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Spotlight Archives 2012

December 2012

Panelist in national teleconferencekleckley

ECU College of Business professor James W. Kleckley, director of the Bureau of Business Research, will participate in the National Association for Business Economics Quarterly Economic Forecast Teleconference at 11 a.m. Dec. 17. The teleconference will cover the results of NABE’s survey of economic forecasters. Kleckley is one of three panelists who will offer alternative perspectives on the economy. Read more about the conference.  Read more about Kleckley.

Finance professor interviewed in Bankrate.comtbelow

In the Bankrate.com article, "Retirement planning: Save now or pay later," ECU finance department chair and professor Scott Below in the College of Business said educators and government officials should help Americans understand the importance of starting early on retirement savings. Below said most people don't understand personal financial planning, noting that the concepts are generally not taught in high schools or universities. Read the Bankrate.com article. Read more about Scott Below.

ECU economists in Time magazinetlandry

Research by ECU economics professors Craig Landry and Okmyung Bin was quoted in Time magazine and in The Fiscal Times. The researchers found that following Hurricanes Fran and Floyd in North Carolina, home prices in flood-prone regions suffered an initial drop, but prospective buyers quickly forgot the dangers of living in those areas. The two articles applied the research toward predicting coastal home prices in the Northeast following Hurricane Sandy. Read the Time magazine article.  Read the Fiscal Times article.  Read more about Landry.  Read more about Bin. 

Named International Dentist of the Yeartchadwick

Greg Chadwick, dean of the ECU School of Dental Medicine, was named International Dentist of the Year by the Academy of Dentistry International at the Academy’s USA Section Convocation held in San Francisco in October. ADI is a global honor society for dentists dedicated to improving the quality of life of people throughout the world. Chadwick has had broad involvement in many areas of dentistry... Read more...

November 2012

Article highlights expedition led by ECU archaeologisttperry

ECU archaeologist Megan Perry was featured in the News and Observer and The Charlotte Observer in a story about her work as co-leader of a research expedition to Petra, the "lost city" in Jordan. Petra has been named one of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World." Working with NCSU colleague S. Thomas Parker, the team led students through an excavation to recover human remains and artifacts at the archaeological site. Read the story in the News and Observer; in the Charlotte Observer. Read a May 2012 article about the expedition.

ECU recognized for diversity, inclusion effortstheed1

ECU was named as a recipient of the first Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The award recognizes ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.  INSIGHT Into Diversity selected award recipients based on diversity and inclusion initiatives, including all aspects of diversity such as gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities and members of the LGBT community, according to Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of the magazine. Read more...

Veterans Day special for faculty membertthompson

Veterans Day carries extra meaning for one faculty member at the ECU School of Dental Medicine, whose own personal ties with the military and those of his family run deep. Dr. Stevan Thompson joined the faculty this year after 27 years on active duty in the Army. His service included a 2005 deployment to Afghanistan, where he served with the 249th General Hospital at Bagram Air Base. There, he helped stabilize wounded troops for transport to a military medical center in Germany. He also cared for locals hurt by land mines, gunfire, accidents and disease. Read more...

Financial research highlighted in Time magazinetjorgensen

ECU child development and family relations professor Bryce Jorgensen and ECU student Adam Hancock in the College of Human Ecology were quoted in Time magazine regarding their research on financial literacy. The article indicated that overspending by children is connected to parents who argue about money. "While gender and class year were the top predictors of the number of credit cards they owned, the next was whether their parents argued about money," the article stated. Read the article.

October 2012

Servant-leadership scholar addresses forumcubbyspears

Larry C. Spears, an internationally recognized scholar in servant-leadership, addressed attendees at the 2012 Leadership Forum on Oct. 25 at East Carolina University. The theme at this year's forum was "Servant Leadership: A Natural Fit for ECU.” Faculty and staff presented best practices for helping ECU achieve its vision of becoming the Leadership University during the two day conference. The forum is sponsored by the Office of the Leadership Collaborative, housed under the Office of the Provost.

ECU team aids search in case of missing teentsearch

A team of East Carolina University anthropologists are assisting in the search for a missing teenager from Scotland Neck. Anthropology professors Dr. Megan Perry and Dr. Charles Ewen, along with five ECU graduate students, will excavate areas of interest and use ground penetrating radar to search for evidence in the case of the missing girl, Jalesa Reynolds, 18.  Read more...

Awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pinetkerns

Retired East Carolina University professor Dr. Richard Kerns was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, a certificate presented to outstanding North Carolinians who have a proven record of service to the state.  The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is considered the state’s highest civilian honor, and it has been given to notable North Carolinians such as Andy Griffith, Michael Jordan, and Charles Kuralt.  Read more...

Technique helps identify infection sourcetashraf

ECU researchers used a new technique of genotyping to identify the source of a hematology clinic outbreak of a bacteria found in tap water. This outbreak is the first in an ambulatory care setting; five other outbreaks have been reported in hospital settings since 1995. The study was published in the November issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Read more...

College of Business earns top rankingteakins

For the sixth straight year, the ECU College of Business is ranked among the best U.S. business schools according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features ECU in its newly released 2013 edition of "The Best 296 Business Schools." Dr. Stan Eakins, dean of the College of Business, said, "The College of Business is proud to earn recognition as a best school again not only in the Southeast, but also nationally..." Read more...

Stiller elected to lead international organizationtstiller

ECU biology professor John W. Stiller was elected to the role of incoming vice president and president elect of the Phycological Society of America. The election results were announced at the PSA annual national meeting in Charleston, S.C.. Stiller will serve a three-year term as vice president/president-elect in 2013, president in 2014 and past president in 2015. Read more...

September 2012

Chadwick named permanent dean of ECU dental schooltchadwick

Dr. Gregory Chadwick has been named permanent dean of the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. "Dr. Chadwick has been a major force behind the School of Dental Medicine, so this appointment is richly deserved," said ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard. "More than any other single person, Dr. Chadwick saw the necessity and the value of creating a statewide dental school with 10 service learning centers." Read more...

ECU grad takes silver medal at Paralympicstgillette

ECU graduate Elexis Gillette won a silver medal Sept. 4 in the men’s long jump at the 2012 Paralympics Games. It was Gillette’s third Paralympic silver medal in the event. Gillette, who has a visual impairment, graduated from ECU in 2007 with a bachelor of science in recreation and park management from the Recreation and Leisure Studies Department in the College of Health and Human Performance. Read more...

Gimmick-free diets focus of new book tpawlak

Many weight loss diets are extremely unhealthy and leave dieters poorly nourished, East Carolina University nutrition science professor Dr. Roman Pawlak said in his new book, “Healthy Diets without Secrets.” The book provides science-based reasoning for eating healthy, identifies diets that should be avoided and outlines the principles of healthy eating. Read more...


August
2012

LA Times editorial written by ECU alumtlean

An editorial by East Carolina University alumnus Nathan Lean appeared in the Los Angeles Times Aug. 26. Lean earned a double major from ECU in piano performance and international studies and an MA in international studies. A graduate student at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Lean is a scholar of Middle East studies and a prolific writer in national arenas. Read the LA Times editorial. Read more about Lean...

Film by ECU alum draws attentiontwagoner

East Carolina University theatre arts alumnus Bryce Wagoner was featured in a Raleigh News and Observer article about his new film, "After Porn Ends," a documentary that outlines the lives of former stars in the porn industry. According to the article, Wagoner's film has made it to No. 29 in popularity for iTunes downloads. Read the News and Observer article.

Wubneh receives Fulbright awardtwubneh

East Carolina University professor Mulatu Wubneh in the Department of Geography will spend fall 2012 at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia through a 2012-13 Fulbright Scholar award for lecturing and research. Wubneh will research urban revitalization in the city of Addis Ababa. He is one of the 1,200 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2012-2013. Read more...

Scholar, funding supports chemistrytscholar

Chemical scientist Takafumi Urushibara will serve as a visiting scholar at ECU for two years, thanks to Fuji Silysia Chemical of Greenville, a local branch of an international company. The company also donated $10,000 to support special project in the ECU Department of Chemistry. “This is our way of building our relationship with East Carolina University, and a way that we give back to the community,” said Wanda S. Williams, human resources manager for Fuji Silysia Chemical. Read more...

