UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Nov. 9 - 13

Former UNCW Student To Receive Medal of Honor
TWC News
A former UNC Wilmington student will receive our nation's highest honor today. President Obama will present the medal of honor to former army Captain Floren Groberg. Groberg is credited with saving fellow solders' lives by tackling a suicide bomber.
Additional coverage: WECT

Wilmington Recently Named a Top City for Veteran Entrepreneurs
TWC News
USAA recently named Wilmington as one of their top cities for veteran entrepreneurs. UNCW officials say Wilmington is an important city for new veteran entrepreneurs because it has a rich history of committing to service members.

Jen Johnson - Learning to see invisible wounds of war
StarNews
The Invisible Wounds of War, a project exploring the psychological, spiritual, and moral injuries of war in collaboration with North Carolina veterans, will be on display in UNCW's Randall Library until Dec 15.

North Carolina Editorial Roundup
WRAL
The Nov. 4 StarNews of Wilmington on the University of North Carolina Wilmington: The University of North Carolina Wilmington is adding two new doctoral degrees, which will see students graduate with the highest academic credentials in their field.

At Islamic university: US varsity to set up centre of excellence
The Express Tribune 
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) will establish a centre for teaching excellence (CTE) at the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI). IIUI and UNCW have developed an academic partnership to implement a collaborative model of professional development in teaching, research and community engagement.
Additional coverage: Pakistan Observer; The News International

UNCW hatchery creates faster-growing oysters
Lumina News
UNCW’s hatchery opened in 2010 and now, they are not only breeding faster-growing oysters, but they are also exploring the feasibility of farming other, even more valuable shellfish, like scallops.

Patterson helping grow computer science at UNCW
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
In her role as chair of University of North Carolina Wilmington’s computer science department, Laurie Patterson helps plan new programs to address the rapid pace of technological change.

If a product's organic, it can be challenging to know
StarNews
Tracy Meyer, a marketing professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said “it’s really based on trust,” noting that consumers really have very few ways of knowing exactly what's in a product that claims to be organic.

Wilmington vet tech trains animal actors
StarNews
It was a rebellious golden retriever named Sadie that brought Alicia Rudd into the local film industry fold. Rudd, an animal trainer for big and small screens, had returned to her hometown of Wrightsville Beach to finish her English degree at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. For several years Rudd, now 53, worked in the heart of Hollywood alongside established animal trainers.

'It was my responsibility,' Medal of Honor recipient says of actions
StarNews
Retired Army Master Sgt. Leroy A. Petry said he became an Army Ranger to make a difference to his country, his family and those around him. During a visit to Wilmington on Monday, the Medal of Honor recipient spoke to high school students and delivered a leadership lecture at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

New exhibit honors war veterans, shows invisible wounds
WECT
A new exhibit is showing real situations that war veterans face when coming home from war. The Invisible Wounds of War project is presenting an exhibition at UNCW about how some veterans face physical and psychological issues when coming back from war.

Overfishing Aids Sponges, Hurts Corals on Caribbean Reefs
Alert Diver Online
When Joseph Pawlik’s research group from the University of North Carolina Wilmington began working on sponges more than 25 years ago, the conventional wisdom was that sponges on Caribbean reefs were largely unaffected by predation.

Cucalorus Film Festival hopes to capitalize on expansion into tech, innovation
StarNews
Cucalorus Connect is being co-presented by UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, with help from the city of Wilmington and such companies as local business incubator and accelerator tekMountain -- launch a new venture with an eye toward not only redefining Cucalorus but also introducing Wilmington to its nascent tech and entrepreneurial sector.

Ex-Mandela prison guard to speak
StarNews
UNCW will hold two talks featuring Christo Brand, who served as Nelson Mandela’s warder at South Africa’s Robben Island.

New Hanover County law enforcement rolls out new safety campaign
WWAY
At a press conference today at Wilmington Police Headquarters, New Hanover County law enforcement agencies announced a new safety campaign for the area. The program is called “Listen – Explain, Comply – Complain.” Wilmington Police has teamed up with the Carolina Beach Police Department, Kure Beach Police Department, Wrightsville Beach Police Department, UNCW Police and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office for the campaign.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW on Money magazine's 'beach lovers' list
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
University of North Carolina Wilmington was included on Money magazine’s recently published list of 10 Best Colleges for Beach Lovers. The university ranked 10th.

