UNCW in the News

Sept. 30-Oct. 4

Editorial - New UNCW marine center opens possibilities for new business ventures
Star News
Gov. Pat McCrory's mantra has been that NC universities must do a better job marrying education with the real world and UNCW's newest "campus" provides an excellent model for how to accomplish that goal.

Democratic campaign strategist, activist Brazile to speak at UNCW
Star News
Veteran campaign strategist and Democratic activist Donna Brazile will give a lecture as part of the UNCW Presents series 7 p.m.Monday.

UNCW professor makes studying penguins his life work
Star News
Taking care not to face-plant on glacial ice floes, digging through debris from polar birds' nests, dodging painful smacks from Adelie penguin flippers - all in a day's work for Steve Emslie, a biology and marine biology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

No pesticides for manager of self-sustaining Kresge Greenhouse
Star News
The Kresge Greenhouse at the University of North Carolina Wilmington exists to serve a utilitarian purpose: growing plants for the faculty and staff of the department of biology and marine biology to use during lab sessions.

'The Conjuring' writers to attend UNCW screening
Star News
The screenwriters of locally filmed horror blockbuster “The Conjuring” will attend two showings of the film at University of North Carolina Wilmington next week.

Community leaders reaffirm commitment in wake of recent violence
Star News
Conference planned, Peacemakers United: Building Safer Communities, sponsored by the Wilmington Police Department, the University of North Carolina Wilmington Criminology and Sociology Department, Boots on the Ground and the Wilmington police recreation program.

Book review - Clash for Carolinas 300 years ago
Star News
Not many academics these days write in vernacular English. One happy exception is David La Vere, professor of history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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 Friday at Trask Coliseum.

Hawks swoop on hoops practices
Star News
UNCW coach Buzz Peterson is jumping right in Friday afternoon, with five practices at Trask Coliseum in the first three days.

Local effects of federal shutdown expected to be minimal, at least initially
WECT
It appears a partial federal government shutdown would have a limited effect on residents of Southeastern NC, at least in the short term.UNCW students who receive federal financial aid and research that's underway probably won't be affected, according to Mark Lanier, assistant to the chancellor.

New state law allows guns on public school campuses
WECT
Ryan Ward, a student at UNCW, said he's not worried about the potential increase in firearms. "I have always viewed UNCW as a rather safe campus," he said.

Shelby native presents at international conference
Shelby Star
UNCW’s Andrew Harnage, Doug Flagg, Amber Whittemore and Dr. Devon Simmonds will present their publication of a model-driven development of CorkBoard at the WORLDCOMP International Software Engineering Research and Practice 2013 Conference.

From Nut and Honey to “Night of the Comet”
Star News
Book lovers will suffer a sweet agony Tuesday night (Oct. 1) - two terrific book events, happening at almost exactly the same time. One reading will be with UNCW alumnus George Bishop Jr. from his new novel, “The Night of the Comet,” at 7:30 p.m.

UNCW, CFCC weekend report
Port City Daily
UNCW claimed its Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) opener with a 1-0 win over conference newcomer College of Charleston (S.C.) on Saturday asJack Ward’s goal in the 48th minute proved to be the difference.

Farm Bureau provides funds to research station
Star News
While New Hanover is not anywhere close to a top-ranking agricultural production county, marine and biological research conducted at the University of North Carolina Wilmington contributes greatly.

Educating Excellence
Encore
UNCW’s season-opener hits a win with ‘Sordid Lives’

Evolving with TV
Encore
Courtney Johnson, professor of photography and director of the Art Gallery at the Cultural Arts Building on UNCW’s campus, shows interest in the world’s changing relationship with TV.

A red-letter literary day
Star News
At the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Jason Mott, author of “The Returned,” gives a reading at his alma mater at 7 p.m. Oct. 3

The Seahawk: A look back at 65 years of UNCW's student newspaper
Port City Daily
The student newspaper - started just a year after Wilmington College, now UNC Wilmington, opened its doors - celebrated its 65th anniversary Friday.

Seahawks, Vols rally for young swimmer
Port City Daily
The UNCW swim teams dove into the rolling waters of Wrightsville Beach early Saturday, cruising through the open ocean to raise money for a young swimmer.

Leaders of key area businesses meet to discuss future
Star News
Martin said that the community colleges and the University of North Carolina Wilmington were instrumental in his company's growth and success, with 58 percent of his employees either students or graduates of UNCW.

Army Ground Forces Band unable to perform at UNCW due to government shutdown
WWAY
The Army Ground Forces Band was scheduled to perform in a joint concert but must cancel due to lack of funding. The UNCW Wind Symphony and Chamber Winds still set to perform Thursday night.

A look at UNCW men's basketball, Midnite Madness on Friday
Port City Daily
The men’s basketball team gets an early start to practice this season during UNCW’s annual “Midnite Madness.”

iPlant delivers free big data tech to the bioscience community
GCN.com
The National Science Foundation recently renewed a $50 million grant to a group of universities, one being UNCW, that have taken an innovative approach to delivering big data tools to plant science researchers who might not have the resources for them.

Test City' looks at switch to digital
Star News
"I think it's interesting how much (TV) seems to have changed from a very tactile, sculptural object in your house – this giant television set – to these really slim, streamlined screens," said UNCW assistant professor Courtney Johnson.

Review - Emotional comedy explores small-town bigotry
Star News
They've got a strong grip on us, that's for sure, and it's a psychic hold that Del Shores exploits with profane humor, vivid emotion and deep insight in his comic play "Sordid Lives," which ends its run at the Mainstage Theatre in UNCW's Cultural Arts Building on Sunday.

If Seahawks seem more defensive, that's good
Star News
Finding a way to allow fewer points is top priority for the UNCW men's basketball team this season.



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