UNCW in the News

Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2011

Global Entrepreneurship Week begins Nov. 15 at UNCW
Star News Online Blogs
Global Entrepreneurship Week begins Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, with speakers, a student rocket pitch event, movie night and a seminar.

UNCW, two professors win Fulbright Scholar recognition

Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Flagship international educational exchange program, the Fulbright Scholar program sponsored by the U.S. government, has named the University of North Carolina Wilmington as one of this year’s “top producers.

Rare Good News for Beleaguered Florida Keys Corals
Some much-needed good news for corals in the Florida Keys: After a decade of devastating declines, populations of staghorn and elkhorn corals in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary have remained steady over the last decade. ...the Endangered Species List in 2006. Researchers from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington have monitored the coral reef communities...

Gossins, Gloriana return to Wilmington as country music stars

Star News Online
Tom Gossin loves Wilmington, and it's not hard to imagine why. As a 16-year-old, he moved from upstate New York, the land of "dairy farms and nothingness," into a coed dorm at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Trask Coliseum gets an upgrade

UNCW Seahawk
Trask Coliseum received several upgrades, all of which UNCW athletic director Jimmy Bass hopes will improve basketball game-day experience. In preparation for the upcoming basketball season, the athletic administration at UNC-Wilmington has revamped ...

She knew Ralph Ellison
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
by Ben Steelman One local who's been interested in the week of Ralph Ellison activities at UNCW is Carole Fink, the former UNCW historian who recently retired from The Ohio State University. (Friends who are Buckeye fans drilled into me that we ALWAYS ...

Coral Population Stable and Sea Urchins Are on the Rise in Florida Keys
Environmental Protection
Over the past decade, the populations of staghorn and elkhorn corals in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary have remained steady after dramatic declines in the last century. Long-term monitoring conducted by researchers from the University of North Carolina - Wilmington (UNCW), has revealed that while...

UNCW research shows coral population stable
Star News Online Blogs
UNCW researchers conducting work in Key West, Fla. are finding staghorn and elkhorn, the iconic branching corals, are in stable conditions after years of decline in their population. ...thousand elkhorn colonies present throughout the sanctuary, said UNC Wilmington researcher Steven Miller, principal investigator for the project,

Innovation Roundup: McKinsey Sponsors Video Contest
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Blog
Harnessing innovation for social good is in the news this week: • McKinsey & Company, the consulting group, wants to build a showcase of new ideas to tackle tough social problems, such as economic development, education, health, and the environment.

CollegeWeekLive Launches the World's Largest Virtual College Fair Today With 300 Leading Colleges

Reuters Press Release News Headlines
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CollegeWeekLive, the world's largest college fair and admissions website, is hosting the premier admissions event of the Fall season Wednesday November 2nd. High school students who register to attend the free online college admissions event...

Staging of Ralph Ellison's classic novel at UNCW is just first step for adaptation

Star News Online
Wilmington audiences will get a preview Saturday of what's hoped will become a national touring production. A staged reading of an adaptation of Ralph Ellison's 1952 novel Invisible Man, a classic of African-American literature, will be presented at Beckwith Recital Hall in the Cultural Arts Building ...Recital Hall in the Cultural Arts Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The drama, scheduled for a world premiere...

UNCW Onslow hosts open house on base
Camp Lejeune Globe
The University Of North Carolina-Wilmington Onslow extension site brought education opportunities front and center for troops, their families and potential area students at the UNCW Onslow extension site's first open house at the John A. Lejeune ...

UNCW ranks 21st in state for average graduate salary
UNCW Seahawk
UNCW is ranked 21st out of all schools in North Carolina for graduate earning potential. UNC Wilmington, previously ranked 11th in the state by U.S. News World & Report, has been ranked 21st in the state by PayScale.com for earning potential of graduates ...

Cape Fear HealthNet founder honored as Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholar
Star News Online
Scott Whisnant, a former StarNews staff writer and founder of Cape Fear HealthNet, will be recognized as an Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholar for significant contributions to the community. ...contributions to the community. The award, given annually by the University of North Carolina Wilmington s Honors College and Randall Library, will...

