May 18, 2018
ECU archaeologists working in partnership with the National Museum of Bermuda have announced that they may be one step closer to linking an unidentified shipwreck site to the nearly 400-year-old story of a stranded Dutch privateer or pirate ship.
Five College of Engineering and Technology students recently competed and won third place in the 2018 Human Exploration Rover Challenge.
A recent conference at ECU aimed to promote a better understanding of diversity and inclusion among paraprofessional library staff across the state.
May 17, 2018
An exhibit opening May 23 features the work of faculty members going back to the early days of the School of Art and Design. It will be on display through June 29.
May 16, 2018
Instead of repeating tried-and-true experiments in their science laboratory courses, university and community college students in eastern North Carolina will soon be learning and conducting science in a more interactive, engaging way.
More than 250 military and civilian health professionals came together for a new educational conference entitled Premature Cardiac Death in Eastern North Carolina on May 8 at Camp Lejeune.
College of Business instructors Mark Weitzel and Len Rhodes challenge personal finance students to save $100,000.
East Carolina University anthropology professor Dr. Megan Perry has been appointed director of international initiatives for the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1.
The East Carolina University Police Department will conduct active shooter training May 14-18 from 5 p.m. to midnight in the Carol G. Belk Building on Charles Boulevard.
Construction management students recently competed in Blockfest, a design and craft competition in which seven teams of 42 students had to dry-stack a structure using a selection of concrete masonry units provided by Oldcastle Adams products of Goldsboro.
The National Weather Service marked May 6-12 as Hurricane Preparedness Week, and North Carolina has designated May 13-19 as its week to urge the public to start thinking about storm season.
Faculty, staff, students and friends can purchase commemorative bricks for family members or those who have served in the military. Each November, the pavers become part of the Memorial Walk during a ceremony held by the Office of Military Programs.
Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences has announced that Dr. Elizabeth Ables, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Jacob Hochard, assistant professor of economics, are recipients of the 2018 Dean's Early Career Award.
Five East Carolina University researchers presented their projects at the U.S. Air Force Science and Technology 2030 Workshop in April.
May 15, 2018
The Department of Engineering hosted the Ninth Order of the Engineer induction ceremony on May 2. The basic premise for the Order recognizes the obligation engineers have to each other, the profession and the public they serve.
Students now have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of Spanish and to prepare for a successful career with the new Master of Arts in Hispanic Studies.
May 14, 2018
This Pirate is eager to help others.
May 9, 2018
Three of the Parker quadruplets are fourth-generation Pirates. They say their college experience is better together.
May 8, 2018
The ECU and Brody School of Medicine alumna, who is the chief medical officer at Madison Square Garden, delivered the convocation address at the medical school's graduation on Saturday.
May 7, 2018
Laupus Library successfully championed another class of students through final exams.
Snow Hill's Glean is a subsidiary of Ham's Farms, a family-owned small business that focuses on sweet potatoes and other vegetables such as beets and pumpkins, and has used many of the resources available to small businesses through ECU.
In honor of National Nurses Week, May 6-12, we're taking a look at the excellence in health care that the East Carolina University College of Nursing brings to ECU, the state, and beyond.
May 5, 2018
ECU celebrated the completion of nearly 5,500 degrees with Grad Bash 2K18 and a commencement ceremony capped with fireworks.
Apr 30, 2018
A team of East Carolina University psychiatry residents was the top qualifier for the finals of a nationwide competition organized by the American Psychiatric Association.
Apr 27, 2018
It was a bittersweet day for officers with East Carolina University's Police Department. On Friday, April 27, the officers said goodbye to their K-9 friend, Marko, as they sent him on to begin a happy retirement after serving Pirate Nation for five years.
Eastern North Carolina's history with natural disasters helped draw a Fulbright research scholar to East Carolina University this semester.
Miller School of Entrepreneurship students hit the road and pitched their ideas to the school's regional advisory councils, which include COB alumni and entrepreneurs. The council visits have included Wilmington, Greenville and Raleigh.
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead and underwater explorer Jean-Michael Cousteau have come to ECU to share unique perspectives, and such luminaries will continue to be a staple thanks to an endowment for the Voyages of Discovery Series.
