University Relations

Aug. 21-25

Solar eclipse expected to be big event
Jacksonville Daily News
“Everybody in the United States will see something but only those in the path of totality will see the total solar eclipse,” said UNCW physics professor Brian Davis. “The path of totality will cover a lot of distance across the United States.”
Additional coverage: StarNews

What does 140 parts per trillion look like?
Susanne Brander, adjunct faculty at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said even tiny amounts of GenX can still matter because of the way cells interact with molecules.

ACCESS of Wilmington hires Hayley Sink as executive director
ACCESS of Wilmington Inc., operators of the Miracle League of Wilmington, has hired Hayley Sink as executive director. She holds a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Tearing Down the Monuments and Their Myths
Monica Gisolfi, associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, joins a conversation about the fight over what to memorialize and who should get to decide.
Wednesday on CoastLine: Ocean Plastics
Bonnie Monteleone, plastic marine debris research and lab assistant/administrative assistant in the UNCW Department of Chemistry, will discuss how everyday plastics end up in the ocean.

Lawmakers meet for four hours to discuss GenX
Local and state officials met at the New Hanover County Government Center for a hearing about GenX contamination in the Cape Fear River. Members of the state Environmental Review Committee heard from elected officials, UNCW professor Larry Cahoon and area residents about the unregulated compound that was discharged into the river by Chemours Company.
Additional coverage: StarNewsGreater Wilmington Business Journal

Thursday on CoastLine: Cape Fear Confederate History
On Thursday's CoastLine UNCW faculty members Chris Fonvielle, Monica Gisolfi and Earl Sheridan discuss how Wilmington’s Confederate artifacts came to be and where they belong.

Legislative Commission Travels to Wilmington to Examine GenX Contamination
North Carolina Health News
Larry Cahoon, a University of North Carolina Wilmington professor of marine biology who specializes in aquatic ecology, said finding a way to remove the contaminants on an ongoing basis is critical given that deposits in the river are likely to continue to be a source.
Additional coverage: WHQR

A Little Lunch Music" Friday, September 1
International concert pianist Barry Salwen will perform a casual lunchtime mini-concert on Friday, Sept. 1 at the WHQR studios. His annual master classes and Piano Day at UNCW have been attended by students from all over eastern North Carolina. 

Summer Reading 2017: Inside Story of Ultimate Frisbee — Spin-Free
David Gessner, creative writing professor and department chair at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, revisits how a ragtag band of high-school students started a sport that has a pro league and nearly 5 million participants worldwide, in “Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession and My Wild Youth.”

Groups to Host Wood Pellet Forum
Coastal Review Online
A Sept. 29 forum, sponsored by the Cape Fear Sierra Club, the University of North Carolina Wilmington Eco Club, the Coastal Plain Conservation Group, the Dogwood Alliance, Clean Air Carolina and the Carolina Wetlands Association, will explore the effects of the wood pellet industry on the forests of North Carolina.

Concord High School grad debuts first book, telling story of rape exoneree
Concord Monitor
Benjamin Rachlin was a master's student at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington when he first read about Willie Grimes – a man who spent 24 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit. Four years later, he wrote Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption, about Grimes and his long road to freedom.

Jesse McCartney to perform at UNCW
Pop singer Jesse McCartney will perform at the University of North Carolina Wilmington the school’s Association for Campus Entertainment announced Wednesday.
Additional coverage: WWAY

Front Porch Theatre announces new artistic director
Black Mountain News
University of North Carolina Wilmington graduate Matt Lutz is the new artistic director of the Front Porch Theatre.

UNCW preps for first-ever Coaches Caravan 
For the first time in UNCW history, the Seahawk Club is hosting a Coaches Caravan allowing fans in Wilmington, Charlotte and Raleigh to interact with their favorite Seahawk coaches.
UNCW men's soccer making Swedish connection
Four of the 27 players on the Seahawks’ 2017 roster -- Joel Bylander, Mark Lindstrom, Emil Elveroth and Hjalmar Ekdal -- are from Sweden.

Sammy C. Hawk takes flight to the Final Four
UNCW’s mascot reaches the semifinals of Mid-Major Madness’ Mascot Melee and is eager to bring home the title.

18 years in the eye of the storm for Leland-based
Port City Daily
UNCW graduate Mark Sudduth always had a fascination with hurricanes, which lead to him starting his own storm tracking and disaster mitigation business,

No. 11 Virginia downs UNCW women's soccer 2-0
No. 11 Virginia used a goal in each half to claim a 2-0 victory over UNCW in the season opener for both teams at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Friday evening.