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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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UNCW Earns Spot in Bestselling Fiske Guide 2025

UNCW has earned a spot in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2025. This year marks the university’s eighth consecutive year claiming a spot in the...

UNCW Hosts NEH Summer Institute on 1898 Wilmington Coup

Twenty-five middle and high school teachers from 12 states will gather at UNCW July 8-19 for a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer...

UNCW Students Receive Prestigious NSF and Hollings Awards

Five UNCW Seahawks are recipients of prestigious fellowships and scholarships that will allow them to delve deeper into their research and...

UNCW Receives NIH Grant

UNCW has received a $452,750 grant from the National Institutes of Health to further animal behavior research and explore the possibility of...

Matthew Rish Appointed Associate Provost for Administration and Resource Management

Matthew Rish has been appointed the associate provost for administration and resource management at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Tamara Hatch Named SPARC Director

After a nationwide search, Tamara Hatch has been named director of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (SPARC) at the University of North...

Cynthia Demetriou Receives Fulbright International Education Administrator Award

Cynthia Demetriou, associate provost for Student Engagement, Enrollment, and Retention at UNCW, has been selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar,...

Jeanne Persuit Elected Eastern Communication Association President

Jeanne Persuit has been elected president of the Eastern Communication Association, the oldest regional association in the communication...

Hawks Walk: Thousands Graduate UNCW

Nearly 19,000 trekked through Trask Coliseum over the weekend to watch 2,918 Seahawks officially graduate.

UNCW Commencement Ceremonies Set for May 10-11

UNCW will hold five ceremonies during its spring 2024 commencement exercises May 10-11 in Trask Coliseum.

UNCW Honors Excellence at Inaugural Faculty Celebration

Recipients of several annual awards were announced at the inaugural Faculty Awards Celebration on May 2.

College of Health and Human Services Announces New School of Nursing Director

Patricia D. Suplee, Ph.D., RNC-OB, FAAN has accepted the role of director of the School of Nursing and Irwin Belk Distinguished Professor of Nursing.

New System Provides Roadmap of College Credit for Military Experience

Military service members can now see how on-the-job experience translates to earned college credit within the University of North Carolina System.

Watson College of Education Announces Ed.D. with Community College Specialization

UNCW’s Watson College of Education has introduced a new specialization in the doctoral program in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on...

Mandala Art Project Inspires Creativity and Connection

Over the past month, UNCW’s Randall Library has offered students, faculty and staff a unique opportunity to unwind and find solace through...

UNCW Board of Trustees Meeting Scheduled April 25-26

The UNCW Board of Trustees will hold committee meetings on Thursday, April 25. The regular quarterly meeting will be held on Friday, April 26, in...

UNCW Online Program Receives National Recognition

The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s online Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Educator (MSN NE) program has received...

UNCW Spinoff Secures NSF Grant

DuraVax Inc. has been awarded a National Science Foundation Phase One Small Business Technology Transfer grant in the amount of $274,991.

UNCW Among Universities Receiving Instruments for PFAS Research

UNC Wilmington faculty have been equipped with a cutting-edge instrument from the North Carolina Collaboratory and Thermo Fisher Scientific to...

UNCW PDS Receives National Award for School Partnerships

UNCW’s Watson College of Education and two partnership high schools in New Hanover County have received the 2024 Exemplary PDS Award from the...

UNCW Names New Watson College Dean

Dr. Tracy Linderholm will assume her new role as the college’s chief academic and administrative officer on June 24, 2024.

UNCW Extends Enrollment Deposit Deadline to May 15 to Support Students, Families

UNCW Extends Enrollment Deposit Deadline to May 15

Scott-Pollock Honored for Excellence

Dr. Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock, UNCW professor of Communication Studies and Performance Studies, is one of 17 outstanding faculty members selected by...

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.