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2015

December 2015

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Beyond the Classroom
ECU provides meaningful research opportunities for undergraduates
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A Public Service Fellows
ECU program links scholarships to community service
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A Attitude of Gratitude
Global day of giving supports students like Galen
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A Printout for Progress
Grant funds workforce-development program, 3D printer lab at ECU

November 2015

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Pirate Profiles: Foster Hunt
This Pirate helps veterans navigate counseling and wellness services
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Eastern Epidemic
Researchers explore innovative treatments for Type 2 diabetes
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Banded Together
Marching Pirates to perform at Panthers game – as a family
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Behind the Scenes
Set, costume design come together on 'Rent' stage
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Addressing Disparities
Schweitzer Fellows serve others, gain leadership skills
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'Best for Vets'
Two national lists recognize ECU’s support for student veterans
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Taking a Stand
East Carolina fights violence, bullying with new Pledge Purple week
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Enhancing User Experience
ECU graphic design program trains graduates to transform technology

October 2015

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Pirate Profile: Mariah Barber
This Pirate merges passions for public health and the arts
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A Life of Service
ECU professor receives Holshouser award for work with veterans, others
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Backyard Botanists
Education grad leads middle schoolers in conducting nature research
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Frightful Fun
ECU plans week of festivities for Halloween
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Welcoming Future Pirates
East Carolina University holds Fall Open House
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Game Day
Adjustments to classes, schedules set for Oct. 22
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Hungry for Experience
Nutrition Science expands clinical opportunities for students
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Pirate Profiles: Florrie Marshall
This Pirate leads and connects through music.
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Pirates Rewind
Parade, reunions, football highlight 2015 Homecoming
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Spring Success
ECU a critical partner in nationwide blood pressure study
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Receiver and Role Model
Jones aims to lead on offense, on the field and in the classroom, as featured in East magazine Fall 2015
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Cleaner by Nature
Project slows, filters stormwater before it reaches stream

September 2015

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Pirate Profiles: Anita Ward
This Pirate takes on challenges 
to achieve long-term goals
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Science on the Sea
ECU craft listens and records vital ocean data
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Drawing Together
ECU, partners unite community through art
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Stepping Up
Dance @ Wright to open ECU/Loessin Playhouse season
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Healthy Aging
ECU awarded $2.5 million to enhance geriatric health care
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Going the Distance
Health Informatics & Information Management graduates first student
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Uptown Rising
ECU alumni provide vision, investment for a vibrant city center
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Cellular Standoff
Researchers aim for better vaccines, medicines
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Gaining Confidence
ECU Speech Communication Center helps ease fear of public speaking

August 2015

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Media Frenzy
Sharks put ECU graduate student in the spotlight
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Student Success
ECU No. 1 in the Southeast in new ranking
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'This is the Place'
Convocation, Palooza prepare students for new semester
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Serving Our Mission
ECU faculty convocation marks opening of fall semester
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Pursuing Passions
Three medical students earn top scholarship
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'Lucky To Be Here'
Incoming students move in as new Gateway residence hall opens
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'Never the Same'
White Coat Ceremony kicks off medical education for 80 new students
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Aerodynamics Live
ECU wind tunnel enables visualization of engineering concepts
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The Principal is My Pal
Passion for learning leads to selection as state's best principal
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Independence Days
Camp Needles marks 30 years of teaching kids to cope with diabetes

July 2015

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Community Crusaders
Grant helps laypeople, ECU students teach women about breast health
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Pirate Profiles: Jorge Florimon
This Pirate hopes to apply his ECU leadership experience toward a career.
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Lighting a Fire
20th Guitar Festival and Workshop brings guitarists to ECU
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ECU to establish School of Entrepreneurship
$5 Million Pledge to Foster Economic Development, Impact Future Leaders
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Empowering Youth
Childhood obesity no match for ECU intervention program
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A Voice for Pirates
New SGA officers prepare for upcoming school year
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Archival Mecca
Smithsonian catalogues papers, sketches, correspondence of ECU artist
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Innovators in Action
Academy introduces advanced manufacturing concepts, careers
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Fiery Fish
ECU students, faculty members reveal 7-foot ceramic sculpture

