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11/21 - ECU hosts three-day symposium on central-eastern European politics

East Carolina University students and the local community recently had the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of foreign affairs and contribute to the international exchange of ideas and perceptions during a three-day symposium on central and eastern European politics.


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11/17 - Harriot College collecting items for Pitt County Angel Closet

In this season of thanks and giving, East Carolina University's Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to helping the community's youngest citizens. The THCAS Staff Council is hosting a donation drive, Nov. 13 - Dec. 8, with proceeds going to the Pitt County Angel Closet.


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11/16 - Preparing high school students for college-level math

Ellen Hilgoe, associate director of the N.C. Early Mathematics Placement Testing Program (N.C. EMPT) housed at East Carolina University, is receiving local and national attention for her work in preparing high school students for college-level mathematics courses. 



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11/10 - Top honor: Margaret Bauer presented with North Carolina Award

Dr. Margaret Bauer, professor of literature at East Carolina University and editor of the North Carolina Literary Review, was presented with the state's top civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, by Governor Roy Cooper during a Nov. 9 ceremony in Raleigh.


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11/7 - Students helping students: ECU's Learning Assistant Program increasing STEM teachers

Twenty-eight ECU students in the Learning Assistant Program are helping their fellow classmates better understand course material in biology, chemistry and physics by engaging classes in interactive-learning practices and inquiry-based activities. The results may include an increase in students pursing teaching as a career, and decreased D and F course grades or withdrawal rates (DFW) in STEM courses.

11/7 ECU Model UN Club succeeds in Washington, D.C.

The ECU Model UN Club, who competed in the National Model UN competition in Washington, D.C. received a conference-wide delegation award.

10/26 ECU students to participate in National Model United Nations Competition

Ten ECU students are participating in the National Model United Nations competition in Washington, D.C. this Nov. 3-5.

10/25 Popular courses give students a way to examine various issues

Two courses at ECU are giving students a way to examine and discuss diverse issues in a safe environment.

10/5 Underground Railroad: Voyages Series brings Whitehead to campus

Acclaimed author Colson Whitehead read from his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel as the second guest in Harriot College's Voyages of Discovery Series.

9/27 Toxic Metal Research May Highlight Potential Health Risks

Researchers at ECU are continuing to study a known toxin and its interaction with Human Cardiac Troponin C (HcTnC), whose normal binding structure with Calcium helps regulate the contraction and relaxation of the heart muscle.

9/26 Researchers Awarded $1.5 Million Grant to Investigate the Future of Coastal Communities

Andy Keeler, professor of economics at ECU and program head for public policy and coastal sustainability at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, is part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers investigating how public policies affect both economic decisions and the coastal environment.

9/25 Harriot College Honors Scholarship Recipients, Donors

This academic year, 175 Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences students will receive nearly $215,000 in scholarship support from 331 donors.

9/21 Pirate Profile: Katie Chandler

Katie Chandler will graduate in May as a quadruple major in History, Philosophy, Great Books and Religious Studies.

9/18 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author to Visit ECU, Voyages of Discovery Series

Colson Whitehead, 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Underground Railroad," will visit ECU at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Wright Auditorium.

9/15 Ocean Exploration: Robert Ballard Speaks on Oceanography, Planet's Future

Oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard kicked off the 2017-18 season of Harriot College's Voyage of Discovery Series on Sept. 14 with a discussion on "Human History Under Water." 

9/1 Soldier to Scholar: Grant-Funded Program Supports Student Veterans 

Successfully transitioning from the military to the university is the focus of a new grant-funded program for student veterans at ECU.

8/31 Undersea Mission: Researchers Perform Archaeological Investigation on Downed WWII Aircraft

Researchers in ECU's program in maritime studies are working with the Department of Defense on a project they hope will give some peace of mind to U.S. military families who lost loved ones during WWII.

8/25 Joyner Library Celebrates Excellence in Student Research and Writing

Jasmine M. Perry, Harriot College psychology student, recently was awarded first place in the W. Keats Sparrow Writing Award, sponsored by the Friends of Joyner Library.

8/25 THCAS Announces 2017 David Julian and Virginia Suther Whichard Distinguished Professor in the Humanities

Dr. Joseph Hellweg, an expert in the interdisciplinary areas of religion, social violence and public health, joins the faculty of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences this fall.

8/24 In Rhythm: ECU Doctoral Student Secured National Grant to Screen Area Residents for Stroke Risk

Caley Kropp, clinical health psychology doctoral student, has received one of eight national grants from the Heart Rhythm Society to screen area residents for stroke risk.

8/24 Oceanographer Who Discovered the Titanic to Visit ECU through Voyages of Discovery Series

Dr. Robert Ballard, the oceanographer who discovered the final resting place of the R.M.S. Titanic in 1985, will visit East Carolina University at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in Wright Auditorium

8/21 Dean Downs Delivers State of the College at 54th Annual THCAS Convocation

Dr. William M. Downs, dean of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, praised the faculty and staff for their work during his State of the College Address at the college's 54th annual convocation.

8/18 Political Science Professor Awarded 2017 Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor 

Dr. Jody Baumgartner, professor of political science, was named Distinguished Professor at the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences 54th annual convocation on Aug. 18. Baumgartner is the 19th member of the faculty to be honored with the title.

8/14 Dr. Amy Shannon Named Director of ECU University Studies Program

ECU's Dr. Amy Shannon recently was named director of the University Studies Program, which joined the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences earlier in 2017.

8/7 THCAS Researcher Using NEH Grant to Work with Student Veterans

Dr. Anna Froula, associate professor of film studies, has designed a two-week Soldier to Scholar bridge program to bring together war scholars and student veterans who begin their studies at ECU this fall.

8/3 ECU History Professor Receives Notable NEH Public Scholar Award

Associate Professor of History Dr. M. Todd Bennett has won a 2017-18 NEH Public Scholar Award. Bennett is one of only 28 individuals nationwide to receive the award.

8/1 Voyages of Discovery to Debut 2017-18 Season at ECU

From finding the Titanic to rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina to writing a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel or satirizing the day's politics, the 2017-18 season of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Voyages of Discovery Series will inform, enlighten and engage audiences.

7/31 THCAS Announces New Department Chair

The Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences has appointed the next chairperson for the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment. Dr. Thad Wasklewicz, professor of geomorphology, steps into his new role effective Aug. 1.

7/20 ECU to Host International Media and Gender Conference

ECU will host the 2017 Console-ing Passions: International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media and Feminism July 27-29.

7/20 Task Force Dagger and ECU Team Up to Explore Underwater WWII Sites

The Department of History's Maritime Studies Program, under the direction of Dr. Jennifer McKinnon, has teamed up with Task Force Dagger to research WWII underwater archaeological sites in the western Pacific.