Apr 26, 2018
A kidney transplant made possible by a care team at Brody School of Medicine/Vidant Medical Center and community support has been life-changing, according to recipient Brandon Hodges.
Apr 25, 2018
The chest surgeon who led the team that once operated on former President Bill Clinton gave a lecture at the East Carolina Heart Institute on April 25.
More than 300 runners and walkers gathered at the start line in downtown Greenville on April 21 and were treated to a new 5K route through campus.
The boulders were installed for display outside of the Graham Building as part of the department's collection of North Carolina rock types.
This Pirate leads in the classroom and on the field
The event brought together students, industry representatives, faculty researchers, data collectors and number crunchers to discuss the latest uses and trends in big data and analytics.
Apr 24, 2018
The Queen Anne's Revenge lab at ECU opened its doors for a day of activities, demonstrations and displays.
Apr 20, 2018
Chancellor Cecil Staton held a special recognition event for donors whose philanthropic commitment and generosity to ECU goes above and beyond.
During its meeting on April 20, the Board of Trustees approved the conferral of 5,282 degrees for spring commencement.
Apr 19, 2018
'A Midsummer Night's Dream' opens in McGinnis Theatre
Student receives scholarship named for fallen soldier who served in the same N.C. National Guard infantry battalion as her father in Iraq.
Apr 17, 2018
After years of preparation, an endowed professorship through the East Carolina University Medical & Health Sciences Foundation was conferred on its first recipient Thursday at the East Carolina Heart Institute in Greenville.
ECU will host "Geospatial Science, Human Geography and Atmospheric Science for Coastal Research: Understanding and Predicting Riverbank Erosion in Bangladesh," at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the Science and Technology Building, Room C-209.
Howell Binkley, an East Carolina University alum who won a Tony Award for his lighting design of the musical "Hamilton" in 2016, has another accolade to add to his collection.
A team of East Carolina University surgeons at Vidant Medical Center was among the first in North Carolina to perform a minimally invasive procedure to treat achalasia.
Laupus Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead our communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer.
East Carolina University officials unveiled plans to create an academy that will offer customized economic development training and certifications to elected officials, business leaders and personnel of economic development offices.
Three East Carolina University students from the Department of History in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded Joyner Library's ninth annual Rhem/Schwarzmann Prize for student research.
Apr 16, 2018
A fundraiser organized by ECU health sciences student raised more than $24,000 for pediatric cancer research.
Apr 13, 2018
Faculty members representing departments and programs throughout the university were honored for their work with students inside and outside the classroom.
Apr 12, 2018
A study led by researchers at East Carolina and New York universities showed that adults with diabetes are less likely to visit the dentist than people with prediabetes or without diabetes, even though they are at increased risk for periodontal disease.
Running, swinging, dancing and jumping are more than human movement. They're biomechanics. And they're fun. That's the message Dr. Paul DeVita, other faculty and students shared on National Biomechanics Day.
Apr 11, 2018
Linda McMahon, Administrator of the United States Small Business Administration, will be the speaker for Spring Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 4.
Apr 10, 2018
Gabriel Beattie-Sergio, a graduate student in epidemiology and environmental health, earned a 2018 Schweitzer Fellowship to research childhood asthma.
During the inaugural Legacy Teachers Celebration, fourth-year Brody students honored patients who helped them learn valuable lessons about caring for patients.
Apr 6, 2018
ECU's Club Baseball Team receives championship rings to commemorate last year's winning season.
Apr 5, 2018
After leading Florida Gulf Coast to five conference titles and five consecutive 20-win seasons, former ECU head men's basketball coach Joe Dooley will return for a second stint at the helm of the Pirates' program.
School of Music composition and theory professor Edward Jacobs has received a prestigious Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. The foundation recognized Jacobs on April 4 for his work as a composer.
Apr 4, 2018
East Carolina University students interested in careers in health care will soon have a new tool to help them better communicate with Spanish-speaking patients.
Apr 3, 2018
ECU surgical oncologist Dr. Jan Wong was recently awarded a $236,000 grant to improve the quality of breast cancer care across the region.
