University Relations

Aug. 7-11

Realtors, CFCC and UNCW Announce Offshore Drilling Forum
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, Cape Fear Realtors President Neal Johnson, CFCC President Amanda Lee and UNCW Chancellor Jose Sartarelli gathered Friday for the announcement of an Oct. 17 offshore drilling forum.
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UNCW author May-lee Chai receives Bakwin Award
StarNews
University of North Carolina Wilmington assistant professor of creative writing May-lee Chai has received the 2017 Doris Bakwin Award for writing by women, presented by Carolina Wren Press of Durham.

New Fort Fisher Visitors Center takes first step
StarNews
Chris Fonvielle, a University of North Carolina Wilmington historian who has worked to tell the story of Fort Fisher, said a revamped visitors center would be a major step forward.

UNCW professor to speak on Brunswick's natural history
StarNews
Cape Fear Audubon's August meeting will feature UNCW geology lecturer Roger Shew, who will give a visual tour of the natural history and geology of Brunswick County.

Facility dog will comfort people in courtrooms in New Hanover and Pender Counties
WWAY
“He just finished at our paws4prisons training program, which is the middle phase of our dogs’ training, and that all takes place in the West Virginia prison system. So he’s moved down here now to finish up his customized training for his job and that takes place at our program here at UNCW,” said Kyria Henry, the executive director of paws4people.
 
Wednesday on CoastLine: Offshore Drilling
WHQR
Guests: Ann Pabst, professor, Department of Biology and Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Doug NowacekRandolph K. Repass and Sally-Christine Rodgers University associate professor of Conservation Technology in the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering at Duke University.
 
New Dean for Troy University’s College of Health and Human Services
WLTZ (Columbus, GA)
Dr. Green holds a bachelor’s degree from the University North Carolina Wilmington, a Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

Local nonprofit Global Education Ministries runs school in Mexico
StarNews
Rachel Ellzey, a 2014 UNCW graduate, works for Global Education Ministries, a faith-based nonprofit with a mission to provide quality education around the world, as the sponsorship coordinator.

GenX: What's In The Drinking Water Supply?
WHQR
The GenX compound is not regulated, in part because it’s so new. Larry Cahoon with the University of North Carolina Wilmington says testing needs to be done by the Environmental Protection Agency.


UNCW stressing fire safety to incoming freshmen: 'If it glows, it goes"
WECT
Thousands of students will move into the UNCW dorms with car loads of everything to make their new room a home, but campus officials stress that many of those items could be dangerous.

As officials move to act, GenX turns political
StarNews
Since the revelation in June that Chemours Co. discharged the unregulated chemical GenX into the Cape Fear River, the issue has spurred partisan politics. “It’s a good way to score political points. Am I surprised it’s happened? No,” said Aaron King, professor of political science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

NC Dames launch new internship
StarNews
UNCW grad Allayna Dail is serving an internship with the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina at the Burgwin-Wright House.

At 100 days into her tenure, Barefoot going 100 mph
StarNews
The new UNCW women’s basketball coach isn’t wasting time trying to turn the Seahawks around.