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Media Invited to UVI Research Day & Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition

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Members of the media are invited to photograph and cover UVI’s Research Day and the Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition. 

UVI’s fourth annual Research Day is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, in the UVI Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus and in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.

Research Day will showcase UVI student and faculty research with a variety of displays on community issues such as intimate partner violence, environmental health in industrial areas on St Croix, marijuana’s legalization in the Virgin Islands, gang violence and social media’s effect on the Caribbean. Several roundtable discussions that allow the public to interact with researchers have also been scheduled. Some roundtable discussions topics include:

Albert A. Sheen Campus St Croix:

  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. – Digital Cultures of Reconstruction After Place-Based Traumas: Rebuilding Home After Hurricanes Katrina and Hugo
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. – Impact of Social Media on VI Caribbean Culture in the 21st Century

 St. Thomas Campus:

  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. – Mandahl Bay: Is there an alternative to large-scale development?
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. – Why do Youths Join Gangs?
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. – Medical Marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands 

The Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at UVI’s cafetorium on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Three contestants – Olinger Augustin, Katherine Callwood and Thalia George – will vie for the Miss UVI crown.

Miss UVI serves as an ambassador for the University and the winner will receive one full year of UVI tuition, including room and board, and other prizes.

 What:             UVI Research Day
When:             Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time:              9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Venue:            UVI Sports and Fitness Center - St. Thomas Campus
Great Hall - Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.
Contact:         UVI Public Relations Office - (340) 693-1057

 What:            Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition
When:            Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time:             6 p.m.
Venue:           UVI’s cafetorium - Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix
Contact:         UVI Public Relations Office - (340) 693-1057