Opera Wilmington is branching out, holding the first of what organizers hope will be an annual series of opera symposiums. Sessions are planned Friday and Saturday at Cape Fear Community College and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Several UNCW music faculty members and students are involved with the upcoming sessions.
Evidence is mounting that chemicals can transfer from plastic to animals rather than passing through them and back out to the ocean. Cover artist Bonnie Monteleone explains some research she’s involved with at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. “Anything that winds up in the air is going to wind up potentially in the water, and through runoff, it ends up in our oceans, so that’s one way that fertilizers that we spray on crops wind up there.”
(Chemistry and Biochemistry)
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In 2011, North Carolina began supporting a hatchery on the CREST Research Park in Wilmington. UNC Wilmington faculty researchers and student workers are using selective breeding techniques, supplemented by some high-tech genetic research, to develop new strains of oysters to suit our state’s waters.
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After graduating from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a degree in marine biology, Richard Huse had a decision to make. He was thinking of something “half aquaculture and half business,” and after having time to think during an eight-hour plane ride to France, Atlantic Biotechnology was born.
(Biology and Marine Biology)
Belville’s commissioner invited UNCW archaeology professors and students to search for Buchoi Plantation ruins near the park's entrance. UNCW notified CAMA officials about concerns that the park's development might disturb as yet uncovered remains.
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Ami Wilbur and technician Amy Finelli direct the UNCW Shellfish Research Hatchery, studying oysters and other North Carolina shellfish.
(Biology and Marine Biology Department)
Hee-Seung Lee and Rob Hancock are developing new types of sensors that emit light when attached to specific ions. The UNCW researchers are especially interested in molecules that light up in the presence of metals such as copper and zinc.
(Chemistry and Biochemistry Department)