UNCW in the News

Jan. 14-18

Phoenix Society schedules program to honor George Henry White
The Daily Southerner
TARBORO — A former slave, George Henry White, served two terms (from 1897-1901) in Congress from North Carolina’s Second District. During his tenure, the Tarboro resident faced racial prejudice and white supremacy from his colleagues.
Dr. John H. Haley, professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and a member of the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot...

Assisting Exonerees - A Largely Unmet Need
The Stand Down Texas Project
"Cleared death-row inmates need help adjusting to the world outside prison," is the Wilmington Star News editorial on North Carolina exonerations. Here's the beginning of this must-read: The journey from death row to a normal life is a lonely one for former inmates who have been cleared of murders
...to what comes next. Kimberly Cook, who heads the UNC Wilmington sociology and criminology department, and Sandra Westervelt, associate professor...

Students county-wide gathered to demonstrate projects in science fair
Kinston.com (AP)
Chandler Carter, 13, said he remembers the time his dad went to the Dead Sea in Israel, bringing back a story about how someone can float on water. “It’s very dense because of the salt,” said Carter, who attends Woodington Middle School.
Students county-wide gathered to demonstrate projects in science fair Chandler Carter, 13, said he remembers the time his dad went to the Dead...

Clyde Edgerton gets historical for public book talk
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
Call early to save your space for beloved humorist's Jan. 24 book talk at The Latimer House.

Appalachian ranks No. 8 on alma mater list for new National Board certified teachers
University News Appalachian State University
BOONE—Appalachian State University remains in the top 10 list of U.S. colleges and universities whose graduates received certification from the National Board for Teaching Standards (NBTS) in 2012.
...on the list are East Carolina University at 10th with 44 alumni and UNC at 11th with 43, UNC Greensboro and UNC Wilmington tied at 22nd with...

UNC Coastal Studies Institute to Open in Manteo
The East Carolinian
An inter-university partnership among several UNC schools opened the UNC Coastal Studies building in Manteo on Tuesday. The UNC Coastal Studies building was made in an effort to promote research
and educational opportunities among universities as well as provide community outreach in the coastal
...coastal areas. UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State University, UNC-Wilmington, Elizabeth City State University, as well as ECU came together to dedicate...

Aquarius base saved for now
KeysNews.com
Florida International University announced Tuesday that it will take over operations of Aquarius Reef Base off Key Largo, saving the world's last undersea research lab from closure.
...for the entire Undersea Research Program, including the $1.2 million that went to Aquarius last year, to be cut. In an effort to save the program,

Editorial - Cleared death-row inmates need help adjusting to the world outside prison
StarNewsOnline.com
The journey from death row to a normal life is a lonely one for former inmates who have been cleared of murders they did not commit. Walking out the prison door is but the first difficult step.
...to what comes next. Kimberly Cook, who heads the UNC Wilmington sociology and criminology department, and Sandra Westervelt, associate professor...

New dawn for Aquarius
Nature News Blog - Nature Blogs
Earth, environment & ecology NOAA Posted on behalf of Mark Schrope Last July, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that it was cutting all funding for the Aquarius,
the world’s only operating seafloor laboratory, supporters rallied The first step was finding a new operator. The University of North Carolina Wilmington, has overseen the lab for years, despite...

Research vessels essential part of science, economy
StarNewsOnline.com
For researchers studying the migration of marine animals or behaviors of fish species, the lab where their best work in done is aboard the research vessels that carry them to the ocean and coastal waters where their subjects live.
...50-foot Susan Hudson, the 70-foot R/V Cape Fear at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the 48-foot R/V Capricorn at UNC's Institute...

Sloppy Barnacle Sex Shocks Scientists
Science/AAAS - News
Even Charles Darwin marveled at the length of the barnacle's penis. In some species, it's up to eight times the body length....directly to eggs, says Joseph Pawlik, a marine biologist at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, who was not involved in the study.

Florida university takes over undersea science lab .com
Washington Examiner
MIAMI (AP) — Florida International University is taking over an undersea research lab in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Aquarius Reef Base sits on the ocean floor a few miles off Key Largo.
It was scheduled to shut down at the end of 2012. The University of North Carolina Wilmington ran the lab for NOAA from 1991 until last year.

N.C. leads nation in number of certified teachers
Elkin Tribune
North Carolina continues to lead the nation in the number of National Board Certified Teachers, and in 2012 it added another 636 newly-certified National Board teachers.
...University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill was 11th with 43, the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington...

First Bank hires residential mortgage lending head
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
First Bank hired Pamela Jones of Wilmington as the company’s senior vice president and director of residential mortgage lending. Jones has more than 25 years of mortgage lending experience.
...Dorson White said in a statement. A long time resident of Wilmington, Jones graduated from New Hanover High School and from the University of...

Price dip may signal end of the gold rush
The Salt Lake Tribune
...market is over," said Cetin Ciner, a professor of finance at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. He likened the surge in gold to dot-com...

Active Adult Home Builder Promotes Veteran Employee
PRLog
As operations manager, Carrie Roeger will manage and coordinate work flow from sales through construction to warranty. She has developed a deep understanding of the company
...U.S. Marine Corps. Upon completion of her service, she earned a bachelor s degree in finance at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

New DENR director wants change as uncertain future looms
TradingCharts
Star-News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Two days into his tenure as secretary of the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources,
Pinehurst businessman John Skvarla distributed a mission statement to agency employees outlining several goals for the future.
...under this administration," said David Webster, a biologist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a member of the state's Coastal...

Greek native donates books to UNCW
Burlington Times News
Mike Papadeas has returned to Greece only five times since leaving his native country for the United States at the age of 16. But the Burlington resident, now 74, has never lost interest in the country's history, literature, culture, philosophy and ...

UNCW receives donation of classic Greek literature
StarNewsOnline.com
A Kure Beach man has donated more than 100 books on Hellenic history, literature and culture to the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Retired engineer and businessman Michael A.
...books on Hellenic history, literature and culture to the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Retired engineer and businessman Michael A.

Rise in sales tax collections reflects improving economy
StarNewsOnline.com
Local governments see increase as indicator that spending power is growing
...increase in car commercials? Woody Hall has. The University of North Carolina Wilmington economics professor said Thursday that car commercials...

Research vessels crucial to science
JDNews.com (AP)
BEAUFORT — There’s a crucial part of marine research projects that has nothing to do with science. For researchers studying the migration of marine animals or behaviors of fish species to ocean conditions, the lab where their best work in done is aboard the research vessels that carry them to the

Port City Profiles - Author crafts fictional tale of Jewish outsiders
StarNewsOnline.com
It all started when I watched Jonah and Maia walk to kindergarten," said their mother, Wilmington author Karen Bender, "and I realized they were going to be the only Jewish kids in their school.
Bender moved here more than a decade ago to teach at the University of North Carolina Wilmington along with her husband, the novelist Robert...

 


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