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An aerial view of ECU underwater archaeologists and graduate students mapping the site along a baseline divided into a 10-meter square grid unit. (Photos courtesy of ECU and Centro de Buceo Embajadores y Embajadoras del Mar.)
Dec 04, 2018
  • Lynn B. Harris

PRESERVING MARITIME HISTORY

East Carolina University underwater archaeologists and graduate students from the Department of History’s Program in Maritime Studies recently returned from a research expedition to the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica....

Three officers in front of Raleigh Police Department
Dec 03, 2018
  • Erin Shaw

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

When Major Karen Riggsbee ’88 was promoted to deputy chief of the Raleigh Police Department this summer, she became one of the top three leaders in an agency that employs...

East Carolina University professor Baohong Zhang examines cotton fibers grown in his lab that were modified using gene-editing tools. Zhang’s research into cotton growth and development was recognized this week after he was named a fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Nov 27, 2018
  • Matt Smith

DISTINGUISHED DISTINCTION

In the 1980s and early ’90s, a commercial jingle described cotton as the “fabric of our lives.” Nearly three decades later, cotton truly has been an important fiber for East...

Dr. Ford Grant, faculty director of the School of Dental Medicine’s community service learning center in Ahoskie, talks with patient Amber Doering. The dental school has received national recognition for its innovative approach to dental education. (Photos by Rhett Butler)
Oct 29, 2018
  • Spaine Stephens

ACCESS SUCCESS

The national organization representing all U.S. and Canadian dental schools announced last week that a 2019 award for innovation will go to the School of Dental Medicine at East Carolina...

ECU's Outer Banks Campus
Oct 24, 2018
  • Jules Norwood

COASTAL FOCUS

East Carolina University has renewed its commitment to coastal science by creating a new academic unit called Integrated Coastal Programs, which encompasses the Department of Coastal Studies and the Coastal...

Oct 23, 2018
  • Erin Shaw

FIRST-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS

East Carolina University seeks to significantly increase its general scholarship offerings for first-year students with the new Chancellor’s Scholars program. While ECU has long championed support for high achievers and...

Oct 16, 2018
  • Jules Norwood

PLACE YOUR BETS

A new report using data from the Life, Liberty, and Happiness survey conducted by East Carolina University’s Center for Survey Research confirms that many Americans support legalized gambling on professional sports. Earlier...

Dr. Crystal Chambers, left, meets with doctoral student Hank Bowen to discuss his research project. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Oct 11, 2018
  • Crystal Baity

CARNEGIE FELLOW

An East Carolina University faculty member who has received a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship will study how students from rural areas across the United States make decisions about college. Dr....

East Carolina University faculty members Len Annetta, from left, Matt Militello, Charity Cayton and College of Education Dean Grant Hayes recently announced that the college secured a five-year, $9.8 million grant to study the effects of leadership in K-12 school systems. (Photo by Matt Smith)
Oct 10, 2018
  • Matt Smith

RESEARCH EMPOWERS PRINCIPALS

A group of East Carolina University researchers studying the effects of school leadership has secured a five-year, $9.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The study is led...

Justin Spears (left), Scott Andrews, Tom Daniel, Jenny Sutton and Chris Denton in front of the new Main Campus Student Center.
Oct 08, 2018
  • Erin Shaw

LABOR OF LOVE

Tom Daniel has been working in construction for decades, but his latest project is by far the closest to his heart. Daniel, a ’92 and ’11 alumnus, is a senior...