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Spotlight Archives - February 2011 - May 2011

May 2011

ECU Club Baseball advances to first ever World Seriestregionals

ECU's Club Baseball team is preparing for its first ever appearance in the National Club Baseball Association World Series. Read more...

On UNC TVtcotton

On NC Bookwatch, D.G. Martin interviews Jennifer Cannino and Ronald Cotton, whose story of mistaken identity is recounted in Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption, the 2011 Summer Pirate Read. The interviews will take place Friday, May 20 at 9 30 p.m. and Sunday, May 22 at 5 p.m. Read more...

Quoted in CNN Moneyberacha

ECU finance professor Eli Beracha was quoted in CNN Money on the financial repercussions of renting versus buying a home. Beracha and a co-author have published a paper on buying versus renting a home in Real Estate Economics. Read the CNN article.

ECU Grad Featuredjonkheer

ECU graduate Mitzy Jonkheer, a jewelry maker and metalsmith, was featured in the Wilmington Star News Online, in a story about how a gift for her mother led her to change her ECU major and begin a career in jewelry design. Read the story.

ECU student on CNNmitchell

Comments and submitted video from ECU student Betsy Mitchell was included in a CNN story on reactions to Osama bin Laden's death. Read story. View video.

Hochman awardedhochman-copy_1-1_1

Music professor Benjamin Hochman is a 2011 recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant presented to talented instrumentalists believed to have great potential for solo careers. The award includes a $25,000 stipend to use in furthering his career. The presentation ceremony and performances by recipients aired March 30 on Classical 105.9 FM WQXR.

Brinkley electedBrinkley

Jason Brinkley (Biostatistics) was elected as the North Carolina chapter representative to the American Statistical Association for a 3-year term. Read more...

On Gas Pricing Lawscarsonbays

Economics professor Carson Bays was quoted in a News and Observer article on gas pricing. Read the article….

April 2011

In Nature.comimage002

Research by Edmund J. Stellwag (Biology)  was referenced in a article about oil spill effects. Read the article.

In Oprah MagazineRow-Cathlene_1

An article by Kathleen Row (Psychology), "Letting Go," is featured in the May issue of Oprah Magazine.

Immigration and WomenPearce-Book-Cover2

East Carolina University sociology professor Susan Pearce has co-authored a book that chronicles the experiences of female immigrants living in the United States today. Read more...

'The State of Things'raleigh

NC Public Radio's "The State of Things" will feature Mark Nicholls, president and librarian at St. John's College, Cambridge University, at noon Friday, prior to his 3 p.m. lecture at ECU (Joyner Library, Conference Room 2409). Author of "Sire Walter Raleigh in Life & Legends," Nicholls will hold a book signing after his presentation.

Money ManagementBill_Pratt

ECU finance instructor Bill Pratt's new book, "The Graduate's Guide to Life and Money," provides financial advice for students to help them manage their money after they graduate from college.

Allred Award Winnercampbell

Dr. Diane Campbell of the Brody School of Medicine received the 2011 Linda Allred Profiles in Leadership Award. Her award is part of the university's April 13 event focusing on women's issues and leadership. Read more...

March 2011

In News and ObserverGarrison

Dr. Herb Garrison, physician at the Brody School of Medicine and director of the East Carolina Injury Prevention Program, was featured in a March 29 News and Observer article entitled, "Zero traffic deaths in five easy steps."  Read more...

On Public Radio EastRussoniello, ECU

Carmen Russoniello, an associate professor at ECU in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, was interviewed March 25 on Public Radio East, on his research involving video games and depression. Read more and hear the interview.

Grand Prize Winnerellis

ECU physician Tommy Ellis applied advice from a patient on reconnecting with family members, penning an essay for the Feb. 25 issue of Medical Economics. The essay won the 2011 grand prize in the magazine's writing contest for doctors. Read more...

On WRAL-TV NewsBallard

Chancellor Steve Ballard was interviewed on WRAL-TV News ( and in The News and Observer on work under way by the UNC Task Force, appointed by UNC President Tom Ross to address how universities in the UNC system might achieve balance between academics and athletics to avoid future misconduct. Ballard chairs the 13-member task force, which met March 21.

Performance on ECU-TVgustafsonF07

ECU flute professor Christine Gustafson will be featured in performance on ECU-TV, Eastern NC's public television ch. 99, beginning March 15 at 5:43 pm, and re-airing March 16 at 10:11 am and 7:05 pm. The show will continue to air intermittently on ch 99.

In addition, the School of Music's Catherine Garner and selected students are featured in a women in music performance at the ECU School of Medicine Wear Red 2011 women and heart disease luncheon. Their performance airs on ECU-TV ch. 99 March 15 at 2:40 pm, March 16 at 9:01 am and March 17 at 5:30 pm.

ECU-TV broadcasts are also available on-line at

February 2011

In 'The Hindu'


An inteview with computer science professor V.L. Narasimhan appeared Jan. 31 in, "The Hindu,"  regarding technology and medicine. Read Interview at A second part of the interview will appear later this year. 

Narasimhan said that the Hindu is arguably the ninth largest English daily newspaper in the world, with more than 150 years of publication tradition.

Narasimhan will also serve as technical chair for an international conference on cloud computing and its applications, a current topic of research. The conference will be held in Indian March 24-26, followed by a specialist international workshop on Telecare Medicine. He will keynote at both events, while also presenting several research addresses for universities, research establishments and industrial technology industries.


Nursing Hall of Fame

The ECU College of Nursing inducted its inaugural Hall of Fame class Feb. 25 at the Greenville Hilton. Forty inductees were honored, receiving a flame-shaped award from Dean Sylvia Brown..  View Slideshow

ECU Grad on Today ShowFriedman

View ECU graduate Rachelle Friedman on NBC's Today Show at Paralyzed after an accident, Friedman received a surprise makeover from NBC's Open House to the Rescue television show, with the goal of making her home more accessible. Feb. 22.

Elmore on WNCTelmore

Hear association professor Cindy Elmore in the ECU School of Communication talk about the dangers of reporting in turbulent oversea countries on WNCT-TV channel 9 in Greenville, Feb. 15.

Albright on WUNC


Listen to Alex Albright, associate professor of English and Creative Writing at ECU, discuss the life and work of North Carolina poet A.R. Ammons on the Feb. 18 WUNC public radio show The State of Things.

Parker on NPRParkerR

Economics professor Randall Parker featured on Feb. 11 Morning Edition explaining a return to the gold standard is questionable policy. Here's the link: