UNCW in the News

March 5-9

Edith Pearlman wins National Book Critics Circle fiction prize
Petoskey News Review
The under-the-radar author won for her collection "Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories."
published by the small independent press Lookout Books, an imprint of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. "I thought if I won I would...

Harvard, Yale Historians, Edith Pearlman Stories Take Book Critics Awards
The National Book Critics Circle gave its fiction award to Edith Pearlman for her story collection “Binocular Vision” (Lookout Books) last night in Manhattan. This was the first book published by Lookout, which is based at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (9594MF). Pearlman, born in 1936,

Sen. Thom Goolsby works to lower UNCW tuition hikes
Coastal - News14.com
WILMINGTON—State Sen. Thom Goolsby is attempting to lower recent tuition hikes at UNCW. Sen. Goolsby, who represents New Hanover County,

Artifacts from Civil War blockade runner will be restored
News-Record.com (AP)
KURE BEACH -- There are hundreds of shipwrecks along North Carolina's treacherous coast, and some, like those of the ironclad USS Monitor or the Blackbeard flagship

UNCW accepts passport applications on Saturday
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
One Saturday each year, the U.S. Department of State gives a break to working folks who need to apply for a passport. The national outreach event, called Passport Day, provides passport application

Donation brings extra oxygen to the Wilmington Fire Department
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
The so-called “Last Chance Rescue Filters” cost about $200 each and were donated by Sean Hunt, a University of North Carolina Wilmington graduate who has background in firefighting, said WFD Public Information Officer David Hines.

Goolsby proposes plan to ease UNCW tuition hikes
Freshmen Karina Guzman, 19, studies in front of the Fisher Student Center on campus Feb. 23, 2012…

Skloot's UNCW talk a “sell-out”
‎StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
Tickets are already all gone, according to UNCW media specialist Caroline Cropp. I put “sell-out” in quotes since the tickets were free upon request from ...

New Virgo advisory board gets approved
The school district appointed Robert Blundo and William Sterrett, both professors from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and Paul Colvin, an executive vice president at PPD, to the board. The Blue Ribbon Commission's appointees

UNCW graduate students' project wins national history award
Last school year, Jen and I led a group of fellow graduate students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington to complete an education program, a set of oral histories and a traveling exhibit around a collection of Munn's photos on loan to the ...

Students spend spring break sorting Civil War shipwreck artifacts
WWAY NewsChannel 3
FORT FISHER, NC (WWAY) -- While most college students spend their spring break in warm, tropical locales, a few from and UNCW and East Carolina are at Fort Fisher this week digging up artifacts. Eleven graduate students from ECU and four UNCW interns ...

Music to our ears: Conductor Dr. Steven Errante celebrates milestones with the ...
With Errante's expertise, the help of devoted staff, area sponsors and the support from UNCW, the WSO is now celebrating its 40th anniversary this

Tales of a true explorer
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
“I've lived on the ocean my whole life,” he said Tuesday (March 6) in UNCW's student store. “I used to swim underwater and could see a thing, of course, ...

Rental of Undersea Research Habitat for NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations Mission 16
...operated thru the National Undersea Research Center (NURC) by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Wilmington works to launch startup help
Triangle Business Journal –
UNC-Wilmington's entrepreneur center has been spun off, and now backers are appealing to the city of Wilmington for $100,000 to fund the operation for a year.

Others could follow NCCU's lead in cutting degree programs
WRAL.com Durham, N.C.
Some of the University of North Carolina’s 16 campuses are re-evaluating their academic programs in the wake of severe budget cuts and anticipation for what's likely to be tough fiscal years ahead

Entrepreneurship center seeks city funds
StarNewsOnline.com – Cost for electricity, grants about $100,000 A spin off of the University of North Carolina Wilmington's entrepreneurship center could cost taxpayers some money.

UNCW's Onslow campus hosts open house
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
We've told you before about the strong military presence at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. A big part of that presence, the university's extension campus in Onslow County, is holding its spring 2012 open house in a few weeks.

UNCW student to appear on 'Who Wants To Be a Millionaire'
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
Ryan Trimble, a University of North Carolina Wilmington student from Wendell, will be a contestant on the game show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” March 6 and 7.

Bookmarks - UNCW's Lookout Books stays busy
Some coming attractions for 2012: Lookout Books, the literary imprint of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has announced plans to release "When All the World is Old," a new collection of poems by John Rybicki, on April 8.

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