HOLDING UP A MIRROR TO ALL: Julian Sands will share the work and celebrate the life of Harold Pinter at UNCW
encore
Julian Sands will perform his tribute to Harold Pinter on Nov. 7 in UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium.

Actors perform nearly 500-year-old play
WECT
UNCW’s
Department of Theatre is opening its newest show, John Ford’s controversial play ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore. The play was written in 1633 and follows an incestuous affair between Giovanni and Annabella.
Additional coverage: encore

LIVE LOCAL, LIVE SMALL: Connecting in a new way with Cucalorus 21
encore
This year Cucalorus is partnering with the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Cucalorus Connect.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW named among top colleges for beach lovers
Port City Daily 
UNC Wilmington has landed a spot on a national list of the best colleges for beach lovers. Time's Money Magazine recently named the local university to its top 10 spots for students hoping to hit the books with their toes in the sand.

Arts and Design Research Incubator links art, science and research
The Daily Collegian Online
Andrew Belser began his own project, called “Face.Age,” during his time as a faculty member at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The project is a film installation about “cross-generational interaction,” Belser said, where young and old participants examine each other’s faces on camera.

Dr. Milan Jacques Dluhy, 73, UNCW political science professor who authored 10 books
Port City Daily
Dr. Milan Jacques Dluhy, of Southport, Coconut Grove, Florida and Ann Arbor, Michigan, died at his home in Southport on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. Dluhy was granted professor emeritus status by his colleagues in the Department of Public and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Fall 2015. In addition, the Masters in Public Administration (MPA) Community Advisory Board at UNCW has named their annual MPA Student Scholarship in his name.

Adult Scholars Have Leadership Opportunities with OLLI
WHQR
UNCW's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) director Shelley Morse, and Geneva Reid, chair of OLLI's Adult Scholars Leadership Program (ASLP), discuss opportunities available for adults over 50, but some for everyone.

News & Notes - Mandela's warder, National Hunger Awareness
StarNews
For 12 of South Africa’s 42 year-long apartheid era, Christo Brand was Nelson Mandela’s warder (prison guard) on South Africa’s infamous Robben Island. Brand will be speaking Nov. 13 on the campus of UNCW. He will speak at 2 p.m. in Room 105, Cameron Hall and at 6 p.m. in Room 100, Morton Hall.

Season opener at Trask Coliseum tonight for Kevin Keatts & UNCW Seahawks
WWAY
The second season of the Kevin Keatts Era and 65th year of UNCW men's basketball tips off Friday when NAIA member Milligan College visits Trask Coliseum for a 7 p.m. date with the Seahawks.

UNCW hoops adds local player during early signing period ahead of season opener
Port City Daily 
Second-year UNCW Head Coach Kevin Keatts continued to excel on the recruiting trail on Wednesday, signing combo guard Jaylen Fornes and versatile forward Matthew Elmore on the first day of the NCAA's early signing period for the 2016-17 season.

Seahawks spread the wealth
StarNews
Kevin Keatts opted not to reveal his starting lineup for Sunday's exhibition to his UNCW men's basketball players until a few minutes before tipoff.

UNCW men's soccer take home CAA honors
WECT
UNCW freshman midfielder Ben Fisher has been named co-winner of the Colonial Athletic Association's Men's Soccer Rookie of the Year honor in voting by the league's head coaches.

UNCW Women's Soccer Set for NCAA Tourney
WECT
The UNCW Women's Soccer team heads to Columbia, SC this afternoon, in preparation for their second NCAA Tournament appearance, and first as an at-large team.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW men's basketball signs two to 2016 class
WECT
Second-year UNCW Head Coach Kevin Keatts continued to excel on the recruiting trail on Wednesday, signing combo guard Jaylen Fornes and versatile forward Matthew Elmore on the first day of the NCAA's early signing period for the 2016-17 season.

New rules in men's basketball will test patience, but Seahawks feel they're ready
StarNews
It's been a race against the clock for Kevin Keatts to get his UNCW men's basketball team ready for his second season. The time crunch had to account not only for the fine points of his free-flowing offense and in-your-face defense but also how to play that system within the new rules.

