The University of the Virgin Islands and the Virgin Islands Lottery invite the community to the 25th Anniversary of the Afternoon on the Green on Sunday, March 9, on the UVI's Herman E. Moore Golf Course on the St. Thomas campus. ...read more
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Just when you think you have it figured out, along comes a challenge. But whether those challenges are big or small,
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At UVI, we are concerned about your total well-being. Your emotional and spiritual health is an important component which gives you the strength to deal with the many challenges faced each day. As part of your health insurance program, CIGNA Behavioral Health offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and any member of your household. An advocate is ready to help assess your needs and develop a solution to help resolve your concerns. He or she can also direct you to an array of resources in your community and online tools. Get extra support for handling life’s demands. Call 1.888.371.1125 or go online to www.cignabehavioral.com for confidential assistance, information or resources to help resolve life’s challenges.
UVI faculty members are invited to participate in the development of a promising grant opportunity being pursued by the University’s College of Science and Mathematics. UVI has been invited to submit a proposal for a major grant that could result in up to $25 million in funding over a five-year period.
The effort is based on a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative that seeks to stimulate transformative, innovative and broad-based approaches to training students in the field of biomedical research. The goal is to exponentially increase the diversity of human capital in the biomedical research enterprise. It is intended to support faculty, as well as institutional, development, the establishment of relationships with partner universities, and improvements in research infrastructure.
UVI is among 15 institutions that received $150,000 planning grants from the NIH to fund the preparation of proposals seeking full NIH BUILD Initiative grants. BUILD stands for: Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity. Ten BUILD grants, of up to $25 million each, are expected to be awarded. Among its planning activities, UVI held an Ideas Workshop in January. It was attended by a diverse group of representatives from UVI’s colleges of Science and Mathematics, Liberal Arts and Social Studies, and Nursing. The group also met with UVI students and alumni, and colleagues from a dozen institutions, including Boston University, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon Institute, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Howard University, Morehouse College, and the University of Illinois.
That workshop resulted in a UVI BUILD Initiative Framework. Faculty members are now working to develop and finalize that framework. BUILD Initiative grant proposals are due by April 2.
Information on the funding opportunity can be found at this NIH Link. Anyone in the UVI community who would like to participate in this promising opportunity is asked to contact Dr. Romano via e-mail at: email@example.com.
A new Family Plan Membership will be offered at the UVI Wellness Center on the St. Thomas Campus beginning March, 3, 2014. The Family Plan is designed to provide an economical way for individuals with families to improve their health using physical exercise and aerobics. The Family Plan covers the individual, spouse and children ages 16 through 18 living in the household. The monthly fee is $65 for the general public, $50 for UVI alumni, $45 for UVI faculty and staff, and $35 for seniors. Everyone is encouraged to consider the advantages of this type of membership.
Details on the UVI Wellness Center’s hours of operation, other membership plans and fees for the wide variety of fitness classes offered are available from the Center’s web page – http://wellness.uvi.edu.
The University of the Virgin Islands has issued a call for abstracts for presentations to be made at the third annual UVI Research Day. It is scheduled to be held on April 10, 2014. Organizers strongly urge all teaching and research faculty to encourage the participation of students engaged in all levels of research. UVI faculty, students and staff are invited to submit abstracts of approximately 200 words or less for research papers and presentations. Research projects from all areas and on all topics are welcomed to demonstrate the scope and quality of research talent at the University. UVI Research Day offers posters and round-table formats. Both are intended to encourage presentations and discussion of projects at different stages of development, as well as to foster intellectual exchange and collaboration.
Poster Format: Poster sessions allow participants to present research and have informal discussions with attendees.
Round Table: Round-table sessions will allow a group of participants to assemble with the goal of generating discussion around a shared research interest. They will involve short position or dialogue statements (5-10 minutes) in response to questions distributed in advance by the facilitator. The majority of the sessions will be devoted to discussion. They will consist of three to four participants and the facilitator.
For more information, send questions via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not submit abstracts to this email address.