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Feb 12, 2019

UNCW Visiting Artist & Scholar Program Benefits Regional Community

Sponsored Content provided by Aswani Volety - Dean, UNCW College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences recently launched a new Visiting Artist and Scholar program designed to enrich the UNCW student experience and engage the larger community. 

The program will bring world-class artists and scholars to UNCW, who will offer the campus and regional community a variety of educational and creative experiences and create new applied-learning and collaborative research opportunities for students and faculty. The initiative reflects the university’s commitment to global learning.

The college will host at least one visiting artist or scholar each semester, rotating among the arts, humanities, and natural and social science disciplines.

The first visiting faculty – supported in part by the Beane Wright Foundation through UNCW Board of Trustees member Agnes R. Beane – joined the college last month: pianist Paolo André Gualdi; Carly A. Kocurek, associate professor of digital humanities and media studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology; and multimedia sound artist Nathaniel Ober.

While in residence at UNCW, visiting faculty will participate in collaborative research, host student and faculty workshops, and present public lectures and performances. Their scholarship will enhance UNCW’s already robust arts and humanities programs and offer new opportunities for community engagement.

The college is currently seeking nationally and internationally recognized scholars who have an established body of work and exemplary professional record in the natural and social sciences for fall 2019. A terminal degree (M.F.A or Ph.D.), teaching experience and a growing record of scholarship are required.
 
The next group of visiting artists and scholars will be in residence in the following UNCW departments: anthropology; biology and marine biology; chemistry and biochemistry; earth and ocean sciences; environmental sciences; international studies; mathematics and statistics; physics and physical oceanography; pre-engineering; public and international affairs; psychology, sociology and criminology; or world languages and cultures.

The application deadline is March 1. For more information, visit the UNCW College of Arts and Sciences website.

Aswani Volety, Ph.D., is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington,  Executive Director of the UNCW Center for Marine Science, and a professor in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology. Volety earned a Ph.D. in marine science from the College of William & Mary, and a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Andhra University. The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit, employing over 450 full-time and 150 part-time faculty members and awarding approximately three quarters of the university’s academic credits. Volety serves as the chief academic, fiscal and administrative officer of the college, which is responsible for educating students across the arts, sciences, humanities and social sciences. Volety is also past president of the Southern Association of Marine Labs.To learn more about the UNCW College of Arts and Sciences, visit www.uncw.edu/cas. Questions and comments can be sent to [email protected].  

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