Feature Photo Archives beginning Oct. 2011

Below are images and videos featured on the ECU News home page beginning October 2011. View older feature photos here.

November 2011

East Carolina University researchers have been studying the Atlantic to determine effects from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. ECU graduate student Ben McGlaughon, upper left, worked on the gulf collecting samples. McGlaughon took the images of the Gulf in the bottom and upper right. Also pictured are ECU researchers Drs David Kimmel, left, and Siddhartha Mitra both have projects under way to examine effects of the oil spill on the ocean environment. (Kimmel/Mitra photo by Cliff Hollis)

Oil and water don’t mix
Scientists study how far up the food chain oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill will go


EQUIPMENT UPGRADE: A new Van de Graff accelerator, funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation, was delivered to the ECU campus Thursday. The $875,000 equipment will replace an older accelerator installed in 1971. Pictured above, James Joyce, ECU professor emeritus of physics, watches as the new accelerator is unloaded. In the upper right, straps anchor the accelerator for transport and in the upper left, the equipment is moved from the trailer to the ECU Accelerator Laboratory in the ECU Department of Physics in the Howell Science Complex. The accelerator will be used for research in several areas including radiation oncology and biomedical physics. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)


YAMMER AS EDUCATIONAL TOOL: East Carolina University's School of Dental Medicine was featured in a U.S. News & World Report article on the use of the social media tool Yammer versus Facebook as an educational device in the classroom. Todd Watkins, assistant dean for dental education and informatics, pictured above speaking to the class, said in the article that Yammer provides unique learning opportunities for teaching problem-solving skills to health professionals. In the upper left, ECU dental students complete class activities on their laptops. in the upper right, student Bruce Townsend uses his laptop to access Yammer. Read the U.S. News & World Report article.  (Photos by Cliff Hollis) 


October 2011

CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN for some East Carolina University students included trying a hand at pumpkin carving in a contest and Halloween-themed lunch hosted by Campus Dining. Pictured above is a finished work of pumpkin art, meant as a cautionary tale warning against seasonal over-indulgence. In the upper left, Chelsea Carson draws on a pumpkin with a marker prior to cutting. In the upper right, Myles Moore, left and Timothy Wagner work on their pumpkins and below that, Richelle Bautista pencils in a design on the pumpkin before she carves. A video below was taken at the event. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)

ECU HOMECOMING: Dreary skies and cool weather could not dampen the spirits of the Pirate faithful celebrating ECU Homecoming this weekend. On Saturday, crowds enjoyed the annual Homecoming parade.  Pictured above, 2-year-old Nora Peeler is all bundled up and waiting for the parade to begin. In the upper right, 3-year-old Tanae Bryant hopes to fill her pumpkin with some candy thrown from floats in the parade. At upper left, PeeDee the Pirate makes an appearance in the parade line-up and below that, the ECU Marching Pirates band makes its way down Fifth Street. For more images from the event, view the Homecoming slideshow. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)

Preserving Blackbeard’s cannon:  A cannon raised from the wreck of Blackbeard’s ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, was moved to ECU’s QAR Conservation Lab on Thursday. Pictured above, Wendy Welsh, left, QAR conservator and lab manager, and Shanna Daniel, QAR project conservator, steady the cannon as it is moved from the transport trailer to the holding tank. In the upper left, Lawrence Babits, director of the ECU maritime studies program, and Charles Bowdoin, an ECU student, work to position the cannon on a block in the holding tank while Daniel steadies the cannon. Below that, Ellen Promise, QAR graduate student intern, helps move the cannon and at upper right, the cannon rests in its holding tank. Photos by Cliff Hollis.


Painting Purple, a Greenville artist studio, will help raise funds for scholarships in East Carolina University's School of Art and Design. Pictured above, Nursing professor Lou Everett paints an original watercolor as Pete Hickey works in the background at the studio. In the upper left is the studio's storefront. At upper right, pictured left to right, Pete Hickey, Lou Everett and John Groesser critique Everett’s painting of an old barn. Below that, brushes stand ready for artists to apply watercolors to canvas. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)

Behind-the-scenes artist studio tour features new gallery

One stop on the upcoming fundraising artist studio tour for East Carolina University’s School of Art and Design will be the new Painting Purple & Other Colors Artists’ Working Studio and Gallery.

Some Pirates may recognize a familiar face in the East 10th Street studio. Lou Everett is a watercolor painter in the shop, a longtime College of Nursing professor and board member of the Friends of School of Art and Design.

RAIN OR SHINE: Despite gray skies and a promise of showers, East Carolina University faculty and staff enjoyed Wednesday's Health Fitness Walk at Lake Laupus on the Health Sciences campus. Pictured above, Brody School of Medicine Dean Paul Cunningham stands with umbrella ready as he watches walk participants join in warm-up exercises prior to the walk. In the upper left, Angelo Iovino of Campus Recreation and Wellness leads the warm-up exercises. At upper right, Mandee Lancaster of the ECU Staff Senate joins in the exercises and below that, a crowd of walkers cross over a bridge. Sponsored by the ECU Staff Senate, the event included giveaways and door prizes, along with a presentation from Chancellor Steve Ballard. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)


MAGIC IN THE AIR:  Approximately 100 8th grade Pitt County girls visited ECU Friday morning for the STEM Girls' MAGIC Conference. The girls joined in real-life demonstrations in engineering, medicine, technology, science and math. Pictured above, ECU student Mallorie Parks leads a group of girls to the Science and Technology Building, where the demonstrations were held. At upper left, Camillia Evans from Hope Middle School reaches for a plastinated heart in a demonstration by Kristin Voytek (Chemistry). In the upper right are two drink cans used in a crushing experiment to see whether soda or pineapple could withstand more pressure. Below that, girls listen as Dr. Stephanie George (Engineering) and Christine Gurganus (Summer Ventures) talk about engineering. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)

CAMPUS TOUR: New members of the UNC Board of Governors visited campus Wednesday for a brief orientation, including a tour of classrooms in the College of Nursing's nurse anesthetist program. Pictured above, BOG members watch student Jeremy Cox practice an operating room scenario with a simulation mannequin. In the upper left, students Eugene Anufryienak, left, and Jeremy Cox, right, work on a simulation. At upper right, BOG member Ann Maxwell views teaching aids in the classroom and below that, Dr. Maura McAuliffe explains images on a screen while a simulation takes place in an adjacent room. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)

A good scrubbing
Trustees Fountain cleaned during Fall Break

While most East Carolina University students were away from campus enjoying Fall Break, workers from Charles Paint spruced up the Trustees Fountain in Wright Circle Oct. 10.

In the bottom photo, foreground to background, Gregory Nelson, Gene Tripp and Joey Tripp clean up the fountain, while in the upper right Gene Tripp applies a pressure washer to remove dirt.

The Trustees Fountain was rebuilt and dedicated as part of Founders Day activity in 2009, after the original fountain that stood there was dismantled due to structural damage. The first fountain was built in 1932 to honor Robert H. Wright, the first president of East Carolina. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)

Students in the ECU School of Dental Medicine enjoyed an opportunity to put what they have been learning into practice in the dental simulation lab. Pictured above, from left, students Hanna Zombek, Kimberly Vinson and Jonathan Weisner work with dental professor Dr. Linc Conn. In the upper left, a student examines a set of simulated teeth, which appear again in the upper left. Upper right, dental student Alex Crisp works on building a crown. (Photos and video by Cliff Hollis)

Dental students hone skills in simulation lab

In a new laboratory Friday, Sept. 30, students at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine got the chance to practice what they’ve been learning. Read more...


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