Edwards to direct master of science in sustainable tourism

East Carolina University sociology professor Dr. Bob Edwards will assume the position of graduate director for the master of science in sustainable tourism. He will also serve as director for academic programs. Edwards will transition into the role held by Dr. Joseph Fridgen, who plans to retire at the end of the academic year.

Dr. Bob Edwards

Edwards spent 10 years in government and non-profit work before arriving at ECU. He was a community organized for an African America community action agency in Arlington, Va., a conflict mediator for tenants and landlords, and a program administrator in Arlington’s Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development. He served the Montgomery County Public Schools as institutional researcher and policy analyst.

Edwards has published five edited volumes and over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.  His work has appeared in some of his discipline’s leading journals including the American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, Social Problems and Social Forces.

He has been an active mentor of student research and received ECU’s Graduate Scholar Award in 2009. He was awarded a faculty-in-residence fellowship from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2006 and a summer-scholar-in-residence fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University in 2000. Edwards holds a Ph.D. in sociology from The Catholic University of America (1995).

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ECU plans events tied to ‘Picking Cotton,’ Pirate Read

N.C. Center on Actual Innocence focus of Tuesday presentation

Ronald Cotton and Jennifer Thompson-Cannino (Contributed photo)

Christine Mumma, executive director of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, and former Supreme Court Justice I. Beverly Lake Jr. will visit the East Carolina University campus Tuesday night as part of Pirate Read’s special events.

Mumma and Lake will present “Working Towards Correcting and Preventing Wrongful Convictions” at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in Room C307 of the ECU Science and Technology Building.

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East Carolina University welcomes O.A.R. for 2011 Homecoming concert

East Carolina University will host the platinum-selling group O.A.R. Oct. 27 at Williams Arena, Minges Coliseum. The 4th annual Homecoming Concert will begin at 7 p.m.; doors to Williams Arena will open at 5:30 p.m.

The O.A.R. fall tour will feature fan favorites including the smash hits “Shattered,” “This Town,” “Love and Memories,” and “That Was a Crazy Game of Poker” as well as music from the new album including King’s first single, “Heaven.” The concert will also feature Company of Thieves and Matt Corey.

Tickets priced at $18 for ECU students and $33 for non-ECU students may be purchased through ECU Central Ticket Office at Mendenhall Student Center or at www.ecuarts.com.

Concert entrance rules include the following: no one under 16 admitted without adult, no backpacks, bags and purses must be smaller than 10” X 10”, bags are subject to search.

The concert is sponsored by the ECU Student Activities Board. For additional information, contact Emily McLamb at (252) 737-2003 or visit www.ecu.edu/sab.

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Russian education leaders at ECU to learn about global understanding program

East Carolina University will host 11 education leaders from Ural State University in Russia Sept. 23.

The Russian guests and two interpreters will learn about ECU’s Global Understanding Program and discuss how East Carolina has become the state’s leader in distance education. The visitors will also learn about possible international linkages such as the Global Academic Initiatives at ECU.

East Carolina began its Global Academic Initiatives several years ago with a global understanding course that offers an opportunity to study abroad with students from other countries without ever leaving ECU’s campus.

The global initiatives, which also includes global lectures and research opportunities, has grown to more than 30 universities and 23 countries around the globe, including Lomonosov Moscow State, Maritime State University and Tomsk State Pedagogical University in Russia.

For more information, contact Dr. Austin Bunch, ECU Senior Associate Provost at (252) 328-0607.

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