University Relations

Feb. 5-9

UNCW Chancellor Sartarelli recovering after bypass surgery
UNCW says Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli is at home and recovering from bypass surgery. 

Battling Bullying: The impacts of social media
Bullying in and outside of the classroom is a nationwide issue that teachers and counselors are trying to combat. “Bullying is a reflection of the society in which we live,” said Robert Smith, a professor in the UNCW Watson College of Education.

New for February: Wilmington art shows, exhibits
Art for Arbor Day, Art for All, student show at UNCW and more.

Second screening of documentary on wood pellet industry
A second screening of  “Burned: Are Trees the New Coal?” will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13 in the auditorium of UNCW’s Randall Library.

Data Scientists in High-Demand
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Aswani Volety, dean of the UNCW College of Arts and Sciences)
Last semester, UNCW welcomed the first cohort of 17 students to the new accelerated master’s degree in data science program. Reflective of UNCW's strategic priorities, the program prepares students for post-graduate success and helps to meet area workforce needs.

Early research shows GenX reduces oyster filtration, builds up in river sediment
Since receiving $250,000 from the NC Contingency and Emergency Fund in mid-November, UNC Wilmington researchers have been working to learn about GenX across four different studies.
Additional coverage: Spectrum News

'Grahamland' boasts menagerie of fiberglass giants in Bolton on US 74/76
Jacksonville Daily News
Dave Monahan, a filmmaker and associate professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has been shooting a documentary about Grahamland for the past few years. 

First Act: UNCW's rocking version of 'Dr. Faustus'
A man sells his soul to the devil – but it doesn't turn out how he planned. That's the story of Dr. Faustus. When the play was first performed in the late 1500s, audience members thought real devils appeared on stage. In UNCW's adaptation of the play, songs help tell the story.

THE PORT CITY COMES OUT: Mouths of Babes needs interviewees
Trey Morehouse's company, a collaborative effort with UNCW's theatre department, concentrates on docu-plays—live onstage enactments of scenarios and situations taken from real-life interviews and research.

The Write Stuff: Wilmington startup looks to inspire teachers and help students 
Port City Daily 
With 73 percent of the nation's 12th graders scoring below proficient in writing, UNCW asked Debbie Powell, a recently retired professor with 45 years in education, to create a program that would help fix the problem.

Thursday on CoastLine: Flu Shots and Facts about Child Vaccines
Art Frampton, associate professor of biology and marine biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will explore facts about flu and childhood vaccinations.
$1,000,000+ home sales surge in New Hanover County
Adam Jones, an economics professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said a healthy economy and surging stock market can inspire big purchases.
UNCW investigation into longtime soccer coach continues
UNCW placed Paul Cairney on administrative leave with pay Dec. 8, 2017. The university's Title IX employee inquiry into the allegation is ongoing, a spokesperson said Monday. 

Marcus Bryan keeping Seahawks together as 'glue guy'
The senior forward has thrived under the new system C.B. McGrath has brought to UNCW

Technical fouls becoming mounting concern for UNCW basketball
UNCW men’s basketball coach C.B. McGrath is taking a stand on technical fouls.

Seahawk Men look to avenge blowout loss to Hofstra
The team has chance to avenge the loss to Hofstra as they welcome in the Pride to Trask for the homecoming game this Saturday.

JMU postpones two men's basketball games amid possible mumps outbreak
The school announced Tuesday that its Thursday night home game against UNCW and Saturday road game at Elon have been postponed.
*This story ran in most major media outlets.

UNCW baseball embracing change, expectations
UNCW enters as the CAA preseason favorite for a third straight year. Coach Mark Scalf and his staff haven't shied away from the accolade, using it as motivation for the players, both young and old. 
Additional coverage: WWAYWECT