Friday, August 28, 2009

Michael Jackson Tribute Show to Benefit UVI's Reichhold Center

A few lucky UVI staffers took the opportunity to meet Marlon Jackson, at left, and Tito Jackson, at right, following a news conference to promote the "MJ51" Michael Jackson tribute concert at which Tito will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at UVI's Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus. The concert, with proceeds going to benefit UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts, will celebrate the life and music of the late Michael Jackson. Staffers joining the Jacksons are, from left, Arlene Auguste, Nadine Questel-Williams, Jacqueline Faulkner and Tiffany Challenger. Click here to read a news release on the concert.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Volunteers Kickoff UVI's 2009 Alumni Phonathon

The University of the Virgin Islands opened its four-day, 2009 UVI Alumni Phonathon on Monday, Aug. 24. Each evening, through Aug. 27, volunteer students, alumni, faculty and staff will be taking to the phones to seek financial support from the more than 6,000 UVI alumni in the territory and abroad. This year's goal is to raise $25,000 in support of the University and its sutdents. Click here for more on the 2009 Phonathon.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New UVI President Dr. David Hall Visits With Students as Start of Fall Semester Nears

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

Science Students Show Results of Summer Research Labors

\UVI science students made the front page of the Virgin Islands Daily News and earned air time on TV-2’s local news following the UVI Division of Mathematics and Science’s Seventh Annual Summer Research Symposium held Friday, July 31, on the St. Thomas campus. Nineteen young scientists – representing both the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses – took the opportunity to make poster presentations detailing the results of their summer research endeavors.

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.