UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

August 10 - 14

UNCW Receives Funding to Study Ecological Impact of Chemicals
Time Warner Cable News
UNCW will receive nearly $400,000 to research a model for measuring the impact of the chemicals. UCSanta Barbara, Harvard, Michigan State, Oregon State-Corvallis, and Texas Tech-Lubbock also received funding.
Additional coverage: Star News, WWAY and ForeignAffairs.com

Stating the hidden obvious
The News on Sunday
Venkat Dhulipala, assistant professor of history at UNCW, has collected in his engaging book a small treasure of references about how the campaign for Pakistan was being conducted in the areas of North India. They weren't even supposed to be a part of the new state, but it produced the influential feudal lords and Nawabs.

Politicians, Take Note: More Potholes Mean Fewer Votes
Voices of San Diego
San Diego's streets are bad and have been bad for a while. But do voters really care? Vladimir Kogan from Ohio State University and his co-author Craig Burnett from UNCW found that every pothole complaint lodged within six months of an election reduced an incumbent's Election Day total by an average of 0.2 percentage points.

Three Wilmington authors get state arts fellowships
Star News
Three Wilmington residents are among those who have received artists' fellowships for 2015-2016 from the N.C. Arts Council. The three are novelist Wiley Cash, novelist and non-fiction writer Sheila Webster Boneham, and poet Anna Lena Phillips Bell, a lecturer in creative writing at UNCW.

'Wilmington Idiot Spotter' publicly shames drivers
There's a Facebook page for publicly shaming so-called "idiots" called 'Wilmington Idiot Spotter.' While it may be therapeutic to call out that tailgater on social media, UNCW Communication Professor Jeanne Persuit, warns of the dark side. "A good rule of thumb to think that how would I feel if this stayed here forever? Because there is a chance that someone will grab ahold of it and keep it forever," said Persuit.

UNCW student speaks at Appalachian Energy Summit
Star News
Teaching children to respect and preserve the earth seems as logical as teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic. Last month, Megan Foster, a graduate student at the UNCW was chosen to speak about such issues at the 2015 Appalachian Energy Summit at Appalachian State University.

Military personnel asked to write
Jacksonville Daily News
Invisible Wounds of War is a writing project that explores the psychological, spiritual, and moral injuries of war. Project leaders want to hear from veterans and active duty military personnel from across the state about the invisible wounds they have sustained. Submissions will be transcribed onto wooden plaques that will be displayed in a final exhibit at the UNCW library on Nov. 5.

CFCC mum on the cost of Minnelli's visit (references UNCW's arts contracts)
Broadway legend Liza Minnelli is slated to headlinethe inaugural season for Cape Fear Community College's Humanities and Fine Arts Center. In an ongoing effort to track how public agencies are spending your tax dollars, we sent a public records requests to CFCC asking for the contracts for all the upcoming performances.

ABC Commission Hosts Underage Drinking Prevention Class at UNCW
Time Warner Cable News
The ABC Commission is holding a series of training programs to prevent underage drinking. On Thursday afternoon, a training session was held at UNCW for ABC permit holders. UNCW is one of six pilot universities in the state to host the class.

Museum to host Civil War program
Star News
The Museum of Coastal Carolina welcomes Lori Sanderlin, who will talk about Civil War River Pilots and the Blockade of the Lower Cape Fear. Sanderlin is curator of education for the N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport. She has a bachelor's degree in history from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Farm to school: Local farmer promotes children's nutrition, sustainable agriculture
Lumina News
Matt Collogan's backyard has a greenhouse, a chicken coop, a compost facility and an assortment of fruit and vegetable plants. His backyard is a small, three-fourths acre farm he calls Ant Line Acre. Collogan, who holds a bachelor's degree in environmental studies from UNCW, is expanding.

Chef's table at CAM Café's kitchen
Better Living
Technically, her title is "executive chef," but "culinary artist-in-residence" better describes Jessica Cabo's role at the helm of the CAM Café's kitchen. Cabo is no stranger to the Port City, attending the University of North Carolina Wilmington in her early college years. The pull to return was eased by a love of the variety of produce grown in her adopted state.

UNCW Statement Regarding the Track and Field Program
The track and field program will continue to be offered for the long term, beyond the already-guaranteed 2015-2016 season.

Sports Briefs: Ferrum hires White as assistant softball coach
The Franklin News-Post
Maggie White, who served as the head softball coach at Radford University for three years, has been hired as Ferrum College's new assistant softball coach. White earned her bachelor's in psychology in 2001 from the UNCW and a master's in counseling/sports psychology from Boston University in 2003.

Colonial Athletic Association honors UNCW student-athletes for classwork
Port City Daily
A total of 226 student-athletes at UNCW received the CAA Commissioner's Award for academic excellence during the 2014-15 year. Honorees must compile at least a 3.20 grade point average to earn the distinction from the CAA.

Seahawks' questions to get some answers
Star News
The UNCW men's basketball team leaves for the Bahamas on Wednesday, a short-but-sweet trip set to include two exhibitions. There will be a lot of new faces in basketball jerseys later this year, and the team's upcoming exhibition trip to the Bahamas will help them build momentum and chemistry heading to November.

UNCW basketball going full circle
Star News
If it feels like the UNCW men's basketball program has been going nonstop since Kevin Keatts' arrival in April 2014, it's because the Seahawks have been. A look at some landmark dates that will see UNCW engaged in school and basketball activities for 50 of the past 52 weeks, including next week's exhibition trip to the Bahamas. 

Hoops (M): C.J. Gettys, Jarvis Haywood won't make Bahamas trip (UPDATED)
Star News
The UNCW men's basketball team leaves for the Bahamas on Wednesday, but C.J. Gettys and Jarvis Haywood won't be making the trip. Coach Kevin Keatts said both players will stay home because they haven't met team expectations.
Additional coverage: WECT

Seahawks men's basketball takes flight to Bahamas tourney
Port City Daily
The UNCW men's basketball team gets a jumpstart on the 2015-16 season when second-year head coach Kevin Keattscarries his new-look club to Nassau, Bahamas this week to appear in the BTC Summer of Thunder 2015.
Additional coverage: WWAY

UNCW's island trip helps burgeoning Bahamas basketball
Star News
The Bahamas have become an increasingly attractive foreign trip option for teams that want to keep travel time and costs down. A new high of 15 Division I teams - including UNCW - are participating this year, and the event is certainly more organized than when the Seahawks last visited in 2011.

UNCW men's soccer picked to finish second in the CAA
Senior forward Colin Bonner and junior goalkeeper Sean Melvin of the UNCW men's soccer team have been named as selections on the 2015 Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association Team according to a vote of the league's head coaches.