Since its beginning in 2010, the Honors College has provided around $20 million in merit-based scholarships to a diverse collection of students that have touched nearly every corner of campus.
Apr 2, 2018
Pioneering heart disease research by East Carolina University's Dr. Jitka Virag won a national tournament searching for the "best innovations in science and medicine."
Officials from the American Medical Association praised ECU's Brody School of Medicine for being a national leader in transforming medical education.
East Carolina University has named a new vice dean of operations for the Brody School of Medicine.
ECU College of Allied Health Sciences celebrates scholarship recipients, donors
Nearly 80 East Carolina University faculty members filled Harvey Hall at the Murphy Center on Tuesday for the inaugural Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Engagement Symposium.
Simulation makes students aware of challenges for those living in poverty
Mar 29, 2018
Interior design students are competing to create a new showroom design in Chicago's Merchandise Mart. The showroom design contest is sponsored by furniture manufacturer Knoll.
This Pirate wants to make a difference in local government one bike at a time.
Mar 28, 2018
The TEDI BEAR Child Advocacy Center was recently awarded a $1.2 million grant aimed at helping more adolescent victims of abuse.
A new bilateral agreement between ECU and Pitt Community College could help increase access to one of North Carolina's "most valuable and sought-after credentials."
Mar 27, 2018
The 12th annual Research and Creative Achievement Week kicked off March 26, featuring more than 440 research posters and presentations, giving undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students an opportunity to share their work with peers and mentors.
A new scholarship at East Carolina University helped send an eastern North Carolina science teacher to a national conference this month.
Mar 26, 2018
More than 2,000 students attended Admitted Students Day, where they were connected with future classmates and professors and learned about the organizations and services ECU offers.
Mar 23, 2018
Dozens of eastern North Carolina patients are realizing the life-changing benefits of a free health program and cooking class offered through ECU Physicians.
The UNC Board of Governors has approved the establishment of the Innovation Early College High School, a collaboration between ECU and Pitt County Schools.
Mar 22, 2018
The annual fundraising day Pirate Nation Gives raised $500,214 in its second year, thanks to donations from ECU alumni, faculty, staff, parents and friends.
East Carolina University students went far and wide during spring break, but Tyler Matthews was probably the only one working with a NASCAR race team preparing a truck for his national racing series debut this week.
Brody Dean Emeritus Paul Cunningham received the Jacobi Medallion March 15 from Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine.
Enterprise Holdings Inc. awarded East Carolina University with a $6,500 foundation grant on March 20 to help kick off ECU's Pirate Nation Gives annual fundraising day. The grant honors all of the ECU graduates that go on to work for Enterprise.
The ECU College of Nursing inducted 11 new members to its Hall of Fame on Friday, March 16, and honored its newest Distinguished Alumni Award winner during a ceremony at the Hilton Hotel Greenville.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its first-of-its-kind report, a joint publication of ECU's Energy and Natural Resource Research Cluster and NC State's Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, that documents indicators of the U.S. biobased economy.
Haley Creef, a sophomore studying finance and economics, has been named a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact.
William Lowry Jr., a combat veteran and master of social work student at East Carolina University, has received a scholarship dedicated to increasing the number of practitioners working with military service members and their families.
During the weekend of March 23-24, ECU will have more than a dozen events, programs and activities going on across our main campus, athletics complexes and parking lots.
Mar 21, 2018
Dance 2018 makes its debut March 22 in McGinnis Theatre, featuring a wide range of performances by students and choreography by guest artists and faculty.
Mar 20, 2018
Graduate programs in biology, business, education, medicine, nursing, public administration and social work at East Carolina University have been recognized among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report.
Mar 19, 2018
Each year, graduating medical students at Brody select a group of professors from whom they want to receive additional "pearls of wisdom."
After years of studies, clinics and rounds at ECU's Brody School of Medicine, 75 medical students learned during the school's annual Match Day ceremony where they will be completing their residency trainings.
Mar 16, 2018
The university celebrated the commitment employees have made to the university's motto - Servire, to serve - during the Chancellor's Horizon Awards for Service Thursday, March 14.
