UVI Students Conduct Research at National Park in Florida
Two University of the Virgin Islands students – Gaetan Gentius and Jacinthia Greaux – spent part of their summer conducting marine research at the Dry Tortugas National Park off the coast of Florida. The research was done in collaboration with UVI, the University of Central Florida, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Smithsonian Institution. The goal is to conduct long-term ecological comparisons between coral reefs at the Tortugas National Park and coral reefs at V.I. national parks. A news release, with photos, is available from the UVI web site – www.uvi.edu.
HBCU-UP Summer Symposium Slated for July 31 on St. Thomas Campus
More than 30 students involved in three summer science programs at the University of the Virgin Islands will present the HBCU-UP Summer Symposium from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, at the Dining Pavilion on the St. Thomas campus. The symposium is open to the public. HBCU-UP is the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program. UVI students and incoming freshman students from St. Croix and St. Thomas are involved.
The symposium will showcase the students' research in biology, marine biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, astronomy, engineering, psychology and mathematics with faculty at the University of the Virgin Islands, as well as at other institutions. Students in this joint event are enrolled in the Summer Sophomore Research Institute, the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience and the Summer Bridge2Calculus programs. Funding for these programs is provided through a grant from the National Science Foundation's HBCU-UP program and the Jones-Holloway-Bryan Foundation. For more information, call 693-1255.
Computer Literacy Exam Slated for July 31 on St. Croix Campus
A Computer Literacy Examination (CLE) is scheduled on UVI's St. Croix campus for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31. The exam will be administered in Northwest Wing room 131. A schedule for additional CLE exams, as well as CLE tutorial sessions is featured on the Academics page of the UVI web site – www.uvi.edu. Students must present student IDs to take the CLE. For details, contact Marthious Clavier at 692-4090 or send email to email@example.com.
NOVA Film on Solar Energy Slated for August 24 on St. Croix
(Note corrected date from previous UVI Announcements.)
A showing of the NOVA film "Solar Energy – Saved by the Sun" is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, at the Theatre in the Melvin Evans Center on UVI's St. Croix campus. The informative video on solar energy is offered free by UVI's Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service, the St. Croix Environmental Association and the Virgin Islands Energy Office. For more information, contact Emily Tyner at UVI's Center for Marine and Environmental Studies at 692-4144.
UVI Updates Fall Semester 2007 Online Resources Updated
UVI has updated a number of online resources related to the University's upcoming Fall Semester. Included are the new 2007-2008 Catalog, the new 2007-2008 Graduate Bulletin and fall semester student orientation schedules for both the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses. Academic calendars for the period 2007 to 2009 are also now available. Links to these resources are available from the UVI home page www.uvi.edu and the following links:
UVI 2007-2008 Catalog
UVI 2007-2008 Graduate Bulletin
2007 Fall Semester Student Orientation Schedules
Academic Calendars 2007-2009
Fall Semester Online Registration Continues; Classes Start August 20
Online registration continues for UVI's Fall Semester classes. The University's online registration system – Banner Utilization Central for Self Services (BUCSS) – can be accessed from the BUCSS logo on UVI's home page – www.uvi.edu
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu.