industrious, Francilla Francis (STX),Emanuel Morales (STX), Lionel Benjamin (STX), STX Cadet Class Leader Jeremy Donawa, Natasha Nicholas (STX), Jahnisha McIntosh (STX), Ivory Carter (STX).
Friday, October 23, 2009
The two-day conference, sponsored by the Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, began Thursday on the St. Croix campus. Top government officials, including Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr, Lt. Gov. Gregory R. Francis, an official from the U.S. Department of Justice and members of the Legislature took part in the discussions. Members of the Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands were also on hand to hear about challenges the disabled face on a daily basis.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Dr. Hall said, "UVI will soon be the best university in the Caribbean."
He also said UVI will one day compete with and outdistance many institutions on the U.S. mainland.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
The keynote address was delivered by Margaret Heckler, currently the US Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland.
At one point in her career she served as US Secretary of Health and Human Services and directed the first national study into the differences in health status between persons of color and the majority population.
She spoke about the mission to bridge the gap in health outcomes as one of the components of the modern day civil rights movement in America. The conference was held over the course of two days at the St. John Westin Resort. It was sponsored by the Caribbean Exploratory NCMHD Research Center (CERC), National Center on Minority and Health Disparities, led by former UVI Nursing Division Director, Dr. Gloria Callwood.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Lewis-Thornton was one of the first African American women to share her story with a major publication when she was featured on the cover of Essence magazine in 1994.
The conference was sponsored by the Office of the Associate Campus Executive Administrator for Student Affairs.
Monday, September 21, 2009
UVI researcher Dr. Nasseer Idrisi conducted his first “live chat” from the decks of a research ship in the Sea of Japan with a room full of students and other interested persons on the University’s St. Thomas campus on Saturday, Sept. 19. Dr. Idrisi first gave the UVI audience a tour of the ship and its laboratories. He and other scientists then fielded a variety of questions from students gathered in room 101 of the Teacher Education Building.
The students wanted to know about the subject of the research mission, the techniques used to obtain samples from the seabed, and if they had pulled up any precious gems. The project is investigating an extinct super volcano in an area known as the Shatsky Rise. Scientists use techniques similar to those employed in drilling oil wells at sea. And, finally, they have found no gems just yet.
Dr. Idrisi, the expedition’s “educator at sea,” is focusing on serving as the ship’s communicator. As such, he is working directly with UVI Science 100 students. Subsequent live chats are scheduled for noon on Sunday, Sept. 27, Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 25. Virgin Islands educators who want to involve their students in real-time deep ocean geological research, as well as members of the public, are encouraged to attend the videoconference session with Dr. Nasseer Idrisi. All will take place in Room 101 of the Teacher Education Building on UVI’s St. Thomas campus.
More on the Shatsky Rise voyage, including background, photos of the ship and the scientists and sailing schedules, is available from the Ocean Leadership web site: www.oceanleadership.org.
A news release is also available from the UVI web site – http://www.uvi.edu/ – and from this direct link.
UVI student researchers Sean Francis, center, and Stella Jarvis explain their joint research project which looked into Finding Weird Numbers to Michael Johnson, one of two graduate students visiting UVI from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Johnson and fellow UNC student Daniel Dominquez address the UVI class of Dr. Alice Stanford while visiting UVI.
Sponsored by UVI’s Division of Science and Mathematics and the Emerging Caribbean Scientists (ECS) program, the symposium’s goal was to showcase the outstanding quality and diversity of undergraduate and graduate student research that UVI students have conducted over the summer and during the past year.
UVI student researchers Katy Sanon explains her research titled ISSR-Protocol Established for Local Plant Killer to UVI President Dr. David Hall.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
UVI's NBNA participants, shown, from left, are Melanie Ruiz, Natasha Caines, Dionne Williams, RN (alumna), Casandra Scotland-Brooks, RN (alumna), Assistant Professor Suzette Lettsome, MSN, RN, Shenelle Pogson, Nishel Lawrence, Lois Browne and Shenell Joshua.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Dr. David Hall, UVI's fifth president, has been busy meeting with members of the UVI community as the start of the fall semester nears. Dr. Hall greets Dante Morton (top) following a breakfast with new students on Aug. 11, on the St. Thomas campus. Carice Glasgow (above), Miss UVI 2009-2010, greets Dr. Hall during the official Hall family introduction to the St. Croix campus on Monday, Aug. 10.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Research topics ranged from number theory to bacterial flora, and from St. Croix sheep populations the Tabu Search Algorithm. Another six students were recognized for completing the Summer Bridge2 Calculus program for college-bound students. The symposium is sponsored by the Emerging Caribbean Scientists program of the Division of Science and Mathematics. These programs are funded by University of the Virgin Islands, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Jones, Holloway & Bryan Foundation.
Related links: Research Symposium Abstract; Virgin Islands Daily News article; UVI News Release.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Photo Montage by Evworth Charles
In a history-making pageant, UVI sophomore Carice Glasgow, a computer science major, was crowned Miss UVI 2009-2010 at the Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition held March 28, 2009. Glasgow's win marks the first time that a student enrolled on the St. Croix campus won the title. The competition's first runner up was JaeDee Caines. The second runner up was Christina Clement, who also won the Most Popular and Miss Congeniality titles. The pageant took place before a standing-room only crowd at the Cafetorium on UVI's St. Croix campus.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
UVI students, faculty and staff gather at the St. Thomas campus Dining Pavilion on Jan. 20 to view the inauguration of President Barack Obama. There were three inauguration watch areas on the St. Thomas campus and one on the St. Croix campus. All areas were filled with spectators. Some spectators recorded the historic event.