Kevin Keatts Show returns to WWAY and Cape Fear CW this weekend
WWAY
Highlights of the UNCW men’s basketball team’s 2015-16 season-opener vs. Milligan and a player profile will be featured on the debut of “The Kevin Keatts TV Show” scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 15, on WWAY-TV 3 and The CW Network.

Women's college basketball rule changes all about numbers
StarNews
With new rules giving women's basketball quarters instead of halves and different free-throw penalties, UNCW coach Adell Harris has said she's had to readjust her team's in-game goals for the new season.

UNCW volleyball fall on the road at College of Charleston
WECT
The Seahawks rallied to force a fifth set, but College of Charleston overcame an early deficit in the deciding set to edge UNCW in a key Colonial Athletic Association volleyball match on Tuesday at TD Bank Arena.
Additional coverage: WWAY

UNCW 'volleyhawk' seniors eye the top
Lumina News
In Meredith Peacock's freshman season for the University of North Carolina Wilmington volleyball team, she experienced just three wins in conference play.

WVU women to host Duquesne in NCAA soccer tournament
The News Telegraph
The victor of the Virginia-Howard game will face the victor between UNCW-South Carolina.

Seahawks, USS North Carolina launch Buckets for Battleship Campaign
Port City Daily
UNCW Athletics is partnering with the USS North Carolina Battleship to raise funds to repair the hull of the famed battleship docked on the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington.

UNCW volleyball fall on the road at College of Charleston
WECT
The Seahawks rallied to force a fifth set, but College of Charleston overcame an early deficit in the deciding set to edge UNCW in a key Colonial Athletic Association volleyball match on Tuesday at TD Bank Arena.

UNCW mens soccer left to wonder after quick playoff exit
StarNews
The UNCW men's soccer season that started with so much promise ended with a thud Saturday. The Seahawks fell short, 3-1, at Delaware in a Colonial Athletic Association quarterfinal.

UNCW defeats Barton in basketball exhibition
WECT
Newcomers Trey Grundy, Chris Flemmings and C.J. Bryce combined for 35 points as the UNCW men's basketball team reeled off its 28th consecutive men's basketball exhibition victory with an 81-51 throttling of NCAA Division II Barton on Sunday at Trask Coliseum.

UNCW basketball putting the pieces in place
StarNews
The complete renovation of the UNCW basketball program is nearly complete, as Kevin Keatts' style of play is more reflected in a deeper roster with a lot of new faces.

Analysis: UNCW hoops has lineup options galore
StarNews
With so many players to choose from, expect Kevin Keatts and the UNCW basketball team to have some new lineup combinations this season.

Seahawks' defense steps up
StarNews
The steepest learning curve for this version of the UNCW men's basketball team figured to be on defense, both because of Keatts' carefully choreographed up-tempo scheme and the NCAA's stated emphasis on calling the game tighter. The Seahawks, surprisingly, looked more comfortable on that end of the floor in Sunday's 81-51 exhibition victory over Barton College at Trask Coliseum.

Hoops (M): Seahawks hope to take another step vs. Barton and other exhibition notes
StarNews
Kevin Keatts had plenty to talk about by halftime of his first exhibition with the UNCW men's basketball team. Last year, the Seahawks only led Catawba College by two points at the break before recovering for a 97-68 victory over the Division II squad.

UNCW women's basketball back in scramble mode
StarNews
With only eight players on roster this season, Seahawks must fight numbers (and height) disadvantage to not lose momentum from last season's improvement.

UNCW men's soccer season falls to Delaware 3-1
WECT
Sophomore defender Brayden Smith scored his second goal of the season, but it was not enough as third-seeded Delaware used a pair of goals in the second half to earn a 3-1 victory over sixth-seeded UNCW in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Soccer Championship at Grant Stadium on Saturday evening.

William & Mary knocks UNCW women's soccer out of conference tournament
Lumina News 
The University of North Carolina Wilmington women’s soccer team fell 1-0 to William & Mary in the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament in Hempstead, N.Y. Friday afternoon.
Additional coverage: WECT; Port City Daily

UNCW volleyball sweeps Elon
WECT
Freshman Anna Moss hit .769 on the match for UNCW as the Seahawks celebrated Senior Night with a convincing 3-0 sweep of Colonial Athletic Association foe Elon on Saturday at Hanover Hall.
Additional coverage: StarNews