Matt Smith Archives

In the weeks following Hurricane Florence, East Carolina University sent numerous volunteers to New Bern, N.C., to help residents in their recovery efforts through its community outreach team East Carolina Undaunted. (Photos by Matt Smith)
Oct 17, 2018
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RELYING ON COMMUNITY

On a humid October morning in New Bern, Byun Serchom grabs a clothespin and searches for a warm spot on the deck outside of her mobile home. With a flurry...

Oct 15, 2018
  • Matt Smith

NEW OFFICE ANNOUNCED

Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Keith Wheeler has been named the inaugural executive director for East Carolina University’s newly created Office of National Security and Industry Initiatives. Wheeler joins ECU after...

Freshman Michael Hinson and a group of friends collected nearly 40,000 pounds of goods for those affected by Hurricane Florence. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)
Oct 15, 2018
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SPRINGING INTO ACTION

At East Carolina University, every Pirate is called to serve. Some just spring into action a little quicker than others during times of emergency, lending a helping hand to their...

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
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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...

Through his summer internship with Uptown Greenville, William Stanton used his mapping skills and geographic information system mapping technology to pinpoint areas where extra parking spaces could be added.
Aug 20, 2018
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URBAN PARKING PLANNING

Many Uptown Greenville visitors love the amenities the area has to offer. From dining at a local restaurant or walking through the weekly Umbrella Market in the summer, there’s plenty...

Student Emily Scott interned this summer at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.
Aug 20, 2018
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OLD PASSION RESURFACES

Between hosting interactive exhibits and hand feeding aquatic animals as part of her internship at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, East Carolina University sophomore Emily Scott has one...

Fadi Issa, assistant professor of neurobiology, examines a group of zebrafish in his lab.
Aug 06, 2018
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FISHY FINDINGS

An East Carolina University researcher is studying the effects of social behavior on nervous system function and development in a most unlikely place ­– a fish tank. Spearheaded by a...

Group from the Air Force 724th Special Tactics Group
Aug 01, 2018
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STRONGER TOGETHER

Experts from the Air Force 724th Special Tactics Group toured several East Carolina University Health and Human Performance and Physical Therapy laboratories July 23, as the group was briefed on...

Anne Dickerson (left) is congratulated by ECU Chancellor Cecil Staton (from center), Provost Ron Mitchelson and Vice Chancellor Phyllis Horns after receiving the Lifetime Research and Creative Activity Award. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Feb 22, 2018
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RESEARCHERS SALUTED

East Carolina University honored some of its faculty members Feb. 20 at the second annual Research and Creative Activity Awards Ceremony. Researchers were presented with the Lifetime Research and Creative...

Dr. Rebecca Asch, assistant professor of biology at ECU, teaches a class in the Howell Building.
Feb 15, 2018
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RESEARCH RECOGNIZED

An East Carolina University assistant professor of biology received a prestigious fellowship Thursday, Feb. 15, as she was recognized as one of 126 recipients of the 2018 Sloan Research Fellowships....