UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Oct. 6 - 10

UNCW Receives $1 Million Grant from U.S. State Department
NorthCarolina.edu (top news item for entire UNC System)
The United States State Department has awarded UNCW an initial three-year grant to partner with the International Islamic University, Islamabad. Thepartnership will foster reciprocal opportunities for faculty and students in professional development,researchand community engagement in an effort tosupport State Department diplomacy objectives, which include "expanding and strengthening the relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of the rest of the world."

UNC Wilmington forms partnership with Islamic University in Islamabad
Triangle Business Journal

UNCW to Receive $1 Million Grant from State Department
Time Warner Cable News
*This segment aired statewide in all markets: Coastal, Triangle, Sandhills and Charlotte

UNCW receives $1 million, largest state dept. grant in UNC sys. history
Story picked up by affiliates across the country: WCSC, Toledo News Now, KAIT8and WAVE

Partnering for global awareness: State Department grant will pair UNCW, Pakistani university
Port City Daily

UNCW receives $1M grant

UNCW Receives Record-setting Grant From U.S. State Department
Greater Wilmington Business Journal

UNCW receives $1 million grant

Star News

AP wire story resulted in coverage in the following outlets:
Blue Ridge Now
Charlotte Observer
Delaware City News Line
News & Observer
News & Record
The State

UNCW, AARP partner to help with retirement issues
Star News
Organizers of a new partnership between AARP and the University of North Carolina Wilmington hope to make retirement better for the region's sizable 50-and-over population. At a kick-off event Tuesday, leaders of the "Secure and Healthy Retirement Initiative" detailed plans for AARP-North Carolina and UNCW's College of Health and Human Services and Cameron School of Business to develop programs to help people plan, save for and enjoy retirement.
Other coverage: WWAY, WECT, Greater Wilmington Business Journal and Topix

UNCW's College of Health and Human Services and Cameron School of Business Partner with AARP North Carolina Launch "Secure and Healthy Retirement Initiative
The University of North Carolina Wilmington's College of Health and Human Services and the Cameron School of Business have partnered with AARP of North Carolina to create a first-of-its-kind program that will address the challenges of, and offer solutions for the region's post-50 population to ensure success of a secure and healthy retirement.
Other coverage: Public News Service

UNCW Faculty Senate Develops List Of Desired Qualities For New Chancellor
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
As the search process for a new chancellor gets underway, faculty members at University of North Carolina Wilmington are developing a list of qualities that they would like to see in their new leader. Tuesday morning, the Faculty Senate's steering committee released its draft list, which was considered by the full Senate at its meeting later in the day.

Find Out How Old You Look And When You're Going To Die
Yahoo! News Singapore
FaceMyAge.comanalyzes your face based on the uploaded picture and takes into account the answers on your lifestyle choices to estimate your age and predict your lifespan. This technology was realized by two teams: an Identity Sciences Team from University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) and a Demographic/Actuarial Sciences Team from the University of Chicago.

Citizen science efforts expand monitoring programs but come with risks
Environmental Monitor
Sometimes the best way to monitor the quality of the environment where regular folks live, work and play is to give them the power to monitor it themselves. Crowd-sourced science comes in many forms with as many objectives. Researchers from the University of North Carolina Wilmington built a database where beachgoers and boaters can report jellyfish sightings. And scientists from North Carolina and Florida had a little help from cookie-carrying citizens with mapping ant distributions in the U.S.

UNCW goes over the top to open season
UNCW is opening its season with a crazy comedy. Students are performing The Doctor in Spite of Himself. Moliere wrote the show in the 1600's, but this is a more modern adaptation of the tale. "It's one hour full of pranks and gigs and all these hijinks and everything," actor Bruno Rose said. "This is basically an adult version of Dr. Seuss almost, so it's been very awesome to work with all these quirky characters and everyone is just so out of the box."

Former Gov. Bev Perdue joins 'Fiber Transforms Triangle' conference lineup
WRAL Tech Wire
In another move, Jim Roberts, Executive Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is joining a panel discussion about business opportunities. Roberts replaces investor and former telecom executive Steve Vanderwoude, who withdrew for personal reasons.

