Inside CAS

College of Arts and Sciences

Message from the Dean

Message from the Dean

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Dear Students, Faculty, Staff, and Friends of the College of Arts and Sciences: 

Happy New Year! It is my pleasure to present to you the current issue of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) newsletter, “Inside CAS,” where we highlight some of the many wonderful things our students, faculty and staff are a part of.

Congratulations are in order for UNCW associate professor of psychology Kate Nooner, who is the recipient of a nearly $500,000 federal grant to identify risk factors that may lead to binge drinking in adolescents. Join me in congratulating UNCW distinguished professor of creative writing Clyde Edgerton on being inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in October. Under Katherine Montwieler's leadership as director of the Women’s Studies and Resource Center, our campus has provided enriching programs and discussions for students, faculty, and community members to engage in thoughtful conversations. UNCW’s Strategic Plan emphasizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and community engagement, among other things, and Kate, Clyde, and Katherine's work represent the very best of CAS. Read on to learn how our college is putting wings to those initiatives.

The College of Arts and Sciences’ core values are based upon advancing knowledge and creativity in UNCW students in meaningful ways. The articles included in this newsletter focus on a variety of student works, highlight collaborations between faculty and students, and the newsletter and articles themselves are products of applied learning initiatives here at UNCW. The partnerships created in these projects span across our campus, the community, our state, our country, and indeed, our world.

I hope you enjoy this issue of “Inside CAS.” As Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, I’m proud to support and encourage these ventures and ask for your support in the mission of our college. It is a privilege and a pleasure to work with and for you all. Again, I wish you a very Happy New Year and a productive semester.

Best Regards,

Aswani K. Volety. Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences