UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Oct. 21-25

Educators, lawmakers sound off on the state of public schools
Port City Daily
N.C. lawmakers and local and state education officials debated a host of hot topics during a forum on public schools Thursday at UNCW's Watson School of Education.

Jellyfish Stings An Increasing Public Health Concern, Experts Say
Huffington Post
Robert Condon, a marine biologist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, led a study in 2012 that concluded the apparent rise in swarms of jellies may simply be an artifact of natural waxing and waning of global jellyfish populations on cycles of about 20 years

Colorful runners take over UNCW for Color Me Rad 5k
It was a colorful day on UNCW's campus as runners in the Color Me Rad 5k made their way through rainbows of colored cornstarch, and on to the finish line.

Color Me Rad at UNCW
The Color Me Rad race traveled to University of North Carolina Wilmington to raise money for the Seahawk Club.

UNCW volleyball wins second straight league match
Star News
It has been a gradual process, but it appears the UNC Wilmington volleyball program is finally turning the corner.

Seahawks take down Tribe 3-0
The Seahawks evened their season mark at 8-8 and improved to 3-3 in league play as they picked up their first victory in program history against the Tribe.

GOLF (M): More on the Seahawks' freshmen
Star News
The UNCW men's golf roster might resemble a donut, split between four seniors and three freshmen - with only a single sophomore representing the middle classes.

UNCW professor earns state employees' highest honor
Port City Daily
UNCW professor Dr. Herb Berg has won the Governor's Award For Excellence, the highest honor a state employee can receive.

Local author wins prestigious writing award
Star News
A lecturer in English at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams is one of 10 recipients of the 2013 Whiting Writers' Award, one of the richest prizes in American literature.

Entrepreneurship Week kicks off at UNCW
A week designed to inspire and create is underway at UNC Wilmington. The 2013 Entrepreneurship Week focuses on "Where Ideas, Innovation, Preparation and Opportunity Intersect."
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Film, innovative classes boost volunteering, strength of nonprofits in Wilmington Inside Philanthropy
Innovation is coming to nonprofit education and community engagement in Wilmington. One new approach, introduced by UNCW's Jeff Brudney, is promoting volunteerism through filmmaking.

Healthy, sustainable eating on the menu for Wilmington's Food Day
Port City Daily
Sponsored by Feast Down East and community partners, the free event is set for Thursday, with events scheduled throughout the day on the campus of UNC Wilmington and Tidal Creek Cooperative Market.

Existence of God to be debated at conference
Star News
Herbert Berg, a professor of philosophy and religion at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will be participating in the "Elephant in the Room" conference on Saturday.

Flight, fight and freeze: Digging deeper into psychological response of sexual assault
Experts say a psychological response to sexual assault should change the way counselors or law enforcement interview sexual assault victims. Jen Alder at the CARE Violence Prevention and Response office at UNCW says some victims cannot encode information during sexual assault, which leads to this memory loss.

Ocean-loving composer Warshauer to perform recent work
Star News
A long work, "Ocean Calling" comes in three separate pieces. Two of these will be played Thursday; Bemelmans and Loparits will play the complete composition in February 2014 as part of UNCW's New Music Festival.

Artistically Conscientious
Dubbed the "Punk Ballerina" by Vanity Fair, Tony-nominated choreographer Karole Armitage is at UNCW for a weeklong residency.

Free Ticket Tuesday: Dance, we said
Star News
On Friday, Oct. 25, at Thalian Hall during a performance co-staged with UNCW Presents, New York-based dance company The Chase Brock Experience will perform one of its colorful modern dance productions.

Landfall, UNCW cooperate in women's collegiate golf tournament
Star News
The Landfall Tradition collegiate women's golf tournament, which takes place Friday through Sunday, Oct. 25-27, began in 2000 as a dream of entrepreneur and Landfall resident Pete Hexter and the men's and women's golf coaches at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

New UNCW program combines policy, environmental science
A brand-new academic program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington ties environmental science to public policy.

