Department News and Events
- Taking the Pulse on Poverty Wilmington Star News-March 19,2014
- 19 Years of Classes Leads to UNCW Degree Student Donna Carlton-Star News-February 27, 2014
- Snap Challenge Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Student Savannah Bryson-Star News-November 13, 2013
- N.C. professor’s book looks at death-row inmates cleared of wrongdoing (Discusion of Life After Death Row: Exonerees’ Search for Community and Identity by Saundra Westervelt and Kimberly Cook).
Christopher Gergen and Stephen Martin, News and Observer, June
- Questioning the abortion worldview (Dr. Adams is quoted in this news article on the abortion debate).
Dave Sterrett, The Washington Post - May 30, 2013
- Book details hardships of freed death row inmates (Discusion of Life After Death Row: Exonerees’ Search for Community and Identity by Saundra Westervelt and Kimberly Cook).
Robert C. Lopez, News-Record - January 25, 2013
- 'Final Gift' film gives purpose to victims of crime (Dr. Cook is quoted, student club and CJ students are mentioned).
Cassie Foss, Star News - February 8, 2013
- Violent crimes decreasing in area schools (Dr. Maume is quoted). Brian Freskos, Star News - January 27, 2013
- Cleared death-row inmates need help adjusting to the world outside prison (Dr. Cook's research as a "public service").
Editorial, Star News - January 16, 2013
- Exonerated death row inmates readjust to society after release (Dr. Cook's research is mentioned)
Brian Freskos, Star News - January 11, 2013
- More success solving violent crimes than property crimes (Dr. Irwin is quoted)
Star News - December 2, 2012
- Home-grown food is just a click away for Coastal residents
Breanna Walden, News 14 Carolina - May 7, 2012
- My little Bronies find local herd (Dr. Donna King is quoted)
Jim Ware, Star News - May 5, 2012
- Speaker: Affordable Care Act important to U.S. (Sociology & Criminology Dept. was a cosponsor of this event)
Jim Ware, Star News - March 28, 2012
- Authorities try to get handle on fraud cases
Brian Freskos, Star News - January 18, 2012
- Drop in Wilmington Crime Rate Reflects National Decline
Brian Freskos, Star News - December 19, 2011
- City launches Gun Crime Reduction Task Force
Star News - December 16, 2011
- School gardens teach appreciation of food -- of plants, how to grow them
Brandy Swart, Star News - November 21, 2011
- Governor Honors Feast Down East Partnership with Award for Small Business Innovation
Dana Fischetti, UNCW News & Events - November 10, 2011
- How many slaves work for you? Website Explores Global Issue (Dr. Yunus Kaya is quoted)
Michelle Li, WECT - November 10, 2011
- UNC Wilmington among Elite Group of Universities Producing Faculty Fulbright Scholars
Dana Fischetti, UNCW News & Events - November 3, 2011
- Is Occupy Wall Street bad for the American Dream? (Dr. Steve McNamee is quoted)
Kate Dailey, BBC News - October 13, 2011
- Feast Down East aims to promote local farmers, fishermen
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
- June 16, 2011
- New campaign will promote local produce for area schools
Jason Gonzales, Star News - March 14, 2011
- Volunteers hope to take a bite out of childhood obesity
Breanna Walden, News 14 Carolina - March 2, 2011
- Area schools battle perception of violence in classrooms (Dr. Mike Maume is quoted)
Amanda Greene, Star News - February 9, 2011
- Tight law enforcement budgets affecting public safety (Dr. Darrell Irwin is quoted)
Brian Freskos, Star News - February 5, 2011
- Feast Down East focuses on local farms
WWAY TV3 - February 4, 2011
- Wilmington Crime Rate Compares with Larger Cities (Drs. Kim Cook and Randy LaGrange are quoted)
Brian Freskos, Star News - November 4, 2010
- UNC Wilmington Public Sociology Students to Present on Community-Based Research at Breakfast Event April 27
Dana Fischetti, UNCW News & Events - April 26, 2010
- Schools Face Roadblock to Buy-Local Food Effort
K. J. Williams, Star News - April 14, 2010
- Hillcrest Community Gardens
Allison Ballard, WILMA Magazine - April 2010
- Hillcrest Class Teaches Kids About Healthy Eating
Chelsea Kellner, Star News - March 17, 2010
- UNCW Public Sociology Students Build Community and Promote Health
Amanda Smith, The Seahawk - October 14, 2009
- Sociologist ranked 8th BEST job in the U.S.
Sarah E. Needleman, Wall Street Journal - January 6, 2009
- Dr. Donna King recently participated in the a viewing of the documentary "Miss Representation," presented by New Hanover County's Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force of the Rape Crisis Center, Inc. in partnership with UNCW's Women's Studies and Resource Center. Dr. King spoke on "Media Images and Violence Against Women."
- Congratulations to former Criminology graduate Jennifer Reingle (class of 2005) for being the first graduate of the University of Florida's Doctorate in Epidemiology!
- Congratulations to Drs. Kim Cook and Donna King for being featured at UNCW as feminists! The Women’s Studies Student Organization is featuring UNCW Feminists through the month of November.
- Congratulations to Kim Lancaster, Erin O'Donnell, Hillary Geen, and Dr. Leslie Hossfeld for having their research, "The Challenges and Rewards of Community-Based Research and Scholarly Engagement," published in the Elon University issue of Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring.
- Congratulations to Kim Lancaster, Amanda Smith, Lindsay Carrier, Joanna Dick, Elizabeth Dodson, Hillary Geen, Jessica Glovas, Lacey Hancock, Erin O'Donnell, and Allison Whitley, for their research: "Building Community Capacity in Resource Poor Neighborhoods: Community-University Partnerships" to be published in the Fall issue of peer-reviewed research journal Explorations.
- Congratulations to Criminology major Kevin Whitley for being awarded the Troy Carr Scholarship, honoring 1992 UNCW graduate Troy Douglas Carr, who was tragically shot and killed in the line of duty. Agent Carr’s family and friends have established a scholarship fund in his memory.
- Congratulations to Sociology major Kristen VanDeusen and Criminology major Amber Baker for being awarded the UNCW Bookstore Scholarship in May 2010!
- Congratulations to Dr. Leslie Hossfeld and MA Grad Student and WHA-UNCW Community Campus Coordinator Kim Lancaster for being awarded $500 in funding to support the Public Sociology programs at the WHA-UNCW Community Campus!
- View video of our Public Sociology Students making a presentation to the Wilmington City Council (external site) on April 20, 2010 (presentation begins 40 minutes into the video and lasts for approximately 10 minutes). Based on their recommendations, the City Council made a motion to take action!
- Lindsey Jeralds, a student in the Criminology and Public Sociology Masters Program, was been awarded a highly competitive graduate internship at the Government Accountability Office for the summer! The Government Accountability Office (GAO) (external site) supports the U.S. Congress by conducting original research and analysis to assess how well federally-funded programs are operating and assist with the development of legislation and appropriation reviews.
- Public Sociology student Amanda Smith had her research accepted at the 2010 Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Conference in Richmond (external site).
- Our own Dr. Darrell Irwin was awarded the Global Citizen Award.