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August 5

New Student COVID-19 Regulations Open Campuses to Unvaccinated Students - UVI Updates Testing Protocols for Fall 2022

In preparation for the start of the Fall 2022 semester on Aug. 15, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) announced the opening of its campuses to unvaccinated students and the return of on-campus activities and instruction for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. The revised vaccination policy for students allows unvaccinated students to benefit from in-person classes and campus-based activities while observing new testing protocols to safeguard the University community. more

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Student Orientation Events Kick Off UVI’s 2022-2023 Academic Year

Orientation activities for new and transfer students at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will be held next week on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas. read more

UVI Communication Students Travel to Las Vegas for Major Journalism Convention

The University of the Virgin Islands Association of Black Journalists (UVIABJ) voted to send four executive board student members to the prestigious National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 3-7, 2022. read more
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NSE Recognizes UVI Exchange Student with Achievement Award

Heather Bruck, who participated in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program when she attended the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) during the Spring 2022 semester, has been awarded the Bette Worley Student Achievement Award. read more
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UVI Alumna Awarded Prestigious Public Health Fellowship   

Berlina Wallace-Berube, a three-time alumna of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), has been named to the 2022-23 cohort of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellows. read more
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Volunteers remove 4,687 pounds of Trash during Great Mangrove Cleanups on St. John & St. Croix 

More than 4,600 pounds of marine debris was removed from mangrove shorelines during the 2022 Great Mangrove Cleanups that took place on May 7, in Coral Bay, St. John and on June 24, in Salt River, St. Croix. read more
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UVI CELL Program Graduates More Than 50 Certified Public Managers

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) awarded certificates to 55 graduates of its nationally accredited Certified Public Manager™ program during a virtual ceremony held last month. The online event was moderated by Dr. Suzanne Darrow-Magras, director of the UVI Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning (UVI CELL), and included reflections on the program by students from the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas as well as group presentations by the St. Croix and St. Thomas/St. John cohorts. read more
St. Thomas educators work with UVI Masters of Marine and Environmental Science student, Erin Hollander, to examine microplastics from a local water sample, using blue light.

UVI Hosts Marine Debris Curriculum Workshops for 37 VI Educators

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) hosted two educator workshops on June 28, on St. Thomas and June 30, on St. Croix, to demonstrate hands-on, interactive lessons from the newly released USVI Marine Debris Curriculum. The curriculum includes 12 lessons for middle and high school students and highlights marine debris composition and abundance, sources and transport, impacts, and solutions. It also spotlights 16 locally relevant research projects and individuals working on marine debris issues. The curriculum was co-created by the Virgin Islands Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research at UVI (VI EPSCoR) and 61 Virgin Islands educators in workshops in 2016 and 2018. Kits are now available on loan with supplies for educators to implement these lessons in the classroom with funding from the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources (VIDPNR). read more
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Healthy Communities in the U.S. Virgin Islands: An Initiative by the University of the Virgin Islands Walkability Institute

The University of the Virgin Islands recently established a partnership with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) to continue the goals of the USVI Walkability Institute with the inclusion of the Institute under its research network. read more
Photo of Sea Turtle Crawling is submitted by Dr. Paul Jobsis, Director of the CMES

St. Thomas & St. John Get Rare Visits from the World’s Biggest Turtles

The beautiful beaches of the northern U.S. Virgin Islands had some special visitors this spring, eight leatherback sea turtle nests have been documented on local beaches. The largest and most ancient of all sea turtle species, leatherbacks regularly nest on St. Croix and Puerto Rico, but they are rarely seen on St. Thomas or St. John. read more
UVI President David Hall, Board of Trustee Member and Government Dignitaries prepare for the Ribbon Cutting

UVI Unveils Medical Simulation Center Designed to Improve VI Healthcare Education & Attract Medical Education Tourism

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) celebrated the grand opening of its state-of-the-art medical simulation center realizing a major objective in its goal to improve medical education and healthcare in the Territory. At the ribbon cutting ceremony on June 29, at the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, UVI President David Hall urged supporters to “keep breathing life into the vision of enhanced healthcare in the VI.” read more
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