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UNCW in the News
August 17 - 21
Thousands of New Seahawks Move in at UNCW
Nearly 4,000 students moved in to UNC Wilmington Saturday for the start of the new school year. Over 1,000 volunteers, from Greek life to sports teams, signed up to help the 2,025 first-year students and 1,425 transfer students.
Additional Coverage: Time Warner Cable News, WNCN, Port City Daily and WWAY
EPA Funds Research on Environmental Impact of Manufactured Chemicals
Six universities will receive nearly $4 million in federal grant funding to study various environmental impacts of manufactured chemicals. The UNCWwill develop a model for measuring endocrine-disrupting chemicals in estuarine and marine environments.
Additional coverage: Sentinel Republic
Local nonprofits receive funds from City Council
The Wilmington City Council unanimously passed a resolution during its Tuesday, Aug. 18 meeting to allocate funding from its newly adopted budget to six local nonprofit organizations. In total, $167,000 will be distributed including $70,000 to the UNCW’s Research Foundation.
Do Whales Get the Bends?
Researchers from the UNCWinvestigated how marine mammals’ tissues absorb nitrogen gas, one of the gases that contributes to the bends. They found that the makeup of the fat affected how much nitrogen gas dissolves in it—and that different species had different fat compositions.
SEASON OF STUNNERS: UNCW Presents and CFCC’s Humanities & Fine Arts Center welcome massive talent to their stages
It’s the start of a new season of live music, dance, one-man-shows, and guest speakers. Between UNCW Presents and the new addition of Cape Fear Community College’s Humanities and Fine Arts Center opening in October, Wilmingtonians have a plethora of performances to choose from in the 2015-2016 season.
"People come here for the love of learning,” says Shelley Morse, director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The UNCW program is one of 119 such programs around the nation founded by retired banker and investor Bernard Osher in 1997 to support continuing education in the fifty-plus-year-old population.
Director Looks to Inspire Local Entrepreneurs
As a businessman, motivational speaker, reporter and published author, the interim director of UNCW's business incubator likes to joke that he's a “serial entrepreneur.” It's that philosophy that Charles “Chuck” Whitlock has brought to his new job at the school's Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE).
Museum Curator Turns to Colonial History
Lori Sanderlin is the curator of education at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport. It's a job she loves, largely because she does a little bit of everything at the museum. She's been interested in the Civil War since taking several courses with Chris Fonvielle Jr. at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Students blast Wrightsville Beach
University of North Carolina Wilmington students play in the ocean near Crystal Pier Tuesday, Aug. 18 during Beach Blast. About 3,000 students attended the annual back-to-school party held by the UNCW campus activities and involvement center.
Seahawks Win Big in the Bahamas
Second-year head coach Kevin Keatts and his revamped club, making its tournament debut, dominated the Bahamas club from the outset at Sir Kendall Isaacs Gymnasium. UNCW built a 48-31 halftime cushion and cruised to the convincing 41-point win from there.
Additional Coverage: Star News
UNCW’s Peacock selected as volleyball preseason CAA Player of the Year
Port City Daily
Senior middle hitter Meredith Peacock was picked by the Colonial Athletic Association’s volleyball coaches as the league’s Preseason Player of the Year and UNCW was votedto finish tied for second behind preseason favorite College of Charleston.
University of Hartford goalkeeper Matt Glaeser has been named an assistant coach for the UNCW women’s soccer team.
Soccer (M): Preseason check-in
UNCW will try to follow up a historic season that included a share of the Colonial Athletic Association regular season title and a home NCAA victory. The Seahawks lose All-CAA picks Jacob VanCompernolle and Jamie Dell, but they’ll return six starters and a couple of others who logged major minutes for coach Aidan Heaney.
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