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New species of sea squirt named after UNCW professor

Various photographs of

Jonny Berrios, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

Two new species of sea squirt were named in honor of a UNC Wilmington associate professor, and her lab’s dedicated research on the subject. One species was named in homage to Susanna López-Legentil, associate professor in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology, for her important research...

UNCW mourns the loss of professor Phil Furia

Notes of mourning and appreciation were posted this past week on office door of  the late Phil Furia.

Jonny Berrios, Staff Writer

April 13, 2019

Phil Furia, a prolific writer and astounding teacher, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, April 3 at age 75. Teachers and students mourn the loss of this beloved faculty member and reflect on his highly interesting life and his impact at UNCW. Phil's obituary can be found here. “He was always great to work with. He was gentle. He didn’t get ruffled. He seemed so steady about the work, even when the work was...

“You can offer them your smile:” UNCW’s beloved Ms. Britt shares her story

Ava Hicks, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

On any given day, Ms. Britt’s English class can be found performing soliloquies in homemade togas, playing catch with a mutilated baby doll or doing yoga poses on the lawn. If you are not fortunate enough to know her, you would probably refer to the UNCW professor as “that teacher whose class is ...

Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking in his Caltech office in Pasadena, Calif., on February 5, 1997. Hawking died on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 76.

Tyler Newman, Assistant News Editor

March 14, 2018

Stephen W. Hawking, the Cambridge professor and physicist widely renowned for his contributions to the scientific branches of cosmology, relativity and the study of black holes, has died at the age of 76. Dr. Hawking’s family announced the news early Wednesday morning from Cambridge that he passed...

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