Monthly Archives: November 2015

New ECU Scholarships Application

ECU has a great new tool for finding scholarships and applying for them. http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/universityscholarships/scholarships.cfm   Filling out the “General Scholarship Application” allows you to fill out only ONE application, then the software will alert you when there is an “auto-match” with an existing scholarship.   You can also search for special scholarship by your discipline or through key words, like

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Visit http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program/About-the-Program to learn more   The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. International experience is critically important

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Global Health Corps Fellowship

To learn more and to apply visit: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply Global Health Corps is a community of leaders united by the belief that health is a  human right. Our fellows are highly effective and empathetic systems thinkers with diverse backgrounds, expertise and stories.   During a yearlong paid fellowship, GHC fellows work in a range of critical roles within partner organizations on

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Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program

Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2016 Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship at paynefellows.org.   About the Payne Fellowship Program: The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want

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Contemporary Legend and the Intersection of Health and Legends

Faculty Information Faculty Name: Andrea Kitta Department: English Contact Information: Kittaa@ecu.edu, 2123 Bate   Research / Project Description Highlights of Research: Editing and working with the international journal Contemporary Legend, assisting me with my own research on the intersection of health and legends, especially in the areas of vaccination.   Qualifications Requirements: Working with the journal in an ongoing capacity,

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Rewriting Theatre in the Hispanic Caribbean

Faculty Information Faculty Name: Katherine Ford Department: Foreign Languages and Literatures (Hispanic Studies) Contact Information: fordk@ecu.edu, Bate 3323, 328-6523   Research Description Highlights of Research: I am in the final stages of completing a book project (abstract below). I would be happy to work with a student researcher on this project, asking him/her to help me find and synthesize research

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Buddhist Holy Land in India and Nepal

Faculty Information Faculty Name: Derek Maher Department: Religious Studies Contact Information: maherd@ecu.edu; 328-5332   Research Description Highlights of Research:  I am at the beginning stages of a 5-7 year research project that will document the Buddhist Holy Land in India and Nepal. I will collaborate with Honors students and others with disciplinary expertise in relevant areas to do field research.

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Exercise Effects on Cardiovascular and Diabetes Risk Factors

Faculty Information Faculty Name: Damon Swift Department: Kinesiology Contact Information: swiftd@ecu.edu, FITT 107 (building 189)   Research Description Highlights of Research: Our laboratory investigates the effects of exercise training on cardiovascular and diabetes risk factors. We currently have an ongoing American Heart Association funded trial evaluating the combined effects of supervised exercise training in a lab-based setting and increasing physical

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Mechanisms Underlying Dedifferentiation and Tumorigenesis

Faculty Information Faculty Name: Myon-Hee Lee Department: Medicine Contact Information: leemy@ecu.edu; 252-744-3134   Research Description Highlights of Research:  Dedifferentiation is the reverse developmental process in which differentiated cells with specialized functions revert to a more undifferentiated and multipotent cells. This process is important for replacing a lost stem cell population and has been implicated in the formation of tumor-initiating cells

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Catalytic Reaction Mechanisms Through Quantum Mechanical Models and Supercomputing

Faculty Information Faculty Name: Andrew Sargent Department: Chemistry Contact Information: sargenta@ecu.edu SciTec 501   Research Description Highlights of Research: We use computational quantum mechanical models and supercomputing hardware to investigate the reaction mechanisms of catalytic chemical reactions.     Qualifications Requirements: Solid typing skills Well organized Class or level of student sought: Sophomore or Junior Needed skills: Computer savvy Not

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