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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


UNCW Mourns the Loss of Fletcher Norris, Charter Member of the Computer Science Department

It is with sadness that UNCW shares the news of the passing of Fletcher Norris on Nov. 12, 2020. Norris joined the UNCW faculty in 1970, teaching mathematics, statistics and computer science courses. (more...)

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Professor Kristen DeVall Receives 2020 Alumni Achievement Award from Western Michigan University  

Kristen DeVall, professor of sociology and criminology, is the recipient of a 2020 Alumni Achievement Award from the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University. (more...)

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CAS Announces 2020-21 Professional Development Awards

These awards are part of the College’s efforts to draw and develop an excellent and diverse faculty and staff, as outlined in the Strategic Plan, by supporting faculty research, scholarship and creative activity. (more...)


Biology and Marine Biology's Fred Scharf Receives $588,293 NOAA Grant

Fred Scharf, a professor in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology, has received a $588,293 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study the population recovery efforts of the endangered Atlantic sturgeon. (more...)

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UNCW International Studies Students Travel Virtually to Global Locations

Several UNCW international studies students who missed out on the study abroad requirement due to the coronavirus pandemic will be able to graduate as planned, thanks to a virtual experience that is the next best thing to being there. (more...)

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New Film Studies Building Currently in Production, Set for Spring 2021 Opening

Next spring, the Department of Film Studies will have a new location. (more...)


Major Gift from UNCW Alumnus and the Oaklawn Foundation Provides $200,000 to Support Psychology Programs

Joe Paight ’83 has made a $200,000 gift to the Department of Psychology to support student scholarships and the department’s General Psychotherapy & Assessment Clinic. (more...)