UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

March 18-22

UNCW's Carly Tanner opens NCAA Swim Championships
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - UNCW's Carly Tanner missed reaching the finals of the 50-yard Freestyle in her NCAA debut early Thursday when she
placed 46th in the event on the opening day of the 2013 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships ...

Bill would abolish Racial Justice Act, not racial justice, supporters say
Lumina News
Defendants in capital cases could still file appeals about race discrimination claims if legislation to repeal the Racial Justice Act in North Carolina becomes law, bill supporters say.
...proposed repeal, including Kimberly Cook, chairwoman of the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Sociology and Criminology Department.

Conference at UNCW to highlight Rosenwald schools' legacy
A major theme will be relating the Rosenwald school experience to Williston Industrial High School, Wilmington's historically black high school during segregation,
said John Haley, a professor emeritus of history at UNCW and keynote speaker for the ...

NY Times reporter reviews lessons from Madoff scandal
The collapse of Bernard "Bernie" Madoff's storied Ponzi scheme and the revelations following it has provided valuable lessons for other con artists as well as investors.
That was one of the major points New York Times contributing writer Diana Henriques made during her talk at University of North Carolina Wilmington Wednesday afternoon.

Highlights of McCrory's 2013-14 budget proposal
Fox Charlotte
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Highlights of Gov. Pat McCrory's $20.6 billion spending proposal released Wednesday for the 2013-14 fiscal year. For tax changes,
figures are for the amount of revenue generated or lost.
...teacher assistant funding for 2nd, 3rd grade classes, increase teacher assistant-student ratio in kindergarten, 1st grade: -$117.1 million. ACT...

UNCW's Tanner set for NCAA swimming championship
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Carly Tanner makes her much-anticipated NCAA debut early Thursday when the UNCW senior competes in the first of three events -
the 50-yard freestyle - at the 2013 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships in ...

Region's education leaders see mixed bag in McCrory proposals
Gov. Pat McCrory's first budget, released Wednesday, speaks volumes about the new governor's priorities for higher education in North Carolina. The Republican governor proposes steep cuts to the state's universities, though McCrory would add $63 million to pay for the University of North Carolina's
...plan, said Mark Lanier, assistant to the chancellor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The University of North Carolina system would...

Shift puts Brunswick in metro Myrtle Beach area instead of Wilmington
Wilmingtonians probably never realized Myrtle Beach was so close. In fact, it's now just across the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.
...gross domestic product like William Woody Hall, an economist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. But he said the switch of Brunswick...

Goolsby's death penalty bill opposed by NC professors
Listen Over 70 university professors from across North Carolina have signed a letter opposing a bill that will make amendments to the state's death penalty law.
...in capital sentencing. Senator Goolsby says that the professors from schools like UNCW, UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke, and Wake Forest are the people...

GWBJ Info Junkie
Janine Iamunno at UNCW uses technology to stay on top of media coverage and trends in both the communications industry and higher education,

Coca-Cola's New Drink for Soda Drop-Outs
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As soda sales dip, Coke hopes Fruitwater will pick up slack.
...the most waves. Related Gallery Scientists at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry Research Laboratory...

New website seeks to connect area's entrepreneurs
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Local entrepreneurs and those who provide services to small- and medium-sized business now have a resource to help connect and organize the entrepreneurial ecosystem of southeastern North Carolina.

Kopernik - Girl Power: Under the Sea April 2-4, 2013
Binghamton Today
The Kopernik Observatory & Science Center (KOSC) is teaming up with NASA to present the next program in the Girl Power series. Girl Power: "Under the Sea" will challenge girls in grades 3-6 to understand what is needed to help preserve the quality and beauty of our Planet's oceans.
...Series. Dr. Delaney earned her B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She then earned both her M.Sc. and...

Local students fare well at Science Olympiad
The Bladen Journal
WILMINGTON - At the Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad for middle-school and high-school students, Emily Scott, an eighth- grade student at Clarkton
School of Discovery, was named the recipient of the UNC-Wilmington Woman in Science Award, which celebrates her accomplishments in science throughout

UNCW swimmer's constant achievements lead to NCAA trip
UNCW swimmer Carly Tanner is ranked 23rd in NCAA Division I in the 100-yard breaststroke.

$35M rec center expansion project at UNCW finally nears completion
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - While the $35 million expansion project for the Student Recreation Center at UNCW is finally nearing completion, school officials still don't have an exact date for fully reopening.

Two assistants leave UNCW basketball
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The UNCW men's basketball team is looking for two new assistant coaches. Associate Head Coach Jamie ...

New UNCW program to offer business basics to non-business majors
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
This summer, area undergrads can beef up their grasp of business basics through a new program at University of North Carolina Wilmington. Registration is now open for the Swain Summer Business Institute, an intensive four-week program designed for non-business majors and recent college graduates.

Who these people are: Nursing home care for Vietnam vets
McKnight's Long Term Care News
Here's a conundrum. The rate of post-traumatic stress among Vietnam veterans is high and has climbed in recent years, with the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq War serving as triggers.
...professor of gerontology and sociology, and gerontology coordinator at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, she has the formidable academic...

HOOPS (M): Kachmarik, Calabria out at UNCW
Star News Online Blogs
There are now three holes to fill on the UNCW men's basketball staff. Associate head coach Jamie Kachmarik and assistant Dante Calabria will not return for the 2013-14 season, per a university release earlier Monday.

City's future might include pedestrian bridge across College Road
At South College Road and Randall Drive, checking for traffic before crossing the street involves a lot of head turning.
...bikers going through the busy intersection to get to the University of North Carolina Wilmington have to monitor three different directions before...

UNC shuttle starts soon without contract
Metro Magazine
The Seahawk reported that Wilmington Shuttle, a division of Cape Fear Limo, plans to start bus transit service to University of North Carolina, Wilmington (UNCW) students this spring.

Not so sweet? Sucralose is polluting North Carolina waterways
Something sweet is polluting North Carolina waterways. The University of North Carolina at Wilmington conducted a study of the coastal waterways to find all of their samples polluted with sucralose-the main ingredient in one of the country's most popular artificial sweeteners.

What's in store for North Carolina's fracking future?
Lifting a statewide ban on deep injection wells for contaminated wastewater could have implications beyond just the fracking industry, experts say.
...Hatteras, according to Paul Thayer, professor emeritus of geology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Coontz headlines women's history month celebration
The Dispatch
Nationally-known historian and family studies expert Stephanie Coontz will play a major role March 20 as part of Mississippi State's Women's History Month Celebration and the Gender Studies Lecture Series.
...Conservatory of Music in Trossingen, Germany. To be held in 328 Colvard Student Union, her program will be titled "The Status of Women in European...

Review of fishery stock assessments set to begin
JDNews.com (AP)
Federal officials are poised to begin a review of fishery stock assessments, a multi-step process used to estimate fish populations that then serve as the basis for catch limits and season end dates.
...Fred Scharf, a professor of biology and marine biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Getting good, quality data in a timely...

Historian to speak on Jews in the shaping of African-American culture
...Jewish Americans will be the topic of a lecture Tuesday at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Stephen J. Whitfield, professor of American...

Atkins Named To CAA All-Tournament Team
UNCW sophomore guard Kelva Atkins was named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2013 CAA Women's Basketball Championship, presented by Jani-King, tournament officials announced on Sunday.