Academic Affairs
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November 14, 2022 - Provost Winebrake was pleased to announce the annual call for nominations for the following three faculty awards. This nomination process is an excellent way to highlight and celebrate the amazing faculty we have here at UNCW, and he hopes our faculty, staff, students, and alumni will take advantage of the opportunity...more
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November 10, 2022 - All UNCW faculty and staff are invited to join November 14-22 as we work together to gather food for those in need this Thanksgiving. Please bring non-perishable food donations to the Alderman Hall lobby where you can help yourself to a fall-themed muffin in exchange and also enter a raffle for a free Thanksgiving dinner for eight...more
Philip Gerard

November 9, 2022 - The university is deeply saddened by the death of Professor of Creative Writing Philip Gerard. Gerard, who passed away on Nov. 7, 2022, was a prolific author and one of the department’s founders and leaders. “Philip arrived at UNCW in 1989 and quickly turned a fledgling professional and creative writing curriculum into a well-organized, well-administered and very popular concentration within the English major,” said Mark Cox, creative writing professor and department chair...more

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November 7, 2022 - In recognition of strong commitment to economic engagement, the APLU designated UNCW an “Innovation & Economic Prosperity University” - a national designation for public research universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions. "Our faculty and staff are committed to enhancing campus-to-community connections as we work with regional business and nonprofit leaders to evaluate market forces and address civic concerns to create and grow programs that are good for our students, the region and the State of North Carolina,” said Chancellor Volety...more

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October 19, 2022 - UNCW has received a $300,000 implementation grant from The Teagle Foundation to fund a program that explores the meaning and fragility of democracy. The Fragility, Resilience and Engaged Education in Democracy (FREED) Project is a university-wide program to enhance civic education by integrating coursework, applied learning, and community-engaged research and learning...more
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September 21, 2022The achievements, scholarly productivity and creative works of UNCW’s research leaders were formally applauded at the 15th annual research celebration on Sept. 20. The event honored those who have participated in extramurally sponsored research in the form of proposals or awards within the preceding academic year...more
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September 16, 2022Each year, UNCW recognizes faculty who have made significant contributions to teaching, research and service. These individuals distinguished themselves within the university and in the broader community. Nineteen faculty members were honored during the annual fall faculty meeting on Sept. 15. Provost James J. Winebrake and Faculty Senate President Nathan Grove announced this year’s award recipients...more
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September 6, 2022Provost Winebrake sent a message to the Division of Academic Affairs to share that a charge memo was distributed to Interim Dean Scatton-Tessier, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Leadership Council, and the faculty and staff in CAS. The memo charges Interim Dean Scatton-Tessier to convene the CAS Leadership Council to initiate the first of a two-phase process to develop details for the formation of two new colleges at UNCW...more
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August 29, 2022 - Celebrating UNCW at 75 Years: Established in 1947 as Wilmington College as an educational center for veterans returning from World War II, the institution opened its doors on Sept. 4, 1947 to 238 students. By 1969, the college had grown significantly and joined the University of North Carolina System, changing its name to the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Today, the Seahawk community includes nearly 2,500 faculty and staff, 17,000 students and 100,000 alumni...more
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August 22, 2022 - A lot has changed during UNCW’s nearly 75-year history – including its name – but the institution’s commitment to students has never wavered. UNCW officially started the 2022-23 academic year by welcoming nearly 5,000 new students, including first-year, transfer and graduate students, many of whom trekked to Trask Coliseum for convocation on Aug. 22...more