UNCW in the News

July 18-22

Students build Lego robots using computer software - WECT-TV6 - Teams of students will build and personalize Lego robots using computer software, and will test them during UNCW's Lego Mindstorms Robots camp, which is being held from July 18 through 29.

Chancellor Gary Miller takes office, installs committee to ease transition - UNCW Seahawk - Chancellor Gary Miller's first order of business as head of UNCW was to form the Chancellor's Transition Committee to introduce Miller and his wife Georgia to the campus, local communities and the state of North Carolina.

Everybody's catching “The Night Train” - ‎StarNewsOnline.com (blog) - Ben Steelman - “The Night Train,” the 10th and latest novel from Wilmington's own Clyde Edgerton, comes out July 25 from Little, Brown. ...

Reef/Sweetwater tourney showcases world-class surfing on Wrightsville Beach - Lumina News - The seventh annual Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest was held last weekend, July 15-17, drawing thousands of people to the sands of Wrightsville Beach to watch North Carolina professional surfers compete against world-renowned contenders. ...Wrightsville Beach. "It is super fun," said Cody Leutgens, former University of North Carolina Wilmington surf team captain.

Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Jill Raspet Elected to NC Bar Association ... dBusinessNews Charlotte (press release) -
Raspet is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law and graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington as well as the Wake Forest University School of Law.

University of North Carolina Wilmington to Entertain ... 4-traders (press release) - BROOKINGS, SD – July 19, 2011 – Daktronics, Inc. (Nasdaq – DAKT) of Brookings, SD, announced that the University of North Carolina Wilmington has contracted with the company to design, manufacture and install an integrated display system overlooking ...

Wrongful death suit against UNCW by Peyton Strickland's family can move ... StarNewsOnline.com - Peyton Strickland's family sued the University of North Carolina Wilmington and its police department in 2008, claiming that false information provided by campus police to the New Hanover County Emergency Response Team led to the unarmed teen's death.

PPD's stock price calms down as takeover talk recedes - StarNewsOnline.com - ... study in 2003 as PPD prepared to consolidate and move downtown found that it would be responsible for 3 percent of economic activity in New Hanover County, said William "Woody" Hall, an economist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. ...

UNCW alumni shine as entrepreneurs - Charlotte - News14.com - UNCW alumni have found major success in their former college town despite a struggling economy. Rocco Quaranto never imagined he would own a frozen yogurt bar. Two years after graduating from UNCW, he and two other alumni own three Fuzzy Peach stores.

**UNCW in the News is a weekly roundup of local, regional and national media placements for the university provided by UNCW Marketing and Communications. Included articles may mention UNCW in a variety of contexts, and are not filtered on whether they have a positive or negative slant. Questions or concerns related to these articles or their content should be directed to Dana Fischetti - 910.962.7259 or fischettid@uncw.edu **

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