UNCW in the News

Oct. 7-11

Slow growth but positive signs ahead, say experts
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
At the University of North Carolina Wilmington's annual economic outlook conference, William (Woody) Hall, economist at UNCW, forecasted a 2.5 percent rate...

Panel gives update on CRO activity
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Talent and capital are two of the limiting factors for contract research and clinical research companies in the Wilmington area, according to panelists who spoke about their industry at Thursday’s Outlook conference at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Economist predicts slow growth in area's future
StarNews
Though improved somewhat, the Wilmington area economy will continue down a slow-growth path in the next year, UNCW economist William "Woody" Hall said Thursday at the university's annual economic outlook conference.

Economist projects 2.5 percent growth in 2014, not enough to juice employment...
Port City Daily
UNCW's senior economist says the best greater Wilmington can hope for in this slow-plod economic recovery is that the unemployment rate has peaked out…

Clinical research community discusses visibility, growth here
Port City Daily

Greater Wilmington might not measure up, but it can increase its visibility, and from there expand its presence in the clinical market, experts assembled at UNCW Thursday morning told an audience of 200.

UNCW economist expects higher growth rate next year
WECT
The pace of economic recovery will increase next year - but only slightly, economist Woody Hall predicted during UNCW's annual economic outlook conference Thursday.

Forecast: Local economy will grow at national rate
WWAY NewsChannel 3
A UNCW expert says the economy is looking better for the ... Today's Economic Outlook Conference at UNCW attracted interested...

Wilmington’s new entrepreneurship center could someday fund your startup
Triangle Business Journal (blog)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been open for just one month and is already leading to job...

UNCW's chancellor talks about N.C. spiders
StarNews
UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller teaches a class about spiders as part of the Wednesdays in Nature series through UNCW’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

UNCW Outlook conference to focus on contract research industry

Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Contract research organizations will be in the spotlight at Thursday's Outlook: Building Economic Clusters conference, presented by the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Former UNCW student develops mobile app to keep kids safe
WECT-TV6
Former UNCW student develops mobile app to keep kids safe.

State of education is forum topic at UNCW
StarNews
Local legislators and educators will be at the University of North Carolina Wilmington on Oct. 17 for a forum on the state of NorthCarolina education.

Cancer symposium set this weekend on UNCW campus
StarNews
The events are sponsored by Women of Hope, the UNCW College of Health & Human Services, SEAHEC and New Hanover Regional MedicalCenter.

UNCW women's hoops developing into a family
Port City Daily
Just hours after taking part in the Midnite Madness festivities this past Friday night, the UNCW women's basketball team got to work with its first..

HOOPS (M): Remember, things have changed
StarNews
For UNCW, this means 30 practices, plus two exhibitions and a full intrasquad scrimmage — which will be open to the public, have full officials and run like a real...

Diamond Hawks to host Czech National Team; UNCW gives back to ...
Port City Daily
UNCW senior Ryan Nagy fired a two-under-par 70 in the final round of the Wolfpack Intercollegiate and recorded his first top-10 finish of the..

UNCW athlete takes initial CAA swimmer honors
WECT-TV6
Junior backstroke standout Valtteri Halonen was named Colonial Athletic Association Swimmer-of-the-Week...

Community volunteer and philanthropist Betty Cameron dies
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The Betty and Dan Cameron Family Distinguished Professorship of Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector, now held by Jeffrey L. Brudney, aims to help the “intellectual capital of UNCW’s faculty, students and staff to strengthen the nonprofit community in southeastern North Carolina,” according to the UNCW website.

Fit Minute - How to train for a 5K
WWAY
"5k's are probably the most popular distance because they're short enough where if you've done a little bit of training you can compete it," said Jim Sprecher, the UNCW Head Track Coach.

Local businesses feel effects of government shutdown
WECT
About half a dozen businesses that are clients of UNCW's Small Business and Technology Development Center are waiting to hear the status of nearly $4 million in federally-backed loans, said Fran Scarlett, the center's regional director

Starting a Legacy
Encore
Screening of documentary will serve as a preview for Wilmington’s First Annual Jewish Film Festival. Film to be followed by an exciting panel discussion with Philip Furia and Todd Berliner, both professors at UNCW.

Run for Your Life
Encore
Bringing the zombie culture to life tenfold will be Paws4People, who are holding their second annual Zombie Run this weekend at UNCW.

The Scene - UNCW to Host Color Me Rad 5K Event in October
Port City Daily
Registration is still open for the first Color Me Rad 5K in Wilmington hosted by the University of North Carolina Wilmington on October 20, 2013.

News & Notes - Rotary makes donations; Pancake Day fundraiser; PetSmart makes donation
Star News
The Kiwanis Club of Wilmington holds its 43rd annual Kiwanis Pancake Day. The club helps support the Brigade Boys & Girls Club, students at UNCW and Cape Fear Community College, the Hoggard High School Key Club, UNCW’s Circle K Club and more.

UNC Wilmington Has Crazy Dunk Contest
Fansided
UNC Wilmington is like many basketball programs across the nation. They hold a midnight madness to celebrate the return of the college basketball season. Unlike other programs, though, their version of the dunk contest was actually entertaining.

Local Sports Briefs - Women's City Amateur titles; UNCW men’s golf in sixth
Star News
The UNCW men’s golf team sits in sixth place after two rounds of the Wolfpack Intercollegiate tournament at N.C. State.

Confirmed: washed up dolphins had deadly morbillivirus disease
WECT
Officials with UNCW's Marine Mammal Stranding Program confirm that two bottlenose dolphins that washed up on nearby beaches in September had the morbillivirus.

Boston College’s Catherine Mooney to speak about St. Hildegarde of Bingen
Star News
St. Hildegarde of Bingen, the medieval mystic, philosopher, theologian, musical composer and polymath, will be the subject of a free lecture Tuesday at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW @ Pine Tree Fest
The News Reporter
Students and faculty from the UNCW School of Nursing helped visitors to the Pine Tree Festival in Bolton Saturday with blood pressure checks and health tips.

Bookmarks - Writers' network meeting at beach
Star News
The North Carolina Writers' Network is holding its fall conference with several of UNCW’s faculty and staff members.

UNCW flashes new look at Midnite Madness
Star News
UNCW kicked off another basketball season Friday night with annual Midnite Madness festivities.



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