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Monday, December 13, 2021

The Book I Wrote Was Just Banned. Now I'm Fighting to Get It to Every Kid I Can. 
The Huffington Post 
Featuring Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock, communication studies   

UNCW researcher finds sponge that 'eats' toxic compounds 
Coastal Review 
 
Local Israelis and Palestinians on the violence in the Middle East 
WWAY 
Featuring Daniel Masters, international studies 

UNCW professor David Gessner takes a Thoreau view of the plague year in new book 
StarNews 

Plum artist's work will be featured at ESAL gallery space in Murrysville library  
TribLIVE 
Featuring UNCW alum Clare Mears Stefanini 

Going underground: Local filmmakers, musicians screen 30 music videos created during the pandemic 
Port City Daily  
Featuring UNCW film student Chelsea Lea 
 
Artfolios’ Online Gallery Opens: Featuring 23 artists from the Winston-Salem community 
Yes Weekly 

North Carolina's shoreline estuaries are transforming into "ghost forests," but why?  
WHQR 
Featuring Larry Cahoon, biology and marine biology 

UNCW researchers find sea sponges may ‘eat’ toxic compounds like PFAS 
WECT 
 
NDCRC Launches Updated Interactive Map of Treatment Courts  
Cape Fear Business News 
The National Drug Court Resource Center is housed in the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Social Science and Applied Research Center. 
 
Wilmington writer's work bound for HBO Max; StarNews book club announces latest guest  
StarNews 
Featuring Nina de Gramont, creative writing 

Treatment courts in the Cape Fear: Researchers unveil map, New Hanover County rolls out new program 
WECT 
The National Drug Court Resource Center is housed in the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Social Science and Applied Research Center. 

Authors Uncovered starts summer talks  
Telluride Daily Planet  
Featuring David Gessner, creative writing 

6 super-fun things to do for Wilmington's first full weekend of summer 
StarNews  
Featuring UNCW music professor Jerald Shynett 

UNCW’s first nanosatellite in orbit, capturing ocean images to track environmental changes  
Port City Daily  

AAC Clyde Space Receives SeaHawk-1 Smallsat Ops Renewal Contract 
SatNews   
Featuring a partnership between UNCW and NASA 
 
UNCW associate professor’s new compositions to premiere during weekend concert  
WECT  
 
Elephant Seal Diving Mystery Solved: 24-Hour Feeding Could Be Climate Change Sentinel  
Science Magazine   
Featuring Luis A. Hückstädt, Department of Biology and Marine Biology 

The pandemic produces art: Months stuck at home lead to a music world premiere  
Spectrum News  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Jerald Shynett 

'Quiet Desperation, Savage Delight': Discussing Thoreau With David Gessner On Tuesday's Access Utah  
Utah Public Radio 
Featuring UNCW faculty member David Gessner 

Hannah Block Historic USO seeks artist submissions for juried show/sale  
Star News  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Donald Furst  
 
The Newsroom: Local news collaborations, voices of Williston's alumni, and the future of Eagles Island  
WHRQ 
Featuring UNCW faculty member Roger Shew  

Using spatial and temporal modeling to visualize the effects of U.S. state issued stay at home orders on COVID‑19  
Scientific Reports  
Features UNCW faculty members Rachel Carroll and Christopher Prentice 

UNCW's SeaHawk-1 continues to soar, enters full commissioning  
WECT 

David Gessner on Channeling Thoreau Throughout the Pandemic  
Literary Hub  
Featuring David Gessner, creative writing  

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography assists in nanosatellite research  
WTOC (Savannah, GA.)  
Featuring the SeaHawk-1 nanosatellite  

Wilmington jazz musician Joe Chambers releases album for legendary Blue Note label  
Star News  
Featuring retired UNCW faculty member Joe Chambers 

UNCW to offer cybersecurity, intelligent systems engineering undergraduate degrees  
WECT, Fox-Wilmington  

Meditation apps might calm you -- but miss the point of Buddhist mindfulness  
Yahoo News  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Beverley McGuire  

State health department expands COVID-19 wastewater surveillance program  
WECT  
References UNCW faculty COVID-19 research 

NC Jazz Musician Releases Album Via Legendary Record Label  
U.S. News & World Report  

From arias to duets, Opera Wilmington hosts series of concerts this week | Port City Daily  
Port City Daily  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Nancy King   

'Hell of a Book' author Jason Mott talks about his novel  
NBC Today Show    
Featuring UNCW alum Jason Mott  
Related coverage: WECT, Star News 

Is that Jaws or Flipper? Spotting the difference between sharks or dolphins by their fins  
Star News  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Fred Scharf 

Seagrass-grazing dugongs and green sea turtles supercharge the seeds they eat  
Mongabay News  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Jessie Jarvis 