National Dementia Care Expert to Speak on Alzheimer's Disease
Chicago Tribune
Len Lecci, Ph.D., will present the informative program "Understanding Alzheimer's Disease" at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

It's the thought that counts, right?
According to Cameron Gordon, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the question of why people give isquite complex.

UNC Wilmington Hosts Successful Global Learning Technology Conference
Faculty e-commons
University of North Carolina Wilmington, a partner of Academic Partnerships, hosted the Global Learning Technology Conference (GLTC) on Oct. 10 and 11.

Boomers going back to school
At all levels of academia, this one is a no-brainer: College students are getting older.

Modern dance meets climate issue
As with all fables, there's a moral. The story demonstrates mutual dependence regardless of status or size. It's a theme director, dancer and choreographer Karole Armitage found in fables from all over the world while creating her newest production, "Fables on Global Warming," and it's the message she hopes her audience takes home.

The Scene: A look at arts and entertainment in the Port City
Port City Daily
Tony-nominated choreographer Karole Armitage presents "Fables of Global Warming" Saturday at UNCW.

Food Day Wilmington: "Time to eat real"
The items you toss in your cart at the grocery store affect more people than you might think. Local farmers pushing to get their products in to North Carolina marketplaces is an everyday fight.

Onslow County Schools selects principal of the year
Helen Gross, principal of Carolina Forest International Elementary School, has been selected as the 2014 Wells Fargo Principal of the Year for Onslow County Schools. She is currently enrolled in the Doctorial of Educational Leadership program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Atkins earns CAA preseason selection
Port City Daily
UNCW junior guardKelva Atkinshas been named a first-team preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) selection.

Buzz unplugged
The wife of Buzz Peterson, the University of North Carolina Wilmington men's basketball coach, does Christmas, and she does it in grand fashion.

Enrollment softens blow of budget cuts at UNCW
More students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington means budget cuts from the state don't hurt quite as badly, some of the university's trustees were told Thursday.

Full [Scott] Moody rising over Wilmington at new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
WRAL Tech Wire
Scott Moody was the keynote speaker on Wednesday night at the UNC Wilmington Cameron School of Business Entrepreneurship Week.

Innovator shares advice at entrepreneurship event
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
"There are no secrets to success," said F. Scott Moody during a lecture Wednesday night as the keynote speaker at the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Entrepreneurship Week.

Interview: F. Scott Moody, AuthenTec co-founder, says Wilmington has good support system for startups
Port City Daily
F. Scott Moody co-founded AuthenTec, developer of the fingerprint ID sensor used on the iPhone 5s. Moody was in town Wednesday to give a talk coinciding with the university's Entrepreneurship Week.

Health Care Heroes announced
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The names of 30 health care providers, experts and volunteers in the Wilmington area who will receive 2013 Health Care Heroes awards were announced Tuesday.

Duke, UNC extend early admission deadlines in light of application problems
Some universities in North Carolina, including UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University, are extending their early admission deadlines after technical problems occurred with college applications.

Science through dance
Lumina News
Mixing fables, dance, costumes and music, the world premiere tour of "Fables on Global Warming" is coming to Wilmington during a weeklong artist residency ending with a public performance on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Midday Interview: Karole Armitage of Armitage Gone!
Armitage Gone! Dance presents "Fables on Global Warming," Saturday at 8 p.m.at Kenan Auditorium.Choreographer Karole Armitage joined us to talk about it.

WHQR & UNCW Presents Co-host "Inside Acting" Panel Tuesday
WHQR and UNCW Presents invite you to a special discussion with the stars of the L.A Theatre Works production of The Graduate.

'Hands off!' is mantra in UNCW basketball scrimmage
It was the usual cacophony of sounds on Thursday night in Trask Coliseum for an open intrasquad scrimmage of the men's basketball team.

Notre Dame Heads To The Elite Landfall Tradition
Notre Dame Official Athletic Site
The tournament will be hosted by the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, with 18 teams competing on the par-72, 6,204-yard Pete Dye Course.