UNCW announces Robert Smith as first recipient of the Wendy and Dell Murphy Distinguished Professorship in Education

WILMINGTON — Watson College of Education (WCE) professor Robert Smith is the recipient of the first Wendy and Dell Murphy Distinguished Professorship in Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the university has announced. The Murphy family established the distinguished professorship to support teaching, scholarship and engagement in WCE. “Along with the ideas and […]

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Could algae be used to cure disease? The answer could be right here in Wilmington

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  WILMINGTON – There is a quarter of a billion dollars on the table, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington has one of the best seats. UNCW and the Marine Biology in North Carolina Center (MARBIONC) were recently named as part of the $250 million National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMB) […]

‘Do dogs understand English?’ Roland Grise Middle Schoolers search for answers

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Can dogs understand English? Does temperature effect the voltage output of a solar panel? Or how about using the science of baking cupcakes to understand genetic engineering?  These were just a sampling of the over 300 amazing science projects the students at Roland Grise Middle school had on display during the […]

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Laney High School student represents the face of Wilmington’s economic future

Laney High School senior Sam Weaver said he is preparing for a new economy that not a lot of people understand.


WILMINGTON — “It was really tough, because it wasn’t what we were planning on,” said Sam Weaver, captain of the robotics competition team Wired Wizards. “But the changes we made served us well. In the end they saved us.” Weaver was talking about the last-second design change his team made during a recent competition: a design […]

Robots come to life as Brunswick Community College hosts inaugural Robocon


BOLIVIA, N.C. — The sound of cheering, laughter and whirring electrical motors filled the hallways of Brunswick Community College’s Building B on Saturday. The inaugural RoboCon 2016, which brought together educational, corporate and non-profit groups, focused on the role robotics could have in leading students into successful careers in technology and the sciences. “From Kindergartners […]

UNCW grad student expanding program to help non-profits


WILMINGTON — Creating a startup business from nothing is a daunting prospect; creating a nonprofit business is even more difficult. Navigating the complicated rules of incorporating, learning the language of grant applications and figuring out how to survive in a world where even successful for-profit business do not always survive — these are the challenges […]

UNCW Professsor Mike Adams charges defamation over colleagues’ statement

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WILMINGTON — Friday, 19 professors in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington signed a statement denouncing harassment of students. The statement appeared to be obliquely aimed at Professor Mike Adams for his recent online behavior.  Adams called his colleagues’ statement defamation. On Sep. 15, 2016, the Daily […]

Ecological Marine Adventures offering year round marine science classes in Surf City

SURF CITY — The Town of Surf City has joined forces with Ecological Marine Adventures (EMA) to provide our area with a year round marine science education program. Learning is very hands-on and student driven. EMA invites you to explore Topsail’s beaches and marshes from a unique perspective. EMA is currently gearing up for Spring […]