June 2015

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Southeast Satellite
ECU, UNC Pembroke announce physical therapy partnership
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Discovery Dollars
Major grants push researchers ahead
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Pirate Profiles: Jayati Vyas
This Pirate balances academics with work, leadership and dance.
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Paperless Practice
ECU Physicians recognized for exceptional use of digital records
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Pirate Profiles: Tijana Bijelac
This Pirate hopes to establish a women’s center on campus
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Changing the Face of Campus
Building projects will alter ECU's look, density
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On Roanoke Island
ECU takes administrative lead for five campuses in Coastal Studies Institute
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Pirate Gateway to Addiction
ECU psychiatrist unveils NC teens’ views about e-cigarettes

May 2015

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Pirate Profiles: Jenny Lee
This Pirate is changing lives one house at a time.
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Two under Par
Different courses to golf success both led to ECU.



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Incoming Class
ECU welcomes 20 new EC Scholars in 2015.



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Family Matters
Brody ranks 4th in the nation for producing family docs.
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Off the Grid
Honors College seminar courses challenge students beyond the classroom
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Graduation Day
Students, faculty celebrate 2015 spring commencement
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Pirate Profiles: Savannah Sipperly
This Pirate wants to help others
 through a career in medicine.
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Moving Forward
ECU spring graduates prepare for commencement
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Nurturing Healthy Choices
ECU students teach nutrition through gardening in afterschool program

April 2015

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Learning and Leading
Brody holds first Medical Education Day
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Relevant Today
ECU Shakespearean production highlights issues of class, privilege
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Teaching Teamwork
ECU rolls out first interprofessional virtual patient case
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Pirate Profiles: Keerthana Velappan
This Pirate advocates for women’s education in low-income countries
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Life Connections
Students study effects of drug addiction on flatworms through ECU grant
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‘Debilitating Disorder’
Brody researcher gets grant to study transmission of Lyme disease
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Meeting on Campus
ECU rolls out purple, gold carpet for UNC Board of Governors
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Measures of Success
ECU successes have significant impact across the region, state and world
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The Graying of Rural Medicine
Brody School of Medicine targets pending physician shortage
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Pirate Profiles: Julio Morales
This Pirate hopes to assist underserved populations through dentistry
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Game-changing Research
Collaborative project could yield energy from coastal waters

March 2015

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Meeting their Matches
ECU, Vidant kidney exchange patients gather for first time
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Impact in the Billions
ECU enhances state, region
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Recognizing Research
Annual Research and Creative Achievement Week spotlights excellence
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Tradition Continues
Primary care tops again at ECU Match Day
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Pirate Profiles: Daniel Spellman
This Pirate inspires through his passion for fashion
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Future Connections
Warehouse district eyed for ECU's millennial campus
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Shelter 'Staycation'
Alternative spring break offers eye-opening experience in Greenville
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Safety is Paramount'
Faculty member’s invention will monitor athletes’ weight, dehydration
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Serving a Growing Population
ECU joins national centers of gerontological nursing excellence
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Prescription for Innovation
ECU to develop unique training network for pharmaceutical industry

February 2015

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Pirate Profiles: Vanessa Perry
This Pirate helps others through clinical counseling
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A New Role
ECU theater professor finds magic in new children’s book
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No Easy Fix
Study suggests equal insurance coverage may not level lung cancer disparities
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‘Best of the Collection’
Hundreds of African art pieces on display
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Taking on sexual violence
ECU’s campus-wide resources support increased prevention and response efforts
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Pirate Profiles: Ebony Johnson
This Pirate has baked up her own cake-decorating business
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January 2015

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'Focused on Wellness'
ECU’s opens seventh dental service learning center in Spruce Pine
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Variety on Stage

Dance 2015 features ballet to hip-hop in annual production

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Pirate Profiles: Madeline Jones

This Pirate is raising awareness about Down syndrome.
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Under the Open Sky

ECU project catalogues items from hundreds of outdoor theaters
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'Emerging Contaminants'

Scientists study septic systems for chemical traces
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Novel Approach

ECU researchers receive grant to study chronic pain
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Supporting Fellow Teachers

ECU Faculty Senate rewards innovation in the classroom
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A Season for Music

Winter Workshop draws musicians from around the world to ECU
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'Saltwater Intrusion'

ECU researchers receive funding to study, protect N.C.’s inner banks
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A Year in Review
ECU’S Top News Stories highlighted
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