UNCW in the News

March 12-16

Port City No. 1 in popularity poll
Wilmington is the most popular city in the state among North Carolina voters, according to a new Public Policy Polling poll.

Economist predicts slight growth in region
Licko, who was the keynote speaker of a joint economic growth summit Thursday at the Burney Center, suggested Wilmington find its niche and market it. The event was sponsored by the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Coastal Carolina University, ...

Education is an asset, not a basic right
The Daily Tar Heel
By Anthony Dent | The Daily Tar Heel
Just like the phantom lane violation that may have cost UNC–Asheville the game against Syracuse, asserting a right to education during the recent debate over tuition was just the wrong call.

Skeleton Could Be James Gang Member Clell Miller
In a presentation last month in Atlanta at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, James Bailey, Ph.D., a professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said a process called craniofacial superimposition could not ...

65th Annual NC Azalea Festival Ushers in Spring with Celebration
Hospitality 1st (press release)
Other celebrity guests include: Miss North Carolina 2011 Hailey Best; former “The Bachelor” contestant/UNCW graduate Ashley Spive

UNCW library seeks storytellers
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
March 21 is the deadline for storytellers to apply for UNCW Storyboard, a project of Randall Library at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCWconference focuses on economic recovery, downtown strategies
WWAY NewsChannel 3
One of his main reasons for attending the Joint Economic Growth Summit put on by UNCW and
Coastal Carolina University was to hear the economic forecast to...

Black film festival draws talented artists from across the country
Lumina News
..playing 36 different roles. For the documentaries, Bellamy said that University of North Carolina Wilmington professor, Dr. Maurice Martinez, has...

New Study Lowers Estimate of Ancient Sea-Level Rise
Science Daily (press release)
In a 1999 study in the journal Geology, Paul Hearty, a scientist at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, estimated that during the period 400000 years ago, the seas rose nearly 70 feet, in between glacial periods. He hypothesized that the East ...

Historic Landmark Commission reports, guidelines shared
Lumina News
Moller said that students from the University of North Carolina Wilmington had completed an inventory of the properties on Harbor Island in 2006, and added that she would investigate the possibility of having the same program complete another inventory ...

Fair provides information on summer activities
Jacksonville Daily News
(University of North Carolina Wilmington) Marine Quest has some really interesting summer programs,” Uzzell said.

Documentary to premiere at Lumina Theater
The 50-minute documentary, produced by UNCW Television and presented by the university's Public Service & Continuing Studies Department, highlights some of the state's most scenic and productive coastal areas and profiles people who have helped to save ...

Gessner wins environmental award
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
Gessner, an associate professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, was honored for his 2011 book “The Tarball Chronicles: A Journey Beyond the Oiled Pelican and Into the Heart of the Gulf Oil Spill.

Teacher gets a kick out of helping children
At 23, Williamson has already received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and spent five years as a ...

Convention Center boosts economy, tourism; surpasses expectations
Law enforcement officials attend the North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety ... University of North Carolina Wilmington geology professor Richard Laws, ...

Coastal Federal video making debut
JDNews.com (AP)
The public is invited to attend a Thursday, March 15 screening of a new N.C. Coastal Federation video highlighting coastal places and the people who have helped protect them. ...people who have helped protect them. The Coastal Federation and UNC Wilmington Public Service & Continuing Studies, which helped produce the...

Future teachers attend UNCW job fair
Coastal - News14.com
WILMINGTON-- Hundreds of future teachers are in Wilmington Monday. The students are attending the UNC Wilmington education job fair, which features more than 40 schools from across the state.

Gulf oil spill, climate change on NC’s coast are the focus of 2012 Reed Writing Award winners
...writing at Harvard and is currently an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he founded the national literary...

Laurinburg mud run: Dirty hog heaven
FayObserver.com (AP)
LAURINBURG - James Bonanno and Mike Evock are gluttons for punishment. That's the only way to explain what the pair has planned for the inaugural Dirty Hog Run - a 9- to 12-mile competition with plenty of challenging military-meets-reality-TV-style obstacles. ... said Bonanno, CEO and founder of Dirty Hog and a graduate of UNC Wilmington's Cameron School of Business. The trio are capitalizing...

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