UNCW Senior Creates Compounds in Hopes of Treating Neurodegenerative Diseases
Honors student, published writer, SURCA winner, American Chemical Society National Meeting presenter, and chemistry and biology double major – these are just a few of senior Kristen Maiden’s outstanding accomplishments during her time at UNCW. With more than 14,000 undergraduates attending UNCW, students find it difficult to stand out among their peers; however, Maiden has undoubtedly made her mark.
UNCW Researchers Recognized by Eli Lilly Open Innovation Drug Discovery Initiative
Recently, three UNCW-affiliated researchers were recognized by the Eli Lilly Open Innovation Drug Discovery (OIDD) for their molecular contributions to biological testing. Jeremy Morgan, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Stephen Eitelman, business development consultant for MARBIONC, and Nicole Palmer ’16, former undergraduate student in chemistry, all had hands in helping the UNCW chemistry department win the Lilly OIDD Outstanding Continuous Contribution to Compound Screening Award.
Elementary Ed, Higher Ed Students Collaborate on Semester-Long Arts Integration Project
Forty-five students enrolled in EDN 414, an undergraduate course titled Integrating Arts in Elementary Education, and 18 students enrolled in EDL 558, a master’s level course titled Social Justice Topics in Education, collaborated on a project this spring, incorporating the arts to teach social justice concepts.
Researching the Roots of Unemployment: UNCW and the Persistent Poverty in the South Project
In 2014, the Southern Sociological Society (SSS), under the leadership of former UNCW professor Leslie Hossfeld, introduced the Persistent Poverty in the South project (PPS). Two years later, four separate research projects are underway across four different universities. One such project is being led by Jill Waity, assistant professor of sociology at UNCW.
Flocking to Organic Chemistry
Higher Education Works Foundation
Another danger of climate change: Giant flying boulders?
Additional coverage: Chicago Tribune
How Will The Stars Look As Time Goes By
The National Enquirer
UNCW Researcher Earns National Award
Coastal Review Online
Additional coverage: WWAY
Overfishing Aids Sponges, Hurts Corals on Caribbean Reefs
Alert Diver Online
Sponges akin to redwoods of the sea crowding out corals on Florida reefs
Additional coverage: StarNews
Giant barrel sponges are hijacking Florida’s coral reefs
Lifeguards seeing rise in jellyfish, stingray stings
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