Posts tagged “Duke”
In graduation speeches at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill respectively, Melinda Gates and Steve Case point to technology as a tool to build a better world. Will the graduates listen?
David Murdock, the founder of the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, is announcing another donation today to what Oprah Winfrey has described as his "gift to humanity." Will the endowment he is making secure the NCRC's future as a true hub for health research?
David Murdock, the billionaire owner of Dole Food and founder of the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, will announce another gift to the campus on Wednesday. Murdock has already invested more than $700 million of his own fortune in the project.
The Startup Blog: These days, the Triangle's three major universities all have large and robust programs that cater to today's student entrepreneur. This is the result of years of change internally, the fruits of which are now being exposed to the general public.
The Startup Blog: Chill-N, a nitrogen ice cream startup from the University of Miami , takes top honors at Startup Madness 2013, which as an event is its own sprouting success story.
Top financial executives at U.S. companies are showing more economic optimism as they expect to spend more, increase hiring and plan for acquisitions in the next year.
Software-defined networking is changing the way communications networks are being managed, maintained, and secured. It is giving network administrators more control over traffic flow than ever before, and it's just in its infancy.
The Triangle J Council of Governments in association with a consortium called the NC Next Generation Networks on Friday issued a request for proposal document that seeks private sector service providers who are interested in building a "next generation" communications network across the Triangle as well as Winston-Salem.
A consortium of universities and municipalities representing the Triangle and Winston-Salem will publish a request for proposals on Friday that could lead to a project similar to Google Fiber to North Carolina. Blair Levin, a former FCC chief of staff, and the national organization he leads is supporting the effort.
Triangle-based Aurora Funds is among the participants in the latest round of funding for Regado, which is developing DNA-based blood treatments.
Dispatches from the Valley: Former Triangle tech entrepreneur and now Duke professor Vivek Wadhwa says the future doesn't belong to China, offers advice to startups, and says immigration debate has been reduced to "ugly politics."
Opinion: Until recently, I was optimistic that our President and the Democratic Party would do what they were promising and fix the immigration problem. At best, we will get another badly needed, but flawed and unpopular bill like Obamacare.
UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke and Wake Forest are teaming up with several other universities to offer online undergraduate courses for credit and that can be taken at a member university where a student isn't enrolled.
Eric Toone, a Duke professor and entrepreneur, is taking over as the new leader of the university's Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. Toone replaces Kimberly Jenkins, who left earlier this year.