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Cover image of The Caribbean Writer - Vol. 27

UVI’s The Caribbean Writer Volume 27 Focuses on Music, Visual Arts

December 14, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands announces the December release of the latest edition of The Caribbean Writer, the international literary gem of the Caribbean. Read More
UVI St. Thomas Campus

UVI Board of Trustees Ratifies and Reaffirms Actions Taken Previously in Executive Sessions

December 10, 2013 - On Friday, Dec. 6, the Board of Trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands held a special meeting in the third-floor conference room of the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus via teleconference. Read More
Two species of coral on Brewers Bay Beach

UVI Researchers ID Virus as Possible Cause of White Plague Coral Disease; Papers Based on V.I. Study Garner National Attention

December 06, 2013 - The Virgin Islands are known as a hot spot for tourism – snorkeling, diving, deep sea fishing, sailing and cruise ship visits. Unfortunately, say researchers at the University of the Virgin Islands, the territory is also a hotspot for coral disease.Read More
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UVI Mourns the Passing of Nelson Mandela; President Hall Says Mandela’s Life Should Inspire All

December 06, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, and one of the world’s most transformative leaders.Read More
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Media Invited to Cover Lecture by Kiril Sokoloff at UVI

December 04, 2013 - Members of the media are invited to cover a lecture by entrepreneur Kiril Sokoloff, who will make the next presentation in the UVI Entrepreneur Speaker Series at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, Dec. 6.Read More
Seventh-Day Adventist seniors, from left, Kalina Webster, Keryl Liburd and Kamira Webster talk to Oson VI, LLC Founder and Chairman Dale LeFebvre after a check presentation ceremony on Dec. 3, on UVI’s St. Thomas Campus. The students among some 28 who participated in last summer’s University Bound SAT Prep Program at UVI, which is among the programs to receive support from LeFebvre’s presentation.

Oson, VI Makes One of the Largest EDC Donations – $350K – to UVI: Founder Challenges other EDC Companies

December 03, 2013 - Dale LeFebvre, founder and chairman of Oson VI, LLC, a management, consulting and investment advisory firm, presented a $250,000 check to the University of the Virgin Islands on Tuesday, Dec. 3, on the St. Thomas Campus. Read More
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Wyndham Donates $25,000 to Support UVI Hospitality and Tourism Program

December 02, 2013 - Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc., which is developing St. Thomas’ former Renaissance Grand Beach Resort property as a Margaritaville Vacation Club resort, presented $10,000 scholarships to two University of the Virgin Islands students and made a direct $5,000 grant to support UVI’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program.Read More
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Media Invited to Cover $250,000 Oson, LeFebvre Donation to UVI

November 27, 2013 - Members of the media are invited to cover the announcement of a $250,000 donation to the University of the Virgin Islands. Read More
UVI St. Thomas Campus

UVI Board of Trustees to Hold Special Meeting on Friday, Dec. 6

November 25, 2013 - A special meeting of the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, in the third-floor conference room of the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus and via teleconference.Read More
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Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament Tips Off Friday at UVI; UVI Bucs to Spar Against Metropolitan on Saturday

November 22, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands will host the 2013 Paradise Jam beginning Friday, Nov. 22, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. Read More
UVI St. Croix Campus

UVI Celebrates Historic “First to 50” Alumni Challenge Results

November 20, 2013 - The public is invited to a celebration marking the success of the University of the Virgin Islands' “First to 50” Alumni Challenge at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Read More
UVI Board of Trustees Chairman Alexander Moorhead

Statement Issued by Alexander Moorhead Chair, UVI Board of Trustees

November 18, 2013 - Recent newspaper articles have raised a question whether the executive session meeting of the University’s Board of Trustees held on November 11, 2013, continuing the executive session that was recessed on October 26th, was conducted in accordance with the Virgin Islands Sunshine Law.Read More
Photo of AT&T Grant Donation for UVI Summer Science Program

