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A Statement from CAS Leadership

The College of Arts and Sciences mourn with the victims of racist violence across the United States. We know the names George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Yet, our society inflicts countless acts of injustice and brutality on black and brown people continually. We do not know how to name them all.  

We share the anger and the hope of those who are protesting racism across America. It must be confronted within our university as well, and it must be confronted by each member of our community: black, brown, and white. There is no middle ground between racism and anti-racism. We must all commit ourselves to confront racist ideologies, sentiments, and actions, if we wish to see UNCW live true to its values of diversity, integrity, and excellence. 

We as chairpersons and directors will lead, teach, research, and serve in ways that address the challenges and the aspirations articulated in this statement and our Chancellor's


Threatened Coral Species Spawns for the First Time in Captivity in UNCW Lab

The Coral REEF lab at UNCW’s Center for Marine Science has induced coral spawning in captivity, making it the first lab in North Carolina to do so. (more...)


Current and Connected: UNCW Launches Executive Master of Public Administration Program

With everything from meetings to classrooms going virtual these days, UNCW’s fully online Executive Master of Public Administration Program has launched at an opportune time. (more...)


UNCW Doctoral Student Marae Lindquist Receives NOAA Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship

UNCW doctoral student Marae Lindquist has been selected for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System’s Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship. (more...)

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Wave of Success: First Hire in UNCW’s Coastal Engineering Program Nets Major NSF Grant

Only weeks into his faculty position, Ryan S. Mieras submitted his first grant proposal as a UNCW employee not quite eight months ago. The proposal has yielded an impressive award from the National Science Foundation totaling $925,975 to develop an instrument for measuring sand movement at shorelines, leading to the development of more resilient coastal communities. (more...)

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Sixteen Seahawk Alumni Serve as Peace Corps Volunteers

More than a dozen UNCW alumni were among Peace Corps volunteers who contributed to communities across the globe over the past year. (more...)


UNCW Featured in the 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges

The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s engaging academic programs and research opportunities are among the aspects highlighted in the 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges. (more...)


NSF Grant to Support UNCW’s Research Efforts in the Marine Sciences with First-Year Students

A collaborative team of UNCW researchers have been awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation for $388,000 to support summer undergraduate research opportunities for first-year students who aspire to work in the marine sciences. (more...)

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