Inducted into honor societytgold

Thirteen ECU medical students have been inducted into the Brody School of Medicine’s chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. The society recognizes fourth-year medical students who have excelled in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service. An induction ceremony was held Monday at Ironwood Country Club. Dr. Ronald Perkin, professor and chair of pediatrics at the Brody School of Medicine, was the keynote speaker. Read more...

July 2012

Earns national award for photo documentarytmiller

ECU junior Chantel Miller earned a national award June 25 for a photo documentary created to raise awareness of discrimination. Miller, an anthropology major from Wilmington, was selected as one of ten winners from hundreds of nominees for the USA Network’s Characters Unite Award, which celebrates individual efforts to combat hate and intolerance. Miller’s winning documentary shares stories of individuals who have faced discrimination. Read more...

Cochlear implant restores hearingtrutledge

ECU clinical assistant professor Sharon Rutledge in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and patient Nancy Marlette were featured on WNCT-TV news July 24 in a story about the effects of a cochlear implant. Marlette had lost 80% of her hearing. Following surgical implantation of the device at ECU, Marlette is able to hear again. While sounds will come across as robotic as first, her hearing is expected to return to normal over the next few months. View the story on WNCT.com. Read more about Rutledge.

Testicular cancer focus of researchtgeyer

Research by an East Carolina University scientist could lead to a better understanding of how testicular cancer develops as well as give insight into how stem cells could be used in medicine. Dr. Christopher Geyer, an assistant professor of anatomy and cell biology at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU and a specialist in the male reproductive system, is the principal investigator on a study looking at germ cell differentiation in mice. His research is funded by a three-year, $432,837 grant from the National Institutes of Health. Read more...

Scholtz: Dental clinics serve statescholtz

Dr. Michael L. Scholtz, ECU director of community dental practices, was quoted in a Charlotte Observer article on ECU's dental clinic opening in Ahoskie, one of several dental clinics the ECU School of Dental Medicine will open for underserved rural areas in North Carolina. Scholtz said the clinic model is like taking the dental school in multiple pieces to "spread it around the state." Scholtz and ECU dental student Mark Dobransky explained how the clinics would help students learn while addressing a shortage of dentists in rural areas. Read the article.  Contact Scholtz.

NPR: 'Translating the Veepstakes'tbaumgartner

ECU political science professor Jody Baumgartner was interviewed June 27 on NPR for "Translating the Veepstakes," regarding candidates for the vice presidency, and how a public "no" on their willingness to serve quite often means "yes." Baumgartner said the vice presidential candidates will avoid drawing attention to themselves because presidential candidates are seeking a running mate who will be comfortable performing in the president's shadow. Read the article. Read more about Baumgartner.

June 2012

Interviewed on Public Radio Eastprokopowicz1

ECU history department chair Gerald J. Prokopowicz was interviewed on the "Down East Journal" program on Public Radio East June 22, discussing War of 1812 on its 200th anniversary. Prokopowicz spoke on the outcome of the war and its importance in establishing and preserving America's independence. Read more about Prokopowicz. Listen to the interview (War of 1812 discussion begins at 16:36; Prokopowicz's comments at 9:33 on the recording).

Keeler work in News & Observertkeeler

Legislation is proposed in North Carolina that would affect policy decisions on coastal growth based on scientific predictions of sea level rise. An editorial by ECU economics professor Andy Keeler, featured in the June 14 News and Observer, addresses the motivation driving the legislation, which some are calling an attack on science. Keeler is head of the Coastal Public Policy Program and Coastal Sustainability at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute. Contact Keeler.  Read the editorial.

Kinesiology prof quoted in WebMDtdevita

East Carolina University professor Paul DeVita, Department of Kinesiology, was quoted in WebMD June 1 about an increasingly popular trend of running barefoot, a more efficient but potentially injurious method of running. The article warned that a sudden switch to this method might lead muscle or tendon damage. "If you do make this change, do so slowly and carefully," DeVita said in the article. Read the WebMD article.  Read more about Paul Devita.

May 2012

Jordan excavation led by ECU proftjordan

Teams of students and archaeologists are just beginning the first of three scheduled excavations in Jordan, led by ECU archaeologist and project co-director Dr. Megan Perry. The teams are investigating 1st century tombs, domestic structures built against the northern city wall of Petra, and a domestic complex near the tombs. Read the blog of daily activities and photographs from the excavation, which began May 19. Read more about the project.

