UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

March 11-15

On the Job: Blake Fry
River Falls Journal
UW-River Falls' Special Assistant to the Chancellor Blake Fry received the 2013 Distinguished Service Award on Feb. 26 from the National Association
of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (NAPAHE).
...Fry at an award luncheon where Max Allen, chief of staff at UNC-Wilmington and chair of NAPAHE, presented the award during the NAPAHE annual...

MU Faculty Council report examines UM Press decisions
Columbia Missourian
COLUMBIA - A new report lifts the veil on how decisions were made about the fate of the University of Missouri Press last year. The report from an MU Faculty Council committee, presented Thursday at the council's meeting, analyzed the decisions made by administrators and whether those administrator
...single outside expert, Ben George, then an English professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, about the press closure. That the...

Film outside the box
Lumina News
Supplied image Directed by Fred Thomas, "24-Hour Love" will open the North Carolina Black Film Festival on Thursday, March 14, at the Cameron Art Museum.
...well as Reggae Redemption, in conjunction with the Caribbean Student Association at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. While Turner...

UNCW study finds artificial sweetener in open waters
Charlotte - News14.com
WILMINGTON -- A UNC Wilmington study on Splenda concentration in the waterways continues to receive critical praise. The 2009 study was the
first to discover the popular sweetener in open bodies of water.

Sweet water? UNCW study shows Splenda polluting waterways
Splenda is one of America's most used artificial sweeteners, but a study from UNCW shows its key ingredient ...

Local foods leaders earn awards
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Wilmington chefs know to get to the city's farmers markets before Brasserie du Soleil head cook Tripp Engel arrives.
...markets. Feast Down East bestowed the awards at its March 1 annual regional conference at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

A quilt of faith covering diverse beliefs
Wendy Sprattler did a replica of a stained glass window from Wilmington's Temple of Israel. Sejal Patel did a portrait of the Hindu goddess Saraswati.
...launched the project at the instigation of Laura Frank, a nontraditional student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, who's one of...

Health Career Expo at UNC-Wilmington: 4/8
Elon University
Learn more about Elon's PA and DPT programs at the Health Career Expo on Monday April 8 at UNC-Wilmington from 9am-11am at the Burney Center.
Health Career Expo at UNC-Wilmington: 4/8 Learn more about Elon's PA and DPT programs at the Health Career Expo on Monday April 8 at UNC-Wilmington...

Pay our teachers
Elkin Tribune
"I have never met a teacher who was a great teacher who did it for the money." No truer words were ever spoken. Thank you Guilford County Board
of Education Chairman, Alan Duncan for saying in the Greensboro News and Record editorial what most of us know and don't say enough.

Sea-Cat Brothers Discover Whats Really Important in New Childrens Book by Shanthi Thiruppathi
Tiggy and Tobias, brother sea-cats who live in a lighthouse on a beach, don't seem to have much in common.
...cats to create this childrens book. She earned a bachelors degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington...

UNCW's head fundraiser to retire
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Mary M. Gornto, vice chancellor for university advancement, will step down effective July 15, according to an announcement Wednesday from UNCW.
She has served as the university's fundraiser-in-chief for the past 10 years. Chancellor Gary Miller said ...

Editorial - UNCW research will help better explain our relationship with nature
Who knew that somewhere out in the Gulf Stream, fish and other creatures may be ingesting a popular low-cal sweetener? The effects of Splenda on marine life are unknown, as is whether trace amounts of the artificial sweetener in surface water might pose problems for fish...

Cape Fear River algae is focus of UNCW professor's research
A UNCW marine science professor will present a paper at the Water Resources Research Institute in Raleigh in two weeks documenting toxic blue/green algae in the Cape Fear River.

"Wizard of Lies" author at UNCW
Star News Online Blogs
Friday, March 15, is the deadline to register for a lecure by New York Times business writer Diana B. Henriques, author of "Wizard of Lies," coming up at 7:30 p.m.

News & Notes - Red Cross Gala, CIS store seeks volunteers
Red Cross gala will be March 16 WILMINGTON | The Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its 32nd annual Red Cross Gala & Auction at 6 p.p.m. Saturday, March 16, in the Burney Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The gala benefits the oldest Red Cross chapter in...

UNCW professors study Splenda in Cape Fear River
StarNewsOnline.com-by Kate Elizabeth Queram
The study, funded by UNCW's Center for Marine Science and conducted by researchers at the university's Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry ...

Industry News - UNCW professors study Splenda in Cape Fear River
Water Environment Federation
March 10--Dumping a packet of artificial sweetener into your coffee each morning could contribute to ocean and river pollution, according to research by four professors at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Review - UNCW's Philip Gerard looks at past, future
Author Philip Gerard has spent a huge chunk of his life messing about in boats (as evidenced in his recent essay collection, "The Patron Saint of Dreams").
...Dreams"). Some years back, he joined former UNCW Chancellor James Leutze for an extended cruise along the Cape Fear River for an environmental...

Estrangement within marriage carries 'Rooms'
The Argus Leader
LOS ANGELES - Karen E. Bender's second novel, "A Town of Empty Rooms," is a story of divisions, in both a marriage and a community. Revolving around Dan and Serena Shine, a couple who move with their two young children from Manhattan to rural North Carolina, it traces a culture clash that takes place.
...2002, when my husband, Robert, and I got teaching jobs at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. ... We don t feel like outsiders the...

Roger Shew - Get natural gas production right, or don't do itStarNewsOnline.com
The December 2012 issue of National Geographic contained an article on natural gas production and issues titled "Good Gas/Bad Gas." The title is a good summation of the public's opinions of the boom in natural gas production nationwide and here in North Carolina.
...lecturer in the Geology and Environmental Science departments at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He worked in the energy industry...

Geologist skeptical on waste disposal
Carolina Coast Online
RALEIGH - The state Legislature is considering a bill that could allow fracking waste to be disposed of on the coast, but a UNC Wilmington geologist says there isn't enough information right now to do it safely.

Industry News - Cape Fear Community College buying deep-water research vessel
Water Environment Federation
March 9--The R/V Cape Hatteras, a deep-water marine research ship based at the Duke University Marine Laboratory for all of its 31 years, will soon have a new owner.
"It's an opportunity we simply couldn't pass up." About 135 students are enrolled in the two-year program, which prepares students for work in fields...

Frank Chapman selected as DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Recipient
Frank Chapman selected as DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Recipient ... instructor, Chapman helped provide diving safety support to UNCW and...

50 years after 'The Feminine Mystique,' trading chains for handcuffs
News & Observer
By Katherine Montwieler. When Norton reissued "The Feminine Mystique" last month, I picked it up. I'd read excerpts before, in classes I'd taken...
Montwieler is associate professor of English and women's studies at UNC-Wilmington