AT&T Supports UVI’s Math Behind the Science Summer Program With $28,000 Grant

November 18, 2013 - The AT&T Foundation has awarded the University of the Virgin Islands a grant of $28,000 in support of the University’s Mathematics Behind the Science summer bridge program. Math Behind the Science is a six-week residential program designed to enhance the mathematics preparedness of college-bound students who are interested in pursuing careers in science, mathematics, engineering, technology or medicine.Read More
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UVI Board of Trustees Reconvenes Executive Session

November 15, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees reconvened in executive session on Monday, Nov 11, via teleconference. Read More
Flyer for STT-STJ Ag and Food Fair 2013

STT/STJ Ag and Food Fair Set Nov. 16-17 on Reichhold Grounds

November 15, 2013 - Produce and livestock, along with a wide variety of arts and crafts, will be the focus of the St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture and Food Fair, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 17. The fair's official opening is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday.Read More
Foundation for the Reichhold Center for the Arts  “Show of Support Telethon”

Foundation for Reichhold Center to Host 35th Anniversary Telethon

November 07, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands’ Foundation for the Reichhold Center for the Arts will host the first “Show of Support Telethon” to celebrate the center’s 35th Anniversary.Read More
SGA provides tours of new UVI lab facilities on St. Croix

UVI Unveils New Home for College of Science and Mathematics on St. Croix

October 30, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands unveiled the new home of its College of Science and Mathematics on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix on Saturday, Oct. 26. It is located in the recently completed UVI Research and Technology Park building and features two modern videoconference-ready classrooms, two state-of-the art laboratories, and offices for 13 faculty and staff.Read More
The University of the Virgin Islands

UVI Board of Trustees Freezes Tuition and Sets Fundraising Goal

October 28, 2013 - In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on Oct. 26, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees voted to hold the current tuition rate steady for the 2014-2015 academic year, approved a new method to link the university’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to the strategic plan, and set the 2014 fundraising goal to $3 millionRead More
Aedes Aegyptii Mosquito

UVI to Host Lectures on Cutting Edge Dengue Fever Research

October 25, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands will host lectures on cutting edge research designed to drastically reduce the occurrence of dengue feverRead More
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UVI Little Theatre to Stage ‘Bus Stop: with Caribbean Seasoning’

October 24, 2013 - William Inge’s classic American comedy-drama “Bus Stop,” a smash Broadway hit and memorable Marilyn Monroe movie, takes a Caribbean detour to UVI’s Little Theatre on the St. Thomas Campus, with productions set for Nov. 1-3 and 8 to 10. Read More
UVI Vice Provost for Access and Enrollment Services Dr. Nicole Gibbs

UVI Appoints New Vice Provost for Access & Enrollment

October 21, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands has appointed Dr. Nicole Gibbs to the post of Vice Provost for Access and Enrollment Services. Read More
UVI President Dr. David Hall presents the President’s Appreciation Award to the Voices of Inspiration Community Choir at the June 2013 Board of Trustees meeting.

UVI Board of Trustees to Meet on Saturday, Oct. 26

October 21, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Great Hall in the northwest wing on UVI’s Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
Scotiabank USVI donates $20,000 for student scholarships at the University of the Virgin Islands.

Scotiabank Donates $20,000 for UVI Student Scholarships

October 17, 2013 - Scotiabank, which is marking 50 years of providing banking and financial services in the Virgin Islands, made its annual contribution to student scholarships at the University of the Virgin Islands during a Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on Thursday, Oct. 10.Read More
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UVI to Host International Colloquium on Black Males

October 17, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands will host the second annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education at 8 a.m. on Oct. 24-25.Read More
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World Food Day, Youth Super Chef Competition Set Oct. 20

October 11, 2013 - The 2013 edition of World Food Day is planned on the grounds of the University of the Virgin Islands’ Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20. Read More
Dr. Dennis Kimbro

Best-Selling Author on Self-made Millionaires to Speak at UVI’s 13D Lecture

October 10, 2013 - International guest lecturer and best-selling author Dr. Dennis Kimbro will be the featured speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands’ second 13D Entrepreneurship Speaker Series lecture at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2l, in the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus and in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
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UVI VOICE Launches New Website with New Features

October 09, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands student-run newspaper the UVI VOICE has launched a new website www.uvivoice.net.Read More
University of the Virgin Islands Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix

