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"Bundles," an exhibit by ceramist and associate professor of art & art history Aaron Wilcox, is on display through June 28 at the Wilma W. Daniels Art Gallery at Cape Fear Community College.

Life on a Coral Reef: Insult Is (Sometimes) Added to Injury
...Key Largo, Florida--marine scientist Joseph Pawlik of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) and colleagues found that these predator-fish...

Advice For New Dads From A Veteran Father Of Four
In Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers, author Clyde Edgerton shares tips for new dads. The advice starts before birth: Build the crib before you ...

Taking a second look at stroke in women
Kathleen A. Ennen is an assistant professor of nursing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Nursing.

Nandana Bose, assistant professor of film studies, recently published a refereed chapter,"We do not certifybackwards: Film Censorship in Postcolonial India," in Silencing Cinema: Film Censorship Around the World which was published by Palgrave MacMillan. Dr. Bose was one of 16 international scholarsinvited to contribute to this refereed anthology. The research was funded by UNCW's 2010 Charles Cahill award.

Authors’ series begins with Gerard
Starting the series will be department chair of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Philip Gerard, with his book,

Racial disparity on end-of-year tests grows in New Hanover
Robert Smith, a professor in the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Watson College of Education, said, “Neighborhood schools work well if you have a neighborhood that is well-enhanced…

Darrell D. Irwin, associate professor of criminology, recently had two articles published in widely recognized journals on developments in China. "Success or Sorrow: The Paradoxical View of Crime Control Campaigns in China," co-authored by Irwin and Professor of Criminology Cecil Willis, appears in the International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice. "How the Dragon of Prosperity uses State Power and Resources in Africa to Displace Western Influence," appears in the National Strategy Forum Review, a National Security Journal. It provides an analysis of Chinese influence in Africa’s development and the economies of African nations.

UNCW professor honored with teaching award
A professor in the Cameron School of Business at University of North Carolina Wilmington has been recognized as among the UNC...

Author advocates for maintaining Racial Justice Act
A UNCW Department Chair and author says the Racial Justice ...Dr. Kimberly Cook says that's not a good idea.

Bookmarks - Local author's latest novel, 'Shadows on the Sun,' out now
Wilmington author and UNCW professor David Macinnis Gill's latest science-fiction novel officially came out Tuesday.

Hana S. Noor Al-Deen, communication studies, is the lead editor of the book “Social Media and Strategic Communications,” (Palgrave Macmillan 2013). This is her second book on social media and it provides comprehensive and original scholarly research that exhibits the strategic implementation of social media in both advertising and public relations. Policies, codes of ethics, and recommendations set by business organizations for best practices are also included. More can be found at

Stephanie Ganser, Academic Advisor in University College, has been recognized by the Southeast Case Research Association. The association published one of Stephanie’s cases entitled, “Who Really Isn’t Doing Their Job?.” In addition, at a recent SCRA conference, she won the “Featured Case Award” for her case entitled “Cheating Ring of Fire.” The first case was about performance evaluations with staff members, and the second case was about students cheating in a math class and then disclosing that to a peer mentor. The issues of FERPA and confidentiality were discussed.

Cape Fear River algae is focus of UNCW professor's research
A UNCW marine science professor will present a paper at the Water Resources Research Institute in Raleigh in two weeks documenting toxic blue/green algae in the Cape Fear River.

UNCW professors study Splenda in Cape Fear River
The study, funded by UNCW's Center for Marine Science and conducted by researchers at the university's Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry ...

Review - UNCW's Philip Gerard looks at past, future
Author Philip Gerard has spent a huge chunk of his life messing about in boats (as evidenced in his recent essay collection, "The Patron Saint of Dreams").

Estrangement within marriage carries 'Rooms'
Karen E. Bender’s second novel, “A Town of Empty Rooms,” is a story of divisions, in both a marriage and a community.

Roger Shew - Get natural gas production right, or don't do it
The December 2012 issue of National Geographic contained an article on natural gas production and issues titled “Good Gas/Bad Gas.” The title is a good summation of the public's opinions of the boom in natural gas production nationwide and here in North Carolina.