7/10 English Student Participates in Prestigious Washington, D.C. Workshop

ECU English student Sarah McKeever was one of only 12 students nationwide selected to participate in a highly-competitive workshop held at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

7/7 ECU Professor Inducted into Sigma Delta Pi's Order of Don Quijote 

Dr. Benjamin Fraser, professor and chair of the ECU's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures has been inducted into Sigma Delta Pi's Order of Don Quijote, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society's highest award conferred annually to only two or three people worldwide.

6/21 Tractor Beam: Professor Uses Laser for Record-Breaking Particle Pull

ECU physics professor Dr. Yong-Qing Li and students in his lab have successfully pulled - not pushed - a particle for 10 meters, a distance 10 times greater than earlier experiments.

6/13 Heidi Bonner Receives 2017 Harriot College Dean's Early Career Award

Dr. Heidi Bonner, assistant professor of criminal justices, is the recipient of the 2017 Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Early Career Award.

6/9 Associate Professor of Biology Exhibits Intergalactic Masterpieces

Joyner Library is hosting the exhibit "Ancient Photons," a collection of astrophotography captured by Tim Christensen, molecular geneticist and associate professor of biology. The exhibit is on display in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery from June 9 through July 31.

6/7 ECU's Maritime Studies Program Accepted into International Network

ECU's Program in Maritime Studies recently was named a member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology.

5/30 Pirate Profile: Matthew Chandler

U.S. Army veteran and geographic information science student Matthew Chandler made a family discovery while interning for the United States Forest Service.

5/19 ECU Faculty Receive National Funding to Work with Veterans and their Families

Harriot College professors have been awarded almost $98,000 in grant funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities to work with veterans and their families.

5/18 Precipitation Patterns: Project Models Regional Weather Systems

Professors and students in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment are taking an in-depth look at weather patterns in the southeast United States, thanks to a $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

5/11 Harriot College Holds Inaugural Staff Awards And Recognition Ceremony

The THCAS Staff Council recently hosted its inaugural Staff Awards and Recognition Ceremony. The event, held May 9 on the ECU campus, honors all dedicated THCAS staff members and recognizes the hard work they engage in on a day-to-day basis.

4/27 BSUS Program Moves to Harriot College

ECU's Bachelor of Science in University Studies is now housed in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences.

4/18 Pirate Profile: Michael Sciacca

THCAS senior, Michael Sciacca, discovered his passion for the Spanish language while in high school. Following graduation, Sciacca will attend North Carolina State University graduate school for Spanish linguistics, focusing on applied and socio-linguistics.

4/17 Curtis Named THCAS Advancement Council Distinguished Professor in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics

ECU's Dr. Scott Curtis, professor of atmospheric science in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, now holds the title of THCAS Advancement Council Distinguished Professor. This is only the second time the professorship has been awarded since its establishment.

4/13 English Professor Recognized for Fiction

English professor Liza Wieland had no idea when she opened her email recently that she had been chosen for a major award.

4/11 ECU Chancellor Cecil Staton Initiated into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Chancellor Cecil P. Staton was initiated into the ECU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the national honor society, during a ceremony April 9 in Wright Auditorium.

4/10 ECU Archaeologists Discover Artifact Not Originally What They Thought

An ECU archaeology team, led by Dr. Charles Ewen, recently tested an artifact found at a Native American dig site on Hatteras Island 20 years ago, believed to be from the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Results indicate the ring is not originally what they thought.

4/3 Geological Sciences Kicks off 50th Anniversary

East Carolina University’s Department of Geological Sciences is celebrating its 50th anniversary beginning this spring. In recognition of their milestone, the department, housed in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, will host events throughout 2017.To kick off the department’s momentous year, a keynote address and documentary film-screening will be held Wednesday, April 19.

4/3 Patent Success: Doctoral Student Helps Develop Cancer-Fighting Compound

Chemistry professors, Colin Burns and Allison Danell, along with doctoral student Daniel Ladin, are members of a team that has patented a cancer-fighting compound.

3/29 ECU Guest Speaker to Discuss "Fake News, Misinformation and Democracy in America"

On April 18 at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Adam Berinsky, professor of political sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be on campus to discuss “Fake News, Misinformation and Democracy in America.” Berinsky studies the political behavior of ordinary citizens.

3/28 ECU Burroughs Wellcome Lecturer to Discuss Evolution of the Social Brain

East Carolina University’s Department of Biology will host the Burroughs Wellcome Lecturer Thursday, April 13. Dr. Hans Hofmann, renowned behavioral neuroscientist and professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin, will give two free, public presentations.

3/16 Lab Equipment Donated to ECU Department of Physics

Harriot College's Department of Physics is the recipient of more than 200 pieces of lab equipment. The research-grade optics and biomedical equipment, valued at more than $35,000, was donated to the department by Optosonics, Inc., a biomedical engineering company that relocated to North Carolina from Indianapolis. Recently, the company was sold to a Japanese firm, and the equipment was donated to ECU.

3/15 Final Voyages Presentation Features Mina Girgis, Nile Project

Life depends on the availability of water. How can individuals become more involved in the management of this precious and limited resource? East Carolina University’s 10th anniversary season of the Voyages of Discovery Series will culminate with a discussion by Mina Girgis, producer and CEO of the Nile Project, followed by a musical demonstration by Nile Project artists.

3/08 Writing Workshop Highlights Veterans' Stories

Former Marine Phil Klay will be at East Carolina University March 16-17 to participate in the University-sponsored Veterans Writing Workshop, designed to coach and mentor veterans and military-connected writers to record their stories of service.

3/08 ECU Center for Survey Research Re-Opens in THCAS

East Carolina University’s Center for Survey Research has re-opened for the research needs of the campus and community and is now housed in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences.

3/02 Night of Piracy at the Museum

More than 100 Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences alumni and friends gathered together on February 24 to hear about a favorite topic for any ECU constituent: piracy.

2/28 A Matter of Migration

With immigration and the global refugee problem at the forefront among national and global issues, East Carolina University faculty and students participated in “[In]Voluntary Migration Around the Globe: the Good, the Bad and the Unknown” on Feb. 20-23.

2/24 THCAS Recognizes High-Achieving First-Year Students

East Carolina University’s Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences recognized its high-achieving first-year freshmen and transfer students at the college’s annual ECU Excels Awards Ceremony on Feb. 17 in the Mendenhall Student Center Great Rooms. The event, which began in 2010 and is in its eighth year, honored 573 Harriot College students who achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their first semester at ECU.

2/22 Sociology Professor Presents Work on Protest Policing

With protests capturing the eyes of the nation throughout last year’s election cycle and today’s often divided society, observing the course of demonstrations has become a pressing task for many in the sociology field. Last summer, ECU professor and sociology department chair Bob Edwards led a team in collecting, analyzing and describing the nature of protests.

