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Posts tagged “Universities”

October 23

Premium Lock Three NC universities in Up to Us competition

Up to Us competition Up to Us, a nationwide campus competition that gives young leaders a voice on fiscal issues, begins its fourth year this week. The expanding non-partisan program includes student teams from 73 colleges and universities in 28 states across the country including three in North Carolina.

Updated October 20

Premium Lock American Underground sending the most startups to Silicon Valley tech campus

The participating Triangle startup execs posed for the photo on the rooftop patio of the American Underground@Main. They are (l to r):Tyler Sickel, Business Development MATI; Tatiana Birgisson, Founder & CEO MATI; Brandon Magsamen, CEO CrowdTunes; Deon McCormick, CEO ChopTix. The American Underground@Main is sending three startup founders to Silicon Valley, Nov. 2-6, for a special "exchange" program -- the most of any of the hubs participating from around the world.

Updated October 19

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.

Tags: Duke, UNC-CH
Updated October 15

Premium Lock Triangle woman wins Uber Sixth Star award

Lisa Schuerenberg won Uber Sixth Star award. A Triangle woman has racked up the highest rating for a female Uber partner on the East Coast, winning the ride-sharing company's highest honor, The Sixth Star.

Tags: People, Duke
October 13

Premium Lock New digital search tool will help humanities scholars

Tim Stinson (left) demonstrates BigDIVA's functional interface in the visualization lab at Hunt Library on NC State's campus. Photo credit: Nash Dunn Digital humanities scholars from NC State University and Texas A&M University are launching a new tool that will help researchers sift through hundreds of thousands of archives and articles and images and display results in infographic formats. The new tool, called BigDIVA, will be formally unveiled later this month.

Tags: NCSU
Updated October 12

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 8

Premium Lock NC State engineers working on 'Jetsons-style' personal rapid transit system

Students at North Carolina State University are accustomed to dealing with long trips between buildings - the bus trip from Hunt Library, on Centennial Campus, and D.H. Hill Library, on main campus, can take up to 20 minutes. A research team at the college is busy working on a futuristic way to move thousands of people a day along that route in just a few minutes.

Tags: NCSU, Startups
Updated October 8

Premium Lock Can we resolve our NC tax issues?

Mike Walden Taxes are always part of discussions about government and public policy, and taxes were clearly a hot topic in the recent session of the North Carolina General Assembly. Debates occurred about taxing services, lowering income tax rates, implementing incentives for business and energy expenditures, and dividing public revenues between urban and rural counties. Legislation was passed for some of these items, but economist Mike Walden says there will be more discussion and debate in future sessions.

Updated October 8

Premium Lock Pappas, Wake Forest Baptist team on $15M fund; Chimerix gets early drug results; Square 1 Bank now PacWest division

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Pappas teams with Wake Forest Baptist for $15M fund; Chimerix gets early results on antiviral drug; Square 1 Bank now a Pacific Western division.

October 7

Premium Lock Zebrafish Reveals Infection's Sci-Fi-Worthy Creep Into the Brain

Menningitis imaged Scientists at Duke Medicine are using transparent fish to watch in real time as Cryptococcal meningitis takes over the brain. The resulting images are worthy of a sci-fi movie teaser, but could be valuable in disrupting the real, crippling brain infection that kills more than 600,000 people worldwide each year.

Updated October 7

Premium Lock NCSU job fair today; Facebook building 3rd data center in NC, Cisco RTP healthcenter; GE HQ move

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Job fair today at NC State's McKimmon Center; Facebook building third $200M data center in NC; Cisco opening RTP healthcenter for employees, NC on shortlist for GE HQ?

Updated October 6

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.

Updated October 6

Premium Lock Two dozen employers featured at Come Tech Out Job Fair

Two dozen employers coming to job fair The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), along with community partners, Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) and Work in the Triangle, will host the next COME TECH OUT the Triangle Job Fair on October 8, 2015 from 8:30 am - 1:00pm at NC State's McKimmon Conference & Training Center in Raleigh. Two dozen employers have thousands of positions open. The Job Fair is free to attend for job seekers.

October 6

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

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

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.

September 30

Premium Lock Betaversity may apppear on SyFy reality show

Betaversity's "Betabox" trailer is a mobile lab. Raleigh-based Betaversity has emailed its clients inviting theem to participate in its BetaBox pilot episode for a SyFy reality show. It's in early stages and not yet a sure thing.

September 30

Premium Lock NC economic index declines, continuing mild downward trend

Mike Walden The North Carolina State Index, a forecast of the economy's direction four to six months ahead, declined by a modest 0.4% in August, continuing a downward trend that began in mid-2014. However, the reduction in the Index should be characterized as an "easing" rather than a "tumble", suggesting no near term threat of an recession.

September 29

Premium Lock Researchers disguise drugs to fight cancer

Coated platelet Researchers have for the first time developed a technique that coats anticancer drugs in membranes made from a patient's own platelets, allowing the drugs to last longer in the body and attack both primary cancer tumors and the circulating tumor cells that can cause a cancer to metastasize. The work was tested successfully in an animal model.

Updated September 28

Premium Lock Algorithm lets powered prosthetics tune themselves

Photo courtesy of NCSU When amputees receive powered prosthetic legs, the power of the prosthetic limbs needs to be tuned by a prosthetics expert so that a patient can move normally - but the prosthetic often needs repeated re-tuning. Biomedical engineering researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have now developed software that allows powered prosthetics to tune themselves automatically, making the devices more functionally useful and lowering the costs associated with powered prosthetic use.

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