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August 26

UVICELL Partnership Provides Free Hospitality Training

UVI CELL in partnership with Diageo USVI and supported by Bellows International and the Virgin Islands Department of Labor are pleased to announce that registration is currently ongoing for the 2020 Learning Skills for Life program on St. Croix and St. Thomas. Learning Skills for Life is part of a larger global training program introduced by Diageo to help individuals develop valuable life skills and expand career possibilities. more

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks UVI #7 Top Public School Among Southern Regional Colleges

In the much-anticipated release of its 2021 edition, U.S. News & World Report published its Best Colleges report this week ranking the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) number seven among the top U.S. public schools in the category of Regional Colleges in the southern region. Additionally, among all southern Regional Colleges, UVI ranked 36 and received a ranking of 36 on the Social Mobility measure. read more
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Scientists Discover Species of Ancient “Shrimp” at UVI Campus

A new species of Caribbean “clam shrimp” has been discovered at an unlikely place: the water hazards of the Herman E. Moore Golf Course at the University of the Virgin Islands’ (UVI) St. Thomas Campus. In an article published last month in the peer-reviewed journal Zoological Studies, Drs. D. Christopher Rogers from the University of Kansas and Edwin Cruz-Rivera from UVI’s Department of Biological Sciences write about their unexpected discovery. read more
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UVI Produces “Powering Through a Blackout”: Alternative Solutions to Power Outages

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Caribbean Green Technology Center (CGTC) is pleased to announce the release of “Powering Through a Blackout,” a resource guide for energizing various devices and tools for instances when power goes out. read more
Recent UVI graduate Lorenzo Laplace helped train V.I. students in Cybersecurity during his virtual summer internship at Sandia National Laboratories.

UVI Graduates Help Design Cyber Security Training and Competition for Middle and High School Students - VI High Schooler Wins the Competition

Three recent University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) graduates participating in a 10-week summer internship program at Sandia National Laboratories played an important role in developing a cybersecurity training program and competition for middle and high school students in the Virgin Islands and mainland U.S. UVI interns Jair Smith, Bashiri Smith and Lorenzo Laplace helped develop training materials and competition questions for the 41 participating students, including 24 students from six different public and private schools throughout the Virgin Islands. The competition was part of the week-long Sandia Cyber Educational Training program (GET S.C.E.T) which took place online in July. read more
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UVI to Offer a New Minor in Data Science Program This Fall

This Fall, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will offer a new minor in Data Science. This new program housed in the School of Science and Mathematics, is a multidisciplinary program which uses mathematics, statistics, and computer science together to gain knowledge and insights from data in all disciplines. read more
TS Laura

UVI to Close in Advance of TS Laura

In preparation for the approach of Tropical Storm Laura, the University of the Virgin Islands will close both of its campuses at 4:30 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Tropical Storm Laura is projected to pass between St. Thomas and St. Croix in the early hours on Saturday morning. read more
Athletic Director, Jerel Drew

UVI Welcomes New Athletic Director

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will welcome Dr. Jerel Drew to the helm of the University’s Athletics Departmentnext month. Effective Sept. 1, 2020, Dr. Drew will begin his tenure as UVI’s new athletic director. read more
Student Summer Research Symposium 2020

Students’ Innovation Featured at UVI’s First Virtual Student Summer Research Symposium

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) held its 18th annual Summer Research Symposium via Zoom on Friday, July 31. The event brought together more than 40 undergraduate students, who presented their summer research on a variety of scientific disciplines, which included marine biology, environmental science, biomedicine and community health, STEMEducation and Social Science, COVID-19 and chemistry, and astrophysics and technology. read more
UVI Awarded Clarke an honorary doctorate in May of 2014 for his significant contributions.

UVI Mourns the Loss of Baseball Legend Horace Clarke

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) joins the Virgin Islands community in mourning the death of baseball legend Horace Clarke, who died last Wednesday at the age of 82. Born in St. Croix, Clarke rose to national prominence as a professional baseball player with the New York Yankees and the San Diego Padres. read more
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UVI to Host First Virtual New Student Convocation

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will host its first Virtual Fall 2020 convocation for new and transfer students from both the Albert A. Sheen and St. Thomas Campuses. The joint ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, via Zoom. read more
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