UNCW in the News

Oct. 1-5

Haitian-American exhibit at Randall Library
Star News Online Blogs
If you enjoyed Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat’s lecture this week at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, you might also enjoy the new photo exhibit in UNCW’ Randall Library.

Kids exposed to a 'startling' amount of background TV, study finds - NY Daily News
NY Daily News
The takeaway for parents? If you're not watching television, turn it off.
...diminish a child's focus during playtime. Researchers from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, University of Amsterdam, and the University...

Voters prepare for Election Day in New Hanover County
Triad - News14.com
NEW HANOVER COUNTY--In just two weeks, polls open in New Hanover County. Early voting runs from October 18 to November 3 and Election Day is November 6.
...Day is November 6. Eager to vote in his first election, UNC Wilmington student Michael Deas went to the board of elections Thursday to change...

Residents look forward to trail
Pearl Gilmore looks forward to the day when her grand-kids can safely ride their bikes to the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail from her house by James E.L. Wade Park.

Cameron School of Business hosts Economic Outlook Conference next week
Lumina News
The ninth annual University of North Carolina Wilmington's Economic Outlook Conference will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9 in the university's Burney Center. The focus of this year's conference will be biotechnology in southeastern North Carolina, and a panel ...

UNCW recognizes Banned Book week
Triad - News14.com
Books are on the walls as well as the shelves in the UNCW library as they celebrate the 30th anniversary of Banned Book week. Covers of banned or challenged books are highlighted in the display along with a description of why each selection was censored at some point…

Pedestrian, bicycle lanes figure big in multi-modal plans
Lumina News
Multi-organizational cooperation will also be key in developing plans that arise from the NHCGP, which Kozlosky said was launched to build on the momentum the
city gained with the development of the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail.
...Wrightsville Beach staff is also developing the Parks and Recreation Open Space Master Plan with Dr. Jim Herstine, a professor at the University...

UNCW cuts ribbon on new psych, environmental studies facility
Lumina News
The new facility will be of great use to students and faculty. Said Professor Gregory Meyer, “We had the classes and the programs, but we didn’t have the facility."

Ann Hood at UNCW
Star News Online Blogs
Author Ann Hood (“The Red Thread,” “The Knitting Circle,” “Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine”) talks with a creative writing class Wednesday (Oct. 3)
talks with a creative writing class Wednesday (Oct. 3) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. (Thanks to UNCW s Caroline Cropp for the...

UNCW appoints new head of university relations
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The University of North Carolina Wilmington has a new strategic communications expert as part of its leadership team. University officials announced the hiring of Janine Iamunno as executive director of university relations.

Background TV: Children who can't tune it out get the most
Blog Directory - The Washington Post
Last week I wrote a post about a new trend among child advocates who are embracing screen time and working to reframe parental attitudes toward technology.
...to, said Matthew Lapierre, a lecturer in communication studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and one of the report authors. A...

Background TV: Children Exposed to Four Hours a Day
Matthew Lapierre, an assistant professor of communications studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and his colleagues conducted the first study to quantify how much background TV young children are exposed to on an average day.

SAGE Announces the Winners to the "Capture the Value of your Library" Charleston Photo Contest
SAGE today announced the winners to the 2012 Charleston Photo Competition titled “Capture the Value of Your Library.” First-place prize winner Gary Moore, coordinator of cataloging from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will receive a travel grant to the 2013 Charleston Conference

Discussion centers on preservation of rural life
LELAND | Those of us who like seeing large farms in the countryside become surprised and disappointed when we see once prosperous farms lost to development or economic problems.
...partnership called the Southeastern North Carolina Food Program at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. It aims to bring consumers...

Ruido de fondo de televisor encendido es una amenaza para los niños de EEUU
Yahoo! Noticias en Español
NUEVA YORK (Reuters Health) - Especialistas advirtieron de que el aparato de televisión encendido en el hogar como ruido de fondo estaría alterando el desarrollo de los niños.
...comentó el autor principal del nuevo estudio, Matthew Lapierre, de University of North Carolina, Wilmington. "Debemos repensar ese tipo de exposición.

Children Get About 5 Hours of Background Television Each Day
Education News
A study published in this month’s issue of Pediatrics magazine finds that children are subjected on average to nearly 4.4 hours of background television every day. Furthermore, African-American children are exposed to more than an hour more of background television than average — for a total of 5.5

UNCW chancellor invited to education forum, White House
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Miller Gary Miller, chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, was scheduled to spend Monday at a forum in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues of innovation in higher education, followed by a visit to the White House.

Background TV a threat to US kids, researchers say
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - According to the first national estimate of background television exposure, young children in the U.S. spend nearly as much time around a switched-on television as they do in school.
...than when there is no such distraction, said Matthew Lapierre of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, who led the new survey. "We definitely...

UNCW Chancellor attends White House education forum
WSFX FOX 26 News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WECT) - UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller is at the White House today with other chancellors and presidents of...

Animal cruelty cases often go unpunished
Throughout years of animal welfare work, Jane O'Brien has frequently encountered the unspeakable. Kittens stomped to death on Wilmington sidewalks. Puppies left unsupervised in the middle of busy downtown streets.
...Anne-Marie Iselin, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. "Violence toward a person or an animal...

Bookmarks - A big day in literary events set at UNCW
Thursday should be a red-letter literary day at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The novelist Ann Hood will deliver the university's Buckner lecture at 4:30 p.m.

Enterprising College Buckaroos Start a Hedge Fund
New York Magazine Blogs
It's been a rough year for hedge funds. Even the best ones have been trying and mostly failing to keep up with the stock market. But a trio of North Carolina college students aren't letting a down year defer their dreams.
...up with the stock market. But a trio of North Carolina college students aren't letting a down year defer their dreams. The undergrad whippersnappers...

Local artist Ivey Hayes dies at 64
Ivey Hayes, a Pender County artist whose warm personality and brightly colored images made him one of the Lower Cape Fear's most popular figures, died Friday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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