Iraq had a Long Tradition as a Center of Higher Learning: How America's War Destroyed Iraq's Universities
Between 2008-2010 more ICCAE centers were created at Carnegie Mellon, Clemson, North Carolina A&T State, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Florida A&M, Miles College, the University of Maryland, University of Nebraska, University of New Mexico, Pennsylvania…

Notable writers to speak at USC literary festival
Three acclaimed writers will visit Columbia in less than three weeks this month in USC’s Fall Literary Festival. Poet Maggie Dietz on Thursday, Pulitzer Prize-winner novelist Junot Diaz on Nov. ... top environmental writers, Gessner is on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Among his eight books are Return of...

Southwestern University offer free Pirate Bike program

Bike Radar
Earlier this month the League of American Bicyclists announced six new Bicycle Friendly Universities (BFU) at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. Southwestern University only made the League’s honorable mention, but hope the Ohio State University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of North Carolina Wilmington, and University of Vermont; while 2011...

UNCW leads push for island outpost
Star News Online
The University of North Carolina is expanding its reach into the Caribbean. UNCW officials are working with a number of schools to bring a research facility to the U.

Helms is new superintendent at Carolina Beach State Park
WWAY NewsChannel 3
RALEIGH, NC -- Chris Helms, a veteran park superintendent and ranger, has been named as superintendent of Carolina Beach State Park in New Hanover County ...Park in Columbus County since 2004. A native of Jacksonville, Helms attended White Oak High School and is a 1991 graduate of the University of...

“Happiness Party” for Ecotone

Star News Online Blogs
Ecotone, the literary journal at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is about to release its Fall 2011 issue. The theme is “Happiness,” and apparently, there’s plenty to be happy about: new work from Jonathan Lethem
(“The Fortress of Solitude,” “Chronic City”) and Denise Duhamel...

Eleni author coming to Wilmington

Star News Online Blogs – 10/30/11 07:00
This one arrived a little late for the Sunday book-page calendar. Nicholas Gage, the former New York Times reporter and author of the best-selling memoir Eleni, is coming to Wilmington on Nov. ...p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 in the Randall Library auditorium on the UNCW campus,in an appearance co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina Wilmington...

Bookmarks - Invisible Man in UNCW spotlight
The great African-American writer Ralph Ellison and his 1952 masterpiece Invisible Man will take center stage this week at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Gloriana to visit Kenan Auditorium

WSFX FOX 26 News |
WILMINGTON, NC - The country music trio "Gloriana" will join the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra for the third annual "Chords for a Cause" event at Kenan Auditorium ...

New food bank director knows what it's like to be hungry
Greater Wilmington Business Journal |
For Jeff Rose, growing up in a small town had its ups and downs. “I grew up poor,” Rose, 33, recalled recently. “I grew up in a rural part of the state, and we struggled from time to time. ...like to not have food all the time. That s why the University of North Carolina Wilmington alumnus takes to heart his new title of Wilmington...

Bo Dean named CAM's development director
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
L.S. “Bo” Dean, Jr. will become the Cameron Art Museum’s newest director of development. Museum officials made the announcement Tuesday. Dean, who will serve as the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Honors Scholars College program manager until Nov. 25, takes over the opening vacated ...

“Happiness Party” for Ecotone
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
It should be a rare night: readings from past and current Ecotone issues from Clyde Edgerton, David Gessner, Karen Bender, Robert Siegel and other UNCW writing faculty, as well as WHQR's own George Scheibner. You'd pay money to see this kind of talent ...

Helms is new superintendent at Carolina Beach State Park
WWAY NewsChannel 3
A native of Jacksonville, Helms attended White Oak High School and is a 1991 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington with a bachelor's degree in parks and recreation management. He served one year as a seasonal ranger at Fort Macon ...

Famed writer and director adapt Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man for the stage
encore Online
On Nov. 5 in the Beckwith Recital Hall at 7 p.m., the UNCW Office of Cultural Arts presents an exclusive glimpse at the ongoing two-year development of the world premiere of the staged adaptation of Invisible Man. Despite previous adaptations of ...

An Eastern Outlook
encore Online
When I went to meet Christopher Alexander at the Mezzanine Gallery of the Cultural Arts Building at UNCW, I was completely blown away. A local artist, Alexander spent several years in Vietnam discovering and learning the Eastern technique of lacquer ...

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