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Our UNCW faculty, staff and students have much to showcase. Here you can read about academic-related news involving our Seahawks, including achievements, research, community engagement and honors. 

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CHHS Commissions New Corbett Anatomy Lab

The Dr. J. Richard “Dick” Corbett Anatomy Laboratory joins Veterans Hall’s suite of interprofessional teaching clinics,...

UNCW Alum Advisor Honored for Equity Efforts

Arianne Murray earned a bachelor’s in fine arts from UNCW and is a second-year advisor at Jones Senior High School.

Excavating Evidence of Early Agricultural Engineering

Within the depths of the lower Cape Fear and Brunswick rivers lie remnants of the region's history of rice cultivation and the enslaved West...

UNCW Holds Rank Among Best Online Programs

UNCW climbs two spots to 16th nationally on the popular annual list. Several of its online graduate programs are also recognized.

Percy Family's Donation Contributes to Special Collections

Dr. Antony Percy and his family have made a gift of his collection of books and papers, which totals several thousand individual pieces, to Randall...

UNCW Launches Blue Economy Index

UNCW announces the launch of the UNC Wilmington Blue Economy Index, an equity benchmark designed to track the performance of companies involved in...

Jason Mott Receives NEA Fellowship

Jason Mott ’06, ’08M, author and an associate professor in UNCW’s Department of Creative Writing, has been selected to receive a...

Spring 2024 Commencement: Five Ceremonies Planned May 10-11

University of North Carolina Wilmington will hold five commencement exercises for the Class of 2024. All five ceremonies, scheduled May 10-11, will...

Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW Surpasses Historic Milestone

The largest and most ambitious campaign in UNC Wilmington history, Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW, surpassed its $125 million stretch goal...

Modified Library Services Coming in Summer 2024 

Beginning May 8, 2024, access to UNCW library services will be modified and closed for onsite entry to UNCW and community patrons.

New York Times Bestselling Author Jessica B. Harris Headlines MLK Celebration

Jessica B. Harris, food scholar and New York Times bestselling author, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Martin Luther King Jr....

Denise Henning

Denise Henning, director of UNCW/3C, is an Equity Champion Consultant for the Racial Equity for Adult Credentials in Education Collaborative, a...

Allie Best '23M

UNCW graduate student Allie Best received the North Carolina Sea and Space Grant, a fellowship awarded to students whose research explores...

UNCW Grad Works on Star Wars TV Show

UNCW alum Cameron Detig ’21 had long known he wanted a job in the film industry, but it wasn’t until he saw behind-the-scenes footage...

SPARC Director Kati Chipps to Step Down Jan. 16

Kati Chipps, Director of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (SPARC), has announced a decision to step away from her position with UNCW....

UNCW Receives Grant Funding for Groundbreaking Healthcare Workforce Partnerships

UNCW Receives Grant Funding for Groundbreaking Healthcare Workforce Partnerships

New Curriculum Uses Hip-Hop for Healing

An initiative launched by the UNCW Office of the Arts tapped into hip-hop to help D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy students find their voices.

UNCW Class of 2023 Takes Flight

UNCW held three ceremonies during its fall 2023 commencement exercises on Dec. 15-16 to graduate approximately 2,550 students. All ceremonies were...

Grove Named UNC System Faculty Fellow

Nathan Grove, chemistry professor and director of the Center for the Support of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, has been selected as one of...

UNCW Receives Accreditation Reaffirmation from SACSCOC

The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools...

Communication Studies Faculty Receive National Awards

Faculty in the UNCW Department of Communication Studies have received awards recognizing excellence in research and service from the National...

UNCW a Top 20 “Best for Vets” College

UNCW is celebrating a top Military Times ranking. UNCW is ranked 19 on the "Best for Vets 2023 Colleges" list of 325 private and public...

Louis Bon-Ami, NextGen Postdoctoral Fellow

Louis Bon-Ami hopes to repay the investment educators made in him by investing in other students. Bon-Ami serves as a NextGen Postdoctoral Fellow.

UNCW Joins Global Network that Promotes Age-Inclusive Environments

UNC Wilmington has been accepted for membership in the Age-Friendly University Global Network, an international community of 100 higher education...

AT&T Contributes $40,000 for Virtual Ed Lab Program

AT&T has gifted $40,000 to support a UNCW Betty Holden Stike Education Laboratory program that will provide afterschool virtual tutoring...

Envisioning the Future: UNCW Seeks Input for Campus Master Plan

UNCW is in the process of formulating a long-term comprehensive campus master plan to support the university’s mission and vision.

Dr. Ronald Vetter Receives Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Ronald J. Vetter, founding dean of the College of Science and Engineering and professor of computer science, is the recipient of the 2023...

Degree in Workforce Learning and Development Coming Fall 2024 

The program is offered entirely online with applied learning opportunities. UNCW will begin accepting applications in January. 

Stephanie Caulder, CHSSA Founding Dean

When Stephanie Caulder considered the opportunity to return to her hometown to lead a brand-new college at UNCW, she knew it was a calling and her...

Ron Vetter, CSE Founding Dean

Ron Vetter believes change offers opportunities for improvement – in technology and in life. For nearly three decades, Vetter has taken...

Jack Watson, CHHS Dean

Jack Watson always thought he would become a practicing sports psychologist, but in graduate school he discovered a passion for teaching that led...

Darron Jenkins

In some ways, Darron Jenkins is a community architect. He works with campus partners to design smaller communities where students can learn, grow...

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