UNCW in the News

Oct. 17-21, 2011

When Lauren McBryde Gray began her graduate studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, she was a chemist working at a biopharmaceutical company on the east coast of the United States
www.nature.com/nature/journal/v478/n7369/full/nj7369-417a.html

Elementary school students dig for fossils, knowledge
WECT TV6 – 10/21/11
In honor of National Earth Science week, Wilmington elementary school students are visiting the University of North Carolina Wilmington Friday to "hunt" for fossils in the university's DeLoach Hall.

Students at UNCW 'Rock for the Cure'
WECT TV6 – 10/21/11
Students with the Communications Studies Society at UNCW are hosting an event to benefit the fight against breast cancer. CSS will host the fifth annual Rock for the Cure Friday night on the second floor of the Reel Café in downtown Wilmington.

UNCW students protest dirty energy,“die” for reform
WECT TV6 – 10/20/11
UNCW students say that they're "dying" for clean energy. In an effort to push for clean, renewable energy on campus, students dressed in surgical masks and put together a massive "die-in" on campus Thursday morning. UNCW students protest dirty energy, die for reform WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) UNCW students say that they're "dying" for clean energy. In an effort...

Marion joins UNCW Board of Trustees
Star News Online – 10/20/11
WILMINGTON | A BB&T Bank senior vice president and area executive has been named the newest member of the UNCW Board of Trustees. C. Phillip Marion Jr.

BB&T exec appointed UNCW trustee

Greater Wilmington Business Journal – 10/20/11
C. Phillip Marion Jr., senior vice president and area executive for BB&T Bank, was named Thursday to the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. ...BB&T Bank, was named Thursday to the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Gov. Beverly Perdue appointed the board s...

UNCW names BB&T Bank executive to board of trustees
Star News Online Blogs – 10/20/11
A BB&T Bank senior vice president and area executive has been named the newest member of the UNCW Board of Trustees. C. Phillip Marion Jr. was sworn in Thursday at the board’s October meeting.

Physics department concerned about visibility after merging of two departments
UNCW Seahawk
After a 15.8 percent budget cut (or $16.6 million) passed down from the UNC Board of Governors this past year, UNCW has been forced to make many drastic decisions to accommodate these cuts.
The proposed merger of the physics and physical oceanography ...

The measure of success
UNCW Seahawk
Cindy Ho, coach of the UNCW women's golf team, received her fourth CAA Coach-of-the-Year honor last season. When one thinks of college sports, women's golf may not come to mind. "Football and basketball
drive the train for colleges," admitted Cindy Ho, ...

Our thoughts
Lumina News – 10/20/11
University of North Carolina Wilmington Chancellor, Gary Miller, is a spider man. With an extensive academic career devoted to biology, his eventual specialty was the arachnid, specifically the mating and reproductive systems of the wolf spider, a 14-year obsession that led him to publish more than Our thoughts University of North Carolina Wilmington Chancellor, Gary Miller, is a spider man. With an extensive academic career devoted to biology,

Purple Heart recipient draws attention to GI Bill changes affecting student veterans
Lumina News – 10/20/11
Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., awards Sgt. Jason Thigpen a Purple Heart during a ceremony at VFW Post 2573 on Wednesday, Oct... Purple Heart recipient draws attention to GI Bill changes affecting student veterans Staff photo by Allison Potter Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C.,

Active community member, TV host Betty Ann Sanders dies
Politics and Technology – 10/19/11
Oct 19, 2011 (Star-News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Betty Ann Sanders, a veteran broadcaster who became a familiar face on local cable television, died Tuesday afternoon in Wilmington. ...a.m. Oct. 29 at McNeill Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. A former radio announcer and TV station owner, Sanders...

Scott Whisnant to Receive UNC Wilmington's Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholars Award Nov. 10

Topix – 10/19/11
Scott Whisnant, founder of Cape Fear HealthNet, will be recognized as an Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholar on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Cities Where Homes Will Not Sell
FoxBusiness.com – 10/19/11
The number of homes listed for sale in the largest cities in the country has fallen 20% in the past year, according to a report released last week by Realtor. ...4,504 homes Despite the fairly soft housing market, economists at University of North Carolina Wilmington predict that the local economy is set...

UNCW students participate in Clothesline Campaign
‎WECT-TV6 - Ashley Barker
UNCW's annual Clothesline Campaign and fundraiser begins Wednesday, Oct. 19 in order to recognize and prevent relationship violence ...

Teal Trail opened in UNCW employees' honor
‎UNCW Seahawk
The trail was created by Wellness Wave, UNCW's wellness committee. The idea for the trail came up after the physical activity subcommittee saw the ...

Prominent UNCW, community member Betty Ann Sanders dies
‎WECT-TV6 - Ashley Barker
She co-hosted "Let's Talk," "Let's Read," and "Community Link," which featured prominent guests from UNCW's faculty and the community, according to Dana ...

UNCW's Sherman lecture to focus on Sunnis, Shias
Topix – 10/19/11
Not many Americans know much about the Sunni and Shi'ite branches of Islam, except perhaps that Shi'ites predominate in such trouble spots as Iran, Iraq and Syria.

Chancellor focusing on UNCW's future in tough economy
WWAY NewsChannel 3 – 10/18/11
UNCW's Gary Miller is still new to his job. Today he discussed his vision for the university and how to do more with less in such tough economic times.

NEEMO preparing for 13 days underwater mission to sim NEO exploration
NASA Space Flight – 10/18/11
October’s NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission, based at the Aquarius underwater habitat in Key Largo, Florida, is set to begin this week – weather permitting. ...Rover Project, will join James Talacek and Nate Bender of the University of North Carolina Wilmington who are both professional aquanauts. NASA...