2/17 Dedicated to ECU: Music, Sociology Students Benefit from Gift from Former Faculty

The generosity of two former East Carolina University faculty members will soon provide $1.2 million for student scholarships. The gift comes from the estate of Eleanor and Paul Toll, who taught at ECU between 1937 and 1978. The funds will provide scholarships for students in the School of Music, where Eleanor Toll taught piano, and the Department of Sociology, where Paul Toll was a faculty member.

2/16 ECU Celebrates World Anthropology Day

The Department of Anthropology at East Carolina University is celebrating World Anthropology Day 2017 with an Anthropology in the Workplace event Feb. 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Flanagan Building.

2/8 Operation Discovery: Military-Related Research is an Expanding Enterprise at ECU

From diving on undersea battle fields to homeless veterans, military-related research is an expanding enterprise at East Carolina University.

2/1 Dr. Keith Wailoo Discusses the Intersection of Pain and Politics

There is a direct correlation between politics and the treatment of pain, according to Dr. Keith Wailoo, who spoke at East Carolina University on Jan. 31. Wailoo, a Princeton University professor, was the guest lecturer for the 2016-17 Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series.

1/17 THCAS Geological Sciences Professor Co-Chairs Panel Overseeing Sea Drilling

THCAS geological sciences professor Dr. David Mallinson has spent many years volunteering his time and expertise with an international marine research collaborative dedicated to exploring the world's oceans.

1/13 Professor to Appear on UNC-TV's Exploring North Carolina

Dr. Stan Riggs, distinguished research professor of geological sciences, appeared in two episodes of the UNC-TV series, "Exploring North Carolina," in January.

1/13 Stroke Study: Project Aims to Identify Genetic Markers for Stroke Risk

Strokes are the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States and the top cause of serious long-term disability, and two ECU biology professors are working to identify genetic markers that indicate greater risk of recurrent stroke.

1/11 ECU to Welcome Keith Wailoo, Princeton Professor and Author, as Brewster History Lecturer

Award-winning author and Princeton professor Keith Wailoo will speak at East Carolina University at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 in Wright Auditorium. Wailoo continues the 10th anniversary season of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series with the Lawrence F. Brewster History Lecture.

1/10 Top Marks: Online Graduate, Undergraduate Degree Programs Ranked Among Nations Best

East Carolina University’s online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs have been recognized among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. ECU’s online graduate programs in business, criminal justice, education and nursing as well as the online bachelor’s degrees are listed in U.S. News 2017 Best Online Programs announced Jan. 10.

12/18 Skills to Succeed: English Alumni Put Degrees to Good Use

Traditional liberal arts degrees are sometimes overlooked with the current focus on science, technology, engineering and math fields, but students continue to find that degrees like English help build important skills that are sought after by employers.

12/5 2016-17 THCAS Cornerstone Magazine

In this annual issue of Cornerstone, you will read about a few of the ways Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences is helping our students prepare for their professional development. Help us spread the good news!

11/22 Pirate Profile: Ellen Franks

Great books and English major Ellen Franks, a U.S. Air Force veteran and mother of four, said one reason she chose ECU is because of its support of veterans.

11/17 Shelter From the Storm: ECU Helps Communities Recover from Matthew and Plan for the Next Disaster

ECU students and officials including Provost Ron Mitchelson helped with clean-up efforts in Windsor following damage from Hurricane Matthew.

11/10 Voyages Lecturer Discusses Keys to Being an Interfaith Leader

Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, a national nonprofit that aims to promote interfaith cooperation, discussed the keys to interfaith leadership during the Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series' Religion and Culture Lecture Nov. 7 at East Carolina University.

10/4 Harriot College Honors Scholarship Recipients, Thanks Donors: Inaugural Scholarship Luncheon

Harriot College hosted its inaugural scholarship luncheon Sept. 23, 2016. At the event, 156 scholarship recipients for the 2016-17 academic year were honored, and 68 donors who provide the financial gifts that fund the scholarship were formally thanked.

9/29 Journalistic Icon: Bob Woodward Delivers Voyages of Discovery Premier Lecture

Two days after the first debate between U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, journalist Bob Woodward asked an East Carolina University audience who would get their vote. Woodward delivered the premier lecture Sept. 28 to kick off the 10th year of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series.

9/27 Giving Voice

From the mountains with their brilliant autumn displays, to rivers winding through pine forests and past bustling cities, to the marshlands and beaches of the coast, North Carolina has inspired generations of writers to put pen to paper.

Since 1992, the North Carolina Literary Review, produced at East Carolina University, has given a voice to those writers, celebrating the poetry and prose of the Old North State as well as its artists.

9/23 Digital Scholarship: Students Use Technology to Tell Stories

In the last century, scholars and students pored over dusty journals in libraries, often late into the night, to find those kernels of information that would push their own research forward. Today, they are still working through the night, but it’s often with a laptop or tablet.

9/22 ECU Biology Students Educate Greenville Community through Service-Learning Projects

East Carolina University biology students and faculty are educating the public through various service-learning projects within the city of Greenville. The activities, which started in fall 2015, are funded by a $20,000 grant awarded to the East Carolina Biodiversity Initiative from the Dominion Foundation.

9/16 Stunning Find: ECU Faculty, Students Discovery Unexpected Treasures

ECU professor of anthropology Dr. Megan Perry is co-directing the Petra North Ridge project with fellow archaeologist and historian Dr. Thomas Parker of North Carolina State University. Their task is to piece together the puzzle of an enigmatic people.

9/7 Bob Woodward, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter, to Speak at ECU

Bob Woodward, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and investigative reporter who, along with Carl Bernstein, gained fame uncovering the Watergate scandal during the Nixon administration, will speak at East Carolina University at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, in Wright Auditorium.

8/19 Liza Wieland Awarded 2016 THCAS Distinguished Professor

ECU’s Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences inducted Dr. Liza Wieland as Distinguished Professor at the college’s annual convocation on August 19. Wieland, professor of English and THCAS Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development, is the 18th member of the faculty to be honored with the title of THCAS Distinguished Professor.

8/9 ECU Announces 2016 David Julian and Virginia Suther Whichard Distinguished Professor in the Humanities

In August, ECU and the THCAS welcomed Anne Whisnant to the faculty as the 2016 David Julian and Virginia Suther Whichard Distinguished Professor in the Humanities.

8/8 Professor's Forecast Model Predicts Election Results

Dr. Brad Lockerbie, professor in the Department of Political Science, has developed an election forecast model that has correctly predicted the outcome of each presidential election since 1996.

8/1 ECU Announces 10th Anniversary of Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series

The 10th anniversary of East Carolina University’s Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series kicks off in September with speakers of international renown and wide public interest.

7/22 Shell Snatchers: Parasite Hijacks Mud Crab Life Cycle

Researchers at East Carolina University are studying an invasive parasite that takes over the reproductive system of mud crabs and even alters their behavior, potentially impacting coastal ecosystems.

7/18 North Carolina Literary Review Celebrates 25th Anniversary

This year’s North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR), now on its way to readers throughout the state, celebrates the 25th issue of the publication.