A beautiful way to give back to North Carolina   
Business North Carolina  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Devon Eulie, Ryan Mieras, and Martin Posey and students Drew Davey and Mariko Polk  
Sponsored content provided by UNCW Research, Innovation and Commercialization Office  

Meet 3 familiar faces from Wilmington on Netflix’s ‘Outer Banks’ season 2  
Port City Daily  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Ed Wagenseller 

Probiotics help lab corals survive deadly heat stress  
Science News  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Blake Ushijima 

‘The Great Untold’ local winner tells his story thanks to Netflix and Adobe
WWAY

UNCW professor doing trailblazing UFO research featured on documentary  
Port City Daily 

UNCW graduate's debut novel about a 'Girl in the Walls' is a solid, commercial thriller  
Star News  
Featuring UNCW alum A.J. Gnuse 

Hybrid corals could hold the key to reef restoration  
Eyewitness News Bahamas  
Features UNCW research 

Scientists in the making: UNCW builds the next generation of marine scientists  
Spectrum News  

SeaHawk Mission Proves CubeSats Are a Viable Option for Collecting Credible Scientific Data  
NASA Earth Data 

As mysterious disease kills Florida’s reefs, a massive ‘Noah’s Ark’ effort tries to save them  
Miami Herald  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Blake Ushijimia 

Manatee deaths in Florida point to a global decline in seagrass ecosystems  
Mongabay News  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Jessie Jarvis 

Wilmington Symphony set to perform at Cameron Art Museum  
WWAY  
Featuring UNCW Visiting Artist in Music Paolo Gualdi 

Animals Are Changing Shape to Cope With Rising Temperatures  
Science  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Raymond Danner 

Wilmington chemical lab firm adding jobs, building new facility to meet demand  
WRAL Tech Wire  
Featuring UNCW faculty member and trustee Yousry Sayed  

Living shorelines: Along the N.C. coast, preparing for rising waters with natural remedies  
Star News  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Larry Cahoon 

USGS placing instruments on Pea Island to study wave heights, water levels during storms  
OBX Today  
Featuring UNCW coastal engineering research 

Lose the seagrass and lose the fisheries  
Coastal Review  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Jud Kenworthy  

UNCW professor to speak on 'What Happened to the Lost Colony?'  
Star News  
Featuring UNCW faculty member David La Vere 

Geospatial Startup Maps Growth  
Greater Wilmington Business Journal  
Featuring UNCW Geographic Information Science certificate program and alum Nicholas Smith  

8 questions answered about 2021’s Cucalorus Film Festival  
Port City Daily  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Georg Koszulinski and other UNCW filmmakers  

We want to believe: A different kind of UFO lands in Holden Beach writer's 'Azalea Bluff'  
Star News  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Diana Pasulka  

Bladen Co. native Beck Black releases new full-length rock record “Hollywood Blvd”  
WECT  
Featuring UNCW alum Beck Black 

On N.C. coast, lose the seagrass and lose the fisheries  
Carolina Coast Online  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Jud Kenworthy 

UNCW to Offer New Programs in Cybersecurity and Intelligent Systems Engineering  
UNC System  

Probiotics could help coral survive the changing climate 
Freethink  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Blake Ushijima 

9 things to do in Wilmington during a massive, event-packed first fall weekend  
Star News  
Featuring UNCW Department of Theatre’s production “A Taste of Honey” 

Like mother, like daughter: A fraught relationship reveals desire to be loved in UNCW’s first theater show of the season  
Port City Daily  

Sheltering With Thoreau  
Wall Street Journal  
Featuring UNCW professor David Gessner 

Wilmington's 40 Under 40 Award recipients receive recognition  
Star News  

Community group asks to end suspensions for New Hanover's youngest students, NHCS says it's complicated  
WHQR  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Kim Cook  

Student actors bring life, depth to gritty play 'A Taste of Honey' for UNCW  
Star News 

Town of St. James partners with UNCW for endowment  
WWAY News 

UNC Wilmington: Training the Next Leaders in Coastal Engineering  
PBS NC  

Town of St. James helps UNCW students study the shoreline  
Star News 

Summit spurs action on flooding: Experts, political leaders gather in Greenville for first WATERS conference  
Daily Reflector  
Additional coverage: Daily Advance  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Andrea Hawkes 

Hundreds of people gather at the New Hanover County Arboretum for Pumpkin Palooza  
WWAY  
Featuring UNCW Chemistry department   

Cucalorus Film Festival Rumbles into 27th year with Racer Trash, Porcupine, Giving Birth to A Butterfly and more  
WECT  
Featuring UNCW film studies professors and students  

New novel 'The Vietri Project' from UNCW grad is a smart, sexy, globe-hopping mystery  
Star News  
Featuring UNCW alum Nicola DeRobertis-Theye 

New Hanover commissioners hear presentation on the region's growing 'Blue Economy'  
WHQR  
Featuring UNCW CIE All Blue and faculty member Troy Alphin  

