University Relations

July 3-7

Plays from London's National Theatre coming to UNCW's Kenan Auditorium
StarNews
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, along with the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Office of the Arts, are presenting another season of National Theatre Live, which broadcasts plays from London’s National Theatre, giving North Carolina audiences, and people around the world, the chance to see some of the best live theater being performed today.

UNCW partners with Opera Wilmington
WWAY
The French opera Carmen is being performed at UNCW next month. Children ages 10 to 16 have been working on set design, costumes, and rehearsing for their roles in the chorus for the upcoming performance.

Meet a new species of flying squirrel, discovered by North Carolina researchers
News & Observer
A team led by UNC Wilmington associate professor of biology Brian Arbogast has discovered “Humboldt's flying squirrel” and published its findings in “Genetic Data Reveal a Cryptic Species of New World Flying Squirrel: Glaucomys oregonesis,” in the Journal of Mammology.

GenX Unknowns Frustrate Folks at Forum
Coastal Review Online
Larry Cahoon, one of the panelists and a professor at UNCW, said he is aware of some studies from Swedish scientists that are in the works and early indications suggest serious health consequences for GenX, an unregulated chemical compound made by The Chemours Co.
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Clinical Clusters
Greater Wilmington Business Journal 
The area’s pharmaceutical and medical research-related community is both larger and more complex than most people realize. The presence of the University of North Carolina Wilmington is important because it is a source of new entrants into the CRO industry.

UNCW's Surfrider chapter stays busy for the summer
StarNews
After a successful school year that culminated in an award at the annual Dub Awards, UNCW’s chapter of the Surfrider Foundation plans to fill summer 2017 with plenty of opportunities for local involvement in beach sweeps and other events hosted by the organization.
 
Info Junkie: Beth Staples
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Beth Staples, who edits fiction and creative nonfiction for UNCW’s literary magazine, Ecotone, and its boutique press, Lookout Books, admits she probably relies on technology a little too much. 

Customer Delight (Not Satisfaction) Is Key to Bottom Line
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Robert T. Burrus, Jr., Dean of the Cameron School of Business)
Donald Barnes, UNCW associate professor of marketing,says customer satisfaction is no longer enough to ensure profitable customer relationships.
 
Collaboration: Strength in a Diverse Workplace
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Diane Durance, Director of the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
The importance of interaction and collaboration cannot be ignored in the workplace, especially when working in a small startup environment.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The A-mazing Duo
WWAY
Kathy Ibbotson and Jasmine Gaston are helping build the minds of children through the DIY Maker Camp, one of several happening over the summer months on the campus of UNCW.

Blunt trauma observed in two whale necropsies performed on PEI 
The Journal Pioneer 
Preliminary observations from necropsies performed on a Norway, P.E.I. beach on three North Atlantic right whales suggest that two of the marine mammals sustained blunt trauma and a third was a victim of chronic entanglement. Expert support was provided onsite by colleagues from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the Animal Health Center, British Columbia.

'Save the Vaquita Day' at the Aquarium 
StarNews
“Save the Vaquita Day” offers aquarium visitors the opportunity to learn and play their way to a better understanding of the plight of the animal and why it matters. Marine mammal expert Ann Pabst from the University of North Carolina Wilmington will give a presentation and answer questions about vaquitas at 11:30 a.m. on July 8. 

Pathfinder Promotes Team Member 
Greater Wilmington Business Journal 
John Zachary was recently promoted to associate wealth adviser at Pathfinder Wealth Consulting. A Wilmington native, Zachary graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2009 with a bachelor of science degree in finance and business management. 

Kellie's Krew Scholarship honors students for service
Sampson Independent
The Kellie’s Krew Scholarship Program awarded scholarships to Olivia Shaffer of Midway High School and Anna Marie Tyndall of Triton High School for volunteerism and scholastic performance. They both plan to attend UNCW

UNCW's Fisher takes in Hammerheads' experience
StarNews
Pro soccer competition will help Ben Fisher when he returns to the Seahawks.

Student success story
Kinston Free Press
Wes Nimmo graduated May 5, 2017 Summa Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. While at UNCW, he was awarded memberships into Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Theta and Lambda Alpha Honor Societies.

Grab and Go
Wilma Magazine
Ty Graham and Matt Khouri launched Outer Banks Boil Company in Corolla in 2012, after developing the business plan as students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Cameron School of Business. Now, just five years later, they have opened Cape Fear Boil Company in Carolina Beach.

UNCW's Ingram signs with Danish team
StarNews
Former UNCW guard Denzel Ingram has signed with Horsens IC, a Division I team in Denmark, to play this season.
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