University Relations

Sept. 4-8

UNCW Awarded $298K in National Grant Competition
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The University of North Carolina Wilmington was recently selected in a grant competition by the NOAA Marine Debris Program. 

UNCW hosts forum on DACA decision
UNCW's Centro Hispano hosted a forum about President Trump's decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

UNCW chancellor issues statement on DACA
UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli said Wednesday that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals legislation has helped the university and those students will remain welcome on campus.
Additional coverage: WWAY
Rescinding DACA Could Spur a Public Health Crisis, From Lost Services to Higher Rates of Depression, Substance Abuse
Antonio Puente, a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and president of the American Psychological Association, says sweeping policy changes such as DACA could vastly impact the health of this population by increasing the risks for depression, substance abuse and other mental health disorders.
Lab school would “re-energize” Virgo Preparatory Academy
The lab school would offer an “enhanced education program” and draw on UNCW's resources to give Virgo students more opportunities.

Fall preview 2017: Classical music, jazz and dance in the Wilmington area
Kristen Brogdon, University of North Carolina Wilmington Office of the Arts, said she’s found a new niche for Kenan Auditorium in her programming.
Additional coverage: encore

Fall preview: 2017 plays, musicals and comedy in the Wilmington area
The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Department of Theatre opens its 2017-18 season on Sept. 21.

No Evidence to Support Neurofeedback Over CBT for ADHD
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Julian Keith, professor and chair of the University of North Carolina WilmingtonDepartment of Psychology, told Medscape Medical News that the take-away message isn't so much that neurofeedback doesn't beat cognitive-behavioral therapy.

College soccer: UVA moves to 3-0 behind overtime victory over UNCW
No. 12 Virginia (3-0) prevailed in its second overtime game of the season for a 2-1 win over previously unbeaten UNCW (3-1).
*This story ran in most major media outlets.

UNCW men's soccer getting national attention
The UNCW men's soccer team is receiving national attention after opening the season with three wins in its first four games.

Men's soccer: UNC Wilmington topples No. 3 UNC, 1-0
Freshman defender Hjalmar Ekdal's goal in the 27th minute proved to be enough as UNCW posted a 1-0 victory over No. 3 North Carolina in front of 1,778 fans at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Friday evening.
*This story ran in most major media outlets.

UNCW freshman named CAA player of the week
UNCW freshman defender Hjalmar Edkal was named the conference player of the week following his game-winner versus UNC.

Seahawks in second place in NY tourney
The UNCW men's golf team is in second place after two rounds at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate at Turning Stone Resort.
UNCW women's soccer team falls to Heels
The ninth-ranked UNC women's soccer team handed UNCW its third loss in a row Sunday in the Duke Nike Classic at Koskinen Stadium. 

Golden continues power surge in Grand Junction
Former UNCW slugger Casey Golden has amassed a slash line of .296/.375/.673 this season. 

Mull Again: Input given for Rules of Golf revisions
The UNCW women’s golf team opens the season this weekend at the William & Mary Invitational in Williamsburg. Coach Cindy Ho, in her 16th season at the helm, returns the top five players from last season’s squad, which finished the season ranked 75th in the nation and placed third in the CAA Championships.

UNCW women play to 1-1 draw against Old Dominion
Sophomore forward Kyra Ricks scored with 18 seconds remaining in regulation as Old Dominion rallied to earn 1-1 draw against UNCW in a non-conference game on Thursday evening.