UVI Increases Transfer & National Exchange Students

October 04, 2013 - The number of new transfer and National Student Exchange (NSE) students attending the University of the Virgin Islands has increased for fall 2013.Read More
Shelia E. to open Reichold's 35th Anniversary season

Reichhold’s Most Exciting and Diverse Season Yet Opens Oct. 5

September 24, 2013 - On Oct. 5, UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts launches its 35th Anniversary as the Virgin Islands’ premiere venue for fine arts and high-quality live entertainment. Reichhold has scheduled twelve dynamic and diverse performances, featuring world-renowned artists and genres never before featured on the Reichhold stage. Read More
Miss UVI 2013 Murchtricia Charles

Miss UVI to Vie for National HBCU College Queens Crown

September 20, 2013 - Miss UVI 2013-2014 Murchtricia Charles is one week away from competing in the 2013 National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Queens pageant.Read More
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National Conference on Health Disparities Set for St. Thomas

September 20, 2013 - Registration is open for the Seventh Annual National Conference on Health Disparities, scheduled for Nov. 13-16, at Sugar Bay Resort on St. Thomas. The University of the Virgin Islands is a major sponsor of this conference. Discounts are available for early registration.Read More
File Photo from 2012 Fall Symposium

UVI Students to Share Results of Wide-Ranging Research

September 18, 2013 - Some 37 UVI undergraduate students, representing both campuses, will present results from their summer research efforts at the 15th Annual Fall Student Research Symposium, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, in the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus. It is free and the public is invited.Read More
Dr. Lorna Young-Wright

Young-Wright Named First Distinguished Prof. of Music

September 16, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands has named Dr. Lorna Young-Wright the inaugural recipient of the Ann Elizabeth Richardson Distinguished Professor of Music Award.Read More
STJ_Land_Donation_Samuels: (from right) Gloria Samuel and Marva Samuel Applewhite, who donated land in St. John to UVI, pose with heirs of their father James Alphonso “Harry” Samuel, who owned Estate Zootenvaal.

St. John Family Donates Land to UVI

September 13, 2013 - A major land donation bequeathed to the University of the Virgin Islands was announced on Sept. 11.Read More
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UVI Alumni Challenged to Make History - Again

September 06, 2013 - University of the Virgin Islands alumni have another chance to make history. UVI has issued the “Countdown to History: The Great UVI Alumni 30 Day Challenge.”Read More
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2013 Virgin Islands Community Survey to Begin

September 06, 2013 - The Eastern Caribbean Center of the University of the Virgin Islands is conducting its annual Virgin Islands Community Survey (VICS) among residents of a number of households in the territory.Read More
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UVI Gets New Look & Feel with New Website

August 30, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands began Fall 2013 with the launch of the next generation of its website – www.uvi.edu. Read More
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'The Caribbean Writer' Issues Call for Cover Art

August 29, 2013 - “The Caribbean Writer,” is soliciting colorful, eye-catching, Caribbean artwork for the cover of its upcoming issue.Read More

UVI Appoints New Kiril Sokoloff Entrepreneurship Chair

August 29, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands has appointed Dr. Timothy L. Faley as the Kiril Sokoloff Endowed chair in Entrepreneurship in the School of Business.Read More
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UVI Students Awarded Innovative Scholarships

August 13, 2013 - Innovative, a telecommunications provider in the U.S. Virgin Islands, has awarded $12,000 to six new and returning University of the Virgin Islands students attending school in fall 2013. Innovative announced the scholarship awards on July 29.Read More
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UVI Signs Solar Power Purchase Agreement

August 01, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands signs power purchase agreement with New Generation Power USVI.Read More

UVI to Sign Solar Power Purchase Agreement, Public Invited to Ceremony

July 27, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands will soon become a leader in renewable energy generation through a power purchase agreement (PPA) with New Generation Power (NGP) USVI.Read More
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UVI Signs MOU with Government of St. Kitts/Nevis

July 26, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) and the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis on July 24. Read More
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Study: Warming Ocean Not Leading to More Fish Poisoning in V.I.

