Art, design, chairs on display

The Joyner Library 4th Annual ECU Faculty Art & Design Exhibition is on display through May 7 in the second floor exhibit gallery in the library. An opening reception will be held at  5 p.m. March 17. To attend the reception, send RSVP by March 14 to joynerRSVP@ecu.edu.

In addition, through March 30, Joyner Library will host an exhibit featuring 29 chairs from the 18th and 19th centuries in the Veryona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection. The exhibit is entitled “Have a Seat: Early Turned Chairs of the Tar and Roanoke River Basins.”

 

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Digital exhibit earns award

In an image from the Seeds of Change exhibit, an East Carolina College instructor shuffles through cards as students type during a typing contest in March 1962. (Contributed photo)

Joyner Library received the 2010 Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services for production of the online digital exhibit, “Seeds of Change: The Daily Reflector Image Collection.”

The $3,000 award is presented for development of imaginative and unique resources to meet patrons’ reference needs.

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Digital exhibit earns award

In an image from the Seeds of Change exhibit, an East Carolina College instructor shuffles through cards as students type during a typing contest in March 1962. (Contributed photo)

Joyner Library received the 2010 Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services for production of the online digital exhibit, “Seeds of Change: The Daily Reflector Image Collection.”

The $3,000 award is presented for development of imaginative and unique resources to meet patrons’ reference needs. Seeds of Change includes more than 7,500 digitized images, multimedia files and documents that illustrate trends and development in eastern North Carolina between 1949 and 1967. The images came from photographic negatives used in the Greenville newspaper, The Daily Reflector. Provided in the exhibit is a history of Pitt County and Greenville during this timeframe, as written by ECU history professor Christopher Oakley.

Exhibit development was supported in part through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The exhibit is available at http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/reflector/.

This collection is part of Joyner Library Digital Collections, available at http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/.

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Grant aids study of prostate cancer protein

With the help of a grant of more than $400,000, Dr. Maria Ruiz-Echevarria is looking at ways a protein could help the prognosis, treatment and/or, detection of prostate cancer.  Ruiz-Echevarria, a scientist and assistant professor of hematology/oncology, received the three-year, $423,803 grant from the National Institutes of Health in December. The funds will help her and her team determine the role of the TMEFF2 protein in prostate-specific tumor development. TMEFF2 is a protein involved in prostate cancer.

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Service honored with Hall of Fame induction

Dr. Sylvia Brown, dean of the ECU College of Nursing, speaks during the Hall of Fame celebration Feb. 25. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

Significant contributors to nursing education, administration, research and practice were honored Friday as 40 nurses were inducted to the inaugural Hall of Fame in the East Carolina University College of Nursing.

More than $40,000 raised through the creation of the Hall of Fame will support a new fund to provide merit-based scholarships for nursing students.

“Our legacy of excellence will continue with the scholarships,” said Dr. Sylvia Brown, dean of the College of Nursing. 

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View a slideshow from the ceremony at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/news/poe/Nursing-Hall-of-Fame-Slides.cfm.

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