Geologist skeptical on waste disposal
The state Legislature is considering a bill that could allow fracking waste to be disposed of on the coast, but a UNC Wilmington geologist
says there isn’t enough information right now to do it safely.

Frank Chapman selected as DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Recipient
Frank Chapman selected as DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Recipient ... instructor, Chapman helped provide diving safety support to UNCW and...

50 years after 'The Feminine Mystique,' trading chains for handcuffs
When Norton reissued “The Feminine Mystique” last month, I picked it up. I'd read excerpts before, in classes I'd taken...
Katherine Montwieler is associate professor of English and women’s studies at UNC-Wilmington.

Book Review: A story of struggles after lives fall apart
Karen E. Bender's book is dotted with discussions of love, faith and belonging.
N.C., from New York in 2002 and now teaches at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, says she mined her own family's experiences for...

Good news from the depths: Gulf coral appears OK
In another case of “so far, so good,” marine scientists checking in on recently discovered coral formations in the northern Gulf of Mexico about 20 miles from the site of the BP oil spill say the corals and other delicate sea life appear healthy, according to The Associated Press.
...of damage, Steve Ross of the Center for Marine Science at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington tells the AP.

What Happened to the Lost Colony?
What if the Lost Colony was never lost? What if the survivors left Roanoke Island and made it to Georgia? A series of engraved stones, called the Dare stones, were discovered in the 1930s and tell a tale of how the survivors traveled by land to South Carolina and then to Georgia.
...may have happened to the colonists. LaVere, a professor of history at UNC-Wilmington, has written several books, including The Lost Rocks: The...

The Songs of Hollywood
Theater lovers with well stocked shelves should have a side-shelf for volumes about movies. After all, they are a form of performance art akin to theater.
...colleague in Patterson, who, like Furia, is on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. As could be expected of Furia, the book...

Man seeks to restore citizenship to his deceased grandmother
Elsie Knutson Moren was born in Skibo Township, a tiny community midway between Brimson and Embarrass, and lived on Minnesota soil all her life.
Swalm said. Candice Bredbenner, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is familiar with stories like Moren's.

Business Brief: Wilmington area leaders name "collaboration" as path to growth
The Cape Fear Economic Development Council opened their first conference of the year with the phrase: my 2013 New Year’s resolution is… Six panelists plucked from diverse positions in the community explored the need for and the pathways to economic growth in the Greater Wilmington Area.
...up by the six panelists as a new economic paradigm. Here's UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller: The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has 712...

The Girl (er, Woman) with the Feminist Attitude
Aficionados know that Stieg Larsson’s best-selling “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” was titled “Men Who Hate Women” in the original Swedish. Larsson’s tough cyberpunk sleuth Lisabeth Salander has certainly become a heroine to lots of women, and her stand against rape and institutional exploitation has...
...many readers. Donna King, associate professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and her colleague Carrie Lee Smith of...

Violent crimes decreasing in area schools
A child is more likely to die crashing a bicycle or drowning in a pool than getting shot by a gunman at school, which remains one of the safest places for kids to be, criminologists say.
"The primary reason school crime rates have dropped is that community crime rates have dropped, and one of the strongest predictors of school violence and crime is what is going on in the surrounding neighborhoods," said Mike Maume, a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Return of the King - Horror author part of Wilmington film history
Years ago, high up on the wall of Pender County hot dog institution Paul's Place in Rocky Point, there was a small photograph of Drew Barrymore and Art Carney. Career starters Chip Hackler, now an associate professor in the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Department of Film Studies, got his...

Assisting Exonerees - A Largely Unmet Need
"Cleared death-row inmates need help adjusting to the world outside prison," is the Wilmington Star News editorial on North Carolina exonerations. what comes next. Kimberly Cook, who heads the UNC Wilmington sociology and criminology department, and Sandra Westervelt, associate professor...

Price dip may signal end of the gold rush is over," said Cetin Ciner, a professor of finance at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. He likened the surge in gold to dot-com...

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