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Atlantis Magazine Earns National Awards

Atlantis magazine, UNCW’s student magazine of literature and art, was awarded a Pinnacle Award Honorable Mention for Best Magazine Cover at MediaFest22: The 2022 Fall National College Media Convention in Washington, D.C. (more...)

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Creative Writing Professor David Gessner Imagines the Future of Climate Change in New Column

Creative Writing Professor David Gessner explores climate change in A Traveler’s Guide to the End of the World, a monthly column in Orion magazine. “Future Air” imagines what the world will be like in 2063 when today’s teenagers, including Gessner’s daughter, will be sixty. (more...)

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UNCW Students Sweep Poster Awards at NC Coastal Conference

UNCW students showcased their research at the 2022 North Carolina Coastal Conference presented by North Carolina Sea Grant. The conference served as an opportunity for students to engage with others committed to supporting our coastal ecosystems and economies. (more...)

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Psychology Professor Kate Nooner Receives NIH Grant to Study Binge Drinking in Teens

Dr. Kate Nooner, chair and professor in the UNCW Department of Psychology, has been awarded a $379,503 grant from the National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to study adolescent binge drinking. (more...)

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UNCW Mourns the Passing of Faculty Member Philip Gerard

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. (more...)

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Dr. Sarah Gaby Receives Grant to Study the Civil Rights Movement and Legacies of Racial Violence

Dr. Sarah Gaby, assistant professor of sociology, is the recipient of a Russell Sage Foundation research grant to examine how the Civil Rights Movement impacted the relationship between historical racial violence and current day racism and racial inequality. (more...)

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UNCW Interdepartmental Research Team Awarded NSF Grant to Study Adélie Penguins in Antarctica

Dr. Steve Emslie, professor in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology, and Dr. Chad Lane, professor and chair of the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, have received a four-year National Science Foundation award with colleague Mike Polito, a former UNCW doctoral student of Dr. Emslie. (more...)

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Dasgupta and Tucker Named 2022 Women to Watch

Two UNCW Seahawks are winners of WILMA Magazine’s 2022 Women to Watch Awards, an annual list of females that WILMA editors describe as “movers and shakers in our region” who are making an impact in the following categories: arts, business, education, health, nonprofit/volunteer, public service and rising stars. (more...)

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Drone Observatory for Coastal Mapping Coming Soon to UNCW, First in SE Region

UNCW will soon be the first university in the southeast to acquire an unoccupied aerial system (UAS) observatory for coastal mapping, supported by a National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Grant for nearly $851,000. The grant is awarded to faculty member Dr. Narcisa Pricope and colleagues Dr. Philip Bresnahan, Dr. Devon Eulie, Dr. Joanne Halls and Dr. Lynn Leonard. (more...)

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UNCW Faculty, Staff Honored for Community Service

UNCW employees and a community partner were honored for their outstanding community engagement and service to the greater Wilmington area during the 2022 Community Engagement Awards held on Oct. 11. (more...)

UNCW Designated a “Tree Campus Higher Education University” by the Arbor Day Foundation

UNCW’s efforts to sustainably manage and preserve its natural areas and to replace lost trees due to storms and construction have earned UNCW the Arbor Day Foundation’s “Tree Campus Higher Education University” certification. (more...)