RENCI, Duke, HASTAC sponsor new media conference

Graduate students interested in new media technologies and their impact on art, culture, science, commerce and the environment will convene on the Duke University campus June 7 and 8 to discuss the latest research in the field and new uses for technology in scholarship. Read more

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Reed to co-chair PCAST networking and IT subcommittee

RENCI Director Daniel A. Reed will serve as co-chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) subcommittee on Networking and Information Technology. The group will examine U.S. global IT competitiveness as well as social, economic and workforce issues. It also will take an in-depth look at the work of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program, the multi-agency federal IT R&D effort. Read more

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Reed to present keynote at IBM University Day

RENCI director Dan Reed will kick off IBM’s annual University Day with a talk on the role of computing in innovative research, education and economic development efforts. IBM University Day, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 26, is an opportunity for the Triangle area academic community to showcase what it offers to industry. For students, it offers the chance to meet with prospective employers in the IBM Research Triangle Park development community. Representatives from all IBM divisions will be on hand, as will staff from corporate and local IBM university relations programs that support joint research or recruit students. Read more

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RENCI adds disaster mitigation, networking experts

A scientist with expertise in environmental issues and disaster mitigation and response and a senior network engineer are the newest additions to the senior staff at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), a multidisciplinary institute affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke and North Carolina State universities. Read more

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Reed to be honored as outstanding UMR alum

RENCI Director Daniel A. Reed will be inducted into the Academy of Computer Science at the University of Missouri-Rolla, the academy announced recently. The academy honors  alumni of the UMR computer science department with 20 or more years of experience in the field for their outstanding leadership abilities, contributions to the profession and involvement with UMR students and faculty. The academy also serves as an advisory group to the computer science department. Read more

TeraGrid partners map the future of nation’s largest grid project

Partners in the National Science Foundation’s TeraGrid project held their quarterly meeting in Chapel Hill, NC,  March 13 – 15, where they discussed the impact of TeraGrid resources and infrastructure on scientific discovery and strategized on ways to involve the broader research community in the TeraGrid.   Read more

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RENCI’s Dan Reed named to presidential council of advisors

Daniel A. Reed, director of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), Chancellor’s Eminent Professor and Vice-Chancellor for Information Technology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be appointed to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) the White House announced this week. Read more

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Visual pioneer speaks on art, science and technology

Science, technology, and art are not different realms with nothing in common, says Professor Donna J. Cox, a pioneer in visualizing scientific information. Rather, artists can compliment the work of scientists by giving them new ways to look at their data and technology can be the glue that helps brings together scientific researchers and visual artists. Read more

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RENCI teams with Carolina medical researchers to develop better bioinformatics tools

Scientists studying the genetic changes in skin tissue linked to a life-threatening skin cancer, or melanoma, will soon have new analysis tools and more research data at their fingertips thanks to a collaboration with the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), a multidisciplinary institute affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke and North Carolina State universities. Read more

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RENCI’s Blatecky lauded for outstanding service

RENCI Deputy Director Alan Blatecky was named 2005 Employee of the Year by Tony Waldrop, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The award is presented to the year’s most outstanding employee in the UNC Research and Economic Division. Read more

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