School of Medicine ranked among top medical schools

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University ranks among the top medical schools in the country that emphasize primary care, according to the annual listing of the top graduate schools by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

ECU is 10th overall among primary care schools this year. In the rural medicine subcategory, the school ranks seventh. ECU also sent the seventh-highest percentage of its graduates, 54.3 percent, into primary care residencies between 2008 and 2010. U.S. News defines primary care as family medicine, pediatrics and internal medicine.

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Tibetan Monks

Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery visited the East Carolina University campus March 14 – 18 as part of a tour to raise awareness of Tibetan civilization and contribute to world peace through sacred art. View a slideshow taken on the first day of their visit.

The Mystical Arts of Tibet tour features a mandala sand painting celebration, in which the monks lay millions of grains of sand to create a mandala. Sacred music and dance, lectures and community participation in the sand art are included in the week’s activities. In a closing ceremony March 18, the mandala sand will be dispersed into the Tar River as a sacred blessing. For more information about the Mystical Arts of Tibet tour, visit (Photos by Cliff Hollis)


Staff Senate nominations open

East Carolina University staff members who wish to join the Staff Senate are encouraged to submit nominations by March 25, using the ASK survey system in OneStop. Staff members may nominate themselves or another employee who is eligible to become a staff senator.

Membership is open to full-time SPA employees, CSS employees, and non-teaching EPA employees with permanent status. The SPA, CSS, and non-teaching EPA employees within each division elect senators for their respective divisions to two-year terms. Each division elects one senator for every 100 SPA, CSS, and non-teaching EPA employees within the division. Prospective senators must have direct supervisor approval for participation in the Staff Senate before the nomination form is submitted. Human Resources will certify each nominee’s eligibility.

Elections will be held April 4 through April 25.

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