UNCW in the News

Sept. 24-28

Young money managers launch hedge fund focused on macro global events
Hedge Week
Lumina Investments, founded and managed by three North Carolina college students, has opened its first hedge fund that seeks to capitalise on the growing influence of "macro events" on the behaviour of global financial markets.

Voter registration drive held on UNCW campus to encourage young voice in Nov.
Charlotte - News14.com - Election day is fast approaching and on Thursday, the focus was getting the younger generations involved. A voter registration drive was held on UNCW's campus to encourage college students to make their voices heard.
...registration drive was held on UNCW's campus to encourage college students to make their voices heard. According to the New Hanover County Board...

UNCW hires Kawczynski as community partnerships specialist
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The University of North Carolina Wilmington has hired Bill Kawczynski as a community partnerships specialist, the school announced Thursday. According to a press release, Kawczynski will assist UNCW’s growing partnership efforts “by supporting existing initiatives throughout the region and beyond,

UNCW begins new season of shows with southern classic
WECT-TV6
UNCW begins new season of shows with southern classic ...

Former Marine facing out-of-state costs granted in-state tuition by ...
WECT-TV6
UNCW is in the process of expanding its website for military members interested in studying at the campus. Officials hope to have it up and ...

Young Money Managers Launch Hedge Fund Focused on Macro Global Events
The Austin American Statesman - Mediawebsite.net
/PRNewswire/ -- Lumina Investments, LLC, founded and managed by three North Carolina college students, has opened its first hedge fund that seeks to
capitalize on the growing influence of "macro events" on the behavior of global financial markets.

North Carolina College Students Launch Hedge Fund
FINalternatives
Three North Carolina college students will surely get credit for this extracurricular activity: They've launched a global macro hedge fund. Elliot Carol,
Marcus Varsano and Ryan Mahoney formed Lumina Investments in 2011.

Bay View Funding Names Eakins, VP, Regional Sales Manager
ABF Journal
Bay View Funding announced the addition of Patrick Eakins as vice president, regional sales manager, based in Nashville…
...transportation companies solve their cash-flow needs. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina...

Psychology's visionary
American Psychological Association
For more than 20 years, neuropsychologist Antonio Puente has been working to ensure psychology's seat at the health-care table. Puente, who is also a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and co-director of a bilingual mental...

Eshelman says leave politics out of it
StarNewsOnline.com
Fred Eshelman responded Wednesday to criticisms about his role in the strategic planning process for the University of North Carolina system,
saying those involved in the process "check their politics at the door.
...also includes general administration staff and university chancellors, including UNCW chancellor Gary Miller. Eshelman, also a member of the UNC...

“Wayward Girls” at bookstore
Star News Online Blogs
A quick reminder: Anne Russell and Melton McLaurin will be talking with the local assembly of the N.C. Writers’ Network. McLaurin, a professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is noted as the author of Celia:

New technology building to create better research, more jobs
WSFX FOX 26 News
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A new state of the art teaching lab at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is creating opportunities for students and faculty.
...(WECT) - A new state of the art teaching lab at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is creating opportunities for students and faculty. Administrators...

Cultural Resources Announces New Deputy State Archaeologist
NC Cultural Resources Newsroom
RALEIGH–The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources announces the hiring of John W. Morris III as deputy state archaeologist and head of the state’s Underwater Archaeology Branch at Kure Beach.
...years of field experience. His undergraduate studies were at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he was graduated with honors...

Tickets to Magic Johnson speech go quickly; still chance to win on GMC
WWAY NewsChannel 3
"I think it's going to be a wonderful event, especially for the youth and New Hanover County to get someone of this magnitude to come to town to speak about the trials and tribulations of what he's gone through to get where he is," UNCW Assistant ...

Banned books at UNCW
Star News Online Blogs
Banned Books week officially begins Sunday, Sept. 30, and runs through Oct. 6 this year. Randall Library at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is getting an early start, though.
and runs through Oct. 6 this year. Randall Library at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is getting an early start, though. Their banned...

Diabetes educator joins University Physicians
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Wooley University Physicians, a service of SEAHEC (South East Area Health Education Center), hired Linda Wooley to the practice’s its endocrinology division.
hired Linda Wooley to the practice s its endocrinology division. A graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wooley is a national...

How Some Colleges Are Improving Black Graduation Rates
Yahoo! News| While college-degree attainment for black students remains persistently low, some colleges and universities are implementing programs that are helping boost graduation rates, a new study shows. The top public universities that saw graduation rates increase: University of North Carolina-Wilmington: up 21.4 percent, to 61.4 percent.

UNCW holds public forums on testing
Star News Online Blogs
One of the most-debated parts of education are all the tests that go along with it. What’s better for college applications, the SAT or the ACT? How should end-of-grade tests be administered? How much testing is too much testing?

Cape Fear River study examines effects of dredging
StarNewsOnline.com
A decade-long study monitoring potential effects of dredging on the Cape Fear River found no clear evidence that deepening of the shipping channel changed the tides or salinity of the waterway.
...flooding," said Lynn Leonard, chair of the geology department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, which partnered with the Army Corps of Engineers...

Fegley named UNCW director
JDNews.com (AP)
Morehead City resident Jill Fegley has been named director of the UNCW Onslow County Extension site. She has held positions in academe, governmental organizations and the private sector.

Dreams fulfilled - Paradise to those who came here
StarNewsOnline.com
Now happily in their second decade as professors in the UNC Wilmington department of chemistry and biochemistry, they offer the story of exchanging wedding vows as a microcosm of their
frustration with the suffocating straight and narrow of Europe.

Lookout Books star heads NCWN lineup
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
Pearlman's collection “Binocular Vision” was the first volume issued by Lookout Books, the literary imprint of the creative writing department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Released last year, it won the National Book Critics Circle ...

Expert to discuss Afro-Columbian hip-hop
California Lutheran University
Christopher Dennis, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, will discuss his new book, “Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop: Globalization, Transcultural Music, and Ethnic Identities."


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