7/15 Ironsmith Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grant

Professor emeritus Marsha Ironsmith from ECU’s Department of Psychology was awarded a 2016 Literacy Grant from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Ironsmith is one of 16 recipients nationwide to receive the award.

6/27 Amin Attends National Student Entrepreneur Program

East Carolina University’s Mona Amin was one of 19 students from across the country selected for a prestigious student entrepreneur program.

Amin, a biology major and Honors College student from Charlotte, participated in the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Student Entrepreneurship Program held June 19-24 in Orlando.

6/17 THCAS Announces Three New Department Chairs

Drs. Marianne Montgomery, Jefferson "Jeff" Shinpaugh and Alethia Cook are the new chairpersons of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Departments of English, Physics and Political Science.

6/17 Sandscape: Innovative Tool Teaches Mapping Concepts

East Carolina University’s Department of Geological Sciences is using a new teaching tool that accelerates students’ understanding of topographical maps and geologic concepts. The augmented reality (AR) sandbox consists of a box of quartz sand, a projector and an Xbox Kinect 3-D camera connected to a computer running an open-source software program developed at the University of California, Davis.

5/31 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awardees Named

Congratulations goes to Dr. April Blakeslee, assistant professor in the Department of Biology, and Dr. Jacob Hochard, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, for being selected as two of the 25 recipients, out of 132 applicants, for this year's ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards.

5/31 White Southern Girlhood and Eugenics: A Talk With Historian Karin Zipf

Associate professor of history and co-director of the Women's Studies Program Dr. Karen Zipf has a new book out about the sterilization of young Southern women. Read more in an interview conducted with Zipf by Rewire News.

5/31 ECU Announces Inaugural Humanities Scholar

East Carolina University sophomore Garrett Yarbrough, soon-to-be 18-year old from LaGrange, NC, is the inaugural recipient of the Humanities Scholar Program and will receive an annual $3,000 scholarship through his senior year.

5/19 Psychology Professor Selected for Hendrix Award

Associate Professor Dr. Lisa Campbell has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Dr. William H. Hendrix Psychology Faculty Excellence Award.

5/4 EC Scholar and THCAS Students Receive Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Joseph Paul’s graduation from East Carolina University on May 6 will mark another step in his research career with a move to California. Paul will attend the University of California, Berkeley to study cell biology at no cost thanks to a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

5/3 War in Popular Culture: Military-Themed Programming on U.S. Television

An abundance of military-themed programming on U.S. television exists in today's popular culture, but one East Carolina University professor in the Department of English notice that very little research exists on the topic.

4/29 Founding Member of THCAS Advancement Council Initiated into Phi Kappa Phi

Harvey Sharp Wooten, an East Carolina University alumna and founding member of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Advancement Council, recently was inducted into the ECU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the national honor society, on April 17, 2016, at ECU’s Wright Auditorium. ECU’s Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is ECU’s most distinguished academic honor society.

4/19 Harriot College and Honors Student Receives Competitive Fulbright Award

Daniel Franch, who is graduating in May with a degree in history, history education and German, is one of 140 students in the United States to receive a $30,000 grant that will support his international experience in East Germany teaching English for a year.

4/11 ECU Hosts 5th Annual High School STEM Day

East Carolina University welcomed 300 high school juniors to campus Friday, April 8, for hands-on learning in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), as part of the 5th annual High School STEM Day. Attendance included 16 high schools from nine counties across eastern North Carolina.

3/31 Role Models: ECU Students Mentor Local K-12 Youth in Science Education

This academic year, ECU students are helping foster K-12 student interest in science and increase student confidence, while serving as positive role models.

3/29 Setting the Standard: ECU Ranked #1 in Producing Professional Archaeologist, Maritime History Researchers for Third Consecutive Year

For the third consecutive year, East Carolina University has produced the highest number of new registrants to the Register of Professional Archaeologists. ECU is one of only a few graduate institutions in the U.S. offering an interdisciplinary master’s degree in maritime history and nautical archaeology, a key reason ECU continues to produce the highest number of applicants to the RPA.

3/24 Code Talkers of WWII: How the Original 29 Navajo Code Talkers Made History

A five-man drum circle welcomed audience members to East Carolina University's Wright Auditorium March 23, at Harriot College's final 2015-16 Voyages of Discovery lecture. Zonnie Gorman, acclaimed historian of the WWII Navajo Code Talkers, discussed the history of the Code Talkers, her family's connection, how the code was developed and how 29 men made history.

3/24 Providing Direct Aid: ECU German Club Spends Spring Break Assisting Refugee Efforts in Germany

Eleven East Carolina University students passed up traditional spring break activities by traveling to Munich, Germany to support local organizations in their humanitarian outreach efforts to refugees and asylum seekers.

3/1 Acclaimed Historian of WWII Navajo Code Talkers to Present Thomas Harriot Voyages of Discovery Lecture

In 1942, following on the heels of the December '41 bombing of Pearl Harbor, the U.S. military was searching for a way to transmit undecipherable code to its troops. That spring, a group of 29 young Navajo men created a code that thwarted the Japanese military. These men became known as the "first 29" Navajo Code Talkers.

2/18 ECU-led Oceanography Team Tests New Research Vessel Off NC Coast

Ship time on a global-class research vessel usually costs more than $50,000 per day, but a team of scientists from North Carolina will embark on a 10-day research expedition this March free-of-charge. The cruise is being conducted to evaluate the suitability and capability of a newly commissioned oceanographic research vessel.

2/16 Criminal Justice Welcomed into ECU's THCAS

Chancellor Steve Ballard formally approved the Faculty Senate's request to reorganize Criminal Justice into the College of Arts and Sciences in January, and the integration of people and programs is now fully underway.

1/27 Monumental Discussion: Guest Speakers Tackle Topic of Memorials, Memory

The controversy and debate surrounding memorials and building names, and the role they play in shaping our collective memory and understanding of history, have played out in recent years locally, nationwide and even globally.

1/14 Harold H. Bate Study Abroad Fund Established for College of Arts & Sciences Students

More students in ECU's Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences may study abroad in the coming year due to the recently established Harold H. Bate Study Abroad Fund.

1/12 ECU Voyages Brewster Forum: National Debate Surrounding Memorials, Historical Memory

From Confederate flags on license plates and statehouse grounds, to the names of buildings, there is a growing national debate related to monuments and memorials. Two guest panelists to ECU will explore the legal, historical, geographical and cultural perspectives for considering both the advantages and dangers in renaming or removing monuments and memorials.

1/7 Providing ECU Students Real World Experiences, Practical Knowledge, Skills

Across a range of programs in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences students venture well beyond the comfortable confines of their classrooms to gain invaluable field experience.

1/6 Connect NC Bond Campaign Kicks Off

ECU leaders have joined Gov. Pat McCrory to build support for a $2 billion bond referendum, which, if passed at the March 15 primary, will give ECU $90 million to build a new life sciences and biotechnology building.

