Lecture to celebrate ECU diversity

Harvard professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. will speak on “African-American Lives: Genetics, Genealogy and Black History” at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in Wright Auditorium.

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The lecture celebrates 50 years of diversity at ECU. It is the third in the 2011-2012 Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series presented by the ECU Harriot College of Arts and Sciences.

Gates is the Alphonse Fletcher University professor and director of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in English literature from Clare College and the University of Cambridge and his B.A. summa cum laude in history from Yale University.

Gates’ awards and honors include selection to Time magazine’s 25 Most Influential Americans list, a MacArthur Foundation genius grant, a National Humanities Medal, election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters and 44 honorary degrees.

In 2006, he was inducted into the Sons of the American Revolution, after he traced his lineage back to John Redman, a free Negro who fought in the Revolutionary War.

He serves on the boards of the New York Public Library, the Whitney Museum, Lincoln Center, the Aspen Institute, the Brookings Institution, the Studio Museum of Harlem, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

Co-sponsors of the event include the 2011-2012 Voyages of Discovery Lectures Series; Office of Equity, Diversity, and Community Relations; Office of Student Affairs; Student Activities Board-Initiatives; Division of Research and Graduate Studies; and J.Y. Joyner Library.

Faculty, staff, and students may request one free ticket with a valid ECU ID by calling the ECU Central Ticket Office at 252-328-4788. 

For additional information, visit www.ecu.edu/voyages.

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USAF general and ECU alumnus to speak at ECU

East Carolina University alumnus and U.S. Air Force General Gary L. North will speak at ECU at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in Wright Auditorium.

The free, public event is part of the College of Business Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series.

Gen. North

Gen. North is commander of Pacific Air Forces, responsible for Air Force activities spread over half the globe. His command supports 45,000 USAF troops in Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Korea and Japan. North also serves as air component commander for U.S. Pacific Command and executive director for Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

North completed ECU’s ROTC program as a distinguished graduate and, in 1976, was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He has completed four long and four short overseas tours and held numerous operational, command and staff positions.

He is a command pilot with more than 4,600 flying hours, primarily in the F-4, F-15 and F-16. He flew 83 combat missions in Operations Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

The Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series brings distinguished leaders to Greenville to present on topics that highlight leadership, professional development, ethics and the role of business in modern society.

The series was made possible through a gift from alumni Steve and Ellen Cunanan of Richboro, Pa. Matching funds are also provided by the Johnson & Johnson Foundation.

For more information, contact Jennifer Brezina with the ECU College of Business at brezinaj@ecu.edu.

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In Memoriam

Dr. Sudesh Kataria, retired faculty from the Brody School of Medicine, died Oct.16.

She was the wife of Dr. Yash Kataria, also a retired medical faculty member. The funeral was scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary’s St., Raleigh.

Donations can be made at www.nciap.org to the Sudesh Kataria Memorial Trust Fund, which supports the North Carolina Indian American Physicians Charitable Medical Clinic for North Carolina.

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ECU graduate student awarded for educational video


ECU graduate student Ken Hubbard won a first place award for his educational video posted above.

 

An East Carolina University graduate student won a first place award for his educational video, “Matchstick Rockets,” which demonstrates laws of physics through creation of miniature rockets using household matches.

Ken Hubbard won the Immersive Learning Awards competition, an international competition sponsored by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.

Immersive learning refers to an environment in which students learn while completely absorbed in the educational material presented to them. The winning products in the competition meet learning objectives while incorporating technology and interactivity to engage students in the learning process.

The competition was open to graduate students, faculty, corporate trainers and K-12 teachers. Quality of submitted multimedia presentations as well as effectiveness in demonstrating learning outcomes were considered in determining the winner.

Hubbard is pursuing a master of arts in education in instructional technology at ECU. He completed the video as part of an assignment in a summer course, web teaching design and development.

For additional information, contact Dr. Abbie Brown, associate professor in ECU’s College of Education, at BROWNAB@ecu.edu.

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