Mar 15, 2018
Former East Carolina University Director of Athletics Dave Hart has been named special advisor to the chancellor for athletics.
The Capitol Steps will satirize the current state of politics during the final event in ECU's 2017-18 Voyages of Discovery Series.
The CoopStrong 4-mile run and ruck and 1.5-mile walk will support student scholarships, research for ALS
The Nancy W. Darden Child Development Center at East Carolina University has earned reaccreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
One hundred LimeBikes were deployed on main campus this month, offering students, faculty and staff, and visitors a simple way to find and use a bicycle.
Mar 14, 2018
The East Carolina University Board of Trustees today approved an agreement between ECU and Director of Athletics Jeff Compher whereby Compher will step down on May 1, 2018.
East Carolina University officials announced March 7 that the Carolina Kickoff, a concert previously rescheduled for April 21, 2018 in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, has been canceled and all ticket holders will receive full refunds.
The ECU Foundation has completed the purchase of a home to be used as the chancellor's residence at 3100 Kariblue Lane in Star Hill Farm neighborhood, Greenville.
The inaugural Purple and Golden Bus Tour took faculty and staff across 14 North Carolina counties, making 13 stops and traveling more than 400 miles over two days.
Dr. Phyllis Horns, vice chancellor of the health sciences division, will leave the position this summer and transition to a faculty position in the College of Nursing.
Mar 8, 2018
Could a poll boost ECU's national reputation? One political science professor wants to find out.
A new medical food pantry at ECU's Brody School of Medicine aims to improve the health of patients in the region who lack access to adequate amounts of healthy food.
Mar 7, 2018
A regional program that will provide not-for-profit hospitals and county health departments in eastern North Carolina with better health data at a lower cost officially kicked off Tuesday.
Mar 6, 2018
Researchers have received more than $840,000 in funding to continue their studies of a rare disease that can lead to a fatal form of leukemia
Mar 5, 2018
Walter Williams, one of ECU's most loyal advocates and benefactors, died in the early morning hours of March 5, 2018.
This Pirate uses social media and marketing to connect with people.
Mar 2, 2018
ECU will host the FIRST Robotics Competition district-level tournament March 10-11.
Mar 1, 2018
Thorndike selected to lead Administration & Finance
Social work graduate students counsel teenagers with addicted parents in simulated environment
Feb 27, 2018
The Friends of Joyner Library will host "A Charming Southern Evening" with Kristy Woodson Harvey as part of its 2018 Spring Banquet on March 22.
Directors of East Carolina University's university-wide research clusters shared their goals and expected outcomes Feb. 21 at Eastern AHEC.
Fall 2017 marked the official beginning of East Carolina University's Global Living-Learning Community, consisting of a tight-knit group of seven first-year students from diverse backgrounds who live in the same residence hall on campus.
Dr. Stanley G. Eakins will step down as the College of Business dean at the end of June 2018. A 28-year veteran of the college, he's been at the helm for the past eight years.
Research by ECU's Dr. Jitka Virag has earned a spot in a national bracket-style tournament that is seeking the best innovations in science and medicine.
Feb 26, 2018
The signature pitch competition of the College of Business and the Miller School of Entrepreneurship concluded with seven teams vying for $20,000 in prizes.
College of Education hosts summit with NC, regional and national partners to create opportunities and maximize achievement
Feb 23, 2018
ECU Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Van and Jennifer Isley Innovation Building
Feb 22, 2018
ECU recognizes faculty members for work in fields of study.
Feb 21, 2018
This Pirate wants to play an integral role in both practicing and teaching medicine.
Dr. Mark Stacy awarded $2.6 million in funding for faculty-generated initiatives from the start-up package he received when he became the dean of ECU's Brody School of Medicine.
Feb 20, 2018
Dr. Jennifer Arnold of "The Little Couple" was the keynote speaker at the 2018 NC Civility Summit at ECU.
Thanks to a $27,000 faculty grant from VentureWell, the College of Engineering and Technology (CET) and the College of Business (COB) will collaborate for a first-of-its-kind project that will integrate product innovation with entrepreneurship.
UnitedHealthcare Community & State of North Carolina presented East Carolina University's College of Nursing with $25,000 to fund scholarships for students enrolled in the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) program.