Testifies before Congressional Subcommitteetlong

ECU’s director of the Center for Sustainable Tourism, Pat Long, spoke before a Congressional Subcommittee this week on the topic, “Where the Jobs Are – Promoting Tourism to America.” Long spoke on rural tourism and sustainability in the tourism ecomony before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, Committee on Energy and Commerce in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read more/see video...

Named top nurse at medical schooltmerritt

The nurse specialist in the Department of Psychiatric Medicine at the ECU Brody School of Medicine received the honor Thursday at a school banquet celebrating National Nurses Week. She has been a nurse for 14 years and has worked at ECU since 2007.  "I absolutely love everything about nursing," Merritt said. "It is one of, if not the, most diverse careers anyone could choose. There is so much you can do as a nurse and so many directions that you can take.... Nursing is often not an easy job, but I cannot think of any job more rewarding." Read more...

Published in Psychiatric Timessaeed

An article by Dr. Sy Saeed, chair of the Department of Psychiatric Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, titled "Is Your Signal to Noise Ratio Improving," was featured in the latest issue of Psychiatric Times. Saeed's article speaks to the challenges that psychiatrists and other mental health providers face attempting to stay current with a rapidly expanding body of medical knowledge. Read the article (free registration required). Contact Saeed.


Quoted in Bloomberg storykleckley

ECU business professor James Kleckley was quoted in a Bloomberg article on the difficulty of finding replacements for lost jobs in eastern North Carolina. The article, titled "Postal Jobs Leave Down Tobacco Road as Chicken Jobs Awaits," details the effects on workers if Kinston's postal processing plant is closed to save money. Read the article. Contact Kleckley.

April 2012

Police use hinders modernizationtkusha

East Carolina University criminal justice professor Hamid R. Kusha said that an ancient system continues to impede Iran’s efforts to modernize its national police force. In his case study “Impediments to Police Modernization in Iran, 1878-1979,” published recently in "Policing and Society," Kusha discusses the history of policing in Iran and the many failed tries at modernizing the country’s National Police. Read more...

In Top Ten Again tmed

The Brody School of Medicine at ECU is one of the top medical schools in the country for sending graduates into family medicine. Based on a three-year average for the period ending last October, 20.9 percent of the school’s graduates have entered an accredited family medicine residency program. That ranked ECU first in the country and marked the sixth consecutive year ECU has been ranked in the top 10. Read more...

Quoted in the Washington Posttbaumgartner

ECU political science professor Jody Baumgartner was quoted in a Washington Post article about Mitt Romney's selection of a vice president as a running mate in the upcoming presidential campaign. Baumgartner indicated in the article that service as a U.S. senator greatly enhances a candidate's chance of being selected as a running mate. Read the article. Contact Baumgartner.

Purple, gold plaid an ECU originaltchen

At East Carolina University, Pirate pride is written in purple and gold. ECU fans proclaim their love of all things Pirate with purple and gold bumper stickers, tee shirts, jewelry and baseball caps. Now thanks to an ECU professor, fans have yet another option for displaying their Pirate pride. Dr. Runying Chen in the Department of Interior Design and Merchandising has created an original, officially licensed, tartan plaid pattern in ECU purple and gold. Read more...

Conference on terrorism at ECUtmaher

ECU religious studies professor Dr. Derek Maher is among the keynote speakers at the international conference on terrorism at ECU April 19 - 20. Maher is speaking on "Tibetan Terrorism, A Case Study in Name-Calling."  Additional ECU speakers include David Durant of Joyner Library; religious studies professor Dr. Calvin Mercer; and political science professors Drs. Carmine Scavo, Robert Thompson, Alethia Cook and Jalil Roshandel. The conference will focus on the Moral Psychology of Terrorism, Implications for Security.  Read more...

ECU professors named FDD fellowstthompson

Two ECU professors were selected as academic fellows for 2012-13 by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a non-partisan policy institute headquartered in Washington, D.C. William Bloss, a criminal justice professor in College of Human Ecology and Robert Thompson, political science professor in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, will travel to Israel at the end of May for an intensive course in terrorism studies and in particular, how democracies can defeat the worldwide terrorist threat. Read more...

