For nearly four years, Taylor Fain provided historical background to policymakers as a U.S. State Department historian. Today, he loves to share stories and lessons from the past with an audience of students.

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NEW: Register for Faculty-Led "1:1 Social Entrepreneurship" Event Feb. 1

NEW: Connect with Students in the Residence Halls - Volunteer for “House Calls” by Jan. 24

REMINDER: Attend Thursday's Allied Health Building Groundbreaking Ceremony

REMINDER: Submit Proposals for Inaugural First-Year Studies Conference Through Jan. 29

REMINDER: Submit Friends of UNCW Grant Applications Through Feb. 14


NEW: Quarterly Meetings of the UNCW Board of Trustees and Committees, Jan. 18-19

NEW: UNCW Names The Honorable Woody White to Board of Trustees

NEW: Jacob "Andrew" Hester Hired as Director of Assessment, Research and Planning

NEW: Admissions Launches Redesigned Digital Viewbook

NEW: Watson College of Education Invites Faculty, Staff to Jan. 22 Lab School Meeting

NEW: Randall Library Facilities Update

NEW: Nominations for 2018 Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award Due Feb. 28

NEW: ETEAL Announces New Funding Opportunity for Team-Based Projects Through Strategic Initiatives Program - Proposals Due Feb. 12

REMINDER: University College Hiring UNI 101 Instructors for Fall 2018 - Applications Due Jan. 20

In the News

UNCW Makes Two National Ranking Lists for Online Programs, Value

Additional coverage: CNBCGreater Wilmington Business JournalWWAY; Port City Daily

Musical Musings (featuring music faculty members Elizabeth Loparits and Christina Brier)


Economists Talk Positive Outlook for Cape Fear Region (featuring UNCW regional economist Adam Jones)


UNCW Student Group Finalist in National Campaign with Camp Kesem


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Shannon Bourne, art and art history faculty member, poses with her daughter, Camille, at the Jan. 11 opening of "Shannon Bourne: American Stories," on display in the CAB Gallery through Feb. 23.  

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