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Best-selling author, alumnus Jason Mott returns to UNCW as writer-in-residence

WSFX
Best-selling author Jason Mott is returning to UNCW, his alma mater, as the new writer-in-residence in the creative writing department.

MOZART IN COMEDY: Opera Wilmington goes into season three

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There are five chances to see “Così Fan Tutte” this week, including a pre-performance gala on July 29 and a meet-and-greet cast party after the closing matinee on Aug. 7. Performances will be held in Kenan Auditorium on the UNCW campus.

Discover New Shark Secrets at the Tennessee Aquarium's Sharkfest on Aug. 5

The Chattanoogan
OCEARCH, a global leader in shark research, launched an expedition in June to tag up to 30 mature female Sand Tigers with a goal of learning more about their breeding and pupping habits. Using an OCEARCH vessel, scientists from Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Florida Aquarium, North Carolina Aquariums, SeaWorld, Southeast Zoo Alliance for Reproductive Conservation, and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, spent nearly 10 days tagging sharks off the coast of North Carolina.

Scientists, Fishermen Tackle Problem of Whales Entangled in Ropes

WBUR-FM
Biologists with Duke University and UNC Wilmington spot a 4-year-old male right whale entangled in heavy fishing rope while conducting research for the U.S. Navy 40 miles east of Jacksonville, Florida. 

AGAINST THE GRAIN: Ann Conner’s latest woodcuts and drawings hang as part of New Elements’ latest exhibit

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Since childhood, Ann Conner—Professor Emerita in the Department of Art and Art History at UNCW—has been drawn to the pen and paper. When looking at her current work hanging in New Elements Gallery, as part of the collection “Vibrant Lives,” the same curvaceous shapes finely crisscross into a pattern of tightly wound lines across spacious wooden blocks in the Post Oak series. 

Center for Marine Science in the News: Troy Alphin interviewed about his North Carolina Shellfish Siting Tool

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While many restaurants in the Cape Fear region offer shellfish on the menu, most of it isn't coming from local waters. “North Carolina consumes a lot more shellfish than it produces,” said Troy Alphin, a researcher at the UNCW Center for Marine Science.

UNCW Psychology Department, Professor Carol Pilgrim to Be Honored for Contributions in the Field of Behavior Analysis

StarNews
UNCW’s Department of Psychology and professor Carol Pilgrim will receive prestigious awards for their work from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA). The department has been named the 2017 recipient of the Award for Enduring Contributions to Behavioral Analysis, and Pilgrim will receive the 2017 Award for Distinguished Service to Behavior Analysis.

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Aug 8

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Aug 17

Fall Classes Begin 

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