Michael White's Connections
In 2012, Michael White was selected to serve as the chair of the creative writing department and his students successfully nominated him for the 2012 UNCW Graduate Mentor Award. White’s role as a teacher lets him share what he’s learned and, he says, his most valued accomplishments are in the classroom. “I’ve always found the classroom to be the most exciting place in my life,” White says.
Pay Attention to Julian Keith’s Neurofeedback Research
Though two and a half million American children currently take medication for ADHD, as well as one and a half million adults, individuals with the disorder face several difficult truths. Prescription medication will not provide relief for as many as forty percent of them. The remainder may experience adverse side effects that outlast or overshadow benefits. Among students, meanwhile, evidence is slim that prescription medication leads to better academic performance. But Professor Julian Keith, a neuroscientist in the Department of Psychology, has good news to share.
Larry Cahoon Extracts Value from Waste
Larry Cahoon, a marine biologist at UNCW, specializes in aquatic ecology. Two decades ago, he and colleagues began to notice unprecedented algae blooms along the North Carolina coast. The source of these bacterial blooms initially was a mystery, but soon Cahoon realized the changes in water quality coincided with an emergent local hog industry. As swine production increased in North Carolina, so had swine waste.
Paul Castagno, UNCW Professor of Theatre, has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholar award to the United Kingdom beginning this December for the spring 2014 semester. Castagno is the first UNCW professor to be named a Fulbright Scholar to the UK, the most competitive of the Fulbright countries, and will be in residence at the University of York researching the work of playwright, Alan Ayckbourn.
Tom Coombs, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was recently awarded a grant for $50,000 from the American Chemical Society's PRF fund for his research on "Synthesis and Cycloadditions of Alkyl-substituted Siloles and Exploration of Strained Bicyclic Silane Reactivity."