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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: CAS Visiting Artist and Scholar Program

CAS is accepting applications for the CAS Visiting Artist and Scholar Program through Sept. 30. The Spring 2023 program is dedicated to the arts and humanities. (more...)

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UNCW, D.C. Virgo Collaboration Brings Sea Turtle Lesson to Life

Students at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy participated in a summer STEM learning experience using virtual reality to explore sea turtle rescue and conservation, thanks to a special group of UNCW research students and nearly $1 million in grants from the National Science Foundation. (more...)

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UNCW Professor Narcisa Pricope Receives Another NCDOT Research Contract

UNCW Professor Narcisa Pricope is the lead investigator on a newly awarded a NCDOT research contract of more than $325,000 to use advanced Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology to conduct highly applied research across a spectrum of clear, colored or tannic, and cloudy or turbid waters of various depths. (more...)

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FAA Selects UNCW for Drone Training Initiative

The Federal Aviation Administration has selected UNCW to join its cohort of schools in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Initiative, a program that recognizes institutions that prepare students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems, commonly referred to as drones. (more...)

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UNCW Graduate Student Allie Best Receives Prestigious Fellowship to Pursue Coastal Bird Habitat Research

Allie Best is one of two 2022 recipients of the North Carolina Space Grant and North Carolina Sea Grant, a joint graduate research fellowship awarded to students who propose important research that addresses pressing problems along the North Carolina coast. (more...)


UNCW Geologist Digs Into Earth’s Oldest Rocks

UNCW Assistant Professor of Geology Peter J. Haproff is on a six-week excursion in the Isua supracrustal belt, a part of southwestern Greenland accessible only by boat and helicopter, searching for answers in its 3-billion-year-old rocks. (more...)

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UNCW’s New Coastal and Ocean Sciences Doctoral Degree Integrates Entrepreneurship with the Aquatic Ecosystem

UNCW's new Ph.D. in Applied Coastal and Ocean Sciences builds on the university's 50-year history of marine sciences research and education by providing students with a robust marine science degree alongside additional learning and training and opportunities to develop dynamic entrepreneurship and technology development skills. (more...)

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Dr. Shannon Klotsko and Team of Researchers Awarded NSF Grant to Study Demise of Arctic Ice Sheet

A UNCW team of researchers from the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences and a documentary team from the Department of Film Studies will be heading to Baffin Bay and West Greenland in 2023 to study and film the demise of an Arctic ice sheet. (more...)


GSRC Response to the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

The Gender Studies and Research Center is committed to maintaining a shared, inclusive, and trusted space for open discussions about and education on issues related to gender justice. This includes the current overturning of Roe v. Wade. (more...)

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UNC System Announces Presidential Scholars for 2022-23 Academic Year

Three recent graduates of University of North Carolina System institutions will serve as Presidential Scholars for the 2022-23 academic year. Presidential Scholars serve a one-year appointment and provide a wide range of professional functions for the UNC System Office. (more...)

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UNCW Researcher to Receive $1 Million to Explore an Alternative Method to Produce Cement Using Microalgae

UNCW Research Professor Catharina Alves-de-Souza has been awarded a $1 million grant as part of more than $3 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. (more...)

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Cacao for Conservation

Gabriella de Souza ’18, ’22M; Environmental Sciences faculty members Dr. Sheri Shiflett and Dr. James Rotenberg (retired); and Dr. Zachary Long, associate professor in Biology and Marine Biology are working with the Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education to study the environmental, social and economic benefits of cacao as a tool for conserving and restoring tropical ecosystems. (more...)


UNCW Professor Dr. Ralph Mead Receives DEQ Applied Research Fellowship to Advance PFAS Science

Dr. Ralph Mead, professor of chemistry and biochemistry for UNCW and its Center for Marine Science, is among four researchers awarded the inaugural North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Applied Research Fellowship to advance the science of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the state. (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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