University Relations

Oct. 30-Nov. 3

Young sperm whale washes up near Oak Island Pier
StarNews
Prospects are not good for a sperm whale that beached itself near Oak Island Thursday morning, UNCW research associate Bill McLellan said.
*This story ran in most major statewide media outlets.

Rude awakening: Witnessing morning incivility darkens your experience of the whole day
The British Psychological Society
Research by a team headed by Andrew Woolum of the University of North Carolina Wilmington shows what we bring to a social situation influences how it affects us.

Wilmington Civitan Club
StarNews
The Wilmington Civitan Club will meet at 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at Pine Valley United Methodist Church. The guest speaker will be Bill Kawczynski, director of Military Affairs at UNCW

UNC free speech policy moves forward, could lead to punishments for protestors
News & Observer
Gabriel Lugo, a UNC Wilmington professor and chair of the system's Faculty Assembly, said some faculty concerns were addressed. 

Theater: On stage in Wilmington, Nov. 2-19
StarNews
“Billy Witch,” by UNCW’s Department of Theatre, presents a play about an awkward young man’s adolescent awakening at Blue Triangle Nature Time Summer Fun Camp.

Talking Wilmington's Cucalorus Connect and entrepreneurial startup ecosystem with tech veteran Tom Looney
WRAL Tech Wire
Tech veteran Tom Looney talks Cucalorus CONNECT. The event was developed through a partnership between the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and tekMountain.

Four Things I've Learned from Serving Veterans
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Every year, Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry holds Veterans Day of Hope, a special rebuild event for two to three military veteran families. Members of the Coast Guard, the Single Marines from Camp Lejeune, the Society of American Military Engineers and the UNCW Student Veteran Organization are usually onsite.

College of Arts and Sciences Launches New Degree Programs
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Aswani Volety, dean of the UNCW College of Arts and Sciences)
The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit and now offers a B.A. in digital arts, an M.S. in data science and a Ph.D. in psychology.

Coastal Commission Set to Meet Nov. 7-8 
Coastal Review Online
Researchers from the University of North Carolina Wilmington are slated to present an evaluation of the state’s Public Beach and Coastal Waterfront Access Program.

Greenpeace Ship Makes Call at Wilmington
Coastal Review Online
UNCW's Undersea Vehicle Program is one of a few such programs in the country and it is often called upon to work in oceans around the world.

Leadership conference
Elizabethtown Bladen Journal
The Fall 2017 Seventh Congressional District Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurial Conference with Congressman David Rouzer was held at the Sampson County Agri-Exposition Center in Clinton. It’s conducted in coordination with the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center of North Carolina State University and the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

One student spoke up. It's changing how New Hanover County Schools treat sexual assault
Port City Daily
There’s a change underway in New Hanover County schools, as principals and other administrative staff are now being trained to take sexual assault and harassment much more seriously. Amber L. Resetar, UNCW’s Title IX compliance director, presented an overview of Title IX issues to principals and administrative staff.

GenX: The Water Heater Blues
WHQR
UNCW's Larry Cahoon explains that the chemical compounds found in the sludge of a water heater could be in the pipes and fixtures of a house as a durable type of biofilm.

Climate scientists are obsessed with two mysterious boulders in the Bahamas
Reading Eagle
Two years ago, famed climate scientist James Hansen, drawing on the work of the University of North Carolina Wilmington geologist Paul Hearty, suggested they had been put in place by catastrophic super storms more than 100,000 years ago, at a time of higher seas and dangerous weather dynamics.

Sunset Beach to receive $35K grant for 'Living Shoreline'
WECT
The Town of Sunset Beach has received a grant of almost $35,000 from Duke Energy to improve water quality in Mary's Creek. Project partners also include a UNCW intern and the North Carolina Coastal Federation.

PG&E names successors for retiring VP in charge of Diablo Canyon
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
PG&E has appointed Jon Franke as vice president of power generation, effective Nov. 1. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Writers' Week brings young talent to UNCW
StarNews
Writers’ Week begins Oct. 30 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW professor deploys drones to observe eagles in Belize
StarNews
UNCW ornithologist James Rotenberg has been working with drones to try to observe harpy eagles in the rain forests of Belize.

Some prominent NC colleges aren't on a ranking of the state's top 10 schools for 2018
News & Observer
Sorted based on their standing in a national ranking for 2018 by personal-finance website WalletHub, Duke University came in first in the state, UNC-Chapel Hill second and N.C. State University fourth. Others in North Carolina’s top 10 were, Elon University, the University of Mount Olive, Western Carolina University and UNC Wilmington.

With State Funding Approved, UNCW Moves Forward With GenX Studies
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The University of North Carolina Wilmington is working on several projects to research GenX, now that funds have been made available through a law passed this month.

There's a reason UNC's board seems like an arm of the legislature
News & Observer
Gabriel Lugo, a UNC Wilmington professor who chairs the system wide Faculty Assembly, said worries about political interference are nothing new.

Play review: Toxic masculinity of 'Small Engine Repair' will give you plenty to contemplate
StarNews
John Pollono's one-act, part of UNCW's Student Lab Series, runs through Oct. 29 at the SRO Theatre on campus.

WordPress vs. Wix: Which One is The Best? (Part 1)
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Diane Durance, director of the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship) 
When it comes to building a website or blog, there are lots of decisions to be made.

Sheila Boles: A pioneer for women, in Wilmington and across North Carolina
WECT
Sheila Boles decided to enroll at UNC Wilmington in 1973, just as the school was starting a Women’s Basketball program to comply with the recently-passed Title IX. She recalls the story of how she joined the team and the early days of setting its foundation.

Duke claims third Landfall Tradition title
StarNews
Thao My Nguyen and the UNCW women's golf team finished 10th in the Landfall Tradition tournament.

Seahawks soar past Greensboro in exhibition
WWAY
Senior guard Madison Raque led three UNCW players in double figures with a game-high 18 points as the Seahawks soared past Greensboro College to earn an 81-37 victory in exhibition action at Trask Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

UNCW, Patrick Cover Win Duck Commander Championships
WWAY
Senior Pat Cover and UNCW fended off several charges to capture their first tournament championship of the season as Cover earned his third career medalist at the Duck Commander Intercollegiate honor on Tuesday at the Mystic Creek Golf Club.

Mull Again: Fall season kind to UNCW golf teams
StarNews
The UNCW men’s team is coming off of a tournament win while the women’s team finished in the top 10 at the Landfall Tradition.

UNCW's Pat Cover named Colonial Athletic Association golfer of the week
WECT
Senior Pat Cover was named Colonial Athletic Association golfer of the week after winning his third career tournament title and helping UNCW win the Duck Commander Intercollegiate earlier this week.

CAA includes two Seahawks on All-CAA Women's Soccer team
WWAY
UNCW senior forward Serenity Waters and freshman midfielder Molly McGarry have been named Third-Team selections on the All-Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Soccer Team in voting by the league’s coaches.

UNCW men's tennis closes out fall season at home
StarNews
The fall season has been a chance for the UNCW men's tennis team to develop and grow.