Students, faculty, staff and friends gathered for a memorial tree planting ceremony for UVI alumna and long-time employee Junie Violenes - affectionately known as "Miss V" - on the St. Thomas campus on Friday, April 29. A celebration of her life, including the lighting of candles, poetry reading, music and tributes, followed in the Student Activities Center. Violenes died on Thursday, April 21. Funeral services will be held at Wesley Methodist Church, in Anna’s Retreat on St. Thomas, at 1 p.m. today - Saturday, April 30.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Naisha Williams with her poster presentation on breast health. In addition to making presentations to various community and UVI groups, Williams also gave presentations to fifth graders at the Gladys Abraham and Yvonne Bowsky Elementary Schools.
UVI St. Thomas campus senior nursing students with Prof. Dr. Maxine Nunez, far left, and Prof. Amy Burlar, far right.
UVI St. Thomas campus senior nursing students.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
More information and photos are featured in a news release on the UVI homepage - http://www.uvi.edu/ - and from this direct link.
Friday, April 15, 2011
“It’s a pleasure to work in the Accounting Office,” Taylor said, noting that she has become a part of the UVI family. Curtis Gilpin, assistant athletic director and deLugo’s supervisor, said his department has never had a student employee as well-rounded and efficient as deLugo. “People at UVI and outside UVI ask what will happen when he leaves,” Gilpin said of the senior who will graduate in May.
The ceremony also included the Lighter Side Awards, which rewarded students in categories such as reliability, punctuality and best dressed.
Pictured: Student Employees of the Year Jessica Taylor and Alvaro deLugo.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The University of the Virgin Islands launched its Caribbean Green Technology Center with a day-long symposium on April 11. The goal of the center is to protect natural resources by reducing waste and utilizing sustainable energy through research, education and public service. The symposium included presentations by energy and conservation experts and policy makers from Harvard University, the University of California, Auburn University, the US Department of Energy, the US Department of Interior, the VI Energy Office, the VI Water and Power Authority and the VI Waste Management Authority. UVI students in the College of Science and Mathematics gave presentations on their on-going projects. Pictured above: Center, UVI applied mathematics major Mustafa Mohammed explains his Building Efficiency Project where he examines A Sustainable Housing Renovation and Prototype to move the Virgin Islands to “net zero” neighborhoods, as students Mpho Sello, left, and David Mohammad, right, look on. Sello and David Mohammad also gave presentations. Pictured left: Caribbean Green Technology Center Director Dr. Wayne Archibald gives remarks.
Monday, April 11, 2011
The University of the Virgin Islands had the honor of hosting the Director’s Regional Meeting of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) on April 7 and 8. The two-day meeting, which was open to health and science professionals in the territory, addressed issues such as minority health and health disparities, grant writing and caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease. The keynote address was given by Dr. James S. Jackson, director and research professor at the University of Michigan. In her presentation titled “Perspectives on Ethnicity, Culture and Health Outcomes: US and USVI Comparisons,” Dr. Hedwig Lee said that according to research, Blacks in the Virgin Islands are healthier than Blacks in the United States.
Pictured top, left to right, Dr. Hedwig Lee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars at University of Michigan, Dr. Chyren Hunter of the NIA and Dr. Doris Campbell of UVI’s School of Nursing discuss Lee’s presentation. Pictured left, left to right, Deputy Director of the NIA Dr. Marie Bernard and Dr. Sidney Stahl answer questions about Alzheimer’s disease.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
The event included the panelists fielding questions about salary disparities between men and women, whether or not women or men were better bosses, high points and low points each has encountered because of their gender, and lessons they would give to toher women who want to pursue similar careers. It also included a series of personal questions that the panelists answered by raising placards that read "myth" or "reality" based on their individual curcumstance. Some of those questions included: "Women in leadership positions like yours have maids to clean their homes," and "Women in leadership positions like yours don't watch TV." The forum was sponsored by UVI's St. Thomas campus Division of Student Affairs.