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SPARC Update: Holiday Office Hours
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

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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

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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

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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

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UNCW Alumnus, New York Times Bestselling 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

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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

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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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CIE and Partners Receive NC IDEA Regional Impact Grant
November 12, 2021 - NC IDEA announced 15 new partnerships through its ECOSYSTEM program that are meant to further strengthen the infrastructure supporting North Carolina's entrepreneurs. UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is collaborating with the Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington (NEW) and UNCP Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub...more

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Research and Innovation Debuts OSPREY Nov. 15 for Annual COI Disclosure Submission
November 11, 2021 - UNCW has entered into a contract with InfoEd Global to develop a new online research administration system called "OSPREY" - Oonline Ssponsored Pprograms and Rresearch Eenterprise sYstem. OSPREY will replace RAMSeS for grant and contract administration...more

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Sridhar Varadarjan and Arthur Frampton Finding New Ways to Beat Breast Cancer
November 8, 2021 - An exciting breakthrough discovery of therapeutic treatments that could help breast cancer patients experience fewer side effects is in the early stages of development at UNCW. Sridhar Varadarajan, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Arthur Frampton, professor of biology and marine biology, have...more


Assistant Professor and M.S. Student Awarded U.S. Geological Grant to Study Active Faults in Death Valley National Park
November 8, 2021 - EOS Assistant Professor Peter Haproff and M.S. student Jordan Burkey were recently awarded a grant for $19,392 from the U.S. Geological Survey EDMAP Program to map and investigate slip rates and earthquake potential of faults in Death Valley National Park, CA...more

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