University Relations

Feb. 27-March 2

Inside the research lab studying how GenX impacts oysters 
WECT
A research study, which is being set up at the UNCW Center for Marine Science, is exposing clean oysters to different concentrations of GenX in their water tanks.

Aliu’s debut novel draws praise
StarNews
UNCW alumna Xhenet Aliu has drawn praise from The New Yorker and elsewhere for her first novel.


UNCW students, faculty hold vigil for Florida shooting victims
WWAY
A sign of solidarity from one school to another. That’s what brought dozens of students to UNCW’s Lumina Theater Wednesday evening.
Additional coverage: WECT

How rudeness ruins your entire day
WECT
Andrew Woolum, an assistant professor of management at UNCW, says the ambiguous nature of a rude act leaves people contemplating it all day. 

Deep-Sea Coral Ecosystems May Hold Cancer Cures, But They Face Threats 
EcoWatch 
Marine biotechnology expert Shirley Pomponi regularly uses remotely operated vehicles, like the NMSF Mohawk operated by the University of North CarolinaWilmington, to explore deep-sea coral ecosystems.

Bill Murray's sister coming to UNCW
StarNews
A Roman Catholic nun, who happens to be Bill Murray's sister, is coming to the University of North Carolina Wilmington to give a one-woman show about St. Catherine of Siena. Sister Nancy Murray, OP, will perform at 7 p.m. on March 15 in UNCW's Lumina Theater.


Wilmington theater roars into March
StarNews
Brennan Tutterow directs Tribes by Nina Raine for the UNCW Department of Theatre's Terry Rogers Student Lab series, which is staged entirely by students.

UNCW researchers to send out survey to assess everyday impacts of GenX 
WECT
As part of UNCW's research effort into Gen-X and other related chemicals, a survey will be mailed out on Feb. 24- 26 to a random sample of 4,000 registered voters in the area.

Expert: Copycat threats of violence typical, but not harmless
StarNews
Kate Brody Nooner, an associate professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington who specializes in adolescent mental health, said adults are better able to control their impulses, while juveniles aren’t yet equipped to regulate their emotions.

Drink a beer, save the ocean
Port City Daily
It's almost time for the annual Sustain with Sound Music and Arts Festival. The Brewer's Kettle is teaming up with UNCW's Plastic Ocean Project to host a day filled with music and arts with proceeds going to support the Plastic Ocean Project.

I'm a young, Republican woman. Rob Porter should've been fired
News & Observer
Elise Yost, 21, a UNC Wilmington senior from Wisconsin, serves as the chairwoman of the College Republicans at her campus. The self-labeled “conservative feminist” stated that abuse, in any form, is not a partisan issue.

Thomas 'Tommie' Lupton, 85, former math professor at UNCW
Port City Daily
Thomas “Tommie” Lupton, 85, died peacefully on Feb. 22, 2018. Lupton came to Wilmington in 1958 and began a teaching position in mathematics at Wilmington College. He retired from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 1995.

UNCW officially reopened Boseman Field with ribbon-cutting ceremony
WECT
A new press box and stands are the latest upgrades to Boseman Field. 

VFW picks Shallotte teacher as tops in N.C.
StarNews
UNCW graduate Tara Cumbee, a teacher at Union Elementary, was named N.C. Teacher of the Year in the elementary school category.

Jordon Talley hopes to add one more title to his career
WWAY
The UNCW Men's Basketball team prepares for the postseason this weekend looking for their third straight CAA title. Senior Jordon Talley has been part of the culture change that led to their titles and played a major role in the turnaround.

Expanding into International Markets
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Robert Burrus, Dean of the Cameron School of Business)
Exporting products or services to another country can be a valuable source of growth and additional margins. 

Non-profit or Social Enterprise: Why it Matters
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Diane Durance, Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
A social enterprise can be either nonprofit or for-profit, as both are simply tax and legal structures. 

WECT INVESTIGATES: Trump camp pays bill for 2016 rally this week
WECT
The Trump for President campaign sent a $4,000 check to UNC WilmingtonWednesday, more than a year and a half after it held a rally at Trask Coliseum for then nominee Donald Trump.

UNCW baseball falls to Coastal Carolina
StarNews
The Seahawks couldn't overcome a season-high five errors or timely hits from Coastal Carolina in a 10-5 mid-week loss. 
Additional coverage: WWAY

UNCW men's basketball team prepared for CAA tournament run
WECT
The UNCW men’s basketball team is hoping the third time is a charm when it faces Hofstra in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament at the North Charleston Coliseum on Sunday.
Additional coverage: WWAY

Chinyere Bell's game-high 18 points leads UNCW past Towson
WECT
Junior Chinyere Bell scored a game-high 18 points, including 16 in the second half, to lead UNCW to a 64-53 victory over Towson at Trask Coliseum on Thursday. 
Additional coverage: WWAY

Talley jumper gives UNC Wilmington 83-82 win over Drexel
USA TODAY
Jordon Talley hit a jumper with seconds to go to lift UNC Wilmington to an 83-82 win over Drexel in a regular season closer for both teams.
*This story ran in most major media outlets.
 
Sizing up Cacok for CAA’s top honor
StarNews
The UNCW junior has stats for league’s Player of the Year despite the Seahawks’ struggles. 

UNCW's Timber Tate and Jenny DeGraaf both score 22 points in Seahawks victory
WECT
Sophomore Timber Tate and senior Jenny DeGraaf each scored a career-high 22 points as UNCW beat the College of Charleston, 76-60.

UNC Wilmington ekes past Appalachian State
Winston-Salem Journal
Mason Berne's bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted UNC Wilmington to a 2-1 series-clinching win over visiting Appalachian State on Sunday at Brooks Field. 

UNCW softball splits pair of games in the Seahawk Softball Classic
WECT
Led by sophomores Dominique Travers and Rylee Pate, the UNCW softball team opened the home portion of its 2018 schedule by splitting a pair of games.