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UNCW Mourns the Loss of Amy Kirschke, Professor Emerita in Art and Art History

The university is deeply sorry to share that Dr. Amy Kirschke passed away on November 27, 2021. (more..)

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UNCW Researcher Finds Earliest Evidence of Mercury Poisoning in Prehistoric Bones

Biology professor Steve Emslie has discovered the earliest evidence for mercury poisoning in the history of the human population. (more...)

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UNCW Adds New Applied Coastal and Ocean Sciences Ph.D. Program

A new doctoral program in Applied Coastal and Ocean Sciences will be offered at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, tentatively beginning in fall 2022. (more...)

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UNCW Alumnus, New York Times Bestselling Author Jason Mott Wins National Book Award

UNCW alumnus Jason Mott ’06, ’08M won the National Book Award in the category of fiction for his newest novel Hell of a Book. One of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world, the 2021 National Book Awards finalists were selected by a panel of literary experts. (more...)


UNCW’s Sridhar Varadarajan and Arthur Frampton Finding New Ways to Beat Breast Cancer

An exciting breakthrough discovery of therapeutic treatments that could help breast cancer patients experience fewer side effects is in the early stages of development at UNCW. Sridhar Varadarajan, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Arthur Frampton, professor of biology and marine biology, have recently reported their collaborative research on this new class of cancer drugs in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. (more...)

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Research Recognition: Million Dollar Club Inductees, Others Honored for Exemplary Efforts

UNCW’s research faculty were honored in a video that premiered via a Facebook watch party on Nov. 5. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, faculty researchers continue to grow UNCW’s research and innovation. Eight faculty members are new members of the Million Dollar Club, announced during the event. (more...)


UNCW Student Crystin Williams Wins National Association for Music Educator's Electronic Music Composition Competition 

Crystin Williams, a junior in the Department of Music, has won the 2021 National Association for Music Educator's Electronic Music Composition Competition (Collegiate Division) for the composition, "Showing Color." (more...)

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State Attorney General Stein Awards UNCW Researchers More Than $92,000 Environmental Enhancement Grant

UNCW faculty members Michael Mallin and Lawrence Cahoon have been awarded an Environmental Enhancement grant, totaling $92,192 from the North Carolina Department of Justice to study the water safety of wet detention ponds. (more...)

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UNCW Alum Joe Oliver, Coral Vita Teammates Win Prestigious Earthshot Prize

UNCW alum Joe Oliver ’06 and his Coral Vita teammates have been recognized for their work to rejuvenate reefs destroyed by ocean warming. Coral Vita, which focuses on coral farming, is among the five winners of the Earthshot Prize, a prestigious global environment prize run by the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. (more...)

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Alum Author Jason Mott Picks Up Monumental Literary Honor

UNCW alumnus Jason Mott's ’06, ’08M newest novel Hell of a Book has been selected as one of five finalists in fiction for the 2021 National Book Award - one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world. (more...)


Town of St. James Partners with UNCW for Endowment

A leading and visionary community, the Town of St. James has given $25,000 to UNC Wilmington to establish the Town of St. James’ Living Shoreline Student Support Fund Endowment. (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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