UNC Wilmington slave conspiracy lecture explores racial, class politics of Antebellum South  
Star News  
Featuring UNCW Department of History Sherman Emerging Lecture Series  

Good for the environment and good for you: The benefits of oysters  
Spectrum News  
Featuring UNCW’s Shellfish Research Hatchery and faculty member Ami Wilbur 

UNCW alum wins global environmental prize 
WWAY  
Additional coverage: Cape Fear Business News  

UNCW Theatre to present play about religion in America  
Star News   

NC’s salt marshes hold 64 million tons of carbon dioxide. What happens if they die?  
News & Observer  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Devon Eulie  

The top 10 best film studies programs in the United States  
Videomaker  
Featuring UNCW Department of Film Studies  

UNCW alumnus among global environmental prize winners  
Coastal Review   
Featuring UNCW alum Joe Oliver 

UNCW researchers awarded Environmental Enhancement Grant  
WECT  
Additional coverage: WWAY 

Nikole Hannah-Jones of 1619 Project to speak at UNCW Writers' Week  
Star News  

Senator, clean water advocates ask for state action after troubling GenX toxicity report  
Port City Daily  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Larry Cahoon  

Public affairs expert on 2021 election turnout  
WWAY  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Nadine Gibson  

Low turnout expected for municipal elections but outcome could have high impact on local issues  
WWAY  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Aaron King  

Studying Shark Brains  
Discover Magazine  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Kara Yopak 

SciNC – Life Science segment on marsh bird populations  
PBS NC  
Featuring UNCW student researchers Marae Lindquist and Evangelyn Buckland    

UNCW alum’s work to revitalize coral reefs earns him prestigious Earthshot Prize  
WECT  
Featuring UNCW alum Joe Oliver in Q&A interview  

Town creates fund for UNCW’s study of living shoreline 
Coastal Review 

‘Where the future of the festival lies’: Shorts blocks at Cucalorus provide a unique film-going experience  
Port City Daily  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Shannon Silva 

Copper Age Iberia Discovered to Hold the Largest Mercury Poisoning Record Throughout the Human History; How Dangerous Is It?  
Science Times  
Featuring research by UNCW faculty member Steve Emslie   

UNCW's production of play 'The Christians' confronts mystery of faith  
Star News  
Additional coverage: Yahoo News 

How dying coral reefs brought Prince William and a Wilmington native together  
Star News  
Featuring UNCW alum Joe Oliver and UNCW MarineQuest program 

Changing face of N.C.: How ghost forests are changing coastal ecosystems  
Spectrum News  
Featuring UNCW faculty members Andrea Hawkes and Monica Rother 

UNCW researchers develop, test new ways to treat cancer  
WECT  
Featuring UNCW faculty members Sridhar Varajaradan and Arthur Frampton   

'Hell of a Book': UNCW graduate Jason Mott wins prestigious National Book Award  
Yahoo News 

UNCW Adds New Applied Coastal and Ocean Sciences Ph.D. Program  
Tech Register  

Earliest Evidence of Mercury Poisoning in Humans Found in 5,000-Year-Old Bones  
Smithsonian Magazine  
Featuring research by UNCW faculty member Steve Emslie  
Additional coverage: Live Science, Popular ScienceForbes 

Mercury Detected in Remains from Copper Age Iberia  
Archaeology Magazine  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Steve Emslie  
Additional coverage in ScyFi Wire  

UNCW researchers finding new ways to fight breast cancer  
WWAY  

UNCW researcher finds earliest evidence of mercury poisoning in prehistoric bones  
WWAY  

Connecting the Dots | Rising tide lifts all satellites  
Space News  
Featuring the UNCW Seahawk-1 satellite 

Prehistoric Iberians poisoned by cinnabar almost 5000 years ago   
Chemistry World  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Steve Emslie 

This North Carolina Museum Debuted The First Sculpture In The State To Honor Black Civil War Veterans  
Essence Magazine  
Featuring UNCW Professor Emeritus Dr. Chris Fonvielle  

Long-time UNCW professor dies from brain cancer  
WWAY  
Report on the recent passing of UNCW Professor Emerita Dr. Amy Kirschke 

Bones show signs of mercury poisoning in prehistoric civilizations  
Spectrum News  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Dr. Steve Emslie  

Winds, temperatures can affect varying red drum numbers  
Coastal Review  
Featuring UNCW researcher Danielle Goldberg 

A Gray Whale Makes its Way to the Smithsonian  
Smithsonian Ocean  
Featuring UNCW faculty member Dr. David Webster and UNCW’s recent gift to the National Museum of Natural History  

Currituck beach web cams to monitor potential hazards  
Daily Advance  
Featuring the research of UNCW faculty member Ryan Mieras

Seaweed Is Putting Sea Turtles in a Hot Mess 
Hakai Magazine 
Featuring UNCW faculty member Dr. Stephanie Kamel