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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: CAS Visiting Artist and Scholar Program

CAS is accepting applications for the CAS Visiting Artist and Scholar Program through Sept. 30. The Spring 2023 program is dedicated to the arts and humanities. (more...)


Drs. Arbogast and Kamel Awarded Sizable Grant to Study One of NC’s Rarest Habitats

Dr. Brian Arbogast and Dr. Stephanie Kamel of the UNCW Department of Biology and Marine Biology have been awarded $313,867 grant from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to conduct the first comparative conservation assessment of small mammals inhabiting spruce-fir forests on the highest mountain peaks of western North Carolina. (more...)

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UNCW Research Team Embarks on NSF-Funded Antarctica Expedition to Study Climate Change Impact on Seals

A UNCW team of researchers from the Department of Biology and Marine Biology is headed to Antarctica for two expeditions in May 2022 and May 2023 to study crabeater seals, one of the most abundant marine mammals on the planet. (more...)

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UNCW Graduate Student Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Jax Salguero has been recognized by the National Science Foundation with the Graduate Research Fellowship as she pursues her doctorate in Marine Biology at UNCW. (more...)

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UNCW’s Lookout Books Receives Literary Arts Emergency Funds

Lookout Books, the literary book imprint within the UNCW Department of Creative Writing, is among more than 300 organizations and publishers that will receive financial assistance from the Literary Arts Emergency Fund, supported by the Mellon Foundation. (more...)

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Dr. Jennifer Horan Elected Vice President of the Southwestern Social Science Association

Dr. Jennifer Horan, associate professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs, has been elected vice president of the Southwestern Social Science Association. (more...)

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Drs. Butler and Rhodes Selected as 2022-23 CAS Faculty Fellows

Dr. Maia Butler, associate professor in the Department of English (effective July 1), and Dr. Ginger Rhodes, professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, have been selected as CAS faculty fellows for 2022-23. (more...)

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UNCW Faculty and Staff Collaborate on Collection of Essays Addressing Pedagogical Responses to Disaster 

"Disaster Pedagogy for Higher Education" serves as a multi-modal introduction to teaching in higher education during times of crisis and disaster. The text is a culmination of UNCW's campus wide experience and response to the challenges the community has faced. (more...)

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Venkat Dhulipala Awarded NEH Fellowship to Advance International Book Project

UNCW Associate Professor of History Venkat Dhulipala has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in the amount of $60,000 for his book project “Between Yan’an, Pakistan, and Hindustan: Communism, Islamism, and Indian Nationalism in Hyderabad, 1935-52.” (more...)

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Drs. Pabst and McLellan Entrust Marine Mammal Stranding Program to a New Generation

After more than 25 years of service to UNCW, Dr. Ann Pabst and Dr. Bill McLellan, two leading experts in the world of marine mammal strandings, officially retired in December 2021. (more...)

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Dr. Romeo Abraham Named American Society of Public Administration 2022 Founders’ Fellow

Dr. Romeo Abraham, assistant professor in the Master of Public Administration program in the Department of Public and International Affairs, has been named a 2022 Founders’ Fellow by the American Society of Public Administration. (more...)

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UNCW to Launch Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

The North Carolina Board of Governors approved the sixth doctoral program for the University of North Carolina Wilmington at its April meeting. This highly anticipated program will offer the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and build on the successful chemistry programs at UNCW. (more...)


The College of Arts and Sciences mourns 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




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