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Posts tagged “UNC-CH”

July 23

Premium Lock UNC Reese News Lab wins grant to track campaign speech

A group made up of students and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will receive a $150,000 grant to develop a project to help track political speeches on the campaign trail.

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July 21

Premium Lock Seven startups to join Launch Chapel Hill accelerator

Launch Chapel Hill In just 2 1/2 years of operation the Launch Chapel Hill startup accelerator has helped 42 companies get rolling. Seven more have been selected for the sixth-month program.

Updated July 17

Premium Lock Arcato Labs raising funds through direct solicitation

Arcato Labs, a Durham startup, is taking a new route raising growth capital to commercialize a product that reduces the discomfort of braces. It plans to raise $1 million to $1.5 million through new rules allowing the public solicitation of investors.

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July 17

Premium Lock Universities, AT&T to identify community high speed broadband opportunities

AT&T's U-Verse AT&T, the North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) and four prestigious North Carolina colleges and universities plan to create a community enablement panel to identify new opportunities when broadband becomes available. The move follows AT&T's launch of U-verse with its GigaPower high speed Internet service in the region, which debuts in Durham on Monday (July 20).

July 15

Premium Lock Duke, UNC-CH make top 50 in U.S. utility patents

UNC-CH Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked among the top 50 universities for the number of utility patents issued in 2014, according to the report on the top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents. UNC-CH ranked 46 and Duke 47. Wake Forest made the top 100 list at 93.

July 14

Premium Lock UNC-Chapel Hill lands NIH grant for nanotechnology training

Lineberger A federal grant will fund a new post doctorate training program in cancer nanotechnology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The National Institute of Health grant of $1.8 million creates a postdoctoral training program within the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy's Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery.

Updated July 6

Premium Lock Large CFO signatures a warning sign?

Robert H. Smith School of Business Now here's an unusual research finding: chief financial officers who pen large signatures on corporate financial statements are "More willing to exploit others and bend the truth in their favor." So says a working paper from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business co-authored by two University of North Carolina professors.

June 8

Premium Lock UNC entrepreneurship head calls apprentice program a 'game changer'

ExitEvent A new UNC mentoring program pairs student and alumni entrepreneurs for career-long relationships, reports Aaron Scarboro for ExitEvent.

Updated May 15

Premium Lock NC Venture Lab among 8 Kenan Collaboratory projects landing grants

Innovation A "North Carolina Venture Lab'" focusing on entrepreneurial education is one of eight projects receiving grants of as much as $93,000 through the new Kenan Creative Collaboratory across four North Carolina institutions.

May 13

Premium Lock Princeton Review Online MBA list ranks UNC No. 1, NCSU No. 20

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School logo UNC-Chapel Hill's online MBA program ranks No. 1 on the Princeton Review's Top 25 list. NCSU comes in at No. 20. It's the second No. 1 ranking for the Kenan-Flagler program this year.

Updated May 11

Premium Lock GSK, UNC-Chapel Hill form company to seek HIV cure

Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline is teaming up with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in an attempt to find a cure for AIDS. The two will form a new company called Qura Therapeutics and will launch an "HIV Cure Center" in Chapel Hill. GSK is committing $20 million over the next five years to fund the project.

May 7

Premium Lock Chapel Hill startup Spyryx Biosciences lands $18M in venture funding

Lung disease A $50,000 startup loan from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center has helped a young Chapel Hill pharmaceutical developer, Spyryx Biosciences, secure an $18 million Series A investment from a venture capital syndicate.

April 20

Premium Lock UNC tops business graduate program ranking

UNC The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tops the list of overall business & management graduate programs in the United States, according to the annual Spring Graduate Program Rankings based on student rankings and reviews on

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April 17

Premium Lock Making NC a center of sport business: A Basketball Analytics Summit preview

UNC's annual event paves the way for a center of sports business and analytics in the Triangle, reports ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.

March 28

Premium Lock 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.


Updated March 27

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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.

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