UNCW in the News

March 4-8

Colleges contribute to economic growth
WHQR
When UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller and Cape Fear Community College President Ted Spring get together, they look for mutually beneficial ways to solve what they call their intractable problems.

Business Brief: Educational institutions can help entrepreneurs increase chances for success
WHQR
Business analysts have differing opinions on the percentage of small businesses that fail – but conventional wisdom puts the number at 80 percent.

Local woman expects missionary trip to be ‘life-changing'
StarNewsOnline.com
The world is not fair to some. They are born poor. They are orphaned. Their very existence is treated with disregard.

UNCW relies on familiarity to draw athletes
StarNewsOnline.com
UNCW, Wilmington's backyard university, recruits locally for almost all of its sports programs. More than half the athletic population comes from North Carolina.
But the school gets squeezed on one side by competitors with less stringent academic ...

Science Olympiad also a time for student journalists to shineStarNewsOnline.com
Young engineers filled the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Hanover Hall on Saturday, flying the planes and launching the catapults they'd created.

Editorial - More than a contest, the Science Olympiad helps prepare future innovators
StarNewsOnline.com
Science and math competitions underscore just how much our students are learning and how much fun those disciplines can be.

Castle Branch to add 420 jobs, build headquarters in Wilmington
StarNewsOnline.com
The announcement comes three weeks after the city of Wilmington and New Hanover County ponied up $500,000 in incentives to help lure the jobs here.

Fracking waste could go to N.C. coastal towns if ban is lifted
CharlotteObserver.com
Forty years ago, when North Carolina banned using deep wells to permanently dump industrial waste, some thought the issue had been decided for good. Now state lawmakers who want to turn North Carolina into the nation’s next fracking hotspot are reopening the case for injecting brines and toxins deep
...accept the waste injections because they are highly absorbent, said retired UNC-Wilmington geology professor Paul Thayer, who has worked for BP,

College leaders quantify support role for Titan Cement
WHQR
When UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller and Cape Fear Community College President Ted Spring get together, they look for mutually beneficial ways to solve what they call their intractable problems.

Marine biotech center hires development director
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
With an eye to identifying potential partners and forging relationships, Wilmington-based Marine Bio-Technologies Center of Innovation (MBCOI) has hired an experienced scientist to build its network with other marine research programs.
Mosca oversees MBCOI s overall strategy and works closely with University of North Carolina Wilmington and several other entities within the...

Marine science program under review
JDNews.com (AP)
Marine science programs across the UNC system, including at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, are getting a thorough examination. The system-wide review of marine science departments, led by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, included self-studies in November…

Dating in the digital age
StarNewsOnline.com
After some ho-hum experiences and one disaster, Bob Russell decided he'd had enough. “I was about ready to give up on online dating,” said the 57-year-old jazz guitarist, a lecturer at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

'Animal Factory' forum to examine river water quality issues
The continued negative impacts of industrial meat-producing facilities such as hog and chicken farms on the quality of the Neuse River are among the topics for an environmental forum Saturday in New Bern.
...implications for us here in New Bern and other places?" UNC-Wilmington research professor Michael Mallin will speak about the water quality conditions...

Education speaker series set to begin
StarNewsOnline.com
The University of North Carolina Wilmington Watson College of Education will be initiating its Public Speaker Series on March 13 with Sonia Nieto speaking on “Finding Joy in Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds” at 5:30 p.m.

ARAMARK Chefs Achieve The Culinary Institute of America's Prestigious ProChef Certification
Yahoo! Finance US
Eleven Chefs sharpen skills through coveted ProChef program
...and Mary Brent Gorman, University of Chicago Mike Obrochta, University of North Carolina, Wilmington About The Culinary Institute of America...

UNCW hoops looks to improve after Rendleman
Gaston Gazette
Together almost every day since September, members of the UNCW men’s basketball program headed their own way after the team returned home from Philadelphia on this past Sunday.

Feast Down East conference highlights local agriculture
Lumina News
Tony Bishop, of the Wilmington Riverfront Farmers’ Market, left, speaks with AJ Labret by the Poplar Grove Plantation Farmers’ Market table during Feast Down East on Friday, March 1, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Burney Center.

Author Beth Terry to teach ‘Plastic Free’ living
Lumina News
On March 11, author and plastic-free activist Beth Terry will join Danielle Richardet, local mother of three and -environmental blogger, and Bonnie Monteleone, blogger for Plastic Ocean, in the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Lumina Theater to discuss the growing problem of plastic pollution.

Editorial - Careful studies needed before state opens its doors to fracking
StarNewsOnline.com
Eastern North Carolina doesn’t have rich black-shale beds that hide large quantities of natural gas, but the coastal plain might get the chemical-laden wastewater
the process produces if state lawmakers approve a process known as hydraulic fracturing in a region near the Triangle.
...suitable for the deep wells. According to Paul Thayer, a University of North Carolina Wilmington professor emeritus of geology, the liquid waste...

Family turns to website to raise life-saving funds
StarNewsOnline.com
Seated at a table outside Port City Java in Wilmington, 2-year-old Holly Larue Frizzelle traces her hand on a scrap of receipt paper and digs through her mom’s
wallet in search of Barbie shoes and sunglasses, pausing occasionally to munch on a cookie.
according to Lauren King, assistant director of annual giving for the University of North Carolina Wilmington. What we know from our alumni is...

It's Tanner Time In Indy For Seahawks
UNCWsports.com
Senior Carly Tanner punched her golden ticket to the NCAA Division I Championships Wednesday, extending her brilliant career.

Keith Rendleman collegeinsider.com CAA Player of the Year
WECT-TV6
The online publication released its conference selections on Thursday afternoon. The League will hand out its awards on Friday. Rendleman led the Seahawks averaging 17 points and 10.5 rebounds while starting all 30 games for UNCW during the 2012-13...

Library series looks at faith in literature
Technology News
When the topic turns to religion, there's always a chance the conversation can get heated.
..."A Prayer for Owen Meany." Bill DiNome, an English professor at UNC-Wilmington, will lead discussion of Irving's novel of skepticism and abiding...

Fracking waste could go to N.C. coastal towns if ban is lifted
Enquirer Herald
Forty years ago, when North Carolina banned using deep wells to permanently dump industrial waste, some thought the issue had been decided for good.
...accept the waste injections because they are highly absorbent, said retired UNC-Wilmington geology professor Paul Thayer, who has worked for BP,

How Avoidable Budget Cuts Will Leave New College Students in a Lurch
Campus Progress
When the lucky applicants admitted to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor's Class of 2017 receive their acceptance letters later this month, most will be toasting the good news.

News & Notes - Education conference; Easter egg hunt; herb and garden fair
StarNewsOnline.com
The University of North Carolina Wilmington will hold a conference 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, March 22, designed to inspire dialogue about the history of education for African Americans.

 


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