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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Business & Innovation

Carolina West

For his Silicon Revolution class, professor James Leloudis tapped into a sprawling Tar Heel network in California’s Silicon Valley. ... Read More

Adams Apprenticeship trains high-performance entrepreneurs

The Adams Apprenticeship provides mentorship for Carolina’s top entrepreneurial students by connecting them with the University’s vast network of entrepreneur-minded funders, founders and executives. ... Read More

Stevens guided growth of business school for 22 years

In his 22 years of service, Massey Award winner Dave Stevens oversaw the construction of the Rizzo Center and the McColl Building and was also deeply involved in the expansion of several programs at Kenan-Flagler Business School. ... Read More

Design phase begins for Carolina Service

The University continues to make progress on Carolina Service, the initiative to create more efficient and effective ways of delivering services and sharing resources in the areas of human resources, finance, information technology, research administration and communications. ... Read More

Reimagining science education for visually impaired students

Feelin’ DNA aims to inspire the visually impaired community by providing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers with 3-D models so they can incorporate them into their classrooms. ... Read More

Shufords’ $18 million gift will transform entrepreneurship at UNC

An $18 million gift from three alumni siblings will more than double the size of Carolina’s nationally ranked undergraduate entrepreneurship program based in the College of Arts and Sciences. The gift from the Shuford family of Hickory is the largest single one-time gift by a living individual or family to the college. ... Read More

Allbritton receives Inventor of the Year award

Carolina recognized Nancy Allbritton, the Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of the joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carolina and North Carolina State University, with its Inventor of the Year award in recognition of decades of work turning her research into university-based startups. ... Read More

New report shows unprecedented growth in innovation impact

The number of innovations, entrepreneurs and ventures developed by Carolina – and the speed of their creation – is showing unprecedented growth, according to a new report by the Office of Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Judith Cone. ... Read More

‘Lightning’ talks to showcase Carolina faculty members’ improvement science work

In a daylong symposium on May 19, Carolina faculty members will give 40 “lightning” talks and interactive poster presentations about work directed toward challenges faced by residents across the state. ... Read More

Three receive honorary degrees at commencement

Three celebrated individuals received honorary degrees at Carolina’s Spring Commencement on May 14. Fred Eshelman, chairman of The Medicines Company (MDCO), and founder of Eshelman Ventures LLC, received a doctor of science degree. Eshelman has served on the executive committee of the Medical Foundation of North Carolina and the UNC Board of Governors. In 2008, […] ... Read More