Friday, March 30, 2012

Miss UVI 2012

The Queen’s Committee of the UVI Student Government Association will present the Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Reichhold Center for the Arts on the St. Thomas campus. The theme is “Past Meets the Present.” Tickets – $15 for UVI students, $20 general admission and $25 at the door – are available at UVI Bookstores on St. Croix and St. Thomas. Vying for the title are Contestant # 1 Ivory Carter, Contestant # 2 Latoya Rouse, Contestant #3 Najuma Dunn and Contestant #4 Raynyse Nesbitt.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

New UVI Lab Expands Research Capability of V.I.

St. Croix Educational Complex students, from left, Clemrick Bryan,
Jirah Famucol and Stephanie Rhoden discuss a summer research project.
UVI students, faculty and
administrators at the lab opening.
The Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) and the University of the Virgin Islands’ Center for Marine and Environmental Studies will host a grand opening of the University’s new Environmental Analysis Laboratory at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 26, at the former UVI Accounting building (near Faculty East), on the St. Thomas campus.
The 1,800 square-foot lab provides space
for up to 14 scientists and researchers.
The lab will serve the growing needs of the territory and the region, offering research services for specialized environmental analyses, including marine and freshwater quality testing, microbiological analyses, toxicological and other chemical analyses related to environmental health and quality. It will significantly improve the capacity of Virgin Islands scientists and students to conduct more rigorous and highly complex laboratory-based research. Office and laboratory space for faculty, staff and graduate research personnel will also be available.

Research Specialist Kevin Brown
provides a tour of the lab.
“There is tremendous potential,” Dr. Richard Nemeth, said of the environmental lab, noting that he hopes to host visiting scientists from federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, the U.S. Geographical Survey and the Centers for Disease Control in the future. Dr. Nemeth is the VI-EPSCoR research program coordinator and a UVI research professor.
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More information is available from a news release on the UVI website - - or from this direct link.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

UVI Seeking Historic Photos

UVI is seeking historic photos from alumni, faculty, students and the general public for a book that will celebrate the University’s 50th Golden Jubilee.

Examples would be photos from sporting events, class activities, dormitories and queen contests. Early photos from the 1960s through 1980s are especially needed. Clearly labele...d originals should be brought to the UVI Public Relations Office, Room 229 of the Administration and Conference Center, on the St. Thomas campus, and to The Caribbean Writer office, on the St. Croix campus. They may also be mailed to UVI Public Relations, #2 John Brewers Bay, St. Thomas, V.I., 00802.

All photos will be returned. Please attach labels to the back of photos with contact, as well as complete descriptive, information. High resolution scans (full size at 300 dpi) are especially welcome and should be sent to Photo credit and special thanks will be included in the book. For more information, contact the UVI Public Relations Office at (340) 693-1057.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Afternoon on the Green 2012

View the UVI Afternoon on the Green 2012 promotion video on the UVI YouTube channel.

Afternoon on the Green

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Everyone's Invited to Afternoon on the Green - March 11

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Afternoon on the Green is the place to be from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, as the University of the Virgin Islands celebrates tbe 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee edition of its popular "friendraiser." The St. Thomas campus Herman E. Moore Golf Course will come alive with food, music, entertainment and children’s activities for UVI’s annual friendraiser. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Past, Creating Our Future.”

Calling All Cooks

More dishes are needed for Afternoon on the Green. If you are interested in preparing and contributing a dish call (340) 693-1040. More information is also available from this UVI Afternoon on the Green News Release.

Cooks bringing dishes can use this form:
Afternoon on the Green Food/Dish Form