Big Things Come in Very Small Packages: A New Way of Looking at the Ocean  Wilmington, N.C. – The University of North Carolina Wilmington would like to announce that the UNCW SeaHawk-1 Cubesat, outfitted with the HawkEye Ocean Color Imager, has completed on-orbit Commissioning and has entered into a period of phased startup of Operations on June 21, 2021.   After years of research and development, UNCW’s first nanosatellite is now in orbit…

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The University of North Carolina Wilmington is working on public artwork to highlight the core belief that Black lives matter. Award-winning sculptor, artist and illustrator Dare Coulter has been commissioned to create the piece.  “The goal of the project is to use art as a tool for social change; to emphasize awareness about race, identity and the…

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Wilmington, N.C., — Treatment courts exist to lead those with substance use and mental health disorders in the justice system into a life of recovery and stability. Since 2019, the National Drug Court Resource Center, housed in the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Social Science and Applied Research Center, has provided treatment court practitioners with…

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Twenty-four students from D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy will get two weeks of free swimming lessons as part of a pilot program that aspires to build swimming into the public school curriculum. The UNCW Learn to Swim program is being offered thanks to a partnership involving UNCW Athletics, the Chancellor’s Office, the Office of Community Engagement…

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Wilmington, N.C. – UNCW has joined colleges and universities nationwide that are participating in the White House’s College Vaccine Campus Challenge, an effort to help the United States reach at least a 70 percent COVID-19 vaccination rate. Participating colleges and universities commit to three key actions: engaging every student, faculty and staff member; organizing their college communities;…

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UNCW is excited to partner with College Advising Corps to put counselors in rural high schools to help improve higher education opportunities for historically underrepresented student groups. The partnership will assign UNCW alumni as advisors in regional high schools to help students as they navigate the admissions and college selection process.  Advisors will be placed…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., The Carolinas AGC Foundation Scholarship program was put into place to assist individuals studying for careers in the construction industry as well as those wishing to advance their skills and knowledge to further their construction careers. The Scholarship committee distributed $12,000 to eight very deserving students who will no doubt be great assets to our industry! Mackenzie…

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The university will reopen its COVID-19 Campus Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, April 27. In addition to UNCW students, faculty, staff, retirees and UNCW community family members, UNCW is pleased to extend the invitation to anyone in the local community who is 18 and older.   The CDC completed its review of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and released the pause, allowing them to resume their vaccination clinic. They…

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The committee meetings on Thursday and the board meeting on Friday will be held in person, observing COVID-19 protocols, including social distancing and reduced capacity. The meetings also will be available for live viewing via Zoom. Additional information, including the Zoom links for each meeting, can be accessed via the board website. Some meetings may include closed…

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