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2020 Alumna's Study on Red Drum Finds Wins, Temperatures Can Affect Numbers
December 7, 2021 - The research of Danielle Goldberg reveals that wind and temperatures can have affect on varying red drum numbers. Goldberg was an MS Marine Biology student working with Dr. Fred Scharf...more

Prehistoric Bones Show High Levels of Mercury

Dr. Steven Emslie's Work on Prehistoric Bones Featured on Spectrum News
December 6, 2021 - Spectrum News recently ran a 3-minute feature on Dr. Steven Emslie's scientific discoveries of Mercury poisoning in prehistoric bones in cavitations of the Copper Age. When Dr. Emslie, UNCW Professor of Biology and Marine Biology, stumbled upon a working archaeological site wile visiting Portugal, he found...more

Adam Jones

Chamber Releases Economic Scorecard on ILM Region
December 3, 2021 - The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce released its 2021 economic scorecard that serves as an objective take on the region's economy. Dr. Adam Jones, UNCW's regional economist, describes...more


Opt-in to Various SPARC Distribution Lists to Stay Informed
December 2, 2021 - SPARC offers the chance to be part of targeted communication distribution lists to maximize communication efforts and stay on top of deadlines and opportunities...more


SPARC Holiday Office Hours Affect Proposal Deadlines
December 1, 2021 - As we approach the holiday season and winter break for UNCW, we kindly remind you to please plan ahead and make the appropriate arrangements to ensure ample time for processing your sponsored program needs with SPARC...more

Pete Schuhmann

$3.4M in Grants Feature Collaborative Research of Dr. Pete Schuhmann
November 24, 2021 - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $3.4 million worth of grants through its Growing Convergence Research program to numerous groups embarking on a five-year sustainable coffee production project in Honduras. Involving coffee farmers in the Yoro region...more

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Two Proposals Selected to Move Forward from MRI Limited Submission Process
November 23, 2021 - In October, Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (SPARC) ran a limited submission process for NSF’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program. Two proposals were selected for Track 1 ($100,000 to less than $1 million). There is still an opportunity to develop a proposal for Track 2 ($1 million up to and including $4 million). Research and Innovation is pleased to announce the following awardees for Track 1...more

Ocean Buoy

UNCW Adds New Applied Coastal and Ocean Sciences Ph.D. Program
November 19, 2021 - A new doctoral program in Applied Coastal and Ocean Sciences will be offered at UNCW. The highly interdisciplinary Ph.D. program will leverage the campus's unique coastal location by offering in-depth curricula and research experiences in coastal and ocean sciences, as well as additional coursework on entrepreneurship and technology development...more

Shellfish Farm

UNCW Researchers Awarded Two Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium Grants
November 19, 2021 - Dr. Jennifer McCall, Assistant Professor in the Clinical Research Program in the School of Nursing, and Susan Niven, a research specialist at the Center for Marine Science, were awarded two grants to develop accurate field testing for shellfish farmers and to study the Florida Red Tide migration...more

Hell of a Book

UNCW Alumnus, New York Times Best-selling Author Jason Motts Wins National Book Award
November 18, 2021 - UNCW alumnus Jason Motts '06, '08M won the National Book Award in the category of fiction for his newest novel. The critically acclaimed Hell of a Book explores the injustice and fear of growing up Black in the American South...more

Ghost Forest in NC

Two UNCW Faculty Featured on Spectrum News
November 18, 2021 - Dr. Andrea Hawkes, Professor in Earth and Ocean Sciences, and Dr. Monica Rother, Assistant Professor in Environmental Sciences, were featured on Spectrum News in a story on the increase of North Carolina ghost forests due to the intrusion of saltwater into freshwater wetlands...more

Steven Emslie

Professor Emslie's Recent Research Publication Discussed in The Science Times
November 16, 2021 - Dr. Steven Emslie, Professor of Biology and Marine Biology, and his colleagues recently published "The Use and Abuse of Cinnabar in Late Neolithic and Copper Age Iberia" in the International Journal of Osteoarcheology. The research results, a comprehensive study regarding the major causes of mercury poisoning throughout history, were also discussed in The Science Times...more

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