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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 Doctoral Program in Psychology Receives Accreditation from American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association recently granted the the UNCW doctoral program in clinical psychology “accredited, on contingency” status beginning April 11, 2021. (more...)

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UNCW History Professor Larry Usilton Retires after 50 Years of Service

History professor Larry Usilton has taught thousands of students about the past. Now, he’s ready to look to the future after five decades at UNCW. (more...)

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UNCW Assistant Professor Jacob Warner Receives $413,836 National Institutes of Health Grant

UNCW assistant professor Jacob Warner has been awarded a $413,836 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study cell movements during embryonic development of the sea urchin. (more...)

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A Purposeful Path: UNCW Students Design Walking Tours Stepping Into the Past

Four students from the international studies, computer science and fine arts departments at UNCW designed a series of interactive mini walking tours in Wilmington based on the Parisian Situationist practice of psychogeography. (more...)


UNCW Mourns Passing of Former Dean Jo Ann Seiple

With sadness, UNCW shares that Jo Ann Seiple, former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, passed away on April 27, 2021. (more...)


UNCW College of Arts and Sciences to Welcome Visiting Faculty Fall 2021

The UNCW College of Arts and Sciences will welcome two visiting faculty as part of the college’s Visiting Artist and Scholar Program in fall 2021. Kaia Shivers will join the Department of Anthropology and Benjamin Naman will join the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. (more...)


UNCW Names Sarah Schaeffer Assistant Dean for Administration and Resource Management in the College of Arts and Sciences

Sarah Schaeffer has been appointed to the position of assistant dean for administration and resource management in the UNCW College of Arts and Sciences. (more...)

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UNCW Celebrates Million Dollar Club Inductees and Cahill Award Winners

As an R2: Doctoral Status With High Research Activity institution, UNCW recognizes strategic support of scholarship, innovation and research is fundamental to the institutional DNA. (more...)

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Emilee Higdon ’18 Named North Carolina Beginning Teacher of the Year

Emilee Curtis Higdon ’18, a high school English teacher at Union Academy in Macon County Schools, has been named the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching 2021 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year. (more...)

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UNCW’s Eman Ghoneim Recognized by UNC Board of Governors for Excellence in Teaching

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected 17 outstanding faculty members to receive the 2021 Awards for Excellence in Teaching, including Eman Ghoneim, professor in the UNCW Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences. (more...)