12/16 Criminal Justice Holds Inaugural Student Recognition Ceremony

East Carolina University's Department of Criminal Justice will hold its inaugural student recognition ceremony for fall 2015 graduates at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, in the Jenkins Fine Arts Building auditorium. ECU alumna and Raleigh Chief of Police Cassandra Deck-Brown is the featured guest speaker. The event is open to the public.

12/11 Award-Winning Biology Professor to Speak at ECU Fall Commencement

An expert in plant evolution who makes research an integral part of her interactive classroom instruction will deliver the commencement address at East Carolina University on Dec. 18. Carol Goodwillie, who has taught at ECU for 15 years, received the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence earlier this year.

12/7 Beyond the Classroom: ECU Provides Meaningful Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

East Carolina University Honors College student Erika Dietrick discovered her passion during an honors research colloquium featuring ECU biology professor Dr. Claudia Jolls.

11/12 ECU Hosts Panel Presentation, "Refugee Crises: Syria and Beyond"

A panel of ECU professors in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Department of Geography, Planning and Environment will lead a free, open discussion on the "Refugee Crises: Syria and Beyond," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 in the Rivers Building, room 102, on the ECU campus.

11/11 ECU Psychology Students Support Academic Enhancements at Farmville Middle School

East Carolina University students are assisting Farmville Middle School students through tutoring and team building projects. Approximately 10 school psychology and pediatric school psychology students in the ECU Chapter of the Student Affiliates in School Psychology (SASP) have been working with the middle school children to help them perform well academically and continue on to college.

10/13 ECU Voyages Lecturer to Discuss Life After Life Near-Death Experiences

Emeritus professor of consciousness studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and former ECU assistant professor of philosophy, Dr. Raymond Moody, will deliver the ECU Religious Studies Program Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Culture in the 2015-16 Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series. Moody will discuss "Life After Life: The Meaning of Near-Death Experiences," at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27, in ECU's Wright Auditorium.

09/30 Journalist Peter Bergen Describes World's First 'Social Media War'

The rapid rise of the terrorist Islamic State group demonstrates the power of social media, acclaimed author and journalist Peter Bergen told a crow at ECU on Sept. 29.

09/24 Science on the Sea: ECU Craft Listens and Records Vital Ocean Data

East Carolina University scientists have been sending a small craft to navigate the North Carolina coast studying underwater noise and keeping tabs on tagged marine life all to better understand the ocean environment. Called an acoustic wave glider, the metal-and-composite device is an ocean-going robot that studies underwater noise; acoustically tagged fish; and ocean environmental conditions. ECU researchers have nicknamed the craft "Blackbeard."

09/15 CNN National Security Analyst to Present Premier Voyages Lecture to ECU

CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen will present "Making Sense in a World of Trouble" on Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Wright Auditorium at East Carolina University. Bergen, who is one of the few Westerners to interview Osama bin Laden face-to-face, is the Premier Lecturer of the 2015-16 Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series.

09/10 North Carolina Literary Review Art Director to Speak at ECU

North Carolina Literary Review Art Director Dana Ezzell Gay will present "The Power of Effective Design in a Literary Landscape," on Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. in the Speight Auditorium at East Carolina University. Gay will discuss the vibrant features of the NCLR and how focusing on the elements of effective design has been instrumental in its development.

08/18 2015-16 Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series Announced

Dr. William M. Downs, dean of East Carolina University's Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, is pleased to announce the 2015-16 season of the Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series.

08/03 Haiyong Liu Becomes Chair of the Department of Economics

Dr. Haiyong Liu, associate professor of economics and adjunct associate professor of public health, steps into the role of chair for the college's Department of Economics this August.

08/03 Chris Oakley Becomes Chair of the Department of History

Dr. Christopher Oakley, associate professor of history who has been with the East Carolina University faculty since 2005, steps into the role of chair for the college's Department of History this August.

07/01 Dr. Bob Edwards Becomes Chair of the Department of Sociology

Dr. Bob Edwards, professor of sociology who has been with ECU since 1995, has stepped into the role of chair for the college's Department of Sociology.

07/01 Dr. Andrew Morehead Becomes Chair of the Department of Chemistry

On July 1, Dr. Andrew Morehead, associate professor of chemistry and outgoing chair of the faculty, who has been with East Carolina University since 2003, will step into the role of chair for the college's Department of Chemistry

07/01 Dr. Randy Daniel Becomes Chair of the Department of Anthropology

Dr. Randy Daniel, professor of anthropology who has been with East Carolina University since 1996, is the next chair of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Department of Anthropology. Daniel has served as interim chair of the department since 2012.

06/19 Local Educators Attend Science Fair Workshop at ECU

East Carolina University and the Biogen Foundation sponsored a NC Science and Engineering Fair Workshop for 21 teachers from local counties on June 18. The daylong workshop, "Inspiring Innovation in Student Research," assisted teachers in learning how to mentor science and engineering fair students.

06/11 South Central High School Teachers Visit ECU Pharmaceutical Skills Lab

Teachers from South Central High School in Winterville visited ECU Tuesday, June 9, touring the Pharmaceutical Skills Laboratory housed in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Department of Chemistry.

06/04 Dr. Jeffrey S. Johnson Appointed New Director of ECU Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series

The Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences has announced the appointment of a new director of the Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series. Dr. Jeffrey S. Johnson, professor and former chair of the Department of English, will lead the acclaimed series, taking over for Dr. John Tucker, who guided the series since its inception in 2007.

05/20 Harriot College Announces Recipients of Inaugural Dean's Early Career Award

Two assistant professors at ECU are the first to receive the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Early Career Award, announced May 15 at a special reception. Dr. Marcelo Ardon-Sayao, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Matthew Whited, assistant professor of psychology, are this year's award recipients.

05/14 Economics Professor Receives Prestigious Powe Award

Congratulations to Dr. Yizhen Zhao, assistant professor of economics, who has received a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Zhao is one of 35 recipients of the award, from a total of 134 applicants.

05/01 Harriot College Students Recognized at Phi Beta Kappa Ceremony

On April 22, ECU's Division of Academic Affairs and the Eastern Carolina Alumni Association of Phi Beta Kappa recognized 29 students within the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

04/21 ECU Physics Professor Receives Prestigious Helms Award

Dr. Gregory Lapicki, professor of physics, was honored Friday, April 17, as the 2015 Helms Faculty Award recipient. The award was presented to him by the ECU chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.

04/14 World-Class Women

ECU anthropology professor Dr. Holly Mathews was honored with the Dr. Linda Allred Profiles in Leadership Award. The award is the highest honor given to one of 10 ECU Women of Distinction. Mathews and Dr. Mary Farwell, professor of biology, were two of this year's 10 Women of Distinction.

04/08 ECU Hosts Panel to Discuss Marriage Debates, Supreme Court Case

On April 28, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear legal arguments on the constitutionality of amendments in four states that limit marriage to heterosexual couples.

