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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.
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.
#WTWTrends for Thursday: Next Glass, Uber, social scare at UNC, #RaleighYPN and parades 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.
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.
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.
Duke No. 1, UNC 12, NCSU 54 in MBA ranking; Yahoo's $640M buy; AT&T drops 4G in-flight 4G; Cisco earnings due; Microsoft drops Nokia name
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Duke rules the roost in MBA rankings but UNC and NCSU rise, too; Yahoo buys BrightRoll for $640M; AT&T drops plans for in-flight 4G; Cisco earnings are due today; and Microsoft drops Nokia name from phones.
#WTWTrends for Wednesday: Tech Out, Building Q, Venture Atlanta, #UNCReport, TwitterFlight 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 Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.
Dr. Joseph DeSimone's academic resume just keeps getting more impressive. So, too, does his entrepreneurial record. In an exclusive Q&A, the inventor-entrepreneur-academic talks about his new 3D printing technology venture in Silicon Valley and Monday's announcement that he is now part of the Institute of Medicine as well as academia's other big two (Engineering, Sciences). As DeSimone signs every email: "La vita e bella."
Dr. Joseph DeSimone, the serial entrepreneur and world-class researcher at NCSU and UNC-Chapel Hill, is launching a new 3D printing venture in Silicon Valley. But he also keeps adding honors, the newest one being election to the Institute of Medicine.
Local Emmy-winning journalist turned professor, Steven King, was the first call of friend and former colleague Ken Harper of the Newhouse Center for Global Engagement at Syracuse University. Harper was asked by a colleague in Liberia to design a tool to combat the deadly disease's spread. King, a professor at UNC, responded with a website visualizing Ebola-related data. ExitEvent's Amy Huffman has the details.
President Obama's BRAIN Initiative - Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies - second year kickoff includes three RTP connections: Funding from GlaxoSmithKline and research grants for teams at UNC-Chapel Hill as well as Duke.
A team of students and volunteers led by a UNC journalism professor is rendering aid to Liberia in that country's fight against Ebola with a new website designed to better coordinate the battle.
Liquidia, itself spun out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004 by superstar scientists Joe DeSimone and Ed Samulski, has "re-spun" its second new pharmaceutical company, this one to specifically target yet-undisclosed "oral health conditions."
Laura Baverman, editor of ExitEvent, covered the Coastal Connect conference in Wilmington on Thursday and offers this report about UNC Professor Ted Zoller's expert view on how to build a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The Rave Guardian Campus Safety App, an initiative between the school's student affairs and public safety departments, allows users to create an online safety network where they can check in with family, friends and UNC police officers.
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