Join the celebration of prehistoric animals that once roamed our region
Museum Publicity
There's something for everyone during Fossil Week at Cincinnati Museum Center. Join Professor Patricia H. Kelley of the University of North Carolina Wilmington during a free lecture Wednesday evening, October 15 at 7 p.m. as she discusses whether evolution is in conflict with creation or whether there is a valid way to reconcile the two.

Scientists perform fish surgeries, use ROV to study Florida Keys' underwater world
Miami Herald
It quickly became evident during the Nancy Foster's two-week mission that science at sea is a slow, collaborative effort. Exploration included parts of the seafloor, down to 420 feet deep, that had never before been seen by humans. The ROV, owned by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and operated by the UNC Wilmington's Undersea Vehicles Program, covered more territory than was possible by divers. "But it's still providing terabytes of invaluable information that can be studied by scientists from around the world," Donahue said.

Interesting dynamic from Haugh in third debate for NC's US Senate seat
News & Observer
The News & Observer asked several political analysts to watch the debate and share their thoughts about the performance of Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and challengers Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis and Libertarian Sean Hough including Craig M. Burnett, assistant professor in the Public and International Affairs Department at UNC Wilmington,and Aaron S. King, assistant professor political science UNC Wilmington.
Other coverage: Charlotte Observer

Moving beyond tolerance: Gay NFL alum reaches for LGBT acceptance
Port City Daily
For former NFL player Wade Davis, it took a group of courageous young people to inspire him to finally come out as gay. Davis-an advocate, writer, public speaker, and educator on gender, race and orientation equality-will be in Wilmington on Monday, Oct. 6, as part of UNCW Presents Leadership Lecture Series. His lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Burney Center.

Wilmington's Next Glass, nCino among 'Top 10 Startups to Watch' in 2014

Port City Daily

Next Glass, a graduate of UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, announced it has been chosen as one of the "Top 10 Startups to Watch" in 2014 by North Carolina's Technology Association's (NCTA) N.C. Tech Awards.

More sexual assaults reported at UNCW
Star News

UNCW police Chief David Donaldson attributes the increase in sexual assaults to new reporting requirements - not an upswing in assaults.

Flytrap Brewery To Celebrate Grand Opening
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Mike Barlas developed a love for craft beer and home brewing while studying for his master's degree in business administration at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. That led him to start work on a business plan that would allow him to be among the early crop of craft breweries opening in Wilmington.

Groups gather to support clean industry
Lumina News
Chants of "More film, less frack" and "Take pride in a clean tide" could be heard as about a hundred protesters looped around the Hanover Street cul-de-sac beside the Wilmington Convention Center on Oct. 9, where Gov. Pat McCrory was preparing to speak about offshore energy exploration at the 2014 Coastal Energy Summit. A handful of groups, including the film industry, local education supporters, the Stop Titan Action Network and the University of North Carolina Wilmington Environmental Concerns Organization (ECO), joined forces over shared support for clean industry in Wilmington.

UNCW's Peacock named CAA Defensive Player of the Week
Junior middle blocker Meredith Peacock was named Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player-of-the-Week after helping UNCW to a 2-0 mark on the road last week. Peacock earned the honor after leading the Seahawks at the net with 13 total blocks over the course of two matches.
Seahawk men's soccer team wins again; Basketball media day for UNCW women 


Second half goals from Jamie Dell and Colin Bonner sparked nationally-ranked UNCW to a 2-0 win over Colonial Athletic Association rival College of Charleston on Wednesday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium. 

UNCW men's basketball officially begins new era under Coach Keatts
Port City Daily
After several weeks of individual and groupworkouts, the Seahawks held their first official practice early Saturday at Trask Coliseum. First-year coach Kevin Keatts will field a roster of 11 players in 2014-15 as the Seahawks tackle a 29-game regular season schedule that opens Nov. 15 at Old Dominion.

