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Posts tagged “UNC-CH”

November 6, 2015

Premium Lock UNC-Chapel Hill's RENCI and Georgia Tech to lead big data effort to solve social issues in American South

RENCI logo RENCI and Georgia Tech to partner and co-direct $10 million initiative to apply big data analysis to address and solve social issues in the American South.

October 23, 2015

Premium Lock Spellings to head UNC system, Biomedical scholars named, Charlotte, Raleigh 2,3 in Metro wage disparity

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: UNC names former Secretary of Education to head university system; UNC School of Medicine researcher get Biomedical Scholars Award; Raleigh wage inequality third in the nation. Charlotte landed at number 2. Atlanta is at Number 10.

Updated October 19, 2015

Premium Lock UNC-CH first on list of top grad programs for business & management

University graduate program rankings The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the top overall graduate school for business and management, according to, which has released its fall 2015 rankings and UNC-CH was cited for three other programs. Duke University ranked first in three categories.

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Updated October 12, 2015

Premium Lock Launch Chapel Hill racks up impressive numbers

launch Chapel Hill Just two blocks off the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, Launch Chapel Hill serves as the unofficial headquarters for startup activity in Chapel Hill and Orange County. Results since its January 2013 launch include" 49 startups, 94 jobs, and $3.7 million in funding. Out partner site Exit Event provides a closer look at the accelerator.

Updated October 6, 2015

Premium Lock UNC-CH physicists worked with Nobel Prize winner

UNC-CH Physicist John Wilkerson working on neutrino experiment at a former gold mine in South Dakota. Canadian scientist Arthur B. McDonald, one of two scientists awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics, led a research project that included physicists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

October 6, 2015

Premium Lock UNC-Chapel Hill Innovation Summit set for Friday

UNC-CH The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has invited entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other thought leaders to help advance innovative solutions to local and global challenges at "Outside In: 2015 Chancellor's Innovation Summit" on Friday, Oct. 9.

October 2, 2015

Premium Lock UNC researcher teams with California firm to develop HPV test

Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque, DDS, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and a professor in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC School of Dentistry. A UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher is working to fight a growing type of head and neck cancer by partnering with a California company to develop a rapid oral test for HPV, a virus linked to cancer.

October 2, 2015

Premium Lock UNC-CH chemistry professor wins $250K award

Joseph DeSimone Joseph M. DeSimone, chancellor's eminent professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named the recipient of the inaugural $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine. He won for his invention and use of PRINT, a breakthrough technology that has been used to make advances toward the development of new cancer treatments, inhalable therapeutics and next generation vaccines for malaria, pneumonia and dengue.

Updated September 21, 2015

Premium Lock Best online management programs ranked

UNC Online business education and career guide Top Management Degrees has published a meta-ranking of the 50 best online MBA programs (hThe University of North Carolina at Chael Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School was the highest ranked NC school, coming in at number 11. Online Schools Center offers a separate listing of best online MBA programs.

September 14, 2015

Premium Lock Grant funds 4 nanotech cancer projects at UNC

Lineberger Center University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers received an $11.3 million, five-year grant to conduct multiple studies exploring the use of tiny nanoparticles to create cancer vaccines and improve cancer drug delivery and responses.

Updated September 9, 2015

Premium Lock With $4M in funding, new UNC center to explore digital media models for local news

Working at Reese News Lab  The Knight Foundation and the UNC School of Media and Journalism are teaming up for a $4 million effort to seek new digital media ideas for local news sites deal with "digital disruption."

Updated September 9, 2015

Premium Lock UNC wants NSF 'Big Data Hub;' virtual reality device is $15K; Yahoo's $23B snag; Mylan's $27B offer for Perrigo; Netflix expanding

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: UNC's RENCI computing and data center wants a NSF "Big Data Hub;" virtual reality filming device to sell for $15,000; Yahoo's $23 billion Alibaba deal faces big tax hurdle; Mylan bids for Perrigo; and Netflix plans Asia expansion.

August 31, 2015

Premium Lock A nano first: NCSU researchers use nanoscale vehicle to deliver gene-editing tool

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have for the first time created and used a nanoscale vehicle made of DNA to deliver a gene-editing tool into cells in both cell culture and an animal model.

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August 19, 2015

Premium Lock NCSU-UNC researcher cracks prestigious MIT Tech Review "under 35' list

What do Mark Zukcerberg, Sergey Brin, Larry Page and Zhen Gu have in common? Zhen Gu, a researcher at N.C. State and UNC-Chapel Hill sine 2012, is one of the select few named to the prestigious MIT Tech Review's "35 Innovators Under 35" list.

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Updated August 13, 2015

Premium Lock RTP's G1 Therapeutics begins clinical trials of chemoprotectant in lung cancer patients

G1 Therapeutics, a Research Triangle Park clinical-stage oncology company backed by Fred Eshelman, has begun two clinical trials of a new therapy aimed at protecting the bone marrow and immune systems of patients undergoing chemotherapy for small-cell lung cancer.

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August 4, 2015

Premium Lock UNC launches $2M Technology Commercialization Carolina for inventors, statups

Inventors, innovators, entrepreneurs and startups have a new resource from which to draw a variety of support, including funding. It's the Technology Commercialization Center at UNC, launching with $2.2 million in funding.

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Updated July 27, 2015

Premium Lock Facebook can have a positive or negative effect on womens' body image

Stephanie Zerwas, PH.D, assistant professor of psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine College women who are more emotionally invested in Facebook and have lots of Facebook friends are less concerned with body size and shape and less likely to engage in risky dieting behaviors. But that's only if they aren't using Facebook to compare their bodies to their friends' bodies, according to the authors of a surprising new study at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

July 23, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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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