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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...)

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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...)


UNCW Alumni Association Recognizes Distinguished Alumni, Supporter

Four individuals will receive the highest honor UNC Wilmington bestows upon its graduates and supporters during Homecoming 2021. (more...)

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UNCW Part of $5 Million Contract with National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

UNCW is among 11 universities selected as members of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s Academic Consortium that will deliver training courses for current and future government employees. (more...)

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UNCW Sole NC Institution to Receive Sea Grant Awards for Aquaculture Efforts

Two research projects based at UNCW are the only two from the state selected for a share of $4.7 million in federal funding for aquaculture projects.. (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...)