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A Statement from CAS Leadership

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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Professor Receives $433,374 NSF Grant to Study History and Impacts of Bering Sea Storms

Andrea Hawkes, professor of earth and ocean sciences, was awarded a three-year, $433,374 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs to research the frequency and effect of those storms on the Aleutian Islands. (more...)


UNCW to Offer New Programs in Cybersecurity and Intelligent Systems Engineering

The university has received approval from the UNC Board of Governors to begin two new bachelor of science programs: cybersecurity and intelligent systems engineering. UNCW is the first institution in the UNC System to offer undergraduate degrees in those disciplines. (more...)


Collaborative Marine Mammal Project Funded by Office of Naval Research Grant

A team of researchers led by Michael Tift, assistant professor in the UNCW Department of Biology and Marine Biology, has received a grant to further their work studying the central nervous system lymphatic structure in marine mammals. (more...)

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UNCW One of 4 UNC System Schools Featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022

The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s academic excellence and opportunities for research and other high-impact learning experiences are among the characteristics highlighted in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022. (more...)


UNCW MFA Student’s Documentary Pitch Wins Competition at RiverRun International Film Festival

UNCW graduate student Kiersten Houser won first place in the RiverRun International Film Festival’s “Pitch Fest” competition for her documentary concept, America vs. Herself. (more...)

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Big Things Come in Very Small Packages: A New Way of Looking at the Ocean 

The University of North Carolina Wilmington would like to announce that the UNCW SeaHawk-1 Cubesat, outfitted with the HawkEye Ocean Color Imager, has completed on-orbit Commissioning and has entered into a period of phased startup of Operations on June 21, 2021. (more...)

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The Strength of Research: Chemistry and Biochemistry's Williamson’s Work Reflects Value of Biotechnology Partnerships

Through collaboration with Apertor, Williamson’s work will focus on discovering and developing new treatments for age-related diseases. Apertor’s world-class synthetic biology platform will synergize knowledge of natural products and analytical resources such as nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to generate data for structure-based drug design. (more...)


NDCRC Launches Updated Interactive Map of Treatment Courts

Since 2019, the National Drug Court Resource Center, housed in the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Social Science and Applied Research Center, has provided treatment court practitioners with resources to assist with their lifesaving work. (more...)