03/30 Eble Named President of Technical Writing Organization

Dr. Michelle F. Eble, associate professor in the Department of English, has been named President of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing.

03/24 Award-Winning Filmmaker Visits ECU

East Carolina University will welcome native North Carolinian Cynthia Hill back to campus at the end of March for screenings of both her new documentary and an episode of her award-winning PBS television show.

03/23 ECU Sociology Students, Faculty to Present at 78th Annual Meeting of Southern Sociological Society

Sociology students, alumni and faculty will present at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society in New Orleans, LA. This year's meeting theme is "Stalled Revolutions? Gender Inequality in the 21st Century."

03/12 Secrets of Fishes: ECU THCAS Distinguished Professorship Hosts Guest Lecturer

Dr. Karin E. Limburg, of the State University of New York, will discuss the secrets of fishes in a free, public discussion hosted by Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, Dr. Roger Rulifson.

03/11 ECU Contemporary Writers Series Hosts 3-Day Event Featuring Poetry of U.S. Veterans

East Carolina University's Contemporary Writers Series will host a three-day series of workshops for Veterans, current military and members of military families interested in expressing their experiences through fiction, non-fiction or visual art.

03/10 Final 2014-15 ECU Voyages Lecturer to Discuss Sex, Seduction in John Donne's Poetry

East Carolina University will soon welcome to campus Dr. Illona Bell who will deliver the Thomas Harriot Lecture in the 2014-15 Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series.

03/04 ECU Entities Join Forces, Present First DISSH Symposium

In its inaugural event, East Carolina University soon will host a symposium that will explore digital projects across disciplines and focus on collaborative research and education, hallmarks of a 21st century university.

02/18 Department of Chemistry to Receive $1.1 Million Award from Golden Leaf Foundation

Golden LEAF Foundation will award $1.1 million to support the creation of a Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Center of Excellence.

02/12 ECU Burroughs Wellcome Lecturer to Discuss Sexual Beauty in Nature and Science

East Carolina University's Department of Biology soon will host the Burroughs Wellcome Lecture, Dr. Michael J. Ryan, Clark Hubbs Regents Professor of Zoology at the University of Texas at Austin, and Research Associate at the Smithsonian.

02/10 ECU Voyages Lecturer to Discuss Life After Life, Near-Death Experiences

East Carolina University soon will welcome to campus Dr. Raymond Moody, emeritus professor of consciousness studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and former ECU assistant professor of philosophy.

01/28 Adaptive Evolution Topic for Distinguished Professorship Guest Lecturer at ECU

East Carolina University soon will host Dr. Matthew MacManes, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences at the University of New Hampshire.

11/13 ECU Hosts Film Screening, Culmination of Events Commemorating Fall of Berlin Wall

East Carolina University will culminate the series of events commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Wednesday, November 19.

11/11 Recent Grant Makes Collaborative Maritime Heritage Speaker Series Possible

With the assistance of a grant from the Outer Banks Community Foundation, January 2015 will see the commencement of a year-long maritime heritage-themed speaker series on the Outer Banks.

11/04 ECU Welcomes Civil Rights Leader as Voyages of Discovery Lecturer

East Carolina University soon will welcome to campus Julian Bond, civil rights activist and professor emeritus of the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia, who will deliver the...

10/29 Zipf Named President, Historical Society of North Carolina

East Carolina University’s Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences would like to congratulate Dr. Karin Zipf, associate...

10/28 ECU Hosts 2015 Great Decisions Program: Community Forum on International Affairs

Now in its twelfth year in Greenville, the popular Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions Program will be hosted...

10/02 Cousteau Discusses How All Life is Connected to the Oceans

On Wednesday evening, East Carolina University and a crowd of nearly 1,500 audience members welcomed Jean-Michel Cousteau to Greenville.

10/01 ECU Welcomes Author Jayne Anne Phillips

The East Carolina University Contemporary Writers Series, housed in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Department of English...

09/23 ECU Faculty, Students Engage Community through 1st Annual Art Event

Over the past year, East Carolina University faculty and students in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences and the...

09/17 ECU to Acquire Aquatic Robot for Coastal and Marine Research

Four researchers in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Department of Biology, Geological Sciences and Physics at East Carolina University have secured a Major Research Instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation.

09/10 Famous Underwater Explorer to Present Premier Voyages Lecture at ECU

East Carolina University soon will welcome to campus Jean-Michel Cousteau, renowned underwater explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer,..

09/09 ECU Biology Research Provides Major Advance in Evolutionary Biology

East Carolina University’s Dr. Kyle Summers, professor of biology, and biology doctoral student, Evan Twomey, recently published a research paper in Nature Communications.

09/04 ECU Sociology Students Assist Office of Student Retention Services with Research

Two East Carolina University sociology students worked jointly with the ECU Office of Student Retention Services and the Pirate Tutoring Center to complete internships during the 2013-14 academic year.

08/27 ECU English Chair Awarded $270,000 NEH Grant

Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, chair of the Department of English, is the recipient of a $270,000 grant...

08/26 New Dean Delivers Inaugural State of the College Address

Dr. William M. Downs, dean of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, delivered his first "State of the College Address"...

08/25 Dr. Margaret Bauer, Dr. Roger Rulifson Awarded 2014 Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professors

On Monday, August 25, East Carolina University’s Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences broke with tradition and inducted two members of its faculty into the ranks of distinguished professor...

08/14 ECU Announces 2014-15 Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series

Dr. William M. Downs, dean of East Carolina University’s Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, is pleased to announce the 2014-15 season of the Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series.

08/11 ECU’s Harriot College Appoints Leorri, Wieland to Associate Dean Positions

This summer, two associate deans within East Carolina University’s Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences have left ECU to pursue new professional roles.

07/22 ECU Uses Half Million NSF Grant to Award First 10 Chemistry Physics Scholarships

ECU’s Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences received a $620,884 grant from the National Science Foundation to support financial need based chemistry and physics scholarships...

07/11 Downs Joins East Carolina University as Dean of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. William M. Downs joined East Carolina University July 1, 2014, as the new Dean of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences...

07/10 Fraser Becomes New Chair of Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at ECU

Dr. Benjamin Fraser is ECU’s new chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures... ECU Anthropologist Charles Ewen Appears on" Diggers" Hosts of National Geographic show "Diggers" work with ECU Anthropologist Charles Ewen.

04/07 Biology Professor Awarded Grant to Purchase Ion Proton DNA Sequencer for ECU

Dr. Edmund Stellwag, director of the East Carolina University Genomics Core Facility and Biotechnology Education Program and associate professor of biology, has received a North Carolina Biotechnology Center grant...

04/09 ECU Professor Emeritus Presented with Collection of Essays Published in his Honor

A former professor from East Carolina University was presented recently with a book of Neo-Latin and humanities...

