UNCW in the News

Sept. 23-27

PAL Hoops partners with UNCW student athletes
WECT
The Police Athletic League is partnering with University of North Carolina Wilmington students and student athletes to give kids in the Hoops program a chance to meet a mentor who values both athletics and education.

Indian summer?
Star News
A copy just arrived in the mail of “The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies” by David La Vere (University of North Carolina Press, $30). a Vere is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is its resident specialist on Native Americans.

UNCW Women's Soccer Blanks CCU To Win Third Straight
Beach Carolina Magazine
Sophomore Katrina Guillou scored in the 10th minute and freshman Lissa Rahkola made four saves to record her first career shutout as UNCW defeated Coastal Carolina, 1-0.
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With new waves of investment, Wilmington's innovation economy is on the rise
WRAL
An overflow crowd of 250 plus attended the grand opening of the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE, led by the CIE’s Executive Director Jim Roberts.

Banned books at UNCW
Star News
Banned Books Week began Sunday (Sept. 22) and at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Randall Library is joining in the celebration.

UNCW update: Women’s soccer wins four straight, volleyball off to record start
Port City Daily
UNCW scored three times in the first half to cruise to a 3-1 victory.

Frequent Social Media Use Is the New Normal
New York Times
Bruce McKinney is a communication studies professor at the University of NorthCarolina Wilmingtonand found thatTwitter, like Facebook, has become part of the national psyche.

Despite complaints, books remain on local library shelves
WECT
"We have more access to information through the internet. So the idea of censoring access to information is so foreign to us. But it does still happen," said Anne Pemberton, a librarian at UNCW.

Eccentric Overload
Encore
Full of outrageous moments and extraordinary people, the play “Sordid Lives” represents a larger picture: learning to accept those who seem different. Director Ed Wagenseller, who also teaches theatre at UNCW, has never been a fan of the ordinary or expected.

UNCW golf in SC, Lady Seahawks announce CAA hoops schedule
Port City Daily
Payne McLeod and Stefan Brewer led the UNCW charge on Monday as the Seahawks.

New UNCW project aims to create profitable products
Star News
It’s the Marine Biotechnology in North Carolina program. UNCW officials see it as a place where science researchers can meet with biotechnology businessmen and create the next profitable product from the sea.

NCTA Tech Tour stops at UNCW center
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The North Carolina Technology Association tech tour stopped by the new UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship as part of its statewide initiative.

UNCW students allowed back in dorm following gas leak
WECT
UNCW students are being allowed back into Graham-Hewlett Hall following a gas leak late Wednesday night.

Hook, Line, and Picture
NPR
When Courtney Johnson, an Assistant Professor of Photography and Gallery Director in the Department of Art & Art History at UNCW moved to Wilmington, she knew she would need to find a new inspiration for her projects.

Comic's family feeds his 'Sordid Lives'
Star News
Shores will be on hand Oct. 5 for a performance of his 1996 play "Sordid Lives" by the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Department of Theatre.

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Urban fish “masculinized” by chemicals, says study
Central Valley Business Times
Endocrine disrupting chemicals are known to cause physiological and behavioral abnormalities in fish. "The DNA sequence for a hormone receptor in a fish isn't that different from the DNA sequence for a hormone receptor in a human," says lead author Susanne Brander, an assistant professor at UNCW.

Dolphin washes up at Surf City; testing to see if it had deadly disease
WECT
Officials with UNCW's Marine Mammal Stranding Program confirm that a mature bottle-nosed female dolphin washed up at Surf City Sunday afternoon.

Local beaches swept clean
Lumina News
About 150 people participated in the Wrightsville Beach portion of the North Carolina Big Sweep on Saturday, Sept. 21, included were 66 participants from the University of North Carolina Wilmington Swim Team.

Music of Mozart, words of Einstein
Star News
The 2013-14 Chamber Music Wilmington (CMW) season opener is on Sunday at UNCW's Beckwith Recital Hall is a program titled "Einstein: Speaking of Mozart."

Grammy nominees among the UNCW faculty playing as Jazz With Strings Friday
Port City Daily
Michael D'Angelo is one of two Grammy-nominatedUNCWprofessors in Jazz With Strings, a group that performs a benefit concert tomorrow.

UNCW students put their 'sordid lives' on display
WECT-TV6
Students at UNCW are generating laughs with a dark comedy. Their first production of the year is Del Shores'Sordid Lives

ACT test gaining more popularity in NC
Star News
"It used to be that we would tell students that the SAT was the measuring stick that everyone used because it was the only way for us to compare all our students," said Terry Curran, associate provost for enrollment management at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Army Ground Forces Band to perform at UNCW
WWAY
The Army Ground Forces Band will be making music atUNC Wilmingtonsoon. It will make the trip from Fort Bragg to the Port City as it joins theUNCWWind Symphony for a combined performance Thursday, Oct.3.

UNCW's McLeod named CAA Golfer of the Week
WECT
Drexel sophomore Christopher Crawford and UNCW senior Payne McLeod were selected as the CAA Men's Golfers of...

UNCW men's hoops open fall practice Friday
Port City Daily
With the 2013-14 schedule finalized and fall conditioning drills in the books, the UNCW men's basketball team officially opens fall practice.



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