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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

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Call for Applications: CAS Visiting Artist and Scholar Program 

The CAS Visiting Artist and Scholar Program is accepting applications for Fall 2021. Applications are sought from nationally and internationally recognized scholars who have an established body of work and exemplary professional record in the natural and social sciences. (more...)


UNCW Receives Additional Funds to Support National Drug Court Resource Center

The Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded an additional $800,000 in grant monies to fund the National Drug Court Resource Center, which has been housed in the UNCW Social Science and Applied Research Center since October 2019. (more...)

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CAS Visiting Artist and Scholar Program Welcomes Marine Ecologist Luis A. Hückstädt 

Luis A. Hückstädt will join the Department of Biology and Marine Biology for a semester-long residency beginning January 2021 as part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Visiting Artist and Scholar Program. (more...)

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Psychology Professor Kate Nooner Elected to National Register of Health Service Psychologists Board of Directors

Kate Nooner, professor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Psychology, has been elected to the National Register of Health Service Psychologists Board of Directors. Nooner will serve a four-year term beginning January 2021. (more...)


UNCW College of Arts & Sciences Launches Diversity and Inclusion Cluster Hire Initiative

As part of coordinated diversity and inclusion initiatives within the UNCW Division of Academic Affairs, UNCW’s College of Arts and Sciences is launching a cluster hire initiative in the areas of Africana studies, race, racial inequality and social justice. (more...)

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UNCW Research into the Climate Impact of Antarctic Icebergs Published in the Journal Science Advances

A study by UNCW researchers Mark England and Till Wagner, funded by the National Science Foundation, lays the groundwork for incorporating the impact of Antarctic icebergs into global climate models. Their findings were published Dec. 16 in the cover article of the journal Science Advances. (more...)

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Department of Defense Grant to Fund Faculty Study of Barrier Islands

Joseph Long, assistant professor of oceanography, received $265,594 from the Department of Defense to investigate erosion and recovery cycles of barrier islands. Andrea Hawkes, a professor in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, serves as co-principal investigator on the project. (more...)



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