UVI Bulletin Board for November

University of the Virgin Islands

UVI Closed for Veterans Day on November 11 The University of the Virgin Islands will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 11, in commemoration of the Veterans Day holiday.

Administrative offices and classes will resume at their regular scheduled time on Friday, Nov. 12.

VIUCEDD Open House: Reopening of ADDRC and Clinical Services The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) is hosting an open house for the reopening of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (ADDRC) and a preview tour of the Physical Therapy and Gait Mobility Clinic from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, at the VIUCEDD office in St. Croix.

This is an invitation only event.

For additional information, contact Kimberly Mills, Ph.D. at 692-4265 or email Kimberly.mills@uvi.edu.

UVI Scholars Publish Simplified Revised Organic Act eBook Scholars from the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) have published a user-friendly version of the founding documents of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The easily accessible, plain language version of the Revised Organic Act of 1954 is now available to the public in the form of a 185-page eBook thanks to the collaboration of UVI professor emeritus Paul Leary, Ph.D.; professor of political science and history Malik Sekou, Ph.D.; and UVI alumna attorney Patricia Welcome. The project was supported by a $20,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to raise public awareness of the Revised Organic Act and provide access to it via the territory’s schools, libraries, civic organizations and/or institutions. Its publication auspiciously coincides with Liberty Day, the Virgin Islands holiday commemorating the institution of free press in the former Danish West Indies.

“This publication is designed to develop awareness of government and the ability of the people of the islands to participate in it. It is an important step towards our quest for self-determination and better government,” said Dr. Sekou, the project’s director. “I would like to give high praise to my colleague Dr. Leary who served as one of the pioneering scholars on this subject as well as Attorney Patricia Welcome for her expert support.”

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI Website www.uvi.edu/

Cruzan Rum $75K to Connect UVI Students to High Tech Learning Tools, Future Careers University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) students enrolled in the Process Technology Program will soon have access to advanced virtual reality and intelligent learning tools that will prepare them for real world work environments thanks to a $75,000 donation from Cruzan Rum. Louis Houle, Cruzan Rum Plant general manager, was on hand to present the gift to Dr. Michelle Peterson, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics and Dr. Victoria Henry, assistant professor of Process Technology on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the Research and Technology Park (RT Park) on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with the University of the Virgin Islands by providing support for future leaders of the Virgin Islands community,” said Houle. “As part of our Proof Positive sustainability strategy, we are excited that the donation will be used to support UVI’s Process Technology Program and educate the next generation of professionals for our industry.”

“We are thankful Cruzan Rum is investing in the future of UVI students and by doing so, adding to the workforce development of the Virgin Islands. Through this generous donation students enrolled in the Process Technology Program will be better prepared to launch their careers and fulfill their dreams. Cruzan Rum has supported this University for several years and their continued support shows how they are embracing a vision of student support and institutional transformation,” said UVI President David Hall

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI Website www.uvi.edu/