UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Jan. 22-25

South DeKalb Rotarians support Meadowview School
CrossRoads News
A $1,100 donation to Meadowview Elementary School from the South DeKalb Rotary Club will support the school's media center and its new spelling bee contest.
...sponsored the school s Teacher of the Year, read to the students, donated books, supported literacy programs, and participated in Career Day.

Will the Internet of Things Darken or Lighten the Cloud?
With every new wave of technological progress, there will always be those who warn of its many dangers. The Internet of Things is no different - and concerns are already being voiced it could end cloud computing.
...intelligent services. Ron Vetter, a computer science professor in at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and member of the IEEE (News - Alert),

Malaysian ambassador talks tech, trade, education
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Malaysia is actively seeking to strengthen its trade and educational relationships with the United States, according to the Asian country's ambassador to the U.
Syed Edwan Anwar, spent Thursday morning touring the campus of University of North Carolina Wilmington. In his remarks, Hashim emphasized Malaysia...

University buys property for center
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
University of North Carolina Wilmington s Entrepreneurship Center (EC) will soon have a home of its own.

'Mountains' a tour of thin wire and space
GO What: "Mountains," Wilmington artist Andi Steele's space-altering monofilament installation When: Opening reception is 6-9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25. Exhibition hangs through mid-February.
...I visited Steele, an assistant professor of studio art at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Inside, she was nearly halfway done with...

Lumina News
The Big Read, a national program, attempts to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment.
...has partnered with WHQR, New Hanover County Public Library, University of North Carolina Wilmington, New Hanover County Public High Schools,

FIU takeover saves Aquarius base for now
KEY LARGO -- Florida International University is taking over operations of Aquarius Reef Base off Key Largo, saving the world's last undersea research lab from closure.
...for the entire Undersea Research Program, including the $1.2 million that went to Aquarius last year, to be cut. In an effort to save the program,

10 Onslow County elementary students move on to UNCW science fairJDNews.com (AP)
Austin Jarman looked at a display of marimo moss balls and wondered just how they could impact aquarium water quality. His curiosity paid off after he was named
one of 10 elementary school students from Onslow County who will go on to compete in the Southeastern Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Wilmington job view grim as leaders look ahead
It's a time of new realities and one of them is Wilmington's poor record of job creation. In fact, we have fewer jobs now than in 2010, Connie Majure-Rhett, CEO
of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, told a gathering Tuesday sponsored by the Cape Fear Economic Development Council.
...Catlin, R-New Hanover; Gary Miller, chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington; Rhonda Bellamy, executive director of the Wilmington...

County takes step toward merging health, DSS departmentsStarNewsOnline.com
The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners took a closer look at options for a merger between the county's health and social services departments Tuesday morning.
...directors. Among others on the committee will be representatives from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, New Hanover County Schools and New...

Recent internet hoax involving college player sparks debate about online safety
News 14 Carolina
The spotlight on Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te'o continues to spark conversation about online safety. "Some of these scams are so outrageous and outlandish, how can you fall into it? Osama bin Laden left you money because he forgot his stash is out in the desert and a desperate person, obviously, and a greedy person and a person that is not too bright, you know will jump on that," said IT Security Officer at UNCW Zachery Seth Mitcham.

UNCW & Coverbind Corporation Partnership News
KSLA News 12
Coverbind Corporation® has announced today that it has expanded with the hiring of Brianna Montgomery and Cameron Coates as their
...of Brianna Montgomery and Cameron Coates as their interns from the University of North Carolina Wilmington as well as the promotion of Brian...

Nominations for Wildlife Conservation Award end Jan. 30
Jefferson Post
Recognize someone who is considered a leader in nongame wildlife conservation in North Carolina with a nomination for the eighth annual Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award.
James Parnell, professor emeritus of biological sciences at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington for his pioneering research on colonial...

New Hanover OKs permit for expansion of county's landfill
The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to grant a special-use permit for the expansion of the county's landfill.
New Hanover produces more than 200,000 tons of garbage a year, and without the proposed expansion the landfill has a lifespan roughly five years.
...candidate Rob Zapple and Roger Shew, a geology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said they supported the special-use...

Emancipation Proclamation subject of UNCW lecture
WILMINGTON | The recent movie "Lincoln" has sparked new interest in the Emancipation Proclamation, President Lincoln's executive order, dated Jan. 1, 1863, declaring all slaves in Confederate territories to be freed.
...will re-examine the famous document in a lecture at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Adrienne Petty, assistant professor of history...

'Portrait of a Dreamer' by Ron Dortch, actor; Theater Prof. Theresa Davis; and Composer Nkeiru Okoye Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 PM UNC Wilmington
Composer Nkeiru Okoye sends this announcement of a program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), featuring the Williston Alumni Community Choir
and Composer Nkeiru Okoye Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 PM UNC Wilmington Composer.

Pardon us, guv
News-Record.com (AP)
A state history marker for Samarcand Manor stands by U.S. 211 in Moore County, a few miles west of the chicken plant in Eagle Springs, not far from ritzy Pinehurst.
...Press.Continue Reading McLaurin is a former chairman of the history department at UNC-Wilmington. He is the author of ten books, one of which...

Local leaders to discuss resolutions for 2013
Port City Daily
N.C. Rep. Rick Catlin is expected to join a panel of local elected, business and institutional leaders who will air their New Year's resolutions on Tuesday.
...it, a press release said. Expected to attend are UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller, Wilmington Arts Council Executive Director Rhonda Bellamy, Rep.

Helping build ILM's film base
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Lou Buttino has been a dynamic figure for years in the University of North Carolina Wilmington's film studies department. Buttino, who is currently on medical leave from UNCW, served as department chairman from 2004 to 2010 and remains a professor there.

Week Events: County landfill, leadership panel, business credit and moreGreater Wilmington Business Journal
Tuesday: New Hanover County Commissioners hold a public hearing at 9 a.m. about a proposal to expand the county landfill onto adjacent properties located in a heavy
industrial district at 5200 and 5210 US Highway 421 North.
...on North Front Street. Scheduled to participate are: UNCW chancellor Gary Miller; Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County executive...

UNCW students' champion beer pong skills take them to Las Vegas
StarNewsOnline.com-by Michael Voorheis
After four years of college, Jay Roberts has left behind a legacy. With years of dedicated practice, discipline and performance under pressure, ...