04/08 Ben Kalina, Director of ‘Shored Up,’ to Screen Coastal Development Film at ECU

East Carolina University soon will welcome film director Ben Kalina to campus for a public screening and panel discussion of “Shored Up...

03/3 ECU Center for Biodiversity to Host Symposium on Influence of Climate Change on Biodiversity

This March, East Carolina University will host a two-day symposium on how climate change is expected to affect biodiversity in the southeastern United States.

03/10 Commemorating 450th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Birth Final 2013-14 ECU Voyages Lecturer to Discuss Shakespeare in America

East Carolina University soon will welcome to campus Dr. James S. Shapiro, the Larry Miller Professor of English...

02/18 ECU’s Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Implements New Multidisciplinary Studies B.S.with Focus in Forensic Science

Have you ever watched an evening television show on crime scene investigation and thought that would be an interesting career?

02/10 ECU Hosts Guest Lecturer, Will Discuss Climate Change and Migration

East Carolina University soon will host Dr. Anthony Oliver-Smith, professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Florida, for a free, public discussion on climate change policy.

01/17 ECU Faculty, Student Research Informs Global Audience of Past, Future Sea-Level Rise

The likely increase in rate of sea-level rise over the next century – and it will most likely continue long after that...

01/13 ECU Welcomes Civil Rights Activist, Time Magazine’s ‘Top 200 Leaders,’ as Voyages of Discovery Lecturer

East Carolina University soon will welcome to campus Julian Bond, civil rights activist and professor emeritus of the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia...

01/8 ECU Hosts 2014 Great Decisions Program: Community Forum on International Affairs

East Carolina University soon will host the popular Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Program.

12/09 History Professor, Chair Engages Public in Weekly Civil War Podcast

For nearly 10 years, Dr. Gerald J. Prokopowicz, professor and chair of the Department of History at East Carolina University, has been engaging a worldwide audience through a weekly podcast...

12/05 ECU Alumni Participate in Discovery of Lost Japanese WWII Mega-Sub in Hawaii

Researchers in Hawaii, including two East Carolina University alumni, have found a large WWII-era Japanese submarine...

11/18 In Memoriam: Dr. Carl G. Adler, Jr., Former ECU Physics Professor and Department Chair

A former East Carolina University professor and chair of the Department of Physics, Dr. Carl G. Adler, Jr., 74, died Sunday...

10/22 ECU Jarvis Lecturer to Discuss American Civil Religion and Christianity

ECU soon will welcome to campus Dr. José Casanova; Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs at Georgetown University...

10/14 ECU Hosts Harvard University Biologist, Pioneer in Applying Genomic Analysis to Behavior

Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Biology soon will host a public lecture as part of the THCAS Advancement Council Distinguished Professorship in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

09/17 Goodall, Renowned British Primatologist to Present Premier Voyages Lecture at ECU

East Carolina University soon will welcome to campus Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

08/14 Harriot College Honors Dr. Alan R. White Upon His Retirement From ECU

East Carolina University faculty and staff attended a farewell reception yesterday in honor of Dr. Alan R. White.

06/26 Psychology Professor Receives Award for Paper on Personality, Mood, Health

This past week, an East Carolina University assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, Dr. Lisa Baranik, received the 2012 Best Paper Award from the Journal of Research in Personality.

06/19 Ecologist’s Wetlands Research Featured in Major Science Publications

In recent weeks, research conducted by an East Carolina University professor has appeared in two major science publications.

04/11 Southern Gerontological Society Honors ECU Sociology Professor

This past Sunday, April 7, the Southern Gerontological Society honored East Carolina University professor of sociology Dr. James "Jim" Mitchell...

04/08 Public History Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

East Carolina University is one of the UNC system's leaders in Public History...

04/03 Free Concert to Feature ECU Students Performing Traditional Kurdish Music

East Carolina University's Office of International Affairs and the ECU Language Academy will present a free concert, "East Meets West," at 8 p.m. April 20...

03/14 ECU Associate Professor of Sociology Receives $191,514 Gerontological Grant

East Carolina University Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Mamadi Corra has received a prestigious National Science Foundation grant...

03/06 Final Voyages Lecturer of 2012-13 Season to Discuss 300th Commemoration of Tuscarora War

East Carolina University soon will welcome Dr. Daniel K. Richter for the final presentation of the 2012-13 Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series.

03/04 North Carolina Sociology Association Honors Long-Time ECU Professor

The North Carolina Sociology Association recently honored a long-time professor from East Carolina University. Dr. Kenneth R. Wilson...

02/26 Biology Professor Researching Risk Factors Associated with Fourth Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

Every 40 seconds someone in the United States suffers a stroke, and nearly 40 percent of those survivors will suffer a recurrent stroke within five years.

02/20 ECU Jarvis Lecturer to Discuss Bible, Politics, Homosexuality

East Carolina University soon will welcome Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, who will give the Jarvis Lecture on Christianity and Culture in the 2012-13 Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series...

02/15 $2,000 Moldin Scholarship Applications Available for Chemistry, Biology Majors

Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences' Scholarship Selection Committee is accepting applications for the Moldin Scholarship, to be awarded for the 2013–14 academic year.

01/30 UNC Biology Chairpersons Gather at ECU to Discuss Educational Challenges

Biology department chairpersons from across the UNC System will gather together Friday, Feb. 1, on the East Carolina University campus...

01/13 ECU’s Whichard Professor to Give Public Lecture

Dr. Gary A. Stringer, scholar of English Renaissance Literature and visiting professor at East Carolina University, will give a free, public lecture at 7 p.m., Feb. 7, in room 1031 of the Bate Building.

12/08 ECU Hosts Ninth Year of International Affairs Forum

East Carolina University soon will host the popular Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Program.

12/07 Students Selected for Undergraduate Scholarship from the German

Academic Exchange Service

For the fourth year in a row, ECU's German program has had a student selected for an Undergraduate Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (www.daad.org).

12/05 Chemistry Department Hosts Successful 2012 ECU Homecoming Event

This fall, after a one-year hiatus, the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Department of Chemistry hosted a spectacular event for nearly 150 alumni, faculty, staff and students at East Carolina University's 2012 Homecoming.

11/27 ECU Professor Named Fellow of American Psychological Association

Dr. Heather Littleton, associate professor in the Department of Psychology at East Carolina University, recently was named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

11/15 ECU Researcher Leads Team of Scientists to Antarctica Studying

Freshwater Discharge to Southern Ocean

In an effort to better understand processes that provide the fuel for primary-production in the iron-limited waters offshore and down-current of the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP), the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs has awarded a 3-year, $530,000 grant to a research team led by East Carolina University's Dr. Reide Corbett.

11/15 First Woman to Pilot American Spacecraft Speaks at ECU

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10/15 ECU Celebrates Inauguration of Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Initiative

On Friday, Oct. 19, East Carolina University will celebrate the inauguration of the Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Initiative.

