UVI Notice Board for May

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An aerial view of the Orville E. Kean Campus of the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas. (Photo courtesy of UVI)

UVI Unveils 13D Research and Strategy Innovation Center on Kean Campus The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has unveiled a state-of-the-art Innovation Center that aims to bring together students, researchers, businesses, government leaders and other stakeholders to learn from each other and bring ideas to life innovative. The 13D Center for Research and Strategy Innovation is the latest achievement of UVI’s “Greatness Through Innovation” strategic plan that fosters a culture of innovation within the university. The center, located in the former West Bay Supermarket building on the Orville E. Kean campus in St. Thomas, was officially named today in honor of the St. Thomas-based global research company, 13D Research .

“It is only fitting that the Innovation Center is named after our long-time supporter, 13D Research,” said UVI President David Hall. “Thanks to the past generosity of its founder, Kiril Sokoloff, UVI’s annual student entrepreneurship competition is named after the company; our only professor emeritus, Tim Faley, bears the title of professor emeritus Kiril Sokoloff in entrepreneurship; and UVI was able to make significant strides on its path to innovation and entrepreneurship.

Now, thanks to an additional $3 million donation, it is fitting that the center bears the name 13D Research as we take a bold step forward in creating a permanent center for students and our community to ‘imagine and innovate,’ said President Hall. “Kiril Sokoloff innovates with his head and his heart. He cares deeply about the Virgin Islands and UVI, and it was a pleasure to have him as a partner and supporter in UVI’s quest for greatness. Present at the naming ceremony, Sokoloff spoke of his hopes for the center, quoting fellow inventor and entrepreneur Dr. William Brody, “What is the calculus of innovation? The calculation of innovation is really very simple: knowledge stimulates innovation, innovation stimulates productivity, productivity stimulates economic growth. »

More information is available in a press release on the media section of the UVI website www.uvi.edu/

UVI School of Nursing to Hold Pinning Ceremony UVI School of Nursing will hold its annual pinning ceremony to recognize graduate nursing students for successful completion of their academic coursework and clinical placements.

The first pinning ceremony will take place from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, May 8, at the Albert A. Sheen Campus inside the Great Hall.

The second pinning ceremony will take place from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11 at the Orville E. Kean campus inside the 1st floor of the Administration and Conference Center (ACC).

Both events are open to members of the University community, family and friends.

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours and must be presented upon entry.

Tamia Grant crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands Tamia Grant, a junior at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), was crowned the 42nd Miss UVI.

Reigning Miss UVI Jackeima Flemming crowned her successor at the Miss UVI Ambassadorial Presentation and Coronation, held on Saturday April 23, 2022 in St. Croix.

“I feel truly blessed to have been awarded the title of Miss University of the Virgin Islands 2022-2023. I started this journey with the intention of getting closer to the best version of myself and I have achieved that goal , not because of the title but because of the hard work and perseverance through it all. I am humbled in the sight of God and grateful for this transformative journey,” Grant said.

Grant, who competed against three other contestants, is a chemistry and physics major with a double minor in computer science and math. She continues her studies at the Orville E. Kean campus in St. Thomas. She is a member of a program that collaborates with Engineers for Tomorrow Outreach, which is working to develop a STEM curriculum for students to participate in projects with engineers. His career aspirations include becoming a chemical engineer with a specialization in pharmaceuticals and exploring entrepreneurial opportunities.

In addition to winning the crown, she earned first place in the following categories: Most Eloquent and Intellectual Speaker, Best Evening Dress, Best Talent, and Miss Popularity.

More information is available in a press release on the media section of the UVI website www.uvi.edu/

UVI will hold in-person launch ceremonies on May 12 and 13 The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will host two in-person launch ceremonies to celebrate the Class of 2022. The first ceremony will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at the Sports and Fitness Center on the Orville E Campus Kean on St.Thomas. The second ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 13, on the campus lawn of the Albert A. Sheen campus in Sainte-Croix.

The event will be streamed live on DaVybe 107.9 FM and streamed live on https://www.facebook.com/UVI.edu/ and https://www.youtube.com/user/UVIvideos

All attendees will be required to adhere to the following COVID-19 policies: Proof of vaccination must be presented upon entry, or a negative COVID-19 taken within 24 hours if not vaccinated.

For more information, visit www.uvi.edu/beginning

Share, post or tweet #uvigrad2022 to win UVI gear and prizes It’s time to shine class of 2022! Use #uvigrad2022 to celebrate your graduation success by sharing your graduation pride by using #uvigrad2022 you will be automatically entered for a chance to win fabulous UVI gear and other prizes.

The graduates who post the most using the hashtag will win a goodie bag full of goodies just for you.

Family, friends, alumni, faculty and staff can also join in the fun and will be eligible to win by using #UVIGrad2022 to celebrate our amazing graduates.

See all of your posts together on our social wall – https://www.uvi.edu/commencement/.

UVI’s in-person launch ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. on May 12 at the Sports and Fitness Center at the Orville E. Kean Campus and May 13 at the Albert E. Sheen Campus in St. Croix.

Watch the ceremony on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter or visit https://www.uvi.edu/commencement/

For more information, email [email protected]

Watch UVI’s 60th Charter Day Celebration The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) 60th Anniversary Charter Day program, celebrated on March 31, was enjoyable and informative.

UVI celebrated six decades with student presentations, musical tributes, an inspirational speech by Dr. Robert Franklin and UVI President Dr. David Hall made several announcements about the University’s plans to honor the late Dr. Athniel C. “Addie” Ottley. Dr. Yvonne EL Thraen was also honored as she transitions to Trustee Emeritus status after more than 25 years of service to UVI.

To see the full event, visit UVI’s YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/UVIvideos and the official Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/UVI.edu .

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at [email protected]

USVI Storm Strong Announces Free Summer Camp in 2022, Call for Camp Attendees and Paid Youth Leaders USVI Storm Strong is a hurricane risk preparedness program that brings together private and public partners to build long-term, high-impact, community-focused hurricane preparedness skills with $500,000 in funding from the USVI Storm Strong program. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environmental Literacy (PEL).

“Hurricanes Irma and Maria were devastating storms that fundamentally changed our community. But they also gave us a tremendous opportunity to think about how we can be better prepared for future storms,” said project leader Kristin Wilson Grimes, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of the Virgin Islands in Center for Marine and Environmental Studies. The USVI Storm Strong program engages middle and high school youth and their families in workshops designed to increase their abilities to prepare for a major storm. The program was launched in May 2018.

Further information is available in a press release on the media section of the UVI website www.uvi.edu/Environmental Studies or by email at [email protected]

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