July 02, 2013 - Rising ocean temperatures and coral reef disturbances have not contributed to an increase in the rates of ciguatera fish poisoning in the U.S. Virgin Islands as was previously feared.Read More
Nomination

UVI Receives National HBCU Alumni Association of the Year Award

July 01, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands received the National Alumni Association of the Year Award on Friday, June 28, at the Third Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ (HBCU) Awards on the Jackson State University Campus, in Mississippi. Read More
Charles King

King Named Small Business Person of the Year, to Compete in U.S.

June 18, 2013 - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) named Charles N. King, president of Delta Electric and Construction Co., the Virgin Islands Small Business Person of the Year.Read More
New degree

UVI Board Approves New Degree to Meet the Territory’s Info Tech Needs, Sets Operating Budget and Commends President Hall

June 15, 2013 - In the regular session of its quarterly meeting, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees approved a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Information Systems and Technology, the fiscal year 2014 Operating Budget, a new Parking Policy and Traffic Regulation and funding for Reichhold Center renovations.Read More
Trustees Meeting

UVI Board of Trustees to Meet on Saturday, June 15

June 07, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands’ Alumni Association has been nominated for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) National Alumni Association of the Year Award.Read More
Certified Public Manager Program

UVI and DOP to Launch Certified Public Manager Program; Application Deadline Extended to June 14

May 31, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands’ Institute for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness and the VI Division of Personnel (DOP) have launched the Virgin Islands Certified Public Manager Program.Read More
Dr. Gwen-Marie Moolenaar

Former UVI Provost Receives Honorary Doctorate

May 30, 2013 - Former University of the Virgin Islands Provost Dr. Gwen-Marie Moolenaar was awarded an honorary doctorate at the College of St. Elizabeth’s May 18, Commencement Ceremony.Read More
African Heritage Week

VICCC to Host VI African Heritage Week and African Liberation Day Forum May 25; African Heritage Parade May 27

May 23, 2013 - The Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center (VICCC) at UVI will host a forum on VI African Heritage and African Liberation Day on Saturday, May 25, on St. Thomas, and an African Heritage Parade/Walk and Roundtable on Monday, May 27, on St. Croix.Read More
ECHORN

ECHORN Symposium to Examine Rise of Chronic Disease

May 21, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands and Yale University have partnered to host the 2nd Annual Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN) Symposium, set for May 29 to May 31.Read More
Small Business Week

Top VI Businesses to be Honored During Small Business Week

May 21, 2013 - The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate Small Business Week from May 26 to June 1. Read More
Honorary Degrees

UVI Awards Three Honorary Degrees at Commencement

May 17, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands awarded three honorary degrees at the 49th Annual Commencement Ceremonies held Saturday, May 11, on the St. Thomas Campus and on Sunday, May 12, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Read More
2013 Graduates

UVI to Award More than 300 Degrees on Saturday & Sunday

May 10, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands will award more than 300 degrees at the 49th Commencement Ceremonies on May 11 and 12, on the St. Thomas Campus and the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, respectively.Read More
13D Awards

UVI Students Awarded $60,000 at 13D Competition

May 07, 2013 - Four University of the Virgin Islands students won $60,000 in the final round of the 2nd Annual 13D Entrepreneur Competition held Friday, May 3, in UVI’s Administration and Conference Center on St. Thomas. Read More
Kweisi Mfume

UVI Commencement Set for May 11 & 12; Kweisi Mfume to Speak

May 05, 2013 - Read More
Register Now

Register Now for UVI's Summer Session I: Deadline May 12

May 01, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands invites current and prospective students to register for summer classes.Read More
Entrepreneurship Competition

UVI Student Entrepreneurship Competition Awards Set May 3; Includes High School Winners

May 01, 2013 - A new group of potential student entrepreneurs at the University of the Virgin Islands will be vying for approximately $80,000 in business seed funding cash and in-kind services during the final round of the 13D Student Entrepreneurship Competition on Friday, May 3.Read More
Academic Awards

UVI Honors Student Scholars with Academic Awards

April 24, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands celebrated its top students for 2012-2013 with the 49th annual presentation of Academic Awards on each campus in April. Read More
Miss Uvi

