UNCW in the News

June 11-15

Local couple improves health through Paleo diet
Trading Charts
Star-News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Tammy Jackson swears she hasn't blown her nose in seven months. The credit, she said, goes to a change in diet.
...Diet and Weight Watchers. Courtney Simmons, the campus dietitian at University of North Carolina Wilmington, said some of the students on campus...

Aquarius Becomes Home For Astronauts to Train for Outer Space
TopNews
An underwater ocean laboratory, Aquarius located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary would be home to astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburgerm who would be spending over two week on the floor of Atlantic Ocean.
...of 60 feet. It is owned by NOAA and is operated by the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Dottie would be a part of a four member team...

Plastic bag ban revisited
Lumina News
New Hanover County Commissioner Jason Thompson revived discussion of a countywide bag ban during a joint meeting of commissioners and Town of Wrightsville Beach Aldermen on Friday, June 8.
Ahlum, a Wrightsville Beach resident and a member of the University of North Carolina Wilmington s administration is joined in the argument...

CAA raises exit fee to $1M, selects UNCW's Bass as President
WECT TV6
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WECT) – The Colonial Athletic Association's Council of Presidents met in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday to finish its annual meetings. UNCW Director of Athletics Jimmy Bass was selected to begin a
two-year term as conference President and UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller will serve as Cha
...selected to begin a two-year term as conference President and UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller will serve as Chair of the Council of Presidents for two...

They met, they spoke
Star News Online Blogs
The CAA Presidents Council wrapped up its meetings today and the league office promptly issued an official release stating the results of those meetings.
...wide range of topics. As reported here last month, UNCW chancellor Gary Miller was appointed chair of the President s Council and athletic director...

Chautauqua Writers’ Festival June 14-17
ObserverToday.com
CHAUTAUQUA - Six award-winning writers will visit Chautauqua Institution for the 9th annual Chautauqua Writers' Festival, nationally recognized by Poets & Writer's Magazine as one of 50 notable writers' festivals in the United States.
...is co-sponsored by Clarion University, Penn State Erie and University of North Carolina Wilmington. Chautauqua is also the home of the oldest...

"Beach to Bedside" Study Focuses on Effects of Inhaled ToxinsBio-Medicine
Researchers at University of North Carolina Wilmington announce the co... Preliminary studies with red tide toxin have revealed four new no...In addition to UNCW project collaborators include the Centers for.
...Bedside" Study Focuses on Effects of Inhaled Toxins Researchers at University of North Carolina Wilmington announce the co... Preliminary studies...

Business and Management Education Gears Up for Globalization
The Moscow Times
Globalization is changing education and these changes are becoming more and more pronounced with every passing year since the Bologna Process was initiated in 1999.
...of the Bologna Process was to remove the obstacles to student mobility and facilitate the implementation of academic programs that prepare students...

NASA Aquanauts Train For Asteroid Mission In 'Aquarius' Underwater Research Base
The Huffington Post
NASA aquanauts are conducting research as part of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations program (NEEMO). By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 06/12/2012 07:37 AM EDT on SPACE.
...U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and managed by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The 81-ton Aquarius measures..

African American school documentary to be screened
StarNewsOnline.com
A sixth-grade math teacher's award-winning documentary on two of Pender County's historic African-American schools will be screened this week during a national conference at Tuskegee University.
...documentary is a collection of the oral histories of those who attended and worked at Canetuck Rosenwald School and the Pender County Training...

NASA astronauts train for deep space mission deep below the sea
The Christian Science Monitor (AP)
Because NASA's NEEMO missions put participants in a hostile, alien environment, they're good analogs for expeditions to asteroids, planets, moons or other space destinations, officials said.
...U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and managed by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The 81-ton Aquarius measures...

NASA launches mock asteroid mission under the sea
Fox News
Steve Squyers maneuvers to an anchor point on "asteroid" rock wall during one of the extravehicular activities.NASA Four aquanauts descended to an undersea research base off the Florida Keys Monday (June 11), kicking off a 12-day mission designed to help future spaceflyers explore near-Earth astero
...U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and managed by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The 81-ton Aquarius measures...

2012 NSSA National Interscholastic Championships presented by Nike heads to ...
Surfline.com Surf News
Schools competing in the National College Championships are: San Diego State-Black, San Diego State-Red, University of North Carolina Wilmington, UC Santa Barbara-Gold, UC Santa Barbara-Blue, Florida Institute of Technology, Mira Costa-Red, ...

Masons present scholarships
WeirtonDailyTimes.com
The Scottish Rite Masons of Steubenville awarded scholarship money May 11. The members of the Valley of Steubenville annually present scholarships to the children and/or grandchildren of members of the valley and graduates of the Masonic Learning Center.
...Center. Awarded the Leon Abbott Scholarship were Megan E. Albert, a student at the University of North Carolina/Wilmington, and Issac E. Seevers,

Beached whale died of injuries from boat strike
StarNewsOnline.com
An approximately 2-year-old, 18-foot male minke whale that washed up on Carolina Beach in December died of chronic injuries from a boat strike, according to necropsy results.
...state's marine mammal stranding program and a marine biologist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, which spearheaded the autopsy.

Secular Student Alliance attracting support on UNCW campus
WHQR
Of the more than 220 student organizations on the UNCW campus, 16 are registered as religious. While most of those religious organizations are Christian, Amanda Greene of Wilmington Faith and Values tells us about a new atheist student organization making the scene on campus.

Out There
The Buffalo News (AP)
Flags’ farewell A U.S. flag retirement ceremony will be held this afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. at Forest Lawn in Buffalo near the gravesite of Sara Hinson, a Buffalo schoolteacher who is credited with being one of the founders of Flag Day.
...are also available. The Writers Festival is co-sponsored by Clarion University, Penn State Erie and University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Walter Maciel Gallery opens first solo exhibition of paintings by Colin Doherty
Artdaily.org
LOS ANGELES, CA.- Walter Maciel Gallery present the first solo exhibition of paintings by Colin Doherty who recently moved to Lexington, Kentucky after 15 years of living in Los Angeles.
...in Atlanta and received his BA in English/Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1992. Doherty is a self-taught...

Research firm teams up with UNCW

Greater Wilmington Business Journal
University of North Carolina at Wilmington students with an interest in studying consumer behavior now have a chance to get real world experience working with data from some of the world’s biggest brands.
...this great institution. Community partnerships are a key element of UNCW Chancellor Gary L. Miller s vision for the university, according to...

Oysters: The new shell game
Charlotte Observer
Senior research assistant Troy Alphin inspects a cage full of experimental oysters being grown in the Inland Waterway by UNCW's Center for Marine Science. Inspecting baby oysters attracted to a spat rack is a muddy job for UNCW research assistant Kyle ...

Reading bill modeled after Florida program reignites debate over social promotion
Charlotte Observer
The Senate bill has been harshly criticized by 19 faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington's school of education. They prepared a 23-point critique that said the bill was wrong-headed on social promotion because “retention is

UNCW's LGBTQIA resource office will soon have a new home
WECT-TV6
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – After some controversy, an office that supports gay and lesbian students on the campus of UNCW is moving into a new home. Some students complained after the university announced plans to move the LGBTQIA resource office.

Bookmarks - Gerard's 'Dreams' on tap for book club
StarNewsOnline.com
By Ben Steelman Gerard, who chairs the creative writing department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, spent a recent weekend leading some 70 people on a Civil War tour for Our State magazine.


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