10/10 First McMahon Distinguished Professor Announced at ECU

East Carolina University's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is pleased to announce the first recipient of the Linda McMahon Distinguished Professorship in Foreign Languages in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences.

10/09 New Faculty Member Joins ECU Psychology Department

A new faculty member has joined East Carolina University's Department of Psychology, housed in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

10/05 National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute Awards 5-Year Grant to ECU Psychology Professor

Dr. Matthew Whited, a newly hired assistant professor in East Carolina University’s Department of Psychology, recently received a 5-year career development grant from The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study depression and cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attacks and strokes.

10/03 Leakey Shares Passions for History & Humanity

On the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 2, Dr. Louise Leakey, distinguished paleoanthropologist, conservationist and Explorer-in-Residence for the National Geographic Society, spoke on the campus of East Carolina University. Her keynote address, "Secrets in the Sand: Revelations into How We Became Human," brought a packed house to Wright Auditorium.

09/21 Dr. Jamie Kruse Awarded 2012 Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor

Last month, East Carolina University’s Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences inducted another member of its faculty into the ranks of distinguished professor, an honor bestowed at the beginning of the academic year when a qualifying individual is chosen for the award.

09/20 Expert on Evolutionary Genomics to Speak at ECU

Dr. Rasmus Nielsen, one of the world’s leading experts on evolutionary genomics and professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, will lead a free, public seminar at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 2, in room 209 of the Science and Technology Building on the campus of East Carolina University.

09/18 Renowned Paleoanthropologist Visits ECU for Voyages of Discovery Lecture

East Carolina University soon will welcome to campus Dr. Louise Leakey, renowned paleoanthropologist, conservationist and explorer-in-residence at National Geographic, who will deliver the Premier Lecture of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series.

08/28 In Memoriam John Fernandez Finch, Ph.D.

John Fernandez Finch, assistant professor of psychology, passed away this August 2012.

08/16 First African American Woman in Space to Speak at ECU Voyages of Discovery Lecture

East Carolina University soon will begin the 2012-13 season of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series.

08/15 Mulatu Wubneh Receives Fulbright Award

Mulatu Wubneh, Professor in the Planning Program, Department of Geography has been awarded 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research.

08/10 Local Branch of International Company Donates $10,000 to ECU Chemistry Department

On Thursday, Aug. 9, East Carolina University’s Department of Chemistry received a generous $10,000 gift from the local branch of an international chemical company.

08/07 East Carolina University Announces Full Accreditation of Clinical Health Psychology Program

The American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation has approved the full accreditation of East Carolina University’s clinical psychology program in health psychology for the next seven years.

08/06 ECU Announces 2012-13 Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series

Dr. Alan R. White, dean of East Carolina University’s Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, is pleased to announce the 2012-13 season of the Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series

08/02 Pirate C.A.V.E. Enhances Learning for ECU College Algebra Students

This fall, East Carolina University students taking college algebra will notice a change in curriculum modeled largely after a program based at Louisiana State University.

06/28 ECU Doctoral Student Awarded Competitive, National Scholarship

A prestigious, national scholarship recently was awarded to an East Carolina University student in the clinical health psychology doctoral program. Jessica Ford, a native of Goldsboro, N.C., is the recipient of the 2012 Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship given by the National Defense Education Program and the American Society for Engineering Education.

06/21 ECU Research Team Studies Rare Bird on Mackay Island

Researchers are hoping to get a rare peek this summer at an elusive bird hiding in the marshes of Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge.

04/24 ECU Social Scientist Honored by National Associations for Immigration Book

East Carolina University professor of sociology, Dr. Lee Maril, recently was honored by two national associations for his research on immigration presented in his 2011 book, “The Fence: National Security, Public Safety, and Illegal Immigration Along the U.S.–Mexico Border.”

04/04 Guest Lecturer to Discuss African American Freedom Fighters During, Civil War, Civil Rights Movement

Dr. Frank Smith Jr., founding director of the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation in Washington, D.C., will give a free, public lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, in room 209 of the Science and Technology Building at East Carolina University.

04/03 Harriot College Welcomes New Grants Administrator

East Carolina University’s Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences welcomed a new grants administrator to the college’s professional staff last Wednesday, March 28. Ms. Gina Betcher joins ECU from Western Michigan University, where she most recently served as research and program officer in the Office of the Vice President for Research.

03/27 ECU Hosts North Carolina Folklore Society's 99th Annual Meeting

This weekend, East Carolina University will host the 99th Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Folklore Society.

03/21 Retired NASA Space Radiation Scientist to Speak at ECU Campus.

East Carolina University will host a special, guest lecturer this Friday. Retired NASA Space Radiation Programs scientist Dr. Walter Schimmerling will discuss “The Space Radiation Challenge,” at 3:15 p.m. in the Science and Technology Building, room SC 207.

03/12 ECU Faculty, Students Reveal Impacts from 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in Recently Published Paper

Since the explosion on the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, scientists have been working to understand the impact that this disaster has had on the environment.

03/06 ECU Institute for Coastal Science and Policy Hosts Regional Ocean Sciences Academic Bowl

East Carolina University’s Institute for Coastal Science and Policy and the Division of Continuing Studies had the honor of hosting the 2012 Blue Heron Bowl on March 3, which is the regional competition for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl.

02/28 Duke Divinity School Professor to Lecture on Religion, Post-Racial Condition

East Carolina University soon will welcome Dr. J. Kameron Carter, associate professor of theology and black church studies at Duke University, for the final presentation in the 2011-12 Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series sponsored by the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences.

02/17 Biology Professor Selected as Sloan Research Fellow

An East Carolina University faculty member was honored this week with a Sloan Research Fellowship and $50,000 to further his research in ocean sciences.

02/01 ECU Foreign Languages Professor Hosts Events to Remind Community of Importance of Languages

Our world is a diverse place consisting of many distinctive communities, cultures and languages.

01/27 ECU Anthropology Professor Teaches Diversity Through Music

This spring, an East Carolina University anthropology professor, Dr. Luci Fernandes, is using music to help teach diversity in her undergraduate Global Understanding classes.

01/26 ECU Professor Collaborates on Research to Predict Sea-Level Rise, Flooding from Hurricanes

In an effort to better understand sea-level rise and flooding from hurricanes along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded a 3-year, $1.5 million grant to a research team led by the University of Pennsylvania, including East Carolina University’s Dr. Reide Corbett.

01/18 ECU Hosts First of Four Conferences to Examine North Carolina’s Distinctive History

East Carolina University and the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences will host the first of four conferences slated to examine North Carolina’s distinctive history in an effort to develop a new narrative of the state.

01/18 North Carolinian Professor, Author, Musician to Give Thomas Harriot Lecture ECU Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series

East Carolina University soon will welcome to campus guest lecturer Bland Simpson, North Carolina native and Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

01/06 ECU Community Hosts Community Forum on International Affairs

For its eighth consecutive year, East Carolina University will host the popular Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions Program.