Charles Crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands 2013-2014

April 22, 2013 - Murchtricia Charles was crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands 2013-2014 at the 33rd Annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition held on Sunday, April 21, at the St. Croix Educational Complex.Read More
April 30 is Priority Deadline

April 30 Is Priority Deadline for Fall 2013 Admission to UVI

April 21, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands Admissions Office reminds prospective students that the priority deadline for fall 2013 admission is Tuesday, April 30, 2013.Read More
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UVI President Says VI Community Must Work Harder to Prevent Violence

April 21, 2013 - Following the Friday, April 19, shooting on the University of the Virgin Islands Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, which claimed the life of a young man, UVI President David Hall called on the Virgin Islands community to work harder to prevent violence. Read More

Shooting Confirmed on UVI's St. Croix Campus

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UVI Mourns the Passing of Dr. Pearl Varlack

April 18, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands mourns the passing of Professor Emerita Dr. Pearl Ianthe Varlack. Dr. Varlack died on April 12, in New York.Read More

Three to Vie for Miss UVI on Sunday, April 21

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VICCC to Sponsor Symposia on Cultural Economics, Heritage and Arts

April 10, 2013 - Read More

UVI Academic Awards Programs Slated for St. Thomas and St. Croix

April 10, 2013 - Read More

VI-EPSCoR Conference to Begin with Marine Facility Rededication

April 08, 2013 - Read More

UVI to Host Annual Autism Conference April 17 and 18

April 04, 2013 - Read More

Law Enforcement Career Fairs Set at UVI April 2 and 3

March 26, 2013 - Read More

High-Profile Attorney, Mentor to President Obama, to Speak at UVI

March 25, 2013 - Read More

UVI Research Day to Examine Socioeconomic Woes & More

March 25, 2013 - Read More

Mock UN Competition to Debate Issues in Middle East

March 24, 2013 - Read More

Women's Forum at UVI to Focus on Black Males in Crisis

March 19, 2013 - Read More

UVI President to Visit Antigua, Meet with Officials and Alumni

March 17, 2013 - Read More

UVI Attracts National Leaders and Experts to Speak at Upcoming Events

March 17, 2013 - Read More

Panelists Share UVI Experience at Charter Day Ceremony

March 17, 2013 - Read More

UVI Announces 2013 Afternoon on the Green Winners

March 13, 2013 - Read More

UVI to Celebrate 51st Charter Day with Ceremony, Panel Discussion

March 12, 2013 - Read More

Entrepreneur Loida Lewis to Speak at UVI 13D Entrepreneurship Series

March 12, 2013 - Read More

UVI Board Approves FY 2013-14 Appropriation Request; Discusses Increasing Enrollment and Retention

March 10, 2013 - Read More

UVI Board of Trustees to Meet on Saturday, March 9

March 03, 2013 - Read More

UVI's Global Leaders Institute Expands Offerings, Gets New Name; Applications Available

February 28, 2013 - Read More

Afternoon on the Green 2013 set for March 10

February 28, 2013 - Read More

UVI Student Runs the Institution for a Day, President Becomes Student

February 24, 2013 - Read More

Pioneer in Market Development to Speak at UVI on Feb. 25; Public Invited

February 19, 2013 - Read More

Colloquium on Performance-Based Assessment Set Feb. 26 at UVI; Open to Public

February 19, 2013 - Read More

UVI Student to Serve as President for a Day; President to Become Student

February 13, 2013 - Read More

UVI Employees Encouraged to Join '10,000 Steps' Wellness Program; Register Feb 18-21

February 13, 2013 - Read More

2013 Agrifest Scheduled for Feb. 16-18 on St. Croix

February 10, 2013 - Read More
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UVI's Radio Station WUVI Broadcasts to UVI and Beyond

January 29, 2013 - The University of the Virgin Islands has its own radio station, WUVI 1090 AM "The Voice of the University."Read More

Caribbean Green Technology Center Forum to Focus on 'Keeping the Lights On'

January 22, 2013 - Read More

UVI to Offer Public Look at Early Medical School Selection Program on Jan. 24

January 16, 2013 - Read More

World Renowned Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is Keynote Speaker for "Man-Up"

January 08, 2013 - Read More