University Relations

July 31-Aug. 4

Rippy, Fisher added to UNCW Board of Trustees
Robert S. Rippy and H. Carlton Fisher were elected to the UNCW Board of Trustees for the 2017-18 academic year on Thursday morning.

Thursday on CoastLine: Hollywood Cinema: From Blockbusters to Cult Favorites
Todd Berliner, professor of film studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will explore blockbusters and cult favorites on Thursday’s show.

Wednesday on CoastLine: Shakespeare in the Cape Fear
On Wednesday’s CoastLine, Christopher Marino, an assistant professor in UNCW's Department of Theatre and the director of the newly formed Alchemical Theatre company, will discuss how Shakespearean theatre is blooming in the Cape Fear region.

Experts: Toxic GenX may never disappear from the Cape Fear
Low flow, trapping in sediment, could contribute to keeping the chemical in the river. That means the chemical has been able to spread out and get onto vegetation in the river, said Lawrence Cahoon, a professor and biological oceanographer at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

GenX: The Tale of Two Studies
The Environmental Working Group, a Washington, D.C.–based non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on health and the environment, just released a drinking water database. It includes data from the Cape Fear region. Dr. Susanne Brander, a UNC Wilmington toxicologist, is studying the agency’s website, looking at lists of chemicals and byproducts.

UNCW Media Team Earns Telly Awards
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The media production team in the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Office of University Relations has collected two more Telly Awards.

The ROI in Your Own Backyard
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Robert T. Burrus Jr., Dean of the Cameron School of Business)
Teresa Walker, director of work practice at the UNCW Cameron School of Business, provides insight into the internship experience for organizations.  

Russian Exchange Program Highlights Leland
North Brunswick Magazine
On June 27, eleven Russians arrived in the Port City. The group consists of eight students, an interior designer, a music teacher and the world-renowned Russian painter Konstantin Miroshnik. The eight students are spending their time engrossed in UNCW’s Summer English Academy, a two-week program designed to help international students increase their language skills, and gain an understanding of American culture.

Friends plan shipwreck in memory of diver Brian Davis
The Wilmington dive community lost 21-year-old Brian Davis in a tragic scuba incident off the coast of Masonboro Island on June 22. Fellow University of North Carolina Wilmington graduate and good friend Danielle Monahan will remember him for more than that and is planning a shipwreck in his honor.

You're invited to Airlie Gardens' solar eclipse party
Port City Daily
A total solar eclipse will be visible August 21. Airlie Gardens will host a series of family friendly games and educational activities on its lawn. Eclipse viewing glasses will be on hand, courtesy of UNCW CESTEM and the Carolina's Solar Eclipse party.

Panel votes 5-1 against future litigation for UNC Center for Civil Rights 
News & Observer 
A UNC system Board of Governors committee said Tuesday the public university system should bar the UNC Chapel Hill law school’s Center for Civil Rights from taking on new clients. The president of the system Faculty Assembly, UNC Wilmington mathematician Gabriel Lugo, said there’s little difference between the law school’s training strategy and the practices of medical schools “that require clinical training” or the internship experience of business schools.

How you can safely see the solar eclipse
According to UNCW physics professor Brian Davis, the eclipse will be fully visible in South Carolina and extreme western parts of North Carolina.

Nonprofit to hold forums on Cape Fear River
Fayetteville Observer
Cape Fear River Assembly is launching a series of forums to educate and inspire residents of the Cape Fear River Basin. Several universities, including East Carolina University, the University of North Carolina Wilmington and N.C. State University, will present research on water quality and supply.

Understand the explosive vote called by Maduro this Sunday
Venezuela will go to the polls on Sunday to choose the 545 representatives who will form a Constituent Assembly. "It's clear that the population is not thrilled [about reforming the 1999 Constitution]," said UNCW sociologist Timothy M. Gill, an expert on Venezuela.

Speeding Up Your Podcasts Won't Solve Your Problems 
The Ringer
Raymond Pastore, an assistant professor of instructional technology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has published five studies on time-compressed speech and used his knowledge on the topic to help the government save money on HIPAA training by condensing it into less time.

UNC scientists have been chasing sharks for 45 years
News & Observer
UNC Wilmington graduate student Ashley DeLeon uses small biopsy tips to collect muscle samples from behind the dorsal fins to further her own research on the differences between muscle fibers from coastal and open water sharks. 

Kathryn Ostrom honored with Randolph Award
UNCW swimming standout Kathryn Ostrom was named recipient of the John H. Randolph Inspirational Award by the Colonial Athletic Association.

Former Seahawk Moore nominated for NCAA "Woman of the Year” Award
Lauren Moore, who played softball for the UNCW Seahawks, has been nominated by the Colonial Athletic Association for the NCAA "Woman of the Year" award.