Jules Norwood Archives

Etching of Black Beard the pirate
Jan 16, 2019
  • Jules Norwood

A history of piracy

In June 1718, Blackbeard grounded his flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge — perhaps deliberately — near what is now Beaufort Inlet. Five months later, British Navy Lt. Robert Maynard tracked...

Man riding a lime bike.
Jan 03, 2019
  • Jules Norwood

ECU adopts five-year plan for a greener campus

With a flourish of his (digital) pen, East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil Staton has signaled his approval of the newly developed ECU Sustainability Plan, which outlines five-year goals in the...

Trevon Brown playing football
Sep 18, 2018
  • Jules Norwood

Grabbing Opportunity

Trevon Brown Year: Senior Major: University studies Hometown: Wilmington Position: Wide receiver Trevon Brown could have folded. He could have become a statistic, another kid from a tough neighborhood who...

Kym Gowdy is studying the effect of pollution on the immune system with help from $2.5 million from the National Institutes of Health.
Sep 12, 2018
  • Jules Norwood

Project examines link between pollution, respiratory problems

Ground-level air pollution can cause a variety of health problems, and Kym Gowdy is taking a closer look at how and why. Her work, funded by a five-year, $2.5 million...

ECU geology professors J.P. Walsh, left, and Reide Corbett work with an instrument in a lab at the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute. In August, Corbett was named dean of integrated coastal programs and director of the CSI.
Sep 11, 2018
  • Jules Norwood

Corbett named Coastal Studies Institute director

Reide Corbett is the new dean of integrated coastal programs and director of the Coastal Studies Institute. Corbett, a professor in the geology department and a faculty member since 2000,...

ECU professor Ernie Marshburn has developed a new approach to boating safety using an app on boaters’ phones.
Sep 11, 2018
  • Jules Norwood

Boating safety focus of ECU-designed app

A new smartphone app called SOBOS — Self reported On-water Boat Operator Survey — is aimed at changing the face of boating safety by putting data collection in the hands...

May 17, 2018
  • Jules Norwood

New Foundations

The seventh floor of Greene Hall was home to eight students in the 1970s who have remained friends for more than 40 years. “We met in 1975, in a very...

May 15, 2018
  • Jules Norwood

Nematode valued for research

A tiny worm commonly found in compost has become a useful subject for research and forms the basis for several projects across ECU that have received federal funding. “Caenorhabditis elegans...

May 14, 2018
  • Jules Norwood

I-Corps puts innovation in the crosshairs

More than two dozen ECU students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Greenville community, have begun an entrepreneurship boot camp called I-Corps to help hone their business...

May 14, 2018
  • Crystal Baity
  • Jules Norwood

McMahon ’69 speaks at spring commencement

Fireworks flew and tassels turned May 4 in Dowdy- Ficklen Stadium as 5,479 students graduated from East Carolina University. At ECU’s 109th spring commencement ceremony, fireworks capped off a new...