Mission Statement

Have you read our
mission statement lately?

Here is a video (posted on YouTube) produced by
UNCW Communication Studies
students about the
mission of CAS.
Check it out!

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We Are UNCW recognizes
multiple members of
College of Arts and Sciences

Review - Time-travel tale features plenty of Port City references
Not too many science fiction novels have been set in Wilmington, so it's faint praise to say Derek Nikitas, who earned his MFA in the UNCW creative writing department, has written one of the best.


UNCW professor receives prestigious award
UNCW’s Dr. Steve Ross (Marine Biology) has been honored with the National Oceanographic Partnership’s Excellence in Partnering Award for hisresearch on deepwater ocean canyons. This the second major award given by the federal government for this project.

EXPLORATION OF THE HUMAN PSYCHE: UNCW drama students pull off outstanding performances
“‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore” is one of the more interesting shows I’ve seen at UNCW in a while. UNCW’s version produces it with surprisingly strong performances by talented young actors who manage to bring a dense nearly 400-year-old text to life and fuel it with vigor and passion.

NC Campus Compact Presents Community Impact Award to UNCW CAS Senior Steven Nunez
UNCW senior Steven Núñez received a Community Impact Award Nov. 7 from North Carolina Campus Compact in recognition of his outstanding leadership and service.

Port City prose and poetry
Lumina News
Twenty-seven Wilmington novelists, essayists and poets joined forces to create an anthology of fiction and nonfiction literature that depicts the Port City’s vibrant past and present. Emily Louise Smith, who oversees the publishing laboratory at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, contributed an essay about running on Wrightsville Beach titled “Winter Beach Run.”

UNCW's Creative Writing Department Chair Michael White
on the New Yorkers National Book Awards Longlist
for Non Fiction

click HERE to see full article

Local coalition to host public forum on water supply
The Coastal Federation has joined with the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors (WRAR) and the University of North Carolina Wilmington Master of Public Administration program to form the Three Star Alliance. The alliance's first project is to host a forum on water issues: the 2015 Water Supply Summit, scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28. The event will feature a variety of experts on water resources.

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College of Arts and Sciences

'Macbeth,' 'Mary Poppins' lead Wilmington
Theater Award nominations

UNCW faculty and students are among the 2016 StarNews Media Wilmington Theater Awards nominees that were announced Monday during a ceremony at TheatreNOW.

Forging a water alliance
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The N.C. Coastal Federation, the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors and the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Master of Public Administration program, formed the Three Star Alliance to host a recent water summit and plan to hold similar issue-oriented events in the future.

Edgerton wins Wolfe Prize
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Clyde Edgerton, a member of the creative writing faculty at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is the recipient of the 2015 Thomas Wolfe Prize.The prize, bestowed by UNC-Chapel Hill each October in honor of Wolfe, its illustrious alumnus, recognizes “contemporary writers with distinguished bodies of work.”

Matthew Neill Null

He’s been hailed a powerful new literary voice, and in Matthew Neill Null’s debut novel, “Honey From the Lion,” readers are thrust into avividly captivatingworld wrought with trials and tribulations along theWest Virginia Alleghenies. He read Tuesday as part of UNCW’s Writers’ Week.

UNCW Biologist Receives Grant from
Binational Science Foundation

Susanna Lopez-Legentil, a faculty member in the UNCW Department of Biology and Marine Biology and Center for Marine Science, is the U.S.-led Principal Investigator of a grant awarded by the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF).

UNCW hatchery creates faster-growing oysters
Lumina News
UNCW’s hatchery opened in 2010 and now, they are not only breeding faster-growing oysters, but they are also exploring the feasibility of farming other, even more valuable shellfish, like scallops.

Arts and Design Research Incubator links
art, science and research

The Daily Collegian Online
Andrew Belser began his own project, called “Face.Age,” during his time as a faculty member at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The project is a film installation about “cross-generational interaction,” Belser said, where young and old participants examine each other’s faces on camera.

Patterson helping grow computer science at UNCW
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
In her role as chair of University of North Carolina Wilmington’s computer science department, Laurie Patterson helps plan new programs to address the rapid pace of technological change.

UNCW Professor to Lead American Psychological Association
Antonio Puente, Ph.D., a psychology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has been elected 2017 president of the 122,500-member American Psychological Association.

UNCW Announces New Doctoral Programs in Psychology
and Nursing Practice

Two new doctoral programs will enhance the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s academic offerings and help meet health care needs in the state, the university announced. At its October meeting, the UNC Board of Governors approved programs leading to Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees. With the addition of these terminal degrees, UNC Wilmington will offer a total of four doctoral programs.

Welcome to CAS

The arts and sciences are the academic core of the university.
At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

In CAS we offer a full range of undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences. We also ensure a comprehensive educational experience for all UNCW students through our University Studies offerings.
Many of our departments offer master’s programs, and terminal degree programs are available in Marine Biology (Ph.D.) and Creative Writing (MFA).

Applied learning—the kind of learning in which students gain
hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields—is a hallmark of the student experience in CAS, and a key feature that makes us distinctive. Our faculty also sets us apart. CAS faculty members are first-rate researchers who are committed to the integration of their scholarly work with powerful teaching in and beyond the classroom. You can find a wealth of information on this website about our academic programs, and about the great work done by our faculty and students.

Explore freely, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or need more information.

Contact us:

College of Arts and Sciences-University of North Carolina Wilmington
Bear Hall Deans Suite Room 146
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5912
Phone: 910.962.3111 Fax: 910.962.3114
Email: murrayd@uncw.edu


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