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Posts tagged “UNC-CH”

March 28

AT&T donates $33,000 for PC training at gigabit Internet kickoff

AT&T's Foundation is making a $33,000 to a PC and Internet training program in Raleigh as part of the launch for ultra-fast Internet access known as the North Carolina Next Generation Network. The City of Raleigh's "Digital Connectors" program is receiving the money.

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Updated March 27

Ultra-fast Internet network coming first to Raleigh community center

The North Carolina Next Generation Network formally launches on Saturday at a community center in Raleigh. AT&T is building the network across the Triangle and parts of the Triad in partnership with several municipalities and four universities.

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March 20

Despite Bill Gates' warning, will world prepare for the next Ebola?

Bill Gates The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation took a major role in trying to find a vaccine to treat Ebola, even providing funding to Durham-based Chimerix. Now, Bill Gates is warning that the world must prepare for future epidemics. If we are smart, we will listen and learn from what's happened from an outbreak that has killed some 10,000 people.

March 16

North Carolina invests millions into big data research

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: This multi-million dollar investment by North Carolina and the UNC system will change the way businesses, government agencies and universities think about data and use data to solve problems in North Carolina.

February 26

Premium Lock UNC Kenan-Flager launches $250,000 social impact investment fund

UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School Students at the Kenan-Flagler Business School will soon have the opportunity to expand their venture capital experience by helping launch and manage a new $250,000 fund that will focus on socially responsible principles in investing.

Updated February 12

Premium Lock UNC team takes home top prize at Emerging Issues Forum

ExitEvent (Note: This story has been corrected.) Several university teams and one high school team took home $100,000 in prizes from an innovation contest put on by the Emerging Issues Forum. Top prize went to a team at Carolina.

February 6

Premium Lock UNC-CH is considering a ban on 'Yik Yak' chat app

Yik Yak The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is considering banning Yik Yak, a smartphone app that some say encourages hate speech, but other schools say free speech among students needs to be promoted.

Updated January 21

Premium Lock UNC launches $5M venture fund to boost startups, research

Golden egg hunt for investors The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is giving a funding boost to startup companies formed around research conducted at the school. The goal is to get UNC-based research commercialized.

Updated January 7

Premium Lock UNC No. 1, NCSU No. 9 in online MBA rankings

Internet     UNC-Chapel Hill's online Masters in Business Administration program ties for first place and North Carolina State places ninth in new rankings just out from US News & World Report.

Updated December 16, 2014

Premium Lock UNC struggles to meet unprecedented computer science demand

ExitEvent After experiencing unprecedented enrollment over the past several years, the computer science department at the University of North Carolina has been stretched to the limit, reports Aaron Scarboro for ExitEvent.

December 10, 2014

Premium Lock 12 Days of Broadband, Day 5: CeCTO program embraces changes in education technology

Day 5 On the fifth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we examine the vast changes seen in education technology and networking over the years and the role of the Certified Educational Chief Technology Officer in North Carolina schools.

Updated December 9, 2014

Premium Lock North Carolina is at forefront of fighting Ebola threat

Ebola North Carolina is on the forefront of preparation for a potential Ebola crisis as well as helping fight global outbreaks of the dreaded disease, said representatives from the state and national government, the Triangle health care profession, and Triangle private industry at Monday's Ebola Conference at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

Updated December 8, 2014

Premium Lock AT&T formally launching ultra-fast Internet in parts of Triangle

AT&T is formally announcing deployment of its ultra-fast Internet service known as GigaPower in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Winston-Salem today as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. Durham will be added later.

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Updated December 4, 2014

Premium Lock Fred Eshelman donates biggest ever individual gift to UNC: $100M

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Wednesday received its largest individual donation ever, a $100 million commitment to its Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Appropriately, it's coming from entrepreneur and pharmaceutical executive Fred Eshelman.

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December 1, 2014

Premium Lock Tis the season: UNC juniors make adopt-a-family easy online

ExitEvent Looking for an opportunity to give back? A team of UNC students have launched an online giving service for nonprofits and donors. Sarah Headley of WRAL TechWire news partner ExitEvent has the details.

November 21, 2014

Premium Lock Six media innovation projects built at UNC-CH

ExitEvent A variety of new projects that students believe can impact journalism were recently unveiled at UNC-Chapel Hill's Reese News Lab. Aaron Scarboro provides an overview for ExitEvent.

November 20, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Thursday: Next Glass, Uber, social scare at UNC, #RaleighYPN and parades Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

November 17, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Monday: Immigration, Raleigh, startups, #GEW and broadband Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

November 17, 2014

Premium Lock Looking ahead to Global Entrepreneurship Week at UNC

ExitEvent Once a year in 265 locations across the world, people from 140 countries come together to celebrate entrepreneurship. For the last two years, UNC has ranked as one of GEW's top university partners nationwide, a credit to the resources UNC-Chapel Hill has dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as the Triangle's collaborative startup community. So writes Aaron Scarboro at ExitEvent.

Updated November 14, 2014

Premium Lock Despite pause, AT&T to 'continue working' with NC Next Generation Network

North Carolina AT&T President Venessa Harrison says the company will "continue working" with the ultra-fast North Carolina Next Generation Network project even though the telecommunications giant has put a "pause" on fiber projects. NCNGN also reaffirms its commitment to AT&T.

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