MLK research noted by CNNtmlkstreet

The city of Memphis, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, has named a street for the civil rights leader. A CNN story about that street naming quoted research by ECU geography professor Dr. Derek H. Alderman, who has done extensive study on street naming as a method of commemorating King. Read the CNN article. Read more about Alderman's MLK research. Contact Alderman.

Second year as Hamstring winnerthamstring

ECU medical student Sebastian DeMarco crossed the finish line first at the March 31 Hamstring Hustle 5K Run/Walk, making this his second straight win. The event invited participants of all ages to join in the fun, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the ECU Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children achieve a healthy weight. Read more...


March 2012

Wins national music competitiontcox

ECU senior Caroline Cox of Southern Pines won top honors at the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist String Competition. Cox, 21, is a double performance major in violin and piano, studying violin with Ara Gregorian and piano with Keiko Sekino. The MTNA Young Artist Performance Competition took place March 26, during the 2012 MTNA National Conference in New York City. As a national competition winner, Cox received $3,000, provided by the MTNA Foundation Fund. Read more...

Speaking before U.S. House Committeetmcdowell

ECU management professor Dr. William C. McDowell in the College of Business speaks March 28 at a U.S. House Committee on Small Business hearing titled "Large and Small Businesses: How Partnerships Can Promote Job Growth." The hearing will focus on alliances between small and large business and how those partnerships can promote job creation. McDowell is among four experts scheduled to present. Read more...

NCATA Hall of Fame Inducteetwalsh

Katie Walsh, ECU director of athletic training, was inducted to the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame. She is one of three women recognized with hall of fame membership. Walsh was inducted at the NCATA meeting in Wrightsville Beach March 17. She was one of the first females to work full time in men’s professional athletics.  Read more...

Competing in national challengetcar

Two teams of ECU students creating marketing campaigns are entering the final weeks of a nationwide competition. Fifty-eight ECU seniors are tasked with designing a strategy to reach college students aged 18-25. Each team is awarded $3,000 to spend on the project. Thirty-three ECU students are competing in the startUP Productions Marketing Challenge to craft a campaign for zaahah.com. Another 25 students are working in the 2012 Honda Civic Coupe project. Read more...

Research reveals oil spill impactoilspill

Research by ECU faculty and students has confirmed that oil from the April 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico made it into the ocean’s food chain. In their study recently published by Geophysical Research Letters, the researchers found that crude oil from the spill entered the food chain through the tiniest of organisms, zooplankton, which forms the base of the food chain in marine ecosystems. Read more...

ECU faculty, students conserve for Spring Breakmaritimestudies1

ECU graduate students in the Maritime Studies program were featured in a News and Observer story about Spring Break work preserving artifacts from a shipwrecked Civil War blockade runner. The students were working at the Department of Cultural Resources' Underwater Archaeology Branch at Fort Fisher. Read the article. Read more about ECU's program in Maritime Studies. Watch N.C. Department of Cultural Services video about the work.

Riggs quoted in New York Timesriggs1

ECU geology professor Dr. Stanley Riggs was featured in a New York Times article about the difficulty of maintaining coastal Highway 12 along North Carolina's Outer Banks. With fellow ECU scientists, Riggs recently co-authored a book, "The Battle for North Carolina's Coast," that described the problems inherent in maintaining the road. Read the NY Times story.  Read more about the book.  Contact Riggs.

February 2012

Ringing the NASDAQ belltescottstump

ECU dietetic internship program director Sylvia Escott-Stump rang the NASDAQ stock market opening bell March 2, in her role as president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Download a video from the event. See more images. Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Contact Escott-Stump.

Video game for wounded warriorsrussoniello

ECU professor of recreation and leisure studies Dr. Carmen Russoniello is featured in a U.S. Army news article on his work involving biofeedback training to help wounded soldiers control post traumatic stress and brain injury. Russoniello's work helps soldiers control functions such as heart rate, breathing, brainwaves and muscle tone. He is working on a portable biofeedback system that can be delivered through a video game. Read the story.  Read more about ECU's work through the Wounded Warrior program.  Contact Russoniello.

