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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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CAS Mourns the Loss of Faculty Member Jeffrey L. Brudney

The College of Arts and Sciences is deeply saddened by the death of Jeffrey L. Brudney, Betty and Dan Cameron Family Distinguished Professor of Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector, who passed away on April 4. (more...)

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People’s History Series Lecture to Explore the Forgotten Jazz Roots of Wilmington

Several UNCW departments are partnering to present “A People's History of Wilmington,” a virtual discussion series exploring past racial injustice issues in Wilmington. (more...)

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UNCW Associate Professor Rachael Urbanek Selected as Wildlife Society Fellow

Rachael Urbanek, associate professor and assistant chair in the Department of Environmental Sciences, has received The Wildlife Society Fellows Award. (more...)


UNCW Students to Broaden Their Horizons Through Gilman Scholarships

UNCW has two additional recipients of the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Five previous UNCW recipients were announced in September 2020. (more...)


UNCW Well-Represented on Annual YWCA Women of Achievement Nominees List

UNCW has numerous alumnae and employees as well as two doctoral students on the roster of nominees on YWCA’s annual Women of Achievement Awards, the signature fundraiser celebrating women leaders of the lower Cape Fear. (more...)

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Andrew Castagno ’21M Receives Prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award

Andrew Castagno ’21M has been named a recipient of a Fulbright Scholar award to conduct research in Iceland. (more...)

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UNCW Marine Mammal Stranding Team Played Role in Identifying Previously Undiscovered Whale Species

When UNCW’s Ann Pabst and Bill McLellan were called in March 2003 to examine the carcass of a whale that had just washed up at Carolina Beach, they noticed that the cetacean appeared to be unlike any that they’d seen before. As it turns out, it was. (more...)

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Restorative Justice Collaborative at UNCW to Address Generational Traumas

The Department of Sociology and Criminology and the Office of Community Engagement and Applied Learning have partnered to establish the Restorative Justice Collaborative at UNCW. (more...)