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