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Noted independent filmmaker Cynthia Hill will spend two days at East Carolina University to speak with students about her documentary on domestic violence and her PBS cooking series, "A Chef's Life."
Approximately 375 undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral scholars are expected to present their research and creative work this week to fellow students, colleagues, faculty and the community at East Carolina University's Mendenhall Student Center.
After 1,313 days as students in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, members of the Class of 2015 found out March 20 where they will be training as resident physicians later this year.
East Carolina University has been named the No. 1 "Best Bang for the Buck" among colleges and universities in the Southeast in a new report that ranks universities on outcomes and the degree of opportunity afforded students.
High-performance materials manufacturer DSM Dyneema will fund an EC Scholar award to be earmarked for an engineering student beginning the 2016-2017 academic year.
East Carolina University associate professor Sharon Rogers has spent hours weighing high school football players before and after practice.
Throughout the month of March, in recognition of National Nutrition Month, the East Carolina University Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center and Pitt Partners for Health are offering free grocery store tours aimed at teaching community members how to eat healthy on a limited...
East Carolina University is moving ahead with plans to rehabilitate a seven-block area in Greenville's warehouse district as a millennial campus - a site where the university can collaborate with private companies to commercialize research discoveries and offer advanced training to benefit the...
Thirteen East Carolina University students passed up trips to warmer locales this week for a "staycation" in sleeping bags on the floor of the Greenville Community Shelter.
The Pamlico Albemarle Wildlife Conservationist will hold their first public meeting on Saturday, March 21, 2015 to announce a new chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation.
East Carolina University programs in medicine, nursing and rehabilitation counseling have been ranked among the best graduate schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Four East Carolina University student acts - from soloists to a Bollywood fusion dance troupe - will be among the contestants for the inaugural Down East Talent Show on March 5.
Two teams of students at East Carolina University recently took on the same challenge: identify a social problem facing their community and create a business plan to effectively address it.
Following three years of significant growth in research dollars, East Carolina University now ranks third among the state's public universities in research funding.
North Carolina's elderly population is expected to double between the years 2000 and 2030, demanding an increase in health care services focused on older patients. The East Carolina University College of Nursing, now a member of the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence...
East Carolina University is teaming up with Pitt Community College to develop a premier, laboratory-based education and training network for the pharmaceutical industry thanks to new funding from the Golden LEAF Foundation.
Gov. Pat McCrory announced during his March 2 visit to the East Carolina Heart Institute at East Carolina University that his budget will allocate $16 million over the next two years to stabilize the financial challenges at the Brody School of Medicine.
Governor Pat McCrory briefed citizens from the State Emergency Operations Center Wednesday morning on the response to last night's snowfall across the state.
For consecutive Tuesdays in February, winter weather forced closures and disrupted schedules at East Carolina University. After a winter storm brought approximately three inches of snow on Tuesday, Feb. 24, classes were cancelled from 3:30 p.m. until 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
Dr. Mark Iannettoni, professor and chief of general thoracic surgery for East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine and director of the new thoracic surgery residency program at Vidant Medical Center, has been honored nationally for his work with resident physicians.
Messages from Mom and Dad this week most likely will urge East Carolina University students to wrap up in winter coats, hats and gloves before venturing out in the cold.
In writing about the enchanting adventures of a 12-year-old boy in 19th century London, an East Carolina University theater professor has discovered a magical world of his own.
Ron Mitchelson has been named provost at East Carolina University after serving in the role on an interim basis since last year. The ECU Board of Trustees made Mitchelson's position permanent at their meeting today. After a national search, Chancellor Steve Ballard selected Mitchelson from what...
East Carolina University's Board of Trustees voted Feb. 20 to transition the name of Charles B. Aycock from a residence hall to a new space where the building's namesake and others will be recognized.
The dean emeritus of the College of Allied Health Sciences at East Carolina University was recently honored with one of North Carolina's most prestigious civilian awards for his outstanding service to the state in the area of health equity.
A new study by researchers at East Carolina University suggests that equivalent health insurance coverage may not level the disparities between African-American and Caucasian lung cancer patients when it comes to the stage at which they're diagnosed.
A winter storm that dropped a mix of ice, snow and sleet on campus Feb. 16 and 17 prompted cancellation of evening classes on Monday and university closure on Tuesday.
East Carolina University is one of thousands of campuses across the country participating in "V-Day," a global movement to open dialogue and end violence against women and girls.
Innovative community health care driven by patient needs, and tailoring local resources to cooperatively address those needs was the focus of the 11th annual Jean Mills Health Symposium held Feb. 6 at East Carolina University.
The renewal of a private funding source for research at East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine will support work related to diseases that most impact the lives of eastern North Carolinians.
For the first time ever, most of East Carolina University's extensive African art collection is being exhibited simultaneously at six different sites during February.
An article authored by East Carolina University accounting professor Rebecca Fay made the front page of the Journal of Accountancy, the leading journal published by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). The magazine reaches 500,000 accounting and finance professionals each month, more than...
As of Jan. 30, the CDC reported 102 people from 14 states suffering from an outbreak of measles, most linked to exposure at an amusement park in California. As the highly contagious disease continues to spread, an ongoing controversy has flared regarding parents' choices not to vaccinate...
The College of The Albemarle COAST Players are bringing the timeless classic West Side Story to the Performing Arts Center in Elizabeth City, February 26 - March 8, 2015. The cast is made up of over 30 actors, singers, and dancers. The show is being directed by Jeffrey Emmerich, drama director...
When East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine was awarded a $1 million grant by the American Medical Association in 2013 to help shape how future doctors are trained, AMA leaders cited the school's reputation for bold innovation.
Whether a snowstorm emerges or a hurricane strikes, East Carolina University has a plan. That's one reason the National Weather Service has again recognized ECU as StormReady, a nationwide program that helps communities plan for severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness.
A light snow fell on East Carolina University's newest dental service learning center in Spruce Pine on Jan. 30, as stakeholders gathered for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the facility for dental education and oral health care.
An East Carolina University program that assists college students with learning disabilities will get an important boost from a two-year grant recently awarded by the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust.
East Carolina University sophomore Katherine Corbett may be best known for her ballet and tap skills, but she also can sew.
A record-setting 1,145 Pirates braved temperatures in the 40s Jan. 22 to jump into the icy waters of the outdoor swimming pool at East Carolina University's Student Recreation Center.
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