Doug Boyd Archives

Aug 07, 2023
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ECU renovations, upgrades aimed at elevating learning, research and campus life

The beep-beep of loaders, the rumbles of diesel engines and the whir of power tools have been steady reminders during the summer of construction work going on at East Carolina...

May 22, 2023
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Public urged to keep an eye out for spotted lanternflies as they eat their way south

Babak Bakhtiar had an emphatic response when asked if any spotted lanternflies had been found at his family’s Crosskeys Vineyards in Mt. Crawford, Virginia. “That’s like a curse word to...

ECU Brinkley-Lane Scholars
May 18, 2023
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Blake Hardee

He's a volunteer firefighter. He’s a veterinary assistant. He’s a Brinkley-Lane Scholar. He’s Blake Hardee, now a senior at D.H. Conley High School who will graduate June 9. In August,...

Dec 20, 2022
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ECU anthropology course questions pseudoscience in search for solutions

Binge-watching lists for the holidays might include a new Netflix series that proposes survivors of an ice-age cataclysm fanned out across the globe and influenced civilizations from the Andes to...

Sep 16, 2022
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ECU graduate wants to solve the mysteries of migraine headaches

It might start with an aura — a scintillating scotoma of zigzag lines, opaque circles, rings of colors. You might turn or blink, but it just gets worse. Then the...

Sep 09, 2022
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Brody researchers show you are what your ancestors ate

Parental diet and physical activity levels are critical factors in the prevalence of obesity and metabolic disorders such as diabetes not only among their offspring but also their children’s children...

Aug 22, 2022
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A gathering of nearly 200 faculty and staff members Friday in Wright Auditorium marked the start of a fall semester that, for the first time since 2019, will not be...

Planted field of crops
Jun 08, 2022
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Farmworkers encounter numerous toxic substances, whether from synthetic or natural sources. That’s why the Eastern Area Health Education Center is offering a continuing education program titled, “Farm Toxicology for Primary...

May 12, 2022
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Dhwani Hada

Dhwani Hada had other schools on her list, but once she visited East Carolina University and met a few Pirates, she decided Greenville was the place for her. So in...

Jan 05, 2022
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April Kelly has taken some guidance from programs and experts at East Carolina University and turned it into the building blocks of a company she hopes will give parents a...