Feb 19, 2018
Students report employment and career outcomes after graduation.
Feb 16, 2018
Dr. Anisa Zvonkovic was named dean of ECU's College of Health and Human Performance
The ECU Board of Trustees held its February meeting at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese.
Feb 15, 2018
ECU assistant professor receives distinguished fellowship
Feb 14, 2018
Teaser: Researchers using virtual reality to perturb balance as part of study
Musical takes on true story of 10 Texans vying for a dream and a brand new truck
New time and event scheduled for 2018
ECU alumni share their Pirate proposals and love stories
Feb 13, 2018
Analytics will assist efforts to improve quality of life
Feb 9, 2018
Third Voyages presenter talks about the opportunity to be resilient leaders and solve global issues
Feb 8, 2018
For current and past ECU students, Golden LEAF is invaluable. This year, 87 Pirates are Golden LEAF Scholars, including education major Tristan Hunter, who says Golden LEAF is helping him meet his goals while lightening the financial burden of college.
A new scholarship endowment emphasizes study in the increasingly important field of long-term health care.
Feb 7, 2018
$1.5 million grant will increase the success of students with learning differences
Feb 6, 2018
Primary care physicians and specialists at ECU and Vidant Health are now communicating about patients' needs electronically, saving patients the time and expense of scheduling extra appointments.
Feb 2, 2018
New Brody Brothers grants push ECU researchers toward medical breakthroughs
An ECU Brody School of Medicine OB-GYN professor has been recognized by an international organization for her outstanding performance as an educator.
Feb 1, 2018
ECU study finds rising death rate for middle-aged whites in North Carolina
East Carolina University and the College of Business (COB) have named Dr. Mike Harris the director of the Miller School of Entrepreneurship.
Jan 31, 2018
ECU graduate students at the Coastal Studies Institute have conducted an underwater archaeological project to determine the history of a mystery shipwreck in the Pamlico Sound.
Second-year Brody School of Medicine students Whitney Green and Radhika Kothadia have designed a brochure to educate middle and high school students about e-cigarettes.
Jan 30, 2018
ECU graduate student Christopher Moore was selected as a 2018 North Carolina Sea Grant and N.C. Coastal Reserve Coastal Research Fellow, allowing the Winston-Salem native to fund his marine-life research in Beaufort.
Jan 26, 2018
The Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) will host an open house from 1-4 p.m. on Jan. 20 at its campus in Wanchese. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend this free event.
Tiny gold lamps were pinned to the students' purple scrubs during the bi-annual Lamp of Learning ceremony, symbolizing the beginning of their nursing educations.
ECU professor using economics to influence farming
Jan 24, 2018
This Pirate is eager to make a difference in health care.
Jan 23, 2018
The Department of Geological Sciences in East Carolina University's Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017, thanks to Dr. Charles Q. Brown, who formed the department in 1967 and became its first chairman.
Jan 22, 2018
On a bright Saturday morning, screams filled ECU's Brody School of Medicine. But the students there weren't surprised. They were participating in the third annual Disaster Day, a mock mass casualty event created to prepare them for real-life emergencies.
Jan 18, 2018
East Carolina University's College of Education is offering teachers a way to earn their master's degree in just over a year.
The Voyages Series will feature the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina.
Jan 12, 2018
The project adds premium seats, a new press box and facility improvements for athletes.
From Jan. 5 through Jan. 25, the Wellington B. Gray Gallery at East Carolina University will present the Materials Topics Exhibitions, five shows to be held in collaboration with the ninth annual ECU Material Topics Symposium.
Jan 9, 2018
Business, criminal justice, education and nursing programs have been ranked among the best in the nation.
Jan 8, 2018
ECU faculty members are working with researchers from N.C. State to identify potential health impacts of GenX, a contaminant found in drinking water in the Cape Fear region.
Jan 4, 2018
Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences is the largest college at ECU. Here's a glance at the growing THCAS community.
Jan 3, 2018
This Pirate is crunching numbers to help others
Jan 2, 2018
Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival Winter Workshop brings participants from around the globe to Greenville.