UNCW in the News

July 1-5

Golden sedge protection includes fires, awareness
StarNewsOnline.com
"Fires were historically endemic to this area, roaring through the Coastal Plain every few years," said John Taggart, assistant professor of environmental studies at University of North Carolina Wilmington, and a contributor to the recovery plan.

Book review: ‘Bobcat’ tells stories of smart women caught up in bizarre moments
The News & Observer
“Bobcat and Other Stories” is a collection of quirky, almost otherworldly tales of ordinary people’s extraordinary hijinks by author and UNC Wilmington professor Rebecca Lee, who offers a small tribute to the Cape Fear region in the final story.

Economists say rising interest rates ‘not bad'
StarNewsOnline.com
"Mortgage rates are going up because the economic recovery is beginning to take hold," said William "Woody" Hall, an economist with the Swain Center for Business and Economic Services at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW receives mediocre rating for College of Education
StarNewsOnline.com
A new national report on teacher education programs gives a middle-of-the-road ranking to the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Watson College of Education. But university officials – and several national voices – say the organization that put out the report is "flimsy" at best.

UNCW surfer Rupp wins men's individual title
StarNewsOnline.com
Sophomore and captain Nick Rupp won the title, following in the footsteps of his friend and now UNCW alumnus Michael Powell after Powell won the title in 2010, something that Rupp said adds to the win.

Reattaching Giant Sponges
Isla Earth
Joseph Pawlick of theUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington says that storms, marine debris and human items dislodge these gentle giants.

Harvard appoints UNCW professor to museum
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Brian Arbogast, University of North Carolina Wilmington associate professor of conversation biology, has been appointed an associate at Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology,

White takes helm at UNCW creative writing
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
White was actually named to the post last year, when he also received UNCW's Graduate Mentor Award.

News & Notes - Nursing scholarship endowment
StarNewsOnline.com
The local chapter has invested in the students of the University of North Carolina Wilmington since 1979, awarding scholarships of $1000 each to as many as eight recipients in a single academic year.

Celebration of life ceremony for Brack Hardee today
Port City Daily
The 43-year old was a baseball standout in the Wilmington community from his playing days at New Hanover High School and under Mark Scalf at UNCW until his career took him into the coaching ranks, where he won two state championships.

Area's unemployment rate drops to 9.2 percent
StarNewsOnline.com
But when adjusting for those variations, unemployment actually rose in the Wilmington area, said William "Woody" Hall, an economist at the Swain Center for Business and Economic Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Port City shares number of similarities with Philadelphia
StarNewsOnline.com
The basic pattern was in place as early as 1737, according to Alan D. Watson, a history professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. That was the year Matthew Higginbotham drew up a map of "Newton (formerly New Liverpool)."


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