Arts and Sciences Archives

Sep 19, 2023
  • Lacey L. Gray

ECU’s Harriot College celebrates student scholarship recipients, thanks donors

East Carolina University’s Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences celebrated students and thanked its generous donors at the college’s eighth annual scholarship luncheon on Sept. 15 in the Main...

Sep 19, 2023
  • Crystal Baity

ECU remains a top college in 2024 U.S. News rankings

East Carolina University is a top five school in North Carolina in best public schools and top 10 in the state in all national university categories in U.S. News & World...

A large group of researchers work at the Abel Beth Maacah excavation site in Israel during the summer. The team was joined by East Carolina University graduate student Madie Elsner who conducted research for her thesis project at the site
Sep 12, 2023
  • Lacey L. Gray


This summer, East Carolina University graduate student Madison “Madie” Elsner participated in unique, transformative fieldwork at Tel Abel Beth Maacah, Israel, near the border of Lebanon. Through the three-week, hands-on excavation, Elsner...

Dr. Yong Zhu portrait
Sep 07, 2023
  • Ken Buday

Faculty: Dr. Yong Zhu

When Yong Zhu attended college, he learned a valuable lesson about the path to success. “I just kept my head down, showed up, kept trying and never gave up on...

Jackquelyn Derritt portrait photo
Sep 06, 2023
  • Crystal Baity

Student: Jackquelyn Derritt

East Carolina University’s Jackquelyn Derritt is pursuing a master’s degree in English with the goal of teaching college students one day. She admired her teachers at White Oak High School...

This year's Voyages of Discovery Series will feature an accomplished actor and an Olympic gymnast who will address the theme of inspiring hope and healing.
Aug 31, 2023
  • Lacey L. Gray


East Carolina University’s Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Voyages of Discovery Series will feature an accomplished actor and an Olympic gymnast who will address the theme of inspiring...

Martina Van Etten, a STEM Summer Immersion Program students from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, spent the summer at East Carolina University studying sablefish.
Aug 30, 2023
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall


This summer, Martina Van Etten has learned about sablefish, a deep-water species native to the eastern Pacific Ocean, through an internship at East Carolina University. A junior biology major at...

East Carolina University Health Education and Promotion professor Dr. Jo Anne Balanay and Fayetteville State University student KiHyira Jones look at a wet bulb globe temperature heat stress monitor positioned in a parking lot outside the Belk Building. They studied heat stress factors this summer.
Aug 30, 2023
  • Ronnie Woodward


KiHyira Jones arrived at East Carolina University from Fayetteville State University in early June completely unfamiliar with a heat stress monitor that measures wet bulb globe temperature index. In just...

Dr. Michael Brewer and Hannah Pankey examine data pertaining to spider venom protein sequences. Brewer is leading Pankey in the analysis as part of the GlaxoSmithKline Foundation funding for the ECU STEM Summer Immersion program.
Aug 30, 2023
  • Lacey L. Gray


The ancestors of all spiders were venomous, but there are two groups of spiders today — one in the United States — that are no longer toxic. East Carolina University’s...

Provost Dr. Robin Coger, center, discusses research and graduate school with UNC Pembroke junior Martina Van Etten, left, and her mentor Dr. Kat Dale, ECU post doctoral research scholar.
Aug 30, 2023
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall


Twelve students found their footing in research and scientific discovery and learned more about pathways to graduate studies at East Carolina University during the STEM Summer Immersion Program. The program,...