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Research Achievement Award Nominations Now Open, Deadline 1/15
November 15, 2022 - Research and Innovation invites nominations for the second round of Research Achievement Awards, which aim to recognize faculty for their excellence in research, innovation, and scholarship. These awards – the Rising Research Excellence Award and the Research Collaboration Award – will honor research productivity and impact, both in their field as well as on UNCW students...more

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Dr. Sarah Gaby Receives Grant to Study the Civil Rights Movement and Legacies of Racial Violence
November 14, 2022 - Dr. Sarah Gaby, assistant professor of sociology, is the recipient of a Russell Sage Foundation research grant to examine how the Civil Rights Movement impacted the relationship between historical racial violence and current day racism and racial inequality...more

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UNCW, CIE Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 12-20
November 11, 2022 - UNCW and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will present Global Entrepreneurship Week Wilmington, featuring a variety of speakers and events that celebrate and empower entrepreneurs. GEW Wilmington is part of a larger global effort with 200 countries and 10 million people participating...more

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UNCW Receives $368,210 NC Biotech Investment
November 9, 2022 - The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 23 grants and loans totaling over $1.4 million to support life sciences research, technology commercialization, and entrepreneurship throughout the state. UNCW received an Innovation Impact Grant, two Translational Research Grants, and two Flash Grants...more


UNCW's Campus-to-Community Efforts Earn APLU Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Designation
November 7, 2022 - In recognition of its strong commitment to economic engagement, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) designated the University of North Carolina Wilmington an “Innovation & Economic Prosperity University.” The national designation acknowledges public research universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development...more


SPARC Holiday Hours
November 1, 2022 The SPARC office will be officially closed November 24-27. If any proposals are due the week before/after or during these days (proposal deadline November 21 – December 2), please ensure your OSPREY proposal is fully routed and approved and ready to be submitted by November 18. SPARC cannot guarantee that any proposal and/or materials not fully routed and approved by November 18 will be submitted by our office and as such it will be the sole responsibility of the PI to submit. Please note our office is the only office authorized and available to submit grants via any government portal that is not PI based (ex.,, NIH ASSIST, S2S via OSPREY, etc.). Please remember OSPREY proposals must be in their finalized state when routed for approval (including a narrative, scope of work, and budget justification) and must have all sponsor required materials uploaded as an attachment at time of route. The SPARC office will also be closed December 23-January 2.

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WRAL Features UNCW Scientists about Climate Change
October 2022 WRAL is producing a series of episodes on topics related to climate change. Multiple UNCW faculty researchers have been featured on recent segments: Ryan Mieras, assistant professor in physics and physical oceanography and Andrea Hawkes, professor in earth and ocean sciences, on storm impacts and sea level rise; Narcisa Pricope, professor in earth and ocean sciences, on flood risk; and Phil Bresnahan, assistant professor in earth and ocean sciences, on sunny day flooding.

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UNCW Team Awarded NSF Grant to Study Adelie Penguins in Antarctica
October 28, 2022 Dr. Steve Emslie, professor in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology, and Dr. Chad Lane, professor and chair of the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, have received a four-year National Science Foundation award with colleague Mike Polito, a former UNCW doctoral student of Dr. Emslie. The team will study foraging grounds of Adélie penguins in the Ross Sea area, East Antarctica, to better understand the impacts of climate change and to help protect their projected future foraging sites...more

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Dasgupta Named 2022 Women to Watch
October 25, 2022 Two UNCW Seahawks are winners of WILMA Magazine’s 2022 Women to Watch Awards, an annual list of females that WILMA editors describe as “movers and shakers in our region” who are making an impact in the following categories: arts, business, education, health, nonprofit/volunteer, public service and rising stars. Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Sayantani Dasgupta (arts)...more


UNCW to Host State of NC Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium
October 24, 2022 - UNCW will host this year’s State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) in conjunction with CSURF's annual Fall Showcase of Student Research and Creativity. Student abstract submissions are due Oct. 26; registration is by Nov. 7; and the event is Saturday, Dec. 3. Hundreds of undergraduate students from public and private institutions across the state...more

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Drone Observatory for Coastal Mapping Coming Soon to UNCW, First in SE Region
October 20, 2022 UNCW will soon be the first university in the southeast to acquire an unoccupied aerial system (UAS) observatory for coastal mapping, supported by a National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Grant for nearly $851,000. The grant is awarded to faculty member Dr. Narcisa Pricope and colleagues Dr. Philip Bresnahan, Dr. Devon Eulie, Dr. Joanne Halls and Dr. Lynn Leonard...more

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Exploring the Fragility of Democracy: UNCW Will Utilize $300,000 Teagle Grant to Enhance Civic Education
October 19, 2022 - UNCW has received a $300,000 implementation grant from The Teagle Foundation to fund a program that explores the meaning and fragility of democracy. The Fragility, Resilience and Engaged Education in Democracy (FREED) Project is a university-wide program to enhance civic education by integrating coursework, applied learning, and community-engaged research and learning...more

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UNCW Faculty, Staff Honored for Community Service
October 14, 2022 - UNCW employees and a community partner were honored for their outstanding community engagement and service to the greater Wilmington area during the 2022 Community Engagement Awards held on Oct. 11. The Office of Community Engagement and Impact recognized...more

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SHAHS Assistant Professor Appointed to National Academies of Practice
October 5, 2022 - Dr. Michele Pedicone, clinical associate professor in respiratory therapy, has been appointed to the 15th Academy of the National Academies of Practice (NAP). The NAP is a non-profit organization that advises governmental bodies on our healthcare system...more

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Dr. Kimberly Cook Receives American Society of Criminology Lifetime Achievement Award
October 3, 2022 Dr. Kimberly Cook, professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology, has received the Division on Critical Criminology & Social Justice Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of CriminologyThe award, the highest honor of the division, recognizes sustained and distinguished scholarship, teaching, and service in critical criminology...more

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