ECU history professor featured in London exhibition

Research by ECU professor Timothy Jenks about the River Thames in London, shown above in 1753, appeared in a National Maritime Museum exhibit in London. (Photo from public domain, an image of National Maritime Museum painting by Canaletto (1697–1768))

A chapter written by ECU history professor Timothy Jenks, “Lord Nelson’s Procession by Water: The River Thames and late-Georgian Naval Spectacle,” was included in the exhibition, “The Royal River: Power, Pageantry and the Thames” at the National Maritime Museum in London, England.

Jenks attended the April 25 opening ceremony, where the exhibit was officially opened by the Queen of England. The exhibit was curated by Tudor historian Dr. David Starkey. (Read more about Starkey at

According to his faculty web site at, Jenks is a historian of eighteen-century Britain, specializing in the study of political culture and national identity. He has conducted research at the National Maritime Museum and previously contributed to their exhibitions and catalogues. His most recent book, “Naval Engagements: Patriotism, Cultural Politics and the Royal Navy, 1793-1815), published by Oxford University Press,  examined the role of naval images in British political culture.

Prior to coming to ECU in 2002, Jenks taught at the University of Toronto, York University and the University of California at Berkeley.

Additional information about the exhibition is available at  and The exhibition catalogue (where the Jenks article appears) is available at


Joyner Library faculty report publications

Joyner Library faculty have reported recent publications, as follows:

Matt Reynolds, digital collections librarian, and Dale Sauter, manuscript curator, collaborated with former staff member Gypse Legge on a chapter in a new book, “Past or Portal – Enhancing Undergraduate Learning through Special Collections and Archives,” published by the Association of College and Research Library. For more details, visit

Reynolds also published “Lay of the Land: The State of Bibliographic Instruction Efforst in ARL Special Collections Libraries,” in RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 13 (Spring, 2012): 13-26.


ECU physician named among top sleep doctors in U.S.


Dr. Ronald Perkin was named one of the top physicians in the country for treating sleep disorders.

Perkin is chair of the Department of Pediatrics and co-director of the Vidant Children’s Hospital.

He was named in Sleep Review magazine’s annual listing of the nation’s top sleep doctors and facilities. The issue was published this month and is available online at

The United States has approximately 2,000 accredited sleep centers, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.


Pat Long speaks before Congressional Subcommittee

Pat Long

East Carolina University’s director of the Center for Sustainable Tourism, Pat Long, spoke before a Congressional Subcommittee this week on the topic, “Where the Jobs Are – Promoting Tourism to America.”

Long spoke on rural tourism and sustainability in the tourism ecomony before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, Committee on Energy and Commerce in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman G.K. Butterfield is the ranking member of that committee.

Long’s testimony can be viewed beginning at frame 1:34 on the video below.

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Student Activities Board announces summer film series

The ECU Student Activities Board has posted its free summer movie schedule, as seen above.

Movies include “The Vow,” at 7 p.m. May 14 and 16; Wanderlust” at 7 p.m. May 21 and 23; and Safe House, May 30 at 7 p.m., all at 244 Mendenhall. Also in May, Aqua Theatre will feature movies, free popcorn and drinks with a 9 p.m. showings of “Safe House” May 29 at the Student Recreation Center outdoor pool.

In June, “The Lorax” will be shown on 7 p.m. June 4 and 6; “Project X” in Hendrix Theatre at 9:30 p.m. June 11 and 13; “21 Jump Street,” in Hendrix Theatre at 9:30 p.m. June 18 and 20; and “The Cabin in the Woods,” in Hendrix Theatre at 9:30 pm. June 25 and June 27. Also in June, Aqua Theatre will feature movies by the pool with free drinks, popcorn and a 9 p.m. showing of “Project X,” at the Student Recreation Center outdoor pool.

On July 2, 9 and 11, “American Reunion” will be shown in Hendrix Theatre.

For additional information, e-mail or call (252) 737-1808.