Hoops (M): C.J. Bryce commits to Seahawks
Star News
UNCW men's basketball picked up an oral commitment Friday from in-state guard C.J. Bryce. At UNCW, Bryce should give coach Kevin Keatts flexibility in the back court. He's shown the slashing ability to create his own offense off the dribble, a trait the Seahawks have been short on in recent seasons.

Hoops (W): Notes from media day
Star News
UNCW women's basketball players posed for their team picture Wednesday afternoon in Trask Coliseum. UNCW has a favorable schedule with 17 home games and no power conference opponents, stoking hopes for more victories in 2014-2015. The Seahawks, hoping to do better than last year's 5-27 mark, open the season at Trask against Division II UNC-Pembroke on Nov. 16.

UNCW women on equal playing field as roster grows 

Star News
UNCW women on equal playing field as roster grows. UNCW women's basketball head coach Adell Harris speaks during media day at Trask Coliseum on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. 

For UNCW basketball, practice is in session
Star News
Kevin Keatts gathered the UNCW men's basketball team at center court in Trask Coliseum at 10:05 a.m. Saturday, commencing the first official practice of the 2014-2015 season. The new coach talked for less than a minute before the players headed to the baseline and started drilling fast-break offense.

UNCW Roundup - Seahawks finish well at GMU Invitational
Star News
The UNCW cross country teams competed for the third time this year on Saturday in the George Mason Invitational. The women's team finished third and the men's team finished fourth. The Seahawks travel to the Charleston Invitational on Oct. 17.

Soccer (M): Seahawks look ahead to stretch run
Star News
There wasn't a record crowd or ranked opponent to inspire the UNCW men's soccer team Wednesday night. The 25th-ranked Seahawks, however, found a way to get past College of Charleston, 2-0, at UNCW Soccer Stadium.

UNCW men's soccer beats Charleston; CFCC ends four-game skid
Port City Daily
The Seahawks finished with a 14-4 lead in shots, bolstered by a 10-1 edge in the second half. Defensively the Seahawks shut down the Cougars, allowing just two shots on goal. 

Tip-off Luncheon for UNCW basketball set
Star News
The UNCW basketball programs will hold their annual Tip-Off Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Buffalo Wild Wings on Old Eastwood Road.

UNCW's Gettys shaping up and slimming down
Star News

On Friday, C.J. Gettys stepped on to a scale in UNCW's training room and saw 264.4. He'd hit his goal one day before his team's first preseason practice, the product of a total diet overhaul and months of twice-daily workouts.

Blue Hens stun Seahawks with last-second goal
Port City Daily
Guillermo Delgado's golden goal with 57 seconds remaining in the second overtimelifted No. 23 Delaware to a 1-0 win over No. 22 UNCW in ColonialAthletic Association (CAA) men's soccer action on Saturday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium. The Blue Hens snapped theSeahawks' six-game winning streak and improved their record to 8-3 and 1-0 in the CAA. while the Seahawks dropped to 8-2-1 and 1-1 in the league.
Other coverage: Star News and WECT

UNCW to retire John Goldsberry's No. 3 jersey
Star News
John Goldsberry earned a place in UNCW men's basketball lore with his exuberant hustle and unselfish play during the program's most successful period. Now, the point guard's No. 3 jersey will have a permanent home in Trask Coliseum. Goldsberry is set to be the fourth former UNCW player to have his jersey retired.
Other coverage: WECT, Port City Daily and WWAY

Student Athlete of the Week: Maddy Kline
Fluvanna County High School senior Maddy Kline tried out for volelyball in the eighth grade. After just one season playing volleyball as a middle schooler, Kline found herself on the varsity squad at Fluvanna. She will leave Virginia next year and head to North Carolina. Kline is committed to play volleyball at UNC Wilmington next fall. She hasn't decided on a major, but said the coastal school offered every option she was considering in addition to being the right fit for her athletically.

Pepsi Player of the Week: Blair Pearce
West Carteret senior Blair Pearce is our newest WITN Pepsi Player of the Week. She's been on varsity for four years in volleyball and soccer. She's also been on the basketball squad for 3 years and was a state champion in track. Pearce has verbally committed to play soccer next year at UNCW.