Inside CAS

College of Arts and Sciences

Message from the Dean

From Dean Volety:

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Dear students, faculty, staff, and friends of the College of Arts and Sciences:

It is my pleasure to share with you the latest issue of Inside CAS. This issue highlights just a few of the exciting endeavors and accomplishments CAS students and faculty experienced this summer. Film studies students traveled to Havana, Cuba, biology professor Brian Arbogast was part of a team that discovered a new species, UNCW received funding to continue building a one-of-a-kind nanosatellite, and so much more. It was a very busy summer at CAS!

I am confident we will carry this momentum with us into the coming year. We are already off to an exciting start launching three new degree programs that will attract students to the University, increase post-graduate opportunities and help meet the needs of our community. Also planned is the University’s first Global Marine Science Summit that will convene international scientists and policy makers to address issues facing coastal communities around the world.

It’s a great time to be a Seahawk. Our campus is buzzing with energy as we kick-off the academic year and welcome new and returning students and faculty to the University. This year promises to be particularly special as we commemorate the University’s 70th anniversary. There will be events throughout the year that reflect on UNCW’s past and eagerly look toward its future. I hope you will join us as we celebrate 70 years of excellence!

Read on to see what has been happening Inside CAS, and as always, thank you for your support of the College and our students.


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