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Collaborative Marine Mammal Project Funded by Office of Naval Research Grant
July 8, 2021 -
 A team of researchers led by Michael Tift, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology, has received a $201,954 grant from the Office of Naval Research to further their work studying the central nervous system lymphatic structure in marine mammals...more


Collaborative COVID Research Published in Scientific Reports
July 2021 -
Rachel Carroll, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, and Chris Prentice, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs, used spatial and temporal modeling to visualize the effects of U.S. state issued stay at home orders related to...more

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UNCW to Host NC Biotech Funding Workshop
July 1, 2021 - Join us to explore grants and loans available to researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs in Southeastern North Carolina. Funding sources to be discussed include North Carolina Biotechnology Center, UNCW Office of Innovation and Commercialization, NC Idea, NSF I-Corps...more


Two Proposals Selected for AY2021-2022 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series
July 1, 2021 The Research, Innovation, and Commercialization Office is pleased to announce two Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series awardees for the 2021-2022 academic year - A Marine Biotechnology Seminar Series and The Material Culture of Racial Justice and Healthcare Equity...more

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Big Things Come in Very Small Packages: A New Way of Looking at the Ocean
June 24, 2021 UNCW’s SeaHawk-1 Cubesat, outfitted with the HawkEye Ocean Color Imager, has completed on-orbit commissioning and has entered into a period of phased startup of Operations. Ocean color satellite oceanography provides a unique window into the global ocean ecosystem...more

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Chemistry and Biochemistry's Williamson's Work Reflects Value of Biotech Partnerships
June 22, 2021 - This coming October will mark three years since R. Thomas Williamson, Yousry and Linda Sayed Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, joined the faculty at UNCW. He arrived the week after Hurricane Florence following an 18-year career in the...more

CMS Director Named Ken Halanych

Ken Halanych Named Executive Director of UNCW's Center for Marine Science
June 17, 2021 - Following a national search, Kenneth M. Halanych has been named executive director of the UNCW Center for Marine Science. His appointment is effective October 1, 2021. As the leader and chief advocate for UNCW’s coastal and marine sciences, Halanych is charged...more

Angie Sardinas Receives Mather Award

Rec Therapy Assistant Professor Receives Mather Award
June 16, 2021 - Recreation Therapy Assistant Professor Angie Sardina and her collaborators received the Innovative Research on Aging Silver Award from the Mather Institute for their manuscript entitled, Older Black Adults’ Satisfaction and Anxiety Levels After Completing Alternative Versus Traditional Cognitive Batteries in May...more

Farmed Shellfish Contribute to Economic Impact

UNCW Part of NC Sea Grant Finding Farmed Shellfish Creates Half of Economic Impact of Shellfish in NC
June 16, 2021 - Cultivated, or farmed, shellfish now represent over half of the total economic impact of shellfish in the state. New research has found that North Carolina’s shellfish industry provides over $27 million in economic impact and 532 jobs in the state. Until 2016, the industry’s economic impact primarily came from...more

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UNCW's Nina de Gramont's Novel to be Produced by HBO Max
June 12, 2021 - Creative Writing Associate Professor, Nina de Gramont's 2015 novel 'The Distance from Me to You' is slated to be adapted as a feature for HBO Max. Deadline, the Hollywood news website, reports that New Line won the rights for the young adult novel, which de Gramont wrote under the pen name "Marina Gessner." (Her husband...more

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UNCW’s Office of the Arts to Receive $95,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts
June 10, 2021 - UNCW’s Office of the Arts has been approved for two substantial arts programming grants...more

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NDCRC Housed at UNCW Updates Interactive Map of Drug and Treatment Courts
June 10, 2021 - Treatment courts exist to lead those with substance use and mental health disorders in the justice system into a life of recovery and stability. Since 2019, the National Drug Court Resource Center, housed in the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Social...more

CIE Co-hosts Post-pandemic Film Forum

CIE and Cucalorus Team up for Post-Pandemic Production Film Forum
June 8, 2021 - WECT reports the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Cucalorus Film Foundation organized  an upcoming virtual forum on “Post-Pandemic Production.” Barbara D’Alessandro, producer on...more

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Cahill Award Recipients Identified
June 3, 2021 - 14 traditional and 2 collaborative applications were reviewed and selected by the Faculty Senate Research Committee as recipients of this year's Charles L. Cahill Award recipients. This is internal funding for faculty scholarship awarded to full-time faculty to promote scholarship broadly...more