"Great Mind' in PKP Forumtchitwood

ECU surgeon and director of the East Carolina Heart Institute Dr. Randolph Chitwood was featured in a member spotlight in the spring 2012 Forum, a publication of the academic honor Society Phi Kappa Phi. The publication noted that Chitwood was the first surgeon in North America to use robotics to repair mitral valves, is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and a 2004 Phi Kappa Phi National Scholar. Read the feature.

Rethinking causes for extinctionmckinnon

ECU chair of biology Dr. Jeff McKinnon co-authored an article "Biodiversity: Species choked and blended" in the journal Nature and was interviewed in a podcast about species and evolution on the Nature web site Feb. 16. He examined the extinction of hybrid species due to poor fit with available resources, not intrinsic shortcomings within the blended species. Hear the podcast. Read the article.

Strategies for family life professionalstfamily

ECU certified family life educators Sharon M. Ballard and Alan C. Taylor have compiled strategies for working with 11 diverse family groups in their new book, “Family Life Education with Diverse Populations.” The book is aimed at students and professionals who need cultural competence for best results in working with families in today’s global society. Read more...


'Boomerang Kids' here to staytjorgensen

East Carolina University child development and family relations professor Bryce Jorgensen and ECU alumna Maureen McNamara were featured on a WNCT-TV news program on "Boomerang Kids," who return home following graduation. Jorgensen said the phenomenon is likely here to stay. Read/watch the story.  Contact Jorgensen.

January 2012

Meets First Ladytescottstump

ECU dietetic internship program director Sylvia Escott-Stump met First Lady Michelle Obama Jan. 29 at a Virginia event focused on healthy school lunches. Read more...


Restaurant robberiestbloss

Armed robberies at thirteen fast food restaurants in eastern North Carolina have caused concerns among restaurant owners and patrons. ECU criminal justice director Dr. William Bloss spoke on WITN-TV news Jan. 25 about the robberies. He said it is unlikely that the same people are committee all the robberies. Contact Bloss. Read/view the WITN interview.

Music therapy interest risingmusictherapy1

An article in the Raleigh News and Observer highlighted the rising interest in music therapy as a way to calm patients and enhance medical care, citing music therapy work that helped U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords recover from a gunshot to the brain. ECU offers undergraduate and graduate options in music therapy and hosts an ECU chapter of the American Music Therapy Association. Dr. Barbara Memory is director of ECU's music therapy program. Read more....

Selected as ARRL treasurerniswander

ECU vice chancellor for administration and finance and Rick Niswander was selected as treasurer of the National Association for Amateur Radio. Niswander is an ARRL life member, who was first licensed in ham radio in 1967. A certified public accounant, he also serves as executive treasurer for the ECU Foundation, the ECU Medical Foundation, the ECU Alumni Association and the Pirate Club. Niswander is also a professor of accounting at ECU. He holds a BBA in accounting from Idaho State University and a Ph.D. in accounting from Texas A & M.  Read the ARRL announcement. Contact Niswander

'Musician of excellent technique'tkim

ECU music professor Hye-Jin Kim was featured in a Palm Beach Daily News story that highlighted her performance at the Young Artists Series at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse. The article described Kim as a "musician of excellent technique, deep musicianship and a gratifying taste for off-the-beaten-track repertoire." Read the article. Listen to music selections and read more about Kim.

Quoted by MSNBCpowers

John Lee Powers, curator of anatomical materials at ECU's Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, was quoted in an MSNBC article on the difficulty of handling oversized bodies that have been donated for medical research. Read the story. Read more about ECU's anatomical donation program in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Contact Powers.

Homicide rates tied to communitypatricemorris

ECU criminal justice professor Patrice Morris, a native of Jamaica and expert on crime and homicide in the Caribbean, was quoted in the Virgin Islands Daily News regarding the levels of violence in the community. "The more socially cohesive a community is here, the higher the homicide rate," Morris said. Read the story.

Interviewed on Fox Business Newstoverton

ECU biology professor Dr. Anthony Overton was interviewed Dec. 26 by Fox Business News regarding the fishing industry in historic Beaufort, N.C., and the necessity for sometimes unpopular regulations that conserve and manage fish populations. Contact Overton. Watch the Fox Business News interview.