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N.C. Clean Tech Summit set for Feb. 19-20

NC Clean Tech SummitUNC-Chapel Hill will host its second annual N.C. Clean Tech Summit Feb. 19-20, featuring a panel discussion with industry leaders – CEOs Lynn Good of Duke Energy, and Thomas Fanning of Southern Company.  The Summit will highlight the latest innovations, trends and challenges and examine North Carolina’s central role in the growing clean technology industry. Hosted by UNC’s Institute for the Environment and the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, the summit will focus on three themes: the military and renewable energy; smart cities and sustainable communities; and the future of electricity in the Southeast. Read More...

Gen. Martin Dempsey to Speak Feb. 6

Gen Martin DempseyGen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, will speak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Feb. 6 in the Genome Sciences Building, room 100, at 5:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public on a general admission basis. Members of the media are permitted to attend the event, but must arrive by 5:00 p.m. to have their equipment cleared by security.

Dempsey is the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, serving as principal military adviser to the president, the secretary of defense and the National Security Council. During his 40 years in the U.S. Army, he has served during times of war and peace at every level, from platoon leader to combatant commander. Read More...

Carolina Research Venture Fund to Support UNC-Chapel Hill Startups

Old-well-triplett-440x300The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees announced Wednesday the formation of the Carolina Research Venture Fund, a fund to help University startup companies overcome funding gaps, accelerate growth and more quickly bring Carolina’s best-in-class research to real-world application. Read More...

Ignatius to Discuss Foreign Affairs at Kenan Weatherspoon Lecture

PH/STAFFAward-winning Washington Post columnist and best-selling novelist David Ignatius will deliver the annual Weatherspoon Lecture at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School on Jan. 29. Ignatius – who has covered the Middle East and the CIA for more than 25 years – will discuss “Foreign Affairs – How to Fix the World.” Also an associate editor for The Washington Post, Ignatius has had a distinguished and wide-ranging career in the news business. He has served as a reporter, foreign correspondent, editor and columnist. During his journalism career, he has covered almost every Washington beat from the Pentagon to Capitol Hill. Read More...

Three Professors Honored for Service

GAAFSA2015Acclaimed researchers Myron Cohen, Bland Simpson, and Jo Anne Earp -- all experts at the top of their respective fields in HIV/AIDS and public health -- were honored Jan. 16 with the General Alumni Association’s Faculty Service Award at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Image courtesy of UNCGAA Read More...

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