University Relations

April 3-7

Rosenwald Legacy Conference is April 7 at UNCW
The UNCW Rosenwald School Legacy Conference will be held on Friday, April 7 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Watson College of Education.

Another way to improve schools – create a culture of innovation
News & Observer
Op-Ed by Robert Smith, UNCW Wendy and Dell Murphy Distinguished Professor in Education.

Book review: In "Hollywood Aesthetic" UNCW's Todd Berliner explains why movies give us pleasure
What makes a movie a beloved classic? Why do we like movies in the first place? Todd Berliner, a film studies professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, takes a stab at answering these questions in “Hollywood Aesthetic.”

Former Health Care Industry Executive to Speak at UNCW
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Christine Poon speaks Tuesday as part of the Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW students helping children in Malawi
Every year, students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington partner with teachers in Malawi as part of the Tikondwe Teachers Project to help meet the needs of children in a developing country.

City council gets update on UNCW's innovation center
The number of companies staying local and the self-sustainability of the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship were of keen interest to the members of the Wilmington City Council after a presentation by university representatives Monday morning.

UNCW students perform 1934 play 'The Children's Hour' with a 2017 twist
Allison Grady and Danielle Houston, actors in "The Children's Hour," talk about the production being performed at UNCW.

UNCW police offering medication disposal drop box
The UNCW Police Department is offering a safe way for UNCW staff, faculty and students, as well as members of the public, to dispose of unwanted or expired medications.

Learning more about learning more
The Wilson Times
Op-Ed by Tom Campbell, who moderated an “Issues of Education” debate hosted by N.C. SPIN and the UNCW Watson College of Education last week.

UNCW Watson College of Education professor Janna Siegel Robertson is featured for her work related to the Forest of Dreams mural project.

CB McGrath introduced as UNCW basketball coach
UNCW formally introduced C.B. McGrath as its new men's head basketball coach during an event at Trask Coliseum Thursday afternoon. 
Additional coverage: WECTSpectrum NewsPort City Daily

McGrath looking to hit the ground running as Seahawks head coach
C.B. McGrath, UNCW's head men's basketball coach, noted that his biggest recruiting job wasn’t outside of Trask Coliseum, but within. Keeping the talent currently on the roster in Wilmington is his biggest goal.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW players voice excitement for Coach McGrath hire
The C.B. McGrath era is officially underway at UNCW. The new hire has everyone excited for the future.

Cota forms new approach out of UNCW bullpen
Clark Cota, formerly a starting pitcher at Topsail High School, is rediscovering his baseball career as a reliever with the UNCW baseball team. 

McGrath, UNCW agree to 5-year, $1.5 million deal
The newly hired UNCW men's basketball coach will earn $400,000 for his first year on the Seahawk sideline, with a chance to make much more in performance bonuses.

Meet the new UNCW men's basketball coach Thursday
UNCW is inviting the public to Trask Coliseum on Thursday to meet new men's basketball coach C.B. McGrath. McGrath has served as an assistant coach at North Carolina for the past 14 years and has worked under Roy Williams for 18 years.

CB McGrath goes into detail on why he accepted job at UNCW
New UNCW men's head coach C.B. McGrath talks about the end of his run in Chapel Hill and his life to come in Wilmington.

UNCW students react to Carolina win
Although the Seahawks did not make it past the first round in the NCAA tournament, UNCW students are excited about the future of the basketball program with new head coach C.B. McGrath.

SMILING WITH THE SEAHAWKS: The enlightening side of team spirit
Op-Ed on the fourth no-hitter in UNCW softball history.

Late rally falls short for UNCW baseball
The reeling UNCW baseball team dropped its sixth straight game with a 4-2 loss to Campbell at Brooks Field on Tuesday.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW tennis working to build something
After a roster overhaul, the Seahawks are using youth and international flair to create a new environment.

Seahawks swept on road by Charleston
A pair of UNCW errors in the eighth inning erased a Seahawk lead as the College of Charleston completed a sweep with a 7-6 win on Sunday at Patriots Point.

Seahawk softball team's 10-game win streak snapped
Senior outfielder Merritt Wilkinson collected three hits, including a double and a home run, but an early deficit was too much to overcome as UNCW saw its 10-game win streak snapped with a 5-4 loss against Elon.

Harlem Globetrotters visit Trask Coliseum
The Harlem Globetrotters were at Trask Coliseum on the UNCW campus Sunday afternoon.

UNCW hires Tar Heels assistant McGrath as next head coach
Winston-Salem Journal (*Similar stories ran in most major media markets)
UNC Wilmington has hired longtime North Carolina assistant C.B. McGrath as its head coach. McGrath has spent 18 years with coach Roy Williams, including the last 14 with the Tar Heels.

UNCW Basketball 2016-17 Season in Review
Staff writer Alex Riley looks back on the UNCW basketball season and talks with Brian Mull to ask: “Was this the greatest UNCW men’s basketball team ever?”