UNCW in the News

Dec. 30-Jan.3

GO2 medical device startup garners grant
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
A late-stage startup in Wilmington has received a $75,000 award from Innovation Fund North Carolina in tandem with the Kauffman Foundation.

Wilmington firm makes new blood circulation device
Circulation is the life blood of one young Wilmington company. GO2 LLC is producing and marketing a device that increases blood flow without changing the body's vital signs like heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure.

Wilmington start-up uses science to judge wine
The Wilmington, N.C. based company Next Glass uses science to determine traits of wines and its software recommends wines to users. The company recently moved into lab space in the University of North Carolina Wilmington's new MARBIONC building.

UNCW researchers work with algae to treat deadly horse virus
For a human, developing a cold sore is a minor, if irritating, inconvenience. But if a horse contracts that same virus, it can mean a death sentence.

UNCW students train service dogs for those in need
News 14 Carolina
A program called Paws4People, piloted by UNCW, is pairing disabled people with service dogs in training.

Survey: Teachers frustrated with changes in N.C. public schools
UNCW professors Scott Imig and Robert Smith recently completed a study of public school educators across the state.

Aaron S. King - Port City violence is everyone's problem
Ten days later, an academic discussion took place on the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus, where three professors shared theirexpertise with a crowd of 100 community members, including many students.

Class of 2022 - Now in fourth grade, friendships are stronger
Fourth-graders are concerned about having good friends. They gravitate toward same-sex friendships, and while having a best friend isn't crucial, having a core group of buddies is.

Book review - 'Faces of Fort Fisher 1861-1864'
Now comes Chris E. Fonvielle, associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, with "Faces of Fort Fisher," a coffee table-sized chronicle of the fort's human side.

A look ahead at the 2014 fine arts scene
The UNCW New Music Festival features compositions by guest composer Shi-Hui Chen and Wilmington native Meira Warshauer.

New tax on admission tickets goes into effect Jan. 1
Norman Bemelmans, director of cultural arts at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said there will be “a slight increase” in ticket prices atin ticket prices at Kenan Auditorium and other campus venues.

Bookmarks - Area titles remain popular sellers
UNCW alumnus Jason Mott's acclaimed debut novel "The Returned" hit The New York Times best seller list, and it also sold briskly here.

No. 8 story of 2013: Gray seal, the first seen this far south, taking a break at Carolina Beach
Port City Daily
Port City Daily is looking back at our top 25 stories of the year as determined by readership.This story wasoriginally publishedMay 23.

Lt. Col. Donald Pierce Blake (USA ret.), 89, longtime commissioner ...
Port City Daily
Donald Pierce Blake (USA ret.), 89, longtime commissioner who was first UNCW student body president passed away December 31, 2013.

UNCW to retire jersey of Lady Seahawk great
Port City Daily
The ceremony will take place during halftime of UNCW's matchup with Towson on Sunday, Feb. 23, at Trask Coliseum.

Roy: Peterson, UNCW in ‘a tough situation’
Buzz Peterson never got to hear the comments University of North Carolina coach Roy Williams made toward the end of his postgame media conference Tuesday evening.

Top Sports Stories of 2013 - Nos. 6-2
Baseball, men's tennis highlight strong spring for UNCW. The spring sports season brought success for UNCW in multiple sports, including someprogram firsts.

Top Sports Story of 2013 - UNCW decides against cutting sports
After three months of meetings, the Intercollegiate Athletic Review Committee at UNCW recommended in mid-May that five sports be dropped.

Orangeburg native's sports memorabilia housed at UNCW
The Times and Democrat
The University of North Carolina Wilmington has included in its archives the sports history items and memorabilia from the extensive collection of an Orangeburg native.

Ticket packages on sale for UNCW baseball, softball
Port City Daily
UNCW Athletics recently announced ticket packages for the upcoming Seahawk baseball and softball seasons.

Professor to talk 'Downton Abbey' over tea at premiere party Sunday
Port City Daily
Fans awaiting the return of “Downton Abbey” can soothe their excitement before Sunday’s premiere with a light English tea buffet at New Hanover County’s Northeast Library.

Three young musicians win Deas Student Concerto Competition
Three young area musicians have been named as winners of the Deas Student Concerto Competition, the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. Pianist Kyle Miller, a senior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is winner of the UNCW Division.

NC teachers: public education is headed in the wrong direction
The Progressive Pulse
A survey released by two UNC Wilmington professors has found that more than 96 percent of participating North Carolina teachers believe that the state’s public education system is headed in the wrong direction.

Former New Hanover commissioner Don Blake dies at 89
Former New Hanover County Commissioner Donald Blake died Monday. Blake graduated from New Hanover High School and Wilmington College, which is now UNCW. Blake was the elected the college's first student body president and helped found the school's alumni association

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