News Archives

Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge final round winners Camden Bathras, left, and Steven Lipscomb receive congratulations at the Murphy Center Thursday, Feb. 22, 2019.
Feb 22, 2019
  • Michael Rudd


The second, three-round Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge concluded Feb. 21 with student-team Vybe taking first place and a cash prize of $15,000. Vybe is an application that allows users to track...

The stone East Carolina University sign at the corner of 5th Street and Reade Circle will not be accessible during construction of the City of Greenville’s Town Creek Culvert Project. The sign is a popular location for photos on campus.
Feb 21, 2019
  • ECU News Services


Beginning Monday, Feb. 25, the City of Greenville Public Works Department will close a portion of 5th Street between Reade and South Holly streets at East Carolina University’s main campus...

Dr. Cheng Chen, left, and Dr. Kenneth Jacobs, second from right, are part of a trio of ECU researchers recognized last year for advancements in medical imaging.
Feb 05, 2019
  • ECU News Services


A trio of ECU researchers was recognized in 2018 for its advancements in medical imaging. The co-inventor team that includes Cheng Chen and Kenneth Jacobs from the Department of Physics...

Dr. Jitka Virag's research received nationwide recognition last year when it was selected as the winner of the STAT Madness contest which searches for the “best innovations in science and medicine.”
Feb 05, 2019
  • ECU News Services


Imagine that someone suffering from a heart attack could have their life saved by the administration of a protein instead of having to undergo a stent placement or heart transplant...

Feb 05, 2019
  • ECU News Services


ECU’s Dr. Benjamin Blaisdell‘s research and outreach center on working collaboratively with school teachers and administrators to overcome racial inequity. This work centers the knowledge and expertise of people of...

Dr. Jamie Perry works with lab students Thanh Tran, left, and Katie Pelland on a computer program used for MRI data at the Allied Health Science Building.
Feb 05, 2019
  • ECU News Services


Dr. Jamie Perry, associate professor in ECU’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is a leading expert in velopharyngeal anatomy and has developed imaging processes using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRIs)...

Dr. Baohong Zhang, whose research focuses on microRNAs and cotton biology, said if he can pinpoint which microRNAs and genes affect fiber growth, that knowledge can be used to produce higher crop yields.
Feb 05, 2019
  • ECU News Services


ECU biology professor Dr. Baohong Zhang has been recognized with several honors for his contributions in plant science, particularly for his discoveries on microRNAs and cotton biology. Zhang’s research focuses...

Camellias bloom outside the new ECU student center and parking deck. They’re part of the year-round landscape design at the new facilities.
Feb 01, 2019
  • Doug Boyd


While East Carolina University’s new student center building has received much well-deserved attention, the grounds surrounding it are just as creative and innovative. Though the turf and some plants are...

Dr. Alex K. Manda directs a research group at a Hyde County field site for his RAPID grant. Manda’s team is researching how Hurricane Florence and previous storms may be impacting eastern North Carolina farmers and their crops.
Jan 30, 2019
  • Lacey L. Gray


Even before Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina in September 2018, East Carolina University was preparing to respond. Four ECU research groups, led by faculty in the Thomas Harriot College of...

Members of ECU’s Black Student Union serve lunch at the Community Crossroads Center.
Jan 25, 2019
  • Doug Boyd
  • Jamie Smith


A day off from classes is normally a welcomed invitation to sleep in and take it easy, but on Monday, Jan. 21, hundreds of East Carolina University students braved an...