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25855
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Project HEART, High Expectations for At-Risk Teens, is in its 10th year placing tutors in schools and programs throughout eastern North Carolina. Students at East Carolina University participate in this AmeriCorps program, the only one of its kind in the state, to help at-risk youth excel in education in hopes they will bring back their knowledge and skills to their home communities.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Fall 2011, p14-15, il Periodical Website
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25853
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In April, the first STEM Conference, held at East Carolina University, brought girls from 11 Pitt County middle schools to encourage their pursuit of science and math in high school and college.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Fall 2011, p8 Periodical Website
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25858
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Robert Ebendorf, a distinguished professor of art at East Carolina University, has been given North Carolina’s highest honor, the North Carolina Award, in recognition of his world-renowned art and jewelry pieces made from gold, silver, bronze, and other unusual materials.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Fall 2011, p25 Periodical Website
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25856
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Being mostly rural with high rates of poverty, eastern North Carolina faces a high mortality rate compared with the rest of the state. Dr. Hope Landrine, the new director of the East Carolina University Center for Heath Disparities Research, is hoping to find ways to reduce these disparities.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Fall 2011, p16-17 Periodical Website
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25854
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Researchers in East Carolina University’s Institute for Coastal Science and Policy are examining the effects of the BP Deep Horizon oil spill on the ocean food chain, and if how the spill may be affecting North Carolina waters.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Fall 2011, p10-13 Periodical Website
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25857
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East Carolina University researchers are aiming to examine and treat combat military service personnel through Operation Re-Entry North Carolina. This federally funded program includes researchers across campus in areas such as speech and hearing, psychophysiology, biofeedback, and family relations.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Fall 2011, p20-23, il Periodical Website
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25849
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The US Department of Education has awarded East Carolina University’s College of Education a Teacher Quality Partnership Grant to undertake a five year study of how teacher preparation can be retooled to improve student achievement. With the help of Pitt and Greene County Schools, the grant will help produce and prepare highly qualified teachers to better serve their students, especially in high-poverty and rural areas such as eastern North Carolina.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Summer 2010, p12-15 Periodical Website
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25851
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The East Carolina University and NC Cooperative Extension Service have created the Essential Life Skills for Military Families program. The interactive program aids citizen-soldier couples and families meet the challenges experienced when reservists deploy for active duty. Researchers in the ECU College of Human Ecology help military families improve skills in parenting, problem solving, resource management, and communication.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Summer 2010, p20-23, il Periodical Website
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25848
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Dr. Michael Wheeler, associate professor of nutrition and dietetics in the East Carolina University College of Human Ecology, is on the cutting edge of answering questions about the 12th largest cause of death in the United States: chronic liver disease. His research has led him to the potential benefits of a North Carolina staple in winemaking—the muscadine grape.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Summer 2010, p8-11 Periodical Website
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25852
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Ken Wyatt, associate professor in East Carolina University’s program in art, film, and media production, is meeting the neighbors of serial bomber Eric Rudolph, who spent time in Murphy, North Carolina. The result, a documentary entitled ‘Pray for Eric,’ explores the area residents’ feelings on the area.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Summer 2010, p27 Periodical Website
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25847
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East Carolina University has become the first university in the United States to provide a Masters degree in sustainable tourism. Beginning this fall, ECU offers an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable tourism, focusing on both science and business.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Summer 2010, p3 Periodical Website
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25850
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Dr. Martha Engelke, the first distinguished professor in East Carolina University’s College of Nursing, has led the way in promoting the need for nurses in school settings, as more and more children deal with chronic illnesses.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Summer 2010, p16-19, il Periodical Website
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25842
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East Carolina University will house the Chapel Hill-based Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) database designed to store information about the region’s coastal areas. The project provides research about human systems and physical processes through collaboration and high performance computing and visualization.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Spring 2007, p6 Periodical Website
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25843
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Since arriving at East Carolina University, Dr. Jamie Kruse, professor of economics and director of the Thomas Harriot Center for Natural Hazards Research and the RENCI@ECU Center for Coastal Systems Informatics and Modeling, has built an interdisciplinary program on natural hazards research, and shown students how to approximate and model the uncertainty of disasters.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Spring 2007, p8-11, il Periodical Website
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25845
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After Hurricane Floyd, the small town of Princeville, North Carolina decided to rebuild what had been lost, and keep the oldest African American town in the United States alive. To help with telling the story of Princeville, East Carolina graduate Dazzala Knight and ECU assistant professor of art, Dr. Mark Malley, have enlisted other local artists to produce a large mural depicting the founding and evolution of Princeville.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Spring 2007, p16-21, il Periodical Website