UNCW chancellor forms group to find innovations

StarNewsOnline.com
By Jason Gonzales Still smarting from July's state budget cuts, University of North Carolina Wilmington's chancellor is looking ahead to next year. With a predicted fourth year of budget cuts at the university, Chancellor Gary Miller said during a ...

Filmmaker documents local sculptor's work in 'Colestine'
StarNewsOnline.com
Art teacher Sheila Vaught suggested the topic to her daughter, Sheena Vaught, for her senior seminar project at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. It was an easy decision. “The type of artist that he was – aluminum casting and sculpting – was ...

UNC standout joins UNCW men's basketball staff
‎WECT-TV6
A former UNC standout has joined the UNCW staff as the new director of men's basketball operations. NCAA champion Dante Calabria, ...

Autumn reading suggestions from North Carolina Bookwatch
Richmond County Daily Journal – 10/18/11
It is reading time again. So, courtesy of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch, I have some autumn reading — and early Christmas gift — suggestions for your consideration. ... UNC-Wilmington's Clyde Edgerton's latest book, "Night Train," takes us back to a segregated North Carolina town of the mid-sixties. Two teen-aged boys, one white and one black…

New Hanover News & Notes - Chorus concert; health fair; wine tasting

Star News Online – 10/17/11
Ashley High School Chorus to perform WILMINGTON | The Ashley High School chorus will hold its fall concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Minnie Evans Arts Center, 605 Halyburton Memorial Pkwy. ...of music is a collaboration with singers and musicians from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Murray Middle School s honors chorus,

"Super Size Me" filmaker talks about new documentary to UNCW crowd

WWAY NewsChannel 3 – 10/17/11
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- If you saw "Super Size Me", it probably made you think twice about eating a Big Mac or buying your kid a Happy Meal. Some even say it completely changed the way people view fast food. ...even say it completely changed the way people view fast food. The mastermind behind the documentary, Morgan Spurlock, has a new film that he...

UNCW's Sherman lecture to focus on Sunnis, Shias
‎StarNewsOnline.com - Ben Steelman
Founded in 2002, the Sherman lectures are presented each year by the UNCW Department of History, bringing young and emerging scholars to campus to speak on ...

Poet to address Claflin conference
The Times and Democrat
It is sponsored annually by the university's Department of English and Foreign Languages. Cox is a professor in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, which he helped to establish in 1999. ...

Stockholder lawsuit against PPD sale may pose minimal threat
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Although a PPD, Inc., stockholder has filed a class-action lawsuit aimed at blocking the sale of the company to two private equity firms, the threat to the sale may be minimal. ...will be successful, said Edward Graham, professor of finance at UNC Wilmington. My expectation is that no such settlement is forthcoming , as...

Cape Fear region county-by-county roundup
FayObserver.com (AP) – 10/16/11
Bladen The enduring mystery of the Lost Colony in Manteo will be the focus of a program Wednesday at Bladen Community College. David LaVere, a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, will make the presentation at 11 a.m.

NASA Announces Media Opportunities For Undersea
Toulouseweb-aero.com – 10/17/11
NASA Announces Media Opportunities For Undersea Mission HOUSTON -- News media representatives will have the opportunity to cover the 15th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO, from up close or afar. Other crew members include James Talacek and Nate Bender of the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. In addition, NASA astronauts Stan...

Midnite Madness electrifies UNCW crowd
UNCW Seahawk
Freddie Jackson won the slam dunk competition Friday night during the matinee event of Midnite Madness.
The bleachers in Trask Coliseum were packed Friday night for the beginning of new UNC Wilmington men's and
women's basketball seasons. ...

Midnite Madness
StarNewsOnline.com (blog) - Brian Mull
Another Midnite Madness in the books, about 2500 fans were in Trask Coliseum for all the festivities. That's a big video screen. Place looks like a Division I arena. Floor looks sweet in person. Keegan Pace defeated KK Simmons in the ...

UNCW kicks off basketball season, shows off new scoreboard

WECT-TV6 - Ashlea Kosikowski
Midnite Madness kicked off UNCW's basketball season Friday night at Trask Coliseum. Students and fans also got their first look at the completed renovation project at the arena. The $2 million renovation project included a new ...

Fans get first look at renovated Trask Coliseum
StarNewsOnline.com - Brian Mull
UNCW basketball player and New Hanover High School grad Freddie Jackson is introduced during the annual Midnite Madness event at Trask Coliseum on Friday Oct.14, 2011. By Brian Mull Those words signaled a rebirth at UNC-Wilmington on Friday night. ...

UNCW hosts annual Midnite Madness Friday | Community Spirit
WECT-TV6 - Sarah Crandall -
UNCW's annual Midnite Madness event will be held at 9:30 pm on Friday, Oct. 14 in the newly remodeled Trask Coliseum, offering Seahawk fans their chance to see the school's 2011-12 men's and women's basketball teams play their ...

UNCW designated bicycle-friendly campus
‎WWAY NewsChannel 3 - Marcy Cuevas
I decided I'd get a bike," UNCW freshman Erica Vann. Vann is certainly not alone. Friday morning there was a steady stream of bicyclists parking at the bike ...

UNCW recognized as bicycle friendly university WECT-TV6

UNCW named among top MBA institutions by Princeton Review
StarNewsOnline.com - Jason Gonzales - Oct 14, 2011
UNCW's Cameron School of Business has been recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the best “294 Business Schools” for the sixth time. The school was named as a top institution to pursue a Master's of Business Administration ...


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