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Charlotte Amalie
Friday, August 14, 2020

Schools

UVI Bulletin Board for August

Here is what is happening on both campuses of the University of the Virgin Islands.

VING’s 631st Engineer Utilities Repairs Local Schools During Annual Training

The unit was scheduled to attend a 21-day overseas deployment training in Hohenfels, Germany, which has been postponed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Public Library on St. Thomas. (Source file photo)

DPNR Reopens Public Libraries and Historic Forts

The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources has announced the reopening of the Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Public Library on St. Thomas and the Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped on St. Croix.
UVI Pres David Hall (Photo by Barry Leerdam)

UVI to Delay On-Campus Reopening Plan for Fall 2020

“It is with a sense of great disappointment that I announce that all instruction for fall be conducted virtually until such time that the local conditions improve,” said UVI President Dr. David Hall.

VIMSIA Students Complete Sandia Cyber Education Training

During the week, the students gained points for answering challenge questions requiring them to apply newly-learned skills in networking, scripting and programming, cryptography and cybersecurity.

Researchers Collaborate on Southern Region Water Resources Study, Need Farmers to Respond

The questionnaire was sent out to 100 farmers across the USVI and has yet to be answered by many. The questionnaire asks farmers to prioritize the water resource management issues they think are most important.

UVI’s Etelman Observatory Joins Global Initiative Connecting Telescopes Worldwide

The GRANDMA collaboration has recently released its results of the long-haul observation campaign No. 3 (03) aimed at detecting mergers of compact objects like white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes.

UVI Remembers Retired Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Ron De Lugo

Among his many accomplishments was the passage of legislation formally designating the University of the Virgin Islands as one of the country’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Bryan’s Executive Order Grants Coronavirus Scholarships to High School Grads

The scholarships are available to all high school, home school, trade school and GED graduates of the spring of 2020 whose permanent residence is the U.S.V.I. at the time of graduation and who have been accepted into a post-secondary education.

2020 National Kids Count Data Book Paints Compelling Picture of Children Living in Poverty

The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its 31st edition of the Kids Count National Data Book on June 22, which highlights indicators of child wellbeing in 16 areas. St. Croix Foundation for Community Development was invited in January 2020 to lead the Kids Count initiative for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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