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Dr. Jan Lewis takes notes as ECU College of Nursing faculty discuss the implementation of artificial intelligence into ECU’s academic and administrative activities. (ECU photos)
Apr 11, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel
  • Ronnie Woodward

ECU academic community studies AI integration into university operations

East Carolina University has embarked on a groundbreaking study to determine how institutions of higher education can incorporate artificial intelligence into teaching, research and administrative activities to keep pace with...

Hannah Blackburn, Victor Ihuka, Ben Juhl, Kasey Perkins and Jaelyn Woods were honored with the Truist Leadership Center Excellence in Student Leadership Award. (ECU photos by Rhett Butler)
Apr 10, 2024
  • Steven Grandy

Honoring Pirates who serve

With service at the heart of East Carolina University, it’s only natural the faculty and staff members, along with the student body, share a commitment to helping others. The University...

Apr 09, 2024
  • Kim Tilghman

Researchers celebrate impactful work

East Carolina University held its annual Research and Scholarship Awards Ceremony April 2. The event recognizes excellence among researchers, scholars and inventors at ECU – those whose activities have a...

Apr 09, 2024
  • Kim Tilghman

Accomplished researcher finds success in work with students

Dr. Xiaoping Pan, professor in the Department of Biology at East Carolina University, is this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Research & Creative Activity. The...

Apr 05, 2024
  • Crystal Baity

Student: Felicia Branch

Felicia Branch, a Brody School of Medicine student, has seen the impact that representation and diversity have on patient experiences. Before entering medical school, Branch worked as a technologist in...

Leaders from East Carolina University and the University of The Gambia signed a memorandum of understanding on March 28. (ECU photo by Steven Mantilla)
Apr 02, 2024
  • Steven Grandy

ECU partners with University of The Gambia for intercultural exchange

A partnership between East Carolina University and the University of The Gambia will allow ideas and support to flow freely between two institutions 4,000 miles apart. A delegation from the...

Mar 28, 2024
  • Crystal Baity

International graduate student builds data analytic skills and community at ECU

Graduate student Aadam Bodunrin has experienced the challenge of adjusting to life far from home, adapting to a new culture and navigating an unfamiliar academic system. It’s a big reason...

Mar 26, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Alumnus launches peanut passion project

A flash of Pirate-inspired flare adorns every can of Hancock Peanut Company. peanuts. The purple stripes on the logo of the golden legumes highlight the talents and family history of...

Summer Edwards, center, director of university scholarships, and Zenaia Ward, administrative support specialist, participate in Pirate Nation Gives at the Main Campus Student Center at ECU. (Photo by Rhett Butler)
Mar 22, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall


Alumni and friends answered the call to support East Carolina University during Pirate Nation Gives on March 20. Some even say it was the GOAT — the greatest of all...

Mar 19, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Pirate Nation’s 8th day of giving will be March 20

No matter who they are, where they are or how much they give, East Carolina University is calling for everyone to be all hands on deck in support of Pirate...