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ECU launches international online educational doctorate Educators around the world face many of the same difficulties when pursuing advanced degrees, like completing their research and dissertation while working, but East Carolina University now provides a unique solution.  Earlier this year, the ECU College of Education launched a new program – the only one of its …

Steve McKeand: A Rare Breed

Board of Governors selects forestry professor leading innovative tree-breeding program for top service award. Steve McKeand gets funny looks when he tells people what he does for a living. “They have one of two reactions: stunned silence, or a giggle,” he says. High Resolution Download High Resolution Download It’s not easy being a tree breeder, …

Steering Students to Success

Jeff Joines pulls a toy car out of a cardboard box on his desk and sets it on a table in his office. On a piece of paper he traces a floor plan for a single-car garage and pushes it across the table at me. “See how many times you can roll the car into …

Sancar Accepts O. Max Gardner Award

“I marvel at your success,” said UNC President Margaret Spellings when introducing 2015 Nobel Laureate Aziz Sancar at the July 29 Board of Governor’s meeting. Sancar was there to receive the O. Max Gardner Award, the oldest and most prestigious statewide honor given to a faculty member who has “made the greatest contribution to the …

CBE Summit 2016 Allows Faculty and Experts to Discuss Best Practices for Competency-Based Education

Faculty and staff from across the UNC system put their heads together to learn about competency-based education models from around the country. Nearly 30 national experts covering a broad range of topics highlighted the 2016 Competency-Based Education Summit held at the University of North Carolina’s Center for School Leadership Development. Teams from UNC’s 17 campuses, …

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David Shapiro Receives UNC System’s Highest Faculty Honor in Recognition of his Work to Improve the Lives of Those who Stutter

Growing up in Peekskill, New York, David Shapiro often could be found with his favorite companion, his pet dog Buddy, who seemed undeterred by that young boy’s often debilitating stutter. Like other people with the fluency disorder, the boy spoke without hesitation when talking with his pet or when alone. Today, as an acclaimed speech-language …

East Carolina, Winston-Salem State Faculty receive Holshouser Award for Excellence in Public Service

Chapel Hill, NC –Carmen Russoniello, founding director of East Carolina University’s Center for Applied Psychophysiology, and Sylvia A. Flack, executive director of Winston-Salem State University’s Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities, are the 2015 winners of the James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service, given by the Board of …

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